Endeavour Greens Micro + RadiO

Sun, 22 May, 2005


Weather conditions varied between brisk – warm and gusty, depnding on time, and cloud cover. A great day none the less was had by those competing in the second dual MicrO/RadiO event orgainised by the Victorian ARDF Group Inc. A few competing events resulted in lower than expected enterants. Those that did turn up were greated with a lovely stroll / run through the ample parks, aptly named Endeavour Greens for that very reason. There were eight courses on offer, providing ample choice for those that wished to walk or run or have a go at RadiO. A double sided map provided competitors with a small scale black and white map to navigate to the start of the colour map which was provided on the reverse side. The full colour 1:5,000 map provided competitors with interesting route choice challenge’s including many uncrossable fences. Three radiO courses provided competitors with navigational chalenges both inside and outside the 200m diameter control circles. The control circle once navigated to contained a low power hidden transmitter / control which the provided direction finding equipment (sniffer) was used to find. In organising the courses I found that several control circles provided ample route choice with many uncrossable features. Carefull use of sniffers ensured a few competitors cut down substantially on distance, without wasting time looking for the control on the wrong side of the river or fence..

It was great to see soo many competiors diversify by having a go at both diciplines. Many thans again to Bryan Ackerly for the use of the transmitters which operated perfectly. Check the usual event guides or websites, another one of these great events will be orgainised on a Saturday or Sunday in the not too distant future. Don’t miss it…


Runners A Course – 7Km:

Place Competitor Time
1 Marta Salek
2 Jun Okabe
3 Denise Pike


4 Peter Grover
5 Louise Hall


6 Robyn Hall


7 Peter Yeates

Runners B Course – 5.5Km:

Place Competitor Time
1 David Beard 40:25
2 Helen Alexander 49:40
3 Mike Hubbert


4 Ian Baker 59:15
5 Wally Cavill


RadiO Runners A Course – 5Km:

Place Competitor Time

Mark Diggins

2 Bruce Paterson 27:40
3 Marta Salek


4 Bryan Ackerly 31:20
5 Tony Langdon


RadiO Runners B Course – 4.5Km:

Place Competitor Time

Mike H+ Joy M


Power Walkers A Course – 5.5Km:

Place Competitor Time
1 Tina Smith 43:25
2 Stan Gurman
3 Judy Hopkins


4 Ilze Yeates 40:49
5 Graham Morey


6 Sue Gurman
7 Des Gregory
8 Pam King

Power Walkers B Course – 4.5Km:

Place Competitor Time
1 Josie + Jasmine Cox 59:10
2 Dianne Shalders 77:35

RadiO Power Walkers Course – 4.5Km:

Place Competitor Time
1 Greg Tamblyn 56:43
2 Henk DeJong 65:30
3 David Beard 69:05

Map for Runners A Course:

Runners A Course (Colour Map, Scale 1:5,000, 5M Contours)

Adam Scammell