NSW Rogaining Association

"Your Guide to Rogaining in NSW"

eNewsletter 30  -  February 2012

G'day Rogainers,

Entries are open now for the Minigaine 3 Hour. Please get your entry in soon.

Minigaine 3 Hour : 18 March 2012

In March, the bite-sized Minigaine is back -by popular demand. This year the event will cover a mix of street and bushland navigation in Sydney's North Shore.  Because the event has proven popular with the Sydney orienteering community and is gaining status as a sort of cross-over event, NSWRA has joined forces in 2012 with Orienteering NSW event, to make the Minigaine serve as one of the events in the very popular Sydney Summer Series. Note that you don't have to be competing in the Summer Series to take part in the Minigaine - it is an NSWRA event just like always....

We will have the usual mix of cunningly placed and scenic checkpoints, and like previous years there will be a rolling start, allowing you to start anytime between 1 pm and 3 pm - finishing 3 hours later. Note that the event will be 'on' regardless of the weather (we are hoping for less rain than last year!).

Entries are now open.

Minigaine BBQ

BBQ skills? On Sunday 18th March at the Minigaine, we are in need of
some people to help out with the BBQ. Anytime from 2pm to 6pm. If you
can help out, please email Gill at events@nswrogaining.org

Metrogaine 6 Hour “The Baygaine” : 12 February 2012

Results and Forum discussion are now available for the highly successful Metrograine.  The results now list any wrong answers given by each team.   Read in the Forum what Richard Green, the course setter, has to say about these.

Autumn Rogaine - uncertain!

After scoping out several potential sites for this year's Autumn rogaine, Richard and Nihal have found nothing but thick scrub and logging underway. We're looking at a couple of other potential sites, but with limited time now left before the event, we will need more help to organise this one, even if we find a good location soon. If you're willing to help out, please drop a line to our events co-ordinator on events@nswrogaining.org.

More 2012 Events ...

The Paddy Pallin on 17 June: Rob Vincent has already been hard at work in the field to bring us a great Paddy Pallin rogaine in 2012.  We'll be heading west of Sydney for open eucalypt forest with impressive sandstone features, but we won't say any more just yet...

The Lake Macquarie on 18 August: Bob Gilbert is bringing us another Lake Macquarie, as popular for its Tea and Damper as for the rogaining itself!  This year we return to the regular weekend - no City to Surf clash.

The Spring event on 6-7 October: Amazingly, Michael Watts is ready to do it all again, and is lining up our Spring event.  We can rely on Michael for an event to please all comers, from the leisurely walkers to the lycra-clad.

The Socialgaine on 18 November:
Put the dates in your diary/calendar/phone or however you do it now!

Online Forum

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


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  ( volunteer@nswrogaining.org )  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

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