Nearly 20 years on from the last event in this location, the Rheban countryside once again offers sweeping views of Mercury Passage and Maria Island and a pleasant landscape for a 6 & 12 hour rogaine event. The course is all set, the vetters are applying the polish and entries will soon be open. Vast areas of impenetrable scrub have been excised from the course, leaving scenic and mostly runnable forest with some farm land in the mix. The 12-hour competitors should expect some climbs but those views make it worthwhile.
Rod started rogaining in 1998 and very quickly became involved in event organisation. He has been the lead organiser of 6 events, these are 2001 Me’an, 2003 Bangor Revisited, 2007 Picturegaine, 2010 Picturegaine, 2012 August Amble and 2013 Mt Murray. For the Mt Murray event he did the landowner contacts, the majority of the field work and drew the map as well.
Rogaine Tasmania stalwarts Ross Kelly, Rod Bilson and Adele Winslow at a frosty RT shed clean out in July 2017
A reminder that the AGM will commence after the presentations for the Metrogaine at the Blackmans Bay Hall (24 Ocean Esplanade) commencing at approximately 6:30pm, Saturday the 3rd of February 2018.
Rogaining Tasmania is run entirely by volunteers, so if you’d like to contribute, and have some fun doing it, please consider volunteering for a committee position or other role.
Entries are now open for our next event, the Kingborough Local Links Metrogaine, which will be a 3 hour event starting from Blackmans Bay on Saturday February 3rd. This will be a Question and Answer style event which promises to be a bit a summer fun to get you warmed-up for 2018. Event organisers are Kristin Raw, Sally Wayte and Darryl Smith.
Other Rogaining Tasmania events in 2018 will include a 6 and 12 hour event in Rheban on April 28th and a bike/on-foot event mid-year. We are looking at holding a bush event, possibly an 8 & 24 hr event, in late November.
For those of you wishing to experience rogaining outside of Tassie – The 2018 Australasian Champs will be held near Brisbane on the 25 & 26th of August. For more info go to http://www.qldrogaine.asn.au/qraonline/html/wp
You have just one week remaining to enter this event. Entries close on the night of Wednesday 5th of July. Since the deadline is so close to the event date, we won’t be accepting late entries.