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MelbushO Wraps Up at Plenty South

The last MelbushO for the year was held in perfect spring conditions at Plenty South. All the extra tracks made for some tricky navigation in places.

Results   Splits   Photos

MelbushO will return in 2017. Meanwhile, there’s plenty of orienteering over summer. SPRINT INTO SPRING starts on Saturday October 15, at Eltham College, which was a favourite venue last year. There are 8 races this year, including a new map at Keilor Downs, some classics such as Ruffey Lake, Newport Lakes, and Deakin Burwood; and a 3 race weekend in Bendigo. Visit the website for all the details.

PARK AND STREET ORIENTEERING‘s Summer Series kicks off on Monday October 17, and continues four nights a week until mid March. It’s a fantastic way to get fit, get outdoors, get social, and get navigating. The Summer fixture is up on the website.

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Final MelbushO for 2016 at Plenty South, Sunday September 25

The last MelbushO for the year is on Sunday September 25, at Plenty South, Bundoora (Melway 10 F10). Enter from the west end of Collendina Crescent and follow signs north-east along track. Note: no toilets.

There is no pre-entry; just pay and register on the day. You can choose any of four courses – Long Hard, Short Hard, Moderate, or Easy.  Choose your own start time between 10am and 12 noon.

Sportident electronic timing will be used – if you have your own SI stick, you must bring it to use it at Registration via a touch screen.  If you don’t have a stick, one will be provided.

Coaching, equipment loan and refreshments are all included in your entry fee of $10 (adults) and $5 (juniors).  There will be two touchscreens for faster registration.

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Diamond Creek, 14 August

The sun shone and invited people to Diamond Creek Reserve – a narrow strip of bushy park either side of Diamond Creek.  Courses started off by crossing the bridge and then using other bridges.  A picnic afterwards rounded off the morning.  There are a few regrets that there is only one more event in the series – on 25 September in the southern part of Plenty Gorge Park Melways map 10F10.

The organisers apologise with the computer hitches today and thank you for your patience.

Photos , results and splits are here.

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Plenty Gorge, South Morang, Sunday July 31

Once again, the sun shone bringing families, young and old to enjoy another map in Plenty Gorge Park.  Most came back with muddy shoes and mud spatters up their legs, but still smiling.  There was sufficient challenge in covering the open land efficiently and deciding whether to go round or up and over (with an extra river crossing) on the hard courses.

Results  Splits    Photos

About today’s results: The systems today did not record the entrants’ clubs.  Where it says “Victoria not listed” it just means we didn’t record your club.

We believe there are 6 people whose results are not shown If you send us your course number and start/finish time (which are on your splits print), we will rectify the results.  

We have results for two people who we cannot identify.  Again, if this is you, please contact us.

Course 1 – time 59:42.  Started 11:19

Course 4 – time 45:18. Started 11:23

If the splits print you got indicates that you have a different time than what is shown, again please let us know.

We thank you for your patience with the finish tent today.  There were a few computer problems.  If you have queries or more information about your result please contact ruthg@netspace.net.au

Next event in the series will be at Diamond Creek on Sunday August 14.  Melway reference map 12 A6

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Woodlands Historic Park, Sunday July 17

We shared a sunny day at Woodlands Historic Park with huge mobs of curious kangaroos, as planes roared overhead.  Competitors enjoyed fast open running up and down hillsides with scattered boulders, and some erosion gully features along the river (which was fuller than usual).

Photos   Results   Splits



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