Tuesday, 9 October 2012

I Promise This Is Not A Test

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 with No comments
Song of the week: "Lethal Enforcer", by We Are Scientists.
From http://youtu.be/0jSUIK8Lvyw

Hello all,

I would like to invite you all to the upcoming 2nd Morrison’s World Street Rogaining Championships in Canberra.

What’s a Rogaine:
It’s easier than it sounds and is great fun. It can be as competitive or as easy as the individual wants to make it.

Basic explanation: Street rogaining is the sport of street navigation in which competitors visit checkpoints around a set course in the quickest possible time.

Detailed explanation: A street rogaine is an event in the streets/paths/tracks (of Yerrabi Ponds in this case) where competitors use a map to navigate and locate checkpoints. The competitors choose which checkpoints they navigate to and then return back to base (Start/Finish Area) in which the fastest competitor wins.

If you need more info, talk to Brett, Nadine and Roger or others that competed in the Morrison’s and/or Pilkington’s Street Rogaine last year.

Although, this rogaine is slightly different to last time: This time there will be a mass start with the first female runner, male runner and walker back to base being declared the winners. The handicap this time will be the more mature that you are, the less checkpoints you will have to visit.

When: Saturday 27th October at 8:15am sharp. Please arrive before 8:00am so that I can go through the rules and maps and explain how the event is run.

Where: Undercover BBQ area in parkland at Yerrabi Ponds - Adjacent to House Number 12 Wunderlich Street, Gungahlin.

What to bring: A watch, pencil/pen and be wearing running /walking gear.

What not to bring: GPS watches are not allowed and you won’t need a compass.

Other info: The street rogaine will take approximately 60 minutes to complete and is a great alternative or supplement to your Saturday morning run/walk. It is an individual event not a team event. The event will again be age handicapped to give our more mature runners a competitive edge. This time the age handicap will be as below:

Age                                         Number of Checkpoints   

Under 40                                    20
40 - 49                                       19
50 - 54                                       18
55 - 59                                       17
60 - 69                                       16
70 - 79                                       14
80 +                                           13
Walkers                                    12
Prizes: The coveted Morrison’s World Street Rogaining Championship Trophies.       
 (Can last year’s winners please bring their perpetual trophies back on the day or beforehand)

Last year’s winners are also required to do 1 extra checkpoint on the day.
David Baussmann, Bronwyn Calver and Geoff Barker.
Refreshments: At the completion of this historic event, we will provide fruit, some light food and drinks (soft drink and water).
All that you have to bring is friends/partner and the motivation and determination to have your name etched onto the trophy.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 24th of October to brett.nadine@yahoo.com.au or PH: 0416 249 775 so that I know how many maps and people to cater for on the day. I will make up a few extras maps for late comers.



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