Category Archives: General Discussion

Disscusion of rogaining in NSW

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

Posted in General Discussion | Tagged | 2 Comments

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

Posted in General Discussion | Tagged | 1 Comment

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

Posted in General Discussion, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Funny Moments in Rogaining

Hi. It’s the off season for rogaining and it’s almost Christmas, so it is a time for reflection. Understanding this, I thought we could start a blog of funny moments in rogaining. If you want to contribute, simply comment on … Continue reading

Posted in General Discussion | Tagged | 4 Comments

The Perfect Event

I am quite excited about the forthcoming NSW champs. I was wondering why I am excited and I reckon that the NSW Champs might be close to a perfect event. This led me to thinking what, for me, constitutes the perfect … Continue reading

Posted in General Discussion | Tagged , | 2 Comments

The importance of a good first aid kit

  Ok so story goes……. We had a really good start and were tracking well. It got dark and we were tracking directly from 41 to 34 up a creek bed. No rocks had been slippery or showed signs of … Continue reading

Posted in General Discussion | Tagged | Leave a comment

Elevated to a new level of competition, but with a degree of indirection…

World Rogaining Championships, July 23-24, 2016, West McDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs, NT Team 211 (Male Youth): Tristan White & Mitchell Lindbeck Score: 2420/6190 Result: 3rd in MY, 47/299 overall Few people would have guessed that when my adventurous neighbour (Martin … Continue reading

Posted in General Discussion, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

World Rogaining Championships

Well done to all the NSWRA members who went out to Alice Springs to compete in the 2016 World Rogaining Championships in the East McDonnell Ranges on the weekend. All would agree it was a spectacular, yet painful course, full … Continue reading

Posted in General Discussion | Tagged | Leave a comment

Cheating?

The rules of rogaining are pretty explicit: R7. Navigational Aids (a) The only navigational aids that may be carried on the course are magnetic compasses, watches and copies of the competition map. (b) The possession of other navigational aids, including … Continue reading

Posted in General Discussion | Tagged | 5 Comments

My 20 years of rogaining

I felt motivated to write to let everyone know that the 2014 Socialgaine held last Sunday represents 20 years of rogaining for me. I still remember the day a friend described this sport with a funny name that was, in … Continue reading

Posted in General Discussion | Tagged , | 2 Comments