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Results  -  6 & 12 hour

Forum  A place for you to read and post comments about this rogaine.

Photos by Russell Rigby

RouteGadget   The map and all teams' routes

Safety Report

If you do not wish to have your name appear in results published on this web site, write to the event administrator, Neal McDonald.


Organiser's Report 

Thanks to all 312 competitors who took part in this year’s 20th Lake Macquarie Rogaine. The 6 hour course had 81 teams while the 12 hour consisted of 47 teams and the general consensus was that all enjoyed the event. The threatening weather that was predicted didn’t eventuate and conditions were close to ideal, well except for the odd leech , tick, lantana, lawyer vine, cliffs, steep climb – after all it was in the Watagans.

Course setter Bert did an excellent job in including control points which highlighted some of the magnificent scenic lookouts in the Watagans, especially the T & D where once again Sylvia Burgess and her helpers of Rob & Marg Cook and Bob Montgomery provided those well earned treats.

Once again the Haighs, Andrew and Nicole took out the event with almost a clean sweep (they only missed # 30 and probably would have got it except for a light failure, in fact 2 failures. They were closely followed by Ben Cirulis and Roland Cziferszky with Jo Boyd and Mitchell Isaacs in third place.

The 6 hour event was won by Joel Mackay and Jonathan Worswick with Anna and Duncan Rayward second and in third place was Tom Clayton and Mat Kerr.

Congratulations to all competitors as once again Dug Floyd (Safety Officer) and Cooranbong SES were not required for any emergency services. However Cardiff scouts were kept busy with doing what they do so well – feeding everyone.

The admin area was a smooth operation thanks to our new administrators Neal and Emma McDonald who were assisted by Graeme and Vicki Cooper and Carolyn Rigby. If you haven’t already done so then check out the photos on the web site which were taken by photographer Russell Rigby, he would have collected about 700 points in his travels.

Two lucky prizes were drawn with Martyn Anderson-Fox winning a free entry to the NSW Championships and Angel Martinez winning the commerative photographic poster.

Thanks to all who competed and those who helped in any way to make this years event another successful Lake Macquarie Rogaine .

Bob Gilbert


Event Description

This event, which was included as part of the Lake Macquarie Games and supported by the Lake Macquarie City Council, was held in the Heaton and Awaba State Forest Areas with the hash house near Freemans Waterhole, only 70 minutes north of Hornsby. The area is typical of the Watagans with beautiful rainforest, pristine creeks, friendly wildlife, extensive track network and panoramic views from the Tea & Damper.  However it does have dense vegetation and steep areas.

The Hash House location was S33° 0.4087” E151° 28.671”  KMZ link to Google Earth

A colourful preview has been provided here by Dug Floyd.


For general information about this event, contact  ...

Bob Gilbert
phone: 02 4952 1967
email:   [email protected]

For entry or results related matters contact ...

Graeme Cooper
email:   [email protected]


Sun shines through trees

Who could enter?

Like all NSWRA rogaines, anyone could enter. You had to make up a team of between 2 and 5 people. If you were under 14 years of age on the day of the event you had to have an adult in your team.

By entering this event you became a member of NSW Rogaining Association unless you were already a member of another state rogaining association. Your membership will last for 12 months from the date of this event.


Competition Categories

This event offered the normal age/gender based categories plus the 'Novice" and "Family" category.   See the  " Competition Categories "  page for more details.

Note that the "Under 23" category now replaces the Junior category at all NSWRA events.