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 has started

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Event Report – Strathmore

This week’s event was at Strathmore, starting in Woodlands Park. The council are in the process of renovating the pond system in the park, so a large area was fenced off, requiring us to go the long way around when either starting or finishing. We have been lucky with the weather up till now, with balmy Tuesdays in the last few weeks, but it was back to winter conditions, with cold winds and the threat of rain forcing us to use the park rotunda for registration and some of us even competed in our trackies.

This was Annette’s first venture into park/street course setting and she had chosen familiar territory. With the start fairly central on the map, the controls were evenly divided between the south and the north. The southern option was easier on the legs as there were less contours and the steepest area was in the east towards Pascoe Vale Road. The shorter courses could opt to go south to collect the required number of controls, but the A course runners could only drop one control, deciding on which of the furthest controls to omit. For the B course runners the choices were not so easy. Leave out the three on the east side of the railway line and two more in the north east corner, or those across the northern end of the map.

We welcomed three families from the Moonee Valley City Council “Active you” program, and they all expressed an interest in continuing in the series.

Results:

A course:  Shane returned to form with an impressive win, and the two Stephen Cs are still competing well.

B course: Fredrik had a good win, beating Mel and Julie home. We welcomed Anne, Reuben, Rory, and Tim.

C course: Good to see Adrian back and running well . Aaron is beginning to make his presence felt.

D course: We had a large contingent this week, and young Evan had the best of us. Philippa has been competing in this class lately.

Pw course:  With the high pointers well spread across the map, route choice was very important if you wanted to maximize your score. You couldn’t avoid the hills though. The current leaders all did well and Tinon was consistent as usual. Jenna had her best result so far, and we welcomed Amelia and Shelley. We also welcomed  the family of James, Kris, Lucas, and Angela.

Afterwards were enjoyed the mid series dinner at the nearby Il Parco Italian restaurant. Looks like a good venue for future dinners.

Next week we are at Altona Mound, starting at the A.B.Shaw reserve. Melways 53 G10

 

 

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