The Paddy Pallin Bouldergaine at Pierce's Creek was our first "return to normal" rogaine with full catering and a great attendance by Canberran and interstate rogainers.
Despite weather reports for storm and rain, we had a beautiful sunny day of tramping, eating our way through blackberry bushes and admiring interesting rock features.
To no one's surprise, our newly inaugurated life members David Baldwin and Julie Quinn won the event, clearing the course in 5:13:30. What was surprising was that they were almost pipped by the men's junior brother team Ryan and David Stocks who came in 44 seconds later, clearing the course at 5:14:14. Gill Fowler and Joel Mackay rounded up third, representing our NSW rogainers by clearing the course at 5:35:24.
Thanks again to our two other members of setting and vetting "Team Blackberry" who were also inaugurated life members, Jean Douglass and Ron Simpson and current life member Glenn Bridgart for towing the trailer.
Thanks also to our sponsors Paddy Pallin for the amazing prizes and volunteer awards for the wonderful helpers Kevin, Karen, Anton and Emily.
There are a few controls left to collect so please email Jiaying if you can come out this weekend or this week.