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

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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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Carrum Downs

Sunday, 2 August 2015

For anyone deterred by the distance, you shouldn't be - we whizzed down via Eastlink in 30 minutes, a very quick and easy drive, with hardly any traffic holdups.  The reward was an (almost) new map with all sorts of complexities - and we even scored some welcome blue sky!  

This one was a head-scratcher.  You needed to get the start right, otherwise it was easy to find yourself boxed into a corner.  Not sure if anyone twigged to Phil's clever numbering, but for those aiming to get the lot, a very feasible route was 20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-3-5-7-9-11-13-15-17-19!  You could start with 19, 1 or 2, and follow the same pattern.

The full course was around 11 km, and six runners scored 70 points. Nick was back first, then Ian, Ron, Rick, Steven and Adam.   B course was won by Carolyn on 58 points, followed by Tim and Bill each on 56.  Michael scored 57 points to win PW, with Lauris and Andrew on 54, and Peter G and Lyn on 51.

Overall, no change on A1 with Ian, Stephen and Peter M still in front.  Geoff has moved into third on A2 behind Deb and Ian, and A3 now only has a single contender - Judi. On B1, Philippa still leads but expect some changes as quite a few people reach their 11th event.  B2 remains the same with me leading Pete and Ray.  Michael has tightened his grip on PW1 ahead of Lauris and Bernie; Peter is still in the picture but needs to do all 5 events between now and season end. On PW2, Christine is now third behind Derek and Ilze.

Don't forget that next Saturday is our second long distance EndurO, at Ferntree Gully.  Start/Finish: H V Jones Park, Leyland Road, Ferntree Gully, Melway 73 G5.  Choose a 120 min Run or Walk, starting at 2pm, or a 75 min Run or Walk, starting at 2.30pm.  There are 40 controls on the map and the format is multiple choice Q&A.  We've relaxed the penalties for incorrect answers to "forgive" a first error, but multiple errors will not be treated quite as kindly!  Click here for all the details.

Park and Street Recent News
Carrum Downs Sunday, 2 August 2015
Bundoora Parade Sunday, 26 July 2015
Take the EndurO Challenge! Saturday August 8 at 2pm, Ferntree Gully Saturday, 25 July 2015
Find Yourself in Ballarat Wednesday, 8 July 2015
Bellfield Friday, 3 July 2015
Wattle View Saturday, 27 June 2015
BanyuLong EndurO Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Glenferrie Saturday, 20 June 2015
Merri Parklands Monday, 15 June 2015
Mont Albert Friday, 12 June 2015
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