2015 Lake Macquarie 6/12 Hour Rogaine
Saturday 1st Aug 2015
Lake Macquarie Rogaine 2015 also incorporating the State Championships. Join us on the 1st of August 2015 up in the Watagans taking in the Great North Walk.
2015 Paddy Pallin 6 Hour Rogaine
Sunday 14th June 2015
It was a magnificent winter's day at Bendalong, the course provided some beautiful views. It was a combination of some easy beach walking and heavy bush. Congratulations to Julie Quinn and Dave Baldwin who took out the open event.
Thanks to the Paddy Pallin organisation for again supporting this event and for the complimentary socks.
NavShield 4-5th July 2015
The NavShield, run by Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Sqaud (BWRS) is an overnight event where teams attempt to gain as many points as possible by finding their way on foot, through unfamiliar wilderness terrain to pre-marked checkpoints. Just like a rogaine! So there is a “rogainers” category.
The course will be set in a secret location (approximately 2 hours drive from Sydney). This is the primary fund raising event for BWRS, who help with safety patrols on many of our events.
2015 Australasian Rogaining Championships
"A Cross-Country Caper"
10-11 October 2015
This event is being brought to you by NSWRA.
Rogaining in the ACT
Our ACTRA colleagues have a full program of events planned for 2015.
- Navigation Skills Workshop - 20, 21 June
- 4 hour Event - 12 July
- 6 hour Metrogaine - 16 Aug
- ACT Championship 8 Hour / 24 Hour - 5,6 Sept
- Spring Event 6 Hour / 12 Hour - 31 Oct
Let's support our ACT colleagues by winning as many of their events as we can and remember some of these ACT events are closer than the NSW ones.
Want to enter the World Champs in 2016?
Well, you may well be able to. The event will be held right here in Central Australia! Richard Robinson has put together an information sheet for Australian and NZ rogainers who are keen to enter this event.
6 and 12 hour Autumn Rogaine - 2 May 2015
What an event! "Well done" to all the teams that braved occasional heavy rain and nearly impassable creeks to compete in this event.
Congratulations to Jess Baker and Gill Fowler (El Presidente), who won the overall point score for the 12 hour event, gaining 10% more points that the next team.
Andrew Brown and Michael Burton were equally impressive, winning the overall point score for the 6 hour event.
Bush and Beach Orienteering Club
The Bush and Beach Orienteering Club, in Grafton NSW, are hosting two long distance score events this year:
- 23 May — Long Distance Score Event
- 26 July — Mountain Bike and Foot orienteering
- 12 September — Long Distance Score Event
What is Rogaining?
Wondering what all this is about? Have a listen to Joel Mackay explaining it to Simon Marnie on 702 ABC Sydney's "Weekends".
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Congratulations to Neil Hawthorne who has correctly identified that this concrete pillar is on top of Mt Jagungal.
The view from the top of Mt Jagungal is magnificent and should be on everyone's to do list. A new photo will be posted next week.
Last week's photo was photo was correctly identified by Peter Hatherly as Maxwell's top with Kanangra Walls in the foreground.
Get information on orienteering in NSW
See also ...
These are mostly 45 minutes events on Wednesdays. They are open to everyone and held in a wide range of locations.
New to Rogaining?
Would you like some information on ...
- Equipment needed.
- How to prepare.
- What happens when you get there.
- What happens on the course.
- How to navigate.
Hiding away in our Books Section is a rather large PDF file published by the Victorians which answers these questions. It is well worth taking the time to download a copy.
BWRS remote first aid
If you are keen to get some first aid skills, with a focus on remote area first aid, then you should check out the courses offered by the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad - they run these courses that are, by all accounts, great.
Remember too that if you have been a major volunteer at a NSWRA event then you can claim $100 towards the cost of a first-aid course - like this one - rather than getting a free event entry!