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.

Enquiries: Debbie, 0409 135 020 or email [email protected]

Wednesday Evening Events

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Wednesday Evening Results

Event 9 results now up!

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Event Report – Ruffey Lake

Ruffey Lake is a well loved map, and was fixtured in the Wednesday summer series for the first time in some years. The turnout was pleasing, and the weather was perfect. Course setter Ron gave us a tough but fair course. Controls in the park required a bit of map reading, to pick up bridges and contours. Good planning was needed to avoid unnecessary distance; some legs looked deceptively short. Not much could be done about the final killer hill! All in all, hard work but highly enjoyable – thanks Ron.

On to the results, and I know a couple of the winners surprised themselves – I guess not too many people came back thinking “well that was easy!” Running smart paid off more than running hard. On A, Ian ran smartest, returning ahead of Alex, Paul, Michael and Rachel. Tim won B course from Ted, David, Bruce and Russell. On C, Ian took the honours from Martin, Tony, Janine and Zac. Ewen, Pete and Murray were best on D course, while Ariel, Lincoln and Helen finished in that order on E.  Dave won PW with a hard earned 50 points, pipping Mark and Len on 46 apiece, and Dennis on 45.

We noticed a couple of people registering on one course, then changing their minds part way through and dropping to a shorter course. This is not permitted, as you may gain an unfair advantage through starting earlier than others on the shorter course.

On to the overall picture – on A1, Ian gained two valuable points on Paul as they fight for first and second. On A2, Rick made up ground on Steven, while Matthew moved into third, 3 points ahead of Helen. Vic has a clear lead over Hugh on A3. On B1, Bruce also has a solid lead over Peter M, but Jay and Ted are looming. Lauris extended her lead over Geoff by 4 points, with Merv holding third. Stuart remains unchallenged on B3.

On C1, Ian consolidated his lead over Martin and Janine. Dave has C2 pretty much to himself. Greg now leads C3 comfortably, while Mark and Dale are level pegging. On D1, Ewen is just two points behind Murray; I’ve kept the lead on D2 with Pam second and Jenelle third. Suzy remains the leader on E course.

Dave’s win sees him tied with Mark on PW1, with Liz in third. Len heads up PW2 from Peter, while another tie has Muriel and Bernie in equal third. Noel is in a solid position on PW3 ahead of Ian and Christine, while Di is just 5 points ahead of Henk on PW4, with Schon third.

See you next Wednesday at Camberwell.

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