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Wheelers Hill

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Did anyone get caught in the Vortex of Doom? The infamous roundabout on Lum Road has caused grief on many occasions, and on this course it was just a short distance away, right in the centre.  Tony's course was tricky enough to figure out, without having to worry about a parallel universe.  After studying the map intently at the start, I followed the crowd in desperation, hoping an obvious route would magically reveal itself, but alas it was not to be, and I was still trying to work it out right up until the end.

Andrew H was the A course winner, followed by Ian, Ted, Ian and Leo.  Tim H won B course from Jay, Bill, Tim J and Carolyn.  Fastest on C course was Reg, then Mark, Neale, Peter M and Steve.  Ray took the 100 points on D course ahead of Pete and me; and on PW, Steven scored 58 points to win from Eric on 56, Sandy on 55, Michael on 54, and Helen and Andy both on 52.

There's only one more opportunity to score points in the overall competition.  On A1, Andrew H and Andrew B have a lock on the top 2, but Warwick is still looking for a 4 point advantage to move into third ahead of Rick.  Dave's margin on A2 was reduced this week, but Roger and Paul have a fair bit of ground to make up in one week.  A3 is settled for Ian, Merv and Mark B.  On B1, Tim is one of three people with a perfect score of 1100, and Tim J will take second, but there's a great fight on for third between Jay, Carolyn and Bill, who are separated by only 2 points - Jay has the advantage with a slightly lower "drop" score.  Christine will win B2 from Ray, and Steven could overtake Dale for third if he can gain 4 points.  B3 will go to Geoff and Darren.

Mathematically, Janet could tie with Ian for the lead if she wins C1 course next week, and Reg's win this week moved him into third.  Greg has a big lead on C2 over Suzy and Peter M, but if Neale wins C course next week he would take the overall lead.  On D, Tony is another with a perfect score, but Ray and Pete are now tied for the placings, and it will all come down to a head to head race next week.

In the hotly contested PW divisions, Michael has an unassailable lead, Steven is second and Helen third, and those placings won't change.  Lauris will win PW2 from Bernie and Ilze, though Ainslie could move into third if she competes next week.  Ian is set to take out PW3 from Christine and Adam, but PW4 is still undecided with Kevin only 3 points behind Kelly.

So, all will be decided next week at Clarinda, which is certainly a map that can bring people undone.  See you there!

Recent Monday Series News
Wheelers Hill Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Rowville Lakes Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Kingston Heath Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Yarraman Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Cranbourne Plain Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Mordialloc Thursday, 22 January 2015
Waverley Parklands Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Middle Brighton Thursday, 18 December 2014
Glenfern Run Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Mulgrave Tuesday, 2 December 2014



Monday Night Series

About this series:

Where: Southern and 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.

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 9872 5710 (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 "37s" course, where you are allocated a handicap as your starting score, then you aim to visit enough controls to bring your points score to 37. 

Enquiries: (Simon)

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