"Back to the Bay" rogaine is cancelled (again)

We sadly announce the "Back to the Bay" rogaine is cancelled.

Just when we were all starting to get excited about a trip to the coast, public health advice in NSW around community sport just issued states "Cease activities that result in the mixing of participants and staff from different regions" for at least the next 6 weeks.

We hope to be able to reschedule this event some time in the future.

Last Chance to Enter Kowen Forest Rogaine

LAST CHANCE - just over 24 hours left (until 11.59pm Thursday) to enter the night event for the Kowen Forest rogaine on Saturday 15 August. NB ANU students: as IB has now been cancelled 😟 you may enter the night event if you want to (within our 100 person limit). Thanks to the nearly 100 people who have already entered on Sunday for the foot or cycle events - entries are now closed for that day. Final instructions are available from the event website this evening. As you can see from the attached photos you can expect it to be a bit wet under foot/tyre this weekend, so plan your wet weather gear appropriately. (Photos also give an indication of the COVID-safe contactless navlight mounting arrangement.) Everyone else: stay tuned for more information about a MapRun option once the event finishes on Sunday.



Night/Day/Cycle Rogaine at Kowen Forest

Yes we’re back-ish…for Free Days of Rogaining! The Night/Day/Cycle Rogaine at Kowen Forest on the weekend of 15/16 August is due to be our first 'real' rogaine since the Paddy Pallin event on 1 March. The COVID-19 situation remains somewhat fluid, so anything could still happen, but let’s assume it will all be right on the night. Speaking of COVID, in line with current Government restrictions we will be operating under our ‘Return to Play Plan’. Critically this affects the number of people who can gather at the start and finish of the event – we will be limiting entries to 95 (as the 5 organisers must also be included in our maximum of 100) people per event, so a) think about whether you want to enter the Night (Saturday – 5 hours), Day or Cycle (both Sunday – 6 hours) event/s and b) once entries open get in early! A MapRun alternative is also being planned.

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Note to ANU students – as there will be many teams wanting to use the event for IB training purposes, please DO NOT ENTER YET - CONTACT YOUR IB COACH FIRST.

We will also be implementing safe procedures for handing out maps and navlight punching. Please read your final instructions carefully when they come out. We will still provide maps and toilets, but sadly it means there will be no catering at the Hash House and no prize ceremony. On the plus side the event will be free for all entrants.

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Results of Kowen Forest Rogaine and Virtual Rogaine open

Great to see some new and some familiar faces over the weekend as rogaining started to return to "in-person" events. The event will now continue as a virtual MapRun event - there will be some maps available at Paddy Pallin, and the event will appear in the MapRunF app. Maps are available here in A3 size or 2 x A4 pages for printing, along with the course setters' notes and control descriptions

Saturday night had some drizzle and mist but cleared to a starry night. The calm conditions meant it didn't get too cold, but visibility made navigation challenging. Sunday was clear and sunny but with a steady breeze blowing. Conditions underfoot were damp and slippery with a bit of mud in places.

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A big thanks to all the volunteers who made the event happen. Stephen Goggs wrangling toilets and running admin, Jonathan Fearn, Ciaran Lane, Dane Roberts and Keira Banks for setting and hanging the controls on a great course, and Kelvin Peh for managing First Aid.


Foot/Cycle Virtual Rogaine at Kowen Forest

If you missed the Night/Day/Cycle Rogaine at Kowen Forest or just want to get out there again, you can do either a Foot or Cycle (both 6 hours) event.enter event

Jono Fearn and Ciaran Lane have set a great course with some fun riding on the remaining MTB trails and some enticing bush and pine forest for some cross country navigation on foot.

The virtual event will run until Monday 5 October. The pink marking tape for the control sites marks the locations.

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