NSW Rogaining Association

"Your Guide to Rogaining in NSW"

G'day Rogainers,

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Minigaine 2017 Results here...

Thank you to the 310 happy people who fronted up to the shores of Cronulla for the 2017 Minigaine. From all accounts it was a great event, involving a diverse mix of coastal scenery, suburbia and sand dunes, on a slightly warm but perfect autumn day.

There were some excellent performances which space does not permit me to list, but it is particularly worth noting that Andrew Hill collected the total available 2200 points with just 3 minutes to spare, taking the overall win. Andrew Brown similarly visited all the controls, finishing a mere 54 seconds before the finish siren. Also shout out to family team winners Hugh and Jamie Stodart (pictured below), whose spectacular score of 1740 put them third in the Teams Division.

There were some complications with the results – Control #84 was impacted by a (loser) member of the public, and our controls were still in Summer Time which meant teams weren’t penalised for being late. These faults have been reviewed and corrected, so you might want to recheck your results on the Minigaine website.

And while you are online, look at Chris Stevenson's and Julian Ledger’s entertaining reports in our NSWRA Forum.

To assist us continuing to deliver quality events, we would appreciate you spending a few minutes filling out a short survey to tell us what you thought of the Minigaine. Fill out the Survey here...

Thank you to course setter Steve Ryan and coordinator Gill Fowler, and all the other volunteers, for their hard work before, during and after the event!


The AGM was held to coincide with the end of the Minigaine. Although the 2017 committee largely remains the same as last year, we have now formally elected Trevor Gollan (pictured, above) into the NSWRA Presidency, after Gill announced her decision to “step down” to the Vice Presidency after five distinguished years of service. We would also like to welcome Ciara Smart (below) who generously raised her hand to join the committee this year

The meeting minutes and other documents are available here...

Australian Champs 2017 – Sat-Sun 6/7th May Entries are now open

This year’s Australian Rogaining Championships, hosted by ACTRA, are in NSW, near Cooma. Entries are open, and everyone is welcome, whether you have been rogaining since the beginning of time or it is your first event.

It's set in great open eucalypt forest, and you might even spot a koala on the course! There is also a bus being run from Sydney to the event, which you can book when you enter.

We would particularly like to encourage University and TAFE Students who would like to enter as a team representing their institutions to compete for the Intervarsity Championships. NSWRA is offering subsidy for entry and travel for a team of students enrolled at the same university or TAFE to compete for the IV titles. Email Gill by 4th April with your team details if you are keen to represent NSW.

“Karst Irony” Autumngaine 12/6hr - 20th May Entries are open here...

This year the Autumngaine 12/6-hour is in the Southern Highlands at Bungonia Caves, featuring spectacular scenery and easy walking on the tops, big valleys and limestone for the adventurous, and open forest throughout.

To the shock horror of rogaining purists, we will start the competition from 11am, (rather than noon). This will provide an extra hour of daylight for the 12-hour teams, and make it easier for 6-hour teams to drive home after their excursion and dinner.

Ted Woodley receives the Warwick Marsden Award 2017

After the Minigaine Gill acknowledged the ongoing and exemplary efforts of Ted Woodley in the last few years, most notably in organising and setting the last four Metrogaines, aka the 2014 Hornsbygaine and the Lane Cove Trilogy.

Warwick Marsden was a major influence in NSW Rogaining in the 80’s and 90’s, encouraging participation, volunteering and the social aspects of our sport. The Award honours Warwick’s memory and allows us to thank and applaud people who similarly give their energy and enthusiasm.

Well done, Ted.

Call for Volunteers

No Volunteers = No Rogaines. It’s pretty simple.

Volunteering is a great way to ensure the continual running of quality NSWRA events. If you think you can spare a few hours before, during or after an event please see the volunteers calendar and if you’d like to put your hand up, or know more about roles, please get in touch with Graham.

“My fellow rogainers: ask not what your rogaining association can do for you – ask what you can do for your rogaining association.”
- Graham Field, NSWRA Volunteer Coordinator

Event Calendar

Our events calendar can be found here...

Tristan White

Publicity Officer

NSW Rogaining Association


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