G'day Rogainers,

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“The Spring Balance” 6hr Metrogaine, Springwood, Sunday 24 March Entries Open here...

It’s time to “spring” into autumn, and get prepared for a day out in a great variety of bushland, parks, cliffs and villages of the Lower Blue Mountains. The course, based in Springwood and stretching between Faulconbridge and Blaxland, will contain everything the Blue Mountains is famous for – rainforest, lookouts, caves and other interesting rock formations, and waterfalls, in addition to a bit of a wandering around the small towns.

For teams that want to spend the bulk of their time in the bush, this course will not disappoint with its great variety of tracks and route options, but as is usual with urban-based events, a large amount of effort has gone into ensuring there will be some checkpoints in interesting parklands and urban areas so families can make a nice day out as well.

The network of tracks around Sassafras Gully will be one of the key features of the course and a few great lookouts will also be included for those teams that are prepared to climb the hard yards and gauge the rewards.

The Hash House will be at Springwood Public School, about a 1km walk from the railway station (which we may organize lifts to and from if required) and just off the Great Western Highway.

Minigaine 3hr – Sunday 24th February Results Available Here!

The first event of the year has been done and dusted in what was a stunning February day. As the first event in Western Sydney Parklands, I had little idea what to expect, but it turned out to be an area with some great variety, nice views, playgrounds, and of course plenty of route-planning dilemmas for the more competitive participants.

Thanks to Lisa Gyescek and the rest of the organising team for their hard efforts that created the event. It was much appreciated by the 300+ entrants, including a number of furry 4-legged ones.

Overall Winner Andrew Brown collected a stellar 2100 of 2220 available points

Alexa McAuley, David Knights and family proving they all made it to CP81

The 2019 Pointscore has been updated after the Minigaine. Check it how you compare with your peers here…

New Committee Sworn In

The Annual General Meeting was held at the conclusion of the Minigaine, where we are pleased to announce that not only have all existing committee members stayed for 2019, but we have two new members:- Kim Eales & Robyn Nutley. Welcome Kim & Robyn, and thanks to all the committee. The full listing of our committee can be accessed here:

Call to Volunteers

We are very thankful for the hard work that have gone into organising events over the years, without which they would not happen. We are also grateful for the many people who have again offered to help over the next year.

However, we still need someone to organise the NSW 24hr championships, an event that is of special significance to rogainers. If you have not put your hand up to anything this year, please consider if it is something you would be able to get involved in, as, you guessed it, it will not happen, something that would be of a huge disappointment to the rogaining community.

We of course will need help with vetting, flag hanging and collecting, marshalling, towing the trailer and setup at all events. Remember, some of these roles require minimal rogaining experience, so there will be certainly be a way anyone can help out. If you can offer your assistance please get in touch with our volunteer coordinator, Graham Field (volunteer@nswrogaining.org)

If you can offer your assistance with any of these things, please get in touch with our volunteer coordinator, Graham Field (volunteer@nswrogaining.org)

Tristan White
Publicity Officer
NSW Rogaining Association

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