SEQ Rogaining Bulletin – August 2023

In this bulletin:

  • Dawn Nav Bonus Round
  • Entries Open in the Woodford Wanderings Cyclegaine
  • Raid events update
  • Recent results updates
  • ARC2023 – Goobang NP, NSW
  • Australasian Champs – NZ
  • WRC2023 Results
  • MTBO Events

Dawn Nav Bonus Round this Sunday

A special ‘bonus round’ of Dawn Nav will start at the Regatta Hotel on Sunday 13th August. There will be three 60-minute MapRun runs back-to-back, traversing the city from the Regatta Hotel to the Apollo Road ferry terminal in Bulimba.

Here are the details for the three runs:
1) Start at the Regatta at 6am, finish at South Bank ferry terminal at 7am
2) Start at South Bank ferry terminal at 7am, finish at New Farm Park ferry terminal at 8am
3) Start at New Farm ferry terminal at 8am, finish at Apollo Road ferry terminal at 9am
The map for each run will be available at the run’s start location from 5 minutes before the start.

To return to the start, there is the option of taking the 9:05am ferry from Apollo Road ferry terminal back to the Regatta (arriving at 10:12am). Or you could arrange a pickup, or even do a car shuffle with another Dawn-Navver.

Another twist – you can use the CityCat ferry services during any of the three legs of the event. Useful ferry options will be shown on each of the three maps. You will need to take at least one ferry so please bring your Go Card.

Everyone is welcome! No experience necessary. Run as an individual or as a team. If you need an explanation of how it all works, just ask on the day.

Please register here:…/brisbanedawnnavseries9bo…

Entries Now Open in the Woodford Wanderings Cyclegaine – 2 September

Entries are now open in the ‘Woodford Wanderings’ 3/6hr Cyclegaine, to be held on 2nd September. Check out the scenic Glasshouse Mountains and try not to get too lost in the maze of forestry trails and single track! There will be the option of camping at the Hash House, plus toilets, showers, and the option of a dip in a lake at the end of the event. Guaranteed to be a fun and great value day out!

Enter here.

Raid Adventures Event Updates

Mojo Raid – 26 August
Entries are still open in this year’s Mojo Raid, which will return to the Perserverance Dam area.

Urban Rogue – 1st December
Entries are also now open in the Urban Rogue.

Traversing the Cauldron Rogaine – 8-9th July – Results

Congrats to all participants in the Traversing the Cauldron Rogaine that was held on 8-9 July. The weather was perfect and the terrain was a great mix of grassy rolling hills and forested ridges. Here are the results:

In the Queensland 24hr Championship event, Liam St Pierre and Paul Guard won the Overall and Veteran trophies, Christine Perry and Anthony Pohlner won the Mixed category, and Kim Piercy and Penny Spiers won the Women’s trophy.

Big thanks go to Suwati and her team of wonderful volunteers for pulling the event together so capably. And huge thanks to the Ironpot Farmers Hall for the delicious catering and to all of the generous landholders who enabled the event to take place.

We also made the local news!

Rogainer of the Year 
The leaderboards for the male and female SEQ Rogainers of the Year have been updated to include the results from the 24hr. Check out where you are placed, and plan your next move!
Male Leaderboard 
Female Leaderboard 

2023 QRA Event Calendar and Volunteering
Here is the event calendar for 2023 – which events will we see you at? Please remember, QRA is completely run by its volunteer members – by entering a QRA event you become a member of the association, and we ask that each member makes a contribution to at least one event during the year. In many cases it won’t prevent you from competing. It’s 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. We’re also starting to plan for next year’s events and would love to hear from you if you would like to lead the organisation of an event.

QRA 2023 Events:

  • 28 Oct – Metrogaine – Redcliffe
  • Xmas Rogaine and BBQ – TBA

Australian Rogaining Champs (ARC2023) – Goobang NP, NSW
NSW Rogaining Association will host the next Australian Rogaining Championship on 30 September / 1 October 2023. The venue is Goobang National Park between Parkes and Orange. The event also serves as the 2023 Intervarsity Championships.
Remember, the Australian Champs are open to everyone! You don’t need to be an elite to enter. It’s just a good fun, high quality event, open to all.
There is an event website with some information on the transport options, and entries are open.

A free trip to the Australian Championships is available for one lucky University team!
The NAMSF is again making it possible for one team representing a Queensland university to travel for free to the Intervarsity Rogaining Championships in NSW (held as part of the Australian Rogaining Championships). If you are a university student and keen on rogaining – get in touch!
Australasian Rogaining Champs – NZ
Every five years or so, the Australasian Champs is held in beautiful New Zealand. This is one such year! The 2023 Australasian Rogaining Champs will be held on 16-17 December near Tekapo on the South Island of NZ. 
The photos look superb, and the course setter has promised it is some of the best rogaining terrain he’s found in NZ. Again, this event is open to everyone, so don’t miss out. Entries are now open.

World Rogaining Champs (WRC2023) – California
Congrats to the Queenslanders who competed in the World Rogaining Champs on 29-30 July! Rod Gray, Richard Robinson and forever-Queenslander Thor Egerton were all successful in winning their categories, while Robin Spriggs earned 2nd place in hers. Congrats also to Tamsin Barnes, Hamish Dixon and Morag Stewart.
Check out all the Australian results:

Upcoming MTBO Events

The Australian MTBO Champs are being held in SEQ in September. Bulletin 1 is available in Eventor:

  • Friday 8th September
    – Boondall Mass Start MTBO
    Mass starts by Age Class and with up to 3 maps, at an entertainment venue.
  • Saturday 9th September
    – Alexandra Hills Sprint Distance MTBO
    A Sprint event around a school and TAFE campus.
    – Alexandra Hills Middle Distance MTBO
    A Middle distance event around a bush reserve with a complex network of MTB trails.
  • Sunday 10th September
    – Redland Bay Long Distance MTBO
    A Long Distance event around a bush reserve with a complex network of MTB trails.

Hope to see you at a rogaine soon.

On behalf of your rogaining committee,
Paul Guard
QRA Communications