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.

Enquiries: Ken, 9337 5417 or email [email protected]

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Event Report – west Essendon

This week we had the start in Buckley Park on a not so windy hill in Essendon. It was fitting that when we arrived to set up, the main oval was occupied mainly under age junior girl footballers going through their practice drills. When they had finished, the male senior players arrived for their training, and the main car park was full, so we set up behind the club rooms at the start of the western car park. Rodney had set the courses with the start/finish at the southern end of the main car park, just off the main oval, so I walked all participants the 100 metres around to the start.

Rodney had extended the mapped area across Hoffmans Road onto the eastern side of the Valley Lakes map, and as there were 7 controls to be got and plenty of contours to negotiate, only those on the two longer courses ventured that far west. There were plenty of “first control” options from the start; would it be No. 15, 19, 14 or 16 to get you going. As you progress across the map from east to west it’s interesting to note the changes in the age and design of the houses and try to estimate where the estates started and finished. For me, studying the architecture of the houses and the beautiful gardens helped keep my mind off any aches and pains in my old legs.

This week was the final event of the schools competition and the students from The Kilmore International School has, I’m sure, enjoyed the challenge. Matthew competed in B grade and asserted himself very well, with a chance for a podium finish in the general competition. The other students competed in the Power Walkers course, and their schools competition went right down to the wire with places decided in this last event.

Results:

A course: Shane was back in form with a win which will most likely keep Fredrik at bay. Jann had another good run for second spot, with Phelan third.

B course: Kurt was first from Matthew, but Rodney has already sewn up top spot, with Kurt second and third still open.

C course: Tony came to the force again with a comprehensive win which gives him a chance to feature in the overall placings next week. Rob, John G, and Stuart are still there at the top for the moment, so next week’s event is crucial. David returned to running, but injured that hammy again.

D course: Both Rachel and Judi dominated, but have run out of events to challenge for an overall placing. We welcomed the Davis family with the young ones enjoying the navigation around Essendon.

Power walkers: Maria has sealed an overall win in division 1, but the battle is still on for the minor places Tim, Edward, and Ian in with a chance. Division 2 – will it be Leanne or Tinon for first spot. Division 3 – Matthew should hold on to number one, but Des, Angela, and Noel have an interesting tussle ahead . Division 4 – Ken, Huyen, and Mary filled the first three places in an even competition.

Next week is the final event in the Summer Season Series 2 before we start on the Autumn Series, and back to Eastern Standard time. The event is on the Kingsville map with the start at Angliss Reserve, Roberts Street, Yarraville.
Come and enjoy the last bit of summer daylight, although it was dark at 7.55 pm on Tuesday.

 

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