Night event 5 hr, Saturday 10 September 18:00 - 23:00 | Day event 6 hr, Sunday 11 September 09:30 - 15:30
Come and explore the picturesque area around Mt Clear and Brayshaws hut for these events. The southern end of Namadgi National Park is beautiful with open valleys, historic huts and other ruins and rocky outcrops. You'll very likely hear one of the many lyrebirds out on the course!
The same course will be used for both events so you can practice your night navigation before blitzing the course the following day.
Thank you for entering the Lured by Lyrebrids Night and/or Day Event on 10‑11 September 2022. Team leaders, make sure that everyone on your team reads this whole document carefully.
Allow 1.5 hours as a comfortable travel time from north Canberra to the Hash House. Watch for animals on the Boboyan road when driving – especially at evening/night and early morning. Cyclists also use the road regularly. Please consider carpooling as parking is limited.
Please bring to the event a printed and completed indemnity form located here. Check the team list for your relevant event on the home page to ensure that all details for your team including category are correct. If incorrect, please contact the Event Contact prior to the event.
The Hash House is located on the Boboyan road at the NSW/ACT boundary, approximately 4 km south of the Mt Clear campground in Namadgi National Park.
Allow 1.5 hours as a comfortable travel time from North Canberra to the Hash House. Watch for animals on the Boboyan road when driving – especially at evening/night and early morning. Cyclists also use the road regularly.
From Canberra, follow directions to Tharwa. Head south on the Boboyan road. While this road is sealed for the first ~33 km (to just past Rendezvous Creek), there are potholes in places. Be particularly aware of a large set of potholes across the entire road on the downhill just after you have climbed Fitz’s Hill.
The dirt portion of the road (approximately another 20 km) is in relatively good condition with some potholes and corrugations.
Drive over the cattle-grid and park in the area west of the road or as directed. Parking is extremely limited so carpooling is highly recommended.
The HH location on google maps is here.
The Night (5hr) Event will commence by way of a mass start at 6:00pm sharp on Saturday 10 September, with a novice briefing at 5:50pm and a final briefing at 5:55pm. Registration will open at 4:00pm.
The Day (6hr) Event will commence by way of a mass start at 9:30am sharp on Sunday 11 September, with a novice briefing at 9:20am and a final briefing at 9:25am. Registration will open at 7:30am.
To register, one person only per team to register and collect maps. That person will need to:
Electronic scoring - As this event is using the Navlight system of scoring, each team member will be issued with a wristband and tag upon registration.
You will also be given pre-marked maps, control descriptions, course setter's notes and a small copy of the map to be used as a flight plan. We recommend that you arrive at least an hour prior to the start of the event to allow enough time for final preparations and route planning. Each team must mark their intended route on the flight plan and hand it in before starting.
There will be one A3 map (297x420mm), 1:25,000 with 10 m contour interval. Magnetic north lines are marked on the map. Out of bounds areas are marked in red. The control descriptions have been printed on the back. The map is printed on Teslin paper which is very tough and generally does not need to be covered in contact.
The forest is generally fairly open, providing good visibility. Some sections have fallen trees/branches and there are also occasional dense patches of Cassinia (non-prickly but quite thick scrub). Gaitors and long-pants are recommended. The course setters have indicated where you are most likely to find this in their notes. The creek systems will have an abundance of water so do expect to get wet feet.
Please bring enough water for Hash House use and for at least 3 hours on course. There is only one water drop on the course. There is a pump that screws into the top of the water container to use. There is (a lot of!) water in the larger creeks on the course, but it should be sterilised if drunk. Sterilisation tablets will be available at the Hash House if needed, but consider bringing your own method of sterilisation if you have it.
Camping is available on Saturday night at either the Hash House (on the private land on the NSW side of the border) or a few minutes up the road at the Mt Clear Campground. Camping fees are included in your entry fee. We encourage all night participants to camp so that you are not driving home in the dark with the abundant wildlife in Namadgi National Park. Of course, for those day rogainers who don't like a super-early start, come and camp Saturday night too!
If you are camping at the Mt Clear Campground, please be economical with parking as it is extremely limited. There is overflow parking 50m further on from the campground at the gate to the Naas Valley Firetrail.
Catering is being provided by Hartley Lifecare. In addition to the end-of-event feeds (part of your entry fee) they are offering a hot breakfast for pre-orders - a bargain at just $5 per person. Porridge, egg and bacon rolls are on the menu. Pre-orders must be made with your entry.
Other items we recommend that you carry/wear
Mobile phone coverage is not good on the course or at the Hash House. If you have an emergency or need to contact the event coordinator on the day of the event, consider sending an SMS.
The Hash House number will be 0147 148 005 (satellite phone) and is printed on the map.
Post-event food and drinks will be available from 10pm for the Night Event and 2:30pm for the Day Event. Please bring your own plate and utensils.
Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category and certificates to the place-getters of most categories. This is dependent on final numbers and will be announced on the day. Presentations will take place around 45 minutes after the end of the event.
If you have queries contact the Event Contact listed below.
Setters and Vetters
Setters: Greg Terrill, Peter Miller, Silke Speier
Vetters: Andrew Rowe, Gareth Prosser
Jonathan Fearn, Tom Banks
David Baldwin, Julie Quinn, Kiera Banks, Travis Ey, Troy Skaleskog, Brianna Wiseman
Sue Brown, Sarah Buckerfield, Stephen Goggs, Jonathan Miller
|Setters and Vetters||Greg Terrill, Peter Miller, Silke Speier, Andrew Rowe, Gareth Prosser|
|First Aid||Jonathan Fearn, Tom Banks|
|General Help||David Baldwin, Julie Quinn, Kiera Banks, Travis Ey, Troy Skaleskog, Max Taylor, Brianna Wiseman|