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Wheelers Hill

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The Vortex of Doom strikes again ... for those lucky enough to be unfamiliar with the Vortex of Doom, there is a strange roundabout next to the small shops and park on Lum Road. On the map it looks inocuous enough, but the number of orienteers who have been sucked in by its evil forces and spat out at a 90 degree angle, is too high to be mere coincidence. I have personally experienced its strange mystical powers in the past, as did quite a few during this event. Getting caught up in the Vortex can add a significant amount of time and distance to your course - not a good thing during a Champs qualifier!  

Apart from issues with the VOD, course setter Peter D pushed out the closest controls, making us all think we weren't going to be returning by daylight. However as we got into the course the controls were more clustered, and quick decisions needed to be made especially through the mid sections.

Winners were Ian, Ted and Chris on A course; Peter M, Ian and Bruce on B course; Liam, Bryan and Josie on C course; Graham, Robert and Ray on D course; and Dave, Roger and Michael on PW.  Qualifying for next week's Champs Final were Mark J, Ian D, Peter M, Stuart, Katherine, Josie, Bernie H, Peter G and Helen.  We look forward to seeing you all line up next Wednesday at Bellbird Dell.

In the overall competition there is still time to change things up, but with only 2 weeks to go, you'll need to be quick!  On A1, Ian opened up a handy gap on closest rival Steve, for second place behind Andrew.  As predicted, Warwick shot up into second on A2 between Rick and Ian G to cement those placings.  On B, Mark is running out of chances to complete his 11th event and snatch third place from Lauris, though Jay and Andrew will finish as the top 2 regardless.  No change on C1 where Ian continues to lead Reg and Jenny, but Tony still has time to get the two scores that he needs to claim second.  Meanwhile on C3 nothing was resolved in the three way tie between Margi, Murray and Greg, all equal second behind Stuart.  If none of them can better 92 in the final two events, that's the way it will stay. 

On D, Robert and Ray both made up some ground on me, but Denise can still snatch victory.  PW1 will not change with Dave, Michael and Helen locked in as the leaders.  On PW2, Annie made a big move into second behind Bernie S and Allan, and its hard to see the top three changing from here.  The story is similar on PW3 where Ian S, Ilze and Suzanne will claim the prizes.

See you next Monday at Academy Hill in Glen Waverley.

Recent Monday Series News
Wheelers Hill Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Gladeswood Spur Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Nortons Park Friday, 10 February 2017
Middle Brighton Thursday, 2 February 2017
Yarraman Wednesday, 25 January 2017
I Do Love to Be Beside the Seaside at Beaumaris Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Endeavour Hills Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Brentwood Park Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Lynbrook Gums Tuesday, 27 December 2016
Waterford Valley Friday, 23 December 2016



Monday Night Series

About this series:

Where: Southern and eastern suburbs of Melbourne

When: 7:00pm Mondays; all year round

Cost:  $5 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.

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 (October-March), 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).

Enquiries: tel 0409 959 673 (Annie)

In winter (March-October), there are 25 controls marked on the map.  Choose one of two formats - a 60 minute Score course (visit as many controls as you can in the allocated time, aiming to score as many points as possible), or a "Target" course, where you aim to achieve a target score between 4 and 36 points.

Enquiries: 0409 135 020 (Debbie)

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