Wednesday Eastern Series

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Saturday, 1 August 2015

A reconfiguration of the traditional Bennettswood map gave quite a new perspective.  Only the brave headed north as this involved a long run all the way up to Canterbury Road and a long loop back again before hitting the southern section.  However the closer northern controls were a nice add-on at the end if you had a few minutes to spare. First back on A course was Alex, notching up his first win for the series.  Next were Paul, Bryan, Warwick and Colin.  On B course, Oliver and Aidan were the highest scorers with 63 points each, followed by Ian and Steven on 60, and Peter D on 56.  In PW, the win went to The Girls on 60 points, ahead of Andrew, Helen, Ron and Adam.

Bryan, Warwick and Bruce now head A1, while on A2, Greg is now 2 points in front of Rick. Peter M has moved into third while just below, Roger and Dave are tied for fourth.  Mark, Ian and Rob still lead A3.  Phil and Suzanne lead A4 with Lauren now third.  Ian has nudged just ahead of Steven on B1 with Peter D third, while Reg, Graham and Peter M continue to hold the placings on B2.  No change either on B3 for me, David and Pierre.  

There's a shakeup on PW1 where The Girls now lead by a point from Mark, with Lauris now third.  Helen, Lyn G and Bernie still head A2.  Gwennyth and The Newtons have overhauled the other Lyn G on PW3, and Lara and Gerard lead Tina and Keith on PW4.

Join us next Wednesday at Bayswater.
Recent Eastern Series News
Bennettswood Saturday, 1 August 2015
Glen Iris Friday, 24 July 2015
Wheelers Hill - Vortex of Doom Pushes out Antarctic Vortex Friday, 17 July 2015
Rowville Lakes Friday, 10 July 2015
Bellfield Friday, 3 July 2015
Wattle View Saturday, 27 June 2015
Glenferrie Saturday, 20 June 2015
Mont Albert Friday, 12 June 2015
Blackburn South Friday, 5 June 2015
Cathies Corner Saturday, 30 May 2015

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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