Get your entries in now – the annual foot and bike mini-rogaine is for everyone! A mountain bike has been advisable for some previous MTBNav events, but a hybrid bike will do just fine for this exploration of Hobart’s eastern suburbs, parks and bushlands. In fact, if you are happy to be classed as “non-competitive” you can ride an e-bike! The important thing is to participate, to get out in the winter sunshine with friends, and maybe discover a few new quiet corners around Greater Hobart.

This year the event starts and finishes at the Montagu Bay Scout Hall and covers the streets, hills and reserves in Howrah to Geilston Bay and Mornington to New Town. Teams of 2 to 5 people can enter either the 3 or 5 hour event.

More details and entry are now open via our website.  

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This year’s 24 hour Tasmanian rogaine will be held on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd of December, so mark your diaries now.  “Run Rheban Run” is also referred to as the Tasmanian State Rogaining Championship 2017, but don’t let that put you off – it is for everyone, and there is always the 8 hour option. Get your team together now so that perfect team-mate doesn’t go and organise something else on that date.  

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How about a mini (3 hour) rogaine in the Kingston area on the afternoon of Saturday 3rd February? Instead of catering, a BYO barbie at Browns River beach afterwards. Do you want to set the course? Course setting is very satisfying, and this event has none of the organisational effort required of a bigger event. Contact Gary () if you are interested.

 

We would love to have someone to provide ideas and help in promoting rogaining and especially letting more people know what events are on. We have made a start on flyers for shops and community groups, and have a Facebook page, but how, for example, do we reach Outdoor Ed programmes and running groups? If you think you might be able to help, contact Gary () to discuss.

At the 2016 AGM held in December Nick Bowden stepped down after 10 years as Rogaining Tasmania’s president. We are all grateful for Nick’s dedication and guidance during his reign. Nick will remain on the committee where his experience and detailed knowledge of apparently every landowner in Tasmania will be invaluable, and he’ll be busy as one of the key organisers for the 2019 Australian Championship, which Tasmania will be hosting. Thanks also to Nicole Carpenter who has left the committee after serving 6 years as secretary.

The new committee is a great mix of new and old (experience-wise). General committee members are Rod Bilson (Equipment / Membership), Brendan Hey (Mountain Bike), Nick Bowden, Liz Canning, Hugh Fitzgerald, Peter Tuft and

Robyn Tuft.  Sally Wayte is Secretary, Jeff Dunn (newsletter editor) and Adele Winslow are the Vice Presidents. Ross Kelly continues as Treasurer. John Dawson will continue handling the website and newsletter distribution. Gary Carroll is the incoming president and he is hoping that it won’t be for the next 10 years.