Monday Series

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Cranbourne Plain

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The event had a holiday feel - with traffic almost nonexistent, it was an easy drive and a good chance to orienteer in relatively new surroundings.  Cranbourne is certainly on a plain - nary a hill to be seen, unless you count the mounds at the BMX track.  Ilze gave us a plethora of options which meant plenty to think about, and with a network of neat streets and parks, it was an enjoyable environment. The power walkers reeled in lots of points, and there was always "just one more control" dangling a short distance away.  

I'm sure there were some hoping that the usual speedsters had other commitments but no such luck as most of the regulars came along, together with some new faces - even some intrigued locals joined in.  On A course it was a repeat of last week with Andrew H, Bryan, and Andrew B filling the top three spots.  B course was won by Tim H, Carolyn and Bill.  Janet, Denise and Murray did the honours on C course, while Tony, Emily and Ray were quickest on D course.  Steven was back in form with a score of 70 on PW, followed by Peter and Michael both on 66.

Overall, the only change on A course was a move up into the placings by Ian and Merv.  Things are tight on B1 where Carolyn has moved into second behind Tim J, and has a one point lead on Bill (which must make interesting dinner table conversation!)  No change on B2, but Ian has moved into first on B3 ahead of Geoff and Darren.

C1 also remains unchanged, as does C2.  Tony has now completed 11 events in an unbeaten streak, leaving the rest of us to fight out the minor placings.  Remarkably, there were no changes to the top 3 in any of the PW divisions.

Join us next week in beachside Beaumaris. 

Recent Monday Series News
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
Tirhatuan Park Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Glen Eira Thursday, 20 November 2014
Notting Hill Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Coomoora Thursday, 30 October 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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