Wednesday Eastern Series

Welcome to the Wednesday Eastern Series - Park and Street orienteering in Melbourne's east all year round.

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Hilly Heidelberg

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Starting at the pointy Rosanna end of the map meant the biggest hills weren't immediately apparent, but they certainly came into play once we headed south and into the middle sections.  Tina set one of those courses that flowed nicely and dangled plenty of high pointers within reach. The question was how far afield could you safely go.  The other question was, did you allow enough time to get both 7 AND 8 at the end? Many people were lured out east by the points value, leaving the two lower scoring, but oh-so-close, controls until their return - then finding out their time was short.

Half the A course field were able to visit all 20 controls.  Paul was first to return, followed by Simon, Tim, Ted and Geoff.  Bruce came close on B course with 68 points, ahead of Andrew and Peter.  Ian had an easy victory on C course with 59 points, but the placings were hotly contested, with Ewen and Penny able to hold off Jenny, Peter K and Graham (lovely to have Penny pay us a visit!).  Steven outscored the other PWs with 66 points, ahead of Barry, Ron, Ros and Mark.

While it's very early days in the overall contest, our leaders are Simon, Ted and Ian on A course, Peter, Dennis and Suzy on B course, Ian, Ewen and Peter K on C, and Steven, Len and Mark on PW.  We're only two weeks into a 15 week series, and your best 8 scores are counted for your final result.

Join us next Wednesday at Bennettswood.
Recent Eastern Series News
Hilly Heidelberg Sunday, 20 July 2014
Koonung Heights Saturday, 12 July 2014
Mitcham Friday, 4 July 2014
Ashwood North Saturday, 28 June 2014
Heaney Park Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Bayswater Friday, 13 June 2014
Boulderdash Monday, 9 June 2014
Glen Iris Saturday, 31 May 2014
Notting Hill Saturday, 24 May 2014
Templestowe Heights Friday, 16 May 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 3 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, 50 mins or 40 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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