Wednesday Eastern Series

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Tunstall Junction

Friday, 19 December 2014

It was a great turnout to Tunstall Junction, a map which straddles the Eastern Freeway in Nunawading.  The first decision is always north or south of the freeway? The flatter south was favoured by people on the shorter courses, but Bernie didn't make the decisions easy for anyone.  A welcome bonus was the chilled choccies being handed out by special guest Sant-O-Claus.

In a first for this summer, Andrew H beat Bruce back on A course. They were followed by Peter H, Sam, and Bryan.  There was another surprise on B with Aidan pushing Lanita into second. Tim, Martin and Carolyn were next best.  In a good night for the family, Oliver and Darryl were the quickest on C course ahead of Janine, Reg and Robyn.  On D, Asha came in ahead of Torren, Mason, Tony and Peter G.  Noel won E course from Sophie and SantO (who was weighed down by chocolate treats at the start, but sped up as he made his distribution to random orienteers - all of whom have been very very good!)  On PW it was very close, with Len pipping Ron by a point, and Mark pipping Helen by a point.

Week 9 was quite stable overall. The only change in any A division was in A3 where Arthur moved up to third.  On B1, Peter M, Stephen and Lanita all moved up a place, but there were no other changes.  Darryl moved into second place on C1 between Janine and David, and Prue and Libby switched places on C3.  There was a change on D1 where Mason took the overall lead but is only one point clear of Torren, with Pete now third; no changes on D2 or E.

Things have switched around on PW1 with Mark now out in front, and Ron and Len tied for second.  On PW2, Sandy moved into second spot. Ian and Lauris both moved up a place on PW3, and there were no changes on PW4 or PW5.

As we move into the Christmas-New Year period, and with a number of people down in Tassie for Oceania, opportunities will open up, so make sure you keep coming along to take advantage!

Next week's event at Mitcham will have a special theme for you to enjoy on Christmas Eve.  A good hard run or walk is exactly what you need before the indulgences of the big day!


Recent Eastern Series News
Tunstall Junction Friday, 19 December 2014
Mont Eagle Friday, 12 December 2014
Waverley Woods Thursday, 4 December 2014
Blackburn North Friday, 28 November 2014
Highbury Hill Thursday, 20 November 2014
Mullum Mullum Thursday, 13 November 2014
Forest Chase Friday, 7 November 2014
Kerrimuir Thursday, 30 October 2014
Gardiners Bend Thursday, 23 October 2014
Tunstall Junction Sunday, 19 October 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 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).

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.

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

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