Wednesday Eastern Series

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Wantirna South

Friday, 23 June 2017

It was the classic dilemma - clockwise or anticlockwise? Merv and Bev complicated things by placing 3 controls close to the start, each taking you in a different direction - but was it the right direction?  It was a really well thought out course. Early decisions to drop a control cost a couple of the A course runners, but half the field cleaned up the 70 points. Fastest were Bryan, Steven, Colin, Geoff and Warwick. Victory on B course went to Peter D on 60 points, ahead of Jay, Bruce, Phil and Tim. The PW results were oh so close, with Dave, Helen and Mark all scoring 60 points, and arriving back within a whisker of each other.

This was the second last week of the Autumn series, so you need to have completed 7 events to be up for a prize. Note that last week, we gave everyone who came along their average score, so no-one was disadvantaged - and you all got a millennium point as well.  On A1, Bryan leapfrogged to top spot and is 5 points clear of Paul.  It's not over yet though, with Ian and Tim just one and two points behind respectively.   A2 still has Andrew in front, followed by Rick and Vic, and that doesnt look likely to change.  Arthur, Roger and Lauris are the leaders on A3 with Ray still in contention, while Dale is uncontested on A4. 

Ian will win B1 and Nick should take second, while Bruce and Tim are a point apart in the battle for third. B2 is still led by Peter M, Reg, and Pete, and that result will stand.   I've locked in B3, with Pam second and Suzy third.

On PW, Dave was finally able to hit the perfect score of 800. Len is second, three points clear of Mark in third. Helen hit the front on PW2 with a big lead over Kay and Barry, and a well earned promotion next series.  Ian is another with a strong lead ahead of Noel and Pat, with Gwennyth only one point out of the placings on PW3. Mike, Henk and Di should claim the top three spots on PW4 though Suzanne cant be ruled out.

Our final event for the series is on next Wednesday at Canterbury.  Dinner and presentations will be held the following Wednesday, July 5, at the Bayswater Hotel.

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Farewell Winter, Hello Summer! Wednesday, 4 October 2017
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Colchester Saturday, 9 September 2017
Burwood Village Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Ringwood Wilds Saturday, 26 August 2017
Wattle View Saturday, 19 August 2017
Bulleen's Ups and Downs Saturday, 5 August 2017
MitchelHill Saturday, 29 July 2017
Blackburn North Monday, 24 July 2017

Eastern Series Information

About this series:

Where: Eastern suburbs of Melbourne

When: 7:00pm Wednesdays; all year round

Cost:  $5 per event for adults, $2 for juniors (under 21)

What to bring: jogging/walking shoes and comfortable, light coloured clothing.  Bring a watch, a drink, and a torch for winter events (late March-mid October).

Please arrive 20-30 minutes early. This will provide time to help you register for the event and explain how to take part.

Groups (schools, scouts, sports or social) are extremely welcome, but please contact us at least a week prior to the event so we can ensure enough maps are printed.

In winter, there are 2 courses for runners.  These are Score format, where you visit as many controls as you can in the allocated time, with the aim of earning as many points as possible.  Times are 60 mins or 45 mins.  There is also a 60 min Score course for Power Walkers.

In summer, there are 5 runners courses ranging from 2.5-10 km, and a 60 minute power walkers' course.  For runners the format is Scatter (visit a designated number of controls in any order, first back wins), and for power walkers the format is Score format (visit as many controls as you can in the allocated time).

Enquiries: Ian Dodd, tel 0419 316 843, or email

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