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Barkley's homecoming at Ridgy Didge ARC

Barkley: A little Koala Searching for a Home
It was 11:00 am, the rogaine was due to start in only an hour, and still no one had volunteered to take me! What was wrong, was I not wanted….maybe it was time to look outside the rogaining community for a more permanent home rather than waiting for months at a time to be dusted off…
But wait, here was Natalie, maybe she could help. Yes, she would take me. I explained my dilemma, she seemed surprised, but agreed to help me search for a new home while she explored Ridgy Didge. But, wondered Natalie, was I over-reacting, perhaps all that was needed was a “new look” Barkley that would catch the eye of rogainers. So began my adventure in the 2017 Australian Rogaining championships, part house hunting, part fashion show, oh yes, and a bit of navigation and walking thrown in as well.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 11 May 2017 08:17
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Tip top Ridgy Didge Rogaine

The Australian Champs and Inter-Varsity Champs was a fantastic event. Superb setting by Ron Simpson and Jean Douglass in the Black Ridge - Chakola area SE of Canberra provided a great technical challenge in a beautiful area. Travel was quick with little undergrowth but required attention to navigation to find the controls. Many teams took advantage of the "Cuppa 'n' tucker" all night cafe and stayed out on course all night. Check out the photo gallery where event photos are loaded - contact Julie if you've got some to share too.

Congratulations to 2017 overall Australian Champs David Baldwin and Julie Quinn; and to overall Inter-Varsity Champs Fergus Macleod and Max Messenger. With lots of category winners, ACT also took out the Australian Champs inter-state point score competition. See the results page for all the category winners and other teams.

Thank you to the many volunteers who made the event possible, and the welcoming landholders.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 May 2017 15:10
 
Great course for Paddy Pallin 6 hr rogaine

The Paddy Pallin rogaine set by Tom Banks and Keira Doherty in the Orroral Valley was excellent.  They avoided the scrubby bits and provided an entertaining challenge up and down the valley for everyone.  Congratulations to all the winners including overall champs Craig Cowan and Paul Imhoff.  Many thanks to our vetters Jean Douglass, Ron Simpson, Glenn Bridgart and other helpers Owen Cameron, David Longo, Jonathan D'Arcy and Claire Edwards.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 March 2017 21:08
 
2017 ACTRA Event calendar.

As you ready yourselves for some end-of-year rest, why not enter the dates of the 2017 ACT rogaines into your diaries (scroll down below the 2016 events)? We have also listed the NSW events.

The calendar is here.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 December 2016 14:56
 
Scoop: Barkley has found a partner

IMG_1086.jpgThe trending news in from the Spring event is that Barkley has a new 'friend'. Spotted lying on the event map, the two koalas were resplendent in their orange sleeping bags. Barkley declined to comment on the gossip as he scurried up the nearest eucalypt, and the ACTRA Publicity Officer said the Committee wished to respect Barkley's privacy.

In other news from the Spring event, Claire Edwards and Susie Sprague set a blistering pace to take out the 6 hour event, while Martin Dent, Sam Burridge and Brad Hetharia did what they do well and took out the 12 hours, covering at least 43 kilometres.

It was great also to see visting international orienteering coaches, Katie Reynolds and Charlotte Watson (third in the 6 hour) and Jacob Lindstam (sixth in the 12 hour) savouring the joys of our wonderful sport. 

More photos on our Facebook page or at our Smugmug site. Full results are here.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2016 20:32
 
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