The Annual General Meeting of the ACT Rogaining Association will be held at 4 pm on Sunday 1 March 2015 at the Hash House site for the Paddy Pallin 6 hr rogaine on the Little Tinderry property, Leachs Road off Tinderry Road. Please see the final event instructions for driving directions.
Attached to this notice are the Agenda, Audited Accounts, President's report, and Notice of a motion to amend the consititution (to allow an increase in general committee members from 6 to 8 members). Please bring your own copies to the meeting.
Entries are now open for the ACT Paddy Pallin 6 hour events. The event will be held in some beautiful private land in the Tinderry Range about 45 minutes south of Canberra with a mix of open rolling paddocks and some hilly bush country to provide something for everyone. On Sunday 1 March the general entry event is open for all entries, while on Saturday 28 February there will be a Special Edition Inward Bound event for ANU students as part of their preparation for the Inward Bound sporting competition, a highlight of the annual ANU Interhall sporting calendar. Entries for the Special Edition event will be through each residence's IB coordinator.
A superb summer Twilight event
The 2015 Twilight event in the Ainslie - Majura Nature Park was held on a warm summer evening. Glenn Bridgart set a great course taking in spots that people in their regular walks and rides would never go. The top teams were set the challenge of collecting all the controls faster than any other teams while the majority of people found plenty to keep them occupied until the finish right on dark. It was fantastic to see the range of competitors we had from babies in backpacks, juniors and uni students, through to ultravets. Congratulations to Lizzie Ingham and Lachlan Dow for winning overall. For the other winners and to see how you went look at the results page. There are lots of photos on the ACTRA SmugMug gallery. A huge thank-you to the volunteers who ran the event smoothly and also catered for many hungry rogainers.
A very merry Christmas and happy new year to all rogainers.
Our first event for 2015 will be a twilight event on Saturday 7 February 2015. If there is a total fire ban that day we will postpone for a week to Saturday 14 February. Mark it in your new calendar or diary now because it is bound to sneak up on you in the new year.
ACTRA memberships will also be due from 1 January, as we run a calendar year system for our memberships.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:21
ACT Results from the 2014 Australian Championships
Over 20 ACTRA members headed to the Australian Champs near Malmsbury in Victoria on 11-12 October 2014.
David Baldwin and Julie Quinn were the best placed ACT team (pictured) coming second overall (second Mixed Open and first Mixed Veterans) losing out on an overall win by a measly 20 points to a gun team from NZ. The ACT also won the Intervarsity Challenge with Oleg Kovdashev and Daniel Comber-Todd from the ANU coming in first place (16th overall) (pictured below).
Other ACTRA placegetters were:
First Family Category - Glenn Bridgart and his daughter Jessica
Second Women’s Open – Susie Sprague (who teamed up with Sara Hely from Vic)
Third Mixed Superveterans – Jean Douglass and Ron Simpson
Fourth Women’s Superveterans – Colleen Mock and Parissa Poulis
Fourth Men’s Open - Ben Corry (who teamed up with Shane Lewis from WA).
Overall the ACT came fourth in the interstate challenge (Vic: 23 points; NSW: 12 points; QLD: 11 points; ACT: 10.5 points; Tas: 6 points; WA: 2.5 points; SA: 1 point; NT: 0 points).
Full results and event wrap-up can be found here. ACTRA photos can be found in our photo gallery. Barkley, the ACTRA mascot, also went along and details his adventures here.
Next year the ACT Champs are in NSW on the same weekend (10-11 October). Hope to see many of you there!