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Mid-winter 4 hour defies bleak forecast Print E-mail

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
 
Mid winter rogaine 12 July going ahead Print E-mail

You are probably aware that the weather forecast is for a cold front to bring showers, cool temperatures and winds on Sunday (although it looks like the weather for the morning and early afternoon will be better than the late afternoon).

 

The event is proceeding. We do, however, repeat our advice that participants:

-          carry warm clothes and wet weather gear for the event

-          bring warm change of clothes and footwear for after the event

-          pay extra attention to the comfort of small children who are at greater risk of
hypothermia.

Remember that it is compulsory that ALL rogainers carry space blankets, and particularly for this event.

Please also take extra care on the unsealed roads within Kowen forest to account for the wet conditions.

Finally, a reminder that the gates on the access roads will be locked, other than between 7.45-10 (entry) and 2-4 (exit). We will endeavour to accommodate requests for early departures; please see the event organiser to arrange.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 September 2015 11:31
 
2015 Midwinter event: Entries now open! Print E-mail

15winter.jpgFind your partners, folks; it's time for the ever popular mid-winter  event. No, this is not a pagan solstice fire-dancing ritual, this is the sport we love: rogaining!

 Entries are now open for this family-friendly event, superbly timed to get the kids out and active during the school holidays. It is on Sunday 12 July (note the date has moved from Saturday 11 July). Enter by Monday 6 July.

And that's not all. The ACT government has made a generous grant, so the entry fees are at bargain basement prices.  And it is just twenty minutes drive east of Civic. Oh, and to seal the deal, there is the Hartley Lifecare catered feast at the end. Supersize that cheese toastie!

So, you're on board, of course? Then don't delay; register here!

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 September 2015 11:32
 
Upcoming Navigation Workshop Print E-mail

Book now! The biennial navigation workshop will be held on the weekend of the 20th and 21st of June. This is an awesome opportunity for experienced and novice rogainers alike. You will be placed in a small group with people of similar fitness and experience. This will enable your coach to tailor your learning as much as possible. Coaches will volunteer their time and with the mix of rogainers in the ACT, and you can expect some super-knowledgable helpers.

 

Saturday will see you practising your skills locally in the field both in daylight and dark hours. This will be complemented by a session on map and route planning. Sunday will see you participate in a 3 hour mini rogaine at Googong where you can put it all together.

 

Be there or be square! Entries are now open!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 09:21
 
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