The next MetrO Series event will be on Saturday 1st February, and once again in a Northern beach-side suburb, allowing a pre- or post-run swim.
The Metro Series is very suitable for beginners, with no previous orienteering experience necessary, and members of the public are most welcome at this event. Registration will be open from 4.15pm until the Start at 5.00pm. There will be a briefing for newcomers at approximately 4.45pm.
A choice of three courses will be available, all with the same easy navigation but with different approximate distances of 2-3kms, 4-5kms and 7-8kms. For more information about the event format and procedures visit the Urban Event Guide page, where you will also find a sample course map.
Series Progress scores are now available in the Results pages.
The Start and Finish of the event will be at Sorrento Primary School, 17kms from the Perth City Centre. The nearest Mitchell Freeway exits are Warwick Rd or Hepburn Ave, then proceed Westward to Marmion Ave. At the Warwick Rd intersection turn left, then immediately right into Freeman Way, then take the second exit at a roundabout. Turn left at a T-junction (Warwick Rd West), then immediately right into Edward St and right again (with the school oval in front of you) at Nuytsia Ave. Parking will be signposted down a gravel track on your left. Overflow parking is either street parking on Nuytsia Ave, or in the school's car park, which is on the other (North) side of the school oval, off Elfreda Ave (one way).
From the Hepburn Ave intersection with Marmion Ave, turn left then take the second right turn after just over 1km along Marmion Ave into Seacrest Drive. Immediately turn left into Justin Drive and follow this around firstly a left bend then a right bend for approx. 550m to Floribunda Ave (4th right). This leads to Nuytsia Ave and the signposted parking turn on the right.
The nearest train stations are at Greenwood (3kms) or Warwick (4kms).