NSW Rogaining Association

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eNewsletter 42  -  November 2012

G'day Rogainers,

Results are now available for the Socialgaine 6 hour Rogaine.

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

Many thanks to Martin Dearnley and his team of volunteers for putting on a fantastic event.

“Sunshine, a cool sea breeze and 300 participants of all ages ensured Socialgaine 2012 at Umina Beach was a delightful and happy event….”   Read more from Martin.

There is also a report from team 21 – who weren’t quite good enough on the day... More reports welcome…

Online Forum

We encourage all rogainers to participate and engage in the conversations about recent events and all things Rogaining.

Have your say and read the comments at the online NSW Rogaining Forum.

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.

2013 Rogaining Calendar

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

If you are keen to help out next year take a look at the gaps in the calendar, 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.

10 February: the 6 hour Metrogaine will be at Swansea.  The same crew who regularly bring us the Lake Macquarie rogaine are working on a Metrogaine course in a great location.

3 March: the 3 hour Minigaine, at Mosman, promises to be even bigger and better than before!  It is again a joint effort with the Orienteers as part of the Sydney Summer Series.

27-28 April: Autumn Rogaine - So far this slot is open, so insert your event here!  If anyone is interested in hosting or setting an event here, we'd love to hear from you. The Autumn rogaine is traditionally a bush event but can be any duration/format you like.

16 June: this will be the 50th 6 hour Paddy Pallin Rogaine and co-ordinator Michael Watts is planning a big event at Glenbrook to celebrate the occasion.

17 August: the 12/6 hour Lake Macquarie Rogaine returns again. The rogaining year wouldn’t be the same without it.

19-20 October: the committee is discussing options for the Spring Rogaine, but so far nothing firm. This is also one where we'd love to hear from anyone keen to help out. It is the  24-hour NSW Championship rogaine with most likely a second event such as a 15 in 24 hour in tow.

17 November: the Socialgaine - also open to insert your event here!

There are still plenty of opportunities to volunteer for 2013 - if you're interested in co-ordinating or course setting for an event next year, 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


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