Tuesday Western Series

Welcome to the Tuesday Western Series - Park and Street orienteering in Melbourne's west.

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Clifton Park

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Weeks had passed since the Saturday afternoon series had finished and my good friend and neighbour Derek W and I were very excited to be competing in the first event of the Western Summer Series 2015. I left a sumptious meal of slow cooked lamb shanks and a glass of red at home for my good lady wife to enjoy when she arrived home at 7pm after a hard day at the office so my leave pass to compete was assured!

We decided to ride our pushbikes to the event as the traffic can be a bit hectic at that time of day although the final push up the Afton Street hill left us a bit short of breath! Anyhow there were plenty of eager orienteers champing at the bit, eager to tear this course apart as wave upon wave of runners  A,B,C,D and Power Walkers headed off. Now this is a great course as it's got hills, the Maribyrnong river, walking trails, an athletics track, swamps, cliffs, a creek. It doesn't get much better than this. It took me a while to work out a good Power Walker's route that avoided unneccesary climbing but eventually it all fell into place. It was one of those courses that was hard to decide which controls to discard. In the end I dropped a cluster of 3 (Controls #1, #3 & #6) around the athletics track which in hindsight was a mistake as I finished 12 minutes early, so frustrating!

I think the course setter must have decided to go easy on us for the first event of the series as a large section south of the river was control-less which if utilised, could have been a soul destroying course in the hands of a more sadistic course setter. However it was a fantastic warm magic evening with a huge moon rising to greet as as we crossed the finish line, the perfect start to what promises to be a great Western Summer Series. I can't wait for the next event at Williamstown Beach on the 10th November.

Peter Irish

My Course 7.8km 20 Controls http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/903837137

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Recent Western Series News
Western Autumn Series Underway Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Western Sunset Series 10-01-2017 - Copperfield Rocks Monday, 9 January 2017 The Western Sunset Series event for 10-01-2017 will be based from the Delahey Community Centre on a new map which is quite a-maze-ing.
Tuesday Western Series Returns in October Friday, 24 June 2016
Important Notice re Parking for Tuesday 31 May, Ascot Vale Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Tuesday Western Night Series Sunday, 15 May 2016
Roads and parking Saturday Series April 2nd event at Cairnlea. Wednesday, 30 March 2016 The Furlong Road level crossing is closed and if using the Ring Road the suggested exit is to Ballarat Rd and thence Cairnlea Drive to the Furlong Rd event area. Parking suggested is in Ken Jordan Rd north of the Soccer Club car park.
Corrected directions to Western Series March 22nd event at McIvor Reserve. Saturday, 19 March 2016 The location directions in Coming Events and the printed Autumn Program are not strictly correct and should be as was printed in the Summer Series program.
End of Sunset Series Dinner at Footscray-Yarraville Bowling Club March 22nd Tuesday, 15 March 2016 The Western Sunset Series finishes with the Whitten Oval event on March15th. The Presentation Dinner will be at The Footscray-Yarraville Bowling Club after the event on March 22nd.
Royal Park Thursday, 31 December 2015
Clifton Park Sunday, 25 October 2015



Tuesday Western Series

About this series:

Welcome to the Tuesday Western Series - Park and Street orienteering in Melbourne's west.

Where: Western suburbs of Melbourne

When: 7:00pm Tuesdays.

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

The Western Series offers a diverse and arguably unique range of venues, from the elegance of Albert Park, Essendon and Williamstown right through to the vibrant newer suburbs in the outer west.It embraces the charming inner suburbs such as the old towns of Newport and Footscray. Many events border the water's edge, the Maribyrnong and Yarra River, and the Bay at Port Melbourne.

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

Many of the river valleys can be surprisingly steep and might require more thoughtful route choices. But generally, Melbourne's West embraces comparatively flat terrain.

Most of the inner suburb maps include a suburban train line to be negotiated, whether it be boom gates, road bridge, pedestrian bridge or subway. It all adds to the satisfying challenge of the route choices.

All Park and Street Orienteering events welcome people of all abilities and ages. 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.

Family and friends can participate in groups or individually.

The Western Series operates in twilight during the Daylight Saving months and also operates an extremely popular Autumn night series.

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

If you have any questions, please Email or telephone Ken on 93375417 or John and Jenny Sheahan on 9397 3493.

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