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Tuesday Evening Events

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Tuesday Evening Results

Series 2 Event 1 results are up!

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Event Report: Fairbairn Park

This week we started series 2 with an event at Fairbairn Park on the banks of the Maribyrnong River at Ascot Vale. The weather was hot, so we reduced the number of controls required for each of the runners courses by one. The council have started some maintenance work on the playing fields adjacent to the starting area, so large chunks of parkland were fenced off and out of bounds. This didn’t prevent Lindsay from setting challenging courses with controls on both sides of the river.  Some of the closer controls were in the developed area of the previous ICI laboratories site, which in earlier events was incomplete with sections unavailable to us; this time we had the full estate. Interesting control descriptions were: “Very Big Thing (E side)” and “The seat that beeps”; we always try to throw in a couple of curve balls.

After the event we adjourned to the Essendon Golf Club for the presentation dinner. With views of the river and golf course,  good meals, and being close to the assembly area, the venue was just what the doctor ordered.  Certificates for placegetters in series 1 were presented after an excellent meal.

A course: Div 1. Shane scored 600 from his 6 best results, so retained his title as our No. 1 runner. Not too far behind were Steven O, and Stephen C. In Div.2, another Stephen C won from Warwick.

B course: Div. 1 was the closest competition of all where Rodney with 597,  had the lead from the start of the series, but just held off Kurt and Ted, both with 596, and Edward with 594. Div.2, Kate had a comfortable win from Don and Stuart.

Course C: Div.1 David was the second to have a 600 result to win from John C and Philippa. Div.2 Rob came home with a late run to pip Peter B and Fiona.

Course D: Brooke had a win from her mum, Sheila, and then Sylvia. The three were sitting next to each other at the table; which made for an easy presentation. Div.2 As mentioned before, this was a Tuckonie exclusive, and Lindsay won from Ken and Jan, with Barbara fourth.

Power walkers: Div.1 Tim was the third to score 600, and won from Maria and Ian. Div.2 Matthew , in his first summer season, was a convincing winner from Steven R, and Therese. Div.3, John D had his first podium finish for a comfortable win from Lucy and Kate.

This week’s results were interesting in that some winners had been absent from our series for a while and came back in top form.

A course: Josh blitzed the field for his first win

B course: Rodney is still maintaining good form, and won from Kurt and Fredrik

C course: Tony B returned to the west for his usual place; a winner

D course: Sylvia got the upper hand over Brooke and Sheila

Power Walkers course: Maria had a convincing win from Paul and Edward

I would like to thank all course setters and helpers for making the first series a great success. Here we go on series 2.

Next week’s event is on the Seabrook map in Altona Meadows. Of interest to footy historians, the start is at the Bruce Comben Reserve.

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