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Results - updated 13:45 16/11/12 (see note below)

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Report by Team 21 - Joel Mackay & Jonathan Worswick

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Organiser's Report

Sunshine, a cool sea breeze and 300 participants of all ages ensured Socialgaine 2012 at Umina Beach was a delightful and happy event. The course allowed participants to choose between challenging terrain in the national park punctuated by amazing views from the hilltops, or level ground beside beautiful beaches and sparkling blue water. Many teams enjoyed ice creams and drinks from the many shops that dotted the course.

The easy terrain allowed teams to cover greater distances with some new teams exceeding 25 kms in the 6 hours. The course offered a possible 1810 points across a 43 checkpoints and was won by Richard Banks and Richard Green on 1730 points slightly ahead of Joel Mackay and Jonathan Worswick on 1660, and Rod Cutler and Michael Miles on 1600. A special congratulations is offered to the 25% of teams who reached 1,000points and above.

A special mention goes to the owner of a house in Homan Close who removed his letterbox once he realised it featured in our rogaine as Checkpoint 46.

Prizes were awarded for category winners and others with special achievements such as the largest blister, or the youngest walking child to score more than 100 points. The volunteers who ran the event enjoyed the whole experience and recommend others have a go in the future. It is fair to say we were as exhausted and satisfied as the participants.

Martin Dearnley - Event Coordinator

Note about results

As is usual with a "Q & A" type event like this one, there were a number of controls where the answer was not clearly defined.  Controls 23, 31 & 81 had two possible answers.  We have attempted to credit you with the points for every control you visited.  If you got to control 46 after the feature was removed you may have missed being credited with the points.  Please check your "Individual Team" sheets and if you think we have missed a control you visited send me an email with the details.  All team sheets are now available.

If everything goes according to plan, from now on we will be using NavLight elecronic scoring for all events.  So this will be the last event using Q & A for scoring.

If you do not wish to have your name appear in results published on this web site, write to Graeme Cooper.

For general information about this event, contact  ...

Martin Dearnley
email:  martin.dearnley@optusnet.com.au
phone:  9477 6029 / 0409 075 370

For entry or results related matters contact ...

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

The winning blister

The winning blister

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.