Here are the results of the hunt held last Friday.
The hounds gathered at the old traditional start location in the car park adjacent to the roundabout on the corner of Swanston Street and Cemetery Rd. Greg VK3VT the fox for the evening arrived at the start on his bicycle. This led a number of hounds to think that they were in for a few long runs over the evening.
The First Hunt was down around the docks area west of the city. Those that know Greg well would have realised that this was a favorite spot of his long before the development of Docklands and its huge increase in popularity. Ian, Doug and Andrew were to be found on the bicycle bridge (Melway 2E H 9) across the Yarra and only one team VK3VR/MZ/TVB/JMD was able to find them before ten minutes were up.
Second Hunt Now the teams thought they were in for a bike chase and started hunting Greg who was on a bike track (Is there a theme emerging?) beside the Maribyrnong River at the junction of Steels Creek. Geoff VK3VR was first in the area and saw a bike riding away in the distance and had that sinking feeling!!! However he was only about 10 metres from the stationary fox and was first in for the VK3MZ/VR/TVB/JMD team, Second in was Bruce VK3TJN for the VK3YQN team. Others did not make the 10 minute time limit. (Melway 27 J 4).
Third Hunt Saw Doug and Andrew located at the end of Edwards Rd out west of the airport (Melway 3 A 2). First to find them was the VK3BLN team, followed closely by Geoff from VK3TVB/MZ/VR/JMD team who had disappeared from view on two occasions as he clambered down, and I guess up, some extensive cliffs. VK3YDF and team found the transmitter with seconds to spare and VK3YQN failed to do so. About this time the theme seemed to be out the window!!!
Fourth Hunt – Greg and Ian were sitting in the car in Inverness Mews (Melway 178 K 10) First to find them was the VK3JMD/MZ/TVB/VR team with VK3YQN second seven minutes later and VK3BLN and VK3YDF missed the ten minute time limit.
While Greg and Ian headed off to prepare supper Doug and Andrew found a play ground near Broadway Court (Melway 182 F 12) VK3BLN who was either winning or getting zero continued in this manner by winning this hunt. VK3VR was next after four minutes then VK3YDF a further minute behind and VK3YQN just before time expired.
At supper where low-fat food was provided results were announced as follows:
|Team||Hunt 1||Hunt2||Hunt 3||Hunt 4||Hunt 5||Total||Placing|
Well done all teams The fox next month will be either VK3OW or VK3VR/MZ/TVB/JMD Remember the hunt is a week early and will be the traditional Bar-B-Q. See you on 10th December.
Cheers and 73