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Metrogaine results updated

LakeGMetrogaine_0219.jpgThe 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 wonLakeGMetrogaine_0200.jpg 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

IMGP0999.jpgSixty-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.

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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.

11152348_808825122504030_3181386036894239128_n.jpgThe 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

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 20:20
 
2015 ACTRA Committee

The ACT Rogaining Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 1 March following the Paddy Pallin 6hr Event.

The following committee members were voted in for 2015 and will be undertaking the following roles:

  • President: Julie Quinn
  • Vice-President and Membership Secretary: Susie Sprague
  • Secretary: Glenn Bridgart
  • Treasurer: Clare Edwards
  • Publicity Officer: Jonathan Miller
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Wayne Gregson
  • Equipment Officers: Jean Douglass and Doug Collier
  • Australian Rogaining Association Officer and Webmaster: David Baldwin
  • General Committee: Aaron Coles, Dane Roberts and Debra Foggin

PPR_0456.jpgThanks to the Committee for volunteering to help run our organisation in 2015! Contact details of the Committee can be found here. Please contact them to provide feedback on events, share your photos or stories, volunteer or suggest event locations.

We were also remiss in passing on the Member Protection Information Officer report from 2014 at the AGM. Sarah Cowdery reported that she received no requests for assistance in 2014. See her report below. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 19:23
 
Paddy Pallin rogaine weekend a great success!

IB rogainersThe Paddy Pallin rogaine event weekend was a great success. Results are now available for both the ANU IB Special edition on Saturday and the ACT Paddy Pallin rogaine on Sunday.

If anyone is interested in returning to this area or missed out on its delights, we need people to collect controls. Please contact David Baldwin.

Saturday was a warm clear day and around 280 ANU students were out learning and testing their navigational skills ready for their Inward Bound competition in 4 weeks time.

On Sunday a thunderstorm mid-event did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the field of 170, with Olympic marathon runner Martin Dent teaming up with Brad Hetharia to win from Paul Cuthbert and visiting orienteer Lukas Frei. Julie Quinn and Simon Fairweather were third overall, winning the mixed category, and Lizzie Ingram and Sarah Buckerfield won the women's.

Check the photo gallery for photos from the event. We are interested in any feedback on splitting the event across the 2 days. It certainly reduced the crowding for parking, portaloos and catering.

A big thank you to all the landholders for sharing their wonderful properties with us, to all the volunteers for their efforts in making the event run so smoothly, and to the Jerangle School for the delicious food!

And don't miss this! Marco Ernst from Team 53 has produced a delightful video clip of his adventures on the Paddy Pallin rogaine!

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 May 2015 13:05
 
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