Category Archives: General Discussion

Disscusion of rogaining in NSW

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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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How to get converts to rogaining

All of us at NSWRA think that rogaining is the best thing in the world, and everyone needs to hear the Good News of rogaining. But is it easy to actually get friends to sign up for an event or … Continue reading

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Welcome to Rogaining – 2014 style

There’s a large bubble in my compass which has appeared from nowhere over summer. However as the first two events of the year have both been on tracks it has not yet been an issue. The Boardwalk Bonanza Minigaine on … Continue reading

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