NSW Rogaining Association

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eNewsletter 37  -  September 2012

G'day Rogainers,

Entries are open for the Spring Rogaine 15 within 24 hour and 24 Hour. Please register here.

Lake Macquarie Rogaine 6 Hour or 12 Hour : 18 August 2012

Results are up on the website for the Lake Macquarie Rogaine. Many thanks again to all our volunteers and Bob Gilbert for putting on another great event.

“Gale force winds and cold conditions did not deter 373 competitors from setting out on this years rogaine at midday on 18 August. A challenging course with steep climbing, many cliff lines and how to include T&D made good route planning a necessary part of the preparation…”…  read more from Bob

The RouteGadget is also up and running for this event.

Spring Rogaine 24 Hour or 15 Hour within 24 Hour : 6-7 October 2012

Online registration is now OPEN for this event. Please register here

The course setting team led by Michael Watts has been hard at work out at Wombeyan Caves setting the controls.

There will be a 24 Hour and a 15 within 24 Hour event, both starting at midday on Saturday.

(1) The 24 Hour event is open to everyone and incorporates the NSW Championships.

(2) For the 15 within 24 Hour event, your team has to spend a minimum of 9 hours at the hash house.  This can be at any time in the 24 hour range and can be in two or more segments. Any segment has to be a minimum of 30 minutes duration.

Many people who want the experience of a longer rogaine and maybe want the challenge of some night navigation should consider the 15 in 24 Hour course. Consider also two 6 hour stints in the daylight hours, with a cosy dinner at the Hash House and a rest overnight before going again on Sunday morning.

“The 2012 Spring Rogaine will be held over the weekend of Sat 6th/Sun 7th of October. The rogaine area is generally well wooded with limited undergowth. Terrain varies from some areas of quite low relief to undulating to steep…” read more from Michael

Online entries for this rogaine close at 3am on Monday 1st October

ACTRA Night/Day Rogaine : 29/30 September 2012

ACTRA invites all NSWRA members, family and friends to join us for the ACTRA Night/Day Rogaine on 29/30 September. Come and experience the iconic Lake George approximately 1 hour from Canberra on the way to Sydney. There will be two events - A night time 6 hour event on Saturday 29 September (5-11pm) and a daytime 5 hour event the following day (10am-3pm). Go in one (or both) to hone those navigation skills before the NSW Champs!

The course caters for both the beginner and more experienced rogainer with open farmland and undulating bushland. Some of the high points provide some great scenic views of the area. Camping is permitted for those that wish to stay overnight.

Go to http://act.rogaine.asn.au/calendar/12night to enter.

NSW Rogainer of the Year Competition 2013

We are excited to announce a new competition for 2013.

To congratulate our best rogainers and to encourage your participation, from 2013 NSWRA will run an annual Rogainer of the Year competition.  Briefly, this will allocate points to all competitors in each category of an event as a proportion of the
winners’ score (i.e., maximum event score is 100).  There will also be an overall winner.  In addition, if you volunteer at an event, you’ll receive 75 points for each event up to a maximum of two events. We’ll run this scoring system across our current entry categories and events will be weighted to encourage participation in our longer bush events.

For more information please visit the website here

30 Years of NSW Rogaining – Logo help required

Next year is the 30th year of NSW Rogaining Association. One of the things we would like to have is a suitable logo to help celebrate the occasion. We welcome all design contributions. Please email your interest to me if you would like to help.
Jason Tsui Publicity@nswrogaining.org

2013 Rogaining Calendar

Are you ready to think about 2013 yet?  We're already planning some great events for 2013 and the calendar is now taking shape.

Visit the Volunteers Table and you'll see that there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer - if you're interested in co-ordinating, course setting or filling any of the many positions required for each event then contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ian Dempsey by email at volunteer@nswrogaining.org or phone 02 4943 5790.   He'd love to hear from you.


Jason Tsui
for NSW Rogaining Association committee

Moxie Gear, High Performance Trekking Gaiters proudly sponsor NSW Rogaining Association.  http://www.moxiegear.com.au/

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