First and foremost, thanks to all of you who posted here your thoughts about the Manly Dam Minigaine. I assure you the organisers and the committee will take note of what you said.
The Joadja Ghost was clearly a very different event. When I first looked at the map of the area my reaction was that this cannot be done. It was only after the event concluded and everyone came back, many late admittedly, that I had to concede that it was possible. Collecting some of the flags from the NW corner showed me that it was not always easy going. I always wonder at the distance the top teams cover in one of these events.
Please tell us all here what your thoughts are about any aspect of this event.
Thursday 6 May
As an arm-chair exercise, try working out the shortest practical route which takes in all controls. To help you do this I have added a table on the Results Contents page that gives the coordinates in tens of metres of each control site. You can use this table in conjunction with the Paul Shield’s Route Calculator to arrive at a starting point. You should get an answer about 46km. The unusually large number of obstacles on this map means you will have to make a lot of changes and hence stretch the overall length. Send in your answers as a string of flag numbers and the overall length. You might become the “Arm Chair Rogaining Champion”!