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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Bundoora Parade

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Thanks to everyone who enthusiastically took part in the photo shoot - see if you can spot yourself!  Click on the images to enlarge.  Quite funny to watch you all charge towards me, then grind to a halt as you realised that you needed thinking time to work out another puzzler by Vic.  On this map it tends to be "which are the least worst hills?"  Personally I like to avoid those long slow crawls in the northeast, so I was happy to be able to stick to the west and swing through the park to finish.

Ian was the only A course runner to score a perfect 70 points so he took the win. Steven was second after dropping a 2-pointer, then Jim, Roger and Vic made up the top five. B course was a family affair with Tim, Carolyn and Bill taking the top 3 spots (and no, they didn't run together).  NSW visitor Ross was fourth and Graham fifth.  On PW, Peter continued his great form, earning 61 points and an easy win, ahead of Lyn, Michael, Lauris and Des.

We're two thirds of the way through the series and more people are reaching the magic figure of 11 events - after that you start to drop your worst scores.  With only 6 more scoring opportunities left, you need to have done 5 events to remain in contention.  Ian reached the target this week, and moved into first place on A1, ahead of Stephen and Peter M.  Steven, Rick and Nick all have averages that suggest they will finish in the placings if they meet the requisite number.  On A2, Deb  is way out in front, followed by Ian G. Steve L and Mark J are only a point apart, and they have the highest average so I expect that's where the final battle will be staged.  On A3, Judi and Derek are the only two remaining in contention.

Philippa continues to hold the lead on B1 from Peter K and Phil. Peter D, Tim and Carolyn are firmly in contention.  I've got a pretty good grip on B2 ahead of Pete and Ray.  Michael leads PW1 from Lauris and Bernie, Peter I is the in-form contender, and don't discount Lyn, Sandy, or Peter G.  PW2 is led by Derek, Ilze and Kay, but Dennis and Geoff have strong averages and should figure in the final reckoning.  

Next Saturday will be at Carrum, on an almost new map which looks like a cracker!  Take Eastlink for a quick cruise south.  The following Saturday features EndurO no 2 on a specially created map "Koolamara Wetlands".  if you'd like to take the challenge of a longer distance (2 hours or 75 mins), click here for all the details.
Park and Street Recent News
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
Blackburn South Friday, 5 June 2015
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