SEQ Bulletin – November 2021

2022 Event Calendar & Volunteering Opportunities
The QRA is busy planning an exciting calendar of events for 2022 – save these dates in your diary. Which events will we see you at?

  • 13 February – Paddlegaine
  • 5 March – Upside Down Rogaine
  • 26 & 27 March – Training Day & 3hr Mini Rogaine
  • 9 April – Cyclegaine
  • 28 May – 8hr Rogaine
  • 16-17 July – 24hr Rogaine
  • 13 August – 6/12hr Rogaine
  • 29 October – Metrogaine

We are seeking volunteers to help us bring these events to you. For example, can you help us with flag hanging, logistics or administration for the paddlegaine or mini rogaine? If so, please email volunteer@qldrogaine.asn.au. Volunteering is a lot of fun, you learn heaps about rogaining and we have many experienced hands to support you if you are a little unsure, so give it a go.
 
Next Event – The Urban Rogue – 3 Dec
It’s just over four weeks until the Urban Rogue! Get your team together to explore the Friday night lights of Brisbane city with up to four team mates. Go hard for the win or turn it into a glorified pub crawl. Returning for the ninth year in a row, teams will be treated with a new base map with a twist.
Get your entries in here: https://raidadventures.com/the-urban-raid
 
Vaccination Encouragement
Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your fellow rogaining community against COVID-19. If you’re yet to get yours, head to one of the vaccination locations today – find your nearest one on the QLD Health website or the National Vaccine Clinic Finder.
 
Motorcycle Hill Climb History
Some interesting history has been uncovered by Tony Howes when setting the Brisbane Dawn Nav event in Bardon. The slope above the rogaining club gear shed in Purtell Park was once used for extreme motorcycle hillclimbing competitions, apparently!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOgUzl0chPQ
 
Did you encounter leeches at the metrogaine?
A few competitors in the recent Tamborine Mountain Metrogaine may have had an encounter with one or more leeches, particularly if they ventured deeper into one of the rainforest areas.
Leech bites are not dangerous or painful, just annoying. For some great tips on protecting yourself from leeches, or removing a leech, see https://www.racq.com.au/living/articles/How-to-remove-a-leech
 
Woodford MTBO – 14 Nov
The last MTBO for 2021 will be in the pine forest just outside Woodford, west of Caboolture, on Sunday 14th November. Tony Bryant has planned Middle Distance courses with winning times expected to be around 60 minutes. There’ll also be a 60 minute Score course, with an earlier than normal start window planned, to keep riders out of the midday sun. The assembly area is adjacent to the Woodford Pool, so you’ll have the option of a cool swim after the event.
For all the info and to enter visit… mtbo.com.au

 
On behalf of your rogaining committee,
Peter Blyton
QRA Communications

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