The 2019 ACT Champs 8 and 24 hour rogaines were held in splendid conditions across diverse coastal terrain in Bournda National Park and Nature Reserve on 18-19 May. Congratulations to David Baldwin and newly elected International Rogaining Federation VP Julie Quinn for almost clearing the whole course in the 24 hour event, and to Tony Newman and Mikey Dimuantes, who were not far behind them in second place overall and winners of the 50th Intervarsity competition. We were honoured to have IV founder, David Hogg, and ARA president, David Rowlands, on hand to celebrate the IV milestone and to have David H (too many Davids!) present prizes to all the winners.
You'll see from the results and photos now available on the event page here that there were only a handful of women's teams across the whole weekend. Ladies – let’s go rogaining!
Also, here is the Strava Flyby of teams that carried GPS trackers.
There was also only one family team across the weekend – and they were happily adopted by Barkley for a sunny Sunday beach bash.
Here's the rogaine report from Bryn - aged 6 (ACT Rogaining 8 hour family champion).
"The rogaine was exciting. It was enjoyable. I liked the part when I saw the guy surfing the wave and he was standing up on his surfboard [control 57]. I also liked that everyone at camp was so friendly. We took Barkley to the beach and took a photo with him. And I also played Uno with him in the car on the way there and the way back. It was so fun."