Thursday Northern Series

Welcome to the Thursday Northern Series - Park and Street orienteering in Melbourne's northern & north-eastern suburbs over the summer months.  This series will return in October 2015.

About the Northern Series

 About Street Orienteering

 Event Program
 Current Series Results
General Information Information for Newcomers
Coming Events
Current Results

Setting a course soon? Don't forget you can find all the information and guidance you need for setting your course here. 

Latest News

Bundoora Parklands

Sunday, 10 December 2017

A night for the stoic - Melbourne's famously capricious weather provided us with a drenching, calling for raincoats and plastic bags to stop our precious maps turning to papier mache.  Course setter Rob made excellent use of Bundoora Parklands, with only one control on a street feature (we'll forgive him for sticking no 20 on Mt Cooper, the highest point in Melbourne. The views are worth the climb, even in the rain!)  To compensate, we all got nice high scores which will boost our overall standings.

It's been a few weeks since we checked in with the overall situation.  Russell leads A course from Warwick; Steven has a perfect score of 6 wins from 6, but is one event behind.  Damin is out on front on B, with a tie for second between Geoff and Katherine.  Dennis has kept his lead intact on C, with Andrew in good form for second, and Philippa in third; the wins have been well spread among several people.  Ewen has leapt away on D course with four wins in a row; he leads Kathy and me.  On PW, Len has 8 wins from 8, with closest challengers Barry and Muriel.

Next week we head to Merrilands, a brand new map out Reservoir way - and a dry forecast!

Recent Northern Series News
Bundoora Parklands Sunday, 10 December 2017
Eltham Parklands Sunday, 19 November 2017
Hilly Heidelberg Monday, 13 November 2017
CHANGED START LOCATION - Heidelberg Central, Thursday November 9 Friday, 3 November 2017
St Helena Friday, 27 October 2017
Whites Corner Saturday, 11 March 2017
Beverley Hills Saturday, 4 March 2017
Edwardes Lake Sunday, 26 February 2017
Donvale Pines Friday, 17 February 2017
Darebin Parklands Sunday, 5 February 2017

Northern Series

About this series:

Welcome to the Northern Series - Park and Street orienteering in Melbourne's north.

Where: Northern suburbs of Melbourne

When: 7:00pm Thursdays October-March

Cost:  $5 per event for adults, $2 for juniors (under 21)

What to bring: jogging/walking shoes and comfortable, light coloured clothing. 

Please arrive 20-30 minutes early. This will provide time to help you register for the event and explain how to take part.

Groups (schools, scouts, sports or social) are extremely welcome, but please contact us at least a week prior to the event so we can ensure enough maps are printed. 

In summer, there are 4 runners courses ranging from 3.5-10 km, and a 60 minute power walkers' course.  For runners the format is Scatter (visit a designated number of controls in any order, first back wins), and for power walkers the format is Score format (visit as many controls as you can in the allocated time). The Thursday series does not operate over winter, but there is a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday series to choose from.

Enquiries: Ewen Templeton, tel 9434 6071.

For more information about Melbourne Park and Street Orienteering, click here