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Ainslie-Majura Unearthed
Saturday 19 February 2022, 04:30pm - 07:30pm
 

 

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Thanks to everybody who turned up for our first rogaine of the year on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. It was a tough course with plenty of route options available. With over 350 participants, many of which were first-timers, it was a great way to kick off the ACT calendar.

 Take some time to have a look through some of the photos here taken by Photography extroadinaire, John Harding.

Congratulations to Susie Sprague and Selina Stoute who took out the Womens category, while Tom and Keira Banks took out the Mixed category. Overall winners and winners in the Mens category were Ryan and David Stocks with Martin Dent and Owen Radejewski a close second. See the full results via the link below.

 

We look forward to seeing you all at the Paddy Pallin in a couple of weeks time along with the AGM straight after!

 


results 

 

Final Instructions

Thank you for entering the 2022 Twilight 3 Hour. Team leaders, make sure that everyone on your team reads this whole document carefully. 

Important

Parking is limited in the carpark and on the surrounding streets, so please consider carpooling where possible.

COVID-19 Measures

  • If you have recently returned from overseas, or if you have travelled from a known COVID-19 ‘hotspot’ without a designated period of quarantine/isolation; or if you are awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test; or if you are feeling unwell, or have flu-like symptoms, please stay home.
  • We will be using the Check In CBR app for this event.  Posters will be displayed at the Hash House. Please ensure you have checked in. 
  • We have tried to make this event as contact-free as possible. There will be no prize ceremony, and gloved organisers will also be handing out/collecting maps and tags with as few touches as possible. Please drop your team-numbered flight plan directly into the box provided. Touch points at the toilets will be cleaned regularly. 
  • Please maintain a safe 1.5m distance from other teams at all times - including while doing your route planning, at the briefings, at the start and finish, and when approaching controls. 
  • We have made the navlights hands-free by strapping them to the same feature as the control flag, mounted perpendicular to the feature and ready to use without needing to touch it with your hands - just present your navlight wrist tag to the reader so the navlight flashes in the usual way.

Indemnity Form

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. 

  • Ensure that all team members sign a separate indemnity form. Parents or guardians must sign for people under 18. Also provide registration number(s) of your car(s) at the Hash House. Be sure to put your team number on the form. 
  • Present your completed indemnity form at the registration desk.
  • Medical advice: All competitors should consider advising their partner of any pre-existing medical conditions (such as diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, susceptibility to anaphylaxis) that may require first-aid action on course. This should include a description of the symptoms, the required first-aid action, and the location in their bag of any medication (such as sugar, ventolin, epi-pen, anti-histamines).

How to Get There

The Hash House is located at the carpark at the corner of Philip Avenue and Kellaway Street in Hackett. 

From civic, drive north along Northbourne avenue and turn right onto Philip avenue and follow to the end of the road.

A google map is https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mt+Ainslie+Kellaway+St+Carpark/@-35.2572381,149.1592321,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b1653b41e8a14bb:0xe60872c31e2a15f5!8m2!3d-35.2558586!4d149.1610061  

 

Registration, Map Availability, Start Times

The 2022 Ainslie Majura Unearthed event will commence by way of a mass start at 16:30 sharp on Saturday February 19, with a final briefing at 16:15. Registration will open at 15:30.

To register, one person only per team to register and collect maps. That person will need to:

  • Bring first aid kit, so that it can be checked; see below for what it must contain
  • Bring one completed indemnity form per team member, and
  • check in via the Check In CBR app for all team members. 

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. 

Map and Course Details

There will be one A4 map (210x297mm), 1:25,000 with 10 m contour interval. Magnetic north lines are marked on the map. Out of bounds areas are marked in grey and pink shading. It contains mainly native bush with small areas of cleared land. The course setters notes and control descriptions have been printed on the back. The altitude ranges from approximately 600 to 850 m. 

Pink areas have been marked separately to the grey areas as they contain a number of rare plants that have regenerated with all the recent rain. You must not go off track in these areas; however, if a marked track goes through the pink areas, you are allowed to pass through along the track. 

The map is printed on Teslin paper which is very tough and generally does not need to be covered in contact. 

Due to large rainfall, there is a lot of long grass on course so gaiters and/or long pants are highly recommended

Water

Please bring enough water for Hash House use and for at least 3 hours on course. There are no water drops on course; however there is a water fountain at the top of Ainslie. We do not recommend drinking any water found on course without sterilisation. 

Other Information

Hartley Lifecare will provide a basic spread of cakes, fruit and cordial at 19:00. Please bring your own plate, bowl, cup and cutlery.

It is summer in Canberra with plenty of long grass out there, so that means be prepared for snakes. Be familiar with correct treatment of a snake bite and carry a mobile phone to call 000 in the event you are bitten.

Please Bring to the Event

  • completed indemnity form
  • map will be printed on Teslin waterproof paper with control descriptions on reverse side. Contact or map case optional.
  • Coloured pens, pencils, scissors, highlighter pen, table and chairs or board for map preparation. The marquee will not be available for planning.
  • Some food for before and/or during the event.
  • Your own plate, bowl, cup and cutlery for catering.
  • Water for your use at the Hash House and to start the event with (there is no running water on site).
  • Portaloos will be at the Hash House. You may like to bring your own hand sanitiser.

Carry on Course

Mandatory Equipment

  • Whistle (per person)
  • Basic first aid kit (that includes 2 compression bandages and 1 wound dressing) (per team

Other items we recommend that you carry/wear

  • food for the event
  • water for 3 hours
  • compass
  • gaiters – recommended for scrub/snake-bite protection
  • long trousers – recommended for grass seed and scrub protection
  • watch
  • pen/pencil
  • head torch and spare batteries
  • Mobile phone for emergencies
  • Space blanket (per person)
  • Sunscreen, sun-hat, sunglasses
  • Adequate warm clothes for the conditions (noting conditions can change quickly): 
    • raincoat, warm jacket
    • thermals + a spare if it is wet 
    • gloves 
    • beanie 

Mobile Phone Coverage

Mobile phone coverage is good across the entire course, although you may come across some dead patches in deep watercourses. Simply head to an open area and you’ll be back in service.

The Hash House number will be 0435 408 186 and is printed on the map. 

 Summary of Event Rules and Scoring

  • The only navigational aids permitted are the maps we provide together with your compasses.
  • Teams consist of 2 to 5 competitors and must remain within earshot of each other at all times. All members must simultaneously get to within 5m of each control point.
  • All team members must punch their Navlight tags at each control to score points.
  • If a Navlight punch has failed, record the three letter code visible inside the end of the punch.
  • Competitors must not enter out-of-bounds areas; gates must be left as found; stock must not be disturbed.
  • The organisers may disqualify a team if it acts against these rules or against the spirit of the event.
  • A team can retire a member at the hash house. This will finish that team's event. A new team can form but it must start with zero score.
  • Late Penalty: 10 points per minute (or part) late. Disqualification if more than 30 minutes late.
  • If teams score equal points then the first team home will have a higher rank.

Presentation and Awards

Food and drinks will be available from 19:00 time. 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. 

Event volunteers

If you have queries contact the Event Contact listed below. 

Event Contact

Brad Vallette - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coordinator

Brad Vallette

Setters and Vetters

Brad Vallette, Mathias Richter, Anthony Newman, Sarah Graham-Higgs, Reece Mckenzie

First Aid

Brad Vallette

General Help

Reece Mckenzie, Anthony Newman, Sarah Graham-Higgs, Ash Van de Meulengraaf

Control Collectors

Colin Mock, Colleen Mock, Stephen Goggs, Jiaying Goh

 

 

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Location Ainslie-Majura
 
 Coordinator  Brad Vallette
 Setters and Vetters  Brad ValletteMathias RichterSarah Graham-HiggsAnthony Newman
 First Aid  Brad Vallette
 General Help  Sarah Graham-HiggsAnthony NewmanReece MckenzieAsh Van de Muelengraaf
 Catering  Hartley Lifecare