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ACT Rogaining Championships results Print E-mail
Control68_1.jpgIn 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.
Full results are here.
Event photos on the gallery.
Some team routes from Strava Fly-bys
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 September 2015 18:28
 
Metrogaine results updated Print E-mail

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
 
ACT 8 and 24 hour championships: ENTRIES NOW OPEN Print E-mail

Entries are now open for the ACT 8 and 24 hour championships, to be held at Wild Cattle Flat, 5-6 September. Enter here.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 September 2015 10:35
 
Antarctic Wandering Print E-mail

20150712_113816.jpgFrom Eric Tse, team 69, mid-witner event (with apologies for late loading)

 

Having done beach, street, forest rogaines in sunny Sydney, we were massively underprepared (but warmly enough) for an ACT rogaine.  Long pants, beanies - really?  At least I brought ski gloves and we had enough top layers...


Arrived the day before (Brodburger, yum!) Amazing coffee in Lonsdale St for breakfast and we were rested and primed to go, cold or not.

Arriving at Hash House with our friend's no longer pristine car (we did ask if he wanted to drive) we filled out our flight plan in a rush (which naturally then became our set in stone plan) and had grand plans of following the natives, keeping to the tracks and going steadily.

'Following the natives' got tossed out the window as after 5 minutes (even with people heading the same way) we were absolutely alone as groups threw themselves into the forest, raced off or strolled behind us.  Have to read the map, damn.

And hang on, all that mud and a rogaine in a State Forest (very similar to a ScoutHike for the kids) is one thing, but setting points deep amongst the thorn bushes, across raging creeks and up massive climbs is another!  Especially in shorts....

And with the gale force winds and occasionally driving rain heading up to 51, 70 and 90, we were chilled but exhilarated by the view up there.

And let the record state, that our 22 minutes getting to 61 was because we tried to 'follow' the 'creek' line (more a whole forest of water moving amongst the huge thorn bushes) down rather than approach the !@#$ point from the nearest track.  Ouch ouch ouch.

Our flight plan got diverted after 90, as we realised 60, 42, 44, etc were just out of our (ok, mine) capabilities and we did the inner points.  Which left an awful dilemna after 73 at 1:12pm, 54 yay or nay?

A reluctant Yay saw me in agony trying to jog our way back, it looking like we'd be late for a very long time (and the march to 31 is so so long when you can see for kilometres into the distance.)   Scraping 30 with 8 minutes to spare saw my friend telling me to race to 20 as well, and we scraped those two points in (where did all those people come from?) with a minute to spare. 

Amazing food (the mint slice was pure sugar, the soups nourishing), a hot shower and coffee at my friend's place and we were happy, exhausted, satisfied and 'ready' for the drive home.

So thank you for putting on an amazing Rogaine (great organisation, challenging map, awesome food) and next time we'll wear long pants.  But the beanies are a bridge too far for us!

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2015 21:34
 
ACT 8 and 24 hour championships: 5-6 September: Go wild – go feral! Print E-mail

P1040262 (640x480)_1.jpgThis is early notice for the ACT 8 and 24 hour rogaining championships, which will be held about one hour south-east of Canberra at Wild Cattle Flat over 5-6 September.  Your team can go fully wild for 24 hours, or just feral for 8 hours.

 

The terrain varies from wide grassy flats to open forest with some challenging hills.  The Hash House is centrally located and there is plenty of free camping courtesy of the local landowners.  Easier navigation near the HH and some trickier controls for those venturing further out.  Good practice for the Oz champs later in October.

 

Bring your marshmallows to toast on the fire!  Rally the team and see you there for a wild weekend of feral fun.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2015 21:35
 
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