Wednesday Eastern Series

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Camberwell

Friday, 27 March 2015

The first event of the Autumn Classic series was held mostly in daylight, though torches were needed if you were returning after about 7:50.  Tina gave us plenty to think about, with a tricky cluster around the start, and enough length for those who like to get their money's worth, without needing to place controls west of the railway line.  Only the top 8 A course runners managed to score a full complement of 70 points, with Andrew returning first, followed by Simon, Paul, Colin and Warwick.  

This year, B course is 45 minutes instead of 50, having been merged with C course to provide more competition.  With over 30 people on the new course, the merge has already proved popular.  However looking at the number of people who copped late penalties, some time management skills might be required!  Tim took the honours with 63 points, nudging out Ian on 60.  They were followed by Andrew and Matt on 57, and Steven on 55.

Meanwhile the Power Walkers resumed battle, and I note some late finishers there as well - but no excuses, as their return time remains 8:05.  Mark notched up his first win with 56 points, ahead of Ron on 52, then Lauris, Brett and Len on 50.

So already it looks like we're in for another 15 week series of close contests and nailbiting finishes.  If you're planning to be a regular part of it, you should purchase a season ticket.  Not only will you save heaps (up to $48 per 30-week series), but you won't have to scrounge around for those gold coins each week.  We'll be selling them for the next two weeks, so look out for the big yellow sign at next Wednesday's event, which is at Camelot Rise in Vermont South.  See you there!
Recent Eastern Series News
Camberwell Friday, 27 March 2015
Trinity Triangle Friday, 13 March 2015
Canterbury Trails Thursday, 5 March 2015
Wattle Park Friday, 27 February 2015
Heyington Heights Thursday, 19 February 2015
Nortons Park Friday, 13 February 2015
Blackburn Creeklands Thursday, 5 February 2015
Colchester Thursday, 29 January 2015
Valley Reserve Friday, 23 January 2015
Mitcham Friday, 26 December 2014

Eastern Series Information

About this series:

Where: Eastern suburbs of Melbourne

When: 7:00pm Wednesdays; all year round

Cost:  $4 per event for adults, $2 for juniors (under 21)

What to bring: jogging/walking shoes and comfortable, light coloured clothing.  Bring a watch, a drink, and a torch for winter events (late March-mid October).

Please arrive 20-30 minutes early. This will provide time to help you register for the event and explain how to take part.

Groups (schools, scouts, sports or social) are extremely welcome, but please contact us at least a week prior to the event so we can ensure enough maps are printed.

In winter, there are 2 courses for runners.  These are Score format, where you visit as many controls as you can in the allocated time, with the aim of earning as many points as possible.  Times are 60 mins or 45 mins.  There is also a 60 min Score course for Power Walkers.

In summer, there are 5 runners courses ranging from 2.5-10 km, and a 60 minute power walkers' course.  For runners the format is Scatter (visit a designated number of controls in any order, first back wins), and for power walkers the format is Score format (visit as many controls as you can in the allocated time).

Enquiries: Ian Dodd, tel 9878 9168 or 0419 316 843, or email

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