Spring was the weather for rogainers in the Bondo State Forest with a thunderstorm in the middle of the 6 hr event. Fortunately, the sun had come out again by 5 pm so the 12 hr teams had a dry evening. A great course was set by Laure, Pierre-Dominique, Kieran, Clare, Aaron, Dane, Jean and Ron taking in the wonderful eucalypt forest complete with large trees, wombat holes, lyrebird mounds and flowing creeks. Congratulations to 6 hr winners Tess Noble and Jackson Bursill and 12 hr winners David Baldwin and Julie Quinn. Category winners and navlight routes are on the event page.
Control collectors are needed. Please contact Dane if you can help.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 November 2015 06:47
ACT Rogaining Championships results
In a strong field, Paul Cuthbert and Rob Walter have won the 2015 ACT Rogaining Championships. Julie Quinn and David Baldwin have backed up shortly after returning from the World Championships to finish second, and win the mixed open and vets. Christine Brown and Karen Pedley won the women's open and vets.
In the 8 hour event, Kieran Macdonell and Kim Gilfillan narrowly beat home Dave Meyer and Steven Timbrell, with vets Hugh Jorgensen and Stephen Goggs third. Scott Morrison and Kate Liesinger won the mixed, while Neets Pluschke and Jessica Thorn took out the women's.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 September 2015 18:28
Metrogaine results updated
The metrogaine was blessed with delightful weather, allowing some impressive individual and team achievements.
Martin Dent cleared the course running 67km in 5:20(!), followed by Paul Cuthbert and Rob Walter.
Carol Harding dominated the women's categories, winning the open, vets and supervets.
Penny McIntosh and Tim Rawling took out the mixed open.
We also saw excellent performance by younger competitors. Ciaran Lane finished sixth and won the Junior category, while Ella Cuthbert and Zoe Melhuish put in a great performance to come second in the women's open.
Results are here - now including distances and Google Earth file with all team routes, and see also Strava Fly-by.
We also have the following lost property:
a silver tea/coffee mug
a Nalgene red drink bottle
a Bobble filtering water bottle
Please call Wayne Gregson on 62884398 if any of these is yours.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 September 2015 13:03
Mid-winter 4 hour defies bleak forecast
Sixty-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.
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
Autumn rogaine results available!
The Lower Cotter Catchment rogaines were held over the weekend of 18/19 April in the eastern parts of the Cotter catchment and the adjoining Tidbinbilla ranges. A brave band of 27 teams turned up for the 5hr foot only night event, and on Sunday another 21 teams fronted for the foot event and eight teams cycled that day. The weather was challenging for all events.
The winners of the event and recipients of the nightgaine trophy were Peter Preston and Tomas Krajca, who blitzed the field in an excellently executed course with 1760 points. There were close contests in both the mixed open and the minor placing of the male open event. Michael McCluskey and Charlotte Peterson finished only ten points ahead of Kieran Macdonell and Clare Lonergan, despite both teams finishing within a minute of each other after cut-off, to take out first place in the Mixed Open. We had some good participation from the family category too with James and Max Swann taking out first place. Parissa Poulis and Pat Meithke also had a great result taking out third place in the Women’s Open, as well as winning both Women’s Veterans and Supervets categories.
An extraordinary feature of the Sunday results was the domination by mixed teams, taking out the first six places in the foot event, which was won by Keira Doherty and Thomas Banks with 1820 points. Michael Reed and Leigh Nelson were one of the few cycle teams to stay out on course for the maximum amount of time, in what were very challenging conditions for our bike entrants. They top scored for the entire weekend with 1960 points. Some of our newer members took out placings in the Sunday events, including Brad Vallette, Karun Paul, Dale Drummond, Jet Shoon Chong and Jaron Lee.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this event possible. Follow these links to the results and splits, and to photos.