Strategic Plan 2024 .. and onwards.

2024 Strategic Plan

Graham Field – 28/05/2024 This may not seem the like a topic that instantly draws you in with anticipation of a good read.  To be honest, I’d rather be out there exploring the bush with map and compass in hand than sitting here doing something resembling real work, but this is important. We .. NSW […]

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 […]

Go West for the Australian Rogaining Championships – 7/8 September 2024

2024 Australian Rogaining Championship in WA

I once went to Western Australia for a week and ended up staying nine years! If you have never been, it’s a great place …. and what better excuse than to make a first time visit than for the 2024 Australian Rogaining Championships on 7/8 September. The details are already up on the WARA website: […]

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 […]

VETTING “THE EDGE”

It’s always frustrating — and humbling — to make a navigation blue right at the start. No, I’m not talking about a recent rogaine, but my experience while vetting the forthcoming course for the Oz Champs at Goobang NP and adjacent farmland. For those not familiar with the process, the purpose of vetting is basically […]

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 […]