Geelong 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.

Geelong Summer Series: Thursday evenings in November-December and February-March.

Geelong Winter Series: Thursday evenings in June and July.  Click here for 2022 Flyer.

Enquiries: Jenny, 0458 358 194 or email voa@iinet.net.au

Geelong Series events use the MapRun smartphone app.  Download MapRun6 for your phone, or MapRunG for your bluetooth-enabled watch.  Instructions available at the events.

You will also need your smartphone to enter using OTrack. No Smartphone? Ask us to assist – we’ll get you moving!

Events in Geelong

Summer Series November to February; Winter Series June to July

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Geelong Series

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The Geelong Winter Series returns from Thursday 9 June 2022.  Events will be on Thursday nights during June and July, with a short break during school holidays.  Click here to find out when and where the events are.

Start time is 7pm.  Courses are Score format. Choose a 45 minute Run, or a 45 minute Power Walk.

Event Report – Highton

The first half of the winter series ended in style at Highton. We had a bumper crowd for the walking category!

The weather was perfect, it’s improved week on week since the first event. Fingers crossed that it continues. Andrew was the course setter this week, nice work Andrew!!

The runners only saw three people this week, all grabbing podium spots 😊. Luke H came back for his first event in the series. He smashed it, getting all 20 controls within the time limit (actually sub 40 minutes) and averaging 4.23min/km. How is that even possible, at night, reading a map (sometimes upside down)?? Zoe F took the second step, again well within the time limit. Jenny C came home in third place. Well done all!

As I mentioned, we had a bumper crowd of walkers (18). Louise D took top spot with 41 points. It was good to see that Matt J caught the StreetO bug after walking with the scouts last week. He came home in second place, being 39 seconds late cost him the top spot, great start though Matt, clearly lots of potential. Matt walked with his kids Arthur and Isabella, so they took the next two spots. Carmel B came close, being slightly late cost her a couple of spots. Linden Y had a great walk, pipping Lynda M as she was just that bit quicker to finish (tied on points). John C Is still struggling to get back in time, losing 6 points. As mentioned previously, it really is a tough balance between getting controls and getting back in time. Jacinta and Michelle B walked together, it’s a lovely social dimension to this sport, sharing the route planning/decision making if you decide to walk together. Tom F came in next. Anne and Mark C came back again, clearly they’ve caught the bug. Laune G, Natasha J, Robyn H, Peter E and Henry J all finished on 19 points, the finishing order decided by finishing time.

So, the first half of the series is done and we head into the school holidays break. Andrew T has a perfect score to top the overall leaderboard for runners, Zoe sits 2nd and Jenny 3rd.

Despite struggling this week, Tom F sits at the top of the walkers board, Michelle B sitting 2nd and John C 3rd.

The series consists of 6 events with the best 4 results being counted for each walker/runner. So, for everyone that has run/walked so far in the series there is still time to either improve or get your 4 events in.

The next event is ‘Jen’s Place’ on the 14th July at 7pm. Start point is Belmont walk, High Street, Belmont. I’ll create a facebook event and send out a reminder just before the event.

If you can’t wait that long then we have our maps here for you to run in your own time (results won’t count) – https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1KmkjgyeGsn201pFSjea5_DnO-VnHWuuk

Enjoy the break!

Lee (and the team)

 

 

 

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