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]

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

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Tuesday Evening Events

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

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Tuesday Evening Results

Summer Series from November 3

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COPPERFIELD REPORT

Back on deck after another lockdown which cancelled all of the qualifying events last week. Our event would have been on the Rifle Range map at Williamstown, but we can save that for next summer. How lucky we were that the lockdown wasn’t a week earlier; it would have meant the Highpoint event having to be cancelled for the third time in three series.

This week we journeyed to Copperfield in the north west of our area. It is in the new suburb of Delahey where it may look like a straightforward grid-like area, but on closer inspection it is not. Narrow walkways and small open areas made complete contact with the map essential. Early arrivals were entertained by a large flock of corellas (around 100) who were startled and took off from the nearby soccer ground.

Don said his courses for this event may have been on the hard side, but wait till he gets mean! Route choice and control selection on this map could have made the difference between a good and not so good run. The start was 50 metres east of registration at the corner of the car park, and then a choice of two near controls to start you on your way. Would you go to the north or down to the south to journey across a wide open area to control # 22 after collecting two controls in the streets? On heading north, it was essential to use the walkways to reduce distance travelled. On this map, pedestrians have an advantage over motorists as many streets are connected in this way. Power walkers didn’t have to venture too far west to maximize their score, but the high pointers were spread evenly across the rest of the map. A course runners had to drop three controls, but there was no obvious group to that could be omitted, which led to some scratching of the head. Us on the short course headed either north or south before moving to the area west of the start for another four controls.

Results:  A course: Byron had a good win first up and with three events to go, some may get their number of events up to really make the competition very interesting.

B course: Rodney and Kurt made for a down to the wire result, and students Taryn, Lachlan, and Scott are really making their presence felt.

C course: Ted ran this course again, just holding off Jordan having his first run. The final standings could be a tight finish as some who need one or two more events to qualify have similar results averages to the leaders.

D course: Geoff, another first timer, showed us regulars how it is done, with a win.

Power walkers course: The leaders have another to contend with; Fredrik who is showing some good form. The students and teachers from The Kilmore International School seem to be really enjoying the challenge.

Next week is the Aberfeldie map, starting from Clifton Park, Batman Street  Melways 28 B4. The last three events are all in the Essendon area.

From parks and streets to bush and forest - there is an adventure for you.

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