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SpringCreekDBIt has been very wet this week and with more rain forecast between now and Sunday the creeks on the course are very high and are potentially dangerous to cross. We also have a high risk of not being able to access most of the course to put out water drops and do the safety patrols. The photo shows Spring Creek with a low flow.

We have permission to run the events on November 7-8 - next weekend.

We understand that not everyone will be able to come next weekend. If that is the case we will refund your entry. Please contact Julie.

Apologies that you will miss out this weekend, but fingers crossed for fine weather next weekend.

Terrain15The ACT Rogaining Champs (24 hr) and 8 hr events are on in Yanununbeyan National Park and State Conservation Area. This is an area of unburnt open forest over a range of hills between Queanbeyan and Captains Flat south-east of Canberra. The bush looks great after the rain and there are lots of happy, noisy frogs in the watercourses. The setters have been finding lots of spring flowers and hopefully some will still be around by the end of the month.

Armchair setter Ron Simpson - from Norway - has set a good course and passed this over to David Baldwin and Julie Quinn to ensure the flags are out and the Hash House organised for you. To ensure a covid-safe event there will be a few small changes around the Hash House and we will be reminding you about social distancing. The 8 hour event will start at 1PM and run to 9PM, while the 24 hour will be noon till noon as usual. Hartley are allowed to put on a feed for you but we won't be having presentations. Entries are open.

LAST CHANCE - just over 24 hours left (until 11.59pm Thursday) to enter the night event for the Kowen Forest rogaine on Saturday 15 August. NB ANU students: as IB has now been cancelled 😟 you may enter the night event if you want to (within our 100 person limit). Thanks to the nearly 100 people who have already entered on Sunday for the foot or cycle events - entries are now closed for that day. Final instructions are available from the event website this evening. As you can see from the attached photos you can expect it to be a bit wet under foot/tyre this weekend, so plan your wet weather gear appropriately. (Photos also give an indication of the COVID-safe contactless navlight mounting arrangement.) Everyone else: stay tuned for more information about a MapRun option once the event finishes on Sunday.

 

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We sadly announce the "Back to the Bay" rogaine is cancelled.

Just when we were all starting to get excited about a trip to the coast, public health advice in NSW around community sport just issued states "Cease activities that result in the mixing of participants and staff from different regions" for at least the next 6 weeks.

We hope to be able to reschedule this event some time in the future.

Great to see some new and some familiar faces over the weekend as rogaining started to return to "in-person" events. The event will now continue as a virtual MapRun event - there will be some maps available at Paddy Pallin, and the event will appear in the MapRunF app. Maps are available here in A3 size or 2 x A4 pages for printing, along with the course setters' notes and control descriptions

Saturday night had some drizzle and mist but cleared to a starry night. The calm conditions meant it didn't get too cold, but visibility made navigation challenging. Sunday was clear and sunny but with a steady breeze blowing. Conditions underfoot were damp and slippery with a bit of mud in places.

resultsResults are online here

A big thanks to all the volunteers who made the event happen. Stephen Goggs wrangling toilets and running admin, Jonathan Fearn, Ciaran Lane, Dane Roberts and Keira Banks for setting and hanging the controls on a great course, and Kelvin Peh for managing First Aid.

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