NSW Rogaining Association

"Your Guide to Rogaining in NSW"

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Spring Rogaine & NSW Championships (8/24h) – Preliminary Results Now Available!

Well done to all the competitors who took part in the NSW Rogaining Championships on 15-16th October, near Kanangra Walls – a new and beautiful area for rogaining.

Thanks specially to course setters David and Ronnie, event coordinator Trevor Gollan and the rest of the volunteers for making the weekend a great one for the rest of us!

Shout out to Under 23 winners Rochelle Duerden, who was in the midst of the HSC at the time of the event and Mitchell Lindbeck, who claimed the title on his 23rd birthday (luckily the rules specify that competitors are classified by their age on the first day of the competition), just 10 points ahead of Ivan Koudashev and Elena Koudasheva who also put in a fine performance.

More Photos here ...

The Webmaster's take on the event here...

***NSWRC Flag Collection – your assistance needed***

We still need bushwalkers to collect the flags from the NSW Championships so they can be ready for the next event.

If you want 2-3 days walking in some high country and/or to see more of the course, please contact us at nswrogchamps2016@gmail.com


Lee Coady is setting a great course in Kuringai Chase National Park in Northern Sydney for our annual Socialgaine. This will be an “all on trail” event, so it’s a great way for people of all ages and levels of fitness to get a taste of the sport and our community. So, whether you intend to run the whole thing or use it as an excuse to try to “convert” your inactive mates to a new sport, it’s going to be a great day out in the park.

Please contact the Event Organiser Martin Dearnley or Volunteer Coordinator Graham Field if you’d like to lend a hand on the day.

ACT 6/12h Spring Rogaine – 10-11th November

Our friends at ACTRA will be hosting the next event on the second weekend of November in Yanununbeyan National Park, Northwest of Captains Flat and just under an hour's drive from Queanbeyan. The terrain is mostly lightly wooded, with the usual forest litter underfoot and some open grassy areas, making for relatively easy progress. Of course it wouldn't be a proper course without the obligatory 'steeper sections' leading to the higher areas (elevation ranges from 800m to 1200m) and some magnificent views of the surrounding hills and farmlands.

More info here ...

Call for Volunteers

NSWRA would like to that Alan Mansfield, David Williams and Ronnie Taib for towing our trailers to and from the event. The continued success, quality and safety of our events depends on people contributing their skills, time and energy to the association. See the volunteers calendar and if you’d like to put your hand up, or know more about roles please get in touch with Graham, or contact the event organiser.

Volunteering is a great way to round out your rogaining experience and put something back into your sport.

Volunteering with the NPWS WildCount Monitoring Program

WildCount is a broad scale monitoring program designed to detect long-term changes to the distribution of common fauna between February and May 2017 run by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. As a volunteer you will have an opportunity to work alongside staff in remote places rarely seen by visitors. Field trips run from Monday to Friday with all meals, motel-style accommodation and transport provided during the week.

2017 Event Calendar

Events coordinator, Trevor Gollan, has been working hard to schedule our seven events for next year so they don’t clash with major orienteering events or rogaines in other states. The preliminary list of events is shown here:

Event Duration Date Day
Australiasian Champs 24 hr 12-13 February (NZ) Sat-Sun
Metrogaine 6 hr 25 February Sat
Minigaine 3 hr 9 April Sun
Australian Champs 24 hr 6-7 May Sat-Sun
Autumngaine 6/12 hr 20 May Sat
Paddy Pallin 6 hr 18 June Sun
Lake Macquarie 6/12 hr 5 August Sat
NSW Champs 8/24 hr 7-8 October Sat-Sun
Socialgaine 6 hr 26 November Sun

Australasian Rogaining Championships

Well done to the NSWRA members who participated in the Australasian Championships in WA several weeks ago. A quick shout out to some notable results:

Mike Hotchkis & David Rowlands 1st in Mens Super Veterans

Tess Noble & Jackson Bursill – 1st in Mixed U23

Nihal Danis and Sue Clarke - 1st in Women’s Super Veterans

Gill Fowler & Joel Mackay – 1st in Mixed Opens, 2nd Overall.

ARC 2017 will be held on 11-12th February 2017 in New Zealand. The location is Northern Southland, near Waikaia. Queenstown is the closest international airport with frequent flights from Australia and the North Island.

There will be sheep.

More info here

Sydney Summer Series

As the cold winter months wrap up, we now approach the renowned Sydney Summer Orienteering Series on Wednesday nights between October and March. These are 45-minute “mini-rogaines,” though done individually, and are set on streets and in parklands in all areas of Sydney. Along with being great training for our larger events, they are a great way to have a mid-week break and explore a new part of Sydney.

The first event is on Wednesday 5 Oct in North Sydney so come along if you can!

Calendar of Events 2016

Our events for 2016 can be found here...

Tristan White

Publicity Officer

NSW Rogaining Association


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