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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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Great finish to the NSW Champs – U23s

From the Event page – “Congratulations to Rochelle Duerden and Mitchell Lindbeck who, after the correction of a punch failure, have been propelled to 1st place in the U23 category. Commiserations to Ivan Koudashev and Elena Koudasheva who have been … Continue reading

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What? You missed it?

The NSW Championship last weekend was an event not to be missed, if you didn’t make it you missed out on a superb, classic rogaine. We had 200 starters which was 41 teams in the 8 hour event and 46 teams in … Continue reading

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25 Year Legends – The Organisers of the Lake Macquarie Rogaine

This is an expanded version of the tribute I gave at the 6 hours presentation of the 25th Lake Macquarie Rogaine on behalf of President, Gill Fowler, to recognize the extraordinary contribution made by two rogaine stalwarts – Bert Van … Continue reading

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NavShield 2016 – Crappy Maps and Big Country

I have been rogaining more than 20 years, but I have never tried a NavShield until now. Julian, my regular rogaining partner suggested we “have a go” at this year’s event. For those of you who are not familiar with … Continue reading

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Snogaine – 7th August

After a bit of arm twisting by some ACT rogainers the NSW Ski-orienteering event at Perisher on 7th August will include a 2 hour “Snogaine”, mass start at noon. More details at: http://www.bigfootorienteers.com/drupal_2/skio2016 Hope to see some of you there.

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A Few Good Men (Team 97) and a lot of rain

The 2016 Paddy Pallin did not disappoint. The Bureau of Meteorology delivered the expected amount of rain. It rained 27.8mm during the 6 hours of the event. Looking around at the start there seemed to be three takes on how … Continue reading

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My Blind Date with Danny

The Autumngaine at Tarlo river found me partnerless, so I tried our partner finding service. I first tried hooking up with Mal. Mal subsequently jilted me, preferring instead to recover from the flu, which he contracted after agreeing to partner, … Continue reading

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Organiser/Course Setter’s Thanks

150 teams and nearly 400 participants enjoyed relatively mild summer conditions for the first rogaine of 2016 – the LaneCoveRivergaine2. The Hash House at Haynes Flat in Lane Cove National Park proved to be a very pleasant setting for staging … Continue reading

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Lane Cove River – 21 Years Later

My wife, Dianne, and I competed in the Lane Cover river 6 hour event in 1995 and yesterday I fronted up for another go. What has changed? My wife, now with 2 children and dodgy knees, is not really up … Continue reading

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