Suburban Adventure Racing 
Scout Adventure Racing

Event 14 - Deakin University, Burwood

Welcome to all of our Newcomers

We had a total of 23 new participants this evening. Our thanks go to those of you that have been kind enough to mention our series to friends and family - we don't advertise much....but rely on word of mouth to spread news of our series.

And it's working! Attendances of 130 or so people at this time of year are pretty spectacular - but in a few weeks, when term starts again we expect the scouts to come in huge numbers again. One of our newcomers this evening was an outdoor-ed teacher (?) who enjoyed the activity herself and asked if she could bring one of her classes to an event when term started.

The picture to the left shows one of these new families running into the finish with Karen and Josie - wonderful to see such enthusiasm from young kids! 

Catching up with Old Friends

During the 90's I was Scout Leader at the nearby Scout Group - 9th Box Hill. One of our regulars, Stuart Mcilwraith was a member of the troop and when I left, his mother took over. Those of you that have been in similar volunteer roles will know how hard it is to leave - most of us have a conscience and find it hard to back away if nobody else is prepared to take over.

Heartfelt thanks to Trish for taking over - it was great to catch up with you this evening! Your preparedness to take over allowed me to move to other interests (ie orienteering) and I hope it gave you the opportunity to enjoy scouting activities as much as I did.

As a leader, I got to take part in rock climbing, caving, abseiling, canoeing, hiking/camping and even a trip to Box Hill's sister city Matsudo, in Japan. Recognising that I was going to Japan encouraged me to study Japanese for 12-18 months and I've maintained some interest in Japan ever since. More than anything else - I got to spend quality time with my sons as we participated in each of these activities.

Get Well soon Schon!

Schon normally handles registration but, as many of you had noticed, she had been unwell for some time. As a result of recent blood tests, she was hospitalised early this afternoon - so couldn't make it to the event this evening. When I visited later in the evening, she seemed comfortable and appreciated the many kind wishes that folks at the event asked me to pass on.

Particular thanks to Ian Talbett who took over at registration in Schon's place - handling so many newbies would have been pretty tough. Good job Ian - perhaps we should switch you from putting out controls to registration at future events?

 

Look after Little Kids

We get lots of kids at our events - and in a few weeks, we anticipate there will be lots more.

Can we ask all experienced adults to keep an eye on youngsters as they run through the course and if it seems appropriate - just check to make sure they're OK.

A quick "Are you kids OK?" as you run past won't slow you down much, but it will be appreciated by youngsters and give them confidence that if they need help, they just need to yell out to one of those older folks carrying a map.

Loading GPS Trails onto our Maps

Those of you that carry phones or wear wrist mounted GPS units can now overlay your course onto our map and compare your course, your run...with that of others. A free service that provided this capability previously has now gone commercial - and wants each of us to pay around $45 per year to use their service.

We didn't think this was fair and investigated public domain alternatives - and a product called RouteGadget 2 (ie version two of RG), seemed best. We've installed this product on our server and will put Suburban Adventure Racing maps online in future.

Viewing GPS Trails

Have a look at the URL below to see how it works.

http://street.orienteering.com.au/routegadget/rg2/#8

The #8, takes you directly to last night's event - leaving it off takes you to the RG2 home page and allows you to select from a list of events.

  • Clicking the link displays the map
  • Select the RESULTS tab on the left hand side
  • At the moment, we offer just SCORE COURSE - in time, we'll work out how to split this into sections. Click on SCORE COURSE.
  • One or more names will be displayed - clicking the first tick box displays the course for that person, clicking the second allows you to see an animated view of the person's progress around the course.
  • A dialog box opens in the bottom left - this allows you to control the video replay - if you've selected more than one runner, press the gree splodge thing and it will simulate a mass start (ie all runners will start at the same time).
  • The LENGTH field allows you to see a snail trail behind the runner - it makes it much easier to see - setting it to 1 or 2 seems to work well.
  • Press the PLAY button (or mass start).
  • Enjoy!

Loading your own GPS Track

We are working out how to georeference maps so that people can simply drop GPS trails onto the map directly - but this may take a few days. Until then, you need to align your track to the map as follows:

  • In your browser, go to the RG2 homepage - http://street.orienteering.com.au/routegadget/rg2/
  • Click on the appropriate event
  • Select the DRAW tab
  • Select the course, enter your name and a dummy time (e.g. 60:00). The Choose File button will then be enabled.
  • Find your GPX (or TCX) file and open it; a seemingly random trace appears on the screen.
  • Click on the track at a "known location" - ie a point on the track that you can identify. A green circle appears on the track. Click on the green circle and hold - drag it to the appropriate location.
  • If you click on this green dot, it locks it in place - it changes to RED to indicate that it's locked. Now click on another obvious spot and move this point to its rightful place.
  • What you are doing is stretching and rotating the GPS track to fit to the coordinates of the map. You may need to unlock points, select others and play with it to get it right - but once you get the hang of it...it's quite easy.
  • When satisfied with your newly entered GPS route, press SAVE GPS ROUTE.

This facility is a work in progress - in the near future we will provide utilities to upload split times from the Suburban Adventure Series into it - which will give participants access to SplitsBrowser and all of its analytical tools.

Finally, note that you do not have to have a GPS to use this tool - it provides the ability for manual entry - you can just click along where you went and it will create and save your track. More on this later.

Picture Gallery

Coral and friends Karen and Josie Fiona and Anne celebrate 1 year of orienteering
Robert chases a pooing dog out of the finish chute Another strong finish from Zoe! Julie used to work here - a home ground advantage?
Great finish from Hamish ...and Stuart  
Lyn and Green at the finish Monica Youngsters - drinking ice cold cordial
  Tony Bird finishing Michael and Banjo
David Prentice finishing Pat - thrilled to find her way back to the finish before dark! Adam finishing as the sun sets through the trees

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                        
2017 ASHBURNER  DAVID   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:43:11 19:10:14 00:27:03
218 BIRD  TONY DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:37:03 19:07:04 00:30:01
533 SALES JAYNE   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:03:56 19:34:03 00:30:07
2029 SEDUNARY  VIC   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:00:20 19:30:51 00:30:31
2047 JAFFREY  ADAM   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:08:16 19:40:43 00:32:27
225 BOGEMANN  SHANE SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:24:47 18:59:46 00:34:59
246 CLARKE  MIKE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:30:28 19:05:31 00:35:03
1093 BUSHBY  MEGAN VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:02:02 19:37:55 00:35:53
2100 BAILES  RICK   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:23:28 18:59:29 00:36:01
253 DENT  KATHERINE YV 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:57:59 19:34:45 00:36:46
1004 HUNTER  ANDREW VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 17:55:55 18:33:19 00:37:24
2034 BLAIR  HAMISH   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:28:21 19:05:50 00:37:29
1072 MEWS  DENNIS VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:20:10 18:59:10 00:39:00
249 DALWOOD  PETER DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:04:30 18:44:24 00:39:54
2157 LAMBERT  ROBERT   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:13:01 18:53:19 00:40:18
215 PRENTICE  DAVID NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:36:38 19:16:58 00:40:20
216 TEMPLETON  EWEN AR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:52:07 19:32:44 00:40:37
226 DAVIDSON  ERIC BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:14:11 18:54:52 00:40:41
2028 LO PRESTI  MONICA   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:54:35 19:35:24 00:40:49
530 BROOKS LACHLAN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:17:05 18:58:12 00:41:07
2164 BROOKS  GEOFFREY   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:17:04 18:58:14 00:41:10
1147 TAN  RACHEL   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:18:03 19:00:55 00:42:52
2009 ENTER  CLAIRE   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:18:00 19:00:53 00:42:53
254 KEMPSTER  PETER NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:15:04 18:58:37 00:43:33
251 SAUNDERS  REG DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:05:11 18:48:48 00:43:37
277 HUDSON  ROBERT   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:56:38 19:41:24 00:44:46
531 MCILWRAITH RICHARD   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:54:31 19:40:21 00:45:50
2106 MCILWRAITH  STUART   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:54:27 19:40:25 00:45:58
2105 BASSETT  HAMISH   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:54:37 19:40:45 00:46:08
2103 KEEFFE  ZOE   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:54:28 19:41:26 00:46:58
244 WALLIS  GRAHAM BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:12:46 19:00:02 00:47:16
222 HENLEY  BILL SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:00:00 18:49:21 00:49:21
220 STIRLING  LAURIS NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:59:11 19:51:21 00:52:10
1073 MEWS  PAT VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:21:10 19:20:29 00:59:19
228 TREASE  MERV BK 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:20:37 18:58:11 00:37:34
250 ENTER  MARY BK 5 4 5 5 67 0 67 19:02:15 19:57:10 00:54:55
1091 CHEN  PETER VRA 5 5 5 4 65 0 65 18:44:54 19:28:43 00:43:49
532 MCILWRAITH IAN   5 4 4 5 63 0 63 18:54:36 19:44:23 00:49:47
229 PANTER  DARIAN AR 4 3 5 5 62 0 62 18:54:44 19:45:56 00:51:12
1022 FABIAN  EMMA   4 4 5 4 60 0 60 18:13:58 19:09:23 00:55:25
1021 TABUTEAU  MELISSA   4 4 5 4 60 0 60 18:14:00 19:09:26 00:55:26
2074 BRIGHT  ALISON   3 2 5 5 57 0 57 19:13:58 19:59:52 00:45:54
2104 DETERING  CHARLOTTE   3 2 5 4 52 0 52 18:54:33 19:52:33 00:58:00
248 PIKE  DENISE DR 5 2 4 3 47 0 47 18:16:40 18:47:31 00:30:51
247 GROVER  PETER DR 4 1 4 3 42 0 42 18:16:47 18:52:25 00:35:38
2010 BELL  LARA   3 5 1 3 40 0 40 18:51:18 19:46:32 00:55:14
2075 HAWKES  MAGGIE   1 1 1 1 14 0 14 18:59:53 19:37:49 00:37:56
                           
  ADULT WALKERS                        
205 TORODE  PHIL DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:45:25 19:28:26 00:43:01
2130 CUMMAUQO  ALEX   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:48:24 19:37:03 00:48:39
2128 FELLOWES  THOMAS   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:48:19 19:37:07 00:48:48
1108 BORRIE  BILL   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:06:12 18:59:40 00:53:28
1009 KING  ROS   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:43:28 19:36:59 00:53:31
804 CAMPBELL ELLEN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:37:29 19:35:34 00:58:05
237 BAYLEY  CORAL BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:37:27 19:35:37 00:58:10
803 LEE MARGUERITE   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:37:26 19:35:36 00:58:10
261 GREEN  DEREK YV 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:55:05 19:53:33 00:58:28
2129 RENZELLA  JAKE   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:48:00 19:37:05 00:49:05
1011 KING  PAM VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:04:00 19:00:16 00:56:16
2087 CARLAND  ANDREW   4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:33:46 19:33:36 00:59:50
800 READ MADELINE   5 4 5 5 67 0 67 18:06:39 18:59:17 00:52:38
805 VON BASSO KAROLA   4 5 4 5 64 0 64 18:40:10 19:37:01 00:56:51
235 BAYLEY  BUZZ BK 4 5 4 5 64 0 64 18:40:14 19:37:11 00:56:57
217 TEMPLETON  JENELLE AR 5 5 5 5 70 6 64 18:50:50 19:51:59 01:01:09
1041 CUMMINS  AINSLIE VRA 5 5 5 5 70 6 64 18:50:48 19:52:12 01:01:24
1067 PROSSOR  FIONA   3 4 5 5 63 0 63 18:42:14 19:37:27 00:55:13
1068 MACLEISH  ANNE   3 4 5 5 63 0 63 18:42:15 19:37:28 00:55:13
221 BROKNER  PIERRE AR 4 3 5 5 62 0 62 18:54:43 19:45:58 00:51:15
2147 SIU  KIRSTY   4 4 4 5 61 0 61 18:25:22 19:24:04 00:58:42
1132 SPICER  DEAN   4 4 4 5 61 0 61 18:25:15 19:24:00 00:58:45
2091 KNIGHT  KEN   4 4 5 4 60 0 60 18:18:58 19:16:07 00:57:09
2146 SIU  KAFAY   4 4 4 4 56 0 56 18:25:24 19:25:03 00:59:39
202 GURMAN  STAN DR 4 3 4 4 53 0 53 18:34:03 19:31:42 00:57:39
233 GURMAN  SUE DR 4 3 4 4 53 0 53 18:33:57 19:31:56 00:57:59
1060 WOOD  JULIE   5 2 4 4 52 0 52 18:51:16 19:41:04 00:49:48
1131 BELL  LARA   3 3 3 5 52 0 52 18:46:53 19:44:26 00:57:33
809 MCILWRAITH TRISH   3 2 5 4 52 0 52 18:54:38 19:52:35 00:57:57
1007 CLARKE  KAREN NE 4 2 4 4 50 0 50 18:28:56 19:21:34 00:52:38
207 MILLER  PAT DR 2 2 5 4 50 0 50 18:17:10 19:12:01 00:54:51
1142 WHITE  DUNCAN   5 4 5 5 67 18 49 18:16:01 19:21:38 01:05:37
1141 WHITE  PAMELA   5 5 5 5 70 21 49 18:15:22 19:21:39 01:06:17
801 MCTAGGART KAYE   5 4 5 5 67 21 46 18:15:14 19:21:45 01:06:31
260 GREEN  LYN YV 3 2 4 3 43 0 43 18:56:50 19:36:42 00:39:52
806 TURNER BRYAR   3 2 4 3 43 0 43 18:38:53 19:25:07 00:46:14
1140 MONACO  JEAN   3 2 4 3 43 0 43 18:38:56 19:25:10 00:46:14
2035 BLAIR  PENNY   4 1 4 3 42 0 42 18:29:26 19:13:47 00:44:21
2099 MITCHELL  JENNY   4 1 4 3 42 0 42 18:54:14 19:46:46 00:52:32
1094 TREASE  BEV VRA 3 1 4 3 40 0 40 18:14:51 18:57:20 00:42:29
206 MILLER  ALLAN DR 3 1 4 3 40 0 40 18:17:14 19:05:06 00:47:52
2016 PANTER  TANYA   3 5 1 3 40 0 40 18:51:32 19:46:34 00:55:02
808 PHILLIPS NICOLE   4 3 2 3 40 0 40 18:50:18 19:49:47 00:59:29
2093 CULPITT  TAMMY   4 3 2 3 40 0 40 18:50:22 19:49:53 00:59:31
807 KILNER RHONDA   4 3 2 3 40 0 40 18:50:13 19:49:49 00:59:36
1102 PATCHETT  ALISON VRA 3 2 3 3 39 0 39 18:40:33 19:11:15 00:30:42
1103 CAIN  ANDREW VRA 3 2 3 3 39 0 39 18:40:32 19:11:14 00:30:42
219 STIRLING  IAN NE 2 1 4 3 38 0 38 18:55:00 19:31:46 00:36:46
203 HUBBERT  MICHAEL RK 4 3 5 5 62 24 38 18:15:55 19:23:12 01:07:17
2160 WU  KATIE   2 0 4 3 35 0 35 18:30:00 19:17:44 00:47:44
810 GLEESON DYLAN   3 2 1 2 26 0 26 18:55:36 19:51:50 00:56:14
1087 TOZER  LIESL VRA 3 3 0 1 20 0 20 18:24:57 19:02:27 00:37:30
802 KERLE SARAH   3 3 0 1 20 0 20 18:24:53 19:02:28 00:37:35
1109 ADRIAN  DOROTHY   5 5 4 4 61 45 16 18:13:04 19:27:38 01:14:34
2023 ASHBURNER  LEN   3 1 0 0 9 0 9 18:40:36 19:02:23 00:21:47
  ANKER

KEITH

              DNF      
                           
  ADULT CYCLISTS                        
1039 SCAMMELL  ADAM AR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:19:17 18:43:19 00:24:02
307 MALONEY  PETER   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:15:20 20:00:39 00:45:19
                           
  CUBS                        
2150 SIU  JOSH   4 4 4 5 61 0 61 18:25:31 19:23:57 00:58:26
2151 SIU  OWEN   4 4 4 5 61 0 61 18:25:30 19:25:14 00:59:44
                           
  JUNIORS                        
2082 EDGAR  BRAEDEN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:14:47 18:55:27 00:40:40
2037 BLAIR CALVIN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:28:12 19:10:02 00:41:50
1115 GREEN  NIK VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:21:49 19:04:46 00:42:57
405 COLLINS ANGUS   4 5 4 5 64 0 64 18:40:09 19:36:43 00:56:34
406 COLLINS LILY   4 5 4 5 64 0 64 18:40:12 19:37:13 00:57:01
1134 SPICER  ARNOLD   4 4 4 5 61 0 61 18:25:16 19:23:59 00:58:43
404 RAYNER LACHLAN   4 4 4 5 61 0 61 18:25:36 19:25:17 00:59:41
315 CLARKE  JOSIE   4 2 4 4 50 0 50 18:28:57 19:21:35 00:52:38
402 WHITE CAMERON   5 4 5 5 67 21 46 18:15:16 19:21:30 01:06:14
403 WHITE MATTHEW   5 4 5 5 67 21 46 18:15:13 19:21:32 01:06:19
400 MCTAGGART JORDAN   5 4 5 5 67 21 46 18:15:11 19:21:43 01:06:32
2036 BLAIR  JEMIMAH   4 1 4 3 42 0 42 18:29:23 19:13:51 00:44:28
323 MITCHELL X   4 1 4 3 42 0 42 18:54:20 19:46:44 00:52:24
2065 BRIGHT  PATRICK   3 1 3 2 31 0 31 19:13:56 19:56:11 00:42:15
2066 GASTIN  BRYCE   3 1 3 2 31 0 31 19:13:57 19:56:31 00:42:34
407 PUMPA SAM   3 2 1 2 26 0 26 18:55:34 19:51:48 00:56:14
                           
  SCOUTS                        
2090 KERLE  NATE   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:21:50 19:04:47 00:42:57
1133 SPICER  SALLY   4 4 4 5 61 0 61 18:25:26 19:22:46 00:57:20
2149 SIU  TARA   4 4 4 5 61 0 61 18:25:38 19:24:09 00:58:31
2148 SIU  RYAN   4 4 4 5 61 0 61 18:25:33 19:24:50 00:59:17

 

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