15th July 2012 10am-2pm
Shake off those winter blues and head for the hills - the Sandhills, that is, the most rogaine-friendly area within an hour of Canberra! This compact area offers a mix of open farmland, lightly timbered spur-and-gully bushland, and 'entry-level' granite knoll-and-saddle terrain.
With virtually no understorey - apart from the occasional patch of easily traversed ferny bracken - the visibility is excellent and the travel fast, and with controls at every scenic viewpoint and in every grassy gully you will be practically tripping over them.
Be warned though, for those who have enjoyed the luxury of the detailed, large-scale orienteering style maps at previous events in this area, this time we are raising the navigational challenge by using the significantly less detailed 1:25,000 topo map.
This event has something for everyone - sprinters, can you clear the course?!?! Beginners, will you head for the highest point on the course and pick off the knolls to the north or hone your compass skills in the flatter but more subtle bushland in the south? Have I given too much away?
Come and find out for yourself at the Winter 4-hour Rogaine on 15th July. And if you need any further incentive, wild deer sightings are guaranteed!
The entry fee for all competitors is just $15 thanks to a grant from the ACT Government. This includes a pre-marked map, a wonderful course and great food at the end of the event.
|Coordinator||Setters/Vetters||Admin||General Help||Catering||Control Collection|
|Susie Sprague||Colleen Mock
David Moore (first aid)
|Hartley Lifecare||Roger Edwards