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.

Autumn Series: April till June – western suburbs. Enquiries: Ken, 9337 5417 or email voa@iinet.net.au

Summer Series: October till March (daylight savings) – western suburbs.  Enquiries: Ken, 9337 5417 or email voa@iinet.net.au

Note: all Tuesday Series events use the MapRun smartphone app.  Download MapRun6 for your phone, or MapRunG for your bluetooth-enabled watch.  Instructions available at the events.

You will also need your smartphone to check in via QR code, and to enter using OTrack. No Smartphone? Ask us to assist – we’ll get you upa and running (or walking)!

Tuesday Evening Events

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

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Tuesday Evening Results

Summer Series November-March

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EVENT WRAP – CLIFTON PARK

This Week’s Map (with controls) – available 2 days after the event

Our events are listed as the Summer Series, and we experienced it this week as the temperature rose to 29 degC, but thanks to a south western breeze we were kept cool while running into it. The next two nights were even hotter so we could count ourselves lucky. Rod set the courses, starting in Clifton Park, Brunswick. There were nine controls in the parklands which were spread over three blocks, and another five in neighbouring streets. Control 12  description was “ask the gnome”; as I approached, I wondered what should I ask, but I still got a beep in front of the house which had an inflatable 1.2 metre high gnome in the front garden; even without a question. After collecting control 19, the move was to cross Albert Street into Gilpin Park for the next two controls, but no one in the factories and stores to the east of the control had left any gates open for a short cut, so it was a detour past registration and into parkland again. From #24 to #22, you travelled along Dawson Street past the former brickworks, with its large chimney stack, and into a narrow street to find the “old machinery art”. There was plenty of activity on the nearby sporting fields; I was even tempted to say ” less bottom hand’ or “play forward” to the cricketers batting in the practice nets, but thought better of it.

As we venture to the eastern areas of our “territory” there are always visitors from the Wednesday and Thursday series and this week was no exception. Around ten or so extra starters were welcomed.

Rod kept to his usual style of keeping a large number of control sites in parks, and the short course could be completed by only visiting two street sites, the rest in the parks. All other course competitors had some extra street running/walking, and there was a path alongside the north-south railway line at the east end of the map where you could collect three controls along the way. The power walkers had all 6 pointers close to the start/finish. The five pointers were not that much further out. There should have been some high scores for those who were willing to travel to the corners of the map, collecting enough to win.

Results: A course: Two visitors, Bruce A and James R headed the course and Phelan had one of his best runs.

B course: Stuart M won from Jonathan R; Fredrik had a home town advantage but still didn’t catch the first two. We welcomed Joachim and Buddhima.

C course: Visitor, Ray S won from Kate G who showed her consistency. we welcomed Simone E and Steven M.

D course: We welcomed back Chris and Martin G-S , and Mason A was not too far behind the leaders. Vicky N came along for her second event.

Power walkers course: With high pointers in close, the scores were high and last on the list scored 66 points. Very good. The makeup of lower point controls visited varied a lot; good course setting.

Next week’s event is on the Rifle Range map at Williamstown. Start is at the corner of Swanston and Collins Streets. Melways 55 K8

Please be aware that Williamstown Road is shut under the Westgate Freeway till early February, so look for an alternative route. Those in the west could use Millers Road to Kororoit Creek Road, or even Fitzgerald Road to Kororoit Creek Road. Those in the east could come down Hyde Street, past Scienceworks , onto Douglas Parade.

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