Monday Series

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Some of you might be wondering how this map got its unusal name - after all there is barely a hill to be seen south of Ferntree Gully Road.  In fact it's named after a longstanding DROC member (as is Harvey Heights, which is next Wednesday's map).  Course setter Ian decided to stay west of Clayton Road.  The initial choice from the start was south to 1, or north to 8, and neither option looked like a clear winner.  In fact it was one of those courses where you were constantly second guessing your decisions.  Controls that looked inviting at first turned out to be dead ends - though there were a couple of clusters in the middle that were well worth the effort to get into.  The answer was inconclusive, so kudos to the course setter.

Andrew appears back in form, notching up his second consecutive win, no doubt the first of many for the summer.  Kristian was second, followed by Steven in his first foray into A.  Bruce won B course from Ray and Karen; Tony was first on C course ahead of Andrew and Jenny.  I kept my nose in front of Ray and Greg on D.  On PW, Michael finally broke Dave's four week winning streak, scoring 58 points to Dave's 56.  The Girls joined forces for third.

After 6 weeks, the top 3 on A course remained unchanged, with Ian, Mark and Geoff still in front.  Bruce is nicely settled as the B course leader, from Steven and Ray.  Status quo prevails on C course with Ian leading Andrew and Reg; as it does on D course where its me, Greg, and Lara.  The closest result is still on PW where Dave has a handy lead, but only four points separate Michael, Lauris and Helen.

For fruit fans, you'll be very pleased to hear that Lauris and Lara have it sorted, so you can look forward to a fresh juicy treat each Monday - thanks so much, we are all very appreciative!  See you next Monday at Valley Reserve - starting at Pinewood shops this time.


Recent Monday Series News
MitchelHill Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Elsternwick Thursday, 19 November 2015
Glen Eira Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Cup Eve Canter, Wantirna South Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Kangaroo Very Flat Saturday, 31 October 2015
Shepherds Bushed Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Fabulous Fitzroy Friday, 9 October 2015
Kerrimuir South Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Koonung Crossing Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Outlook Lookout Thursday, 10 September 2015



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 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: 9878 9168 (Debbie)

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)

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