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
Julie Quinn David Baldwin Jean Douglass
Jean Douglass Ron Simpson
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.