Suburban Adventure Racing 
Scout Adventure Racing


Event 11 - Damper Creek

We wish all of our regulars - particularly the little kids that come along and take part - a safe and enjoyable Christmas. Christmas is a time for all of us to reach out to family and friends to let them know how important they are to us - presents are OK, but there's few things better than a nice hug.

Thanks to all of the parents and scout leaders that brought children along this year - we've had 770 kids take part with a total of almost 900 runs (and we're not half-way through the season yet). Particular congratulations to the Juniors that take part every week - many of you are now great navigators and super-fit too!
 

Just a few views of the terrain that you ran through this evening.

Damper Creek Nature Reserve must surely be one of the prettiest spots in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs.

Our thanks to the folks in Monash Council's Recreation Department for allowing us to use their facilities in Federal Reserve.

Our Hosts for the Evening - Kaye and Peter Brooks

 

Most of you would have visited the home of Kaye and Peter Brooks this evening - some during the event, some after for the Christmas BBQ and many both times.

As a special Christmas present to one and all, Peter opened their back gate to allow people to take a shortcut through their property from the reserve into the nearby streets. Anyone that visited control #20 would have seen the bunting and followed it down into the back garden.

Sadly, the planned obstacle course, high-ropes course and local kids armed with super-soakers could not be provided in the time we had available - we'll try to do better next year.

Those that approached from the reserve spotted the open gate but were not sure if it was the one shown on the map. We had thought about putting bunting on the rear entrance, but assumed that people would see the one and only gate pretty easily.

Some saw the map that we put on the gate and took the hint...

One other stuck his head through the gate and was greeted by "an overly friendly bloke leaning against a tree with a beer in his hand". But a shortcut is a shortcut and he jogged warily past our cook and down the South side of the house.

Venturers doing Lifestyle Award

Some of the scouts and venturers that take part in our series use their participation as one facet of their Lifestyle Badge or higher qualification such as Queen Scout or Duke of Edinburgh awards. Braeden Edgar is using our current series towards his Lifestyle Badge and needs to participate for 10 weeks or so. Let's have a look to see how he's going so far...






This looks to be a pretty efficient way to get all controls - and it's great that Braeden now has the confidence to go for the lot.

Be warned Braeden - you will need to keep track of time/distance in future events as courses get longer during the summer break - and you may not be able to get them all.

Have a look at a replay of his course - at Click here to play Braeden's Track (note that Windows may warn you about strange executeables...but just tell it to do it in this case).

Next Week

Next week, we take you to another pretty spot in Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs - Wattle Park in Box Hill South.

Wattle Park has it all - historic buildings, huge gum trees, wattles, wildflowers, a massive adventure playground for kids, ponds and creeks. The entry is from Riversdale Road and early arrivals can park in the Chalet Carpark. If this carpark is full, overflow parking is available at the golf-club.

To give you an idea of the terrain, the map to the right is the course that we provided last year. This year, we'll get a little more adventurous and extend it to the South into nearby streets and laneways.

The area North of the Chalet Carpark has tables, benches and BBQs - if people want to bring food along and have a BBQ or picnic that's OK too. The surroundings are ideal for this and we've asked for good weather and asked mosquitoes to stay away...

 

We Need your Help

Our series grows primarily by word-of-mouth - and if you can tell your friends or workmates about us, we'd be grateful. While funds raised do go to local scout groups - our primary goal in running the series is to provide local families with an opportunity to get outdoors and have fun with maps. At the beginning of the season we printed a bunch of glossy brochures and to be honest - they don't do a lot of good sitting on the registration table week after week.

So perhaps you'd consider taking a couple of our brochures and passing them on to friends or other families that might be interested in joining us?

 

Picture Gallery

Welcome back Len! Vic briefing one of ANdrew's friends Bev and Julie signing in
Anne and Fiona   The McGrails and friends
  Dean and family Vic finishing
  A great finish from Michael Stillwell Follwed by Dennis Mews
  Well done ladies - a great finish! Mr Cool....finishing
 

Results

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 Tag  Surname FirstName  Club 2 3 4 5  Points  Penalty  Final Score  Start Time  Finish Time  Elapsed
                           
  ADULT RUNNERS                        
1083 HERITAGE MATT VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:36:30 19:13:51 00:37:21
2000 ANDREWS GREG   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:22:01 19:02:31 00:40:30
530 JAFFREY ADAM   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:06:04 19:47:33 00:41:29
2029 SEDUNARY VIC   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:49:44 19:34:48 00:45:04
2017 ASHBURNER DAVID   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 17:58:49 18:44:07 00:45:18
1004 HUNTER ANDREW VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:32:01 19:18:41 00:46:40
253 DENT KATHERINE YV 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:03:12 19:52:45 00:49:33
251 SAUNDERS REG DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:09:08 19:01:55 00:52:47
249 DALWOOD PETER DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:27:35 19:21:04 00:53:29
246 CLARKE MIKE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:53:24 19:47:09 00:53:45
2034 BLAIR HAMISH   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:48:29 19:42:21 00:53:52
1001 ROBINSON KAREN VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:48:10 19:43:13 00:55:03
216 TEMPLETON EWEN AR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:13:45 20:11:26 00:57:41
226 DAVIDSON ERIC BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:05:05 19:03:36 00:58:31
220 STIRLING LAURIS NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:29:44 19:28:27 00:58:43
228 TREASE MERV BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:18:17 19:17:45 00:59:28
2100 BAILES RICK   4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:07:51 18:55:54 00:48:03
2084 YEAMAN BEN   4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:44:49 19:42:30 00:57:41
2089 DODDS JACK   4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:44:48 19:42:31 00:57:43
2028 LO PRESTI MONICA   3 5 5 5 66 0 66 18:53:26 19:53:06 00:59:40
2116 PALMER SHIRLEY   5 5 5 4 65 0 65 18:34:29 19:26:47 00:52:18
244 WALLIS GRAHAM BK 5 5 5 4 65 0 65 18:31:59 19:27:10 00:55:11
1073 MEWS PAT VRA 5 4 4 5 63 0 63 18:52:53 19:48:44 00:55:51
254 KEMPSTER PETER NE 4 5 4 5 64 3 61 18:05:41 19:05:51 01:00:10
1093 BUSHBY MEGAN VRA 5 5 5 5 70 9 61 18:48:55 19:51:24 01:02:29
1147 TAN RACHEL   5 5 5 5 70 9 61 18:01:17 19:04:07 01:02:50
2009 ENTER CLAIRE   5 5 5 5 70 12 58 18:28:23 19:31:48 01:03:25
1072 MEWS DENNIS VRA 4 4 3 5 57 0 57 18:52:18 19:35:42 00:43:24
1047 HALL ROBYN VRA 4 4 3 5 57 0 57 18:10:30 19:00:42 00:50:12
1054 BRAITHWAITE PAM SCOUT 3 5 5 3 56 0 56 18:06:15 19:01:04 00:54:49
2105 BASSETT HAMISH   3 5 5 2 51 0 51 18:54:34 19:50:02 00:55:28
2103 KEEFFE ZOE   3 5 5 2 51 0 51 18:54:30 19:50:01 00:55:31
2002 VERNAL GLEN   3 4 4 3 49 0 49 17:57:09 18:41:10 00:44:01
229 PANTER DARIAN AR 2 2 3 5 47 0 47 18:53:03 19:52:10 00:59:07
222 HENLEY BILL SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 24 46 18:07:32 19:15:24 01:07:52
2117 PALMER ROSALIE   0 2 3 2 28 0 28 18:34:31 19:25:23 00:50:52
2104 DETERING CHARLOTTE   0 0 1 2 14 0 14 18:54:35 19:29:24 00:34:49
                           
  ADULT WALKERS                        
205 TORODE PHIL DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:44:03 19:35:12 00:51:09
267 STILLWELL DAVE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:49:00 19:48:49 00:59:49
1112 BROOKS PETER VRA 5 5 4 5 66 0 66 17:55:17 18:44:12 00:48:55
811 SCOTT MELISSA   4 5 5 4 63 0 63 18:40:30 19:35:26 00:54:56
1015 MARTIN CLAIRE VRA 4 4 4 5 61 0 61 18:03:09 19:02:58 00:59:49
237 BAYLEY CORAL BK 4 3 4 5 58 0 58 18:40:05 19:37:48 00:57:43
235 BAYLEY BUZZ BK 2 5 4 5 60 3 57 18:40:03 19:40:09 01:00:06
1031 MCGRAIL ANDREW   3 4 3 5 55 0 55 18:46:36 19:45:56 00:59:20
1009 KING ROS   2 4 3 5 53 0 53 18:04:13 19:01:44 00:57:31
1086 STILLWELL MICHAEL VRA 5 5 5 5 70 18 52 18:29:58 19:35:34 01:05:36
812 MCILWRAITH STUART   3 5 5 2 51 0 51 18:54:32 19:49:58 00:55:26
2087 CARLAND ANDREW   4 2 3 5 51 0 51 18:39:10 19:37:32 00:58:22
224 BURGOYNE SANDY BK 1 2 4 5 49 0 49 18:44:43 19:38:52 00:54:09
223 TALBETT IAN SCOUT 2 4 2 5 49 0 49 18:10:20 19:06:12 00:55:52
215 PRENTICE DAVID NE 3 4 4 4 54 6 48 18:29:05 19:30:23 01:01:18
1032 HARDIE SCOTT   2 2 3 5 47 0 47 18:54:19 19:49:55 00:55:36
2016 PANTER TANYA   2 2 3 5 47 0 47 18:53:06 19:52:41 00:59:35
1064 RASIDI KAY VRA 3 5 5 4 61 15 46 18:00:45 19:05:11 01:04:26
1125 BRAND MANDY   1 2 3 5 45 0 45 17:58:52 18:58:04 00:59:12
2012 BRAND MICHAEL   1 2 3 5 45 0 45 17:58:54 18:58:07 00:59:13
802 KNIGHT KEN   3 4 4 2 44 0 44 18:32:28 19:30:36 00:58:08
206 MILLER ALLAN DR 1 3 2 5 44 0 44 18:05:25 19:04:38 00:59:13
1121 BROOKS KAYE VRA 1 3 3 4 43 0 43 18:03:06 18:56:51 00:53:45
250 ENTER MARY BK 1 1 3 5 42 0 42 18:16:02 19:15:11 00:59:09
2007 GREEN ANDREW   2 2 3 4 42 0 42 18:12:27 19:11:43 00:59:16
217 TEMPLETON JENELLE AR 1 4 3 3 41 0 41 19:13:33 20:01:01 00:47:28
1094 TREASE BEV VRA 1 0 3 5 39 0 39 18:13:30 19:08:26 00:54:56
1060 WOOD JULIE   1 0 3 5 39 0 39 18:13:27 19:08:29 00:55:02
207 MILLER PAT DR 1 0 3 5 39 0 39 18:05:44 19:05:17 00:59:33
1102 PATCHETT ALISON VRA 1 4 3 2 36 0 36 18:40:26 19:23:00 00:42:34
1103 CAIN ANDREW VRA 1 4 3 2 36 0 36 18:40:27 19:23:01 00:42:34
1087 TOZER LIESL VRA 2 0 3 4 36 0 36 18:12:23 19:08:47 00:56:24
1067 PROSSOR FIONA   2 0 3 4 36 0 36 18:26:00 19:24:55 00:58:55
1068 MACLEISH ANNE   2 0 3 4 36 0 36 18:25:59 19:24:57 00:58:58
1132 SPICER DEAN   1 4 4 1 35 0 35 18:37:17 19:33:20 00:56:03
1136 LOVELL DEB   2 2 1 4 34 0 34 18:44:40 19:42:18 00:57:38
2147 SIU KIRSTY   0 3 3 2 31 0 31 18:38:44 19:32:27 00:53:43
2146 SIU KAFAY   0 3 3 2 31 0 31 18:38:45 19:32:32 00:53:47
2035 BLAIR PENNY   1 3 3 1 28 0 28 18:50:49 19:35:51 00:45:02
804 WENDLER-CANNING STEFANIE   2 2 1 4 34 6 28 18:44:45 19:45:53 01:01:08
810 BARRY JULIE   2 2 1 4 34 6 28 18:44:47 19:45:55 01:01:08
814 XUE TAO   2 2 1 4 34 6 28 18:44:44 19:46:02 01:01:18
801 CANNING STUART   3 3 3 3 42 15 27 18:13:16 19:18:07 01:04:51
800 CULPITT TAMMY   3 3 3 3 42 15 27 18:13:13 19:18:09 01:04:56
805 ANKER KEITH   0 0 1 4 24 0 24 19:21:36 20:19:18 00:57:42
1027 CARMAN BRUCE   0 2 2 2 24 0 24 18:52:48 19:52:16 00:59:28
233 GURMAN SUE DR 1 1 3 5 42 18 24 18:44:14 19:49:32 01:05:18
803 GURMAN STAN   1 1 3 5 42 18 24 18:44:15 19:49:42 01:05:27
1023 HENLEY SARAH   3 4 3 5 55 33 22 18:08:45 19:19:15 01:10:30
219 STIRLING IAN NE 1 3 1 1 20 0 20 18:50:30 19:27:00 00:36:30
1028 CARMAN NICOLE   0 2 1 1 15 0 15 18:52:50 19:42:55 00:50:05
203 HUBBERT MICHAEL RK 3 3 3 3 42 30 12 18:10:14 19:20:11 01:09:57
2023 ASHBURNER LEN   1 2 0 0 8 0 8 17:58:58 18:18:02 00:19:04
                           
  ADULT CYCLISTS                        
307 MALONEY PETER   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:12:22 20:02:56 00:50:34
                           
  CUBS                        
313 MCGRAIL EVAN   3 4 3 4 50 0 50 18:46:37 19:45:28 00:58:51
2150 SIU JOSH   0 3 3 2 31 0 31 18:38:49 19:32:16 00:53:27
                           
  CUBS                        
2151 SIU OWEN   0 3 3 2 31 0 31 18:38:37 19:32:38 00:54:01
                           
  JUNIORS                        
2037 BLAIR CALUIN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:48:28 19:37:52 00:49:24
2082 EDGAR BRAEDEN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:21:22 19:11:52 00:50:30
402 KERLE NATE   5 4 4 5 63 0 63 18:11:07 19:06:08 00:55:01
1115 GREEN NIK VRA 5 4 4 5 63 0 63 18:11:06 19:06:07 00:55:01
312 MCGRAIL BETHANY   3 4 3 5 55 0 55 18:46:35 19:45:25 00:58:50
1155 HARDIE BEN   2 2 3 5 47 0 47 18:54:26 19:49:56 00:55:30
2033 HARDIE NATASHA   2 2 3 5 47 0 47 18:54:24 19:49:57 00:55:33
1138 LOVELL PATRICK   1 2 2 4 36 0 36 18:44:31 19:40:41 00:56:10
400 W-C ERIC   1 2 2 4 36 0 36 18:44:37 19:40:49 00:56:12
1116 GREEN ALEX VRA 2 0 3 4 36 0 36 18:12:25 19:08:44 00:56:19
1133 SPICER SALLY   1 4 4 1 35 0 35 18:37:13 19:33:14 00:56:01
1134 SPICER ARNOLD   1 4 4 1 35 0 35 18:37:14 19:33:26 00:56:12
2036 BLAIR JEMIMAH   1 3 3 1 28 0 28 18:50:47 19:35:49 00:45:02
317 CARMAN STEPHANIE   0 2 2 2 24 0 24 18:52:47 19:53:28 01:00:41
302 EDWARDS ADRIAN   0 1 3 1 20 0 20 18:48:05 19:36:08 00:48:03
405 XUE TRON   1 2 1 2 22 0 22 18:44:34 19:46:09 01:01:35
316 CARMAN OLIVIA   0 2 1 1 15 0 15 18:52:42 19:43:57 00:51:15
320 CARMAN AMY   0 2 1 1 15 0 15 18:52:42 19:43:57 00:51:15
303 EDWARDS PATRICK   0 1 1 1 12 0 12 18:48:16 19:36:36 00:48:20
403 W-C LEA   3 2 0 2 22 0 22 19:00:00 20:18:28 01:18:28
408 FLEMING NATALIE   3 2 0 2 22 0 22 19:00:00 20:18:39 01:18:39
404 W-C HANNE   3 2 0 2 22 0 22 19:00:00 20:18:43 01:18:43
                           
  SCOUTS                        
2149 SIU TARA   0 3 3 2 31 0 31 18:38:41 19:32:18 00:53:37
2148 SIU RYAN   0 3 3 2 31 0 31 18:38:43 19:32:42 00:53:59

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