My Wrap of “Kariong up the Coast”

wet track

I’ll remember the “Kariong up the Coast” Autumngaine for some time to come. The event was remarkable for several reasons. The obvious remarkable point was the weather. The forecast was not good at all. The last forecast I saw was up to 45mms of rain and a significant portion of this falling during the event. […]

Chris’ Wrap of the 2024 Metrogaine

I really enjoyed yesterday’s metrogaine, even though it has left me stiff and sore today. Congratulations to the organising team, the event ticked all my boxes: I wasn’t sure that I was going to make yesterday’s event, but John Bulman contacted me at the last minute and suggested we team up. I know John from […]

Rogaining 2023 by Numbers

The NSW Rogaining Organising Committee / Board are having a strategic planning session in December to redo our 5 year plan. In preparation for this session, I have collected the following statistics to help reflect on the sport we love. 2023 In Numbers High Level Entrant Data (One member can appear multiple times) Number of […]

2023 World Rogaining Championships – Lake Tahoe, California

Tamsin Barnes and Julian Ledger

I attended the first world championships way back when in 1992 in the gold mining country around Beechworth, Victoria. Arguably the event was a bit premature (most competitors were Aussies) but it was statement of confidence about where the sport wanted to go. I made it to the next three championships held biannually at Mt […]

2023 NSW Paddy Pallin 6hr Rogaine recap – Oscar Woolford

We opted for the approach of “plan for less and you can always get more”, but in a way where we wouldn’t skip too much early on. Our starting plan actually excluded controls 50, 34, 31, 12 & 23, and also had a potential shortcut from 61 to 49 if we were running short on […]

My 100 not out!

The Autumngaine at Stroud (thanks to Mat Collin for all his hard work) was my 100th NSW Rogaine which is a bit of a milestone for me. If you add ACT events and ones I volunteered at, rather than competing, then perhaps the total is closer to 140, but that is nothing in comparison to […]

The Controversial Control Coverup

I am sure that many of you will have noticed, on the weekend, that the controls were covered with orange PVC pipe and there was not a steel cover in sight. There is a back story to this involving the type of punch used and the covers. It became clear many years ago that we […]

My Wrap of the Bantry Bay Leechgaine

Congratulations to Steve Ryan and other volunteers for putting on this very sucessful event. Steve set the course, made the map and also acted as the event co-ordinator. Three roles normally done by three different people and all completed with a very high degree of success. I suspect that, given more time, Steve may have […]