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King of the Mountain at Queens Park

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Geelong Street-O   -   King of the Mountain at Queens Park

 

This week’s event had a definite Royalist theme as participants competed for the King of the Mountain title with the course starting in the Barwon River valley at Queens Park.

The steep hillside around the valley looked daunting but this republican leaning writer was braced to tough it out !! As it turned out, it was possible for all but A and B grade to avoid the worst of the hills and stick largely to the pleasantly meandering paths around the river and parkland.

That didn’t prevent course-setter Luke from setting a navigational challenge which was best epitomised by the fact that each A grade participant chose a different route. Given that the start/finish was based in the middle of Queen’s Park with its surrounding golf course, with only 2 ways in and out, is a special cause for credit to Luke. Well done !!
 

In A grade, Ron T recovered from his poor result (by his high standards !!) from last week to be home 1st from Mark C and Toby C.

In a small field in B grade, I managed to nudge out Sofie with Don F next (and possibly still recovering from jet lag).

Damian W and Paul VDV were 1st and 2nd in C grade, followed by Stuart McW and Mel B. These 4 have had many tight finishes over the series, with Peter B always close to the mark.

Family grouping of Celestine, Jeanette and Jeanne entered D grade, got a couple of controls then chose to sit beside the river. Who can argue that this wasn’t time well spent ??

In the walking, the runaway train that is Michael H, again produced the top score (65 points). Tellingly – with the gap ever decreasing – it was Linden and John Y next (62pts), followed by the consistent Tom F (58 pts) then a gap to the rest. 

A special thank you from the long-suffering scorer to Peter E and Robyn H, who always punch their cards in a very clear, well centred manner that leaves the scorer in no doubt as to the appropriate score !!

Well done to the winners of the polka-dotted coffee mugs across all grades.


That’s it – one event to go for the series.

Prior to this we do have the Street-O Championships on. Representing the Geelong series will be Luke H, myself, Des G and possibly a female walker. Keep in mind that even if you haven’t qualified for the Championships, you can still come along and participate as an ordinary entrant, just as you can at any Street-O event.

For our last event at Western Park (cnr Pakington and Autumn Sts, Geelong West), we will have an 8pm finish to allow time for a presentation of series winners.

Please bring along a plate of something, to allow the opportunity to mingle and strategise about how to perfect our navigational skills post-event !!


Cheers,

Alan Cooke

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Geelong Recent News
How the West was Won Monday, 6 March 2017 Alan's report on the final event of the 2016/17 Geelong Summer Series. Including commentary on the Event and the Series results.
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.