NSW Rogaining Association

"Your Guide to Rogaining in NSW"

eNewsletter 40  -  October 2012

G'day Rogainers,

Socialgaine “Blisters for Vistas” 6 hour : 11 November 2012

Online registration has just opened for this event.

Socialgaine 2012 is a 6 hour event on the Central Coast commencing at 9.30am. Just one hour north of Sydney. The controls will be set along the water’s edge, and near cafes as well as on scenic hilltops in the Brisbane Water National Park.

If the sun shines and the temperature rises, we can cool off in the ocean, lick an ice cream, or simply feel the cooling sea-breeze.

This delightful setting offers a wide choice of routes and is suitable for all ages and abilities. It is an ideal event for novices combining a physical challenge with simple navigation. You can cruise or compete.

Surprise yourself with the natural beauty of this unique part of the NSW coast and enjoy the challenge of selecting the best route for your team. Because Socialgaines are meant to be fun!


Spring Rogaine “Wombeyan Wamble” 24 hour & 15 in 24 hour : 6 October 2012

Thanks to Michael Watts and all our volunteers for running a great event!

Results, RouteGadget and photos are now available.

Congratulations to David Baldwin and Julie Quinn who won the Open 24hour category and John & Mardi Barnes who won the Open 15 in 24 hour category.


2013 Rogaining Calendar – are you up for the challenge?

The 2013 Calendar is now up on the website. So make sure you put the dates in your diary.

If you are keen to help out next year take a look at the gaps in the volunteer table and if any event roles take your fancy we'd love to hear from you!  Don't think you are experienced enough?  Don't worry!

We are proposing to run some mini workshops in the New Year on course-setting, event organisation and administration, and there are many experienced people we can put you in contact with.  Plus course-setting, vetting and flag-collecting are great ways to practice your navigation.

Contact Ian Dempsey volunteer@nswrogaining.org or Alexa McAuley at events@nswrogaining.org or give Alexa a call on 0409 516 423 if you have any queries.


ACT Spring 6/12 Hour Event Entries Open

The ACT Rogaining Association invites you to join them for their Spring 6/12hr event on Saturday 27 October!

Held around the idyllic Shallow Crossing campground near Batemans Bay, this event will be perfect for anyone wanting to get away for the weekend and experience some great spring weather near the coast. Not only will there be the regular post-event food extravaganza, but for those staying overnight (and making the most of the weekend) event fees also covers breakfast for the 12 hr competitors with breakfast (an optional extra for 6 hr teams who also wish to camp).

The event will be held exclusively in State Forest and will be a 2 hr drive from Canberra.

Go to the ACTRA website to enter – late fee kicks in after 20 October!

NSW Orienteering, DuO Adventure Series

Our friends at NSW Orienteering have the first of their 2012/13 Duo Races coming up soon. The event at Hawkmount is on the 4th November and if you like a taste of adventure then this is the series for you!

Comprising both Foot and Mountain Bike Orienteering there are three courses on offer. The Long course will be around 20k of MTB and 7k for the two foot stages, with the Short course with 15k MTB and 5k on foot. The Taster course, particularly suitable for families, is around 5k MTB and 1k on foot.

More details on their website ...

NSW Rogainer of the Year Competition 2013

We are excited to announce a new competition for 2013.

From 2013 NSWRA will run an annual ‘Rogainer of the Year’ competition to congratulate our best rogainers and more importantly our most regular rogainers for your particpation.

More information 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

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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