2021

Map memory

What is Map Memory? Map memory, as defined for use in rogaining and orienteering, is the ability to look at a map and commit the relevant portion of the map to memory, it is said that this is useful for

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Rogainers are Getting Older

I had a chance meeting today with a rogainer who has recently turned 75, but is still a fine athlete. He (I’ll give that much away) still has the audacity to beat me from time to time. He was asking

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My Wrap of the 58th Paddy Pallin Rogaine

The 58th Paddy Pallin Rogaine was a lot of fun and it wasn’t just me who enjoyed it, everyone seemed to have a pretty good time. It was probably the most fun I have had since Trevor Gollan’s 2017 Karst

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What we can do better part 1- Post Event

This is the first of a series of posts asking the question “What can we do better?”.  In order to keep the discussion brief and to the point I will be breaking the discussion up into a number of posts:

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Navigating Deceptive Lands in South Australia

I had heard how good rogaines were in South Australia but despite doing events in other States and Territories I had never made it to one in SA. The 2021 Australian Championships on the last weekend of May did not

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My wrap of the “Spoilt for Choice” Autumngaine

Thanks very much to Rick Cavicchioli, Tassia Kolesnikow, Mike Hotchkis and the rest of the organising team for putting on yesterday’s Autumngaine at Belanglo. We had been promised that we would be spoilt for choice and we certainly were. There

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2021

Catering at Rogaines – Why Bother?

We’ve all enjoyed the catering provided after a Rogaining event, maybe during a 24-hour one, and you might even have helped out in the kitchen at an event.  Have you participated in an event (particularly since COVID) where catering has

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Wollongong Metrogaine

Great event. After 40+ years of orienteering and rogaining i got to have a beer on the course at the Mt Kembla pub! Well worth it. Thank you to all volunteers.

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2021

We need a wall!

Using these two sources of revenue I expect we should be able to fund our Wall in well less than a billion years and we will reap the benefits until the Sun destroys the earth shortly thereafter. Join our Protest

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Studio 10 Rogaining Article
2021

Rogaining Makes Daytime TV

This was shot on the morning of Web 3rd Feb 2021 in Lindfield. This is a follow on from the recent feature on Rogaining in the Sydney Morning Herald on 16th Jan 16, 2021. Read SMH Article Here https://nswrogaining.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tpcp-bush1-clip-s1n.mp4 Tristan

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57th Paddy Pallin Rogaine
2020

The 57th Paddy Pallin Rogaine

For the last 57 years the Paddy Pallin organisation has combined with NSW Rogaining to put on a Rogaine. The Paddy Pallin rogaine is a special feature on the rogaining calendar since it is our most popular event and for

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2020

Never Too Young for Lawyer Vine

You are never too young to experience the joys of lawyer vine which, after all, is an Australian native (Smilax australis) pest rather than an introduced one. Sophie, my daughter’s first experience with lawyer vine was in the 2015 Lake

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2016

Them’s the Rules

Posted on 12/12/2016 by Chris At the most recent meeting of the NSW Rogaining Association Committee the issue of mis-punching electronic controls was discussed. By default the event software we use “RogaineScore” records the lowest score recorded by a team member so any

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2018

My Wrap of the 2018 Paddy Pallin

Posted on 17/06/2018 by Chris I really enjoyed the 2018 Paddy Pallin event at Kitchener. I had not rogained in the area before, but I look forward to competing there again if the opportunity arises.The course was interesting because it was large and

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2020

Ultraveterans

What a great event was the Woronora Pipe Dreams Rogaine. Excellent map, fine conditions and some refined control placement. Today, comparing the 1:20,000 map with the 1:25,000 Socialgaine map of the same area from 2013 shows a huge amount of

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2020

Navigation in Low-Relief Terrain

Sections of Gundabooka National Park are flat so I thought it timely, prior to this year’s NSW Championships, to prepare some thoughts about navigation in such country. The map we’re using is a custom prepared map at 1:25,000 scale with

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2020

A University Degree in Rogaining?

A 24-hour rogaine looks a lot like a semester of university. The pace at the beginning is fast, but it doesn’t take long for motivation to drop off and slogging away becomes a test of willpower. And just like the

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2020

Wonder Compass

Buy the new compass.While stocks last. Post added 2020 NSW Rogaining has teamed up with to create a revolutionary new “wonder” compass. A traditional compass, in the hands of a skilled operator, will tell you which way to go. This

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2019

Nobel Nyctophobia

Julian Ledger – 6 July 2019 So swiftly the sun sets in the sky You rise up and say goodbye to no one Fools rush in where angels fear to tread Jokerman Dance to the nightingale tune Bird fly high

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2020

A Tale of The Deceptive Lands

The Story Behind the Australasian Rogaining Championships 2020, May 9-10  “30 Years Ago; The Story begins…” writes SA Rogaining Association’s Chief Conspirator Jenny Casanova, “…on a dark, rainy, windswept night in 1989, the young girl trudged up the road in

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2020

Course-setting Workshops

On the 3rd January I suggested on Facebook that, depending on interest in our rogaining community, we could run some training for course setters What a pleasing response!  30-odd expressions of interest Consequently we have scheduled a workshop on 8-Feb,

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2014

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

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2016

A Few Good Men (Team 97) and a lot of rain

Chris Stevenson The 2016 Paddy Pallin did not disappoint. The Bureau of Meteorology delivered the expected amount of rain. It rained 27.8mm during the 6 hours of the event. Looking around at the start there seemed to be three takes

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2011

Blisters for Vistas

The Socialgaine was developed to give the regular rogainer a different perspective on the environment. ¼ way between the, all urbane Metrogaine and the largely bush Rogaine. You can go all out and sprint for the 6 hours, or perhaps

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2015

Winter Wrap 2015

Winter wrap Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by three fabulous rogaines With apologies to Shakespeare and Richard 3rd. Despite Sydney’s coldest winter for 26 years it has been champagne conditions for NSW rogainers with great

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1991

Rogaining Partners – Who needs them!

Posted by Chris Stevenson on 3/10/2001 This article originally written by Sue Clarke, from Newsletter 30, September 1991 Why are rogaines run in pairs? The easy answer is, of course, for safety. However, there is considerable scientific evidence to show that

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1992

Egadz! – I’ve become a sports administrator

This article is taken from Newsletter 34, July 1992, written by Warwick Marsden Ian McKenzie’s two articles in our March newsletter (on selection of teams for the World Champs and whether there should be a change to the convention whereby

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“Sugarloaf Spectacular” Metrogaine

Posted by Chris Stevenson on 20/02/2010 G’day rogainers, From Richard’s report I see he and his team turned on another very successful event.   Tell us here about your experience at this rogaine and any suggestions that may make for

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2011

What is our balance of events like?

Posted on 2/11/2011 by Joel Mackay Here at the NSWRA committee, we are often pondering over whether we have too many shorter and/or urban events – compared to longer and more distant bush events, or whether we should even be

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