Park and Street Orienteering

More Fun Than the Same Old Run

Bored with running the same old block? Tired of trudging on the treadmill? Looking for a new way to give your brain and body a boost? Want to see new places and meet new faces?

Park and Street Orienteering provides the perfect combination of mental and physical exercise. You do not need a compass or any special map reading ability. However, it will test your thinking while giving you a great workout in a friendly, safe, outdoor environment.   Events are held all over Melbourne, all year round.

Our events welcome people of all ages and abilities, and accommodate everyone from the elite sports person to those looking for a good walk to help stay in shape.

Families and friends can participate in groups or individually.  Groups such as schools, scouts, sports or social clubs are very welcome - but please contact us at least a week prior to the event, so we can make sure enough maps are printed.

Printed programs covering all of Melbourne are available at most events. Further information is also available on this website: Want to learn more? Click here


Coming Events and Current Results

Winter Fixture PDA 2016  Calendar file for download to your device (csv format)

Winter Fixture 2016 Brochure  pdf version of printed fixture (2 Mb download)

Setting a course soon?  Don't forget you can find all the information and guidance you need for setting your course here.

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TMC & MEFTY

All Melbourne and Geelong Park and Street winter and summer events are now loaded onto Eventor.  You do not need to be registered or logged in to view and export from the Eventor calendar.  You can also find all Park and Street events directly from Eventor by clicking on the Discipline dropdown box and selecting Park/Street Orienteering, and the Location dropdown box and selecting Orienteering Victoria. Make sure you select the full date range for the season, i.e. October 2013-March 2014. You can refine your search by using the Advanced Search function, and entering the name of series, e.g. Western.


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Park and Street - Latest News

Nortons Park

Monday, 29 August 2016

Way back in November 1999, the very first park and street event we ever did started from the Nortons Lane car park.  I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, how to read the map or decide which controls to get. I followed the crowd to the first few till I got the hang of it, and managed to get back on time, with a very mediocre score.  Nonetheless, I was hooked!  We came back the next week, and the next, and the next ...

Reverting to this start gave everyone a chance to explore the eastern section of Nortons Park.  First time setters Marnie and Steve did an excellent job, finding some interesting locations for the controls that got us well and truly off road.  The downhill start was most enjoyable; can't say the same for the return!  I suspect the lateness of many competitors was caused by underestimating the climb.  

On A course, Tony made it back on time with 67 points, to take the win from Ron and Stephen, who both had penalties applied.   Carolyn won B course with 45 points, ahead of Tim who was obviously enjoying himself out there, and Phil who was another of the few B course competitors to get back in before 2:45.  Peter K scored highest on PW with 51 points, beating Michael on 48 and Barry on 45.  

It's been some time since we looked at the overall results, and with only four scoring events to go, we are getting down to the pointy end. Remember you need 10 or more events to qualify for an overall placing.  Peter M leads A1 by 4 points from Andrew, with Ray third; there are plenty of contenders just waiting to hit 10 events, with Ron and Ian on the highest averages.  Helen is in front on A2, leading Deb and Robert; Lauris and Josie have potential to move up.  Phil is way out in front of me and Pete; the question will be where will Philippa place after she completes one more event?  

Michael has a very comfortable lead over Ros and Barry on PW1, and Kay is the only one with a chance to impact on third place.  PW2 is led by Julie from Allan and Ian, but expect to see Rosie charge up the list, and Des could also move into the placings.

See you next Saturday at Cremorne.  And look out for an exciting announcement about our 40th birthday party!

   
Park and Street Recent News
Nortons Park Monday, 29 August 2016
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