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State Championships - A novice perspective

My name is Sef and this is my story about a geocacher who wants to be a rogainer.

I have a 15 year old son, Callum, who three years ago could not think of anything worse than hiking in inhospitable terrain.

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Visitors take on the South Aussies

‘Nick, do you reckon we’re in the outback yet?’ asks my team-mate Jackson.

‘Nah, I think you’re meant to know you’re there when you get there’ I reply.

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Australasian Rogaining Championships 2017

The Australasian Rogaining Championships were held on 11-12 February near Waikaia, in the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand. My sister, Karen, and I flew into Queenstown, and took the two-hour bus ride through verdant rolling hills to the Hash House site, nestled between very large hills (small mountains?) dotted with sheep.

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Team 116 - "Croweaters" in the 2015 Australian Championships

The Tortoise and the Contours

By Craig Colwell


This was the rogaine we definitely were not going to do, not because we didnt want to, but because of finances, work commitments, lack of holidays, etc. etc. etc. Plus, only two months ago during the World Championships in Finland, we said that we would never do another 24 hour all-nighter. But here we were at the airport, with heaps of luggage on our way to the Capertee National Park in NSW, because this was superb rogaining country, according to the pre-event hype.


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Matters of the heart

My ideal rogaine preparation involves a schedule of some months of regular and frequent running, hiking and generally replicating the physical stresses of a rogaine. In the lead up to the 2015 edition of the Spring 12 hour this didnt happen. Obligations, temptations, frustrations, life and other inconveniences conspired against my grand preparation designs. Going into the last days before the event all Id managed was a few short runs in the park. Ah well, I figured at least I wasnt suffering any major illnesses or injuries: my sometimes troublesome knees werent bothering me, I was finally rid of an annoying plantar wart and apart from a mild chest cold I was, I thought, in okay health. The cold had lingered for a while and half threatened to become bronchial so I thought maybe a dose of antibiotics was in order. I booked an appointment with the GP.

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