The Biggest Loser Award

The Biggest Loser (TBL)

I propose the following categories and examples as suggestions to the award of TBL.

Category 1: Lost Time

Due to planning and communication failures much time was lost. Despite being awake at 4 am on 17 August, I still managed to arrive after muster. Lame excuses include not taking into account:
a) the time lost by being distracted in the Korean bakery in Eastwood before driving north
b) the time lost by several changes of mind about what to put in the car
c) that there was any distance to be driven between Coorangbong and the event which would definitely increase travel time.
d) the time lost due to the number of times going backwards and forwards between the registration tent and the car to get stuff, before getting registered.

Category 2: Lost Team Member

Out team was still in establishment phase, hovering between tense and suspended animation long after the other competitors were sirened off at midday. At 12.20 pm, registration and intention map handed in, Team Members #2 and #3, had lost Team Member #1, before we even started. After wandering about the carpark and checking back at the registration desk, Team Member #1 was spotted emerging from the amenities block, equally bewildered as to why #2 and #3 weren’t listening when he announced his intentions.

Category 3: Lost Property

a) Team Member #2 lost sunglasses, gloves and map. Sunglasses were found by another team.
b) Team Member #3 lost sunglasses.
c) Team Member #3 thought a back pack was lost for about one hour.

Feel free to chip in your own suggestions – loss of face, confidence, keys etc. We could add a new competitive dimension to Rogaining.

Christine Young

50th Paddy Pallin Rogaine 6hr

The 50th Paddy Pallin 6hour Rogaine was held Sunday 16 June 2013. The Hash House was located at Euroka Clearing, Glenbrook, Blue Mountains just one hour from Sydney. This was the same location as the very first one. Many thanks to Michael Watts, Warwick Dougherty and their band of volunteers for putting on a great event. We had approximately 600 participants. It was great to have the Pallin family support us on the day, including helping at the Finish and the Prize Givings.

Let us know what you thought of the event.

Just in time Rogaine …. Bungonia 2013

The ‘just in time’ Rogaine at Bungonia, was a huge success this weekend! Thanks Trev and team! Over 200 people set out to walk or run (or a bit of both) in the fantastic open bushland (a lot less scratches) from Inverary Park. The terrain was not as hilly as many rogaines, which meant great on the legs, just a bit trickier on the nav, particularly in the dark, picking out the features, but the openness was a great help. How did your team fare? Did you get all the controls you set out to?

Metrogaine 2013

This year’s Metrogaine at Swansea introduced a few new twists for this series of events.  The course took in more bush than streets and houses and the “Question & Answer” type controls gave way to NavLight electronic scoring.  As part of the organising team,  to me it was very successful.  Please give us your thoughts on the event.

Graeme Cooper