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 June - August 2019 Check For Events Geelong Winter Series Check your result Event Report – Geelong West Blink and you’d miss it – yes, the 2019 Geelong winter series is done and dusted. Last Thursday’s event from Western Park, Geelong West saw a strong contingent of participants taking on the challenge set by Luke H. All walked away with a smile. In A grade, 3 runners cleared the course with Tony McR having the faster leg speed over Toby C and Sam V. Ed and Helen S continued their dominance in B grade, with Zoe F enjoying her run. Steve O’C ensured that his drive down the highway was well rewarded with another first in C grade, while Glenn M and Sofie vG went their separate ways to come in next.We haven’t seen a lot of Andrew T in this series but for each time that he has been able to attend he has put in a blinder. His 63 points made him a clear leader in the walking over Linden Y and Michael H (both on 44 pts) who were in turn ahead of Jenita S and Allison B (42 pts). Participation is the main aim of the game in Geelong StreetO but we do also like to recognise series winners. A minimum of 4 events in a given grade was the eligibility criteria. This gave us winners as follows – A grade, Tony McR and Lisa P; B grade, Ed and Helen S; C grade, Steve O’C and Hayley O; and in the walking it was Linden Y and Tom F. Well done all !! Toby C, Don F, Hayley O, Tom F, Sofie vG and Glenn M attended all 6 events (did I miss anyone ??) with Sofie vG and Toby C doing an excellent co-ordinating role. We’ve averaged just under 30 participants per event – telling us that there is easily enough interest to keep offering a winter series. Thank you to all that have helped in any way – maybe this was just by chatting to others or helping a newcomer or by setting a course. Your input helps us deliver a series that is inclusive of all-comers. So that’s it for Geelong Street Orienteering for now. Our usual summer series will start on Thursday 7th of November. In addition we will be having a special King of the Mountain event on the Grand Final eve public holiday, Friday 27th of September. Check out the website for other Orienteering events in Melbourne and elsewhere. Closer to home consider entering the upcoming Ocean Grove Metro/Cyclogaine (Sunday 18th of August) which has been course set by our very own Sofie vG and Glenn M. Dont be a couch potato – get out and enjoy the world !!