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President's Message, April 2017

We're thrilled with how well 2017 has started for SA Rogaining. The Twilight and Velogaine events were in great locations, with wonderful weather and had lots of you in attendance. And anyone who attended, whether as a competitor or volunteer, is now in the running to be Rogainer Of The Year. Could it be you? This prestigous new award will win you huge bragging rights, as well as some swag from our sponsors IO Merino, Orienteering Services of Australia and The Running Company.


Rogainer of the Year


What's New

Latest Results: Moculta 2 & 4 HR Velogaine, 8th April 2017


Winter 6/12 Hour | Southern Flinders Ranges | 1-2 July


Event Date: Saturday 1 July
Location: Southern Flinders Ranges, near Bangor

Times: Registration and Tips and Tricks from 9.00am Maps from 9.00am
Rogaine start times: 12 hour 11am - 11pm     6 hour 1pm - 7pm
Fees: Adult $60  Concession $40   Family $160  Hash House only $30  Children under 9 free.

Late fees from 16 June  Entries close 23 June 


Fun in the Flinders – July 1st 2017

Centred near Bangor in the Lower Flinders Ranges this event will cater for all. The HH site is based on the family farm (going back several generations) of the chief setter, Alan Clark, so he knows the area extremely well.

About 70 percent will be undulating to largish hills of farmland, chiefly sheep, though you will come across grazing cows and one field containing bulls which could have added to your excitement but we have erred on the side of safety and decided to mark that area out of bounds. There will be crops to circumnavigate, especially on land closer to the roads and these too will be marked, along with access routes where possible.

Among the sites closer to the HH is an area known as ‘The Gardens’, an old farm ruin currently being restored that features several groves of 100 year old fruit trees.  When we visited, we plucked an orange from a tree that was laden with fruit, and though edible it was just a little tart, maybe perfect in a month’s time, we hope so. There was also a fig tree that was covered in little figs, when do figs ripen?

Whilst out vetting, my husband Craig was sampling the wares of the beautifully situated Blessing’s Garden Winery, from which he returned with a box full of wine bottles. We can personally vouch for their Devonshire Tea served with a variety of local jams and as it happens this family run winery has a control placed quite close by, so please drop in and enjoy.

The other 30 percent is native bush situated on slopes that should satisfy the die-hards, providing not only navigational challenges but some access to breathtaking scenery. There will be water falls (with water falling), creeks also with water flowing, be prepared to get your feet a little wet and there are mountains to climb. We did however manage to talk the setter into removing the control from the top of ‘the nob’, the highest mountain on the map due to the 12hr time restraints and its distance from the HH. If you want to try it please feel free to go up on the Sunday, the views we have been told are spectacular. 

Photo credit © Alan Clarke

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