Geelong Thursday Evening Park Street Orienteering

For fitness and fun

Everyone is welcome

Enjoy an evening stroll or a more strenuous challenge.  Walk, jog or run – be as competitive or as casual as you like while getting to know your parklands and suburbs.

Courses for runners and walkers.
Are you looking for new training options or just a fun way to exercise?
Park Street Orienteering caters for all.

Enquiries: Alan, 0427 777 061 or email [email protected]

The Geelong Series uses the MapRun smartphone app.  Download the app, and bring your iPhone or android (or borrow one from the organisers).  Instructions available at the events.

Thursday Evening Events in Geelong

Summer Series November to February; Winter Series June to July

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Event Report – Geelong West Odds and Evens

How hard can it be ?? Start on either odd or even, then at a time of your choosing swap to the alternative by navigating to 2 consecutive controls of the same type. Don’t worry if it beeps as you go past a control that is not of the sequence that you are looking for. It wont matter UNLESS you then pass another control of the same sequence, then the system assumes that you have chosen to swap. Are you still with me ??

I ran off confidently with a clear plan in mind. Midway through with a lapse of concentration I forgot if I was odd, even or upside down. Fortunately I could laugh at myself  just as much as everyone else, so all in all the event was a rip roaring success !!

Concentration was not an issue for Tony McR and Toby C in A grade, and Andrew T was forgiven his 3rd placing following a great 2nd placing in his A grade age group at the Championships. Lee W tapped out another fine effort in B grade, followed by Helen and Ed S. Jenny C had probably her best run for the series, sweeping the course within the 45 minute timeline to be 1st in C grade from Angus S. In D grade, Fiona F led in Sarah and Dom C. In the walking Sue T and Bernard K continued their series long battle, followed by Kim J, Nicole B, Linden Y and Lynda McM.

This brings us to end of another series.The overall winner in the walking came down to the last event with Sue T edging out Bernard K. We can look forward to this rivalry continuing into the next series !! We had no participants completing the minimum necessary 6 events in D grade. In C grade Angus S enjoyed success in his first season of street orienteering, with no women meeting the eligibility requirements. Zoe F and Helen S were joint female winners in B grade, with Lee W the best of the males. Tony McR had a fine series in A grade. We had no female runners qualify. Don F, Tom F, Peter B and myself were brave enough (foolish enough !!) to attend all 10 events which included torrential rain and extreme heat. Well done to all !!

Another year over, a new one just begun ?? Not quite but it will be only a few short months before the winter series begins. In a change from previous years, the winter series will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7pm. I’ve had offers of course setting but do still have events to cover. If you can help in any way please get back to me.

In closing we must thank all of the volunteers that ensure that your StreetO experience is rewarding – Linden Y with cake and fruit, Toby C scoring and Facebook page, Sofie vG as the money lady, MapRun manager and graphic designer, course setters – Hayley O, John G, Heather L, Luke H, Sofie vG, Peter B and all of you that participate.

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