Suburban Adventure Racing 
Scout Adventure Racing


Event 9 - Bellbird Dell and environs

Traditionally, when using this map, we've started at the Scout Hall in Nunkeri Street - but this year, we thought we'd get you closer to Bellbird Dell and over to the East where the terrain is much more picturesque (and steeper too). It wasn't until last week as we started to set the course that we realised that this part of the map wasn't all that good (to be truthful - it hadn't been field checked at all). Fortunately, the area is just a hop, skip and bike ride from our place and it provided an excuse for a couple of nice rides in recent days.

We were thrilled by the support that we received from the folks at Vermont Secondary College - if you know anyone that goes there, please say thanks. The carpark at the front of the grounds was ideal for our purposes and the trees provided both shade and wind protection.

It was terrific to see Nina and Joyce bring the 5th Vermont Guides along this evening - we hope you enjoyed yourselves! Congratulations to the group that went with Carol for top-scoring this evening. Thanks also to Marcus and his trusty band of parent helpers - for coming along this evening to run a BBQ tea after the event. As I finished, I could see people crowding around - so it seemed pretty popular. Please be aware that as scout helpers you're entitled to free entry into any of our events - we continue every Tuesday through to the end of daylight saving - so if you feel like a walk (or run)....come out and join us.

Training Corner

Thanks to the Guides for joining us this evening - just to recap some of the training tips provided this evening:

  • The COLOURS on the map are important:

      Private Property - people's houses
      Brown - bitumen - roads and paved areas
      White - on our maps - areas you can run through - parks, lanes etc
      Blue - water features, creeks, rivers, ponds, swamps
      Green - trees/vegetation - light green is OK, darker shades progressively worse
      Purple shows temporary out of bounds or dangerous areas - like construction sites
      Olive green is used for garden beds - you're not allowed to step on or over these
      Black - for buildings, fences, rocks
  • The symbols on the map are important - you need to know these to "read" your map

  Man made object - park benches, seats, signs etc
  Trees - big distinct trees and smaller trees/bushes
  Fence - crossable
  Fence - not crossable - and...you are not allowed to try
  Stairs
  Paths, tracks - usually in parks
  Water - creek, pond, marsh
  Play park
  Building

Many of this evening's controls were placed in relation to vegetation boundaries - so the distinction between open ground (white) and the green area (trees) was important. If you do have problems "reading the vegetation" - look for nearby features that tell you where the control is - let's look at this evening's map:

  Control #20 was on the Southernmost tree of a patch of trees. There was a cleared area between this patch and the one to the South. If you had trouble finding it:
  • Find the fence corner and follow the vegetation boundary from there.
  • Find the bench on the path and follow the other side of the vegetation boundary to the control.
  • or come in from the road - I pace-counted along the southern vegetation to make sure I didn't overshoot.
  A few people had trouble with #12 - it was on the end of a fence that ran diagonally along the creek. The area was pretty overgrown, so you couldn't just follow the diagonal fence.

If coming from the West, stay close to the private property (the grey) and stop when you see the low fences to your right. Follow the NS fence behind the green, over the creek and you'll find the control easily.

If approaching from the South, one just follows the fence line. The little black squares are the tin sheds on the property - also a good navigation feature.

Interestingly, you can run up the washed out area provided by the creek - which takes you straight to the control.

  #16 was a random tree in the middle of nowhere.

The key here is the fence lines - the control was placed in relation to the fences either side. Just follow one of the fences to the appropriate corner and look in the direction of the control - you'll see it.

Next Week

We're at McCubbin Street next week - limited parking at the hall - so park in McCubbin Street or Rees Street and walk into the park - we'll be there. The main feature will - of course - be Damper Creek. Rest assured that we'll field check the map carefully this week to find the prettiest and most interesting control locations for your enjoyment.

Christmas Party

A number of us are planning to go out to dinner after the event on 22nd December - probably to nearby Sawasdee Thai that proved so successful for Ainslie's birthday. If you'd like to come along, please let Schon know on 0407 531 858 or see her at any event.

 

Picture Gallery

The Carman Family Pierre took charge of the back of house operation Adrian and Patrick register
Paul and Cate finishing Thor huffs and puffs up the final hill Phil Giddings running 11 to 9
 (with Bruce just passing by on his bike)
Andrew at #11 Jon - running well - on the way to #11 Jess and Len at #13
Evan trailing Dad Ken with Di - hmmm - one registered as a runner,
the other as a walker
Uphill run from Alicia
Ros waves as we pass The boardwalk was definitely closed Dave headed to #1
Scott and Natasha approaching #8 #12 was behind the tree... It was good to see the Peet's return
The Guides finishing Nina and Guides Tina and gerard
Neo and dad More Guides finishing The Guides check the results display

Lost Property

   
    Child's necklace - found at Vermont Secondary College, 8th Dec.

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 18:08:00 18:50:40 00:42:40
1079 GIDDINGS PHIL VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:42:52 19:27:30 00:44:38
267 STILLWELL DAVE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:22:06 20:07:24 00:45:18
2003 SUPRUN TIMOFEY   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:04:07 19:49:51 00:45:44
2100 BAILES RICK   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:05:48 18:51:41 00:45:53
2072 EGERTON THORLENE   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:29:14 19:16:42 00:47:28
1004 HUNTER ANDREW VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:43:22 19:30:56 00:47:34
1148 DYMOWSKI ALICIA   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:58:55 19:47:10 00:48:15
291 HORNE ANDREW   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:26:56 19:18:24 00:51:28
2029 SEDUNARY VIC   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:30:24 19:22:41 00:52:17
2073 SUTCLIFFE JONATHAN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:42:08 19:34:37 00:52:29
225 BOGEMANN SHANE SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:01:34 18:55:45 00:54:11
251 SAUNDERS REG DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:27:32 19:22:27 00:54:55
246 CLARKE MIKE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:01:31 19:57:49 00:56:18
2067 HUDSON GEOFF   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:07:28 20:04:42 00:57:14
2027 THOMAS SPEROS   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:40:04 19:38:52 00:58:48
244 WALLIS GRAHAM BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:13:54 19:13:19 00:59:25
308 BESLEY MARK DR 3 5 5 5 66 0 66 18:40:42 19:39:10 00:58:28
226 DAVIDSON ERIC BK 5 5 5 5 70 6 64 18:00:52 19:02:26 01:01:34
2098 PARTHENOPOULOS JAMES   4 5 5 4 63 0 63 18:11:38 19:06:53 00:55:15
216 TEMPLETON EWEN AR 4 4 5 4 60 0 60 18:02:48 19:01:10 00:58:22
254 KEMPSTER PETER NE 5 4 3 5 59 0 59 18:23:03 19:21:50 00:58:47
1093 BUSHBY MEGAN VRA 4 4 3 5 57 0 57 18:12:45 19:05:55 00:53:10
1054 BRAITHWAITE PAM SCOUT 3 4 3 5 55 0 55 18:23:01 19:19:19 00:56:18
2030 MADILL KEN   3 4 3 5 55 0 55 18:38:45 19:38:29 00:59:44
250 ENTER MARY BK 2 4 3 5 53 0 53 18:27:13 19:22:44 00:55:31
222 HENLEY BILL SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 18 52 18:22:55 19:28:17 01:05:22
2106 MCILWRAITH STUART   4 2 3 4 46 0 46 19:08:50 20:06:03 00:57:13
2105 BASSETT HAMISH   4 2 3 4 46 0 46 19:08:45 20:06:06 00:57:21
1015 MARTIN CLAIRE VRA 3 2 5 2 42 0 42 18:31:43 19:24:40 00:52:57
233 GURMAN SUE DR 1 4 2 4 42 0 42 18:32:33 19:31:22 00:58:49
1091 CHEN PETER VRA 2 5 4 5 60 21 39 18:49:31 19:56:06 01:06:35
229 PANTER DARIAN AR 3 2 1 4 36 0 36 19:12:18 19:51:25 00:39:07
2028 LO PRESTI MONICA   3 2 1 4 36 0 36 19:12:19 19:51:29 00:39:10
1027 CARMAN BRUCE   3 2 1 3 31 36 -5 18:48:56 20:00:18 01:11:22
                           
  ADULT WALKERS                        
205 TORODE PHIL DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:53:38 19:50:38 00:57:00
218 BIRD TONY DR 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:47:23 19:46:14 00:58:51
1009 KING ROS   5 4 3 5 59 0 59 19:00:00 19:51:00 00:51:00
1112 BROOKS PETER VRA 4 4 3 5 57 0 57 18:04:39 19:03:25 00:58:46
1031 MCGRAIL ANDREW   3 4 3 5 55 0 55 18:39:41 19:37:12 00:57:31
293 YOUNG DI   3 4 3 5 55 0 55 18:38:48 19:38:27 00:59:39
800 SPARKES BRETT VRA 2 3 4 5 54 0 54 18:31:12 19:30:23 00:59:11
2087 CARLAND ANDREW   3 2 3 4 44 0 44 18:50:54 19:47:40 00:56:46
211 DE JONG HENK AR 3 1 5 3 44 0 44 18:30:04 19:28:22 00:58:18
206 MILLER ALLAN DR 1 3 3 4 43 0 43 18:05:40 18:57:43 00:52:03
202 GURMAN STAN DR 1 3 3 4 43 0 43 18:32:00 19:29:23 00:57:23
1060 WOOD JULIE   2 2 3 4 42 0 42 18:02:02 18:56:19 00:54:17
1051 WOHLAN PAUL VRA 2 2 3 4 42 0 42 18:05:35 19:03:37 00:58:02
1052 MCKINNON CATE VRA 2 2 3 4 42 0 42 18:05:31 19:03:38 00:58:07
1168 MCGRAIL LISA   2 3 2 4 41 0 41 18:39:39 19:38:54 00:59:15
1032 HARDIE SCOTT   1 2 4 3 39 0 39 19:03:07 19:58:12 00:55:05
219 STIRLING IAN NE 2 2 3 4 42 3 39 18:39:24 19:40:18 01:00:54
1094 TREASE BEV VRA 2 2 2 4 38 0 38 18:17:37 19:14:48 00:57:11
283 PEET KEVIN   1 3 2 5 44 6 38 18:56:04 19:57:17 01:01:13
207 MILLER PAT DR 2 2 3 3 37 0 37 18:06:01 19:02:05 00:56:04
2010 BELL LARA   3 2 1 4 36 0 36 19:13:01 19:51:51 00:38:50
2016 PANTER TANYA   3 2 1 4 36 0 36 19:13:03 19:52:03 00:39:00
221 BROKNER PIERRE AR 3 2 1 4 36 0 36 19:12:12 19:51:27 00:39:15
260 GREEN LYN YV 2 3 2 3 36 0 36 18:41:53 19:39:45 00:57:52
203 HUBBERT MICHAEL RK 2 2 3 3 37 3 34 18:15:55 19:16:40 01:00:45
614 CAROL SOLE 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 3 1 1 4 33 0 33 18:33:16 19:32:13 00:58:57
1100 ANKER KEITH VRA 2 1 3 4 39 6 33 19:00:35 20:02:04 01:01:29
1006 MACK IAN   0 1 1 5 32 0 32 19:04:05 20:00:45 00:56:40
1005 MACK LINDA   0 1 1 5 32 0 32 19:04:03 20:00:48 00:56:45
616 SARAH VAUGHAN 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 3 1 3 2 31 0 31 18:32:41 19:20:01 00:47:20
615 NINA COLE 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 3 2 1 3 31 0 31 18:33:58 19:32:37 00:58:39
802 CARMAN NICOLE   3 2 1 3 31 0 31 18:48:59 19:59:57 01:10:58
801 PERSON ANOTHER   1 0 2 3 25 0 25 18:41:35 19:30:16 00:48:41
2023 ASHBURNER LEN   1 0 2 3 25 0 25 18:41:33 19:30:21 00:48:48
1128 SMITH TINA   1 0 0 0 2 0 2 18:17:32 18:24:55 00:07:23
                           
  ADULT CYCLISTS                        
1040 PATERSON BRUCE AR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:04:58 19:44:15 00:39:17
307 MALONEY PETER   3 2 3 3 39 0 39 19:35:00 20:05:33 00:30:33
1039 SCAMMELL ADAM AR 5 5 5 5 70 42 28 18:39:00 19:52:34 01:13:34
                           
  CUBS                        
313 MCGRAIL EVAN   3 4 3 5 55 0 55 18:39:42 19:36:01 00:56:19
                           
  JUNIORS                        
2005 SUPRUN EGOR   3 2 3 4 44 0 44 19:04:20 20:03:47 00:59:27
2004 SUPRUN VANYA   3 2 3 4 44 0 44 19:04:11 20:04:04 00:59:53
312 MCGRAIL BETHANY   2 3 2 4 41 0 41 18:39:40 19:36:09 00:56:29
2033 HARDIE NATASHA   1 2 4 3 39 0 39 19:03:09 19:58:14 00:55:05
605 MARISA HAGIHARA 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 3 1 1 4 33 0 33 18:33:11 19:31:01 00:57:50
609 SOPHIE MARR 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 3 1 1 4 33 0 33 18:33:13 19:31:03 00:57:50
607 RHIANNON JOHNSON-CLARKE 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 3 1 1 4 33 0 33 18:33:14 19:31:06 00:57:52
604 SASHA EDWARDS 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 3 1 3 2 31 0 31 18:32:37 19:19:55 00:47:18
610 EMMA NIJK 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 3 1 3 2 31 0 31 18:32:34 19:19:52 00:47:18
611 ALICE O'CONNELL 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 3 1 3 2 31 0 31 18:32:39 19:19:58 00:47:19
602 EMMA DREW 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 3 2 1 3 31 0 31 18:33:54 19:32:23 00:58:29
606 ALICE JARVIS 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 3 2 1 3 31 0 31 18:33:56 19:32:26 00:58:30
613 AMBER WILD 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 3 2 1 3 31 0 31 18:33:52 19:32:24 00:58:32
400 CARMAN AMY   3 2 1 3 31 0 31 18:48:54 19:59:55 01:11:01
1026 CARMAN STEPHANIE   3 2 1 3 31 0 31 18:48:43 20:00:09 01:11:26
401 CARMAN OLIVIA   3 2 1 3 31 0 31 18:48:49 20:00:16 01:11:27
302 EDWARDS ADRIAN   1 0 3 2 24 0 24 18:50:10 19:41:08 00:50:58
303 EDWARDS PATRICK   1 0 3 2 24 0 24 18:50:26 19:41:31 00:51:05
314 KOZMA NEO   2 1 1 2 21 0 21 18:49:07 19:34:00 00:44:53
601 JESSIE CHEN 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 2 3 3 2 35 15 20 18:33:28 19:37:50 01:04:22
600 ANNIKA AHRENS 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 2 3 3 2 35 15 20 18:33:29 19:37:52 01:04:23
612 AMY ROBINSON 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 2 3 3 2 35 15 20 18:33:25 19:37:48 01:04:23
608 KRISTEN LEE 5TH VERMONT GUIDES 2 3 3 2 35 15 20 18:33:27 19:37:54 01:04:27

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