ACTRA’s 4th of July Winter 4 hour ‘Rob Roygaine’. This year we were back in the Rob Roy Nature Reserve just south of Tuggeranong for the first time for 10 years.
First time rogaine course setter, David Poland, came up with a devious tight course making the most of the steep slopes and views of the region.
The Hash House was on private property accessed from the Monaro Highway.
Thank you for entering the 2021 ACTRA Winter 4 Hour rogaine. Team leaders, make sure that everyone on your team reads this whole document carefully.
Please bring to the event a printed and completed indemnity form located here. Check the team list for the event on the home page to ensure that all details for your team including category are correct. If incorrect, please contact the Event Contact prior to the event.
The Hash House is located at the property known as ‘Rose Hill’ (but signposted 'Rob Roy' on the gate) on the Monaro Highway, just south of Canberra. We have permission to enter the farm land on foot, but parking is only available near the highway (see below).
Parking space is limited, so please consider car pooling if it is safe for you to do so.
The start/finish and large ACTRA marquee/catering will be 400-500m from the parking area - allow enough time to walk there for the start at 10.00am.
Heading south from Canberra, travel 7.8km from the Monaro Highway/Johnson Road junction. You will pass the Royalla Solar Farm (on your right) then come to the junction with Old Cooma Road (on your left). The entrance to the HH site is immediately after this junction, on the right hand side of the highway, but there is NO dedicated turning lane from the highway into the property (the turning lane marked there is for the northbound traffic turning into Old Cooma Road).
DO NOT QUEUE ON THE HIGHWAY to turn right into the property. Continue on and do a U-turn where it is safe to do so. There are a number of places where you can safely pull over on to the left hand verge then turn back without crossing solid/double lines. Take care as oncoming traffic is travelling at high speed.
When you turn off the highway, go straight ahead across the concrete ford and park as directed on the left and right between the ford and the landowner’s residential fence.
Once that car parking is filled, overflow parking is available back beside the service road next to the highway - not further onto the private property.
Please do not block the service road itself as it is used by other adjacent rural lessees.
When you leave again, please drive out of the formed roadway, not straight onto the highway from the grassed area.
The event will commence by way of a mass start at 10.00am sharp on Sunday 4 July, with a novice briefing at 9.40am and a final briefing at 9.50am. Registration will open at 8.30am.
The registration tent will be just beyond the car park so you can collect maps to do route planning in your cars if you wish. As parking space is limited, if you want to set up tables and chairs, please set up near the registration tent not in the car park. You can walk the 400-500m to the marquee if you want to do your preparation there ready for the start.
Toilets will be closer to the start than to the car park.
To register, one person only per team to register and collect maps. That person will need to:
Electronic scoring: As this event is using the Navlight system of scoring, each team member will be issued with wristbands and tags upon registration.
You will also be given pre-marked maps, control descriptions, course setter's notes and a small copy of the map to be used as a flight plan. We recommend that you arrive at least an hour prior to the start of the event to allow enough time for final preparations and route planning. Each team must mark their intended route showing direction of travel on the flight plan and hand it in before starting.
REMEMBER There will be a 400-500m walk to the start (depending on where you have parked), so please allow enough time to get there for the briefing.
There will be one SRA4 map, 1:25,000 with 10 m contour interval. Magnetic north lines are marked on the map. Out of bounds areas are marked in purple shading. The course setters notes and control descriptions have been printed on the back. The altitude ranges from approximately 780 to 1020 m.
The map is printed on Teslin paper which is very tough and generally does not need to be covered in contact.
Wooded areas are generally clear navigating, but in watercourses and open fields you may well find significant thistle/prickly vegetation. Leg cover is recommended. Recent rain has made the steep terrain and the foot and vehicle tracks quite slippery, and more rain is forecast for the weekend of the event, so a change of clothes including footwear for after the event is also recommended.
Please bring enough water for Hash House use and for at least 3 hours on course. There are no water drops on the course. We do not recommend drinking any water found on the course without sterilisation.
Camping is not available at the HH for this event.
Please bring your own plate, bowl, cup and cutlery to enjoy the afternoon tea style Hartley catering - hot soup, cheese toasties, hot drinks and cakes will be available.
Other items we recommend that you carry/wear
Mobile phone coverage is good across the lower/open and higher parts of the course, but patchy in the denser wooded hillsides.
The Hash House numbers will be 0401 994975 or 0417 148006 - both printed on the map.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no printed results will be available on the day but we will endeavour to present prizes to the winners of each category and certificates to the place-getters of most categories. This is dependent on final numbers and will be announced on the day. Presentations will take place as soon as practicable after the end of the event.
Food and drinks will be available from 12.30pm. Please bring your own plate and utensils.
Stephen Goggs 0401 994975
|Setters and Vetters||David Poland, Toni Brown, Jonathan Miller|
|General Help||Grant Battersby, Tony Slatyer|