Suburban Adventure Racing 
Scout Adventure Racing


Event 2 - Blackburn North

Nothing works without Great Volunteers

The philanthropic nature of human beings never ceases to amaze - while cycling through various parts of Europe, I've discovered wherever you go in the world people are willing to help. If you look confused or lost, complete strangers will approach and offer assistance. In some cases, fellow cyclists spent hours guiding me through busy parts of their city to ensure that I reached my destination safely.

It's no different here. Our series runs so well due to the efforts of many of the people that take part. Surprisingly, the number of folks that pitch in is not small - check out the pictures below - and I'm sure I've missed a few (for which I apologise in advance).

While we are immensely grateful to these people, we are also a little embarrassed that they help so much. If you are prepared to run between 7 and 8 and can spare 10-20 minutes to stay back afterwards to help pack up, it would spread the load across more people and reduce the load on the folks below. 

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”   H.Jackson Brown Jnr.

Bill Henley is the District Commissioner of Scouting for Whitehorse. Bill (and now, fellow scouter Ian Talbett) helps us set up and run the event every week.

Stan and Sue - expert BBQ personnel - always there to help gather controls after the event

Lauris Stirling - after 30+ years of leading a cub pack you
would think she'd done enough. Our lead coach
but always ready to help out in other ways too.

Ian Stirling - like Lauris....always there...
willing to help in whatever way possible.

Ian Talbett - recently retired and
enjoying (we hope) helping our
Team to organise the series.
Henk de Jong - a keen national and international traveller. Recently returned from Europe - always there when there are controls to be picked up Our Tech Support Team - Pierre, Monica and Darian provide IT and networking assistance to keep all our gear working Bruce and his bike - seldom refuse assistance when we
need help picking up controls from parkland areas.
Steve Bird - arrives early and checks the course out so you can have a clean run. Katherine Dent - the talented young lady responsible for our Graphic Design - check out our new fixture! Peter and Pam - help us out with coaching
when masses of cubs/scouts arrive
Jon and Thor - always cheerful, regular control collectors.

Peter and Ainslie are heavily involved in organising VRA rogaines as well - often loading equipment, driving trucks and catering for 300-400 people.

This is the nature of regular volunteers - they recognise that they can make a difference and pitch in to help in most endeavours in which they take part.

Eric Davidson - occasionally awake, during which time he arrives early and helps us set up Our behind the scenes PR man - often 
has marketing ideas that few others see
Peter,Claire, Lauris and Ainslie - who
hang back to the end of the event and
help us collect controls and/or pack up
 

Our Newest Participant

 

Congratulations to Mike and Karen for the arrival of a beautiful young lass - Josie. In preparation for her first event, we prepared a number of additional children's tags.

Check out Josie's first score - apparently Mum carries the tag at this stage...but it won't be long...

Never Trust a GPS

As he drove towards this evening's event, Steve Bird thought it unusual that we had scheduled the last two events in close proximity to one another. "Turn Left" the GPS unit advised and as he turned into Surrey Dive, he thought the area looked familiar. It was only as he pulled up at the Scout Hall that he realised that he had inadvertently selected the wrong week in his navigation unit - and it had taken him to last week's location.

Fortunately, this evening's event was only 10-15 minutes away and Steve turned up a little before 6:30 - but much later than anticipated. We've all heard stories of disasters occurring because people became too dependant on GPS units or other technologies - always be careful, recognise that technology can fail and always check that what the unit is telling you makes sense.

Ainslie's 60th Birthday

Ainslie turns 60 on the day of our Zerbes Reserve event - and many of us will go out to celebrate the occasion. There's a good little Thai Restaurant in Canterbury Road - called Sawasdee; we plan to go there after the event to eat together (blow out candles, sing silly songs and generally make Ainslie feel special...but more of that later).

If you'd like to join us, you'd be most welcome. Rumour has it that a number of well known rogainers plan to attend too; this will be an opportunity to meet some of them. Please RSVP to geoff.hudson@gmail.com and we'll make the necessary bookings - more details re menu/cost soon.

Picture Gallery

Welcome to the Wright family.
Ilona and Corey got 2 controls more
than Elton and Justin this evening
Isabelle and Liesl planning their course Claire spots the shortcut to the finish control
Buzz and Coral race into the finish Molly beat Geoff this evening - he ran to 3/10 at the end to
get the extra 5 points. Sadly, he was 2 minutes late and lost 6 pts.
Nik and Andrew as they finished
Pam and Izzy - a tough course
Congratulations on 2nd Place Izzy!!
Jenny and John came from Williamstown to
have a look at our series
Bernie finishing
Phil Giddings sprints home Downloading.... Lachie and Natasha wait for Dad to download
Chris and friends (?)   John finishes
Phil - a keen cyclist - heads home Molly rehydrates Lucky last....Keith Anker

Results

Click on the tag number to see split times for an entry

 Tag  Surname  FirstName  Club 2 3 4 5  Points  Penalty  Final Score  Start Time  Finish Time  Elapsed
                           
  ADULT RUNNERS                      
1079 GIDDINGS  PHIL VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:41:59 19:30:56 00:48:57
236 WALPOLE  GARRY   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:43:50 19:34:35 00:50:45
2047 JAFFREY  ADAM   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:17:07 19:10:29 00:53:22
292 BIRD  STEPHEN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:28:58 19:22:43 00:53:45
530 BALLARD CHRIS   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:14:54 19:10:18 00:55:24
267 STILLWELL  DAVE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:50:17 19:45:56 00:55:39
2000 ANDREWS  GREG   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:13:18 19:09:21 00:56:03
205 TORODE  PHIL DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:08:31 19:04:47 00:56:16
2073 SUTCLIFFE  JONATHAN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:26:26 19:23:26 00:57:00
1014 GLASPOLE  JIM   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:56:19 19:56:07 00:59:48
2072 EGERTON  THORLENE   5 5 5 5 70 3 67 18:25:42 19:25:50 01:00:08
218 BIRD  TONY DR 4 4 5 5 65 0 65 18:24:22 19:18:38 00:54:16
245 CLARKE  ZOE SCOUT 4 4 5 5 65 0 65 18:54:19 19:52:26 00:58:07
532 GOVE ANN   4 4 5 5 65 0 65 18:38:12 19:37:46 00:59:34
1157 ROWLES  GEOFF   5 5 5 5 70 6 64 18:04:49 19:06:03 01:01:14
2017 ASHBURNER  DAVID   5 5 5 5 70 6 64 18:34:33 19:36:08 01:01:35
246 CLARKE  MIKE NE 5 5 5 5 70 6 64 18:54:30 19:56:13 01:01:43
1072 MEWS  DENNIS VRA 3 4 5 5 63 0 63 17:56:37 18:50:00 00:53:23
254 KEMPSTER  PETER NE 3 4 5 5 63 0 63 18:35:00 19:32:56 00:57:56
220 STIRLING  LAURIS NE 4 3 5 5 62 0 62 18:13:26 19:08:15 00:54:49
531 LEVELEKY SIMON   4 4 4 5 61 0 61 18:17:29 19:13:02 00:55:33
2048 LEVELEKY  KRISTA   4 4 4 5 61 0 61 18:17:31 19:13:04 00:55:33
250 ENTER  MARY BK 4 4 4 5 61 0 61 18:35:08 19:33:46 00:58:38
278 MURRAY  BERNADETTE   3 3 5 5 60 0 60 18:36:27 19:30:19 00:53:52
1015 MARTIN  CLAIRE VRA 3 4 4 5 59 0 59 18:05:43 19:03:37 00:57:54
1003 YEATMAN  JOSIE VRA 5 5 5 5 70 12 58 18:56:58 20:00:17 01:03:19
1073 MEWS  PAT VRA 4 3 5 4 57 0 57 17:57:43 18:55:05 00:57:22
1054 BRAITHWAITE  PAM SCOUT 2 3 4 5 54 0 54 18:08:09 18:59:40 00:51:31
229 PANTER  DARIAN AR 2 3 4 5 54 0 54 18:21:02 19:17:41 00:56:39
2028 LO PRESTI  MONICA   2 3 4 5 54 0 54 18:21:03 19:18:40 00:57:37
1091 CHEN  PETER VRA 4 3 3 5 54 0 54 18:41:42 19:41:19 00:59:37
1093 BUSHBY  MEGAN VRA 3 3 3 5 52 0 52 18:24:56 19:21:29 00:56:33
534 WRIGHT ILONA   2 2 4 5 51 0 51 18:40:11 19:39:12 00:59:01
2103 KEEFFE  ZOE   2 3 3 4 45 0 45 18:36:19 19:35:37 00:59:18
2106 MCILWRAITH  STUART   2 3 3 4 45 0 45 18:36:18 19:35:40 00:59:22
222 HENLEY  BILL SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 30 40 17:52:44 19:02:20 01:09:36
533 WRIGHT ELTON   3 2 4 2 38 0 38 18:40:17 19:40:14 00:59:57
233 GURMAN  SUE DR 1 0 3 3 29 0 29 17:55:18 18:49:12 00:53:54
                           
  ADULT WALKERS                      
1009 KING  ROS   3 4 5 5 63 0 63 18:06:31 19:04:49 00:58:18
1031 MCGRAIL  ANDREW   3 3 4 5 56 0 56 18:19:03 19:17:15 00:58:12
2016 PANTER  TANYA   2 3 4 5 54 0 54 18:20:54 19:18:43 00:57:49
206 MILLER  ALLAN DR 1 3 4 5 52 0 52 18:08:39 19:05:38 00:56:59
224 BURGOYNE  SANDY BK 1 3 4 5 52 0 52 18:32:21 19:30:13 00:57:52
2087 CARLAND  ANDREW   2 2 4 5 51 0 51 18:42:02 19:38:11 00:56:09
1064 RASIDI  KAY VRA 4 3 4 5 58 9 49 18:10:03 19:12:57 01:02:54
2007 GREEN  ANDREW   2 4 1 5 45 0 45 18:14:00 19:11:25 00:57:25
219 STIRLING  IAN NE 2 3 3 4 45 0 45 18:15:01 19:13:19 00:58:18
1041 CUMMINS  AINSLIE VRA 1 3 3 4 43 0 43 18:36:09 19:34:06 00:57:57
2010 BELL  LARA   1 3 3 4 43 0 43 18:34:30 19:34:05 00:59:35
235 BAYLEY  BUZZ BK 1 4 2 4 42 0 42 18:07:19 19:03:54 00:56:35
237 BAYLEY  CORAL BK 1 4 2 4 42 0 42 18:07:17 19:03:56 00:56:39
223 TALBETT  IAN SCOUT 2 3 4 5 54 12 42 18:54:12 19:57:42 01:03:30
2060 JOHNSON  RACHEL   2 3 2 4 41 0 41 18:18:52 19:15:00 00:56:08
2018 JOHNSON  JANET   2 3 2 4 41 0 41 18:18:46 19:14:57 00:56:11
211 DE JONG  HENK AR 2 2 4 3 41 0 41 18:34:18 19:33:56 00:59:38
210 SHALDERS  DIANNE AR 2 2 4 3 41 0 41 18:34:16 19:33:57 00:59:41
1032 HARDIE  SCOTT   1 1 3 4 37 0 37 18:38:51 19:18:37 00:39:46
1087 TOZER  LIESL VRA 1 1 3 4 37 0 37 18:13:45 19:01:53 00:48:08
1168 MCGRAIL  LISA   1 3 3 3 38 6 32 18:18:58 19:20:31 01:01:33
2023 ASHBURNER  LEN   1 1 3 2 27 0 27 18:29:18 19:16:57 00:47:39
207 MILLER  PAT DR 2 2 1 2 24 0 24 18:11:14 18:49:18 00:38:04
800 SHEAHAN JENNY BK 1 1 1 3 24 0 24 18:45:39 19:30:50 00:45:11
801 SHEAHAN JOHN BK 2 1 1 2 21 0 21 18:45:59 19:41:55 00:55:56
1100 ANKER  KEITH VRA 0 1 3 3 30 18 12 18:58:09 20:03:29 01:05:20
1035 BARNES  KENT   5 0 0 0 10 0 10 18:29:45 19:29:23 00:59:38
1036 BARNES  LISA   5 0 0 0 10 0 10 18:29:41 19:29:31 00:59:50
203 HUBBERT  MICHAEL RK 2 3 4 5 54 54 0 18:02:58 19:20:16 01:17:18
1086 STILLWELL  MICHAEL VRA 4 5 3 4 55 63 -8 18:12:28 19:32:45 01:20:17
                           
  ADULT CYCLISTS                      
1040 PATERSON  BRUCE AR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:51:27 19:33:29 00:42:02
                           
  CUBS                        
313 MCGRAIL  EVAN   3 3 4 5 56 0 56 18:19:01 19:16:33 00:57:32
1007 CLARKE  KAREN NE 1 3 2 4 39 0 39 18:54:36 19:48:16 00:53:40
                           
  JUNIORS                        
1154 ROWLES  MOLLY   4 4 5 5 65 0 65 18:04:46 18:55:30 00:50:44
400 BRAITHWAITE ISABELLE NE 2 3 4 5 54 0 54 18:08:11 19:00:03 00:51:52
401 WRIGHT COREY   2 2 4 5 51 0 51 18:40:09 19:39:06 00:58:57
1115 GREEN  NIK VRA 2 4 1 5 45 0 45 18:13:58 19:11:28 00:57:30
315 CLARKE  JOSIE NE 1 3 2 4 39 0 39 18:54:35 19:48:15 00:53:40
402 WRIGHT JUSTIN   3 2 4 2 38 0 38 18:40:14 19:40:13 00:59:59
2033 HARDIE  NATASHA   1 1 3 4 37 0 37 18:38:48 19:18:33 00:39:45
2055 HARDIE  LACHIE   1 1 3 4 37 0 37 18:38:48 19:18:35 00:39:47
1116 GREEN  ALEX VRA 1 1 3 4 37 0 37 18:13:43 19:01:50 00:48:07
312 MCGRAIL  BETHANY   0 3 3 3 36 0 36 18:18:59 19:17:38 00:58:39
302 EDWARDS  ADRIAN   1 1 1 2 19 0 19 19:00:43 19:40:22 00:39:39
303 EDWARDS  PATRICK   1 1 1 2 19 0 19 19:00:48 19:40:29 00:39:41

 

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