NSW Rogaining Association

"Your Guide to Rogaining in NSW"


Last updated 02/03/2014

The NavLight recorder at control 21 failed to record any visits so the results published up till 7pm Friday 14th February have not included any visits to that control. We have now added a visit to control 21 to all teams who visited control 22. These teams are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 123, 125, 126, 127, 128, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166 & 167.

If either ..

  1. You are included in this list of teams but didn't go to control 21 or
  2. You went to control 21 but are not included in this list

please write to admin @nswrogaining.org and we will make a correction.

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


Photos by Stacey Bryce


Read Julian Ledger's "Welcome to Rogaining - 2014 style".  He gives us his thoughts on this event and the March Minigaine.  Add your comments to the article.


Hornsby Rogaine Event Report - Team 24

A quick introduction to those who don't know us (Brenton and Meredith Gray visiting from Qld). Our team was a mixed team (not veterans yet unfortunately because my wife refuses to age). If you saw us on the course today we were in the matching blue tops and I had a bit of wildfiresports.com.au gear on as well but that was probably drenched in sweat.

There were certainly a few great features of the event. It is the best attended rogaine I have ever participated in. Approx 400 competitors and a wonderful mix of generations. We were genuinely in awe of the number of kids we saw after five hours either walking or being carried (perhaps taking a nap) but nonetheless still on the course. I bet those parents are looking forward to sundown.

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Time to rogaine my strength! – The Hornsby metrogaine, 09/02/14
Team 87: Martin Dearnley, Graham Field & Tristan White
By Tristan White

“When [the] torches came bobbing across the snow everything seemed to drain out of me; all the fight which had kept me going evaporated… I felt myself just give up and pain came rushing in, the exhaustion, everything. I sometimes wonder if that wasn’t the point at which I was most at risk, whether I could suddenly just have keeled over and died.”
These words were uttered by Joe Simpson in reflection of his extraordinary true story of survival, Touching the Void, after breaking his leg and falling through a crevasse in the Peruvian Andes and after crawling in absolute agony yet with determination for days when he finally realized he had made it; made it to safety.

That sums up how I felt, albeit to a somewhat lesser extent, how I felt at the conclusion of the “Hornsbygaine” – except here the enemy (or one of the enemies was) the extreme heat rather than the cold. Indeed, I have done numerous other rogaines over longer durations of time including a 24 hour one, but with the possible exception of the 12 hour Lake Macquarie in August last year, but I doubt I have felt more wasted at the end of an event.

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Event Description

What better way was there to round off the summer holidays and kick-start 2014 than participating in the first Rogaine for the year.

The 6 hour Hornsbygaine encompassed the Berowra Valley National Park and surrounding suburbs. Entrants enjoyed spectacular vistas, great bush tracks, majestic trees, shy wildlife, tranquil creeks, twists and turns, The Great North Walk, The Fishponds, and a hill or two. And there were shops on the way for a cool drink or ice-cream.

The Hash House/Start was at The Brickpit Sports Stadium (Thornleigh).

Here are some photos taken by the course setter.

For general information about this event, contact  ...

Gill Fowler
email:   president@nswrogaining.org
phone:  0413 905 551

For entry or results related matters contact ...

Belinda McLean
phone: 0408 120 007
email:   admin@nswrogaining.org

For documents relating to this and other event see the "Event Archives"

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 are already a member of another state rogaining association. Your membership will last for 12 months from the date of this event.

What did it cost?

Full  $37
Concession  $26
Child under 14 years   Free

This event offered a "Concession" rate. It will include ..

  • Anyone between 14 and 22 years of age
  • Full time students
  • Unemployed
  • Pensioners

Our refund policy is here.


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.