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My Wrap – Lake Macquarie 2017 6hr

I confess I was a bit nervous when I read pre-event information which included the line “Gaiters or other leg coverings (full body cover recommended)”. I have done the Lake Macquarie event a few times over my last 23 years … Continue reading

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“Never in the field of human competition was so many fences crossed by so few competitors” (Sorry Winston.) The 2017 Paddy Pallin event was held at Sydney University’s farm “Arthursleigh’ at Big Hill and I was quite looking forward to … Continue reading

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The Paddy Pallin Rogaine Mixed Teams Trophy

[Trevor Gollan 14-Jun-2017] 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.  … Continue reading

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“Karst Irony” – The Fun Rogaine

Julian Ledger and I lined up for the 6 hour event yesterday. We were not keen for the 12 hour event, having competed in the 24 hour Australian Championship only a fortnight before. The “Karst Irony” event was quite a contrast … Continue reading

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My wrap of the Australian Championships

The Australian Championships were held over the weekend in an area near Bredbo, south of Canberra and I thought I would write down a few things that piqued my interest from the event. Firstly, I must pay homage to David … Continue reading

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The End of an Era

It’s the end of an era. Welcome to the era of Teslin. Teslin, for those of you not up with the latest innovations in rogaining, is that “paper” on which we have started to print maps. Teslin is water proof … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Lawrence of Arabia country

Congratulations to Steve Ryan course setter, Gill Fowler organiser and Anita Bickle admin, on the excellent Minigaine at Cronulla on Sunday. Exploring an area not so well known to many in very fair conditions was a great pleasure. The beaches, … Continue reading

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Sand, sun, surf and more bloody sand!

The Minigaine yesterday was an interesting event. As someone who comes to rogaining from a bushwalking rather than a running or orienteering background, I always look towards the minigaines with some trepidation. To do well in a minigaine you have … Continue reading

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Do you like it Soft or Hard ?

Judging by our attendance at 12 and 24 hour events I think most Rogainers like it soft. The NSW Organising Committee (of which I am a part) are wondering why relatively few people enter 12 or 24 hour events. I … Continue reading

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One of our members, Dug Floyd, passed away on December 15. Dug was largely responsible for substantially improving NSWRA’s safety and search procedures at our bush events over the last 10 years. His longstanding involvement with the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue … Continue reading

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