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Event 10 - Damper Creek

Damper Creek was originally inhabited by the local indigenous population - the Wurundjeri. Its (then) reliable water supply would have attracted local wildlife thereby providing a valuable food source to the Wurundjeri. Early records show that the creek subsequently provided shelter and water for stockmen that grazed cattle in the area.

The local geology is claystone; bricks made by William Stevenson (of Stephenson's Road fame) were used to build St Stephen's Anglican Church in High Street during the 1860's. The basalt rocks that you saw during your run today were brought from Western Victoria and areas North of Melbourne. These rocks have been placed along the waterway to slow the flow of water and reduce erosion. While they're no longer visible there are also granite blocks along the base of the creek.

Some of you may have noticed the concrete structures along the creek - circular structures about 1-2m in diameter. These provide access to the main sewer for the area - which runs underneath and alongside Damper Creek - running over to Malvern East where it joins with the SE Trunk Sewer to the Eastern treatment plant at Carrum.

Today, thanks to a number of local conservation groups, Damper Creek is one of the prettier bushland retreats available to Melbourne residents. Those of you that have run here before will note the recent changes - the thinning out of some overgrown areas, the provision of a new playground at the South end and bridgeworks to establish a wetlands area just West of the playground. Many of those that took part today told of ducks coming out to see what was happening and several tawny frogmouths watching from a nearby tree as they punched a control.

Len is Recovering Well

Those of you that know Len Ashburner will be pleased to hear that his operation (to repair an aneurysm) went well and he's recovering in hospital. Len expects to be back next week - and will join us for dinner after the event.

The other recovering orienteer in our group is Derek Green - we were thrilled to have him turn up this evening after his recent heart attack. Derek is of course keen to get back into walking - so we need you all to keep an eye on him and rein him in if you think it's necessary.

As conditions get hotter, we ask everybody to take care in the heat - dress appropriately, hydrate sensibly, use sunscreen and wear a hat/sunglasses as appropriate. If hot conditions are forecast, we will reduce distances/times on our events - always check notice boards and the map to see if this has happened.

Christmas Dinner next Week

We've arranged for a local Thai Restaurant to provide a buffet meal after next week's event. We did this 5-6 weeks ago to celebrate Ainslie's 60th birthday and it was very successful. At this stage, we have 41 people registered to attend - but we can still fit a few more in if you'd like to come along.

The restaurant provides entrees and main course for $20 per person (buy own drinks) - we plan to bring along something sweet for dessert. If others would like to do similarly, they'd be most welcome to do so.

The restaurant is called Sawasdee Thai - it's at 100 Canterbury Road, Blackburn South (on the corner, 50m South-West of Woolworths). Please let us know by phone (03) 9888 8121 or email if you'd like to attend.

   

Picture Gallery

Hamish and Penny with Caluin and Jemimah
Caluin ran solo - and was the top scoring junior this week
Bev brought Will and Jay and their Mum and Dad along this week Schon keeps watch on Derek
Hannah wants to enter the bike category Karen explains why not... Ryan got the lot this evening - with only a small time penalty
Reg finishing Followed by Phil and Julie
    Hannah finishing well
Tina helps the girls to download Thor downloading Several captions spring to mind....;-)
Luka - also wants to be "a bikie" Sprint finish from Sue Luka left Mum behind this evening
Dave had trouble finding #20 this evening. Di and Henk in Damper Creek That wicked grin...

Results

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 Tag  Surname  FirstName  Club 2 3 4 5  Points  Penalty  Final Score  Start Time  Finish Time  Elapsed
                           
  ADULT RUNNERS                        
2000 ANDREWS  GREG   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:02:14 18:47:51 00:45:37
2017 ASHBURNER  DAVID   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:22:30 19:11:39 00:49:09
2029 SEDUNARY  VIC   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:48:23 19:38:12 00:49:49
267 STILLWELL  DAVE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:06:31 19:56:42 00:50:11
2100 BAILES  RICK   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:13:57 19:04:16 00:50:19
1079 GIDDINGS  PHIL VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:22:55 19:14:50 00:51:55
228 TREASE  MERV BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:19:30 19:11:35 00:52:05
1000 ROBINSON  GREG VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:02:13 18:55:53 00:53:40
2072 EGERTON  THORLENE   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:41:07 19:35:32 00:54:25
2073 SUTCLIFFE  JONATHAN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:48:03 19:43:35 00:55:32
237 BAYLEY  CORAL BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:10:35 19:06:49 00:56:14
1004 HUNTER  ANDREW VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:10:25 19:08:10 00:57:45
222 HENLEY BILL SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 15:10:25 16:10:25 60:00:00
250 ENTER  MARY BK 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:37:48 19:35:52 00:58:04
2028 LO PRESTI  MONICA   3 5 5 5 66 0 66 18:40:55 19:39:21 00:58:26
254 KEMPSTER  PETER NE 3 5 5 5 66 0 66 18:21:07 19:20:05 00:58:58
555 BEEBY RYAN   5 5 5 5 70 6 64 18:49:56 19:50:59 01:01:03
220 STIRLING  LAURIS NE 4 5 5 4 63 0 63 18:47:21 19:36:08 00:48:47
1093 BUSHBY  MEGAN VRA 3 5 4 5 62 0 62 18:55:31 19:52:53 00:57:22
216 TEMPLETON  EWEN AR 3 5 4 5 62 0 62 18:59:50 19:57:49 00:57:59
251 SAUNDERS  REG DR 5 5 5 5 70 9 61 18:11:44 19:14:23 01:02:39
229 PANTER  DARIAN AR 1 5 4 4 53 0 53 18:29:54 19:25:56 00:56:02
226 DAVIDSON  ERIC BK 5 5 5 5 70 18 52 18:02:47 19:08:42 01:05:55
2105 BASSETT  HAMISH   2 4 3 5 53 6 47 18:48:37 19:49:44 01:01:07
2106 MCILWRAITH  STUART   2 4 3 5 53 6 47 18:48:35 19:49:45 01:01:10
233 GURMAN  SUE DR 4 3 2 4 45 15 30 18:45:45 19:50:21 01:04:36
2104 DETERING  CHARLOTTE   1 2 0 2 18 0 18 18:48:41 19:37:32 00:48:51
1001 ROBINSON  KAREN VRA 0 1 0 1 8 0 8 18:59:48 19:19:57 00:20:09
531 VITTORINI ALESSANDRA   0 1 0 0 3 0 3 20:06:22 20:15:51 00:09:29
530 MACINTOSH LACHLAN   0 1 0 0 3 0 3 20:06:23 20:16:26 00:10:03
                           
  ADULT WALKERS                        
2023 ASHBURNER  LEN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:22:28 19:11:37 00:49:09
218 BIRD  TONY DR 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:24:28 19:24:25 00:59:57
1112 BROOKS  PETER VRA 2 5 4 5 60 0 60 18:09:26 19:01:49 00:52:23
1005 MACK  LINDA   1 5 4 5 58 0 58 19:05:14 20:01:41 00:56:27
1006 MACK  IAN   1 5 4 5 58 0 58 19:05:15 20:01:42 00:56:27
221 BROKNER  PIERRE AR 1 5 4 4 53 0 53 18:29:56 19:25:46 00:55:50
206 MILLER  ALLAN DR 1 5 4 4 53 0 53 18:10:42 19:06:35 00:55:53
1032 HARDIE  SCOTT   1 5 3 5 54 3 51 19:06:42 20:07:39 01:00:57
2087 CARLAND  ANDREW   3 4 3 4 50 0 50 18:35:36 19:33:04 00:57:28
1052 MCKINNON  CATE VRA 1 5 3 4 49 0 49 18:06:20 19:00:21 00:54:01
1121 BROOKS  KAYE VRA 1 5 3 4 49 0 49 18:09:27 19:07:00 00:57:33
1015 MARTIN  CLAIRE VRA 1 5 3 4 49 0 49 18:09:28 19:07:03 00:57:35
223 TALBETT  IAN SCOUT 1 4 3 5 51 3 48 18:32:34 19:33:02 01:00:28
260 GREEN  LYN YV 2 4 4 5 57 9 48 18:26:31 19:29:27 01:02:56
1051 WOHLAN  PAUL VRA 1 4 3 4 46 0 46 18:06:19 19:00:24 00:54:05
1168 MCGRAIL  LISA   1 5 3 3 44 3 41 18:50:16 19:50:40 01:00:24
207 MILLER  PAT DR 1 3 2 4 39 0 39 18:10:52 18:59:32 00:48:40
801 BLAIR PENNY   1 4 2 3 37 0 37 18:09:47 18:58:10 00:48:23
800 BLAIR HAMISH   1 4 2 3 37 0 37 18:09:49 18:58:13 00:48:24
2045 O'CALLAGHAN  SUZANNE   1 4 2 3 37 0 37 19:05:50 19:57:34 00:51:44
1060 WOOD  JULIE   2 5 1 4 43 6 37 18:14:04 19:15:20 01:01:16
1031 MCGRAIL  ANDREW   2 3 2 3 36 0 36 18:50:12 19:45:43 00:55:31
202 GURMAN  STAN DR 0 4 3 4 44 9 35 18:45:43 19:48:02 01:02:19
219 STIRLING  IAN NE 0 4 3 4 44 9 35 18:47:34 19:50:09 01:02:35
1153 ANDERSON  ROBYN   2 3 1 3 32 0 32 18:11:26 19:07:09 00:55:43
211 DE JONG  HENK AR 1 3 0 3 26 0 26 18:38:19 19:29:45 00:51:26
210 SHALDERS  DIANNE AR 1 3 0 3 26 0 26 18:38:16 19:29:47 00:51:31
1027 CARMAN  BRUCE   2 2 0 2 20 0 20 18:36:41 19:34:06 00:57:25
1094 TREASE  BEV VRA 1 4 0 3 29 9 20 18:17:29 19:20:20 01:02:51
802 CARMAN NICOLE   1 2 0 2 18 0 18 18:36:44 19:34:13 00:57:29
212 HUDSON  SCHON NE 1 1 1 3 24 6 18 18:45:06 19:46:27 01:01:21
1100 ANKER  KEITH VRA 0 4 3 4 44 30 14 19:05:30 20:19:15 01:13:45
203 HUBBERT  MICHAEL RK 3 5 3 5 58 87 -29 18:07:31 19:35:34 01:28:03
2010 BELL  LARA   1 3 3 4 43 108 -65 19:00:00 20:35:12 01:35:12
                           
  ADULT CYCLISTS                        
307 MALONEY  PETER   4 5 5 5 68 0 68 19:16:51 20:15:13 00:58:22
1040 PATERSON  BRUCE AR 5 5 5 4 65 0 65 19:05:55 19:35:26 00:29:31
1039 SCAMMELL  ADAM AR 0 4 2 3 35 0 35 19:35:20 20:02:52 00:27:32
1002 ROBINSON  HANNAH VRA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19:00:00 19:44:05 00:44:05
                           
  CUBS                        
313 MCGRAIL  EVAN   2 3 2 3 36 0 36 18:50:13 19:45:04 00:54:51
                           
  JUNIORS                        
401 BLAIR CALUIN   3 5 4 5 62 0 62 18:09:42 19:09:35 00:59:53
2033 HARDIE  NATASHA   1 5 3 5 54 6 48 19:06:43 20:07:46 01:01:03
312 MCGRAIL  BETHANY   1 5 3 3 44 0 44 18:50:17 19:49:58 00:59:41
400 BLAIR JEMIMAH   1 4 2 3 37 0 37 18:09:45 18:58:08 00:48:23
402 ANQUETIL JAMES   2 3 1 3 32 0 32 18:11:29 19:07:06 00:55:37
301 HALBERT  LUKA   1 4 2 3 37 6 31 18:44:48 19:46:37 01:01:49
403 SUTHERLAND WILL   1 4 0 3 29 0 29 18:17:32 19:20:12 01:02:40
404 SUTHERLAND JAY   1 4 0 3 29 0 29 18:17:36 19:21:02 01:03:26
309 CARMAN OLIVIA   2 2 0 2 20 0 20 18:36:35 19:35:13 00:58:38
317 CARMAN STEPHANIE   1 2 0 2 18 0 18 18:36:34 19:34:10 00:57:36
320 CARMAN AMY   1 2 0 2 18 0 18 18:36:39 19:34:21 00:57:42

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