Suburban Adventure Racing 
Scout Adventure Racing


Event 13 - Burwood East Reserve / Tally Ho

Such a Pretty Spot...

The area around Burwood East Reserve and the nearby Tally Ho business park is such a pretty area - and after the rain that we had earlier in the day, the conditions were perfect for an evening run. Thanks to those that ran early and passed their maps back in - we had printed maps based on last week's lower turnout and hadn't anticipated such a good turnout this evening.

Welcome to our Newcomers

Some amazing results from the folks that turned up for the first time this week. This area is quite complex; if it's not the most complex area in our portfolio, it's one of the top 2-3:

Diane Cotterell and Dani Jones got the lot - in less than 50 minutes. Now, while some others went faster, these girls were taking part for the first time - on a complex map - and were faced with multiple problems - finding controls is a challenge, but then...so is working out the optimum order in which to do them (known as route choice). Diane and Dani overshot control #12 and had to run 3 - 11 - 12 - 7....phew! In spite of this, a superb run - we expect to see them in the top 3-4 in the coming weeks.

Annette Jacobson got 19 out of 20 controls - returning 27 seconds and 3 points late. Our apologies for the late penalties Annette, the computer is just mean!

Paul and Karen brought their daughter Sioghan - from 3rd Caulfield Scout Group - this evening. I spoke to them afterwards and they were pleased with their result - visiting 12 controls this evening. (Please let me know via email if you would like some of our training material - we're happy to provide copies to enthusiastic juniors).

Welcome Back

Hey! It was also great to see some old faces return for a run - Bryan Ackerly is one of the fastest runners in street-orienteering. Sadly, a good result in our series requires good navigation skills and - to be honest - some experience with the manner in which we set courses and place controls. He'll get used to it pretty quickly - if Bryan can make it to more of our events, he'll certainly give the leaders a run for their money!

Unlike street-orienteering, we try not to place controls on blindingly obvious features - our theory is that we'll place the control on a more obscure feature reasonably close to the blindingly obvious one. The skill then is to run to the obvious feature - known as an Attack Point - and then locate the control from there. Always read the control descriptions - a knowledge of what the control is fastened to and what side it's on can be helpful.

The other returnees were Mark Jarvis and Robyn Hall. Robyn was one of our regular's from last year and I believe she's been travelling the country for quite a while and has just returned to Melbourne.

Oh Ryan...

 

Thanks to Ryan Beeby for sending me his GPS trace and also for hanging back to help us close down this evening. We're always grateful for assistance to collect controls and help pack up - if you're still around as the clock approaches 8pm, please ask.

Interestingly, Ryan set out to do two loops - which as it turned out was the optimum choice. Phil Torode did much the same as Ryan - without the navigational hiccup at #11 and managed to complete the course in a whisker less than 5 km.

Ryan clearly had issues at #11 as he zigzagged across the car park - and seems to have missed the park entrance as he ran from 6 to 7.

Great route choice Ryan - probably 400m better than the alternative - running from 7 to 8 or vice-versa.

 

How does one get to Control #11?

As noted above, there will be obvious features nearby - features that can be used as Attack Points.

First, it might have been better to go right from #8, back up towards #3 and then cut through the laneway and up the stairs to the car park.

As one runs up towards the control - there are the buildings - but they are a bit far back. There are also two man made objects - one of which has a fence around it (it's a rubbish skip). The best feature, however, is the two patches of white.

White areas are treed areas - white means forest / scattered trees that you can run through. In the middle of the car park, there are two traffic islands with trees - the control was on a tree on the West side of the car park - in line with the two white areas.

Map Improvements

At every event, we learn something - some of it is about mapping, some about course-setting/control placement and other stuff covering a variety of topics. As a result of feedback this evening, we'll simplify the carparking areas - making the runnable route choice more obvious - by removing a lot of the extraneous lines that currently identify carparking/edges of gutters etc. We'll circulate the updated map to a few participants for review/additional suggestions.

Thanks to all of those that provided this feedback.

One of our Poles is Missing

One of the first things we do each week is to recover the plastic cups from the cup tube and shove them in the dishwasher - we're outdoors people so it's only appropriate that we tread lightly on the planet by recycling in this way.

As we emptied the car, there was no sign of the cup tube - and so I headed back to see if it was still there. As I pulled into the car park, there it was. Whoever carried it over to the car for us had placed it upright - in line with a bunch of other poles - we didn't even notice it and drove away.

The mind sees what it expects to see....

What does "In Green" Mean

Experienced orienteers refer to thick vegetation as "The Green"...the greener it is, the harder it is to get through. Control #9 was on the edge of a carpark, just inside a patch of thick vegetation.  The control description was "Light Pole (in green)".

Our apologis to those of you that lost valuable time looking for a green light pole.

As I teased Ryan about this after the event I questioned why on earth one might decide to look for a GREEN light pole - they are, after all, silver or wooden or concrete. We stopped laughing when he noted that the light pole we were standing next to was green (see picture) and that there were heaps of similar poles all throughout the park.

Ooops - sorry about that....we'll be more careful in future. A better description might have been (Light Pole - East side of car park).

Picture Gallery

Paul, Karen and Sioghan Welcome back Robyn The Clarke Clan (minus Zoe)
Mark - running well Tonight's winner - Mark Jarvis Denise Pike
 
Luka wants a Volkswagen So many ducks on the paths...  

Results

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 Tag  Surname  FirstName  Club 2 3 4 5  Points  Penalty  Final Score  Start Time  Finish Time  Elapsed
                           
  ADULT RUNNERS                      
204 JARVIS MARK NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:38:53 19:08:10 00:29:17
2047 JAFFREY ADAM   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:01:17 19:30:59 00:29:42
1083 HERITAGE MATT VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:34:12 19:04:55 00:30:43
209 ACKERLY BRYAN AR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:33:44 19:05:18 00:31:34
267 STILLWELL DAVE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:05:02 19:37:17 00:32:15
218 BIRD TONY DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:08:53 18:43:38 00:34:45
292 BIRD STEPHEN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:43:09 19:18:19 00:35:10
1004 HUNTER ANDREW VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:28:24 19:06:19 00:37:55
228 TREASE MERV BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:21:50 19:00:03 00:38:13
2029 SEDUNARY VIC   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:35:51 19:15:04 00:39:13
2072 EGERTON THORLENE   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:34:01 19:13:21 00:39:20
2073 SUTCLIFFE JONATHAN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:49:27 19:29:09 00:39:42
1157 ROWLES GEOFF   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:32:17 19:12:03 00:39:46
249 DALWOOD PETER DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:14:02 18:54:01 00:39:59
253 DENT KATHERINE YV 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:11:49 18:51:58 00:40:09
2000 ANDREWS GREG   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:11:09 18:51:24 00:40:15
1148 DYMOWSKI ALICIA   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:37:17 19:18:53 00:41:36
276 BEEBY RYAN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:08:15 19:50:23 00:42:08
220 STIRLING LAURIS NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:24:13 19:06:52 00:42:39
2046 VERBERN ERIN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:24:03 19:07:35 00:43:32
2027 THOMAS SPEROS   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:24:02 19:07:37 00:43:35
226 DAVIDSON ERIC BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:16:13 19:00:12 00:43:59
251 SAUNDERS REG DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:28:58 19:12:57 00:43:59
222 HENLEY BILL SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 17:57:34 18:41:41 00:44:07
2028 LO PRESTI MONICA   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:25:38 19:12:08 00:46:30
247 GROVER PETER DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:22:44 19:10:06 00:47:22
254 KEMPSTER PETER NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:15:27 19:03:38 00:48:11
308 BESLEY MARK DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:42:37 19:31:01 00:48:24
530 COTTERELL DIANE   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:44:59 19:34:38 00:49:39
531 JONES DANI   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:44:57 19:34:40 00:49:43
250 ENTER MARY BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:31:02 19:22:40 00:51:38
1093 BUSHBY MEGAN VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:32:32 19:25:31 00:52:59
2044 DOBBIN PRUE   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:40:11 19:39:35 00:59:24
270 HALBERT KRISTIAN   4 5 5 5 68 0 68 19:05:47 19:38:10 00:32:23
1151 CLEMENTS SALLY   4 5 5 5 68 0 68 19:00:00 19:50:57 00:50:57
1147 TAN RACHEL   5 4 5 5 67 0 67 18:35:06 19:31:12 00:56:06
532 JACOBSON ANNETTE   5 5 5 4 65 3 62 18:51:57 19:52:24 01:00:27
265 CLARKE JARRAH NE 3 5 4 4 57 0 57 18:56:34 19:50:50 00:54:16
539 HALL ROBYN   4 3 2 5 50 0 50 18:18:45 18:58:59 00:40:14
278 MURRAY BERNADETTE   4 2 2 5 47 0 47 18:40:30 19:22:43 00:42:13
1073 MEWS PAT VRA 3 1 4 4 45 3 42 18:13:28 19:13:50 01:00:22
229 PANTER DARIAN AR 0 1 2 3 26 0 26 18:25:06 18:48:04 00:22:58
                           
  ADULT WALKERS                      
205 TORODE PHIL DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:31:33 19:11:00 00:39:27
1009 KING ROS   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:29:22 19:23:02 00:53:40
1086 STILLWELL MICHAEL VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:40:20 19:36:02 00:55:42
1072 MEWS DENNIS VRA 5 4 5 5 67 0 67 18:13:20 19:03:12 00:49:52
1015 MARTIN CLAIRE VRA 5 4 5 5 67 0 67 18:32:27 19:28:52 00:56:25
1016 FREDERICK RON   4 5 5 5 68 3 65 18:14:28 19:15:09 01:00:41
1064 RASIDI KAY VRA 5 3 5 5 64 0 64 18:13:30 19:05:10 00:51:40
1011 KING PAM VRA 5 3 5 5 64 0 64 18:18:24 19:16:42 00:58:18
2012 BRAND MICHAEL   3 4 5 5 63 0 63 18:20:55 19:12:22 00:51:27
1125 BRAND MANDY   3 4 5 5 63 0 63 18:20:53 19:12:24 00:51:31
248 PIKE DENISE DR 4 3 5 5 62 0 62 18:22:28 19:11:45 00:49:17
1027 CARMAN BRUCE   4 3 5 5 62 0 62 18:42:30 19:34:01 00:51:31
223 TALBETT IAN SCOUT 3 2 5 5 57 0 57 18:24:58 19:19:52 00:54:54
2034 BLAIR HAMISH   3 4 3 5 55 0 55 18:31:14 19:20:37 00:49:23
1094 TREASE BEV VRA 4 2 5 4 54 0 54 18:20:07 19:19:18 00:59:11
246 CLARKE MIKE NE 4 2 5 5 59 6 53 18:57:23 19:58:24 01:01:01
206 MILLER ALLAN DR 2 1 5 5 52 0 52 18:16:05 19:09:11 00:53:06
2087 CARLAND ANDREW   4 2 3 5 51 0 51 18:43:48 19:35:46 00:51:58
221 BROKNER PIERRE AR 4 2 2 5 47 0 47 18:26:11 19:02:07 00:35:56
801 BANIM PAUL   2 2 5 3 45 0 45 19:07:32 19:58:05 00:50:33
800 WATSON KAREN   2 2 5 3 45 0 45 19:07:29 19:58:03 00:50:34
210 SHALDERS DIANNE AR 3 2 3 4 44 0 44 18:27:14 19:19:30 00:52:16
211 DE JONG HENK AR 3 2 3 4 44 0 44 18:27:10 19:19:29 00:52:19
207 MILLER PAT DR 1 2 4 4 44 0 44 18:16:38 19:10:36 00:53:58
219 STIRLING IAN NE 3 2 3 4 44 0 44 18:45:21 19:41:17 00:55:56
212 HUDSON SCHON NE 1 1 3 5 42 0 42 19:00:57 19:48:07 00:47:10
203 HUBBERT MICHAEL RK 3 3 5 5 60 18 42 18:02:02 19:07:32 01:05:30
1007 CLARKE KAREN NE 3 2 1 5 41 0 41 18:54:39 19:48:15 00:53:36
1087 TOZER LIESL VRA 1 1 3 4 37 0 37 18:12:44 18:53:58 00:41:14
1055 NUTT GARY VRA 1 1 2 4 33 0 33 18:20:50 19:14:36 00:53:46
1056 NUTT GILLIAN VRA 1 1 2 4 33 0 33 18:20:47 19:14:34 00:53:47
1128 SMITH TINA   0 0 1 0 4 0 4 18:16:42 18:26:36 00:09:54
                           
  ADULT CYCLISTS                      
1040 PATERSON BRUCE AR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:50:46 19:18:27 00:27:41
307 MALONEY PETER   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:10:41 19:59:14 00:48:33
                           
  JUNIORS                        
2037 BLAIR CALVIN   3 4 3 5 55 0 55 18:31:17 19:20:33 00:49:16
400 BANIM SIOGHAN 3RD CAULFIELD 2 2 5 3 45 0 45 19:07:24 19:58:17 00:50:53
315 CLARKE JOSIE   3 2 1 5 41 0 41 18:54:38 19:48:14 00:53:36
1115 GREEN NIK VRA 1 1 3 4 37 0 37 18:12:45 18:53:57 00:41:12
1076 MURRAY MAX VRA 2 2 2 2 28 0 28 18:33:52 19:22:49 00:48:57
2024 FIELD BAILEY   2 2 2 2 28 0 28 18:33:53 19:22:51 00:48:58
301 HALBERT LUKA   2 0 1 2 18   18 18:10:50 19:31:15 01:20:25

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