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.

Thursday events are held in the northern suburbs, during daylight savings.

Enquiries: Ewen, 9434 6071 or email voa@iinet.net.au

Thursday Series 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!

Thursday Evening Events

October to March

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Thursday Evening Results

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JANEFIELD

Conditions looked dreadful setting out for the Janefield event, with pouring rain! By the time we got to Janefield the rain had cleared and we had a lovely evening for a run. The map is perched on the edge of the Plenty Gorge and while it wasn’t exactly flat those that did both the Monday and Thursday events had a relatively mild workout in comparison to Endeavour Greens! There were even more crescents and courts than in Endeavour Hills. The map takes it’s name from the former colony/training centre for children with severe intellectual disabilities.

Geoff Hudson was the course-setter this evening and encouraged participants to use the cut-throughs. Choices were also required because of the limited connections between the northern and southern halves of the map. The higher point controls tended to be in the eastern section of the map – the quick route north along the western edge featured relatively low point controls.

Just thirty-five seconds separated first (Bryan S.) from second (Andrew B.) of those doing the A-course. Stephen C. was third and also found the shortest course.

Jeremy K. took first place for B-course this evening, followed by Katherine T. and Jim G. Geoff H. found the shortest course though.

For C-course, fifteen seconds separated first (Greg B.) from second (Simon T.). Greg P. was a clear third. Philippa L.-C. found the shortest route this evening.

Sue C. was a clear first this evening for D course, followed by Ewen T. and Cliff C. Ewen T. took a marginally shorter distance than Sue C. this evening.

For the power-walkers, Dave S. was a clear first, picking up all but two controls. Graham W. returned with 71 points to take second place from Mark B. who returned with 68. It was striking how different the combination of controls were for the top three power-walkers – not just plus or minus one or two controls – so a good course for power-walkers.

Next week we are back north for the Hillcroft course – and a much flatter map! Hope to see you there!

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