2017 Australian Rogaining Championships
6-7 May 2017
Entries close 1st May 2017.
The event will be held 6th-7th May near Cooma. Former world rogaining category champions, Ron Simpson and Jean Douglass, have set a course of very high standard.
The area is ideal for rogaining: attractive open woodlands in spur and gully terrain, allowing fast and comfortable travel, with views towards the coast and back to the Snowy Mountains. You will see the remains of 19th century gold mining activity, and you may even hear or see the area’s famed bark-eating koalas!
The ARC 2017 website is chock-full of information and photos, and this is where you enter. If you are a true-blue rogainer, you’ll get along to the Ridgy Didge 2017 Australian Rogaining Championships!
There is even a Facebook page here...
The 2017 Intervarsity Rogaining Championships will be held in conjunction with the Australian Rogaining Championships.
To participate in an Australian Intervarsity Rogaining Championship, students must be enrolled at a tertiary education institution recognised by Australian University Sports.
"Karst Irony" - Autumngaine 6 / 12 hour
20-21 May 2017
This year the Autumngaine 12/6-hour is in the Southern Highlands at Bungonia Caves, featuring spectacular scenery and easy walking on the tops, big valleys and limestone for the adventurous, and open forest throughout.
Entries are now open here...
Paddy Pallin 6 hour
Sunday 8 June 2017
We are excited to announce that this year’s Paddy Pallin Rogaine will be held at “Arthursleigh”, a farm that is owned by The University of Sydney. “Arthursleigh” is located at Big Hill, 29 km North of Marulan in the Southern Highlands. The commercial property is predominantly sheep grazing.
Read more about this unique event here...
"Wanda the Shire" - Minigaine 3 hour
Photos now added to event page
Final results (no change from v3), are on the event page here...
NSWRA 2017 AGM - 9 April
The 2017 AGM was held on Sunday 9 April, following the Minigaine at Gunnamatta Park.
Gill Fowler, our President for the last 5 years, has decided to step down from her role as President to become Vice President. The role of President went, uncontested, to Trevor Gollan.
Many of you will know Trevor, who has been involved in our sport for 30 years. Trevor has been on the Committee for some time as the Event Manager and has been doing an outstanding job in that role. Trevor's skills, knowledge, and experience (as well as his laconic humour) will serve our organisation well in the role of President.
I would like to acknowledge Gill's great work as President. Not only is Gill an amazing athlete, but Gill was a capable and tireless leader of our Association and we look forward to her continued contribution in the role of Vice President.
Ciara Smart has also joined the Committee in the role of a General Member. Ciara is a fine rogainer and I am sure will bring some fresh new ideas to the Committee. I don't want to make our new President feel his age, but it is interesting to note that he was already on the Committee the year Ciara was born.
For those of your who could not attend our action packed and thrilling AGM, you can read the minutes here...
Treasurer's Report here...
President's Report here...
Are you a Uni or TAFE student?
Would you like free entry and travel to a 24 hour rogaine in May?
The 2017 Intervarsity Rogaining Championships will be held in conjunction with the Australian Rogaining Championships on 6-7 May, near Cooma.
To participate in an Australian Intervarsity Rogaining Championship, students must be enrolled at a tertiary education institution recognised by Australian University Sports - this includes TAFE students.
There is a subsidy to support students to this event. If you want to be considered for this, please email Gill email@example.com, and tell us who is in your team, and why your team should be selected to represent NSW. All eligible should apply!
For more info on the event click here...
See Event Calendar
The event schedule has been updated with all of ACT events in 2017. Please have a look at the combined NSW and ACT schedule and get to as many events as you are able.
Click here to be taken to the Orienteering NSW Homepage. Orienteering is a great way to hone your rogaining skills.
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Congratulations to James Stuart who was the first to correctly our last photo as Mt Canobolas.
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!