ACTRA Championships winners routes

Routes and comments on the winners of the ACT Rogaining Championships.

Mixed Open and Overall winners
2520 23:37 Sue Brown, John Brown
41 (1) 66 75 73 65 64 33 74 101 85 45 77 (W1) 94 (dark)
51 86 48 68 34 92 57 84 55 93 46 83 31 HH (2) 40 (3) 91
72 44 71 63 (dawn) 53 80 60 62 52 87 70 42 50 HH

(1) We spent about 5 minutes looking for control 41 (which was hung in the wrong place) before deciding it wasn't worth the effort
(2) We arrived at the HH at 12:15am, ate, left at 1:20am
(3) we lost the track about 600m from the HH and it took us about an hour to get to control 40 through the scrub!
(4) finished at about 11:40 (I think)

Mens Open and Veteran
2430 23:29 Glenn Bridgart, David Jones
32 60 53(1) 80 63(2) 100(3) 71 44(4) 43 102 54 82 73(5) (dark)
65 64 33 93 55 74 101(6) 85 77 W1 94(7) 48 68 W1(8) 47 84(9) 57(10) (dawn)
92 67 56 83 31 HH(11) 50 42(12) 70 87 52(13) 30 HH(14).

(1) Mistake - pre=planning was to do 60 - 80 - 53
(2) Good route along ridge just to W of river
(3) Drank from Shoalhaven River (and also from Yellow Spring Ck near #73). All Water drops apart from W1 quite close to HH, and not easily useful to us in NE of map.
(4) Great views along long spur to W of river
(5) Sun set. Extensive mining on spur to E of control confusing - lost 10 mins
(6) Slept nearby - 2345 to 0110 bad fog around midnight
(7) Some difficulty - unsure of exact location due to many extensive erosion gullies - lost 10+ mins
(8) Brief sleep - 20+ mins
(9) Difficult in dark (no moon) - spent 15 mins within 80m of control (10) Sun rise
(11) Drop pack content - 5 mins
(12) Worst mistake (GB fault) - lost 10 mins in next gully to WSW of control
(13) Time now 1045 - contemplated going to 62 - didn't know if we had enough energy left to hurry home - decided not to
(14) Return 1129
Only jogged once - along track to #100. Walked reasonably slowly throughout - particularly at night.
A really good event - a great area, very well set, and well organized.

Womens Open
2260 23:32 Alex Tyson, Karina Tyson
HH 31 83 56 67 46 93 55 84 57 92 34 68 47 (1) W1 94 48 86 DARK
51 77 76 (2) 85 101 74 33 64 (3) 65 73 82 54 43 102 DAWN (4) 44
72 91 (5) (6) W4 53 60 32 30 (7) HH (11.30am)

(1) Got lost in the unmapped tracks lost about 45 minutes
(2) went for 45 but got lost in the creeks, relocated off the ridges to S and decided to go to 85 and drop 45 lost about an hour
(3) hard work!
(4) Dawn, superb views
(5) mistake in route planning should have gone N to 75 66
(6) went for 40 but got lost, never found it, ended up on road to E, lost about an hour
(7) Wimped it, should have gone to 50, had time and it looked easy.

Mixed Veteran
1500 23:37 Sue Clarke, Walter Keleman
32-60-53-71-100-63-80-62-dark-90-(1)-50-HH (2)
31-83-56-67-92-57-84-47-(3)-66-75-91-72-40-41-HH at 11.30

(1)missed 52 headed W to road
(2)for 45 mins. Out again 10pm
(3) missed 85 and still confused about that- took an unmarked road forever??? relocated on 66 4.5 hours after leaving 47
I think our greatest achievement was the relocation around 8am!

Women Veteran
1340 23:23 Jennifer Hawkins, Valerie Barker
HH 41 (1) 40 91 75 64 (2) 33 93 55 84 47 94 48 68 (3)
34 (4) HH (5) 50 (6) 42 (7) 70 87 52 90 62 60 32 HH (8)

1. Missed 41
2. Lyre bird
3. Nearly dark
4. Geographically challenged; walk back to Hash House along road
5. In about 8.30 or later out about 6.20am
6. Wombat breakfasting on Oallen Creek
7. Feral cat
8. Finished 11.23am

Mens Superveteran
1540 23:30 Noel Luff, Ian Kentwell
HH 31 83 56 67 92 57 84 93 55 85 101 74 (DARK)
33 (1) 75 66 91 72 53 40 41 (2) HH (3) 50 70 87 52 90 (4) HH

(1) a bit of fun in Little Timberlight Creek. Morale boosting Guinness and a bite to eat on knoll above creek.
(2) which was not there (or where it was supposed to be)
(3) HH at about 3am off again at 6am (2 hours sleep)
(4) Totally lost. Finished up at power lines near 41. Some how crossed over the road running east of HH without realising it.

Mixed Superveteran
950 23:46 John Sutton, Ann Sutton
HH 41 (1) 72 91 75 66 93 55 85 (dark) 84 (2) 46 HH (3) 31 83 50 81 (4) 42 HH
(1) Could not find 41 or 40. Gave up at 0120. Confused by an unmarked track to a power pylon on the way to 72 and lost 30 minutes. Found first control at 0230.
(2) Lost 30 minutes on 84. Wished we had spent more time in the NW in daylight. Ann tripped and hurt her back, leg and pride. Returned to HH along road as planned but because of injuries visited only one control.
(3) Arrived HH 1000 pm, left leisurely at 0800 am, and travelled slowly.
(4) Lost 20 minutes around 81.

Women Superveteran
870 23:22 Kathy Saw, Lyndall Hatch
route not available yet

8 hour Winners
1360 7:46 Andrew Pope, Andy Mein, Geoff Williams, Nick Hudson
41 (1) W3 66 (2) 91 75 73 65 64 33 (3) 74 101 85 77 w1 47 94
68 84 57 92 67 56 (4) 83 (5) HH

(1)- didn't find it
(2) then back to the road
(3) crossed the gorge
(4) to the road
(5) tried for control 31 and missed it - didn't have time to hang around looking


Last modified: Mon May 14 10:11:41 EST 2001