Monday 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.

Monday series events are held all year round.

Summer Series: October till April (daylight savings) – southern and eastern suburbs.  Enquiries: Robert, 0483 801 052 or email [email protected]

Click here to read our participant guidelines, and to access maps from the 2020-21 Summer Series for anytime use with MapRun.

Autum and Spring Series: April till October – eastern suburbs. Enquiries: Michael, 0418 650 350 or email [email protected]

Click here to read our participant guidelines for Autumn series, and to access maps from Autumn series events for anytime use with MapRun.

Note: all Monday night events use the MapRun smartphone app.  Download MapRun6 for your phone, or MapRunG for your bluetooth-enabled watch.  Instructions available at the events. Traditional control cards may also be used.

You will also need your smartphone to check in via QR code.

Monday Evening Events

Summer Series October-March; Autumn/Spring Series April-September

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Monday Results

Summer Series from October

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EVENT REPORT – KANGAROO VERY FLAT

A feature of the summer series has been to start in different places to the most familiar ones. Tonight the event began at Packer Park in the southern section of the map rather than Murrumbeena station. Furthermore, the course-setter, Stephen Dunbar, set a course that was solely west of Murrumbeena Road, providing opportunities for participants to visit places they normally mightn’t have got to. This course particularly challenged power-walkers as the high point controls tended to be scattered in clusters around the outer edges of the course.

Ian D. was first back of those doing the A-Course, followed by Andrew J. and Victoria G. It was Rick B. and Victoria G., though, who found the shortest routes of around 9.7kms.

First back, of those doing B-Course, was Robert C., followed by Stephen D. and Mark B. Stephen D. found the shortest course, with Mark B. also finishing in under 8kms.

Nearly a quarter of the participants this evening did the C-Course. Jay K. was first back, followed by Rhys E. and Nick W. Of those on MapRun, Eric D. was once again the runner with the shortest route, with Daniel H. and Stuart McW. also finishing in under 6kms, all with different routes.

While Debbie D. was first back of those doing D-Course, from Peter Y. and Pam K., it was Peter Y. who found the shortest route, though Debbie also finished in under 4kms.

It was a familiar name who finished first of the power-walkers, though not the usual name! Clifford H. was back in Melbourne and picked which controls to get and still be back in time getting an excellent 55 points. Lauris S. achieved the second highest points, followed by Barry G. Lauris followed the distinctive strategy of gathering all of the high point controls, where as the other leading finishers dropped several to pick up more low-point controls.

If you would like to try Stephen Dunbar’s Kangaroo Very Flat course you can download the map from here.

This was the final event for the Monday Summer Series. So would first like to acknowledge the excellent work done by Robert Hudson as series coordinator and scorer!

Will now review the final placings for the Monday series.

A-Course: Toby C., Andrew H. and Ian D.

B-Course: Tim H., Bruce P. and Victoria G.

C-Course (first division): Rhys E., Andrew P. and Eric D. (just one point ahead of Jacqui W.)

C-Course (second division): Greg P., Martine B. and Stuart McW. (on a countback from Robert H.)

D-Course: Debbie D., Peter Y. and Joel C.

PW (first division): Dave S., Geoff H. and Lauris S.

PW (second division): Hans D., Ainslie C. and Pam K.

PW (third division): Ian S., Peter C. and Sue G.

Congratulations to all of the winners and place-getters! Would also like to acknowledge the following participants who came to every Monday night: Ian D., Andrew J., Greg P., Martine B., Peter Y., Suzanne O’C. Well done for your consistency!

Next week we begin the Monday winter series – and hope to see you out at Shepherds Bushed in Glen Waverley!

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