Kome along to kunanyi kapers on Sunday May 19 for 6 or 3 hours of rogaining goodness with the bonus of a hash house only 10 minutes from Hobart CBD. You can sleep in and still make the 10am start. There's no lengthy drive home afterwards, meaning less time in the kar stewing about why you couldn't find checkpoint 100. (You won't be able to blame it on the map or the checkpoint setting - this event will be mapped and vetted to an inch of its life). The rogaine will kover the forest and established network of tracks and suburban fringe stretching across the front of Mt Wellington - from Mt Nelson in the south to Tolosa St Reservoir in the north. There will be excellent views of Hobart, the ever-tempting lure of the pub at Fern Tree and koffee van at The Springs. For those so inclined there will be plenty of opportunities to get some ascent and descent, but there will also be options to take routes that sidle across the hill.
Planning and preparation is continuing for the Australasian Rogaining Championships to be held 9-10 November at St Helens.
Keen klipboard kaptains kalled-for!
The 2019 Intervarsity Champs will NOT be held in conjunction with the 2019 Australasian Rogaining Champs due to potential clashing with exam and study time. The event this year will be held in conjunction with the ACT Champs on 18-19 May 2019.
The Nigel Aylott Memorial Sports Foundation is providing funding to cover travel costs for one team from each state. For the chosen Tasmania team, the subsidy will be $1100. This is a competition between institutions so team members must all be from the same TAFE campus or university.
2018 was a good year for us: six 24-hour rogaines (including the 29 hour Bush Search and Rescue NSW Navshield). It was going to be five, ending with the NZ Champs in Dunedin, but with the horrible weather combined with the rugged terrain it turned into the toughest we’ve ever done. Back in Sydney two days later, still bummed with our performance, we made a last-minute decision to enter ‘Return of the Oysters Rogaine’ the following weekend.
24hr event winners
We flew to Hobart after work Friday night, had a comfortable sleep in a lovely B&B in Sorell, picked up some treats from the Dunalley bakery Saturday morning.