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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Summer 2016-2017 Brochure  NEW!! pdf version of printed fixture (2 Mb download)

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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 2015-March 2016. 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

Blackburn South

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Strange how shifting the traditional start location just 100 metres or so can make a difference ... by starting outside the scout hall, the controls on the west side of the map suddenly seemed more attractive. Mark's course certainly offered up plenty of choices, and I'm sure I wasn't the only one caught on the wrong side of the fence at 14, through failure to read the map properly!  We do need to remind everyone that if a feature such as a fence, railway line or creek is deemed uncrossable, then you are forbidden to cross it. Even if you can scramble over or across, there are good reasons why it is out of bounds - safety being number 1.  We do disqualify anyone seen crossing an uncrossable feature, so please play fair and go around instead of over.

There was a surprise result on A course when Bruce was beaten into third by Andrew and Peter, for the first time this summer.  B course saw some new names - while Tim was the winner, we had Michael and Jack taking second and third.  Familiar names were at the top of C, which was won by Tony, Andrew B and Asha.  Fastest on D were Ewen, Graham and Janine.  Jenelle won E course from Kathy and Tina.  On PW, Len's score off 66 gave him the win ahead of Dave, Helen, Ron and Michael.

Bruce's loss made no difference to his overall result, but Steven and Bryan swapped positions; Peter is the main danger; with two more events he should move into second.  On A2, Ron has moved to third behind Geoff and Rick.  Vic, Hugh and Arthur retain their lead on A3.  B1 remains unchanged with Tim and Jay in the lead, and the rest running out of time to make up enough events.  On B2, Andrew has moved into top spot ahead of Peter M and Peter D, while Bill is just one event away from taking the lead.  B3 has seen some changes with Geoff and Mark now just behind Ray. Dale is only 2 points out of the top three, and Ian G is still one event away from making a big leap to the top of the list.  No change on C1 for Carolyn, Denise and Tony, nor on C2 for Katherine, Reg and Jenny.  C3 also remains the same with Stuart, Greg and Peter M on top.

 It's also a familiar story on D1, where Ewen still leads me and Robert, while Pam looks like being uncontested on D2.  Tina has moved to the top of E ahead of Jenelle.  On PW1, Helen, Kay and Ros will need to make the most of their lead, as Mark is poised to take over, and Dave, Len and Ron are all sure to feature.  PW2 remains the same with Bernie, Andy and Sandy still leading.  Lara has moved to third on PW3 behind Noel and Allan.  No change on PW4 where Mike leads Gwennyth and Ian; nor on PW5 where Di is in front of the Newburys and Peter M.

 See you next Wednesday at Mullum Mullum, a great opportunity to enjoy some trail running either side of the creek. And maybe to climb a hill or two.

Park and Street Recent News
Blackburn South Saturday, 14 January 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.
Mooroolbark Saturday, 7 January 2017
Kick-Start Your Fitness in 2017! Friday, 23 December 2016
Christmas BBQ at Mullauna Monday, 19 December 2016
Summer Series In Full Swing Saturday, 3 December 2016
Mont Albert Saturday, 3 December 2016
Ringwood Wilds Sunday, 13 November 2016
Coaching with the Flying Finns November 19 and 20 Sunday, 13 November 2016
Waverley Woods Wednesday, 9 November 2016
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