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17 December 2014

Twilight O #10 - Campbell Parklands...

yesterday the plan was to have the morning off to play golf but the lightning put paid to that after the 5th hole so I was at work by 10am...

today we managed to play golf - I shot 85 off the stick to have 38pts enough to win a ball while Tammie got nearest the pin on the last to win 4 balls!

tenth event of the Twilight O series (and final one for 2014) was at Campbell Parklands...I did the Orange 1 course (5.7k) and Jodie the Orange 2 (3.5k)...it was pretty warm and I remember to wear my contacts...

start temp/humidity: 22.9/43% (apparent temp same)
start time: 5:57pm
total distance: 6.73 (5.7 "as the crow flies")
total time: 47:36
avg pace: 7:04
total calories: 621
avg HR: 152

official splits: 5:17*, 5:09, 4:20, 6:23, 2:47, 1:32, 5:18, 8:48, 4:37, 2:09, 1:11*

had a pretty good run except for a slight overshoot to the left of #* but that was easily fixed...

Jodie only finished 11mins earlier, a vast improvement!

Jodie's official splits: 6:54*, 3:57, 5:32, 6:01, 6:42, 0:53, 2:25, 3:05, 0:46, 0:31*

* I've corrected these times as there appears to have been an issue with the first control unit...

we only did two legs the same this week (my legs and times listed first):

  • 8>9 v 2>3: 4:35 v 5:32
  • 9>10 v 3>4: 2:07 v 6:01

Orange 1: W: Masters (5) 5.7km 10 Controls

  • 1 Anita Scherrer RR A 38:08
  • 2 Ana Herceg PO A 45:16
  • 3 Bronwyn Calver BS A 47:36
  • 4 Carol Harding BS A 52:18
  • 5 Julie Sunley AO A 58:25

other interesting(?) details for Orange 1:

  • 50 individuals & teams started - 45 finished; 4 miss-punched; 1 DNF’d
  • my overall placing – 30th
  • fastest males: Julian Dent 25:14 (open), Eric Morris 31:25 (master), Stephen Melhuish 33:28 (junior)
  • fastest female: Felicity Brown 39:12 (open), Anita Scherrer 38:08 (master), Tara Melhuish 44:45 (junior)
  • fastest team: 61:37

my category placing through each control:

2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd

my ranking for each leg in my category:

2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 3rd, 5th, 3rd, 2nd, ?

Orange 2: W: Masters (12) 3.5km 9 Controls

  • 1 Tara Sutherland BS A 27:12
  • 2 Judy Allison RR A 30:56
  • 3 Ann Ingwersen PO A 35:30
  • 4 Jodie Davis BS A 36:46
  • 5 Lynwen Connick BS A 38:33
  • 6 Barbara Martin PO A 40:21
  • 7 Jill Walker PO A 42:34
  • 8 Ann Sutton RR A 44:34
  • 9 Coral Dow BS A 44:37
  • 10 Louise Rose RR A 47:58
  • XX Silke Speier RR A mp
  • XX Rosemarie Edwards WE A dnf

other interesting(?) details for Orange 2:

  • 46 individuals & teams started - 42 finished;2 miss-punched, 2 DNF’d
  • Jodie’s overall placing – 27th
  • fastest males: Stephen Still 21:19 (open), Laurence Wilson 22:42 (master)
  • fastest female: Kristen Walker 26:21 (open), Tara Sutherland 27:12 (master), Ella Cuthbert 24:18 (junior)
  • fastest team: 30:11

Jodie’s category placing through each control:

3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th

Jodie’s ranking for each leg in her category:

3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 10th, 5th, 3rd, 5th, 5th, 2nd, ?

15 December 2014



took Hodge on his weekend walk before heading to Blacktown to live score the NSW/WA T20...

despite all the bad weather in the lead up the game got underway on time...NSW batted first and made 2/177 then restricted WA to 7/125...back hmoe about 9:15pm...


up at 4am with my flight departing at 6am...travelled to Hobart via Sydney...

picked up the rental car and drove straight to Bellerive (aka Blundstone Arena)...

VIC batted first and made 2/357 with Bolton carrying her bat for 170*...TAS dropped her on 12!

in reply TAS made 9/196...

colled some waypoint information for a multi cache and found a traditional before checking in to my hotel in Sandy Bay...spent the rest of the afternoon/evening caching including finding the one nearest to my hotel at 10:30pm after not finding it a couple of hours earlier!


headed off to Launceston just after 8:30am...cache along the way so added about an hour to my trip...

spent two hours with my great auntie Dot...it's been nearly 5 years since I've been in Tassie so it was a good catch up...

found a couple more caches before heading to the airport...

the flight was about 25mins late leaving but it didn't affect my connecting flight from Melbourne as it was the same plane!

landed back in Canberra just before 10pm...had to take two attempts to land as the first one was aborted not far off landing due to wind shear!

this morning I got up a little later than usual but still walked Hodge before riding to work...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 19.1/60% (apparent temp same)
start time: 8:53am
total distance: 16.64
total time: 39:12 (including 0:41 stopped time)
avg speed: 25.5kph
total calories: 527
avg HR: 132

headed out late for my easy run...the heat was drier than in the past couple of weeks...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 28.4/23% (apparent temp 27.0)
start time: 1:36pm
total distance: 7.18
total time: 40:00
avg pace: 5:34
total calories: 517
avg HR: 141

another busy weekend of cricket ahead...first of all I'm doing the online commentary for the BBL match on Thursday night (Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars) then the Meteors host the Queensland Fire at Manuka for a T20 Firday night (6pm), ODM Saturday (11am) and another T20 Sunday (10am)...

had a decent ride home...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 28.5/26% (apparent temp 27.0)
start time: 6:17pm
total distance: 17.69
total time: 46:43 (including 0:38 stopped time)
avg speed: 22.7kph
total calories: 583
avg HR: 132