The club’s first rogaining event was held on Sunday 24 June.
Rogaining is a team activity for people of all ages and levels of fitness. It is a orienteering type event and is a great way to explore around the local area (in this case Merimbula and Mirador). It involves navigating your way around on foot to various checkpoints within a set period of time.
The inaugural Urban Rogaine was a great success with all 13 teams enjoying themselves and exploring some of the more obscure features of Merimbula.
In the end, all teams opted for the 90min event and spread out all over town to the different checkpoints. Most teams chose to stick to the flatter areas of town and fishpen, with just a few spreading into the hillier areas. No-one attempted to reach the checkpoints in Mirador in the available time. One team took a very extreme shortcut in their course and actually swam across from Spencer park to Mitchies Jetty rather than run all the way around over the bridge (they are definitely braver than me in the winter conditions!)
- The results were:
- Lisa and the fur girls 840 points (including 50 bonus points)
- Short smart and speedy 660 points
- Heather Gee’s team 620 points
- No class all ass 620 points
- Bega vets 550 points
- Charlie’s Angels 480 points
- Kym O’Halloran & Lochie 470 points
- Gibbons girls 350 points
- Team Lane 350 points
- Long & short of it 330 points (including 50 bonus points)
- Roberts’ rockets 320 points
- No direction 290 points
- Elliot’s dragons 130 points
Congratulations to all those teams who participated and the organising crew (Michelle, Andy & Gus) who ensured the event was a success.
Given the interest, it looks like there will be more of these events in the future.