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ACT Champs and 50th Anniversary Intervarsity Competition Print E-mail

The 2019 ACT Champs 8 and 24 hour rogaines were held in splendid conditions across diverse coastal terrain in Bournda National Park and Nature Reserve on 18-19 May. Congratulations to David Baldwin and newly elected International Rogaining Federation VP Julie Quinn for almost clearing the whole course in the 24 hour event, and to Tony Newman and Mikey Dimuantes, who were not far behind them in second place overall and winners of the 50th Intervarsity competition. We were honoured to have IV founder, David Hogg, and ARA president, David Rowlands, on hand to celebrate the IV milestone and to have David H (too many Davids!) present prizes to all the winners.

You'll see from the results and photos now available on the event page here that there were only a handful of women's teams across the whole weekend. Ladies – let’s go rogaining!

Also, here is the Strava Flyby of teams that carried GPS trackers.
There was also only one family team across the weekend – and they were happily adopted by Barkley for a sunny Sunday beach bash.

Here's the rogaine report from Bryn - aged 6 (ACT Rogaining 8 hour family champion).

"The rogaine was exciting. It was enjoyable. I liked the part when I saw the guy surfing the wave and he was standing up on his surfboard [control 57]. I also liked that everyone at camp was so friendly. We took Barkley to the beach and took a photo with him. And I also played Uno with him in the car on the way there and the way back. It was so fun."


Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 17:43
Australian Intervarsity Championships Print E-mail

Australian Inter-Varsity Championships

The Intervarsity Rogaining Championships are often held in conjunction with the Australian Rogaining Championships, unless the date of the event is likely to clash with exams, in which case it will be in conjunction with a nominated state championship event.

To participate in an Australian Intervarsity Rogaining Championship, students must be enrolled at a tertiary education institution recognised by Australian University Sports.

Teams consist of 2-5 students from the same university. Both part-time and full-time students are eligible. There is no age restriction, ie. Under-graduate, mature age and post-graduate students qualify.

The Intervarsity rogaining competition began in 1969 and from 1981 was coordinated by the Australian Rogaining Association.

The Nigel Aylott Memorial Sports Foundation (NAMSF) sponsored the re-establishment of the Intervarsity competition in 2007. NAMSF has provided a perpetual trophy for the winning Intervarsity team named 'The Nigel Aylott trophy'.

The Foundation has in the past paid the travel costs for one university team from each state so that there can be a well-represented national competition.

State Rogaining Associations are responsible for determining their own selection criteria for the NAMSF subsidies (ie. a single qualifying event, or a cumulative point score from multiple events, whether 24 hour or shorter qualifying events). However, for the purposes of the subsidy, preference must be given to under-graduate full time students.

Entrants should contact their state rogaining association as soon as possible for details about their selection process for the state representative team.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2019 08:06
ACT Champs Entries Open Print E-mail

Need to burn off those Easter calories? Hop along to the ACT Rogaining Championships and 8 hour on the weekend of 18/19 May. Entries are open now! Please consider booking bus travel with your entry – don’t trust your tired self getting to and from the event.

The 24 hour event is also the Australian Intervarsity Championships. All eligible ACT Intervarsity teams get a $100 discount to encourage participation, thanks to Nigel Aylott Memorial Sports Foundation (NAMSF) and ACTRA. All team members must be from the same institution. It is the 50th anniversary of intervarsity rogaining - see history on ARA website. In honour of the occasion, David Hogg, one of the founding organisers will be presenting the awards for the event.

We will be returning to Bournda on far south NSW’s stunning Sapphire Coast for the first time since 2014. Recent rains have made this jewelled area all the more splendid, especially in the patches of rainforest micro-climate. Venture down from the coastal ranges through the dense melaleuca (note to self: bring insect repellent) all the way to the sea – course-setters have even been rewarded with an April swim at Bournda Beach and Bondi Lake.

You are welcome to camp at the well-appointed Hobart Beach campground (book here) in Bournda National Park (pay park fee $8 per vehicle at the entrance), but there will also be free camping available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Hash House, which this year is at a superb new venue about 15 minutes’ drive from there, inland from Tura Beach – final details to be revealed a week before the event. Remember vote 1 Kate Miller-Heidke for Eurovision, and better pre-poll for that other election on 18 May too!


Last Updated on Monday, 27 May 2019 10:38
Paddy Pallin 6 hr rogaine - Where the WIld Things Are Print E-mail

Competitors were greeted by the cattle who call wild cattle flat home on Sunday, but fortunately they were friendly. Jon Glanville set a super course on The Hollow property and the Tallaganda National Park. It provided plenty of challenge for young families through to the top team who didn't quite get around the course on a sunny, calm and hot March day. Congratulations to Tom Brazier, Gill Fowler and Jack Brand who won overall. Special mention to Susie Sprague and Luca Saunders who won the family category by 8 minutes from Leanne, Scott, Sandy and Ross Wilkinson - and they were 16th and 17th teams overall. The womens open category was a close race too with everyone on the same score and only 3 minutes between them. It was won by Elizabeth Woodgate and Kerrie Murphy. Many thanks to Paddy Pallin for sponsoring and providing great spot prizes.

There are photos in the gallery from the day. Check them out to see if your friends were captured.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 March 2019 20:30
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