This was definitely one of the most enjoyable events we have ever held. We owe a lot to the principal organisers Sally Wayte and Jeff Dunn, also to their helpers Peter and Robyn Tuft, John Hickey, John Dawson and Peter Cusick. Gary Carroll prepared the base map. The NPWS staff on the island were extremely helpful and supportive. Ian Johnston of Maria Island Walks provided invaluable assistance with his vehicle. Many competitors helped with check point marker collection after the event. It was a pity we had to limit numbers so not everyone who wanted to could compete.
The results together with split times can be viewed at http://act.rogaine.asn.au/navlight/RTas/MariaByMoonlight2016/html/results.html
Some stunning photographs taken by Silke Van Rooy can be viewed on the Rogaining Tasmania Facebook Page. Please feel free to post and share any photos you have on the event on the page as well.
Left at the event
A blue bag labelled "RACV" that was left at the camp ground. It contains a T shirt and a pair of shorts. Please contact Nick Bowden if it is yours.
Post Event Get Together and AGM
This will be a BYO BBQ to be held at Ross Kelly's house, 30 Caroline St, Dynnyrne commencing 6:30 pm on Friday 9 December 2016. Bring your own meat and drinks. Salads and desert will be provided.
The Rogaining Tasmania Annual General Meeting will be held at 8:00 pm. The agenda and proposed changes to the constitution are attached to this email.
Kellevie Foot and Bike Orienteering Event - Sunday 11 December 2016
It might not be rogaining, but it could be the next best thing - Orienteeting Tasmania are hosting a foot and bike orienteering event at Kellevie on Sunday 11/12/16.
The foot event will have starts between 9.30 am and 10.30 am, followed by a mountain bike event with starts from about 12 noon. Each event is solo, with two minutes between starters.
Our objective is for people to enjoy both events, those used to foot giving the bike a go, and those who ride giving foot orienteering a try. Course duration is geared to facilitate a person finishing two events. One entry fee will cover both events. As well, each event will be significant enough on its own to make it worthwhile making the trip to Kellevie to enter just the one event.
In the foot event, the Easy Course of 2.2 kms is designed for bike riders who may never have orienteered previously. It will be simple navigation based on map reading without the need for a compass. The Moderate Course of 3.1 kms and Hard Course of 3.8 kms are more difficult navigation, and aimed at orienteers with experience. For those who like a shorter course with harder navigation, there is a Senior Course of 2 kms.
In the bike event, the Shorter Course of 7 kms utilises four wheel drive tracks and the less technical single track, and is designed for those who are either less confident riding a bike off-road, or are new to bike orienteering. The Middle Course of 10 kms and Longer Course of 13 kms include technical tracks for the more experienced riders. All courses involve straight forward map reading to complete, and none will require the use of a compass.
The venue is the Kellevie Mountain Bike Park, used for a myriad of six hour, twelve hour, and other bike events. There is an extensive network of tracks and paths to ride, and a large, flat assembly arena. For the foot event, there is a good deal of open forest that is dotted with small, rocky outcrops.
Something for everyone as they say! Entry fee for an adult will be $17 if a non-member or casual member of OT, and $13 if a full member of OT. An additional $4 is required for those needing to hire a Sportident stick, which will be the mandatory electronic timing system used. Other entry fees will apply for juniors, concessions and families. Barbeque fare and cakes will be available for purchase. Enjoy a picnic lunch beside the Carlton River.
Liz Canning and Hugh Fitzgerald have offered to set an event next year. They will need assistance with course setting for it to go ahead. It is likely to be held at Rheban which means day trips are feasible. We need 4 more people prepared to commit to approximately 4 days field work. If you are interested, please contact Nick Bowden.
2017 Australasian Championship
The New Zealand Rogaine Association have recently opened entries to the 2017 Australasian Rogaine Champs to be held in Southland, New Zealand in mid-February next year (approximately 11 weeks from today). Online entry, event details and promotional photos are available at the event website now: http://www.rogaine.org.nz/arc2017/home.html
Don't forget our facebook group
Don't forget the Rogaining Tasmania Facebook Group for those who want to try and find event partners or ask those questions about upcoming events that you're not quite sure about. It's also where we will post updates in between newsletters about rogaining related matters and events in other States.
We'll still be sending out this newsletter, but if you're a regular facebook user, then please come on over and join us.