Spring wrap-up

The spring rogaine has been sprung.

Some 225 people enjoyed the cool and slightly damp conditions at the ACT Spring rogaine in Bungonia National Park.  The memorable wins for the event were the family teams.  The Lamont family won the category in the 6 hour event with 1290 points. Sam and his mate Angus took Adrian Sheppard for a 12 hour adventure and won the family category with 1870 points.  Also well done to the young women's team of Zoe Terrill, Natalie Miller and Justine Hobson who won the women's category in the 6 hour event with 1100 points. Two teams cleared the course in the 12 hour event - Julie and David came in 30 minutes before Gill Fowler and Phil Whitten.  Mike Hotchkis and Joel Mackay came close, but they had the special treat of seeing a koala running along the ground near control 91.

Thanks to all the volunteers for this event and all the events during 2019.  Special thanks too for the volunteers from Hartley Life Care who feed us during and after events.

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If you are missing a house key or a small compass, get in contact with Jean on 6248 9874.  



Inverary not Contrary. 2019 Spring 6/12 hr

19SpringBarkley sThe last event for 2019 is the Spring rogaine . It will be held on Saturday 12 October at the Bungonia plateau of Morton National Park and some adjoining private property. There will be 6 and 12 hour events starting from 11 am.


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The area is open and gently undulating native forest (my favourite). Also friendly local farmers have allowed access onto their very easy going paddocks and there are some firetrails. Check out the photos in the gallery. Barkley has been out there taking selfies at some of the control locations and has given his tick of approval - “Just like home” he said. It takes about 1.5 hours to drive from Canberra. There is free camping at the HH site on a flat grassy paddock and plenty of parking space.  The course is now set and vetted and Ron even saw a koala near 91. The HH is at 650m and the lowest point on the course is 550m.

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Barkley finds new friends at the Metrogaine

kids in bushBarkley, the ACTRA koala mascot, ventured out with Jason and Alex Koerber (and dad Matt) at the recent Metrogaine. Here's how they spent their day.

kids with barkleyThe thing we love about rogaining the most is eating the race food. In fact, in the first 800 metres of the Metrogaine, we had consumed all of our race food. We blamed it on Barkley who had joined us for the day. Luckily for us, there were plenty of small shops scattered around the course, so we made a bee-line for the Swinger Hill shops and the ultimate in race food - Kinder surprises. After getting dad to construct our toys, we completed our loop of the Minigaine through Swinger Hill, and collected a few more checkpoints on the way home. We both loved collecting checkpoints, mainly to see the light flash when we used the navlight. We got carried away with this and held some teams up. Sorry about that. We both covered 7km on the day, not bad for a 5 and 3 year old. We can't wait for the next one. Jason and Alex Koerber