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Kowen Forest Wintergaine

The 2018 Winter Rogaine returns to Kowen Forest, but don't be fooled. We have a fresh focus on the Kowen Escarpment, with almost half the controls located in delightfully open native forest adjacent the pine plantation. The rolling terrain and creek system of the escarpment is balanced by flatter ground and numerous tracks within the plantation, providing something for all tastes and abilities. Some interesting watercourse features and views round out the course. To top it off, our map features exquisite 5-metre contours from a recent aerial survey.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2018 20:26
 
Barkley's Race Report: ACT Champs 2018

 

After spending the early part of the event helping at the Hash House, I took the opportunity to head out on Sunday morning with a team who had done 6 hours on Saturday afternoon and slept all night.  I can’t say I blame them; even I refused to come out of my sleeping bag on the Sunday morning.

 

So it was onto the back of one of my new team members and off, for what they said was going to be a short easy Sunday stroll to add a few extra controls to their score.  After hearing about their navigational wins of the previous day, I was somewhat surprised when they completely overshot our first intended target.  I suspect they were trying to impress me and overstating their credentials.  When I heard them say its ok we’ll grab it on the way back, it was time for me to step in and do the navigating.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2018 20:21
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2018 ACT Champs quick wrap!

ACT Champs results now online. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped over the weekend and Hartley Lifecare catering. Congratulations to all who took part and some impressive results by the winning teams. The top 3 teams (pictured) were within 10 points and a few minutes of each other!

Check out the Strava Fly-bys to see where some of the teams went!

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2018 21:23
 
Paddy Pallin Pleasure

Over 230 rogainers took advantage of the sunny conditions to explore the Yankee Hat area in the ACT’s Namadgi National Park. Brad Vallette, Fergus McLeod, Emily Rowbotham and Anthony Newman set a great course which highlighted the best bits of the area. The course they set proved to be the perfect size, with only the overall winners Julie Quinn, David Baldwin and Gill Fowler managing to clear it, with seven minutes to spare and taking out the mixed open category. Second overall was Anthony Ricci and Oliver Lilford, who won the mens open category, and Kate Thomas, Rebecca Rogers and Ainsley Pahljina won the womens open category. The family category was won by Lisa Cutfield, Nick Lhuede and Henry Lhuede.

 

The variety of the terrain and features, including grasslands, wooded hills, boulders of all shapes and sizes, huts and fireroads provided route options for all teams, from the youngest competitor in a family team at just a few months old, through to the experienced, ultraveteran teams. Rogainers returned to the hashhouse to enjoy the delicious food provided by Hartley Lifecare and to share stories of their routes, sights and wildlife experienced during the event. The presentation was followed by a random draw where some lucky participants won prizes that were provided by Paddy Pallin.

 

ACTRA would like to thank the event setters and vetters, as well as administration helpers Jean Douglass, Ron Simpson and Dane Roberts, first aider Monika Binder, pre-event administrator Claire Edwards, ACT Parks and Wildlife for permission to use the area, and of course the event sponsor Paddy Pallin for its continued support of this annual event.

Results can be found here and also check out Strava Fly-by to see where some teams went.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 March 2018 12:21
 
Terrific Twilight!

What a terrific event the twilight rogaine is proving to be. There were over 300 participants/117 teams at Saturday nights 3 hour event held at Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura. This included 7 junior and 11 family teams. At the other end of the scale, there were 3 ultravet teams. There was also an uncounted but large number of teams from the ANU and 6 teams from Narrabundah college. Although it was pretty dark by the end, most people seemed to be smiling from the glow of white teeth by torch light.

 

Jon Glanville set a fabulous course that the ACTRA committee thought was maybe too big - not so, according to the 6 teams who cleared the course with 1570 points! Jon is a novice rogaine setter and was ably assisted by veteran rogainer, Glenn Bridgart. Matthew Crane and Rob Walter were pipped at the post for line honours by Martin Dent and Mark Bourne, clearing the course in an impressive 2:12 and 2:13. Julie Quinn and David Baldwin were the best of the veterans with 1560 points and women's open went to An Ren Chen and Wendy Emerton with 1170 points. Zoe Melhuish, Ella Cuthbert and David Stocks claimed the junior honours with 1060 points and with 640 points, the ultravets went to Colleen Mock and Barbara Martin. The family category was won by Nick and Henry Lheude and Lisa Cutfield with 810 points.

But the overall winners of the day were the volunteers who managed to take half an hour out of a super busy schedule to enjoy pizzas and a chat. Those fiddly cloth wrist tags made for a busy admin run! Thanks goes to Anne Sawkins, Jenny Arnold, Jaqui Poldy, Glenn, Jon, Mischa Saunders and Rowan Edwards who made the day go so smoothly. Thanks too to Julie Quinn who cut up a lifetimes supply of watermelon on a hot Saturday afternoon and Gail Sutton for the map.

 

Preliminary results can be found here. See you all at our next 2018 event, the Paddy Pallin.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 February 2018 19:36
 
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