The Lindisfun 4-hour metrogaine has been run and won, although all the entrants were winners on the fun course in the ideal weather.
Congratulations to overall bike category winners Jeff Dunn and Ken McLean, and to the overall on-foot winners Hamish Lockett and Oskar Bucirde.
Bike winners - Jeff Dunn and Ken McLean
On-foot winners Hamish Lockett and Oskar Bucirde
By Peter & Robyn Tuft
To run more rogaines we need more people to run them, which means more people who can set a good course. So we organised a workshop for potential course setters on 10 October, feeling that we'd be pleased if a handful of people expressed interest. We were more than pleased when nine potential new setters turned up, together with old hands Gary Carroll, Bernard Walker, Sara Brain and Liz Canning. Having course-setting wisdom available from such a broad range of experience was a real bonus.
Peter Tuft, sharing his considerable wisdom!
The location was our bush block near Kettering, which was ideal because it had a nice meeting room (our lounge room, although a bit of a squeeze for the crowd) and a very good map (very conveniently produced previously as a test of Lidar-based vegetation mapping). Most of what we covered was focussed on bush events because they are the most challenging to set well, but we also touched on metrogaines and (very briefly) some other aspects of event organisation (you do realise that there is a whole lot more to organising a rogaine than just setting the course?)
Results for both events along with the 3 and 6 Hour winning routes are available HERE. Congratulations to Oskar Bucirde and Joseph Dickinson for collecting 50 checkpoints over 40kms to be first overall in the 6-hour. The 3-hour was a battle of the junior men, with Niko Stoner Jett McComb best on the day visiting 30 checkpoints over 23kms.
There are photos from the event at https://photos.app.goo.gl/FQviDt1MBRREDKPx9
Thanks to everyone for coming.
Lucy, Gary, Neil, Sue, Janet & the admin elves.