Full Results and Splits of the 2006 ACT Rogaine Championships Rogaine held on 8/7/06 at Bournda National Park near Bega

Link to splits for each tag carried by team

Course 24
Pl Score   Dist  Time Cat Num Names
  1 3140  55.20  2248  MO  16 Keith Conley, Tristram Miller  ACBN ADBN
  2 2880  49.29  2343  MO   4 Jordan Lefmann, Patrick Mickan, Martin Lefmann  AGBM AHBM AJBM
  3 2540  46.76  2331  XO  12 Gill Fowler, Matt Ryan  AVBM AWBM
  4 2470  44.50  2301  XO  51 Matthew Hollingworth, Alexa McAuley  AJBP AKBP
  5 2260  42.95  2333  MV  28 Don McLean, Michael Challen  AXBN AYBN
  6 2080  39.49  2338  XV  48 Sue Clarke, Walter Kelemen  ADBP AEBP
  7 2050  41.42  2355  XO  24 Mark McDonald, Susan Sprague  AQBN ARBN
  8 2020  42.88  2316  MV  45 Richard Sage, Chris Cowie  AWBO AXBO
  9 2000  42.81  2333  XO  31 Garth Coghlan, Chris Geelan, Natalie Chan, Chris Hatherly  ABBO ACBO ADBO AEBO
 10 1930  36.25  2352  XV  14 Wendy Stevenson, Malcolm Bradley  AXBM AYBM
 11 1800  41.35  2315  MO  18 Aaron Butler, Nick Rose, Nic Bye  AEBM AGBN AHBN
 12 1780  35.76  2352  XO  27 Joel Mackay, Jacqui Matthews  AVBN AWBN
 13 1740  32.03  2342  MO  11 Bill Keating, Peter Liston, Mark Leonard  ATBM AUBM AZBM
 14 1730  36.91  2345  MO  46 Andrew Black, Steven Halpin, Nicholas Simpson  AABP AZBO
 15 1680  33.90  2343  WO   2 Benita Sommerville, Celia Thompson  ACBM ADBM
 16 1670  36.31  2245  MS   1 Glenn Bridgart, Norm Johnston  AABM ABBM
 17 1620  32.11  1904  MO  33 Matt Cooper, Rob Mason  AGBO AHBO
 18 1620  28.13  2356  XO  34 Mark Von Huben, Amy Von Huben  AJBO AKBO
 19 1590  37.68  2342  XV   7 Margaret Harrap, Michael Harrap  ANBM AOBM
 20 1510  32.56  2357  XS  64 Ian Booth, Anna Booth  AFBQ AGBQ
 21 1460  38.08  2349  MO  60 Adam Boyd, Steve Salvestro  ABBQ ACBQ
 22 1410  28.99  2325  WS   5 Pat Miethke, Jenny Horsfield  AKBM ALBM
 23 1360  25.77  2306  XV  19 Maurice Patten, Kirsten Wehner  AJBN AKBN
 24 1350  30.79  2347  MO  59 Matthew Perrett, Nigel Griffiths  AABQ AZBP
 25 1310  35.39  2320  XO  55 Nick Earl, Rebecca Wilkins  ASBP ATBP
 26 1290  31.46  2356  WO  37 Claire Davey, Erin Beal  ANBO AOBO
 27 1270  33.32  2315  XO  23 Jasmine Elson, Craig Mottershead  AOBN APBN
 28 1270  30.16  2338  WV  44 Nihal Danis, Paula Stuart  AUBO AVBO
 29 1240  32.26  2350  XO  17 Debbie Saunders, Philip Keaton  AEBN AFBN
 30 1180  25.94  2334  XO  50 Hisako Shiraishi, David Clark  AGBP AHBP
 31 1140  29.82  2347  XV  25 John Harding, Lynn Jeffery  ASBN ATBN
 32 1130  20.03  2303  XO  54 Kim Stokeld, Ben Scott, Trevor Kloeden  APBP AQBP ARBP
 33 1100  22.09  2135  XO  15 David Kricker, Anna Kricker, Duncan Robertson  AABN ABBN
 34 1070  27.17  2324  MS  47 John Alcock, Bernard Millett  ABBP ACBP
 35  910  22.14  2342  WS  53 Kathy Saw, Anne Sawkins, Lyndall Hatch  AMBP ANBP AOBP
 36  820  17.38  2354  XF  66 Geoff Mercer, Alex Tyson, Adele Tyson, Isobel Tyson  AJBQ AKBQ ALBQ AMBQ
 37  660  12.15  2351  XV  56 Mike Hotchkis, Debbie Hotchkis, Richard B Smyth  AUBP AVBP AWBP
 38  410   9.49  2127  XV  36 Trevor Gollan, Kay Gollan  ALBO AMBO

Course 8
Pl Score   Dist  Time Cat Num Names
  1 1290  25.88   801  MO  39 Martin Dent, Philo Saunders, Anthony Haber  APBO
  2 1140  20.52   743  XO  41 Jonathan Miller, Melisah Feeney  ARBO
  3 1110  22.04   735  WO  68 Leanne Wilkinson, Judi Barton  AOBQ
  4 1090  19.56   740  MO  10 Daniel Howe, Peter Howe  ASBM
  5  950  16.27   757  XF  30 Shane Russell, Karolina Jones, Chris Swansborough  AABO
  6  920  16.27   803  XO  58 Selina Stoute, Kathie Dent, David Foster  AYBP
  7  910  19.53   755  XO  63 Ria Johansen, Peter Marshall  AEBQ
  8  870  16.25   756  XO  21 Alex Ramsey, Sally Ramsey, Steven Hanley  AMBN
  9  840  17.34   756  XS  42 Grant Battersby, Helen McAuley  ASBO
 10  790  17.34   805  WO  32 Katie Hahn, Anna McNair  AFBO
 11  760  17.22   756  XV  52 Doug Collier, Angela Gilbert  ALBP
 12  730  19.31   755  XO  40 Todd Cockshutt, Melinda Cockshutt  AQBO
 13  670  17.17   757  WO  29 Christine Henry, Emily Byrne  AZBN
 14  650  14.63   757  XO  20 Judd Boeker, Anna Weissel  ALBN
 15  640  16.55   736  XO  49 Gary Lilley, Angie Lilley, Natasha Lilley  AFBP
 16  570  15.25   708  MV   6 John Cole, David Chambers  AMBM
 17  550  14.72   737  XO  26 Glenn Strkalj, Samanatha Robichaux  AUBN
 18  540  13.56   737  XF  57 Tim Sawkins, Jenny Sawkins, Hannah Sawkins, Rebekah Sawkins  AXBP
 19  540  14.18   756  XO   8 Rachel Blackwood, Simon King  APBM
 20  490  14.49   755  XO  70 Paul Lloyd, Alison Edye  AQBQ
 21  490  15.79   819  XV  22 Lorraine Tomlins, John Street  ANBN
 22  460  13.99   738  XO  65 Cathy Boyle, Simon Smalley, Sonja Schmid, Kirsty Mackay, Wesley Martin  AHBQ
 23  230   9.02   602  XO  43 Amanda Parr, Paul De Wolfe  ATBO
 24    0  16.32   834  MV  67 Stephen Cusack, Brendan Mulhall, Michael Ryan  ANBQ
 25    0  15.22   948  XO  61 Mary Ann Kulh, Peter Black, Belinda Brandon  ADBQ

David Baldwin
Julie Quinn David Baldwin Jean Douglass
Ron Simpson
Jean Douglass Ron Simpson
General help
Annabel Battersby
DEWR Hartley
Control collection
Brian Evans and family, Ian Nerrie, Christine Butzer, Horst Punzmann, Grant Brewer, Jean, Julie

Bourndagaine - event report

2006 ACT Rogaine Championships, 8th Jul 2006 Keith Conley, posted on 12th Jul 2006

What a cool pun. I'm not sure that's how I felt though at the end of a mentally gruelling, but very satisfying and beautiful rogaine. I have never experienced an event that was so taxing on whatever navigation skills I possessed. I was constantly bamboozled by the terrain and could only relax when I regained a track. It was a night of compass terror for me and Tristram as we struggled to make sense of the steep and rugged land west of the main road. We found all the controls we attempted, but some through sheer luck and most were extremely hard won. At one point we made simultaneous 180 degree errors and were dumbfounded to find a broad spur where a few minutes before we were sure we had crossed a gnarly creek after dropping a steep slope. It was that kind of night. It was an absolute delight to be climbing Bournda Trig as daylight broke, thus ending a very long and cold period of slippery vine-infested gullies and blister-busting slopes.

Having completed the GeoQuest adventure race (240 kms and 44 hours of on the go in similar terrain) just a few weeks previously, I can confidently say that a 24 hour rogaine is much the harder event. My partner for this adventure, Tristram Miller, is well remembered in the ACT orienteering community as an extremely capable navigator and strong runner. I've known Tristram since we both competed for separate colleges at the ANU in the legendary Inward Bound event. Tris had never entered a 24 hour rogaine before and he was both excited and a little nervous about the prospect.

At noon he was charged up and fair bolted from the blocks, spurred on by a bit of banter and competition with an 8hr team that had a similar route along the northern section of the course. This mini challenge was a real boost for our efforts to amass a reasonable score. The pace was fast and Tris was keen to make up in navigation what we lost in speed (my speed!). By sunset we had nearly 1500 points under our belts. Thanks Marty and Phillo! Then night descended and we may as well have been transported to a different planet. Tris found the transition difficult and annoying.

Orienteers often find the vagaries and fuzziness of our maps unendurable when night descends and vision is restricted to a small band of light. Tris and I were soon in a pointed discussion about how we needed to keep each others spirits up as things got tough. I found it a very emotional night as my mind wandered on events over the year and a deep nausea set in. I don't think either of us enjoyed any aspect of the evening. The normal rush of blood and whoops of joy that comes with finding a particularly difficult control in the dark were absent. And it was surprisingly cold for the coast. That's my whingeing over.

Fortunately we kept the task in mind and soon adjusted our route plan to avoid the heinous gullies and use spurs as much as possible. This worked pretty well at keeping us going at a consistent pace, but made the navving so much harder as the good attack points were mostly off creek junctions at the bottom of parachute jumps. We were forced to use vague, twisting indistinct ridgelines to get as close to our desired gully as possible and then bear off in the hope we had the right descent. We got it wrong quite a lot and had some tricky recoveries to fight. We also tried to stick as close to tracks as we could and avoid any long legs cross-country. This proved a good survival tactic as it conserved our strength and let us launch again once the sun rose over the ocean.

For me the best memory was hearing the ocean waves from atop a sunny and warm Bournda Trig. I knew then that both our spirits were on the rise as we sensed the end wasn't far away and that we would have more of the spectacular coast to enjoy as we finished our race. It was fantastic to start seeing other teams after a very lonely night. I often wonder if I am a complete eccentric in my course setting because I hardly ever come across others.

A slight miscalculation in how quick we would finish in the morning meant we were caught with not much to get at the end and so finished a little early. Amazingly we had hot showers to jump under and apologies to NPWS, but we greedily ignored their pleas to keep them short. I'm not sure if Tris is keen for another 24, but I hope he will be because he's bloody good at it and the World Champs is just around the corner.

Thanks to Dave and Julie and all the other people who put so much effort into making one of these amazing things happen. This is a fair dinkum unique Australian sport and I would urge everyone who enjoys it to make an effort to introduce at least one person to it over the next year and to also assist at an event if you can.