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Herne Hill – Hazy Heat and Humidity

Monday, 13 February 2017

Geelong Street-O   -   Herne Hill – Hazy Heat and Humidity

 

Our 7th event of the current series had us back in the inner suburbs with the course set around the site of the old Geelong West Technical College in Herne Hill.

It still operates as a school, nowadays under the banner of Clonard College, an all-girl Catholic school with an excellent reputation. A number of our regular participants are staff members at Clonard.

The old cement works rail line no longer exists, but the sweeping arc of parkland and paths that mark it’s previous path, add colour  and complexity to the street orienteering community.

Numbers were down a little, possibly impacted by the preceding days heat, and certainly for those that did participate the competitive heat was on !!  

 
In A grade, Ron T had a strong run to lead home Tony McR, with Andrew T and Ed S following.

 
Mark C had a break from A grade to run a blinder in B grade. He’d be the first to admit that his navigation sucked but his leg speed got him home in quick time (even with an extra control !!) with Geoff L pleased with his run, coming in next.

Stuart McW had another success in C grade after a tight tussle with Melissa B. They were followed by the grouping of Joanna MacC, Frank E and Isobelle E.

Regular C grade participant, Peter B blew his chances on the night with a slip up in navigation getting to the start line !!

John G had D grade to himself, so took the opportunity to test the legs with a run – the first for many a long week. I’m pleased to report no injuries were sustained !!

Michael H made it 2 out of 2 wins in the walking with a massive 69 points. With Michael as the outlier, the following pack were tightly bunched. Henk K (65 pts) held off Des G and Tom F (both 64 pts) with Carmel B (recovering from injury !!) and Lynda McM (both 63 pts) ensuring the competition for placings was hot.


We now have only 3 events remaining in the series.

This week’s event is particularly significant as it counts as the qualifying event for the Street-O Championships. What does this mean for you ?? If you’re a real competitor and you want to test yourself against the best in the state for your grade of street orienteering, you need to participate in this week’s Geelong Street-O event at Eastern Park, East Geelong.

Winners of our event may then be eligible to participate in the Street-O Championships to be held on Wed 1/3 at Surrey Hills, Melbourne.

Talk to me if you want more information or check out the details here on the orienteering website.
 

As mentioned, this week’s event will be at Eastern Park (the picnic pavilion next to the playground), East Geelong on Thursday 16th Feb with the usual 7pm start.

Cheers

Alan Cooke
0427 777 061

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King of the Mountain at Queens Park Saturday, 25 February 2017 Alan's report on last Thursday's penultimate event of the 2016/17 Summer season.
Can’t See the Tree’s from the Woods Tuesday, 21 February 2017 The elevated Eastern Park provided tremendous views of Corio Bay. But there was much more - read on ......
Herne Hill – Hazy Heat and Humidity Monday, 13 February 2017 Geelong Street-O - Event 7 Herne Hill Report Championship Qualifier next Week!
Jan Juc Nailed Again !!! Sunday, 5 February 2017 Geelong Street O series report on the Jan Juc event
Reminders: Geelong StreetO & Melbourne CBD Rogaine Wednesday, 1 February 2017 Reminder that Geelong StreetO resumes on Thursday 2nd February. 7PM at Jan Juc. And Rogaine on Sun 12th Feb in Melbourne CBD
Let the Games Begin .... Monday, 30 January 2017 Geelong Street-O season resumes after the Christmas/New Year intermission
A Sanctuary from the Year End Rush Wednesday, 14 December 2016 Geelong Street-O - A Sanctuary from the Year End Rush Alan's mid season wrap of the 2016/17 Summer Series
Hopping Mad in the Heartland Sunday, 4 December 2016 Geelong Street-O - Hopping Mad in the Heartland
Rippleside Ramble Sunday, 27 November 2016 Geelong Street-O - Rippleside Ramble - Event Three Report

Geelong Series

About this series:

Welcome to the Thursday Geelong Series - Park and Street orienteering in the Geelong area.

Where: Geelong

When: 7:00pm Thursdays from November to February.

Cost:  $5 per event for adults, $2 for juniors/students

The Geelong Series offers a great range of venues which are growing every year.

Park and Street Orienteering offers an excellent opportunity for discovering all of these places.

All Park and Street Orienteering events welcome people of all ages and abilities. There are a range of courses that accommodate both the elite sports person right through to people who are just looking for a good walk to help stay in shape.

Families and friends can participate in groups or individually.

The Geelong Series operates in twilight during the Daylight Saving months.

You will always find friendly and helpful people to assist you have an enjoyable experience. Your feedback is always welcome.

Printed programs covering our Geelong events as well as Melbourne and other regional Park and Street Orienteering events are available at the events. And of course much information is available on this website.

If you have any questions, please Email or telephone Alan Cooke on 0411 023 107

To find out more about Park and Street Orienteering, click here, or contact us.