50th Paddy Pallin 6 hour Rogaine
Sunday 16th June - Glenbrook
Entries are now open for this event which will be held at Euroka Clearing near Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains.
Autumn 6/12 hour Rogaine
27-28 April Bungonia Area
Final results, photos and Coordinator's report for this event are now available. Also a new addition is a map drawn by Google Earth that shows the route taken by each team.
Are you a uni student, looking for an excuse to particpate in a Rogaine and go on a holiday?
The 2013 University Championships will be held 17-18 August in Western Australia near Perth as part of the 2013 WARA Rogaining Championship.
The NAMSF travel subsidy is available for one NSW uni team to head over to Perth, the subisdy will cover costs for 2 people: the entry fees, the flight over, any necessary accommodation on Sunday night and the flight back on Sunday or Monday. A bus will be provided to take teams to the event site on Friday night where camping sites will be available.
If you would like to attend the 2013 University Championships, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why we should pick you and your uni teamate to represent NSW.
Click here for the report by last year's NSW representatives and their photos of the course.
2012 Survey Responses - Your views on our events
Thanks to those of you who competed in a NSWRA rogaine in 2012 and, by default, were sent a link to give us event feedback via a survey. Even more thanks if you completed one or more of those surveys. We received 590 responses over the year from or our six 2012 events.
Overall, you thought that our events were very well-organised, and gave a big thumbs up! Thank you this is great feedback to event organisers and course setters who volunteer much time with the aim of delivering an enjoyable and successful event. You also had some suggestions for improvements. The most common requests for improvement related to checkpoint placement and checkpoint questions at urban events, and map accuracy at bush events.
In 2013, we’re addressing the urban checkpoint issue by replacing multiple choice questions with the Navlight system. We trust that this will both speed up results processing and prevent confusion at checkpoint sites. Map accuracy for bush events is trickier to resolve because the sheer size of our event areas prevent detailed fieldwork. Regardless, we’ll continue to encourage our event organisers to add as much detail as they can and to warn competitors of likely unmarked hazards, such as cliffs.
You can access a more detailed report here. While we’re unsure whether we’ll repeat the surveys this year, feel free to share your views on our events with us, on the forum, or writing directly to one of the committee members.
NSW Rogainer of the Year
To congratulate our best rogainers and to encourage your participation, from 2013 NSWRA will run an annual Rogainer of the Year competition. Dale Thompson has kindly agreed to set up and manage the competition.
Points will be allocated to all competitors in each category of an event as a proportion of the winners' score (i.e., maximum event score is 100). There will also be an overall winner for 2013. In addition, if you volunteer at an event, you'll receive 75 points for each event up to a maximum of two events. We'll run this scoring system across our current entry categories and events will be weighted to encourage participation in our longer bush events.
On course at the Metrogaine
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!