2016 Autumngaine - 6/12 Hr Rogaine
Sat 21 May 2016
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.
Preliminary results and photos on event page (v2) Here...
Q: Why did the pig help with the course setting?
A: Because it was boared.
We've negotiated to get into the wilder, northern section - an area that very few people get to explore. It's remote. There are sections where you can be 3-4km from the nearest road, something that doesn't happen often, anywhere, in NSW.
See event site for team lists, results, photos and much more. Here...
2016 Paddy Pallin 6 Hr Rogaine
Sun 19 June 2016
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 event is only a 1 ½ hour easy drive up the M1 from Sydney.
Entries are now open here...
Rogaining in the News
Click here...to read an article about rogaining published 27th May 2016, in the lifestyle section of the Australian Financial Review.
Course setting workshop
This is your chance to criticise the World Champs course and course setter* the day after the WRC.
When: Monday 25 July & Tuesday 26 July 2016
Where: Ross River Resort, near Alice Springs.
Who should attend? Any rogainer in Australia or internationally who is involved in course setting or vetting. Particularly those aspiring to organise: state/national, regional and international events.
Experienced coaches will lead the discussion in course setting techniques and philosophy.
There will be a mix of theory and field practical sessions to discuss rogaine course setting/vetting processes and approaches. To be delivered through a combination of larger group presentation/discussion and smaller groups for hands-on practical sessions.
An interactive and collaborative approach is planned, similar to the workshop held at the WRC in Finland last year.
All details here...
Contact: David Rowlands
* The course setter may choose to sleep in and may not actually be present at the workshop.
See Event Calendar
The event schedule has been updated with all of this year's ACT events. Please have a look at the combined NSW and ACT schedule and get to as many events as you are able.
In 2015, NSW competitors were under represented on the ACT leader boards. Let 2016 be the year that NSW competitors dominate the ACT leaders boards.
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.
Mark von Huben hard at work, on Anzac day, painting our trailer
Our sport relies on volunteers, like Mark, who give their time to keep things running.
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This one was recognised by the Chris Stevenson. The Pilot is in the southern Snowy Mountains close the the Victorian border.
Chris Stevenson first ascended The Pilot in Apr 1993 as part of the YHA NSW 50 Year 'Climb 50 Peaks' celebrations.
This photo was sent in by Trevor Gollan, which proved to be quite a tough one.
Rogainers with smart phones are encouraged to install the following app on their smart phones and carry them during events.
This Emergency+ app has been developed for Australia’s Triple Zero Awareness Working Group. When activated, the app displays current GPS coordinates. This knowledge could be very useful in a variety of rescue and support situations. No mobile coverage is required to display GPS coordinates.
The app is available in the app stores for Android, Apple and Windows devices.
Triple Zero (000) is Australia's primary emergency service number and should be used if urgent emergency assistance is required from either police, fire, or ambulance services.
Australia also has two secondary emergency service numbers that only work with particular technologies:
- 112 is the GSM international standard emergency number which can only be dialled on a digital mobile phone (Some international model phones cannot dial "000").
- 106 is the text-based emergency number for people who are deaf, or who have a hearing or speech impairment. This service operates using a textphone (TTY) or a computer with modem access.
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!