Suburban Adventure Racing 
Scout Adventure Racing


Event 4 - Mont Albert North

   

BBQs are Back!

Thanks to Judy Hope and the ladies from Mont Albert North Guides for hosting this evening's event and running a great BBQ. It was a little chilly and occasionally a tad wet, but the prospect of a sausage sizzle cheered folks up as they finished their course and thought about heading home for dinner.

The BOM Rain Radar suggested that there would be intermittent showers - and it was spot on. We got 2-3 light dustings of rain between 6 and 8 pm...but not enough to dampen our spirits.

As it was Melbourne Cup Day in Melbourne, we weren't expecting a huge turnout. In addition, the weather had been pretty miserable all afternoon, so again...lower numbers. We were pleasantly surprised by a few folks that came over from the Western Series and also by the number of folks from last year that turned up to take part in this year's series. Welcome back folks!

Up a Gum Tree?

Within minutes after opening for business, Graham Wallis returned to the start to advise that control #8 was missing - it was supposed to be on a large gum tree and he had checked all nearby trees...but to no avail. We headed out with additional helpers and fortunately for us, one of them - Eagle Eye Reg Saunders - spotted the control about 4-5m up the tree. The doubled-up chain was still attached and the whole thing had been shimmied up the trunk as far as it could go. Invisible to people looking at ground level - but luckily, we had Reg. Mark Besley advised later that this had happened with a light pole some years ago. So if you don't see your control right away....look up!

Contours

Over the next few weeks, we plan to make the courses a little more interesting - wherever possible, we'll use the shape of the land and nearby features to place controls...rather than just put them on obvious features such as light poles, seats etc. As we drove down Rostrevor Parade (the NS street to the East of the Guide Hall), we noticed the two gullies separated by a narrow spur - and decided to put the control in the second gully. The version of the map that we had at that time only had 10m contours - and shallow gullies are invisible at such resolution. It took a little effort, but we removed the old contours and dropped in 5m contours - these show the shape of the terrain beautifully.

Hill-Tops

Anybody that has ever looked at contours understands that concentric circles indicate hills - and the innermost circle is usually the top of the hill!

Those that have done any bush-navigation, will also recognise that there is often a bridge between the two hills that allows one to travel from one peak to another without going all the way down to the base of the hill. This bridge construct is called a saddle - an important navigational feature when travelling through hilly terrain.

Gullies

If one stood in the street, just East of the Guide Hall, they would see that they were in the bottom of a gully - that Rostrevor Parade climbs uphill if they proceed North OR South. The contour lines on the map show this - that if you proceed North towards control #15, the ground climbs 5m or so (roughly the height of a one storey building) and then flattens out. About 100m further North, this flatter land slopes downwards into the second gully and if you look closely, you can see that control #15 is on this sloping ground....just South of the middle of the gully.

The raised land between the two gullies is called a spur. If you look at the contours to the East, you can see that both the gullies and the spur slope downwards from the West towards the East. Look at the larger map and you will see where the watercourses that crossed this land were - before suburbia came along and paved over them.

Control Failure

Hmmm....one of our recently purchased controls - control #17 - behaved poorly today. Please review the scores below and let me know if you've been docked 5 points as a result of this issue. In the meantime, we'll investigate and report back...either here or in next week's report.

Volunteers/Control Collectors

We're immensely grateful to Judy Hope for helping us to engage with the Guide Association and also for her assistance in organising and running today's event. The ladies that came along to look after catering were incredibly cheerful and patient and their efforts at the BBQ turned a basic sporting event into an enjoyable social occasion.

As always, thanks to the kind folks that stayed back to collect controls - Peter Chen, Ainslie Cummins, Claire Martin, Michael Stillwell, Ian/Lauris and Bill Henley

Next Week - Huge Turnout Expected

Those of you that look at our home page periodically will note that the number of troops planning to attend next week is pretty high - with over 150 scouts now registered - and still a week to go - we'd expect at least two-thirds of these to turn up. In addition, we'd expect our 100 or so regulars to be there - so we're heading towards the biggest event this season.

We will conscript the parents and leaders that accompany these groups - giving each parent or leader a specific task to ensure that every kid is briefed correctly and then goes through our registration/safety process. If you're an experienced orienteer/adventure racer and would like to help out with coaching, please let us know - we have a process that works and can show you this in 5-10 minutes before the kids arrive. Go on...it'll be fun!

Picture Gallery

Guides prepare to start Some had done it before The kind ladies that fed us
Phil downloading after his run The new Kid's Corner Time for a walk.  Is the dog supposed to have
a barrel of brandy strapped to his collar?
Bethany and friend Jess Ready to go... Lovely to see so many young kids
Sarah helped put out controls today Birthday girl Mary Enter - with
sister Catherine and niece Claire
That's all for this week folks - don't miss next week
at Zerbes Reserve in Doncaster East!

 

Results

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 Tag  Surname FirstName  Club 2 3 4 5  Points  Penalty  Final Score  Start Time  Finish Time  Elapsed
                           
  ADULT RUNNERS                        
2047 JAFFREY ADAM   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:13:39 19:57:30 00:43:51
2017 ASHBURNER DAVID   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:10:10 18:56:34 00:46:24
267 STILLWELL DAVE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:01:49 19:49:34 00:47:45
2000 ANDREWS GREG   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:07:36 18:56:37 00:49:01
1004 HUNTER ANDREW VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:34:07 19:26:08 00:52:01
246 CLARKE MIKE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:24:04 19:16:26 00:52:22
299 BALLARD CHRIS   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:28:15 19:21:01 00:52:46
220 STIRLING LAURIS NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:30:02 19:25:58 00:55:56
2098 PARTHENOPOULOS JAMES   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:17:16 19:14:52 00:57:36
1043 SUTHERLAND DEB VRA 5 5 5 5 70 3 67 18:57:37 19:57:59 01:00:22
251 SAUNDERS REG DR 3 5 5 5 66 0 66 18:02:49 18:59:21 00:56:32
2108 BUSHBY MEGAN   4 4 5 5 65 0 65 18:26:19 19:24:26 00:58:07
244 WALLIS GRAHAM BK 2 5 5 5 64 0 64 18:05:44 18:59:08 00:53:24
2034 BLAIR HAMISH   4 5 4 5 64 0 64 18:06:13 19:01:53 00:55:40
2003 SUPRUN TIMOFEY   3 4 5 5 63 0 63 18:32:50 19:31:48 00:58:58
1073 MEWS PAT VRA 2 4 5 5 61 0 61 18:06:29 19:02:17 00:55:48
2028 LO PRESTI MONICA   4 4 5 5 65 0 60 18:22:42 19:20:12 00:57:30
1072 MEWS DENNIS VRA 2 3 5 5 58 0 58 18:07:57 18:54:14 00:46:17
226 DAVIDSON ERIC BK 5 5 5 5 70 12 58 18:23:36 19:26:41 01:03:05
2105 BASSETT HAMISH   1 3 5 5 56 0 56 18:10:17 19:07:11 00:56:54
2106 MCILWRAITH STUART   1 3 5 5 56 0 56 18:10:14 19:07:10 00:56:56
229 PANTER DARIAN AR 1 2 5 5 53 0 53 18:22:37 19:16:01 00:53:24
215 PRENTICE DAVID NE 2 3 5 5 58 0 53 18:49:56 19:44:38 00:54:42
1029 COTTERELL DIANE   5 4 4 3 53 0 53 18:31:39 19:31:37 00:59:58
1030 JONES DANI   5 4 4 3 53 0 53 18:31:38 19:31:36 00:59:58
222 HENLEY BILL SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 18 52 18:05:42 19:10:59 01:05:17
1091 CHEN PETER VRA 4 4 5 5 65 12 48 18:38:29 19:41:49 01:03:20
308 BESLEY MARK DR 3 5 5 5 66 18 48 18:25:28 19:31:04 01:05:36
1054 BRAITHWAITE PAM SCOUT 4 4 5 5 65 18 47 17:54:37 19:00:13 01:05:36
530 VERNAL GLEN   2 2 2 4 38 0 38 18:23:44 18:58:35 00:34:51
2104 DETERING CHARLOTTE   1 1 2 4 33 0 33 18:10:18 18:55:57 00:45:39
531 PRENTICE DAVID   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42380.79167 42380.78455 -00:10:15
2009 ENTER CLAIRE   3 2 2 3 35 39 -4 18:29:19 19:41:54 01:12:35
                           
  ADULT WALKERS                        
205 TORODE PHIL DR 3 5 5 5 66 0 66 18:02:23 18:56:26 00:54:03
1156 TUROVA IRINA   3 4 5 5 63 0 63 18:32:39 19:32:11 00:59:32
1031 MCGRAIL ANDREW   3 3 5 5 60 0 60 18:27:08 19:25:12 00:58:04
1117 ADAMS GEOFF   2 3 5 5 58 0 58 18:38:11 19:35:22 00:57:11
1009 KING ROS   2 3 5 5 58 0 58 18:01:23 18:59:23 00:58:00
1125 BRAND MANDY   2 4 5 4 56 0 56 18:04:08 19:02:15 00:58:07
2087 CARLAND ANDREW   1 3 5 5 56 0 56 18:43:18 19:42:46 00:59:28
803 SCOTT MELISSA   0 3 5 5 54 0 54 18:50:29 19:48:52 00:58:23
2130 CUMMAUQO ALEX   1 2 5 5 53 0 53 18:11:32 19:04:13 00:52:41
1103 CAIN ANDREW VRA 1 2 5 5 53 0 53 18:10:58 19:04:17 00:53:19
2129 RENZELLA JAKE   1 2 5 5 53 0 53 18:10:59 19:04:19 00:53:20
1102 PATCHETT ALISON VRA 1 2 5 5 53 0 53 18:10:56 19:04:18 00:53:22
221 BROKNER PIERRE AR 1 2 5 5 53 0 53 18:22:40 19:16:03 00:53:23
2016 PANTER TANYA   1 2 5 5 53 0 53 18:22:39 19:16:11 00:53:32
250 ENTER MARY BK 1 2 5 5 53 0 53 18:18:53 19:14:28 00:55:35
1041 CUMMINS AINSLIE VRA 2 1 5 5 52 0 52 18:38:38 19:36:43 00:58:05
224 BURGOYNE SANDY BK 1 3 5 4 51 0 51 18:22:57 19:19:08 00:56:11
1067 PROSSOR FIONA   1 1 5 5 50 0 50 18:00:59 18:58:41 00:57:42
1068 MACLEISH ANNE   1 1 5 5 50 0 50 18:00:58 18:58:44 00:57:46
1086 STILLWELL MICHAEL VRA 1 2 5 4 48 0 48 18:49:40 19:46:37 00:56:57
1015 MARTIN CLAIRE VRA 2 1 5 4 47 0 47 18:38:34 19:36:46 00:58:12
206 MILLER ALLAN DR 1 1 4 5 46 0 46 18:08:46 19:03:51 00:55:05
207 MILLER PAT DR 1 1 4 5 46 0 46 18:09:10 19:08:01 00:58:51
223 TALBETT IAN SCOUT 1 1 5 4 45 0 45 18:51:45 19:43:03 00:51:18
1032 HARDIE SCOTT   1 1 5 4 45 0 45 18:33:01 19:30:05 00:57:04
1016 FREDERICK RON   4 4 5 4 60 18 42 18:22:51 19:28:04 01:05:13
1039 SCAMMELL ADAM AR 0 2 4 3 37 0 37 18:44:03 19:21:00 00:36:57
219 STIRLING IAN NE 1 1 4 3 36 0 36 18:28:55 19:27:50 00:58:55
1023 HENLEY SARAH   2 1 5 4 47 15 32 18:08:21 19:13:06 01:04:45
1007 CLARKE KAREN NE 1 3 3 3 38 9 29 18:21:47 19:24:23 01:02:36
203 HUBBERT MICHAEL RK 2 1 4 5 48 21 27 18:02:31 19:08:35 01:06:04
618 JUDY HOPE   1 0 2 3 25 0 25 18:45:32 19:36:19 00:50:47
801 CHAN DAVID   1 1 2 2 23 0 23 18:56:15 19:55:03 00:58:48
802 CHAN NATASHA   1 1 2 2 23 0 23 18:56:21 19:55:23 00:59:02
800 ENTER CATHERINE   3 2 2 3 35 39 -4 18:29:25 19:41:52 01:12:27
1147 TAN RACHEL   3 2 2 3 35 39 -4 18:29:17 19:41:56 01:12:39
2023 ASHBURNER LEN   0 1 1 3 22 27 -5 18:14:20 19:23:18 01:08:58
2133 ASHBURNER JACQUI   0 1 1 3 22 27 -5 18:14:12 19:23:10 01:08:58
                           
  ADULT CYCLISTS                        
254 KEMPSTER PETER NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:03:51 19:00:28 00:56:37
307 MALONEY PETER   4 4 5 5 65 0 65 19:10:54 19:53:13 00:42:19
                           
  JUNIORS/GUIDES                        
2004 SUPRUN VANYA   3 4 5 5 63 0 63 18:33:39 19:31:45 00:58:06
2005 SUPRUN EGOR   3 4 5 5 63 0 63 18:32:54 19:31:34 00:58:40
402 PRENTICE LAUREN   2 3 5 5 58 0 58 18:49:53 19:44:34 00:54:41
403 SCOTT RYAN 1ST HEATHMONT 0 3 5 5 54 0 54 18:50:30 19:48:49 00:58:19
1155 HARDIE BEN   1 1 5 4 45 0 45 18:33:02 19:29:58 00:56:56
2033 HARDIE NATASHA   1 1 5 4 45 0 45 18:33:06 19:30:03 00:56:57
2010 BELL LARA   0 2 3 4 38 0 38 18:51:10 19:46:06 00:54:56
632 UDENI UNDUGODAGE   1 1 2 5 38 0 38 18:22:32 19:21:38 00:59:06
634 TAG 634 X   1 1 2 5 38 0 38 18:22:33 19:21:40 00:59:07
315 CLARKE JOSIE   1 3 3 3 38 9 29 18:21:46 19:24:24 01:02:38
616 ABBY FRANKENSTEINER   1 1 2 3 28 0 28 18:45:28 19:38:39 00:53:11
617 ZOE FRANKENSTEINER   1 1 2 3 28 0 28 18:45:27 19:38:46 00:53:19
626 RUBY MCKEDDLE   1 1 2 3 28 0 28 18:45:30 19:39:03 00:53:33
999 MCGRAIL BETHANY   0 0 1 1 9 51 -42 18:25:35 19:41:48 01:16:13
                           
  SCOUTS                        
400 SCHIE KATE 1ST MAROONDAH 2 2 4 5 51 3 48 18:56:03 19:56:18 01:00:15
804 BEALE CALLUM   2 2 4 5 51 3 48 18:56:06 19:56:25 01:00:19
401 BENNETT GEORGINA 1ST MOUNT EVELYN 2 2 4 5 51 3 48 18:56:05 19:56:32 01:00:27
2055 HARDIE LACHIE   1 1 5 4 45 0 45 18:33:04 19:29:59 00:56:55
                           
DSQ ANKER KEITH                      

 

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