NSW Rogaining Association

"Your Guide to Rogaining in NSW"


Results were last updated at midday on 26/8/12.  Changes were made to the 6 hour Novice category that affect the placings.  The individual team sheets now show the leg distances and speed.  If you do not wish to have your name appear in the results published on this web site, write to Graeme Cooper.


You can see here the map of the course. Competitors can plot their course for others to see and compare.

For FaceBook users there is a NSW Rogaining page you can use to share photos, comments etc about your experiences.

Organiser's Report

Gale force winds and cold conditions did not deter 373 competitors from setting out on this years rogaine at midday on 18 August. A challenging course with steep climbing, many cliff lines and how to include T&D made good route planning a necessary part of the preparation.

Congratulations to all competitors who successfully completed the course in their allotted time and especially to the winners and placegetters in each category. The experienced team of Mike Hotchkis and Alec Deslandes with 1610 points won the 12 hour event from the hot team of Phil Whitten and Stu Adams who scored 1590 points. The 6 hour event was won by Team 61 – David Frazer, Anna Rayward and Duncan Rayward – with an excellent score of 1070 points, however they lost 10 points for being 10 seconds late.

Competitors were once again treated to the culinary delights of the Cardiff Scouts at the hash house and the very welcomed refreshments at the T&D, provided by Sylvia Burgess and her helpers. The T&D site is under the control of the Keepa Keepa aboriginal group and the 2 shipping containers they have stored there proved to be a comfortable place for competitors to shelter from the cold and wind, in fact one competitor was heard to say that he never thought he would ever enjoy sitting inside a shipping container as much as he did that night.

Thanks to the professionalism and skills of the Cooranbong SES with assistance from Jakub Zverina of BWRS a safe retrieval was made of a competitor who had a suspected broken ankle. The injured competitor needed to be stretchered from control 36 to a waiting ambulance. Well done to those who assisted with the retrieval.
The importance of checking in at the finish and accurate information on entry forms etc was highlighted when one team was unaccounted for at the end of the 12 hour event. After an all night exercise by the Safety Officer (Dug Floyd) to locate them, they were found at the camp site early next morning.

An area of some concern and certainly inconvenience is the accuracy of information on entry forms. Correct addresses and emergency phone details can be very useful when there is a need to confirm a team’s status during an event. Also competitors should be aware of the guidelines regarding the criteria for the novice and family categories when entering teams to avoid the confusion of having to amend results because of inaccurate information on entry forms.

Many thanks to the landowners, Paul & Janette Foster, who not only allowed us to use their property but to virtually allow us to take over their house as an admin area after an unfortunate incident on Friday evening. Paul even spent Saturday afternoon collecting firewood for the camp fire.

Although Graeme Cooper was not there ( due to an unexpected illness) he virtually set up the admin for the event from his hospital bed and was available on the day by his phone to solve any problems.

Finally a big thank you to Peter Charlton and his daughter Robyn for the course setting which drew a lot of praise from competitors for its challenge and fairness.

It’s on again next year - 17 August

Bob Gilbert


For this Lake Macquarie Rogaine you could “Walk in the footsteps of those who walked here 50,000 years ago”.  Discover aboriginal carvings, petrified tree stumps, beautiful creeks and an abundance of wildlife.

The areas of open forest with convenient roads and tracks lead you to interesting sites and lookouts with spectacular views.

The event is included as part of the Lake Macquarie Games and supported by the Lake Macquarie City Council.

Location:  The event was this year held in the Sugarloaf State Conservation Area.

Map:   1:25000 pre marked maps.

Durations:  You had the choice of  two events ...

1) 6 hour — novices and the inexperienced will find this a good introduction to rogaining.

2) 12 hour  — a good transition to night navigation and 24 hour events while still offering a challenge for the more experienced rogainer.

For general information about this event, contact  ...

Bob Gilbert
phone: 02 4952 1967
email:   bgilbert@hunterlink.net.au

For entry or results related matters contact ...

Graeme Cooper
phone: 02 6772 3584
email:   admin@nswrogaining.org

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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.


  1.  The "Under 23" category now replaces the Junior category at all NSWRA events.
  2. There is a new "Ultra Veteran" (over 65) age category.