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Spring 6/12hr Wrap-Up Print E-mail

2014_Spring_6_12hr.jpgRogainers were greeted with perfect sunny conditions for the Spring 6/12 hour event at Bournda National Park on the NSW South Coast on Saturday 18 October 2014. Following the midday start, some headed to the faster travelling southern half of the map, enjoying the stunning views around Bournda Lagoon and the hills around Bournda Trig, while others headed to the north of the map to enjoy the coastal views along the Kangarutha Track and the challenging controls in the north west.

Rogainers encountered a variety of wildlife, particularly goannas, and with the fine conditions it was no surprise that most teams stayed on the course as long as possible.

Congratulations to the overall winners of the 6 hour event, Lizzie Ingham and Mark Euston, with a score of 1480, and to Rob Walter and Matt Crane who won the 12 hour event by clearing the course with about an hour to spare. Congratulations also to all category winners.

Big thanks to Hartley Lifecare for providing excellent catering on the Saturday night dinner and Sunday breakfast, and also thanks to the volunteers, landowners and park ranger.

Full results can be found here, a story from Barkley, a fantastic short video from Laure (team 16), and photos from the event in our photo gallery.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 09:14
 
Barkley the Koala at Bournda Print E-mail

bike.jpgI woke up on Saturday morning to the sound of Bell birds chirping in the trees down at the south coast. It was going to be a beautiful day. After looking around at the bush I knew it would be a long and hard day, so I contemplated taking a bike. But I had a small reach problem.

My party and I were aiming to tackle the northern high point circuit during daylight hours, return to the Hash house and go out on a shorter loop with ample aiming off and catching features during the dark hours.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 20:07
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Barkley's US Adventures! Print E-mail

The ACTRA rogaining koala mascot, Barkley, has made a video of his recent exploits in the United States attending the World Rogaining Champs in Black Hills, South Dakota in August 2014.

Barkley attended the event with Julie Quinn and David Baldwin (who ended up coming 6th overall, 2nd Mixed Veterans/3rd Mixed Open), Ron Simpson and Jean Douglass. The rogaine had lots of areas of fallen timber and high thistles to dodge but it was great to be part of an event with teams from all around the world. Barkley even got to help a lost Russian team!

This lively crew from the ACT also took Barkley on adventures in the Rocky Mountains National Park in Colorado where he met chipmunks and squirrels, as well explore multiple high passes in the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone and Grant Teton National Parks.

Check out the video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHLqAxD3rbk.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 16:28
 
Entries are open for the Spring 6/12hr Print E-mail
Entries are now open for the Spring 6/12 Hour Rogaine on 18 October 2014. Set in the beautiful Bournda National Park, situated on the NSW south coast between Tathra and Tura Beach, the area was last used for an ACTRA rogaine eight years ago. The Hash House will once again be situated at the Hobart Beach campground, on the shores of Wallagoot Lake next to Bournda beach. This campground is an excellent Hash House site with large campsites (most with fireplaces) and top quality amenities including gas bbqs and hot showers (luxury)!
 
The course will explore the national park both to the north and south of the lake, taking in plenty of coastal views and inlets and surprisingly open bushland further west. The course will include a suggested novice loop designed so that all participants can enjoy the excellent Kangarutha Walking Track which follows the coast between the lake and Tathra. The setters have so far seen a range of wildlife from kangaroos, possums and echidnas, and are keeping an eye out for deer that apparently now roam in the national park.
 
Entries are $65 per person / $50 concession (kids under 14 are free) and includes camping on the Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday morning. So make a weekend of it at the coast as the weather warms up!
Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 09:04
 
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