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]

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 from November 3

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EDGEWATER REPORT

What do you do on a balmy evening in Footscray? Enjoy an orienteering event along the banks of the river of course. And we did. The parkland and gardens were in pristine condition with spring growth, which made the grass a pleasure to run/walk on; in fact, while crossing the Tony Dodemaide oval to control 23, I thought the surface was good enough to practice my putting. There were many locals out enjoying walking, riding, and just strolling on the tracks on this peaceful evening.

Aaron set the courses which covered the entire map; from the north of Jack’s Magazine to the end of Newell’s Paddock. You could enjoy a run on tracks beside the river at either end of the map and navigate through the Edgewater Estate and even venture up the hill to the west. Many of the control descriptions varied from the norm; for example, Spoonville, chess table, electrical enclosure (which was a power box), Tyre swing, bust of Henry Lawson (which was set in the Botanic gardens), and lounge chairs (they are permanent fixtures). The A course runners could only drop 2 controls, but there were clusters of 3 at each end of the map and 3 down the western side so this led to interesting route choices. It was possible for the B coursers to avoid the climb to the west, but which other 2 do you drop?  The two shorter courses could enjoy a run on tracks, grass, and  in gardens. The power walkers had to venture up the hill and to the east to maximize their score.

With the easing of restrictions, this was our first event with two time slots of 50 allowable starters. Maybe this explained the increase in registrations and newcomers.

Results:

A course: Steve O had a good run to threaten the leaders and we welcomed Steve Tr. Ted was back for a run.

B course: Sean won from his brother, Johan, and Rod and Kate were not far behind.

C course: A well contested field in which Steve L won and Rob wasn’t far behind. We welcomed Mike, Ben, Joey, Joel, and Kez.

D course: Rachel won from Judi with Peter fourth. Emma and Sam are constant performers with Emma right up there with the leaders.

PW course: It was welcome back to Leanne, Annette, and Timon. Len had a good score and is always up there with the leaders. Welcome to Jodi, and also Stephen B.

Next week is at Montgomery Park in Hilda Street, Moonee Ponds. Melways 28 K4

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