Some personnel changes were made at the 2020 AGM held after the NW Hobart Socialgaine. Sadly, we are saying goodbye and thanks to our Secretary Sally Wayte who is now concentrating on Orienteering Tasmania responsibilities, and also to our Vice President and Equipment Officer Adele Winslow who is saying goodbye to RT committee duties after a mere 17 years. Thanks to Robyn Tuft for stepping into the role of Vice President and to Liz Canning who is our new secretary.
We’d like to welcome Ciara Smart to the committee. Ciara is one of RT’s top competitors. She has taken on the role of RT’s Australian Rogaining Association representative and is one of the organisers for the 2020 Vision Metrogaine.
We are creating a consolidated archive of maps for all previous RT events. If you have a box full of dusty unwanted rogaine maps that you would like to contribute to this project, please contact me. We can either keep the map for the library or scan the map and return it to you.
Please stay healthy. We want to see you, your family members and friends at rogaines when the pandemic is behind us.
NSWRA are producing an excellent series on gearing up for rogaining. You can read about
- What do you carry in a Rogaine?
- Hydration and Dealing with the Heat.
- Giving Dodgy Footwear the Boot.
- The Rogaining Fashion Parade.
- How Cool is Rogaining? (Warm Clothing & Dealing with the Cold)
As well as a questionnaire – Are you a serious rogainer?
There is a great deal of uncertainty as to what the future may hold, although it is very likely that the rate of infection will escalate as will restrictions imposed by authorities.
Running a rogaine, whether metropolitan or in the countryside, creates difficult health and logistical challenges. Holding an event during the outbreak is likely to attract drastically fewer entrants, but more importantly it would be socially irresponsible. We must do our part to slow the spread of the virus.
Rogaining Tasmania has little choice but to join the chorus of other organisations who will not be holding events for the foreseeable future. Events will resume as soon as practical after the restrictions and risks have passed.
Gary Carroll (RT President)
23 March 2020.
Well it’s all done. All the competitors returned, more-or-less on time, we did not have to search for anyone and no-one was hurt (other than blisters etc). The results have been finalised and published. It’s not all about winning, and everyone we spoke to seemed to have had a thoroughly enjoyable time regardless of their score. So what else is there? Just a wrap-up and particularly thanks. An extraordinary number of people and organisations contributed to this event, and all deserve recognition: