Sunday 4 August, 2013

Eastern Shore, Hobart

Rogaining Tasmania invites you to compete in the ACME Metrogaine (August Clarence Metrogaine Event) to be held in Hobart's eastern suburbs on Sunday 4 August. The course setters are Andrew Barber and Debbie Bourke

There will be a choice of events – six hours starting at 11am and three hours starting at 2pm. Scoring will be done by answering multiple choice questions about a feature at the control point. Points will be deducted if more than 3 wrong answers are given. There are around 75 control points scattered around Howrah, Bellerive, Mornington, Rosny and Lindisfarne, providing numerous route choices.

The event will start and finish at the Clarence Senior Citizens Centre, 17 Alma Street, Bellerive. There is plenty of parking at the back of the Centre, and plenty of tables and chairs available for course preparation.

The map will be printed on two A3 sheets, scale 1:10000. It will be available at 9:30am.

Event time table:
9:30am - Maps available
10:30am - Novice instruction available
10:45am - Event briefing
11:00am - Start of 6 hour event
1:30am - Novice instruction available
1:45pm - Event briefing
2:00pm - Start of 3 hour event
5:00pm - Finish of 3 and 6 hour events

Food and beverage, including soup, will be available after the event.

Entries must be made via EntryHUB. The entry fee will be: adults $25, concession (students, pensioners) $15 and families $50. The closing date for entries will be Monday 29th July.

It is requested each team carry a mobile telephone. Before the start of the event each team will be asked complete a form providing its number, an emergency contact for each team member and any medical conditions they would like first aid staff to be aware of in the event of an accident or emergency.

For further information about the event please contact Andrew Barber: or 0418 345 867

Sunday 17th November 2013

Overview

This even is still in the planning stage, but likely to be a 2 or 4 hour rogaine on bike or on foot, utilising some newly mapped areas around the Acton area between the Tasman Highway, Seven Mile Beach and Lauderdale.

This will be a MTBNav to match all capabilities. It is a Team Rogaine for two to five people where participants devise their own route to visit as many controls on the map and thus collect as many points as possible in the time available. This MTBNav is very suitable for less experienced riders wanting to try Mountain Bike Orienteering as the terrain gives relatively straight forward riding while retaining an offroad feel. Much of the riding is on bitumen roads and flowing dirt tracks and paths, many quite flat and with some hillier sections. A team that finds the riding or walking too tiring may concentrate more on traversing the flatter areas.

Teams need to be fully self sufficient with food and drinks, and carry first aid gear. Bike riders are encouraged to wear a jacket or vest on the outside that is light in colour and easily visible to vehicle drivers. Because of extensive private property, Sandford offers limited, but still enjoyable route choice for walkers, and thus walkers are encouraged to give the bike a go. Riders may only ride on formed roads, tracks and paths, whilst walkers can go wherever access is legitimate. In support of the aim to maximise off-road riding in an MTBNav event, where the Tangara Trail parallels the bitumen road, riders will be required to ride on the path and the road will be deemed out-of-bounds.

 

Entry

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August 26th, 2012

"An August Amble"

Overview

A great way to explore places you didn't even know existed, this event centres on Hobart's northern suburbs and will be a four hour event with a mass start at 11am.

Scoring will be done by answering questions about a feature at the control point or by matching a picture taken from it. There are around 60 control points scattered around Glenorchy, New Town and Moonah providing numerous route choices.

Where

The hash house will be at the Springfield Gardens Primary School, Ashbourne Grove, West Moonah.

There is limited parking in the school grounds.

Maps

An A3 sheet, scale ~ 1:27000, will be available at 9:30am . We have the use of the gymnasium so competitors may wish to bring their own tables/chairs to prepare their courses on.

Key Times

9:30am - Maps available

11:00am - Race Start

3:00pm - Race Finish

Light refreshments will be available after the event.

Entry

Entries can be made via Entryhub.  Teams must consist of two or more people.

Costs for the event are Adults $20, Students $15 and Families $40. Closing date for entries will be Sunday 19th August. 

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More Information

If you have any queries about the event please contact Rod Bilson -  or mobile 0419 376599.

 

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Sunday 24 March, 2013

 

Event Results are available here.

 

Overview

Virginstow is a network of roads, tracks and paths north of Parramatta Creek, just south of Sassafras and towards Devonport in northern Tasmania.

Course area is mainly plantation forest, with some native bush. The terrain is gentle to undulating and surfaces are smooth to rough, but it is suitable for both experienced and less experienced riders and walkers. There is a choice of a two or four hour event, either on bike or on foot. This is the first Rogaining Tasmania MTBNav event in northern Tasmania.

The event is a Team Rogaine for two to five people where participants devise their own route to visit as many controls on the map and thus collect as many points as possible in the time available. Teams need to be fully self sufficient with food and drinks, and carry first aid gear. Very good bike riding and walking are available in what is a very extensive plantation area.

While walkers may traverse the bush in this event, riders may only ride on formed roads, tracks and paths. Being a bush venue, a little riding or walking experience helps, however, less experienced participants can still enjoy the event by sticking to terrain with which they are comfortable. Start of the four hour is 10.30am and start of the two hour is 12.00 noon. Sportident electronic timing from Orienteering Tasmania will be used. Light refreshments will be provided from about 1.30pm with presentations at around 2.45pm.

Normally with an MTBNav, maps are available ninety minutes before start time to allow for route planning, however, for this event, on Thursday 21/3/13 the map as a pdf will be sent to each email address provided with the entries, wherever the person lives. This will enable everyone to route plan at home, and will facilitate travel time to the event. It means that participants can arrive at assembly closer to start time and be ready to begin. High quality printed copies of the map will still be available at assembly.

Entry

Entries close at midnight on Wednesday 20/3/13 and can only be submitted and paid for through the online EntryHUB system.

Cost is $35 per person, or $25 per person for a full time student aged 25 years or under, and includes the light refreshments afterwards. Children aged 10 years and under are free. A $10 deposit per Team for one e-Stick per Team for use with the Sportident timing system, that is refunded at the finish when the e-Stick is returned, applies to entrants without an existing e-Stick.

There are no late entries nor enter-on-the-day for this event. Enquiries may be directed to Mathew Patten on 6344 1567 or 0409 919 234, or at matt_dan1(at)bigpond.com.

Sunday 18th November 2012

Overview

With the choice of a two or four hour event, on bike or on foot, this is an MTBNav to match your capabilities. It is a Team Rogaine for two to five people where participants devise their own route to visit as many controls on the map and thus collect as many points as possible in the time available. This MTBNav is very suitable for less experienced riders wanting to try Mountain Bike Orienteering as the terrain gives relatively straight forward riding while retaining an offroad feel. Much of the riding is on bitumen roads and flowing dirt tracks and paths, many quite flat and with some hillier sections. A team that finds the riding or walking too tiring may concentrate more on traversing the flatter areas.

Course area is the roads and tracks from just south of Lauderdale to just north of the South Arm Neck. Most of the course is west of the South Arm Highway and includes Dorans Road, Rifle Range Road and Gellibrand Drive. The Tangara Trails provide extensive access between properties, and there is a public reserve behind Gorringes Beach on the shore of beautiful Mortimer Bay. The options of two and four hour durations will suit serious bike riders and runners wanting to test themselves, as well as social riders and walkers looking for an enjoyable outing. Assembly is the Clifton Riding Club arena near the northern end of Gorringes Beach, accessed 800 metres along the gravel section of Rifle Range Road.

Teams need to be fully self sufficient with food and drinks, and carry first aid gear. Bike riders are encouraged to wear a jacket or vest on the outside that is light in colour and easily visible to vehicle drivers. Because of extensive private property, Sandford offers limited, but still enjoyable route choice for walkers, and thus walkers are encouraged to give the bike a go. Riders may only ride on formed roads, tracks and paths, whilst walkers can go wherever access is legitimate. In support of the aim to maximise off-road riding in an MTBNav event, where the Tangara Trail parallels the bitumen road, riders will be required to ride on the path and the road will be deemed out-of-bounds.

 
 

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Ride Bellerive is supporting this event. Start of the four hour is 10.30am and start of the two hour is 12noon. Sportident electronic timing from Orienteering Tasmania will be used. Light refreshments will be provided from about 2.00pm with results presented at around 2.45pm.

Entry

Entries close at midnight on Wednesday 14/11/12 and can only be submitted and paid for through the online EntryHUB system when it comes available, accessible via the Rogaining Tasmania website at http://www.rt.asn.au/. Cost is $35 per person, or $25 per person for a full time student aged 25 years or under, and includes the light refreshments afterwards. A $10 deposit per Team for one e-Stick per Team for use with the Sportident timing system, that is refunded at the finish when the e-Stick is returned, applies to entrants without an existing e-Stick. There are no late entries nor enter-on-the-day for this event. Enquiries may be directed to Mark Hey at or on 6272 7233.

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