Blisters for Vistas

A fabulous day for a pretty stunning event up around Brisbane Waters National Park yesterday. Walking around the headlands was absolutely stunning (excellent planning to have a low tides for the event) and the bush was unexpectedly diverse – although the undergrowth was a tad scratchier that I was anticipating (very glad we took gaiters …

NSW Rogainer of the Year

To congratulate our best rogainers and to encourage your participation, from 2013 NSWRA will run an annual Rogainer of the Year competition.  Briefly, this will allocate points to all competitors in each category of an event as a proportion of the winners’ score (i.e., maximun event score is 100).  There will also be an overall …

49th Paddy Pallin 6 hour

Well yet another “Paddy Pallin” event has been run and won.  A noteable feature this year was the quality of the map produced by Rob Vincent.  Advances in technology are making a lot of things possible that could not have been imagined when the early rogaines were held.  One thing however remains the same.  This …

minigaine 2012

I hope you all had a great run or walk on Ted’s fantastic minigaine course through the streets and muddy bush tracks of Lindfield, West Killara and Roseville. Im sure the legs are recovering nicely by now. It was great to see so many people out. So what did you think of the course?

Metrogaine 2012

Well, didn’t I enjoy a cold beer on the balcony after getting home last night from a long day at Orange Grove school. A long but pleasant day – so many happy faces. The Metrogaine 2012 (Baygaine) seems to have passed off very well with surprisingly positive feedback about the area/course. I personally know Balmain, …

2011 Socialgaine

Neil Hawthorne and Warwick Selby set our Socialgaine in 2011, in Garigal NP around Middle Harbour Creek. It was a great event, with lots of interesting route choices (I think it catered well for all types of rogainers) and some nice areas to explore. I thought I knew pretty well all the tracks around Middle …

Replay

There is a saying that goes something like “The more things change, the more they stay the same”.   I often find myself listening to or in a conversation about some aspect of rogaining.    Why do we get far more starters at the 6 hour events than the 24 hour rogaines?    What can we …