Index of Blog Posts

Time to Lose Control?

By Brett Davis In rogaining, the terms “control” and “checkpoint” are pretty much interchangeable, with both used to describe those often elusive points on the

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The Top NSW Champion

Thanks to Covid disruptions, the NSW Championships haven’t run since Yengo 2019, which means we are greatly looking forward to a 24-hour event this year,

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Missing Maps

Missing Maps We are trying to complete our archives. In particular we want to get a complete inventory of maps used in NSW rogaines since

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Volunteer Rewards

Volunteer Reward Points Table The following volunteers have earned points for volunteering at a Rogaine.  Points are allocated by the Event Coordinator and the Volunteer

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My 20 years of rogaining

Posted on 12/03/2015 by Chris Stevenson I felt motivated to write to let everyone know that the 2014 Socialgaine held last Sunday represents 20 years

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Cheating?

Posted on 8/08/2015 by Chris Stevenson The rules of rogaining are pretty explicit: R7. Navigational Aids (a) The only navigational aids that may be carried

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My Blind Date with Danny

Posted on 23/05/2016 by Chris Stevenson The Autumngaine at Tarlo river found me partnerless, so I tried our partner finding service. I first tried hooking

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Snogaine – 7th August

Posted on 24/06/2016 by Andy Simpson After a bit of arm twisting by some ACT rogainers the NSW Ski-orienteering event at Perisher on 7th August

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The Perfect Event

The Perfect Event

Posted on 10/09/2016 by Chris Stevenson I am quite excited about the forthcoming NSW champs. I was wondering why I am excited and I reckon

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What? You missed it?

Posted on 17/10/2016 by Chris Stevenson The NSW Championship last weekend was an event not to be missed, if you didn’t make it you missed out

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Funny Moments in Rogaining

[Due to a server failure in Aug-2019 we have restored this historic post] Posted on 10/12/2016 by Chris Stevenson Hi. It’s the off season for

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Them’s “The Rules”

[Due to a server failure in Aug-2019 we have restored this historic post] Posted on 12/12/2016 by Chris Stevenson At the most recent meeting of

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The End of an Era

Posted on 08/05/2017 by Chris Stevenson It’s the end of an era. Welcome to the era of Teslin. Teslin, for those of you not up

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Fenceageddon

Posted on 19/06/2017 by Chris Stevenson “Never in the field of human competition was so many fences crossed by so few competitors” (Sorry Winston.) The 2017

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Trev’s Puzzle

Posted on 06/11/2017 by Chris Stevenson Finally, a small puzzle… Dave Williams nominated as his favourite place on the course, “the dramatic knife-edge spur above

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Night Navigation

[Due to a server failure in Aug-2019 we have restored this historic post] Posted on 27/02/2018 by Chris Stevenson With the Navigation Workshop coming up

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