SEQ Bulletin – March 2022

Next events – training day & mini rogaine
Entries are now open in the always popular training day & mini rogaine events. Both events will be run out of the Bellbird Grove Picnic Area, and will be held on consecutive weekends:

The training day is aimed at both novice and semi-experienced rogainers. The day will be adapted to the number of participants, and their level of navigation experience. The day will consist of both theory and hands on exercises. Topics to be covered include Navigation, Course Planning, Nutrition and lots more. Many thanks to Dave Firman for once again generously putting the training day together.

The mini rogaine is perfect for beginners, family teams, and seasoned racers alike. Will you tackle the lower parkland areas, or for the more adventurous, head into the steeper bushland and put your fitness and navigation skills to the test?

Helpers are needed! We are seeking some assistance with:

  • Proficient rogainers to help as tutors during the training day – this is primarily to provide one-on-one help during the armchair exercises. Please contact David if you can assist.
  • For the day of the mini rogaine, to help with setting up, directing car parking and admin. Please contact Fiona if you can assist.

Krankin’ Round Killarney Cyclegaine – 9 April – entries open
Riders looking for a challenge under some big open skies will enjoy the wide open farmlands around Killarney, near Warwick on the Darling Downs. There’ll be some big points to chase and some big distances to cover for attempting to clear the course. Entries are now open, so assemble your team! Enter here.

Killarney Sprints MTB Orienteering – 10 April – after the long distance of Saturday why not try a sprint length event around the quiet streets of Killarney. The MTBO Club will have 3 line courses and a scatter course set-up to try your urban bike nav. You can ride solo, with your cyclegaine team or in a family group. Winning time will be around 25-30min, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the Killarney sights after that. For all the info and to enter online head over to the event page in Eventor.

Need a mapboard for the cyclegaine? Mapboards are available for hire, as well as MIRY mapboards available for purchase. See Craig Steffens at the Killarney Cyclegaine or Narangba MTBO this Sunday 13 March.
Pumicestone Paddlegaine Results
Congrats to all participants in the Pumicestone Paddlegaine on 13 Feb! And a big thanks to Sue and her team of wonderful volunteers for making it happen.

It was a close contest but the overall winners were Rogue Adventure (Liam St Pierre and Dave Schloss), followed by Gary Sutherland and Clint Falla in 2nd and Paul Navarro and Scott Wildman in 3rd. Winning mixed team was Ross McKinnon and Erin Appleton, and winning women’s team was Amie Munson and Cass Kimlin.

Full results here.
PreRogueative Results
The results of the PreRogueative 2022 edition are now published on the QRA web page. Check out all the great photos and team reports posted on the results page.

Congrats to overall winners of the Premier Category, Tiger Adventure (Trev, Kylie, Etienne, Trent). Second place in the Premier category went to Out All Night (Nick and Jeremy) and third place to MRM Racing (Ross and Matt).
Winners of the Open (non-packrafting) category were Tiger Surprise (Lee, Wayne, Amanda and Luke).
The 12hr winners were Guardian Angels (Bevan and Amanda), with a very respectable 820 points (highest points per hour of all teams).
All of the members of these teams won a commemorative mug.

A big thank you to Paul for putting together such a unique event, and to Mark for putting in a great effort with the course setting, map design and logistics assistance. Thanks also to the rest of the fantastic volunteer team – Jill, Steve and Neil.
Raid Adventures update
The Raid Adventures team are excited to announce an all new race – the Escape Raid – along with updates from all other events planned this year.
World Rogaining Champs
Are you planning to go to the World Rogaining Champs (WRC) in the Czech Republic on 26-27 August 2022? The event organisers are trying to estimate the possible number of teams who will enter and this is challenging given travel with COVID restrictions has been so difficult and with the unfortunate situation with two of our keen rogaining countries in Europe.

If you are interested in participating, please contact, Julie Quinn (International Rogaining Federation Vice-President) via email by 11 March. Expressing your interest does not commit you to entering!
Australasian Rogaining Champs
ARC2022 will be held in the Pyrenees Ranges, near Avoca VIC, on 8-9 October 2022.
On behalf of your rogaining committee,
Peter Blyton
QRA Communications

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