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BEWARE-A the wild(erness) side of BEROWRA!

Socialgaine 8 and 4 hr

Sunday 25th November 2018

Read more and enter here...

A huge amount of work has been made in creating a course that will appeal to everyone from young families, keen bushwalkers, ultramarathon champions to couples on their first date*.

We have tried to make some easy routes for novices, we have gone out of our way to provide no obvious route to “bewilder” the teams looking to get the lot. Aside from those teams with strollers, all teams will have the option to spend most of the time in the bush, enjoying the beautiful Berowra Valley and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Parks.
*Disclaimer: The NSW Rogaining Association takes no responsibility for break-ups that occur because of this event.


"If you can't beat them" - 45 min Rogaine

Roseville NSW Wednesday 14th November

Start times from 16:00 - 18:45)

Read more here...

The orienteering Sydney Summer Series has kicked off for the 18/19 season. The Sydney Summer Series are 45 mins score events on Wednesday evenings.

That's right! Its a 45 min rogaine, and you don't have to convince a mate to team up with you.

This series is coordinated by Orienteering NSW, and hosted by the Sydney orienteering clubs, and this year NSW Rogaining is hosting (taking over) an event.

On 14th November, we are organising the event, with the HH at Loyal Henry Park in Roseville.

Enter on the day $12 if you have an SI stick, or $15 if you need to hire.

We have a lot of members that regularly take to the streets, parks and bushland trails at these events, as they are a great way to get out with a a map and practice navigating.


2018 Series Point Score

See 2018 Series Point Score (after 6 events) here...

If you see any problems with the results or have queries then please contact [email protected]

The 2018 Series Point Score after six events and one to go, is approaching the business end of the season.

This is the way I see it by category:

  • Men's - Thomas Brazier is 65 points ahead of Tristan White. Tristan needs 247% of median at the Socialgaine to pass Thomas, assuming Thomas does not also compete at the Socialgaine. While 247% is a lot Tristan is capable of it.
  • Womens' - Gill Fowler, unsurprisingly, has a very comfortable lead in the Women's category. Interestingly, two of Gill's scores are averages as a result of her volunteering at the Metrogaine and the Minigaine.
  • Men's Vet - Glenn Horrocks has only competed in three events, but that is enough he is certain to win the Men's Vet point score with Andrew Smith a fair distance behind.
  • Women's Vet - Toni Bachvarova has this one sewn up with Sandra Thomas 2nd 114 points behind.
  • Men's Super Vet - Mike Hotchkis has an absolute mortgage on this category. He is 167 points ahead of John Bulman with no realistic prospect of being caught.
  • Women's Super Vets - Robin Cameron is currently leading with Cathie Bradstreet 34 points behind. If Cathie scores 147 percent of median at the Socialgaine she will pass Robin, assuming Robin does not score above 138 at the same event.
  • Men's Ultra Vets - This category is a tight competition between Warwick Selby, Greg King and Andy Mcqueen. Any of them could win it, but Warwick Selby is currently favourite since he is currently 4 points ahead. If Greg or Andy can repeat their excellent performance from the NSW Champs then they will probably win. Gordon Wilson has only competed in two events so far this year. If he competes in the Socialgaine he could also win this category. This category is the one to watch.
  • Women's Ultra Vets - Margaret Waugh is currently leading with Pam Montgomery 18 points behind. Penny Field, who is currently in third could also win this category as could Kath Anderson who has only competed in two events so far this season.
  • Men's Under 23 - Keelan Birch has this category under complete control and is 191 points ahead of 2nd place Ivan Koudashev.
  • Women's Under 23 - Jemma Duerden seems destined to win this category. She is currently 49 points ahead of Lizzy Mee. To win Lizzy would need 169% in the Socialgaine and Jemma to score under 130%.

NSW State Rogaining Championship 24 & 8 hr

Abercrombie River National Park

Sat & Sun 22nd/23rd September 2018

See interim 24 & 8hr results here...

See results in Routegadet and add your own GPX track here...

Final Instructions here...

See course setter photos here...

Welcome to the 2018 NSW Rogaining Championships – The Abercrombie Silent Retreat, named from the prominent rivers and creek - to be held in Abercrombie River National Park on 22nd/23rd September 2018.

There will be 2 event options – 8 hours and 24 hours. Both will start at 12:00 noon on Saturday the 22nd, and will finish at 8:00pm on the 22nd, or 12:00 noon on the Sunday 23rd.

The hash house is on the western side of the park and has good 2WD access. It is in amongst the trees, which will give good protection from any potential September winds. The hash house location will provide a very different look at the park for those people who did the High’nDry here in 2010. The course is navigationally quite challenging and some traverses are physically demanding. The setters also report that there has been a fire and some burning off in the park since the last event, so there is very little dense scrub. Though they assure me they’ve done their best to find what’s there and route you through it (just joking … really!).

So far we’ve seen kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, sheep, foxes, cats, cattle, emus, eagles, a couple of deer and LOTS of goats. Watching a startled emu run uphill and dodging trees at speed was awesome.


27th Lake Macquarie 12 & 6 Hour, plus 30km Trail Run

Watagan Mountains (near Newcastle)

Saturday 18th August 2018

See results here...

The Lake Macquarie 12 and 6 hour events will be held in the Olney State Forest. There are a couple of lookouts with great views and lots of Lyrebirds, a few wombats and some wallabies on the course. There will be a good selection of controls available for the novices through to the elite competitors.

This year not only do we feature the 6 hour and 12 hour event but we have incorporated a 30km trail run loop. Trail run flags are marked on the map with a coloured Triangle and are numbered with sequential values from 10 to 20.

People interested in doing the 30 trail run still have to form and run as a team (for safety) and the objective will be to finish as soon as possible, having punched 10 controls on the way.

Final instructions and team list here...


NSW Rogaining Strategic Plan

It's a plan for you.

The NSW Rogaining Committee has been thinking about the strategic direction of our sport and have collaborated to produce a draft strategic plan.

You can read the draft strategic plan here...

We would love you to give us feedback on this draft strategic plan. You can do this in one of two ways:

  • Publicly - Contribute a blog post here... (or contribute to an existing one.
  • Privately - Send President Trev an email [email protected].


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Orienteering NSW

Click here to be taken to the Orienteering NSW Homepage. Orienteering is a great way to hone your rogaining skills.


Point Lookout

Which Mountain

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Point Lookout

I thought somebody would get this, especially after the hint, but no one did. It is Point Lookout. You can read more about Point Lookout here...


Emergency+

Rogainers with smart phones are encouraged to install the following app on their smart phones and carry them during events.

This Emergency+ app has been developed for Australia’s Triple Zero Awareness Working Group. When activated, the app displays current GPS coordinates. This knowledge could be very useful in a variety of rescue and support situations. No mobile coverage is required to display GPS coordinates.

The app is available in the app stores for Android, Apple and Windows devices.

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Emergency+ App

Triple Zero (000) is Australia's primary emergency service number and should be used if urgent emergency assistance is required from either police, fire, or ambulance services.

Australia also has two secondary emergency service numbers that only work with particular technologies:

  • 112 is the GSM international standard emergency number which can only be dialled on a digital mobile phone (Some international model phones cannot dial "000").
  • 106 is the text-based emergency number for people who are deaf, or who have a hearing or speech impairment. This service operates using a textphone (TTY) or a computer with modem access.

BSAR remote first aid

Bush Search and Rescue

If you are keen to get some first aid skills, with a focus on remote area first aid, then you should check out the courses offered by the Bush Search and Rescue NSW - they run these courses that are, by all accounts, great.

Remember too that if you have been a major volunteer at a NSWRA event then you can claim $100 towards the cost of a first-aid course - like this one - rather than getting a free event entry!