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Terrific Twilight!

What a terrific event the twilight rogaine is proving to be. There were over 300 participants/117 teams at Saturday nights 3 hour event held at Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura. This included 7 junior and 11 family teams. At the other end of the scale, there were 3 ultravet teams. There was also an uncounted but large number of teams from the ANU and 6 teams from Narrabundah college. Although it was pretty dark by the end, most people seemed to be smiling from the glow of white teeth by torch light.

 

Jon Glanville set a fabulous course that the ACTRA committee thought was maybe too big - not so, according to the 6 teams who cleared the course with 1570 points! Jon is a novice rogaine setter and was ably assisted by veteran rogainer, Glenn Bridgart. Matthew Crane and Rob Walter were pipped at the post for line honours by Martin Dent and Mark Bourne, clearing the course in an impressive 2:12 and 2:13. Julie Quinn and David Baldwin were the best of the veterans with 1560 points and women's open went to An Ren Chen and Wendy Emerton with 1170 points. Zoe Melhuish, Ella Cuthbert and David Stocks claimed the junior honours with 1060 points and with 640 points, the ultravets went to Colleen Mock and Barbara Martin. The family category was won by Nick and Henry Lheude and Lisa Cutfield with 810 points.

But the overall winners of the day were the volunteers who managed to take half an hour out of a super busy schedule to enjoy pizzas and a chat. Those fiddly cloth wrist tags made for a busy admin run! Thanks goes to Anne Sawkins, Jenny Arnold, Jaqui Poldy, Glenn, Jon, Mischa Saunders and Rowan Edwards who made the day go so smoothly. Thanks too to Julie Quinn who cut up a lifetimes supply of watermelon on a hot Saturday afternoon and Gail Sutton for the map.

 

Preliminary results can be found here. See you all at our next 2018 event, the Paddy Pallin.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 February 2018 19:36
 
Paddy Pallin 6 hr - Sunday 4 March

The Paddy Pallin 6 hr rogaine will be at Yankee Hat on Sunday 4 March. Entries are open.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 February 2018 11:46
 
Volunteer needed to tow the ACTRA trailer to the Paddy Pallin 6 hr

We need a volunteer to tow the trailer to and from the Paddy Pallin 6 hr event on 4 March. 

You'll need a car with good towing capacity, like a hilux, land cruiser, triton etc. The trailer has a braking system.

We will provide a per kilometre reimbursement for your vehicle costs. Please call Dane on 0417 040 317 if you can help - preferably before Wednesday 21st February.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 February 2018 11:38
 
2018 Annual General Meeting

The ACT Rogaining Association Annual General Meeting will be held at the conclusion of the Paddy Pallin 6 hr rogaine on 4 March 2018 at approximately 3:45 pm. Exact location will be advertised with the final instructions for the Paddy Pallin rogaine event, however will be in Namadgi National Park approximately 1 hr drive south from central Canberra. All members are welcome.

The agenda, President's report and audited accounts are available for members on the AGM documents page (Documents/AGM documents). Nominations for positions are welcome. Please contact Julie if you have questions about roles, wish to seek nomination or advise about a nomination.

 
Summer twilight - entries now open

Join us for the first event of 2018, the Summer twilight 3 hour. This is a bush event running from Campbell Park Offices from 6 - 9pm on Saturday 17th February. The course has an extensive track network as well as some well know landmark peaks. Novices and experienced rogainers will enjoy a run. Basic light refreshments will be provided after the event. 

Helpers are now sorted for on the day and for control collecting. Thanks to all of you who offered to help out. 

Entries are now open. Click here to enter. Entries open until Monday 12th February, after that you'll attract an additional late fee. 

Being the first event of the year, if you haven't paid your membership yet, please include membership on your entry form

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 19:57
 
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