Suburban Adventure Racing 
Scout Adventure Racing


Event 2 - Nunawading

Rain Threatened

It poured all afternoon and, as a result, many of those that planned to attend decided to stay indoors. As it turned out, the rain stopped about 6 pm and we were treated to perfect running conditions for the next 2 hours. We're immensely grateful to the cubs and scouts that did turn up - particularly the kids from Croydon Central and the Foresters Venturer Unit. Those in the know don't use the weather forecast - but use the Melbourne Rain Radar instead.

The Bureau of Meteorology provide an excellent view of rain falling in South-East Australia. The picture to the left provides an example - but the BOM system allows you to zoom in and centre on specific locations. Most mobile phones now support this capability.

Using this site, we were able to see that the rain would pass sometime around 6 pm. Further to this, we could see that there would be a break of at least one hour before the next rain showers appeared. As it turned out, we got a few spots of rain around 8:15....but not much else.

The BOM Rain Radar is highly recommended if you plan to go outdoors - see

         http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip

 

Transport Assistance Required

Rosalie Palmer normally comes along with Mum (Shirley) - and needs transport assistance for the next 2-3 weeks while her parents are on holiday. If you live in the Ashburton/Glen Iris area and you're able to help out, please let Geoff know at geoff.hudson@gmail.com. I'll pass your contact details onto Rosalie.

Lost Property

Not just an ordinary drink bottle - this one appears to be one of those fancy units with the carbon filter in the lid.

Please get in touch if it's yours.

If unclaimed, we'll bring it along next week.

Top Runners

There's no shortage of competition for 1st place in the Adult Running category - a few of those present this evening - but there are quite a few others.

Harry Hocking won this evening in 39:55 for a little over 8 km.
Harry brought several friends along last week and once
they get the hang of navigation, they'll be in this group too.
Adam Jaffrey - Adam, Adam, Adam....
Such a great runner - currently at peak fitness due to marathon training

Sadly, Adam overran a control last week and had to backtrack to get it -
thereby letting Tony Bird take out first place.

This evening Adam arrived back at the finish 9-10 seconds ahead of
Harry....only to discover that he had missed control #11.
4-5 minutes later he returned - now with all 20 controls and 70 points.

This is a thinking man's sport - in
time, Adam will  learn to think as fast as or faster than he runs.
Finally, there's Dave - one whose demeanour contradicts our previous
comment about this being "a thinking man's sport".

Interestingly, of the three, Dave is clearly the
best navigator - but not the fastest runner.

Time will tell which
is more important - legs or brains.

So What was the Optimal Route for the Lot?

Lots of us run with GPS units these days - and added end-of-run entertainment takes place as participants compare courses with one another. The images below show the courses used by Dave and Geoff - with Dave's suggested "Optimal Route" on the left. What do you think?

This Week's Volunteers

Thanks to the following for help running the evening's activity:

  • Schon, Ian and Sarah - putting out controls
  • Lauris and Ian - coaching
  • Control collection - Stan, Schon, Ian and Adam, Hamish and Stuart

Picture Gallery

Croydon Central Scouts - these tough little guys came along
in spite of the dodgy weather. The difference between a dry
weather activity and a wet weather activity is that we wear raincoats
for the latter. In the finest scouting tradition, these guys were prepared.
Congratulations to them and their leaders for such a good effort
Foresters Venturer Unit The Ashburner clan and friend
Ewen and Jennelle Templeton Geoff Rowles made it back in time with all 20 controls Thanks to our coaches - Lauris and Ian
 
Josie now carries the map   Harry came along with Rhys, Buszco and Mitch this evening

Results

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 Tag  Surname  FirstName  Club 2 3 4 5  Points  Penalty  Final Score  Start Time  Finish Time  Elapsed
                           
  ADULT RUNNERS                      
1065 HOCKING  HARRY SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:09:13 18:49:08 00:39:55
2047 JAFFREY  ADAM   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:54:43 19:41:27 00:46:44
2000 ANDREWS  GREG   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:24:13 19:11:01 00:46:48
292 BIRD  STEPHEN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:31:36 19:20:32 00:48:56
2029 SEDUNARY  VIC   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:37:48 19:26:52 00:49:04
2017 ASHBURNER  DAVID   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:25:28 19:16:05 00:50:37
1079 GIDDINGS  PHIL VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:56:17 19:47:51 00:51:34
267 STILLWELL  DAVE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:08:16 20:00:24 00:52:08
1157 ROWLES  GEOFF   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:07:47 19:03:50 00:56:03
246 CLARKE  MIKE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:17:45 19:17:32 00:59:47
2115 BRAND  RHYS   4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:08:10 18:56:10 00:48:00
216 TEMPLETON  EWEN AR 4 5 5 4 63 0 63 18:24:36 19:23:59 00:59:23
2009 ENTER  CLAIRE   4 4 5 4 60 0 60 18:18:20 19:16:26 00:58:06
244 WALLIS  GRAHAM BK 4 5 5 5 68 9 59 18:29:33 19:32:11 01:02:38
2114 BUSZKO  RYAN   5 5 5 5 70 12 58 18:09:58 19:13:12 01:03:14
531 CLIFTON MITCHELL   5 5 5 5 70 12 58 18:09:57 19:13:16 01:03:19
2028 LO PRESTI  MONICA   3 3 4 5 56 0 56 18:54:49 19:52:41 00:57:52
2117 PALMER  ROSALIE   2 2 4 5 51 0 51 18:42:00 19:33:11 00:51:11
2116 PALMER  SHIRLEY   2 2 4 5 51 0 51 18:41:58 19:33:13 00:51:15
229 PANTER  DARIAN AR 2 2 4 4 46 0 46 18:54:33 19:39:40 00:45:07
2108 BUSHBY  MEGAN   5 5 5 5 70 27 43 18:32:37 19:41:11 01:08:34
226 DAVIDSON  ERIC BK 5 5 5 5 70 27 43 18:06:42 19:15:22 01:08:40
2105 BASSETT  HAMISH   1 4 4 4 50 9 41 18:50:15 19:52:49 01:02:34
2106 MCILWRAITH  STUART   1 4 4 4 50 9 41 18:50:14 19:52:52 01:02:38
530 LANG HAYDEN   0 2 3 3 33 0 33 18:11:45 19:06:31 00:54:46
245 CLARKE  ZOE SCOUT 0 1 3 3 30 0 30 18:11:42 19:06:27 00:54:45
                           
  ADULT WALKERS                      
205 TORODE  PHIL DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:30:08 19:29:09 00:59:01
1009 KING  ROS   4 4 5 5 65 0 65 18:31:41 19:31:16 00:59:35
235 BAYLEY  BUZZ BK 0 4 5 5 57 0 57 19:03:33 20:00:34 00:57:01
237 BAYLEY  CORAL BK 0 4 5 5 57 0 57 19:03:31 20:00:35 00:57:04
217 TEMPLETON  JENELLE AR 3 4 5 5 63 6 57 18:25:01 19:26:11 01:01:10
203 HUBBERT  MICHAEL RK 3 4 5 5 63 6 57 18:13:12 19:14:52 01:01:40
1064 RASIDI  KAY VRA 3 3 4 5 56 0 56 18:27:22 19:23:33 00:56:11
627 LEGGETT  BEN 145/37 FORESTERS  3 4 4 4 54 0 54 18:35:47 19:28:43 00:52:56
1031 MCGRAIL  ANDREW   2 4 5 4 56 3 53 18:35:26 19:36:26 01:01:00
2012 BRAND  MICHAEL   2 5 4 4 55 3 52 18:03:56 19:04:44 01:00:48
1125 BRAND  MANDY   2 5 4 4 55 3 52 18:03:52 19:04:43 01:00:51
223 TALBETT  IAN SCOUT 1 4 5 5 59 9 50 18:46:58 19:49:49 01:02:51
623 WALKER  MICHAEL 145/37 FORESTERS  2 4 3 4 48 0 48 19:00:00 19:39:36 00:39:36
1039 SCAMMELL  ADAM AR 2 2 4 4 46 0 46 18:53:28 19:39:39 00:46:11
624 ABSOLOM  MATT 145/37 FORESTERS  1 4 3 4 46 0 46 18:40:27 19:39:48 00:59:21
221 BROKNER  PIERRE AR 2 3 3 4 45 0 45 18:29:46 19:14:57 00:45:11
202 GURMAN  STAN DR 1 2 3 5 45 0 45 18:21:34 19:17:01 00:55:27
1168 MCGRAIL  LISA   0 4 3 4 44 0 44 18:36:07 19:34:43 00:58:36
677 SIU BOB   2 2 3 4 42 0 42 18:52:45 19:44:45 00:52:00
666 PEREIRA  ANDRE CROYDON CENTRAL 1 2 3 4 40 0 40 18:49:11 19:42:14 00:53:03
663 SMITH  ROBYN CROYDON CENTRAL 1 2 3 4 40 0 40 18:47:11 19:41:59 00:54:48
649 DENT  LORNA CROYDON CENTRAL 1 2 3 4 40 0 40 18:47:09 19:42:07 00:54:58
1007 CLARKE  KAREN NE 2 2 3 3 37 0 37 18:10:35 19:03:24 00:52:49
1067 PROSSOR  FIONA   0 5 3 3 42 6 36 18:13:18 19:14:47 01:01:29
1068 MACLEISH  ANNE   0 5 3 3 42 6 36 18:13:17 19:14:48 01:01:31
655 MAIZELS  TRACEY CROYDON CENTRAL 2 1 3 3 34 0 34 18:43:20 19:40:58 00:57:38
1015 MARTIN  CLAIRE VRA 1 1 3 3 32 0 32 18:41:46 19:36:48 00:55:02
218 BIRD  TONY DR 1 0 3 3 29 0 29 18:29:18 19:00:16 00:30:58
2121 GREENWAY  KATE   1 0 3 3 29 0 29 18:41:43 19:37:35 00:55:52
653 MONDS  STEPHANIE CROYDON CENTRAL 1 1 2 3 28 0 28 18:43:04 19:42:23 00:59:19
2023 ASHBURNER  LEN   0 0 2 2 18 0 18 18:23:06 19:18:20 00:55:14
                           
  CUBS                        
2125 HALIFAX  CORBY   0 4 4 4 48 0 48 18:36:06 19:34:25 00:58:19
313 MCGRAIL  EVAN   2 4 5 4 56 9 47 18:35:22 19:37:23 01:02:01
674   JOSH   2 2 3 4 42 0 42 18:52:44 19:44:35 00:51:51
676   TARN   2 2 3 4 42 0 42 18:52:43 19:44:36 00:51:53
675   RYAN   2 2 3 4 42 0 42 18:52:42 19:44:49 00:52:07
665 PEREIRA  ANA CAROLINA CROYDON CENTRAL 1 2 3 4 40 0 40 18:49:07 19:42:04 00:52:57
661 SHEN  ANNA CROYDON CENTRAL 1 2 3 4 40 0 40 18:47:18 19:42:12 00:54:54
664 XIAO  AUBREY CROYDON CENTRAL 1 2 3 4 40 0 40 18:47:06 19:42:02 00:54:56
662 SMITH  RILEY CROYDON CENTRAL 1 2 3 4 40 0 40 18:47:03 19:42:06 00:55:03
658 MAIZELS  DARWIN CROYDON CENTRAL 2 1 3 3 34 0 34 18:43:09 19:40:51 00:57:42
659 JOHN  MAVERICK CROYDON CENTRAL 2 1 3 3 34 0 34 18:42:58 19:40:52 00:57:54
651 MONDS  GEORGIA CROYDON CENTRAL 2 1 3 3 34 0 34 18:43:03 19:41:08 00:58:05
650 DENT  TRISTAN CROYDON CENTRAL 2 1 3 3 34 0 34 18:43:00 19:42:33 00:59:33
                           
  JUNIORS                        
401   HOLLY   4 4 4 5 61 0 61 18:25:29 19:16:34 00:51:05
999 MCGRAIL BETHANY   0 4 4 4 48 0 48 18:36:03 19:34:26 00:58:23
315 CLARKE  JOSIE   2 2 2 3 33 0 33 18:10:36 19:03:23 00:52:47
2122 VALENA  ANNABEL   1 1 3 3 32 0 32 18:22:01 19:17:06 00:55:05
2123 ASHBURNER  ELLA   1 1 3 3 32 0 32 18:21:59 19:17:05 00:55:06
                           
  SCOUTS                        
642 BROOKS  LACHLAN 145/37 FORESTERS  3 4 4 4 54 0 54 18:35:48 19:28:41 00:52:53
630 ABSOLOM  OLIVIA 145/37 FORESTERS  1 4 3 4 46 0 46 18:40:23 19:39:45 00:59:22
645 CASSIDY  BEN 145/37 FORESTERS  1 2 2 2 26 0 26 18:36:13 19:25:21 00:49:08
647 MOWAT  KYEL 145/37 FORESTERS  1 2 2 2 26 0 26 18:36:14 19:25:26 00:49:12
626 RICKARD  JULIAN 145/37 FORESTERS  1 2 2 2 26 0 26 18:35:39 19:25:11 00:49:32
646 SPORLE  CODY 145/37 FORESTERS  1 2 2 2 26 0 26 18:35:41 19:25:24 00:49:43
632 ANDERSON  BAILEY 145/37 FORESTERS  1 2 2 2 26 0 26 18:34:49 19:25:13 00:50:24
628 FINLAYSON  SONJA 145/37 FORESTERS  1 2 2 2 26 0 26 18:34:46 19:25:17 00:50:31
625 WALKER  ANGUS 145/37 FORESTERS  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18:37:40 19:37:19 00:59:39
631 MUTTON  ELLA 145/37 FORESTERS  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18:37:43 19:37:30 00:59:47

 

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