Suburban Adventure Racing 
Scout Adventure Racing


Event 1 - Gardiner's Creek

We're Back!

As the icy winds of Winter fade away for another year and the arrival of daylight saving gives us another hour to get outdoors, our Adventure Racing Series begins again. Now in our 7th year, the series seems to work pretty well and we're pleased to see that - in spite of the low fees charged for entry - the series is not only self-supporting but actually provides generous donations to local youth groups to help them run a better programme for their youth members.

In spite of the threatening rain, there was very little precipitation. We closed the lids on the computer gear a couple of times, but no issues there with such light showers. Thanks to the more than 90 people that turned out to take part - now that you've been through the annual registration process, you can relax and just go for a walk or run as you please.

Last year we introduced several innovations - including introductory courses for younger children (ie Joeys and Cubs), several new maps and electronic registration (to reduce paperwork/administrative effort). This year, we plan to go even further - with our tablet-based registration system providing each participant to enter/amend their membership entry, even more new maps and the transition to Hosted Activities - where the hosting group takes responsibility for promotion and catering while we provide the activity and coaching.

Our ultimate goal is to help groups to set and run their own activities - and there are many activities in progress to achieve this. We'll keep you apprised of progress in this area as these exciting projects move forward.

 

Old Friends

As we chatted after the event, Stuart mentioned that he was pretty familiar with the area because he used to be a member of the 9th Box Hill Scout Troop. As he proudly showed me his name on the group's honour board, I mentioned that I had been the Scout Leader at this group for a number of years during the 90's.

As we recounted various stories about said troop - we suddenly realised that we had both taken part in some of these activities - that he was one of my scouts - and ipso facto....I was his scout leader for a couple of years.

It's nice to meet up with people you've worked with in the past - particularly pleasing when you see that the weedy little guy you once dealt with has grown into such a capable and caring adult.

 

What happened to Adam?

Those of you that look at your splits will realise how useful this can be. In this evening's event, Adam Jaffrey is clearly the fastest on course - taking out 1st place on 16 of the 20 legs that he ran this evening.

The performance on his last leg indicates that something went disastrously wrong - and this was just enough to let Tony Bird take out line honours in this evening's event.

If Adam's listening......perhaps he could drop us an email. We'd all love to hear what happened.

If you've never seen your splits, try clicking on the underlined blue tags beside your name - in the results below.

 

Harry Hocking Returns

Harry was, without a doubt, the fastest participant at the beginning of last year - but other interests/commitments took him elsewhere. This provided other runners with a period of respite - although the arrival of an impressively quick Finn Nolan in the Junior category might have provided some competition in time.

Harry turned up this evening with a couple of friends and ran with them to introduce them to the activity.  It seems likely that these guys will compete against one another in the Adult Runners section. We look forward to some interesting results here.

Welcome back Harry!

Our Volunteers

Each week, many of those attending pitch in to help out in some way - and we'd be immensely grateful if others might pitch in to spread the load - to allow our regulars to take a night off and just go out for a peaceful run.

This evening's volunteers:

  • Putting out controls - Bill Henley, Ian Talbett, Schon and Geoff
  • Coaching/Registration - Peter, Ainslie and Lauris
  • Control Pickup - Bill and Sarah, Stan Gurman, Bernie Shuttleworth, Buzz and Coral

If you could come along for a 7:00pm start (or thereabouts) and lend a hand picking up controls at the end of the evening - please talk to Schon or Geoff when you arrive.

Our Sponsors

  • Victorian Rogaining Association - an amazing group of friendly people that run team-based events in both the metropolitan area and also in bushland areas. Rogaining provides a perfect day-outing for those with a young family - it provides a range of challenges for people of different skills, a safe environment in which to practise navigation sports and see the outdoors and wonderful food afterwards - all included in their low-cost entry fee! See http://vra.rogaine.asn.au/ for more information about their next event.
     
  • Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club - if at some stage, you venture over to other urban orienteering events - such as streetO or MelbushO, you'll find that there are lots of orienteering clubs out there that will encourage you to join their club. Nillumbik Emus - and its members - have sponsored the Scout Series right from the beginning. If you'd like to try out some of these other activities, ask Schon or Geoff for details - and please consider joining Nillumbik Emus when you do so (NE is one of the larger clubs in Melbourne - and membership is only $5 per year).

Picture Gallery

So many kids!
Adam brought Flynn out for a walk - such a cute little guy
Ethan - a member of 9th Box Hill Troop - came
 along to take part in his first event this evening
Adrian and Patrick finishing
So straightforward - even a little kid can operate it Some used prams, others carried.... Andrew and Ewen finishing
Banjo and friend Karen and Josie Mike Clarke - guitarist extraordinaire!
Shirley and Rosalie Bill and Sarah - love the new top Bill! That's all for this week
See you all Next Week at Nunawading

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                        
218 BIRD  TONY DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:27:10 19:05:59 00:38:49
2047 JAFFREY  ADAM   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:04:49 19:44:32 00:39:43
2017 ASHBURNER  DAVID   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:25:24 19:05:43 00:40:19
246 CLARKE  MIKE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:38:31 19:29:06 00:50:35
1043 SUTHERLAND  DEB VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:31:30 19:24:49 00:53:19
216 TEMPLETON  EWEN AR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:34:30 19:28:35 00:54:05
2028 LO PRESTI  MONICA   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:29:22 19:23:51 00:54:29
226 DAVIDSON  ERIC BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:09:19 19:04:46 00:55:27
1147 TAN  RACHEL   4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:36:26 19:32:34 00:56:08
217 TEMPLETON  JENELLE AR 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:34:59 19:32:21 00:57:22
1065 HOCKING  HARRY SCOUT 5 5 5 4 65 0 65 18:03:40 18:50:42 00:47:02
2103 BUSZKO RYAN   5 5 5 4 65 0 65 18:03:39 18:50:41 00:47:02
1072 MEWS  DENNIS VRA 5 5 5 4 65 0 65 18:10:10 19:01:39 00:51:29
2102 BRAND RHYS   5 5 5 4 65 0 65 18:03:36 18:55:08 00:51:32
2105 BASSETT  HAMISH   2 5 5 5 64 0 64 18:46:24 19:41:29 00:55:05
2106 MCILWRAITH  STUART   1 5 5 5 62 0 62 18:46:22 19:35:42 00:49:20
1073 MEWS  PAT VRA 2 4 5 5 61 0 61 18:11:13 18:59:50 00:48:37
1054 BRAITHWAITE  PAM SCOUT 3 5 5 5 66 9 57 18:39:30 19:41:45 01:02:15
247 GROVER  PETER DR 1 4 4 5 55 0 55 18:27:48 19:09:23 00:41:35
265 CLARKE  JARRAH NE 2 2 5 5 55 0 55 18:35:33 19:22:47 00:47:14
2142 PALMER SHIRLEY   1 4 5 4 54 0 54 18:12:21 19:03:21 00:51:00
2143 PALMER ROSALIE   1 4 5 4 54 0 54 18:12:17 19:03:17 00:51:00
292 BIRD  STEPHEN   0 3 4 5 50 0 50 17:32:35 17:58:32 00:25:57
229 PANTER  DARIAN AR 0 3 3 4 41 0 41 18:27:17 19:04:08 00:36:51
2104 DETERING  CHARLOTTE   0 2 3 4 38 0 38 18:46:26 19:30:15 00:43:49
1091 CHEN  PETER VRA 1 2 3 3 35 0 35 18:43:13 19:41:10 00:57:57
323   GERARD   0 2 2 3 29 0 29 19:11:19 19:13:08 00:01:49
2067 HUDSON  GEOFF   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19:00:00 19:49:21 00:49:21
                           
  ADULT WALKERS                        
205 TORODE  PHIL DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:42:41 19:32:18 00:49:37
1023 HENLEY  SARAH   2 5 5 5 64 0 64 18:31:20 19:26:34 00:55:14
222 HENLEY  BILL SCOUT 2 5 5 5 64 0 64 18:31:22 19:26:39 00:55:17
1125 BRAND  MANDY   1 5 5 5 62 0 62 18:02:12 18:57:24 00:55:12
2012 BRAND  MICHAEL   1 5 5 5 62 0 62 18:02:07 18:57:25 00:55:18
1031 MCGRAIL  ANDREW   1 5 5 5 62 0 62 18:33:13 19:28:37 00:55:24
1009 KING  ROS   2 4 5 5 61 0 61 18:48:56 19:37:30 00:48:34
235 BAYLEY  BUZZ BK 4 4 5 4 60 0 60 18:55:45 19:54:08 00:58:23
1039 SCAMMELL  ADAM AR 1 4 5 5 59 0 59 18:36:19 19:21:32 00:45:13
248 PIKE  DENISE DR 3 4 4 5 59 0 59 18:30:53 19:18:23 00:47:30
237 BAYLEY  CORAL BK 3 4 4 5 59 0 59 18:55:40 19:52:28 00:56:48
220 STIRLING  LAURIS NE 2 5 5 4 59 0 59 18:58:03 19:57:26 00:59:23
223 TALBETT  IAN SCOUT 2 4 4 5 57 0 57 18:12:44 19:05:22 00:52:38
801 CREEK PEGGY   1 4 4 5 55 0 55 18:30:49 19:24:38 00:53:49
206 MILLER  ALLAN DR 0 4 4 5 53 0 53 18:21:17 19:11:57 00:50:40
1032 HARDIE  SCOTT   0 4 4 5 53 0 53 18:34:24 19:26:01 00:51:37
1168 MCGRAIL  LISA   0 4 4 5 53 0 53 18:33:04 19:31:06 00:58:02
1012 ROBBINS  JOH   4 5 5 5 68 15 53 18:34:37 19:39:06 01:04:29
1033 PERCY  DANIEL   4 5 5 5 68 15 53 18:34:34 19:39:09 01:04:35
401 CREEK HARRY   2 4 4 4 52 0 52 18:30:37 19:21:20 00:50:43
202 GURMAN  STAN DR 0 4 5 4 52 0 52 18:29:17 19:22:50 00:53:33
203 HUBBERT  MICHAEL RK 1 3 4 5 52 0 52 18:22:02 19:21:00 00:58:58
250 ENTER  MARY BK 0 3 4 5 50 0 50 18:07:03 19:00:14 00:53:11
1067 PROSSOR  FIONA   0 3 4 5 50 0 50 18:05:43 19:01:20 00:55:37
1068 MACLEISH  ANNE   0 3 4 5 50 0 50 18:05:45 19:01:22 00:55:37
207 MILLER  PAT DR 0 2 3 5 43 0 43 18:21:12 19:07:32 00:46:20
1007 CLARKE  KAREN NE 0 2 4 4 42 0 42 18:34:07 19:27:51 00:53:44
221 BROKNER  PIERRE AR 0 3 3 4 41 0 41 18:27:15 19:04:10 00:36:55
219 STIRLING  IAN NE 0 3 3 4 41 0 41 18:53:50 19:50:32 00:56:42
1015 MARTIN  CLAIRE VRA 1 2 3 4 40 0 40 18:19:48 19:17:32 00:57:44
2141 GREENWAY KATE   1 2 3 4 40 0 40 18:19:34 19:17:34 00:58:00
1041 CUMMINS  AINSLIE VRA 0 2 3 4 38 0 38 19:07:02 19:43:40 00:36:38
1087 TOZER  LIESL VRA 0 2 3 4 38 0 38 18:16:53 18:59:31 00:42:38
2016 PANTER  TANYA   0 2 2 3 29 0 29 19:11:17 19:12:27 00:01:10
800 BELL LARA   0 2 2 3 29 0 29 19:11:18 19:12:41 00:01:23
2023 ASHBURNER  LEN   0 1 2 2 21 0 21 18:23:52 19:09:08 00:45:16
212 HUDSON  SCHON NE 0 1 0 0 3 0 3 42684.79167 42684.748 -01:02:53
                           
  CUBS                        
313 MCGRAIL  EVAN   1 5 5 5 62 0 62 18:33:14 19:27:44 00:54:30
404 HALIFAX CORBY   1 5 5 5 62 0 62 18:33:17 19:27:47 00:54:30
                           
  JUNIORS                        
2140 JELLETT TRACY   1 2 3 4 40 0 40 18:19:41 19:17:45 00:58:04
1155 HARDIE  BEN   0 4 4 5 53 0 53 18:34:26 19:26:04 00:51:38
2033 HARDIE  NATASHA   0 4 4 5 53 0 53 18:34:27 19:26:05 00:51:38
403 MCGRAIL BETHANY   0 4 4 5 53 0 53 18:33:03 19:30:26 00:57:23
315 CLARKE  JOSIE   0 2 4 4 42 0 42 18:34:08 19:25:57 00:51:49
1115 GREEN  NIK VRA 0 2 3 4 38 0 38 18:16:52 18:59:33 00:42:41
302 EDWARDS  ADRIAN   0 2 2 3 29 0 29 18:31:03 19:09:31 00:38:28
303 EDWARDS  PATRICK   0 2 2 3 29 0 29 18:31:09 19:09:47 00:38:38
2144 VALENA ANNABEL   0 2 4 4 42 18 24 18:22:24 19:27:58 01:05:34
2145 ASHBURNER ELLA   0 2 4 4 42 18 24 18:22:23 19:27:57 01:05:34
406 WONG ETHAN   1 2 2 3 31 21 10 19:00:00 20:06:55 01:06:55
                           
  SCOUTS                        
402 CREEK MADELINE   1 4 4 5 55 0 55 18:30:51 19:24:25 00:53:34
400 CREEK POOCHY   1 4 4 5 55 0 55 18:30:47 19:24:24 00:53:37
405   WILLIAM   1 2 2 3 31 0 31 18:43:11 19:40:46 00:57:35

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