Saturday Afternoon 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: Saturday Afternoon Series: April to September. Enquiries: Peter, 0407 345 368; or email email@example.com The Saturday Afternoon Series features family friendly events which are perfect for newcomers. As well as regular park/street events, we also hold two or three EndurO events each season – these are twice as long, twice as many controls, and twice as much fun! Summer Surfside Series: January. Enquiries: Jenny, 0458 358 194 A popular holiday series on the Bellarine Peninsula, this series features four events on Saturday afternoons, perfectly timed for a swim and dinner afterwards. Saturday events use the MapRun smartphone app. Download MapRun 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! Saturday Morning Training: 10am Saturdays during summer – free of charge. Park street training sessions consist of a 1 hour Score course, using the MapRun smartphone app. Practice navigating at your own pace, without the pressure of competition. There is usually a meetup afterwards where you can compare notes over a coffee; using MapRun allows you to measure your improvement. Printed maps are provided. Training is not just for participants – learn how to set a course. For mappers, training mornings are a great way to have new maps field tested. Click here for dates and locations of upcoming training mornings SATURDAY NEWS The Saturday Afternoon Series in Melbourne concludes on September 23 2023, and returns in April 2024. You’ll be able to enjoy the Surfside Series on the Bellarine Peninsula during January 2024. MapRun has a new page for results, which lets you filter by date and location, sort by name, or choose from a map – no more scrolling through hundreds of overseas events with weird place names you’ve never heard of! The display is much cleaner too; and you can easily view multiple tracks at once, for easy comparison and analysis. Head here: https://results.maprun.net/#/ Saturday Afternoon Events April to September Check For Events Saturday Results Check Your Result EVENT 21 WRAP: DAREBIN PARKLANDS – you can check out the map here The park was, as always, very busy. Besides our regular Park Street event, we had a “Jump In” orienteering activity for kids, which proved extremely popular; this was in addition to the usual cosplay groups and birthday parties. Course setter Bruce had placed plenty of controls within the parklands, including a 6 pointer on top of the infamous Hill. He also sent participants out into the southern streets, which added considerable length and difficulty. Run60 – Jayne was this week’s winner, completing the full course in just over 8 km. Next were Stephen O, Peter M and Victoria G, all on 86 points, and all choosing to drop control 1 which was a LONG out and back. Helen W was just behind them on 84 points. Run45 – Aeon took the honours this week with 74 points. Next was Andrew P on 61 points, fending off Louise L on 60 points, and Mike W and Greg B, both on 57 points. PW65 – Dave S was back on deck, scoring 92 points for the win. Next was Eric D on 81 points, followed closely by Ros K on 78 points. Overall results after event 20 – On Run60, Victoria maintains her lead, but only just, with Andrew B now in second place and only 2 points in arrears. Steven O is third, and watch out for Stephen C who has not yet completed 12 events. On Run45 not much has changed, with Aeon keeping his sizeable lead, Opus clearly in second, and Debbie and Pete now tied for third. Louise and Philippa also remain in contention if they complete the remaining events. On PW65, Sue C still has a big lead, Lauris remains in second placeand Ros K has zoomed into third. However, Eric D will grab a placing when he completes his 12th event. Next Saturday sees our second Enduro for the year, at Glen Iris. You’ll have 40 controls to choose from, and you can choose 1 120 min Run, a 90 min Run, or a 120 min Power Walk. Start any time between 1.30pm and 2.00pm, from Ferndale Park. Entry is just $5.