Author Archives: Chris Stevenson

My Wrap of the Wingello Wingaine

On Saturday I competed in the Wingello Wingaine and I was very glad I did. I have competed at Wingello before and I like the area. The bush varies from pine tree plantations to open forest and fight scrub. My … Continue reading

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My Wrap of the Navigation Workshop at Rydal

Gertrude and Wind The navigation workshop was just great fun. Many newbies and some experienced rogainers learned how to improve their skill of bush navigation from some of our sport’s pros. For my part I was one of the coaches … Continue reading

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Night Navigation

With the Navigation Workshop coming up in April, I thought I would write some of my thoughts and experiences about night navigation. My first experience of night navigation was during my first event, which was the 1994 Australian Championships at … Continue reading

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Strategic Plan – What’s Wrong with Rogaining

What’s wrong with Rogaining? I reckon there is nothing wrong with rogaining. I love the sport and I have been happily competing for 23 years now and I am looking forward to giving the Super Veterans a run for their … Continue reading

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Rogaining’s Social Structure

I do not remember much about studying ancient history at school but I do remember the class structure of Ancient Greek society and the “Pentacosiomedimni” whose wealth can be defined as being greater than 500 bags of wheat. Like Ancient … Continue reading

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Trev’s Puzzle

Finally, a small puzzle… Dave Williams nominated as his favourite place on the course, “the dramatic knife-edge spur above 92 on the way from 70. We timed it perfectly with great views east just before sunset.” Here is a great … Continue reading

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10 reasons why you should compete in the 24 hour NSW Championship

There are many reasons why you should compete in the 24 hour at the NSW Championship and here are some: 1. Is is cheaper than the 8 hour event Both the 8 hour event and the 24 hour event costs … Continue reading

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Ciara Smart’s account of the 2017 World Rogaining Championships in Rēzekne, Latvia

And they say Australia is inhospitable! This year I was lucky enough to travel to Latvia to compete in the World Rogaining Championships, along with nearly a thousand others. At the closing ceremony of the previous World Championships, held near … Continue reading

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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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Fenceageddon

“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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