Suburban Adventure Racing 
Scout Adventure Racing


Event 17 - Ruffey's Lake

Setting up our Events

One of the things that first attracted me to both orienteering and rogaining is that both activities are amazingly well run! Like most people, I love being part of something that's well organised - and there's few better feelings than working with a great team of people to do something worthwhile.

We have a weekly cycle during summer - beginning the day after each event - and, roughly, it goes like this:

=> We review the existing map to see if anything needs to be fixed or improved
=> We visit the proposed start location and see if anything has changed; if so, it's remapped.
=> On the Sunday/Monday, we wander around the map and tape control sites (these days, we poke a chopstick with bright tape on it into the ground. You can see one in the photo to the left).

On Tuesday morning, we meet with Scouting friends and provide them with copies of the proposed course and the box of controls. These stalwart helpers visit each control site, retrieve the markers and place the controls. Occasionally, the pink/red marker gets left in place - particularly if the person placing the control thinks the location is cluttered and may be difficult to spot.

We usually meet at 5:30 later that day to set up the event and get things ready for the folks that arrive around 6pm. Those that need to start early can usually leave about 5:45 if they need to go to meetings/other activities. After the event, we get 5-6 people to gather controls - this usually takes no more than 10-15 minutes, so we're headed home well before 8:30pm.

If you'd like to be part of our team or just help out one night to give our regulars a bit of a rest, just let us know. You can come early and help set up, you could help train the kids  that will join us in huge numbers over the next few weeks or you could start late and and stay back to help collect controls and pack up.

Our Hosts - 1st Doncaster East Venturers

Thanks to Luke and his Venturer Unit (from the scout hall at the other end of Ruffey Lake Reserve) - the BBQ was terrific! (I particularly liked the onions).

We look forward to seeing you guys in a few weeks at the Finn's Reserve event.

Comparing Courses

We now use a system called RouteGadget to display courses done by people that carry GPS units (in the near future, we'll provide a simple draw capability so people without GPS units can input their course too).

RouteGadget - called RG - can be found at http://street.orienteering.com.au/routegadget/rg2/

If you click on this link, it will take you to the RG Home Page. This contains a list of recent events.

Select the required event - today's event is there as 2017-01-31: SAR 17; if you click on this event, the map is displayed and a series of tabs appears at the top left.

Clicking on the RESULTS tab allows you to select the course; at the moment, our events only have one course - labelled SCORE COURSE. If you select this course, it displays a list of people that have uploaded their GPS courses for this event (there are two at present - Braeden and Dave).

By clicking the little square below the pencil, you can display their route; un-ticking the box, turns it off.

By doing the same under the PLAY symbol, you can see an animated view of one or more people's courses. If you select the PLAY buttons for anyone, a dialog box appears in the bottom right corner.

 This dialog has a bunch of controls that you can play with to make the replay more visible (by leaving a snail trail of variable length as the marker moves around the map, +/- buttons to speed it up or slow it down.

 

Uploading your GPS Track

Most GPS watches and the apps that run on your iPhone or Android Smartphone allow you to export the GPS track as a GPX file. Those that upload their track to Garmin Connect or Strava etc should look in the tools menu for the export function.

Once you have your GPX file, proceed as follows:

  • Assuming you have RG up already...checking out other people's tracks, select the DRAW tab.
  • Click on the SELECT COURSE pulldown and select the course displayed - in this case, Score Course
  • Enter your name where indicated
  • I'm not sure why, but enter your time (or a dummy time) in the next edit box. This will be replaced with the time from your GPS track - so I really don't know why it's a mandatory field.
  • The CHOOSE FILE button is enabled and pressing this allows you to select and upload your GPX track.
  • A squiggle appears on the screen. Sadly, our maps are not yet geo-referenced - so we need you to stretch and rotate your track to fit to the map. Here's how:

    Clicking once on the track produces a small green circle at that point. If you select an obvious point on the track, hold the left mouse button down and drag this point to the right location.

    Clicking on this point a second time, turns the green circle to red; this indicates that that point is fixed in position.

    Now grab another obvious point on the track and drag this to it's rightful place; if your two points are correct, the track ill now start to look pretty good - showing your route as you moved from control to control. If one of your points is out of place and the track is skewed, try unlocking it and move it appropriately. If necessary, select another point and try again. Once you get the hang of this, it's pretty easy!

Picture Gallery

  I have toes... Schon checks out the sausages
  Bethany and Gran sprint into the finish  
Brendan, Stuart and Zoe Thanks Zoe - good finish!  
Dennis - do I look confused? Evan Julie finishing
The McIlwraith Clan Steve Peacock and Tina Michael gets into the swing of things
A great finish from Dean and Mike   Ian congratulates Daniel on his first event
Daniel is Rob Edmonds' brother

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 18:35:55 19:14:07 00:38:12
255 SEDUNARY  VIC   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:04:16 19:44:02 00:39:46
292 BIRD  STEPHEN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:04:27 19:44:58 00:40:31
2099 MITCHELL  JENNY   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:22:04 19:03:51 00:41:47
531 COATES RICHARD   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:34:50 19:17:49 00:42:59
246 CLARKE  MIKE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:03:58 19:47:36 00:43:38
201 JAFFREY  ADAM   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:07:20 19:51:34 00:44:14
1014 GLASPOLE  JIM   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:10:36 19:56:01 00:45:25
225 BOGEMANN  SHANE SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:27:44 19:13:35 00:45:51
2181 SALES  JAYNE   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:42:20 19:30:02 00:47:42
2178 MCILWRAITH  RICHARD   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:39:14 19:29:35 00:50:21
2034 BLAIR  HAMISH   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:59:48 19:50:53 00:51:05
1043 SUTHERLAND  DEB VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:24:07 19:15:45 00:51:38
216 TEMPLETON  EWEN AR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:27:49 19:20:13 00:52:24
222 HENLEY  BILL SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:11:35 19:04:20 00:52:45
2086 VAN DER HORST  ALEX   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:24:31 19:17:55 00:53:24
254 KEMPSTER  PETER NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:13:59 19:08:44 00:54:45
244 WALLIS  GRAHAM BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:19:02 19:14:06 00:55:04
213 LO PRESTI  MONICA   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:51:05 19:46:26 00:55:21
248 PIKE  DENISE DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:25:46 19:23:47 00:58:01
226 DAVIDSON  ERIC BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:13:28 19:12:24 00:58:56
1003 YEATMAN  JOSIE VRA 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 19:08:53 19:52:46 00:43:53
249 DALWOOD  PETER DR 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:21:12 19:05:43 00:44:31
251 SAUNDERS  REG DR 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:25:49 19:12:09 00:46:20
308 BESLEY  MARK DR 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:27:00 19:22:57 00:55:57
250 ENTER  MARY BK 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:35:47 19:33:20 00:57:33
258 BROOKS  PETER VRA 5 4 5 5 67 0 67 18:12:25 19:06:18 00:53:53
1047 HALL  ROBYN VRA 3 5 5 5 66 0 66 19:00:00 19:11:38 00:11:38
530 ROWLANDS DAVID   5 5 5 4 65 0 65 18:28:39 19:10:58 00:42:19
247 GROVER  PETER DR 4 5 4 5 64 0 64 18:25:36 19:15:11 00:49:35
281 BASSETT  HAMISH   5 3 5 5 64 0 64 18:39:15 19:30:51 00:51:36
2177 MCILWRAITH  IAN   5 3 5 5 64 0 64 18:39:09 19:30:53 00:51:44
2002 VERNAL  GLEN   3 5 4 5 62 0 62 18:02:54 18:40:21 00:37:27
229 PANTER  DARIAN AR 2 5 4 5 60 0 60 18:51:03 19:42:02 00:50:59
269 MEWS  PAT VRA 3 4 4 5 59 0 59 19:01:19 19:56:43 00:55:24
253 DENT  KATHERINE YV 3 4 3 5 55 0 55 19:17:28 19:54:50 00:37:22
2114 BUSZKO  RYAN   2 4 3 5 53 0 53 18:24:34 19:14:51 00:50:17
268 MEWS  DENNIS VRA 4 4 3 4 52 0 52 19:00:28 19:35:41 00:35:13
1021 TABUTEAU  MELISSA   3 3 3 5 52 0 52 18:44:38 19:39:59 00:55:21
1022 FABIAN  EMMA   3 3 3 5 52 0 52 18:44:35 19:40:01 00:55:26
1065 HOCKING  HARRY SCOUT 2 4 2 5 49 0 49 18:24:36 19:14:49 00:50:13
280 DETERING  CHARLOTTE   1 4 2 5 47 0 47 18:39:37 19:32:07 00:52:30
1091 CHEN  PETER VRA 2 2 3 5 47 0 47 19:01:50 19:55:03 00:53:13
2103 KEEFFE  ZOE   5 3 2 4 47 0 47 18:39:04 19:32:50 00:53:46
282 MCILWRAITH  STUART   5 3 2 4 47 0 47 18:39:06 19:32:56 00:53:50
2135 PUMPA  BRENDAN   5 3 2 4 47 0 47 18:39:02 19:32:55 00:53:53
220 STIRLING  LAURIS NE 5 3 3 2 41 0 41 19:20:39 19:59:31 00:38:52
1042 GEORGE  JIM VRA 3 3 2 3 38 0 38 19:19:45 19:53:15 00:33:30
                           
  ADULT WALKERS                      
205 TORODE  PHIL DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:26:54 19:14:50 00:47:56
267 STILLWELL  DAVE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:07:15 19:59:45 00:52:30
1117 ADAMS  GEOFF   4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:06:00 19:01:25 00:55:25
238 MCGRAIL  ANDREW   4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:32:06 19:30:25 00:58:19
284 FREDERICK  RON   3 5 5 5 66 0 66 18:36:26 19:33:11 00:56:45
232 KING  ROS DR 3 5 5 5 66 0 66 18:16:32 19:14:18 00:57:46
217 TEMPLETON  JENELLE AR 3 5 5 5 66 0 66 18:27:39 19:26:25 00:58:46
2087 CARLAND  ANDREW   2 5 5 5 64 0 64 18:35:03 19:30:15 00:55:12
1158 RASIDI  KAY   3 4 5 5 63 0 63 18:55:52 19:46:46 00:50:54
1094 TREASE  BEV VRA 2 4 5 5 61 0 61 18:28:44 19:18:13 00:49:29
221 BROKNER  PIERRE AR 2 5 4 5 60 0 60 18:51:07 19:42:04 00:50:57
1039 SCAMMELL  ADAM AR 2 5 4 5 60 0 60 18:50:57 19:42:00 00:51:03
1015 MARTIN  CLAIRE VRA 2 5 4 5 60 0 60 18:48:17 19:41:44 00:53:27
1140 MONACO  JEAN   2 5 4 5 60 0 60 18:48:12 19:41:40 00:53:28
289 WOHLAN  PAUL VRA 2 5 4 5 60 0 60 18:09:58 19:06:49 00:56:51
290 MCKINNON  CATE VRA 2 5 4 5 60 0 60 18:09:55 19:06:46 00:56:51
2012 BRAND  MICHAEL   1 4 5 5 59 0 59 18:17:31 19:07:12 00:49:41
1125 BRAND  MANDY   1 4 5 5 59 0 59 18:17:28 19:07:11 00:49:43
1041 CUMMINS  AINSLIE VRA 4 4 3 5 57 0 57 19:04:04 20:00:26 00:56:22
800 MANTHEY LORRAINE   2 5 4 4 55 0 55 18:33:51 19:28:21 00:54:30
801 TURNER BRYAR   2 5 4 4 55 0 55 18:48:14 19:44:23 00:56:09
219 STIRLING  IAN NE 2 3 3 5 50 0 50 18:59:14 19:54:24 00:55:10
802 EDMONDS DANIEL   2 5 4 3 50 0 50 19:00:19 19:56:26 00:56:07
2018 JOHNSON  JANET   2 2 5 4 50 0 50 18:16:19 19:14:47 00:58:28
2060 JOHNSON  RACHEL   2 2 5 4 50 0 50 18:16:20 19:14:53 00:58:33
1132 SPICER  DEAN   3 3 2 5 48 0 48 18:36:00 19:30:00 00:54:00
206 MILLER  ALLAN DR 3 4 1 5 47 0 47 18:21:59 19:13:04 00:51:05
2179 MCILWRAITH  TRISH   1 4 2 5 47 0 47 18:39:39 19:32:09 00:52:30
207 MILLER  PAT DR 2 3 2 5 46 0 46 18:21:38 19:14:38 00:53:00
295 MACLEISH  ANNE   1 4 3 4 46 0 46 18:33:24 19:29:52 00:56:28
294 PROSSOR  FIONA   1 4 3 4 46 0 46 18:33:25 19:29:54 00:56:29
242 STILLWELL  MICHAEL VRA 4 4 4 2 46 0 46 18:25:28 19:24:28 00:59:00
239 MCGRAIL  LISA   1 2 3 5 45 0 45 18:36:30 19:32:46 00:56:16
259 BROOKS  KAYE DR 1 4 4 3 45 0 45 18:12:11 19:10:06 00:57:55
203 HUBBERT  MICHAEL RK 2 4 3 4 48 3 45 18:20:59 19:21:10 01:00:11
2016 PANTER  TANYA   1 2 2 5 41 0 41 18:50:46 19:46:07 00:55:21
2010 BELL  LARA   1 2 2 5 41 0 41 18:49:57 19:46:05 00:56:08
2030 MADILL  KEN   1 3 2 4 39 0 39 18:13:25 18:51:25 00:38:00
1060 WOOD  JULIE   2 2 2 4 38 0 38 18:38:19 19:36:08 00:57:49
2162 SPENCER  DAMIAN   2 1 1 5 36 0 36 18:30:19 19:15:37 00:45:18
2146 SIU  KAFAY   1 0 1 5 31 0 31 18:51:58 19:29:37 00:37:39
2147 SIU  KIRSTY   1 0 1 5 31 0 31 18:51:53 19:29:47 00:37:54
274 ASHBURNER  JACQUI   2 1 0 3 22 0 22 18:26:31 19:03:37 00:37:06
273 ASHBURNER  LEN   2 1 0 3 22 0 22 18:26:04 19:03:41 00:37:37
1032 HARDIE  SCOTT   0 1 1 2 17 0 17 19:06:42 19:28:49 00:22:07
1100 ANKER KEITH           DNF          
                           
  CYCLISTS                        
307 MALONEY  PETER   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:40:41 19:24:39 00:43:58
                           
  CUBS                        
313 MCGRAIL  EVAN   1 2 3 5 45 0 45 18:36:32 19:31:39 00:55:07
2150 SIU  JOSH   1 0 1 5 31 0 31 18:52:13 19:29:24 00:37:11
                           
  JOEYS                        
2151 SIU  OWEN   1 0 1 5 31 0 31 18:51:57 19:29:39 00:37:42
                           
  JUNIORS                        
2165 MITCHELL SHAWN 1ST THE BASIN 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:22:09 19:03:48 00:41:39
2082 EDGAR  BRAEDEN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:34:11 19:23:17 00:49:06
2037 BLAIR  CALVIN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:59:46 19:51:20 00:51:34
400 ROWLANDS ALEXANDER   5 5 5 4 65 0 65 18:28:37 19:10:56 00:42:19
312 MCGRAIL  BETHANY   2 5 4 4 55 0 55 18:33:50 19:28:11 00:54:21
276 ASHBURNER  ELLA   3 3 2 5 48 0 48 18:26:51 19:10:04 00:43:13
2122 VALENA  ANNABEL   3 3 2 5 48 0 48 18:26:50 19:10:03 00:43:13
1134 SPICER  ARNOLD   3 3 2 5 48 0 48 18:35:58 19:30:01 00:54:03
2033 HARDIE  NATASHA   2 2 2 5 43 0 43 19:06:43 19:52:43 00:46:00
1155 HARDIE  BEN   2 2 2 5 43 0 43 19:06:44 19:53:19 00:46:35
401 GEORGE MEAGAN   3 3 2 3 38 0 38 19:19:54 19:53:13 00:33:19
2163 SPENCER  ELIJAH   2 1 1 5 36 0 36 18:30:16 19:15:35 00:45:19
                           
  VENTURERS                        
407 COOK MICK WARRAND. VENT. 1 1 0 1 10 0 10 19:24:06 19:32:44 00:08:38
                           
  SCOUTS                        
1133 SPICER  SALLY   3 3 2 5 48 0 48 18:35:56 19:29:59 00:54:03
2055 HARDIE  LACHIE   2 2 2 5 43 0 43 19:06:46 19:53:01 00:46:15
2148 SIU  RYAN   1 0 1 5 31 0 31 18:52:11 19:29:21 00:37:10
2149 SIU  TARA   1 0 1 5 31 0 31 18:52:04 19:29:18 00:37:14

 

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