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ACT 8 and 24 hour championships: 5-6 September: Go wild – go feral!

P1040262 (640x480)_1.jpgThis is early notice for the ACT 8 and 24 hour rogaining championships, which will be held about one hour south-east of Canberra at Wild Cattle Flat over 5-6 September.  Your team can go fully wild for 24 hours, or just feral for 8 hours.

 

The terrain varies from wide grassy flats to open forest with some challenging hills.  The Hash House is centrally located and there is plenty of free camping courtesy of the local landowners.  Easier navigation near the HH and some trickier controls for those venturing further out.  Good practice for the Oz champs later in October.

 

Bring your marshmallows to toast on the fire!  Rally the team and see you there for a wild weekend of feral fun.

 
Belconnen and Beyond Metrogaine entries: now open!

 

Come and explore Belconnen and some of the surrounding nature parks on Sunday 16th August for this years 6 hour metrogaine. Course setter Graham Atkins has been hard at work devising a family friendly course while ensuring that there is plenty to interest harder competing teams and those who chose to run as individuals (the one event of the year where this can be done!).  This event is also ideal for new competitors to get a taste of rogaining or to brush up on your navigation skills before we move into the serious part of the rogaining year with the ACT champs and the Spring Rogaine.

 

Catering will again be provided by the Hartley teams so you can expect to be well fed and watered if you haven't visited too many cafes on route.
Thanks to the generous grant from the ACT Government, entry fees will be low.

Entries are now open.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 July 2015 20:46
 
Mid-winter 4 hour defies bleak forecast

IMGP0999.jpgSixty-one teams defied dire forecasts to compete in the mid-winter 4 hour event. They were blessed with relatively benign weather, but it was definitely very wet and treacherous under foot. Snow was visible on surrounding hills. (Lots of photos of the event are available on Smugmug).

Thomas Banks and Thomas Brazier emerged as strong overall winners with 1730 points ahead of Mark Euston and James Bailie on 1640. Julie Quinn and David Baldwin finished third and took honours in the mixed with 1610. Supervets Mike Hotchkis and Neil Hawthorne came in fourth with 1550, while Laure Gauthiez Putallaz, Alice Bates and Sarah Buckerfield won the women’s open and the award for the most colourful clothes with 1450. Hannah and Alistair McClusky won the family event with 890.  Full results are here.

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Thank you to all participants who braved the weather and for making a great event, especially our NSW friends. Our many thanks to all the volunteers who made it all possible, including the setters and vetters Doug Collier, Neets Pluschke, Damien Ayers and Glenn Bridgart, and to Ron Simpson who masterfully managed the computer. A particular thank you to Susie Sprague, who once more cheerfully and capably led the team.

We now look forward to the metrogaine on 16 August and the ACT 8/24 champs over 5-6 September.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2015 19:26
 
Mid winter rogaine 12 July going ahead

You are probably aware that the weather forecast is for a cold front to bring showers, cool temperatures and winds on Sunday (although it looks like the weather for the morning and early afternoon will be better than the late afternoon).

 

The event is proceeding. We do, however, repeat our advice that participants:

-          carry warm clothes and wet weather gear for the event

-          bring warm change of clothes and footwear for after the event

-          pay extra attention to the comfort of small children who are at greater risk of
hypothermia.

Remember that it is compulsory that ALL rogainers carry space blankets, and particularly for this event.

Please also take extra care on the unsealed roads within Kowen forest to account for the wet conditions.

Finally, a reminder that the gates on the access roads will be locked, other than between 7.45-10 (entry) and 2-4 (exit). We will endeavour to accommodate requests for early departures; please see the event organiser to arrange.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 July 2015 10:09
 
2015 Midwinter event: Entries now open!

15winter.jpgFind your partners, folks; it's time for the ever popular mid-winter  event. No, this is not a pagan solstice fire-dancing ritual, this is the sport we love: rogaining!

 Entries are now open for this family-friendly event, superbly timed to get the kids out and active during the school holidays. It is on Sunday 12 July (note the date has moved from Saturday 11 July). Enter by Monday 6 July.

And that's not all. The ACT government has made a generous grant, so the entry fees are at bargain basement prices.  And it is just twenty minutes drive east of Civic. Oh, and to seal the deal, there is the Hartley Lifecare catered feast at the end. Supersize that cheese toastie!

So, you're on board, of course? Then don't delay; register here!

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:40
 
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