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 [email protected] Thursday Evening Events October to March Check for events Thursday Evening Results Summer Series Starts October 10! Check your result Event Report – Donvale Pines We were fortunate that the air had cleared the night before so the Donvale Pines event could go ahead. This is a challenging map as we usually begin at the top of the hill with controls going down to the Mullum Mullum Creek in the east and a long park in the west, with the complicated 1970s street layout of crescents and courts, up and down the ridges around the hill. This mustn’t have deterred anyone as we had the biggest turnout of the series – with 69 participants. Bernie Shuttleworth was the course-setter and had sensibly, given the terrain and time of year, set courses that could be on the shorter side. This didn’t guarantee a short run as a poster on facebook described. There was a good number of high point controls not too far from the starting point, but the further controls were probably more in the hilly east – and full advantage was taken off the breaks and barriers to pose problems for the participants. His course also encouraged people to use the connecting parks and cut-throughs – something good to do in the summer when it is safer to do so. Another competitive field for B course with James R. taking first place from Victoria G., who, this week, finished ahead of Ian D. Course C was similarly competitive. Damian S. continued to do well, with Georgina M. taking second place from Martin K. Course coordinator Ewen T. continued his good form with another first place from Ruth G. and Cliff C. Just one point separated first and second in the power walking – one control made the difference. Phil G. picked up three three pointers and two two-pointers giving a one point advantage over Dave S. who went for three two pointers and two three pointers. Going for the high points similarly paid off for Ros K. who, getting three three pointers, finished just one point ahead of Sandy B. who went for two three pointers and one two pointer. Finally, another stellar field in A-division with Bruce A. taking first place from Andrew H. and Rachel J. (great to see her back again in the Thursday series!). Next week we head a little further north to the Eltham Lower Park – home of a minature railway and a map with lots of possibilities (and the odd hill).