NSW Rogaining Association

"Your Guide to Rogaining in NSW"

eNewsletter  25    -     August 2011


G'day Rogainers,

Entries are now open for the Spring 15 in 24 hour and 24 hour Rogaine, 17-18 September 2011 (incorporating the NSW Championships). Please get your entry in soon. Also below you can find out more about our last event at Lake Macquarie, including results and reports.

Coming Events

2011 is flying by and we're already reaching the tail end of our calendar, but some would say the best is yet to come! September sees us returning to Goulburn River NP for our Spring Rogaine (more on this below), and in November we'll be exploring the Belrose area for the Socialgaine.

Spring 24 Hour and 15 in 24 Hour Rogaine: 17-18 September 2011

*Entries now open*

This year's Spring Rogaine (Incorporating the NSW Championships) ventures back to the Goulburn River National Park, about four hours north-west of Sydney. This park was last used for the 2007 NSW Champs. We're using a section of the park not rogained on before that features some of the classic features of this area. These include impressive sandstone bluffs, interesting cave and rock weathering, magnificent broad tracts of the sandy Goulburn River, and generally open eucalypt forest. Come and join us in September for what should be a memorable event.

You will have the choice of a 24 hour or a 15 in 24 hour duration, both starting at midday on Saturday 17 September 2011. The 24 hour event incorporates the NSW Championships.

Also available are Grants for Juniors.

Accommodation near Goulburn River

The organising team is so confident that you'll enjoy the terrain used for this year's NSW Rogaining Championships near Ulan, that we know you'll want to return to the area in the future for perhaps a more leisurely look. When you do return, please consider staying at one of Julia Mullins and Colin Imrie's stone cottages on the banks of the Goulburn River. Much of the event area covers Julia and Colin's land. Staying at one of their cottages will give you a comfortable roof over your head and the opportunity to explore this delightful area in more detail.

Lake Macquarie 6 and 12 Hour (13 August 2011)

Thanks to Bob Gilbert and the Lake Macquarie team for another successful rogaine!

The feedback on the forum so far indicates that the speedy types had fun, but there were also plenty of not-so-speedy-types out there, including lots of family teams. The event featured some nice creeklines, as well as great views from the escarpment and some impressive grass trees.

Results, Reports and Photos are now up and available on the website. Please also take the time to try out the RouteGadget to see how other teams chose their route.

Online Forum

We now have an online forum where every rogainer is invited to contribute to discussions after each event. Please visit the forum (hyperlink) and share your experiences with us all!

University Championships in WA (13-14 August)

Congratulations to our bursary sponsored representatives Lachlan Bourke and Ariane Roseblade who came 2nd at the 2011 University Championships over in WA.

Volunteering

Finally, Rogaining is a volunteer-run sport. So if you have been enjoying the sport, think about helping out at an upcoming event.

Visit the volunteer page, and/or contact our volunteer co-coordinator Ian Dempsey to find something that suits you. Volunteers who make a major contribution to an event are rewarded by free entry (!) to a NSWRA organised Rogaine, or a contribution to a recognised training course (such as first aid or event management training).

 

Jason Tsui

for NSW Rogaining Association committee

[email protected]


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