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 voa@iinet.net.au

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

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 enter using OTrack. No Smartphone? Ask us to assist – we’ll get you moving!

Tuesday Evening Events

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

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Tuesday Evening Results

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Tuesday Autumn Series 

Event Report – Windy Hill

This week we set up camp in Napier Street across the road from the Windy Hill oval and
Leisure Centre, in Essendon. There was plenty of shelter for us under the veranda of the
osteopath practice on the corner of Raleigh Street. Weather wise, we did it again! The rain
had passed by before 6.00 pm, leaving us with a dry overcast evening, but competitors still
took map bags just in case. Any bomber supporters would have been happy with the new
Essendon Football Club mural on the leisure centre wall which features Sam Draper in full

The courses covered an area from Queen’s park in Moonee Ponds, to Strathmore, with
Mount Alexander and Pascoe Vale Roads as the west and east boundaries. The Craigieburn
railway line divided the map into north and south sections with five crossing points adding
to the navigational challenge. As the start was in the southern area which contained 11
controls, it was essential to cross into the northern area to maximize your points score. The
six points were spread over the entire map, but there were three within a short distance of
Woodlands Street to the north. The same can be said about the five pointers with 2 in the
south and 3 to the north. There were plenty of competitors who said they were distracted
by the wonderful brick houses and gardens as they travelled along the well kept streets and
requests for us come back again next year.

As we approach the end of day light saving there are more and more who just make it back
before dark, so from next week I think head lamps will be a definite option.

Results: 60 minute course: We welcomed Bryan back to Tuesdays after a few years gap,
and he proved he hasn’t lost any of that exceptional speed which had him at the top of A
grade, by getting all controls in the quickest time. Stephen, Edward and Riley were next
home and Hamish had a good run.

45 minute course: Fredrik continues to lead the field but the next four or five are very even
which means a keen series competition. Kate G and her father John came along, and Grant
arrived late but still got 9 controls before having to finish before the course closing time.

Power walkers course: Maria is having her best series so far and husband Paul is not too far
behind. The Merchant family performed well and we welcomed Rosemary and also Helen,
back for her second event.

Next week: Newport, starting from the north end of the Library car park off Derwent
Street. Melways 55 J4.

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