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I Do Love to Be Beside the Seaside at Beaumaris

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

A gentle breeze brought a salty aroma to our nostrils. A new start location in Black Rock gave us all a good look at the water and gave us the opportunity to climb the only contour on the map.  Course setter Andrew gave us plenty of opportunities to soak up the seaside atmosphere with a line of 5 controls on Beach Road, the rest being scattered inland in what proved a tricky configuration. People who have been on this map before, or who are good at geometry, will remember that doing one side of the triangle is always advantageous.  

Our winners were Andrew, Ian and Ted on A course; Ian, (just ahead of) Jay, and Damian on B;  Jenny, Stuart and Petr on C; Denise, Robert and me on D; and Michael (63 points), Dave (60 points) and Helen and Michael (both 55 points) on PW.  

Overall, there are only 7 scoring events left, so you need to have done 4 or more by now.  A1 is starting to settle now with Andrew in an unbeatable position. Ian has a small lead of 5 points over Steve.  None of the A2 contenders were there so no change with Ian having a good lead over Geoff and Rick.  Andrew leads B from Lauris and Mark, while Jay is about to move into top position.  Ian also has an unassailable lead on C1, Jenny is second and Tony third.  Stuart leads C2 from Murray and Greg, with Margi only 2 points out of the top three.  I'm hanging on to the D course lead with Rob and Ray snapping at my heels; Denise has 5 wins from 5 starts so she is a major threat if she makes it to 11 events.

PW1 is a very close call between Dave and Michael, separated by only 2 point, while Helen looks pretty comfortable in third.  Allan leads PW2 by a good margin, with Michael and Gwennyth just 1 point apart, but Bernie S and Annie will both move up next week.  Ian S is way out in front on PW3 with Suzanne second and Pat third.

The next event is at Yarraman, a map being used for only the second time so it will be unfamiliar to most of us.  Please park along one side of Pyke Street as directed.

 

Recent Eastern Series News
I Do Love to Be Beside the Seaside at Beaumaris Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Blackburn South Saturday, 14 January 2017
Mooroolbark Saturday, 7 January 2017
Colchester Saturday, 31 December 2016
Mullauna Friday, 23 December 2016
Blind Creek Saturday, 10 December 2016
Mont Albert Saturday, 3 December 2016
Ringwood Wilds Sunday, 13 November 2016
Forest Chase Sunday, 6 November 2016
Highbury Hill Sunday, 30 October 2016

Eastern Series Information

About this series:

Where: Eastern suburbs of Melbourne

When: 7:00pm Wednesdays; all year round

Cost:  $5 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 0419 316 843, or email

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