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: Summer series 2

Well here we are sitting at home and wondering when we will get back to orienteering. The summer series finished just in time before the lockdown but it had been eventful even before that.

The first two weeks of series 2 were under threat of cancellation due to the low air quality caused by the bushfires to the east. The first event, at Fairbairn Park, was in doubt up until mid afternoon when a strong breeze improved the conditions, but the second event at Highpoint was cancelled. This was the first time that a western series event had been cancelled for any reason.

The event at Princes Park was run in perfect conditions with most of the courses set on lush parkland, but our luck changed again the next week at Apex Park, Altona. Road works on the bridge and roundabout to the west of the start caused a traffic build up, which meant there were a few late starters.

We were not finished yet. When we arrived at Edgewater the next week we found many tents and temporary fencing on the parkland, which was being prepared for a music festival the next weekend. Route choices to the early controls had to be modified, but that just added another variable.

As we progressed through the series, the restrictions due to COVID-19 were coming into place, and the last event , at Camp One in Moonee Ponds, was organised in a “hands off’ atmosphere.

The competition for podium finishes was intense with some courses going down to the wire.

A course: Chris M absolutely dominated the competition as his young legs were too good for the regulars, but Stephen C had his best series for second and Jeremy on an equal score. Alexandra G was the best female, although Theresia also performed well.

B course: Rodney had won in the last few series, but his friend Fredrik was able to triumph this time with Rodney second. Edward came in third, and Kate F was the best female. Johann and Sean G came along three times and threatened to vie for top spot; maybe we will see them again.

C course: Tony B showed he is still in good condition with an easy win, but the competition for second was only decided at the final event with a tie between Aaron and Stuart. Neither Margi or Philippa attended enough events to qualify for a prize, but their results were close; one point difference.

D course:  John G had a comfortable win from Rachel M with Brooke A third. Brooke was closely followed by three others only one and two points behind. Us “oldies” were left far behind.

PW course:  Division 1 – Tim K prevailed after a close tussle with Jo T  and Maria M not far behind.

Division 2 – What an amazing result. Equal first were Geoff A and Connie G. This was followed by an equal third by Elly and Les G. That should have the statisticians searching for a similar event.

Division 3 – Bernice D triumphed over other regulars Andrew W, and Des G and J & J were there in the background.

The students from the Kilmore International School competed again, although in reduced numbers as the virus regulations restricted some students from entering the country. Taryn and Lachlan competed very well on B course and could have had podium finishes had they started in six events.

See all the certificate winners here

Thank you to all course setters, organisers, those who help in setting up packing away of equipment, and competitors for making it such an enjoyable series.  See you when we get back out there.

 

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