At the recent Australian Rogaining Championships in Goobang National Park near Parkes we were told it was the 43rd such event. That got me thinking about my own rogaining career, and I realised that it was indeed 43 years ago, in 1980, that I completed my first what we would now call rogaine. As many an ANU student will be remembering this month, adventure racing often first appears on the horizon in one’s first year at university. There was no IB for me at Adelaide Uni, and the event was still known as the ‘24 Hour Walk’ in South Australia then, but the concept was the same.
Provisional results are now available for the 2023 ACT Cross-border Metrogaine, which was held on 6 August in Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra. Congratulations to all who participated, and special congratulations to overall winner Ryan Stocks (also the winner of the mens category), and other category winners Susie Sprague and Selina Stoute (womens) and Oscar Woolford, James Harris and Liv Murphy (mixed).
Preliminary results now available. Please let David Baldwin know of any errors.
The Winter 4 hour rogaine was at Blue Range in the foothills of the Brindabellas. A mix of native and pine forest, with a bit of open area around the historic Sherwood Homestead site, with lots of fire trails and trail bike tracks to speed you up. Setter Mary Adams doesn't like blackberries so carefully avoided the patches of those in setting the course.