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 voa@iinet.net.au.

Autumn and Spring Series: April till October – eastern suburbs. Enquiries: Michael, 0418 650 350 or email voa@iinet.net.au

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 enter using OTrack. No Smartphone? Ask us to assist – we’ll get you moving!

Monday Evening Events

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

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Monday Results

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EVENT WRAP – KANGAROO VERY FLAT

Another good night for park and street orienteering – though the light is fading earlier and earlier. The Kangaroo Very Flat map has been transformed by the replacement of the railway line with Skyrail, with the removal of the railway line barrier. The various attractive features of the map remain the last stretch of the Outer Circle Railway, which begins in Fairfield, is now a park that ends just before Hughesdale Station; the narrow and complicated set of streets mid-map; and the quite remarkable street gallery (which seems to have become larger since the last event) on the way to control 14.

Tim Hatley was the course-setter and his course took participants who were doing the longer courses to all of these locations. He also posed several puzzles around the map: what to do about control 12? what to do about 5, 10 and 16? and the controls around the former railway line. Power walkers were also challenged with the placement of high point controls on each edge of the course as well as internally. What would they do?

None of the power walkers collected all of the high point controls. First placed Lauris S. came closest, dropping control 15 on the way to picking up 50 points. Second placed Henk DeJ. dropped 14 and 15 to collect 46 points. Elizabeth H. and Rosalind K. both collected 44 points but Elizabeth H. was back a bit earlier, taking third place. Elizabeth H. stayed east, dropping 13 and 14 whereas Rosalind K. stayed centre dropping 14 and 15.

Tim H. went out and did the course and was first back, followed closely by Steven O’C., with Bernadette D. in third place. Steven O’C. found the shortest route. 15 and 5 were popular drops though 1 and 11 were also dropped by leading A-course runners.

Thomas W. was first back for B-course, followed by Alaster M., and just thirty seconds behind him, Stephen D. Stuart McW. once again found the shortest course. The western controls were popular drops, though different leading runners did different things with 12 (and it was included in Stuart McW.’s course).

Frankie S. was a clear first back for C-course followed by Andrew P. and David K. (who also found the shortest course).

For D course, Bryan A. took first place followed by Debbie D. and Graham L. Bryan A. also found the shortest route.

If you would like to also try Tim’s course  This Week’s Map  is available now (make sure you get to control 14 to see the street gallery).

At this point would like to thank Robert Hudson who not only coordinated the Summer Monday series but also did the scoring as well. Would also like to thank Debbie Dodd, who handled the payments and check-in each night. Without them we wouldn’t have a well organised and run Monday series. Thanks also to all the course-setters!

Next week we begin the Autumn Series at Ashwood!

 

 

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