Welcome to the Monday Series - Park and Street orienteering in Melbourne's south in summer and Monday 37s in winter.
The Casey-Kingston Challenge returns on January 6 2014! After last year's highly successful series, we've expanded to 10 events across the cities of Casey and Kingston.
The Casey-Kingston Challenge provides you with a regular
walk or run in the streets and parks around your local suburbs. It
caters for all fitness levels, doesn’t require any special gear, and you
can be as competitive or as casual as you like.
Your best FIVE events from weeks 1-9 count towards the Challenge.
Presentations and a special random prize draw will be held in week 10. Check the weekly results here.
You don’t need a compass or special knowledge – just wear comfortable
shoes and light clothes, bring a watch and a drink. Arrive by 6.30pm
to register. All competitors start together at 7pm. Click here to see the program of events - starting on Monday Jan 6 in Berwick.
Choose from a 60 minute walk, or one of 4 running courses – 10km, 8km, 6 km or 4km.
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
It was the last of our new series of beachside maps, and a beautiful night to be beside the sea (well ok, a few blocks away). Course setter Adam had us exploring the wetlands that make up a significant part of this map, and I believe I crossed a contour line between controls 15 and 2. With the Champs final tomorrow, some contenders opted for a rest by taking it easy, while others gave themselves a final hit-out.
On A course, Bryan returned to the winners list - he's the course setter tomorrow so had no qualms about going hard. Simon was second and Rick third. Tim opted for a hard run on B, returning first ahead of Steve and Andrew. Bruce and Tim J gave the spectators a thrill with their head to head finish - Tim tried a stealth manouevre to sneak around Bruce at the final punch, but a big charge in the last few strides saw Bruce hold on for fourth. Carolyn took the win on C course, no doubt hoping to repeat the feat tomorrow. Tony was second and Denise third. On D, Ray got off to a flying start. Despite me finally catching him at the final control, he took off for the finish and relegated me to second. Michael had a narrow win on PW with 59 points, Andrew was second on 57, and Ainslie and Bernie both scored 52 to stay just ahead of a pack on 50 - Judy, Cheryl, Bernie, Annie and Helen.
Two scoring events left! Paul is still only one point clear of Rachel on A1. Glenn moved into second spot on A2 after completing that all important 11th event. Mark moved into third on A3, just two points ahead of Roger, while Vic holds his 2 point margin over Jim. B1 is still an extremely tight contest between Ian, Jay and Steven. Eric and Ian nudged closer to the placings on B2 but havent been able to overhaul Darren. On C1, Greg consolidated his third spot to move 4 points clear of Jenny, but Carolyn will move into second next week. Henk is snapping at Ray's heels on C2. Ray moved into third on D, and will battle John for the placing. PW did not throw up any surprises this week.
See you next Monday at Endeavour Hills, where (as the name suggests) you will encounter some contours.
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Monday Night SeriesWhere
: South eastern suburbs of Melbourne
When: 7:00pm Mondays; all year round
Cost: $4 per event for adults, $2 for juniors (under 21)
What to bring:
jogging/walking shoes and comfortable, light coloured clothing. Bring a
watch, a drink and a torch for winter events (late March-mid October).
Please arrive 20-30 minutes early. This will provide time to help you register for the event and explain how to take part.
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).
If you have any questions please contact Gwennyth Baker on 9898 4316.
For more information about Melbourne Park and Street Orienteering, click here