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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 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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Tikalara Park June 26

Tikalara Park was a new venue for everyone, though some remembered it from the days of the Hill Climb.  Luckily we didn’t have to relive that, though we all got our feet wet as promised.  Courses began on the flats beside the creek, and the areas marked as “swamp” had extended a bit further during the week.  Controls were in small watercourses or erosion gullies, requiring careful navigation.  The second half got physical, with fences to cross and hills to climb, before some lovely downhill running through the last section, and a final splash to the Finish.

Check the Results, Splits, and Photos.

Our next MelbushO is on Sunday July 17 at Woodlands Historic Park in Greenvale. Check back here for details.

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Plenty Gorge, Sunday June 19 – Special Juniors Day

Yellow Gum Park was buzzing with navigators, maps at the ready.  Courses started off in the relatively flat terrain in the northeast, but soon we were heading south and down to the river.  Climbing back towards the finish tested endurance, then the last couple of controls were in the mounds and pits just below the finish, so your brain needed to be working right up to the end of the course.  We were joined by three scout groups who had a great day out.  If you would like to bring your scout, sporting or other group along, just let us know a week or so beforehand so that we can make sure there are enough maps for you.

Check out the full results below, and visit the Photos page!

Results   Splits   Photos

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