Inverary not Contrary. 2019 Spring 6/12 hr

19SpringBarkley sThe last event for 2019 is the Spring rogaine . It will be held on Saturday 12 October at the Bungonia plateau of Morton National Park and some adjoining private property. There will be 6 and 12 hour events starting from 11 am.

 

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The area is open and gently undulating native forest (my favourite). Also friendly local farmers have allowed access onto their very easy going paddocks and there are some firetrails. Check out the photos in the gallery. Barkley has been out there taking selfies at some of the control locations and has given his tick of approval - “Just like home” he said. It takes about 1.5 hours to drive from Canberra. There is free camping at the HH site on a flat grassy paddock and plenty of parking space.  The course is now set and vetted and Ron even saw a koala near 91. The HH is at 650m and the lowest point on the course is 550m.

Queries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0448 954 471  (At HH site from Friday morning, leave a message an I will get back to you)

 

Barkley finds new friends at the Metrogaine

kids in bushBarkley, the ACTRA koala mascot, ventured out with Jason and Alex Koerber (and dad Matt) at the recent Metrogaine. Here's how they spent their day.

kids with barkleyThe thing we love about rogaining the most is eating the race food. In fact, in the first 800 metres of the Metrogaine, we had consumed all of our race food. We blamed it on Barkley who had joined us for the day. Luckily for us, there were plenty of small shops scattered around the course, so we made a bee-line for the Swinger Hill shops and the ultimate in race food - Kinder surprises. After getting dad to construct our toys, we completed our loop of the Minigaine through Swinger Hill, and collected a few more checkpoints on the way home. We both loved collecting checkpoints, mainly to see the light flash when we used the navlight. We got carried away with this and held some teams up. Sorry about that. We both covered 7km on the day, not bad for a 5 and 3 year old. We can't wait for the next one. Jason and Alex Koerber

Congratulations to our World Champions!

Mixed Veterans podiumMixed Open podiumMens Youth podiumACT had several teams at the recent World Rogaining Championships held in La Molina in the Spanish Pyrenees. The standout performances were from Julie Quinn and David Baldwin who won Mixed Veterans and were second in Mixed Open placing 17th overall, and a very impressive debut on the world stage from Ben Rada Martin and Isaac Bell placing third in Men's Youth. Dane Roberts, Clare Lonergan and Kieran Macdonell were 11th in Mixed Veterans, Coleen and Colin Mock 7th in Mixed Ultraveterans.