WINTER FOUR HOUR EVENT: 10 AM - 2PM SUNDAY 14 AUGUST ENTRIES NOW OPEN
We return to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve for this year's winter four hour rogaine. We’re fortunate to have such a fabulous reserve so close to Canberra, and to be allowed to access it for a rogaine. This event is being generously supported by an ACT government grant and will be run over two days. Saturday will see the ANU contingent training for their Inward Bound, while Sunday will be open to all other rogainers. Glenn Bridgart has set the course to provide entertainment for the ANU contingent, and for the many families we anticipate will come and give rogaining a go. Expect to visit some classic Tidbinbilla icons; there will be options for families to choose courses which meander through the valley.
This event is always a great opportunity to get out in winter for a short stroll or run through the bush. By mid-August the days are longer (and maybe a tad warmer?). Entries are now open, so book now. To enter the Sunday event, do so as usual through our website. (ANU is separately organising entries for the Saturday university event.) Enter by Sunday 7 August to avoid a late penalty fee.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OUR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER EVENTS
For the winter event on 14 August, we need people to hang the controls before the event and people to collect controls after the event. Please contact Claire ASAP if you can help out with either of these tasks.
We also need one or two vetters to help Paul Cuthbert and Andrew Rowe with the night/day event on 24/25 September. Volunteers are also needed on the days of the two events themselves. You don't have to commit to both days, but if you're keen for a weekend out, perhaps you could compete in one and help with the other? Control collectors will also be needed after the event. If you can help with this event, please contact Stephen.
EXCELLENT METROGAINE SWEEPS THROUGH GUNGAHLIN
Colleen Mock and her team delivered a metrogaine with all the ingredients for a great event: a delightful course through attractive streetscapes and urban bushland; excellent event documentation, and mild and dry Canberra weather. The event marked the 25th anniversay of the Gungahlin township, and the course visited a number of historic sites in the area.
Class shone through in the results. Four competitors cleared the course, with Martin Dent finishing head of Rob Walter, Matthew Crane and Paul Cuthbert. In the women's category, Clare Lonergan edged out Susie Sprague, while Keira Doherty and Tom Banks took out the mixed event. Full results are posted on our website; photos are at our Smugmug site.
Our thanks as always to the organisers and volunteers who brought us the event, and to Hartley Lifecare who once more produced a delicious post-event feast.
LOST AND FOUND AT THE METROGAINE
A pair of brown spectacles was left at the metrogaine. If they might be yours, please contact Colin at firstname.lastname@example.org
A BIG THANK YOU TO DEB FOGGIN
This month we say farewell to our committee member, Deb Foggin, who is heading to the UK to care for her mother. During Deb's time on the committee, she has provided wise counsel on many topics. Deb has been a keen rogainer, including participating in the 2015 World Rogaining Champs in Finland, being part of course-setting and navigation workshops, helping with first aid at events, as well as volunteering for lots of things. I would like to say a very big thank you to Deb and wish her well - Julie.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
NSW ski orienteering and rogaining event. 7 August.
NSWRA Lake Macquarie 6 and 12 hour events. 20 August.
The ACTRA newsletter: everything fit to print, for those fit to rogaine.
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ACTRA website: http://act.rogaine.asn.au
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