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? Searching for an outdoor activity the whole family can enjoy together?

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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Click here to view the 2014 Winter Brochure (.pdf), and click here to download it to your PDA (.csv)

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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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Park and Street - Latest News

Coonans Hill

Sunday, 20 July 2014

"Where exactly IS Coonans Hill?" was the question being asked. Turns out we were standing on top of it.  Everywhere else was down - meaning everywhere was up on the return trip.  Course setter Vic made the most of the quirks of the map, with the biggest puzzle being how to get to no 19.  It sat temptingly right in the middle, but how many people realised that they had to cross over the freeway, then drop down onto the bike path and follow the creek back under said freeway?  Many of the other controls also required careful map reading and good planning - in other words, navigation!  Great exercise for both body AND mind. I gave my mind a bit of a break by ignoring no 19 altogether, and cleaning up an outer ring of controls instead - a reasonable tactic when hearing others' woes of fruitless hunting on the wrong side of the creek.  This had a big impact on the shorter B course in particular, where late penalties proliferated.

The A course was cleaned up by only 7 people, led back by Tim, Nick and Ian.  On B course, 10 of the 17 starters were late back. Carolyn, Phil and Rod took the top 3 placings, all having returned by 2.45pm.  Steven won PW with 59 points to Michael's 55 and Geoff's 54.

After 13 events, a handful of people have reached their "best of" quota of 12, and are starting to hone their final result by dropping their lowest score. The more events you come to, the better your chances are to shed those less optimal scores and gain ground on your rivals.  Top spots on A1 are still held by Peter, Stephen and Andrew, while Nick, Ian and Simon have the best averages. On B2, Ray and Dale have moved ahead of Mark, however he retains the best average, along with Colin and Ken.  Deb is in the box seat on A3, with the highest score and average, ahead of Noel and Allan.  I've hit top spot on B1 ahead of Phil and Peter K, but Carolyn, Phil and Ewen are best placed on averages.  Pete regained the lead on B2 ahead of Christine and Reg.  

On PW1, Michael retained the lead ahead of Sandy and Steven, who moved ahead of Ros. Peter D has a strong average in that division.  No change on PW2 for Kay, Bernie and Mike, but Lauris has the highest average of the group.  On PW3, Pat overhauled Ian and Chris to take the lead, although Chris is the frontrunner (or frontwalker).

Next Saturday's event is at Yarran Dheran, always a favourite, and always a challenge.

      

 
Park and Street Recent News
Coonans Hill Sunday, 20 July 2014
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Ashwood North Saturday, 28 June 2014
Heaney Park Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Camelot Tower Sunday, 22 June 2014
Loughnans Hill Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Mooroolbark EndurO, Sunday June 15 Saturday, 14 June 2014
Bayswater Friday, 13 June 2014
Glen Iris Saturday, 31 May 2014
Notting Hill Saturday, 24 May 2014
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