Tuesday 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.

Summer Series: October till March (daylight savings) – western suburbs.  Enquiries: Ken, 9337 5417 or email [email protected]

Winter Series: April till June – western suburbs. Enquiries: Judi, 0438 281 381 or email [email protected]

Note: The Tuesday Series uses the MapRun smartphone app.  Download the app, and bring your iPhone or android (or borrow one from the organisers).  Instructions available at the events.

Tuesday Evening Events

Summer Series - October to March; Winter Series - April to June

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Tuesday Evening Results

Summer Series 2 Starts on January 7!

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Event Report – Princes Park

What a pleasant event; the weather was ideal, low 20s, cloudless sky, a gentle breeze, and the EPA air quality rating  in the green. What a contrast to last week, when we had smoke haze that meant our event was cancelled,  followed the next evening by a thunder storm with heavy rain.

Rodney set  courses that took us through parkland on either side of Royal Parade at Princes Park. I counted only 4 controls that required you to travel on bitumen and the 9 in Princes Park proper could be negotiated entirely on beautifully maintained sports fields and parkland. There were no complaints about sore knees  afterwards, and many compliments for the course setter.

The longer course runners had to venture to the west and tackle some hills, especially in the south west corner, while we on the short course could stay on the flat east side only requiring 1 control in the streets. The power walkers had only one high pointer in the hilly area, but were required to cross some busy roads.

We had some visitors from other series, others returning after a long break, and some first timers so officials were kept busy instructing those who needed briefing on how our series works.

Results:

A course:  James, and then  Chris triumphed over the regular leaders. this could lead to a very interesting series.

B course: Damien nearly caught Fredrik, and Alan ran his 501 st  park/street event. We welcomed Josie back, and Louise featured in the leading bunch.

C course: Tony B is at it again; beating Aaron to the finish. Jayne visited from the Wednesday series, and we welcomed Clancy, Claire, and Corinne who was having her first run in many years.

D course: Evan and Mia surged to the front  with Aleisha not far behind. At one control I noticed  I was surrounded by competitors pushing prams.

Power walkers: Tim was to the fore again but Jocelyn and David P were not far behind and Connie had her best result  with a second placing. There were a few first timers doing this course  and we welcomed them all.

Next week’s event is at Apex Park, down by the sea at Altona. Enter from Queen street or The Esplanade. Melways 209 D1

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