The 2022 World Rogaining Championship took place on 26/27th August in the Rychleby and Kralicky Sneznik Mountains along the Czech/Polish border.
The organisers provided a very challenging planning exercise, with bunches of high value controls interspersed by massive gaps of low value. Terrain was hilly and navigation straight forward by Australian standards, with lots of tracks.
The event started on a warm, sunny and humid afternoon that developed into massive electrical thunderstorms with hail during the afternoon, turning the tracks into rivers. Fortunately, it became mild and fine for most of the rogaine and competitors enjoyed sunshine for the closing meal (with Czech beer) and the presentations.
There was only a small contingent of 16 Australians in the field of 567 (271 teams) from 22 countries. A superb performance from Australia's "Dream Team" of Joanna George, Abigail George and Meredith Norman who won Womens Under 23 by 610 points.
The following were the Australian placings:
- Joanna George, Abigail George, Meredith Norman - 1st Women Under 23
- Thorlene Egerton, Shari Hymes (USA) - 1st Women Super Veterans
- Rod Gray, Geoff Lawford - 2nd Men Ultra Veterans
- Robin Spriggs, Sharon Crawford (USA) - 3rd Women Ultra Veterans