The Paddy Pallin Rogaine Mixed Teams Trophy

Posted on 14/06/2017 by Chris, for Trevor Gollan

One feature of the Paddy Pallin Rogaine is its history. 

Paddy initiated the “Paddy Pallin Orienteering Contest” in 1964 to encourage people to enjoy the bush with minimal impact and to practice and improve their navigation skills.  In 1988 it morphed into the Paddy Pallin Rogaine, organised by the NSW Rogaining Association, switching from a 3½ to a 6-hour format.

Over the last week I’ve had the Mixed Teams Trophy for a touch of maintenance, and it has pleasantly reinforced to me the tradition of Paddy’s inspired event.  Many “famous” names from the orienteering and rogaining community show up on the annual plaques.  Some are sadly not with us anymore but most are still active members of our navigation community.  And quite a few will be wandering the Arthursleigh property this weekend, exploring new countryside, keeping fit.

I’ve extracted below all the names from the Trophy.  There are some spelling mistakes on the plaques (eg. “L. Thompso” 1974) and I may have transcribed some incorrectly.  We don’t have entries for 1964-1966 which is a pity, but how special to have a trophy that has been active since 1967 – for 50 years!  The Mixed Teams concept also introduces other interesting, romantic stories, such as couples that appear later as a married team, or partnerships perhaps now separated.

Whose names will be added to the Mixed Teams Trophy this year?

Year

1st Place team

2nd Place Team

1967

Margot Cox, Gosta Lynga

Johanna Hallmann, Mary Frazer

1968

L. Melmeith, T. Jordon

S. Hope, I. Olson

1969

D. Willcox, K. Ritson

E. Rasmanis, L. Melmeth

1970

A. O’Leary, P. Brett

L. Melmeth, E. Rasmanis

1971

D. Munro, M. Munro, R. Preston

D. Greenz, D. Mitchell

1972

E. Rasmanis, R. Rasmanis

M. Munro, D. Mitchell

1973

W. Davies, R. Alsop

 

1974

R. Alsop, R. Adams

L. Thompso, R. Bonny

1975

R. Alsop, R. Adams

R. Bonny, P. Tuft

1976

T. Radford, A. Radford, C. Wilmott

M. Wilmott, S. Kopriva

1977

A. & T. Radford

R. Howe, M. Job, A. Blyth

1978

A. & T. Radford

J. Kopriva, S. Kopriva, J. Willmott

1979

A. Blyth, P. Howe, M. Job, M. Main, A. Radford

P. Arnold, J. Kopriva

1980

A. Lumsden, J. Bourne

S. Tremont, B. Stow

1981

B. & D. van Netten, A. Tait

M. Wilmot, H. Cane

1982

B. & D. van Netten

K. R. Cameron, E. Cameron

1983

B. & D. van Netten

A. Simson, L. Seidl

1984

A. & M. Darvodelsky

V. & J. Rowe

1985

A. & M. Darvodelsky

I. Jubov, Arnold

1986

A. & M. Darvodelsky

J. & V. Hodsdon

1987

F. & J. Anderson, T. Page

 

1988

K. Saw, B. Van Netten, J. Ellis

S. Clarke, J. LeCarpentier

1989

D. Van Netten, P. Creaser

B. Van Netten, K. Saw, J. Ellis

1990

J. & V. Hodsdon

S. Clarke, I. Diamond

1991

J. Le Carpentier, S. Clarke, M. Burton

I. Dempsey, N. Holmes, A. Kingsland

1993

J. Parr, S. George

A. Milburn, M. Billinghurst

1992

S. George, J. Parr

K. & J. Anderson

1994

S. George, J. Parr

N. Plunkett-Cole, G. Prosser, A. Simpson, P. Garran

1995

T. Landon-Smith, A. McMaster

S. George, J. Parr

1996

T. Landon-Smith, A. McMaster

S. Clarke, J. LeCarpentier

1997

Paula Hawtin, Paul Darvodelsky

Simon George, Joanna Parr

1998

Sue Clarke, Chippy, Graeme Hill

Asa Hedin, Tim Martniuk

1999

A. & N. Haigh

T. Landon-Smith, A. McMaster

2000

R. Delaney, R. King

T. Cogley, K. Small, J. Allport

2001

Ben Schultz, Michelle Scott

Andrew & Nicole Haigh

2002

Andrew & Nicole Haigh

Paul Batten, Bronwyn Lawton

2003

Tom Landon-Smith, Alina McMaster

Chris Clausen, Rosemary King

2004

Tom Landon-Smith, Alina McMaster

John Barnes, Mardi Beat, Andrew Perry

2005

Tom Landon-Smith, Alina McMaster

John Barnes, Mardi Beat

2006

Mick Driscoll, Greig Scott, Jenny Scott

Andrew & Nicole Haigh

2007

Robbie Preston, Paula Shingler

Mark Freeman, Darleen Cheney, James Hayward

2008

Heather Logie, Mark McDonald

Andrew & Nicole Haigh

2009

Andrew & Nicole Haigh

Simon George, Paula Shingler

2010

Jess Baker, Richard Green

Tasmin Barnes, Richard Robinson

2011

Glenn Horrocks, Lisa Grant

Anthony Morgan, Kim Van Netten

2012

David Baldwin, Julie Quinn, Ben Greenwood

Andrew & Nicole Haigh

2013

Gill Fowler, Joel Mackay

Andrew & Nicole Haigh

2014

Carolyn Matthews, Malcolm Roberts

Clare Lonergan, Kieran MacDonell

2015

David Baldwin, Julie Quinn

Andrew & Nicole Haigh

2016

Joanna Sinclair, Philip Whitten

Andrew & Nicole Haigh

2017

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Here’s some other interesting things about this trophy:

  • When the Paddy Pallin Orienteering Contest was conceived there were only two trophies: the Open and the Mixed categories.
  • It’s unusual in that (generally) the plaques record the top two We usually only show the winning team.

There’s one special feature that links the trophy to the 2017 Paddy Pallin Rogaine. 

It’s decorated with an old map and compass.

Phil Whitten, the coordinator and course setter for this year’s event, has noted that the map is actually part of the Arthursleigh property.  The map seems to be scaled at 1-inch to the mile with 50-foot contours, but the grid spacing doesn’t seem to be either half-mile or a km.

An interesting snippet of information, and a sneak peek at some of this year’s Paddy Pallin Rogaine course…

3 Responses to The Paddy Pallin Rogaine Mixed Teams Trophy

  1. Andy Macqueen 14/06/2017 at 4:08 pm says:

Interesting history! I presume the map on the trophy was based on an army 1:63,360 map, in which case the grid spacing used was 1000 yards (3000 feet). Not really handy for orienteering or rogaining!

  • Reddall Leslie 15/06/2017 at 5:53 pm says:

I am sure that “L Thompso” 1974, was Lyn Thompson (now Lyn Williams) and R Bonny morphed into Robyn Tuft, who is amongst this years entries along with Peter, also listed in 1975.

  • Bronwyn Batten 23/06/2017 at 4:32 pm says:

A nice reflection on the history of the Paddy and the relationships documented on the trophy. Paul and I came second in 2002 and married later that year. Andrew and Nicole Haigh get top marks for consistency!

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