The 2019 Australian Intervarsity Championships were held in May in conjunction with the ACT Championships near Merimbula NSW. Tasmania was represented by Sydney-based UTas students Ivan Koudashev and David King, and results are now published.
The 2020 Intervarsity Championship is likely to be held in conjunction with the Australasian Championships being held in South Australia, 9-10 May. A subsidy will be available to cover the cost of transport for a University of Tasmania team to compete. If you anticipate being a UTas student next year, you should be aware that applications for this subsidy will be called for early next year. If we get more than one application, recent performance during a 24 hr event will be the main selection criterion. The 2019 Australasian Championship to be held at St Helens in November will provide an ideal opportunity to obtain this experience.
David Hogg (ACT) has written an interesting history of the 50 years of intervarsity rogaining, going back to before the term rogaining was coined.
Results for this event have been posted
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.
Click this link to access the entry form. Entries close 11:59pm, Tuesday 14th May 2019.
Planning and preparation is continuing for the Australasian Rogaining Championships to be held 9-10 November at St Helens.
We are still looking for event volunteers, so please spread the word. If you are planning on entering, perhaps you have some family or friends who might be interested in coming along to support you and help out? Please contact to ask any questions or offer assistance.
Keen klipboard kaptains kalled-for!
Happy New Rogaining-Year.
The big event on the 2019 calendar, which I’m sure you are all training for, is the Australasian Championships which Rogaining Tasmania will be hosting on the weekend of 9-10 November. Planning is well underway for the Binalong Day And Night Rogaine. Bernard Walker has put in a huge effort to improve the base-map beyond what we get from government-supplied data. In particular, he has been examining aerial photography in fine-detail to get the tracks and varied vegetation correct as possible. His computer has been glowing red-hot from processing LiDAR data to generate accurate contours. Event Director Peter Tuft reports that some key volunteer positions are still vacant. We need people for hash house and campsite logistics, assistance with the catering at the All-Night Café (a second hash house), and an experienced first aid officer. Contact to assist.