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MetrO Series Event 3 - Manning Park

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Saturday November 16, 2019

The MetrO series returns this Saturday to an area that has not been used in the series for over a decade: beautiful Manning Park just south of Fremantle. The event will be held on an excellent, recently updated, 1:7500 map of Manning Park. All courses will be completely within the park, which contains lawn areas around Manning Lake as well as a large bushland reserve. The intricate trail network in the reserve will provide interesting route choice as well as some navigational challenges. The bushland reserve is hilly, but on the short course almost all climb can be avoided. Those who do climb the hills will be rewarded with great views over the lake and the ocean.

The start and finish area is at the amphitheatre along Azelia Rd, 300 m south of Azelia Ley Homestead Museum. There is a large, shaded playground 200 m to the north. Registration opens at 4.15 pm, the mass start is at 5.00 pm, and courses close at 6.15 pm.

MetrO Series Event 2 - Piney Lakes

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Come and join us Saturday afternoon, November 9 for the next MetrO series event at Piney Lakes.

This weekend's MetrO event will be held at beautiful Piney Lakes in Winthrop, a map that has an interesting mix of park, bushland and suburban streets, newly updated by Michael and Patrick Dufty.  Piney Lakes includes 17 ha of developed parkland and 50 ha of bushland and wetland environments with some remnants of the pine plantations that covered the areas from the 1920s to 1960s and was a sacred site for Nyoongar women. The map extends beyond the reserve to the pleasant streets and parks of Winthrop. If doing the Short course, you can choose a route entirely within the reserve if you wish and a route for the Medium course can be almost entirely within the reserve.

A large part of the parkland is an off-leash dog area, but dogs are not permitted off sealed tracks in the nature reserve, making 2 controls out of bounds for them, one of these is on a sand track unsuitable for strollers.  All other controls should be accessible to everyone (there are plenty to choose from). Parking is at the main reserve entrance off Murdoch Drive, you may be directed to overflow parking on the grass.

Event Report: Piney Lakes Metro Series Event 2

Saturday 9th November 2019

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The Piney Lakes Metro Series event was held on Saturday afternoon with courses set by first time MetrO series setters, Michael and Patrick Dufty (pictured above). They came up with some interesting and challenging courses and also did a substantial remap of the area. The weather forecast was for a sizzling hot day, however the sea breeze came in early enough that the temperature had cooled rapidly to much better running weather by the start of the event.  

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