Slap-Up Rogaine in Gourock: Saturday 28th October 2023
Starting at 11am
Team up for the last ACT rogaine of the year. It is being held in the headwaters of the Queanbeyan river, covering Gourock National Park and adjacent private property. It’s a special area of high country (up to 1,400m) surrounded by old mature forests. Fantastic granite country. There are the usual 6 hour or 12 hour options, with the HH on the Slapup farm. Make a weekend of it and stay overnight (paddock camping) and help collect controls the next day!
It takes about 1 hour 40 minutes to drive from Canberra via Captains Flat. The Hartley Life Care team will be there to give you the best Slapup rogaine meal. Stay overnight if you can and help collect controls on Sunday. Hartley will provide a slap up breakfast for an extra $5 (pay with your entry).
Camping is available at the Hash House site on a sheep paddock in private property. You are welcome to camp on Friday and Saturday night. Catering will not be available on the Friday night or Saturday morning so please be self-sufficient with food and water.
FINAL INSTRUCTIONS are .... HERE (PDF)
Thank you for entering the Slap Up at Gourock Gambol. Team leaders, make sure that everyone on your team reads this document carefully.
Please try and share transport. PARKING IS LIMITED.
Please bring to the event a printed and completed indemnity form located here. Check the team list 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 Slap Up farm at 816 Slap Up road Jerangle.
Allow 1hour 20 minutes to drive from Queanbeyan to the HH.
From Queanbeyan take the Kings Highway and turn right onto the Captains Flat road at the roundabout. It takes about 30 minutes to Captains Flat. Continue south on the Jerangle Road which is sealed for about 12 kms and then gravel for another 20 kms. The road is a bit rutted in places. There will be a rogaine sign at the left turn onto Slap Up road (just before Towneys Creek). The Slap Up road has a good gravel surface but is mostly one lane. There may be stock and wildlife on the road. Please drive slowly especially across the cattle grids. There are 8 of them!
If you live in Tuggeranong, you could take the Monaro Highway to Bredbo, turn left onto the road to Jerangle and then north to the Slap Up road. The Bredbo to Jerangle road is also gravel (bit rutted) and the travel time is about the same as coming via Queanbeyan.
A google map is here
Direction signs will be put out on Friday morning.
The Gourock Gambol 6 and 12 hour rogaines will commence by way of a mass start at 11am sharp on Saturday 28th October, with a final briefing at 10:50am. Registration will open at 8:45am.
To register, one person only per team to register and collect maps. That person will need to:
Electronic scoring: This event is using the Navlight system of scoring. Each team will be issued with two wristbands and two tags 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 (32x45 cm), 1:25,000 scale with 10 m contour interval. Magnetic north lines are marked on the map and it is oriented to magnetic north. Out of bounds areas are marked in pink shading. It contains mainly native bush with areas of cleared farm land. The course setters notes and control descriptions are printed on the back. The altitude ranges from approximately 1100m to 1400 m.
The map is printed on Teslin paper which is very tough and generally does not need to be covered in contact.
The vegetation on the farm land is very open and relatively fast travel. The bush areas in the National Park have good visibility with slower travel. Gaiters are very strongly recommended for scratches and snakes. (Yes, we have seen lots!)
Please bring enough water for Hash House use and for at least 3 hours on course. There are 2 water drops on course plus water at the HH. At each water drop there is a pump that screws into the top of the water container to use. There is water flowing in the Queanbeyan River and some of the larger creeks, however, we do not recommend drinking any water found on course without sterilisation. Tablets are available for sale at the Admin tent.
Camping on Friday and Saturday nights is available at the HH on the sheep paddock. However, flat camping sites are a bit limited so please bring your smaller hike tent.
Catering will be provided by Hartley Life Care with a slap up meal at 5pm for the 6 hour teams and at 11pm for the 12 hour teams. Please bring your own plate, bowl, cup and cutlery.
Breakfast will be available from 7am on Sunday. Note that you need to have included this in your entry and paid the extra $5. No ticket = no breakfast !!
Snakes are out and about so please wear gaiters and bring your first aid kit with a snake bandage.
Other items we recommend that you carry/wear
Mobile phone coverage is poor to non-existent on the lower sections of the course, with some reception up higher. The Hash House number will be the satellite phone 0147 148 006 and is printed on the map.
Summary of Event Rules and Scoring
Food and drinks will be available from 4.30pm. 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 30 minutes after the end of the event.
If you have queries contact the Event Contact listed below.
|Setters and Vetters||Tony Slatyer, Grant Battersby, Ron Simpson, Jeannie Douglass, Peggy Douglass|
|Map Maker||Ron Simpson|
|First Aid||Greg Terrill|
|Control Collection||The Slap Up breakfasters|
|General Help||Graham Atkins, Felicity Atkins, Sarah Teffer, Grant Battersby, Ron Simpson|
|Catering||Hartley Life Care|