NSW Rogaining Association

"Your Guide to Rogaining in NSW"

eNewsletter 45  -  15 February 2013


G'day Rogainers,

"Spectacular Sydney Harbour SSS" - 3 hour Minigaine

Sunday 3 March 2013

Entries are now open. Please register here.

NSWRA has again joined forces with Orienteering NSW to bring you a 3 hour rogaine/score event included as one of the 27 events in the very popular Sydney Summer Series of orienteering.

This year's event covers a mix of street and bushland navigation, featuring Sydney’s spectacular harbour foreshore around Mosman and Cremorne.

The event has a rolling start from 1pm to 3pm. This makes it possible for you to lend a hand on the admin desk for 1-2 hours before or after you run. Please contact Ian Dempsey with your offers.


A Walkabout in a Water Wonderland” 6 hour Metrogaine

Sunday 10 February 2013

The Newcastle Rogaining Contingent hosted a fantastic Metrogaine last Sunday which started and finished at Bargoed House, Swansea. 322 people took to the elongated course sandwiched between the coast and the lake, on an excellent map. There was a bit more excitement this year, with road running reduced by incorporating pretty coastal tracks, stretches of beach, and even channels to swim or wade if you wanted to cut off a few kilometres of walking or running.

Results and photos can be found here . You can even plot your course on the website with Route Gadget and compare with others!

If you have any photos taken at the event, please send these through to the webmaster.


2013 Annual General Meeting – 3 March 2013

The annual general meeting of NSWRA will be after the Minigaine on Sunday March 3rd 2012, at 6:30pm. All office bearers and ordinary committee member positions will be open for election, and nominations for all positions are welcome.

Are you interested in being a member of the committee? Please contact anyone on the current committee should you have any questions.

Nominations require support of two NSWRA members and the nominee's approval in writing, and should be sent to the secretary by Sunday Feb 24th. Current committee members are happy to support suitable nominees, and additional nominations may be accepted at the meeting.  Forms available here.


ACTRA Paddy Pallin – 6 hour Rogaine, 3 March 2013

This years ACTRA Paddy Pallin 6 hr rogaine will be held on Sunday 3 March. The event will be in the Tallaganda National Park to the east of Canberra. Our setters, Jean Douglass and Ron Simpson have promised a good mix of forest, open farmland, fire trails and smaller tracks. With wombats, lyrebirds and wallabies together with some views what more could you want for a fun day out. Find your favourite rogaining partner and enter today!


Australian Championships 2013 – Cairns – 22-23 June 2013

Entries are now open for the Australian Rogaining Championships.   For more info visit http://adventuresportnq.info/arc2013


Trailer towers needed

Can you tow a trailer? We are looking for people to tow trailers to our events over the year. If you would like your petrol reimbursed and have a tow ball contact Mark Von Huben on 0425 215 092 or [email protected] to add your name to our trailer-tower list.


NSW Rogainer of the Year Competition 2013

To congratulate our best rogainers and to encourage your participation, NSWRA are running an annual Rogainer of the Year competition. Sign up to the Minigaine to either add more points to your tally, or start your tally for the year. We will get a link on the website after the Minigaine, with the Tally, so you can see how you’re placed.


Are you interested in learning more about course-setting and event organization?

NSWRA will run a mini workshop on course-setting and event organization in April. To register you interest please email: [email protected]


2013 Rogaining Calendar

The 2013 Calendar is now on the website, and fridge magnets distributed! So make sure you put the dates in your diary.

  • 3 March: Minigaine – Mosman, Sydney
  • 27-28 April: Autumn Rogaine – Bungonia Area
  • 16 June: 50th Paddy Pallin Rogaine -Glenbrook
  • 17 August: the Lake Macquarie Rogaine
  • 19-20 October: Spring Rogaine, TBD – All ideas welcome!
  • 10 November: the Socialgaine - Heathcote

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, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ian Dempsey by email at [email protected] or phone 02 4943 5790.


Online Forum

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


Jason Tsui

for NSW Rogaining Association committee

[email protected]


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

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