NSW Rogaining Association

"Your Guide to Rogaining in NSW"

G'day Rogainers,

Click here to view this email in your browser.

1st Bush event of 2016!

6hr/12hr Autumngaine - Tarlo River National Park. Saturday 21 May 2016. Entries Closing Soon!

After a few logistical setbacks regarding land ownership, Trevor Gollan is excited to announce that the course has been finalized and the event is completely on!

The 6/12 hour Autumngaine is in Tarlo River National Park about 30km north-east of Goulburn, starting at 12 noon on Saturday 21st May. It is inaccessible country due to private land surrounding the Park, hence you will probably never get here again. This unique event will start at 12 noon on Saturday 21st May 2016.

This is great walking country ... steep hills, pleasant creeks and open forest bordering the Tarlo River gorge.

National Parks have asked us to look out for koalas and our course-setters challenge you to spot a platypus.

It’s about three hours from Sydney and just under two hours from Canberra. The Waitara Scouts are providing dinner Saturday night, and breakfast Sunday morning if you choose to camp which we strongly recommend for weary 12-hour participants.

How's the serenity? – Remember! Entries will close Monday night 16th May

Paddy Pallin 6hr Rogaine - Sun 19 June 2016. Entries Now Open!

This year the Paddy Pallin 6-hour rogaine event is centred at Catherine Hill Bay, South of Newcastle.

The area features magnificent coastal scenery, historical sites, rainforest and palm covered valleys, miners cottages and a pub. The terrain is varied with areas of open woodland, beaches and rock platforms, coastal wetlands and headland lookouts each with their navigational challenges.

The course will suit all levels of rogainers. You can stroll along the beach into town, partake in refreshments in the pub and stroll home for a meal provided by 1st Waitara Scouts. Alternatively, the runners and fast walkers can undertake the challenges of the extremities of the course.

ACT Rogaining Championships

Many NSW Rogainers ventured to Snowball, south of Braidwood to the head of the Shoalhaven to take part in the ACT Rogaining Championships (30th April). It was a great course and NSW had some great results including:

In the 24 hour:

Joel Mackay and Andrew Black - 2nd MV and 2nd overall

Mike Hotchkis and Neil Hawthorne - 1st in MSV, 5th overall

David Williams, Mitchell Lindbeck, Ben Davis - 6th

Gill Fowler and Jess Baker - 1st in OW

Andrew Duerden, Rochelle Duerden, George Ruzek - 3rd in XO

Lee Coady, James McQuillan - 15th in MO

Richard Sage, Nihal Danis, Dom Pitot - 2nd in XSV

In the 8 hour

Vincent Carolan, Phil Whitten, Alisdair Marshall - 1st in OM (3rd overall)

Martin Dearnley, Graham Field - 1st in MSV

David Dash, John Anderson - 1st in UV

Plus, a special mention to Matt Ryan and Kate Wingrove who came and celebrated 10yrs since they did their first rogaine together also at Snowball. This time as a family with Gemma and Nicola in toe.

For the full results.

World Rogaining Championships 2016 – Entries Still Open!

There are still some spots available for the World Rogaining Championships, to be held in the McDonnell Ranges, near Alice Springs on 23/24 July, 2016.

Check out the website for more information on this unique opportunity to compete for a world title on Australian soil!

Thank You!

A big thank you to Martin Cousins for helping out by towing the Admin trailer to the last event. The association has a small box trailer and a large box trailer to carry our gear to events.

Call for Volunteers

Our sport depends on people contributing time and energy to the organisation of our events. See the volunteers calendar and if you’d like to put your hand up, or know more about roles please get in touch with Dale at or contact the event organiser.

Not ready for a major role? How about helping out as an assistant to the registration team or event organiser? There are also other odd jobs that require assistance during the year such as equipment maintenance, trailer towing, administrative tasks (such as searching for a better insurance deal), etc.

Calendar of Events 2016

Our events for 2016 can be found here...

Tristan White

Publicity Officer

NSW Rogaining Association

This email has been sent to everyone on the "Rogaining News" email list. Your address is on the list because either:

1. You subscribed yourself

2. You entered an NSWRA rogaine

You can unsubscribe yourself here. When you enter another NSWRA rogaine you will have the option of declining any future emails.