2013 Australian University Rogaine Champs ACT Team
Congratulations to Sarah Buckerfield and Alex Moody (representing the ANU) who are the ACT representatives for the Australian University Rogaine champs on 17/18 August in WA. Our representatives were chosen from the best performing university team in the 12 hour Autumn event on 20 April. Sarah and Alex came second overall, beating three other university teams who also placed in the top ten.
Sarah and Alex receive a travel subsidy of $1600 to the 2013 university championships from the Nigel Aylott Memorial Sporting Foundation covering entry fees, the flight over, accommodation on Sunday night and the flight back.
This will be the third time Sarah has competed in the Australian University Rogaine Championships – each time with a different partner! In 2012 she won the event with Ben Greenwood and 2011 won it with Phillip Gatt.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 14:27
The Autumn 6 hr, 5hr, and 12hr rogaines were held at the beautiful Tarlo River National Park. The course was superb. Dane Roberts, Kieran Macdonell, Claire Lonergan and Craig Cowan set a course that took in the highlights including stretches of beautiful river, views from the hills and some amazing conglomerate rocks. The six hour event was comprehensively taken out by Rob Walter and Matt Crane on a score of 1970, the five hour event was won by our supervets Kathy Saw and Anne Sawkins with 320 points, and the 12 hr was won by David Baldwin and Julie Quinn on a score of 2560. See the event page for the full results, navlight splits,and hopefully a story! A few photos are in the gallery but please email David if you have others you would like to put up. Many thanks to all our helpers for the event: the setters above, Aaron Coles, Lucy McGarva, Ian Dias, Ari Piiroinen for vetting; Glenn Bridgart, Jean Douglass, Ron Simpson, Kath Bell, Danielle Winslow (first aid), Lyndall Adams, Claire Edwards for general help.
Last Updated on Sunday, 12 May 2013 19:05
Entries open for Autumn 5/6/12 hr on 20 April
This year's Autumn event brings rogainers back to the beautiful Tarlo River National Park, which last hosted an ACTRA event in 2005.
There are three events being held on Saturday 20 April - a 6-hour and 12-hour events commencing at midday, and a 5-hour event commencing at 7pm for those wanting to focus only on nighttime navigation.
Tarlo River National Park is visited by few due to its limited public access, and offers ideal rogaining conditions with virtually no undergrowth. Many of the creek beds are fast travelling, and there are scenic views at some of the higher points. Several sections of the Tarlo River have lovely grassy banks and casuarina trees, and there is an incredible granite rock outcrop in the east of the map. Wildlife spotted by the course setters include kangaroos, wallabies, and emus!
So come and join us! Entries are open until Saturday 13th April, after that you pay an extra $10 per person late fee.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 09:59
Want to improve your navigation? On April 6 and 7 ACTRA is running a navigation training workshop based in Canberra and at Googong Foreshores reserve (behind Queanbeyan). We will cater for beginners through to experienced with lots of coaches to help you. For more experienced rogainers we will run a single session on Saturday afternoon on how to set a rogaine (you do not need to enter the workshop to participate in this - just email Julie). Enter the workshop online. Limited numbers.