Geelong Series

Welcome to the Geelong Park/Street Series.

When: 7:00pm Thursdays in summer.

About the Geelong Series

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Latest News

Storm Alert Continues (again !!)

Monday, 4 December 2017

Geelong StreetO - Storm Alert Continues (again !!)

I can repeat what I said last week about the weather - storms threatened, it didn't happen.

A strong contingent of participants chose to ignore the threat of rain and turned out to enjoy the challenging course set by Toby C. Corio is a very flat area, but the non-standard layout of streets with interconnecting parks makes for an interesting StreetO event. Toby made good use of the local features to ensure all grades had lots to think about.

We didn't have any medieval groups to be concerned about this week, but returning participants were greeted by the gruesome sight of a bloodied Don F. He was not perturbed at all with the grazing on his chin and trickle of blood down his arm and leg, as he chatted about route choices post-event. The rest of us were very pleased and grateful when 2 participants cracked open the first aid kit and helped to clean and bandage Don !! (Don also passes on his thanks).  

The MyOMaps trial continues with high participation rates and similar outcomes from previous weeks. We will continue to operate in the traditional StreetO manner but with the enthusiasm and outcomes to date our view is to continue the concurrent trial of MyOMaps into the 2nd half of the series in 2018. Your co-ordinating group will consider this further in the next couple of weeks.  

With 4 events completed, you'd expect to see some trends emerging regarding overall series leaders.

In A grade many of our runners have completed only 2 or 3 events so it's still wide open. This week Andrew T was first home in A grade, with Mark C and Steve G next.

Glenn M turned the tables on Heath McL this week with a first place in B grade, with Alf B and Stuart McW next.
Tegan W enjoyed her first run in B grade, having stepped up from C grade.

Mel B took advantage of Brad S having to work late to win C grade, with Peter B, Fiona F and Frank E next.

Jeanne K, Celestine L and Sofie vG enjoyed D grade.

Ben K with 63 points continued on his winning ways in the walking, finishing ahead of  Henk and Linelle K (60 pts). Regulars Marina K, Kathy W and Lorraine C enjoyed their walk.

This coming week is our King of the Mountain event. We'll start from Montpellier Primary School, Highton at 7pm on Thursday 7/12.

There's a lot of prestige (well - I think so !!) in claiming one of those polka dot coffee mugs, so the challenge is on for all grades to make like a mountain goat !!

We do expect to see some of our Melbourne based StreetO participants taking up the challenge, so our challenge is to keep those mugs in G'town !!  

Alan Cooke
0427 777 061
Geelong Recent News
Storm Alert Continues (again !!) Monday, 4 December 2017 Storm Alert Continues (again !!) I can repeat what I said last week about the weather - storms threatened, it didn't happen. Alan reports on the 30th November event.
Storm Alert Continues Monday, 27 November 2017 The incredible extended period of hot, humid and stormy weather continues..... Alan reports on last Thursdays event on the 23rd Novemeber
Stormy, Stormy Weather Monday, 20 November 2017 The wet weather that greeted the second event of the season (and also our second MyOMaps Trial) could not dampen our enthisiasm. Alan reports....
Magical Mystery Tour Sunday, 12 November 2017 Alan's report on the first event of the new summer series and great enthusiasm greeted our inaugural MyOMaps event.
The Wet Season Build-up ?? Friday, 3 November 2017 The Wet Season Build-up ?? The new Summer Season starts next week with our first Trial MyOMap event. Full information in this article.
How the West was Won Monday, 6 March 2017 Alan's report on the final event of the 2016/17 Geelong Summer Series. Including commentary on the Event and the Series results.
King of the Mountain at Queens Park Saturday, 25 February 2017 Alan's report on last Thursday's penultimate event of the 2016/17 Summer season.
Can’t See the Tree’s from the Woods Tuesday, 21 February 2017 The elevated Eastern Park provided tremendous views of Corio Bay. But there was much more - read on ......
Herne Hill – Hazy Heat and Humidity Monday, 13 February 2017 Geelong Street-O - Event 7 Herne Hill Report Championship Qualifier next Week!
Jan Juc Nailed Again !!! Sunday, 5 February 2017 Geelong Street O series report on the Jan Juc event

Geelong Series

About this series:

Welcome to the Thursday Geelong Series - Park and Street orienteering in the Geelong area.

Where: Geelong

When: 7:00pm Thursdays from November to February.

Cost:  $5 per event for adults, $2 for juniors/students

The Geelong Series offers a great range of venues which are growing every year.

Park and Street Orienteering offers an excellent opportunity for discovering all of these places.

All Park and Street Orienteering events welcome people of all ages and abilities. There are a range of courses that accommodate both the elite sports person right through to people who are just looking for a good walk to help stay in shape.

Families and friends can participate in groups or individually.

The Geelong Series operates in twilight during the Daylight Saving months.

You will always find friendly and helpful people to assist you have an enjoyable experience. Your feedback is always welcome.

Printed programs covering our Geelong events as well as Melbourne and other regional Park and Street Orienteering events are available at the events. And of course much information is available on this website.

If you have any questions, please Email or telephone Alan Cooke on 0411 023 107

To find out more about Park and Street Orienteering, click here, or contact us.