The Australian Rogaining Champs was held on 30 September-1 October at Goobang National Park near Parkes, NSW. The event was named The Edge as Goobang National Park sits at the western edge of the Central Tablelands. It is also an ecotone, a transition zone with flora and fauna species from western New South Wales as well as those more commonly found on the Great Dividing Range. The event was a challenge suitable for an Australian Rogaining Champs with a tough but superbly set course, made more challenging by very hot weather for Spring.
Congratulations to ACTRA's overall winners David Baldwin and Julie Quinn, category winners TIm Cochrane, Jean and Peggy Douglass, and place getters Wendy Emerton and Alison Curtin, Grant Battersby and Tony Slatyer. Several event reports have been written by our top teams.
Tony’s and Grant’s ultra experience at Goobang. We have done quite a few 24 hour events as a MUV team and rarely had much competition, so it was very good to be at an event with nine other UV teams! We think of ourselves as slow and steady types, befitting our team name ‘Red Hill Ramblers’... read more.
David and Julie's Edge. We were keen to come to The Edge rogaine because we knew the area was good together, we know Ronnie and David would set an excellent course with a focus on being in the bush and made a good map. We were rewarded on all these fronts.... read more.
Stephen, Jon and Graham's View from the Edge. At the recent Australian Rogaining Championships in Goobang National Park near Parkes we were told it was the 43rd such event. That got me thinking about my own rogaining career, and I realised that it was indeed 43 years ago, in 1980, that I completed my first... read more.
Jean and Peggy's Goobang gangbusters. Saturday morning was intense course planning and dodging the heat of the sun. (The cotton sheet bought in Canowindra provided excellent shade!). Our moderate planned course... read more.