NSW Rogaining Association

"Your Guide to Rogaining in NSW"

Newsletter  -  4 July 2011

G'day Rogainers,

Just a reminder that entries are now Open for the next event on the Calendar;

Lake Macquarie 6 & 12 Hour (13 August 2011)

The Lake Macquarie Rogaine will once again be held in the western area of Lake Macquarie in the Watagan Mountains. The location for this years event is in the Heaton and Awaba State Forest Areas with the hash house at Freemans Waterhole and only 70 minutes north of Hornsby.   More info ...

University Bursary, University Championships (WA)

While we enjoy the Lake Macquarie Rogaine, our thoughts will also be with Lachlan and Arianne from UTS, who are off to compete in the University Rogaining championships in WA on the same weekend. Lachlan and Arianne were selected from NSW to receive the travel bursary from the Nigel Aylott Memorial Sports Foundation.

Paddy Pallin 6 Hour (19 June 2011)

The 48th annual Paddy Pallin rogaine was held on Sunday 19th June, and about 260 teams enjoyed a great day out in Belanglo State Forest. Results and some great photos are available online now.

Please have a look at the forum to see some comments from participants in the event. We'd be really interested to get some more feedback via the forum, generate some discussion about the event and about rogaining in general.  

Also a Route Gadget has also been set up for the event. There you can view other teams' routes and add your own.   http://garingal.com.au/cgi-bin/gadget3/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=195&kieli=

Lost & Found Items

Items from recent events are located here.  

Are you interested in Teaching Rogaining to School Children?

Are you interested in teaching rogaining to school children? We have recently had a request from a school teacher in rural NSW (about 4 h west of Sydney), who is wondering whether we have someone who would be prepared to go out to their school and teach about 20 15-16 year olds about rogaining. This could involved a talk and then perhaps a mini-rogaine (a couple of hours?) in a nearby national park/state forest - or even a metro-style event. If anyone would be interested in taking part in something like this, please get in touch with Joel (secretary@nswrogaining.org) to discuss how we might go about this.


Finally, Rogaining is a volunteer-run sport.   So if you have been enjoying the sport, think about helping out at an upcoming event.   Visit the volunteer page and/or contact our volunteer co-coordinator Ian Dempsey  ( volunteer@nswrogaining.org )  to find something that suits you.   Volunteers who make a major contribution to an event are rewarded by free entry (!) to a NSWRA organised Rogaine, or a contribution to a recognised training course (such as first aid or event management training).

Jason Tsui
for NSW Rogaining Association committee