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An interview with 2018 Tasmanian Rogaining Championships winners Antonlya Bachvarova and Andrew Smith about their experiences at the New Zealand Rogaining Championships and Tas Champs: http://nswrogaining.org/wpblog/2018/12/12/48-hours-of-rogaining/

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.

2018 was a good year for us: six 24-hour rogaines (including the 29 hour Bush Search and Rescue NSW Navshield). It was going to be five, ending with the NZ Champs in Dunedin, but with the horrible weather combined with the rugged terrain it turned into the toughest we’ve ever done. Back in Sydney two days later, still bummed with our performance, we made a last-minute decision to enter ‘Return of the Oysters Rogaine’ the following weekend.

24hr event winners Toni Bachvarova and Andrew Smith

24hr event winners Toni Bachvarova and Andrew Smith

We flew to Hobart after work Friday night, had a comfortable sleep in a lovely B&B in Sorell, picked up some treats from the Dunalley bakery Saturday morning.

The 2018 Australasian Rogaining Champs were held at Manumbar in SE Qld on the 25th and 26th of August. Rogaining Tasmania was represented by a small team of enthusiasts.

Gary Carroll and Bernard Walker - pre-start
Gary Carroll and Bernard Walker - pre-start

Ciara Smart and Nic Pittman

Ciara Smart and Nic Pittman