2012 Spring Rogaine

Wombeyan Caves (Blue Mountains National Park) was the site of the 2012 Spring Rogaine. Approximately 200 participants enjoyed a wet and wild 15 or 24hours out in steep country surrounding the Hash House at Wombeyan Caves Camping Ground. From my perspective as a course setting volunteer and All Night Cafe chef, the map was large, the weather demoralising and the vegetation and going varied for a very challenging Rogaine. How did you find it?

Workshop on course setting

Have you thought about setting a Rogaine course?
If so, what’s holding you back….
Are you worried about not having the skills?
Not quite sure what’s involved?

We are proposing to hold a workshop early in the new year.
It will cover the key roles in organising a Rogaine and go through the
steps of setting/mapping a rogaine course, and hopefully answer
questions you may have.

The 2013 calendar is on the website and there are a number of gaps to fill.
Anyone keen to put their hand up for a role?

Blisters for Vistas

A fabulous day for a pretty stunning event up around Brisbane Waters National Park yesterday. Walking around the headlands was absolutely stunning (excellent planning to have a low tides for the event) and the bush was unexpectedly diverse – although the undergrowth was a tad scratchier that I was anticipating (very glad we took gaiters along, but should have paid more attention to comments in the instructions about long sleeves/pants). Some added highlights were the echidna near checkpoint 35 (my first sighting ever on a rogaine) and the lyrebird below checkpoint 40 (although the less said about getting to and down from checkpoint 40 the better – especially as I’d been promising my partner cafes and coffee and the closest we got was a coffee before the start). The vege burger at the end was a hit to. Thanks to Martin and his team for an excellent event!