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 voa@iinet.net.au.

Autumn and Spring Series: April to September – eastern suburbs. Enquiries: David, 0434 320 845 or email voa@iinet.net.au

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

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Wednesday Evening Results

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EVENT WRAP: MALVERN CENTRAL – you can check out the map here

The last event of the series was a bit of a treat with a new map created by Robert Hudson. The new map is compact but with parallel streets and some sections tucked away so the course-setter can create distance. It is also not overly hilly. Robert Hudson was also the inaugural course-setter for this map and he created a thoughtful, enjoyable and not overly long course to conclude the series.

Once again the largest group out was the power-walkers. Dave S. cleared the course with 18 seconds to spare! Not far behind Dve was Eric D. who returned with 64 points. Rosalind K. was third on 51 points.

Half of those doing the 60 minute course, returned having cleared it. Ian Dv. was first, returning less than 30 seconds ahead of Andrew B. Bryan A. was less than thirty seconds behind Andrew to take third place!

Bruce P. top scored again to take first place of those doing the 45 minute course. Tim D. was second, followed by Mike W.

Your writer forgot that for the official placings last week was the last official event. So we should congratulate the winners and place-getters.

60 Minutes: First Division: Andrew B., Bryan A. and Ian Dv.

60 Minutes: Second Division: Ken J., Hamish McD. and Stuart McW.

45 Minutes: First Division: Tim H., Bruce P. and Mike W.

45 Minutes: Second Division: Peter D., Graham L. and Lincoln P.

Power Walkers: First Division: Dave S., Eric D. and Rosalind K.

Power Walkers: Second Division: Martine B., Peter K. and Suzanne O’C.

Would also like to acknowledge those who completed every event for their series:

60 Minutes; Steve O’C., John G. and Stuart McW.

45 Minutes: Lincoln P. and Peter Y.

Power Walking; Eric D. and Lauris S. (both finished with 12 out of 13)

Thanks also to the course setters – there would be no events without them!

This series was organised by Debbie D. and Christine W. Mark B. was the scorer. Likewise there would be no series without their work.

I hope you have enjoyed these notes and are looking forward to the summer series which begins next week at Glenferrie!

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