Wednesday 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. Wednesday series events are held all year round. Summer Series: October to March – eastern suburbs. Enquiries: Debbie, 0409 135 020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Autumn and Spring Series: April to September – eastern suburbs. Enquiries: David, 0434 320 845 or email email@example.com Wednesday Series events use the MapRun smartphone app. Download MapRun for your phone, or MapRunG for your bluetooth-enabled watch. Instructions available at the events. Traditional control cards may also be used. You will also need your smartphone to enter using OTrack. No Smartphone? Ask us to assist – we’ll get you moving! WEDNESDAY NEWS The Wednesday Summer Series starts on October 4, and continues until the end of March 2024. MapRun has a new page for results, which lets you filter by date and location, sort by name, or choose from a map – no more scrolling through hundreds of overseas events with weird place names you’ve never heard of! The display is much cleaner too; and you can easily view multiple tracks at once, for easy comparison and analysis. Head here: https://results.maprun.net/#/ Wednesday Evening Events Summer Series October-March; Winter Series April-September Check for events Wednesday Evening Results Check your result EVENT WRAP: DONCASTER HEIGHTS – you can check out the map here After a mild night at Deepdene it was a bit more wintry at Doncaster Heights with a bit of rain and just a bit cooler. The starting point was ideal though – in a park with a shelter and bench that even included a chess board (no pieces though). It was an unusual starting point, being in the south east corner of the map. This created opportunities for the course-setter, Lincoln Paterson, to take participants to parts of the map they normally didn’t get to (mainly along the southern edge). Though the road network and East Doncaster High segments the map Lincoln still provided opportunities for those doing shorter courses to pick up points while stretching and tempting those doing longer courses. This week the largest group was the power-walkers. Dave S. came closest to clearing the course with 63 points. He was followed by Eric D. and Rosalind K. Just two people doing 60 minutes cleared the course – Ricky T., followed by Bryan A. Paul M. was third with 67 points. For the 45 minute course, Bruce P. top-scored with 54, closely followed by Steve M. on 50 and Greg B. on 49. Looking at the overall results we begin with the 60 minute runners. For the first division of the 60 minute runners, while Andrew B. looks secure in first place, Bryan A. jumped to second, just one point ahead of Ian Dv. It will be the last week that finalises the placings! In contrast the top three for the second division seems set (Ken J., Hamish McD. and Stuart McW.) There was also a change in the top three for the first division of the 45 minute runners. Tim H. and Bruce P. remain in first and second place. Mike W. jumped into third place. However, third place will potentially be determined by the last event as Peter M. and Steve M. are just one event away from completing their seventh event and competing for it. The top placings for the top three in the second division also remain unsettled. Peter D. will finish first but an above average performance from Graham L. or Lincoln P. could result in taking second place! Dave S. and Eric D. look very secure in the first two places of the first division of the power walkers. Rosalind K. remains in third place, with the main threat being from Clare R. and Cindy H. if they complete their seventh event. While the top three of the second division seems set and Martine B. is a clear first, the remaining places could still change with Peter K. and Suzanne O’C. in competition for them. With so many races to be settled perhaps attention should be shifted from the MCG to Malvern East where an even more select group than those with AFL Grand Final tickets will be gathering for the last event of the Spring Series. Hope to see you there!