One feature of the Paddy Pallin Rogaine is its history.
Paddy initiated the “Paddy Pallin Orienteering Contest” in 1964 to encourage people to enjoy the bush with minimal impact and to practice and improve their navigation skills. In 1988 it morphed into the Paddy Pallin Rogaine, organised by the NSW Rogaining Association, switching from a three to a six-hour format.
Over the last week I’ve had the Mixed Teams Trophy for a touch of maintenance, and it has pleasantly reinforced to me the tradition of Paddy’s inspired event. Many “famous” names from the orienteering and rogaining community show up on the annual plaques. Some are sadly not with us anymore but most are still active members of our navigation community. And quite a few will be wandering the Arthursleigh property this weekend, exploring new countryside, keeping fit.
I’ve extracted below all the names from the Trophy. There are some spelling mistakes on the plaques (eg. “L. Thompso” 1974) and I may have transcribed some incorrectly. We don’t have entries for 1964-1966 which is a pity, but how special to have a trophy that has been active since 1967 – for 50 years! The Mixed Teams concept also introduces other interesting, romantic stories, such as couples that appear later as a married team, or partnerships perhaps now separated.
Whose names will be added to the Mixed Teams Trophy this year?
|Year||1st Place team||2nd Place Team|
|1967||Margot Cox, Gosta Lynga||Johanna Hallmann, Mary Frazer|
|1968||L. Melmeith, T. Jordon||S. Hope, I. Olson|
|1969||D. Willcox, K. Ritson||E. Rasmanis, L. Melmeth|
|1970||A. O’Leary, P. Brett||L. Melmeth, E. Rasmanis|
|1971||D. Munro, M. Munro, R. Preston||D. Greenz, D. Mitchell|
|1972||E. Rasmanis, R. Rasmanis||M. Munro, D. Mitchell|
|1973||W. Davies, R. Alsop|
|1974||R. Alsop, R. Adams||L. Thompso, R. Bonny|
|1975||R. Alsop, R. Adams||R. Bonny, P. Tuft|
|1976||T. Radford, A. Radford, C. Wilmott||M. Wilmott, S. Kopriva|
|1977||A. & T. Radford||R. Howe, M. Job, A. Blyth|
|1978||A. & T. Radford||J. Kopriva, S. Kopriva, J. Willmott|
|1979||A. Blyth, P. Howe, M. Job, M. Main, A. Radford||P. Arnold, J. Kopriva|
|1980||A. Lumsden, J. Bourne||S. Tremont, B. Stow|
|1981||B. & D. van Netten, A. Tait||M. Wilmot, H. Cane|
|1982||B. & D. van Netten||K.R. Cameron, E. Cameron|
|1983||B. & D. van Netten||A. Simson, L.Seidl|
|1984||A. & M. Darvodelsky||V. &J.Rowe|
|1985||A. & M. Darvodelsky||I. Jubov, Arnold|
|1986||A.& M. Darvodelsky||J.& V. Hodsdon|
|1987||F. & J. Anderson, T. Page|
|1988||K. Saw, B. Van Netten, J. Ellis||S. Clarke, J. LeCarpentier|
|1989||D. Van Netten, P. Creaser||B. Van Netten, K. Saw, J. Ellis|
|1990||J. &V. Hodsdon||S. Clarke, I. Diamond|
|1991||J. Le Carpentier, S. Clarke, M. Burton||I. Dempsey, N. Holmes, A. Kingsland|
|1993||J. Parr, S. George||A. Milburn, M. Billinghurst|
|1992||S. George, J. Parr||K. & J. Anderson|
|1994||S. George, J. Parr||N. Plunkett-Cole, G. Prosser, A. Simpson, P. Garran|
|1995||T. Landon-Smith, A. McMaster||S. George, J. Parr|
|1996||T. Landon-Smith, A. McMaster||S. Clarke, J. LeCarpentier|
|1997||Paula Hawtin, Paul Darvodelsky||Simon George, Joanna Parr|
|1998||Sue Clarke, Chippy, Graeme Hill||Asa Hedin, Tim Martniuk|
|1999||A. &N. Haigh||T. Landon-Smith, A. McMaster|
|2000||R. Delaney, R. King||T. Cogley, K. Small, J. Allport|
|2001||Ben Schultz, Michelle Scott||Andrew & Nicole Haigh|
|2002||Andrew & Nicole Haigh||Paul Batten, Bronwyn Lawton|
|2003||Tom Landon-Smith, Alina McMaster||Chris Clausen, Rosemary King|
|2004||Tom Landon-Smith, Alina McMaster||John Barnes, Mardi Beat, Andrew Perry|
|2005||Tom Landon-Smith, Alina McMaster||John Barnes, Mardi Beat|
|2006||Mick Driscoll, Greig Scott, Jenny Scott||Andrew & Nicole Haigh|
|2007||Robbie Preston, Paula Shingler||Mark Freeman, Darleen Cheney, James Hayward|
|2008||Heather Logie, Mark McDonald||Andrew & Nicole Haigh|
|2009||Andrew & Nicole Haigh||Simon George, Paula Shingler|
|2010||Jess Baker, Richard Green||Tasmin Barnes, Richard Robinson|
|2011||Glenn Horrocks, Lisa Grant||Anthony Morgan, Kim Van Netten|
|2012||David Baldwin, Julie Quinn, Ben Greenwood||Andrew & Nicole Haigh|
|2013||Gill Fowler, Joel Mackay||Andrew & Nicole Haigh|
|2014||Carolyn Matthews, Malcolm Roberts||Clare Lonergan, Kieran MacDonell|
|2015||David Baldwin, Julie Quinn||Andrew & Nicole Haigh|
|2016||Joanna Sinclair, Philip Whitten||Andrew & Nicole Haigh|
Here’s some other interesting things about this trophy:
- When the Paddy Pallin Orienteering Contest was conceived there were only two trophies: the Open and the Mixed categories.
- It’s unusual in that (generally) the plaques record the top two We usually only show the winning team.
There’s one special feature that links the trophy to the 2017 Paddy Pallin Rogaine.
It’s decorated with an old map and compass.
Phil Whitten, the coordinator and course setter for this year’s event, has noted that the map is actually part of the Arthursleigh property. The map seems to be scaled at 1inch to the mile with 50ft contours, but the grid spacing doesn’t seem to be either half-mile or a km.
An interesting snippet of information, and a sneak peek at some of this year’s Paddy Pallin Rogaine course…