Suburban Adventure Racing 
Scout Adventure Racing


Event 5 - Surrey Hills

It rained all day - so we were not surprised when quite a few of our regulars didn't make it this week. Stan Gurman noted that the traffic was horrific - as it often is in Melbourne after rain. Wisely, people slow down and drive more conservatively - but the result on an already overloaded road network is pretty gruesome.

As it turned out, the rain stopped a little before 6pm and those that did attend were treated to one of those cool, crisp evenings that you get immediately after fresh rain. As an added bonus, they got to start at one end of a delightful park - one that has never really been utilised by local orienteers...but is likely to be so in the future. The courses were pretty short - as we put 7-8 controls inside the park to entertain the cubs and scouts that were taking part that evening.

What Happened to Controls 10 and 16?

Two controls were troublesome this evening - controls 10 and 16. If your score (below) is incorrect, please let us know by email and we'll fix it up. Both of these controls were the older/grey controls - now in their 5th year of operation. We tested them all earlier that day and in the warm, dry confines of our house they worked just fine. Sadly, spending a day out in the cold and pouring rain pushed them a little bit too far - and both struggled to work by the end of the day. Some people did manage to get one or both working and we salute their perseverance.

Nonetheless, always remember that if a control doesn't work, just keep moving - and then claim the additional control as you download your eTag. It's a simple process - the screen shows what your eTag contains - if something is missing, just press the button for that control. Job done...

This Evening's Highlights

The Park

Such a wonderful place to stage an event like this. The park runs North-East from Riversdale Road - around 500m in total. While there is impenetrable vegetation at a couple of spots, most of the area is navigable. We'll work with the guys from 19th Camberwell to turn this into a first rate map both for our series and for nearby Scout Groups that want to train there.

The Catering

Our sincere thanks to all of the parents and scouts that pitched in to provide such a wonderful supper after the event - and whoever made those yummy cupcakes needs to send us the recipe (they were as good as...or better than anything I've tasted in a long, long time - although I suspect that my dieting efforts this week will suffer as a result).

The catering turned a basic training and exercise activity into a spectacular social evening - we'd love to come back again (next year) if you're up for it...

The Scouts/Cubs

What an enthusiastic group of kids you have - with a maximum score of 70 points, most groups did very well indeed:

  • Evan McGrail ran with Dad this evening ...taking out 1st place in the CUBS section
  • Charlie, Josh, Lexie and Felix followed closely - with a score of 53 out of a possible 70.
  • Claudia, Hayley, Roman and Lewis came first in the SCOUTS section with 60 points.

Navigation Training

A key concept for this evening's event was the need to use "linear features" to find many of the controls in the park.

  • Linear - means something that resembles a line
  • Feature - means something that is distinctive or stands out in the landscape

So linear features are lines or rows of things that stand out in the landscape - typical examples are tracks, roads, fences and creeks. Orienteers call these features "handrails" - something you can take hold of that guides you to where you want to go. Let's look at a couple of examples from this evening's map:

Moving from Control 6 (The Rocks) to Control 16 (Seat by the road)
  • Option 1 - move to the path (a linear feature) - and follow it until you approach the road; you can't miss the bench on your left.
  • Option 2 - head to the fence (a linear feature) and follow it to the road. At the road, turn right and head North - staying on the Eastern side of the footpath. You cant miss it!
Moving from Control 6 (The Rocks) to Control 5 (Another Seat) is a little more difficult.
  • The obvious linear feature here is the fence - but the key problem is that it's got trees and vegetation along it...so you can't "hold onto" it.
  • This is, however, not really a problem - as long as you walk along the clearing keeping the fence in sight - preferably a few metres to your left.
  • When you hit the road, you can orient the map, turn around and you'll spot the seat between the two treed areas ...easy as pie!

While the green vegetation near the creek has a well defined edge - that can be used as a linear feature - it's not as good as the fence in this case. The fence has a well-defined stopping point - that catches you as you proceed along the fence. The green vegetation boundary has no stopping feature, so you could easily go past the seat without realising that you'd gone too far.

Map Corrections

This evening's map was produced in recent weeks - and we've done our best to make it as good as possible in the time available. There are, however, always errors that sneak in or things that could be done better. We call these "map corrections" - and we collect them from participants after each event. We make a point of putting them back into the master map that very evening....so they don't (or shouldn't) appear in the next event.

If you see stuff that's wrong/missing/unclear, please let us know - either by talking to one of the organisers or by email after the event. The map corrections for this event include:

  • The road between 16 and 5 should be a single lane vehicle track
  • The bridge between 6 and 8 is missing
  • Several benches need to be added
  • We could map the vegetation more accurately
  • A large-scale map of the park should use the 1m contours....
  • Remove extraneous contour on West side of map

Picture Gallery

Graeme heads into the finish Karen and Nicola turn back when they realise there is no way through Hannah, Greg and Rufus
Bruce hurtles into the finish Followed closely by Andrew Jenny and cub head to the finish
Hannah spots the control
...but how to get down there?
Eventually worked it out Peter arrives
  Peter Herd came to visit Phil Torode helped at the finish for a while
Thor and Thor's friend....   Scouts finishing
Rod tries to keep up with them Patrick and Adrian finishing Bill finds his way back to the finish
Scouts sprint to the finish ...OK, now they're sprinting Greenhills Scouts
Amazing support from parents and some of the scouts pitched in to help too No caption required - a great finish guys
and another Pierre helps out at the download station Another great finish

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 18:17:27 18:53:31 00:36:04
1065 HOCKING  HARRY SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:25:26 19:02:57 00:37:31
2017 ASHBURNER  DAVID   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:15:57 18:55:51 00:39:54
267 STILLWELL  DAVE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:53:35 19:34:48 00:41:13
2073 SUTCLIFFE  JONATHAN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:03:02 19:45:31 00:42:29
1148 DYMOWSKI  ALICIA   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:42:52 19:25:44 00:42:52
291 HORNE  ANDREW   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:02:59 19:46:04 00:43:05
228 TREASE  MERV BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:14:53 18:58:40 00:43:47
2072 EGERTON  THORLENE   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:55:32 19:39:28 00:43:56
1014 GLASPOLE  JIM   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:21:03 20:05:09 00:44:06
1004 HUNTER  ANDREW VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:31:41 19:16:04 00:44:23
292 BIRD  STEPHEN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:38:43 19:23:31 00:44:48
2027 THOMAS  SPEROS   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:37:58 19:25:23 00:47:25
246 CLARKE  MIKE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 17:53:15 18:42:29 00:49:14
1157 ROWLES  GEOFF   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:15:00 19:04:54 00:49:54
251 SAUNDERS  REG DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:15:48 19:06:13 00:50:25
254 KEMPSTER  PETER NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:44:02 19:35:48 00:51:46
2028 LO PRESTI  MONICA   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:57:32 19:50:18 00:52:46
244 WALLIS  GRAHAM BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:15:51 19:10:58 00:55:07
222 HENLEY  BILL SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:57:43 19:52:57 00:55:14
226 DAVIDSON  ERIC BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:06:37 19:03:35 00:56:58
250 ENTER  MARY BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:43:12 19:40:30 00:57:18
1091 CHEN  PETER VRA 4 4 5 5 65 0 65 18:59:53 19:56:24 00:56:31
1001 ROBINSON  KAREN VRA 3 4 5 5 63 0 63 19:11:53 19:54:14 00:42:21
530 THOMSON NICOLA   3 4 5 5 63 0 63 19:11:51 19:54:16 00:42:25
253 DENT  KATHERINE YV 2 3 5 5 58 0 58 18:56:25 19:35:50 00:39:25
229 PANTER  DARIAN AR 2 3 5 5 58 0 58 18:58:36 19:43:54 00:45:18
2104 DETERING  CHARLOTTE   2 2 5 3 45 0 45 18:53:58 19:48:36 00:54:38
2105 BASSETT  HAMISH   3 2 3 4 44 0 44 18:53:59 19:50:39 00:56:40
2106 MCILWRAITH  STUART   3 2 3 4 44 0 44 18:53:56 19:50:38 00:56:42
                           
  ADULT WALKERS                        
1009 KING  ROS   4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:29:29 19:28:22 00:58:53
205 TORODE  PHIL DR 4 4 5 5 65 0 65 18:28:04 19:23:46 00:55:42
1031 MCGRAIL  ANDREW   2 4 5 5 61 0 61 18:36:57 19:30:37 00:53:40
221 BROKNER  PIERRE AR 2 3 5 5 58 0 58 18:58:42 19:44:06 00:45:24
219 STIRLING  IAN NE 2 3 5 5 58 0 58 18:45:31 19:43:10 00:57:39
220 STIRLING  LAURIS NE 3 3 5 4 55 0 55 19:11:09 19:55:48 00:44:39
223 TALBETT  IAN SCOUT 2 3 5 4 53 0 53 19:05:44 19:58:02 00:52:18
1041 CUMMINS  AINSLIE VRA 2 3 5 4 53 0 53 19:04:23 19:58:04 00:53:41
2010 BELL  LARA   1 2 5 5 53 0 53 18:59:35 19:58:43 00:59:08
2016 PANTER  TANYA   1 2 5 5 53 0 53 18:59:25 19:58:48 00:59:23
210 SHALDERS  DIANNE AR 2 3 5 4 53 0 53 18:31:23 19:31:00 00:59:37
211 DE JONG  HENK AR 2 3 5 4 53 0 53 18:31:17 19:30:59 00:59:42
203 HUBBERT  MICHAEL RK 2 3 5 4 53 6 47 18:14:10 19:15:30 01:01:20
1168 MCGRAIL  LISA   2 3 3 4 45 0 45 18:37:24 19:30:38 00:53:14
1100 ANKER  KEITH VRA 1 2 4 4 44 0 44 19:07:55 19:59:25 00:51:30
642 STONE  LEANNE 1ST GREENHILLS 1 1 4 4 41 0 41 19:07:42 19:58:52 00:51:10
627 HEALY  MICHAEL 1ST GREENHILLS 3 3 2 3 38 0 38 19:08:06 20:01:47 00:53:41
640 MCDIARMID DARREN 1ST GREENHILLS 3 3 2 3 38 0 38 19:08:07 20:01:54 00:53:47
616 MORLEY  DAVID 1ST GREENHILLS 3 3 2 3 38 0 38 19:08:02 20:01:50 00:53:48
2023 ASHBURNER  LEN   1 2 2 3 31 0 31 18:16:26 18:55:41 00:39:15
202 GURMAN  STAN DR 1 2 3 2 30 0 30 19:11:14 19:45:04 00:33:50
                           
  ADULT CYCLISTS                        
1040 PATERSON  BRUCE AR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:46:21 19:15:44 00:29:23
307 MALONEY  PETER   4 4 4 3 51 0 51 19:32:32 20:10:13 00:37:41
                           
  JUNIORS                        
1154 ROWLES  MOLLY   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:15:02 19:04:55 00:49:53
312 MCGRAIL  BETHANY   2 3 4 5 54 0 54 18:37:25 19:29:54 00:52:29
301 HALBERT  LUKA   2 3 2 2 31 0 31 18:55:38 19:44:46 00:49:08
302 EDWARDS  ADRIAN   1 2 2 2 26 0 26 18:52:21 19:32:47 00:40:26
303 EDWARDS  PATRICK   1 2 2 2 26 0 26 18:52:24 19:32:53 00:40:29
                           
  CUBS                        
313 MCGRAIL  EVAN   2 4 5 5 61 0 61 18:36:59 19:29:53 00:52:54
693 WILHEM CHARLIE 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 2 5 5 53 0 53 18:48:58 19:44:04 00:55:06
694 QIN JOSH 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 2 5 5 53 0 53 18:48:57 19:44:03 00:55:06
695 ROUGH LEXIE 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 2 5 5 53 0 53 18:49:02 19:44:10 00:55:08
688 CHAN FELIX 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 2 5 5 53 0 53 18:49:00 19:44:15 00:55:15
683 BORDON GEMMA 19TH CAMBERWELL 2 2 5 4 50 0 50 18:45:22 19:32:36 00:47:14
681 STARIK LAUCHLIN 19TH CAMBERWELL 2 2 5 4 50 0 50 18:45:10 19:32:26 00:47:16
679 WHITING ABBY 19TH CAMBERWELL 2 2 5 4 50 0 50 18:45:20 19:32:38 00:47:18
677 WAKEFIELD MATTHEW 19TH CAMBERWELL 2 2 5 4 50 0 50 18:45:19 19:33:50 00:48:31
684 HANNABERY HOWIE 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 2 5 4 48 0 48 18:48:59 19:44:12 00:55:13
696 HARRIS ALEXANDER 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 3 4 3 42 0 42 18:50:33 19:45:00 00:54:27
698 EASTWOOD ALEXANDER 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 3 4 3 42 0 42 18:50:35 19:46:22 00:55:47
689 SUTCLIFF LUCAS 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 3 4 3 42 0 42 18:50:28 19:48:28 00:58:00
697 DREYFUS OTHELLO 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 1 4 3 36 0 36 18:50:31 19:46:39 00:56:08
678 TEI LOUIE 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 4 5 4 54 18 36 18:40:11 19:45:34 01:05:23
691 OHALLORAN JESSE 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 4 5 4 54 18 36 18:39:26 19:44:58 01:05:32
690 KLASSON ANNABELL 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 4 5 4 54 21 33 18:39:33 19:45:42 01:06:09
682 KLASSON TOM 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 4 5 4 54 21 33 18:39:30 19:45:50 01:06:20
699 NONAME  X 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 3 5 4 51 24 27 18:39:25 19:46:37 01:07:12
685 KENNEDY JACKSON 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 4 5 4 54 27 27 18:39:28 19:47:46 01:08:18
692 BIZULUS ROBERT 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 3 5 4 51 30 21 18:42:07 19:51:41 01:09:34
686 BAKER HENRY 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 3 5 4 51 30 21 18:42:08 19:51:59 01:09:51
680 FLYNN CATHERINE 19TH CAMBERWELL 0 3 3 2 31 12 19 18:42:11 19:45:38 01:03:27
676 NONAME  X 19TH CAMBERWELL 0 3 3 2 31 15 16 18:42:10 19:46:36 01:04:26
687 BAKER GEORGE 19TH CAMBERWELL 1 3 5 3 46 30 16 18:42:12 19:52:08 01:09:56
                           
  SCOUTS                        
646 HARVEY  CLAUDIA 19TH CAMBERWELL 3 3 5 5 60 0 60 18:51:17 19:46:29 00:55:12
645 MASON  HAYLEY 19TH CAMBERWELL 3 3 5 5 60 0 60 18:51:14 19:46:32 00:55:18
649 O'BRIEN  ROMAN 19TH CAMBERWELL 3 3 5 5 60 0 60 18:51:27 19:49:02 00:57:35
656 HARVEY  LEWIS 19TH CAMBERWELL 3 3 5 5 60 0 60 18:51:25 19:49:01 00:57:36
658 MALE  BEN 19TH CAMBERWELL 3 4 4 5 59 0 59 18:52:09 19:51:40 00:59:31
663 FENWICK  ALEX 19TH CAMBERWELL 3 4 4 5 59 0 59 18:52:11 19:51:48 00:59:37
644 DUPONT  WHITNEY 19TH CAMBERWELL 3 4 4 5 59 0 59 18:52:08 19:51:52 00:59:44
652 ELSBURY  BEN 19TH CAMBERWELL 4 3 5 4 57 0 57 18:52:00 19:51:45 00:59:45
651 FELDMAN  ARI 19TH CAMBERWELL 2 3 5 4 53 0 53 18:50:50 19:33:25 00:42:35
650 STUKENBORG  MILES 19TH CAMBERWELL 2 3 5 4 53 0 53 18:50:48 19:33:27 00:42:39
601 BABU  CHIRAG 1ST GREENHILLS 5 5 3 5 62 9 53 19:04:03 20:06:18 01:02:15
659 MOORE  LACHLAN 19TH CAMBERWELL 2 3 4 4 49 0 49 18:51:03 19:50:49 00:59:46
600 ALLAN  LACHLAN 1ST GREENHILLS 5 4 3 4 54 6 48 19:04:38 20:06:15 01:01:37
653 BORDEN  WILL 19TH CAMBERWELL 2 3 4 4 49 3 46 18:51:01 19:51:08 01:00:07
611 DAMIANO  AMELIE 1ST GREENHILLS 1 2 4 4 44 0 44 19:07:39 19:58:24 00:50:45
634 STONE  JASMINE 1ST GREENHILLS 1 2 4 4 44 0 44 19:07:37 19:58:37 00:51:00
635 EAMES  MATILDA 1ST GREENHILLS 1 2 4 4 44 0 44 19:07:36 19:58:47 00:51:11
612 WILSON  CIARA 1ST GREENHILLS 0 2 4 4 42 0 42 19:07:43 19:58:58 00:51:15
606 LAIDMAN  AMY 1ST GREENHILLS 4 2 3 3 41 0 41 19:02:50 20:00:14 00:57:24
608 PRATT  MIKHAYLA 1ST GREENHILLS 4 2 3 3 41 0 41 19:02:49 20:00:18 00:57:29
654 STONE  WILL 19TH CAMBERWELL 2 2 5 2 40 0 40 18:52:02 19:51:47 00:59:45
613 HEALY  JESSICA 1ST GREENHILLS 1 2 3 2 30 0 30 19:02:37 19:53:17 00:50:40
615 PRATT  KIHARNA 1ST GREENHILLS 1 2 3 2 30 0 30 19:02:36 19:53:18 00:50:42
614 MCDIARMID  DARCY 1ST GREENHILLS 1 2 3 2 30 0 30 19:02:33 19:53:19 00:50:46
637 ELLIS  CONNOR 1ST GREENHILLS 2 1 1 2 21 0 21 19:05:06 20:00:17 00:55:11
636 BOYLEN  SCOTT 1ST GREENHILLS 2 1 1 2 21 0 21 19:05:01 20:00:16 00:55:15
605 KNOTT  BEN 1ST GREENHILLS 2 1 1 2 21 0 21 19:04:09 20:01:17 00:57:08
655 SMITH  JIMMY 19TH CAMBERWELL 0 0 2 2 18 0 18 19:22:36 19:37:54 00:15:18

 

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