The 2015 World Championship has just been concluded in Finland on 22-23 August. There were 35 Australians competing in the first WRC above the arctic circle. The top placed teams overall were from Finland, Estonia and Russia. 
From the preliminary results, Australia's best include:

  • Julie Quinn, David Baldwin, 4th in Mixed Open and 2nd in Mixed Veterans
  • Richard Robinson, Vivienne Prince (NZ), 2nd Mixed Super Veterans
  • Robyn Spriggs, Sharon Crawford (USA), 2nd Women Ultra Veterans
  • Tim Dent, Rob Taylor, Graham Anderson, 3rd Men Ultra Veterans
  • Mike Hotchkis, Neil Hawthorne, 4th Men Super Veterans
  • Jean Douglass, Ron Simpson, 5th Mixed Super Veterans

Full results: http://www.rogaining.fi/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/results.htm

The 2015 Australasian Rogaining Championships "A Cross-Country Caper" will be hosted by NSWRA on 10-11 October 2015.
The weekend will include the Championship 24-hour, Intervarsity championships, plus a non-championship 8 hour event.

The event location is Capertee National Park, between Lithgow and Mudgee, 3.5 hours west from Sydney.

Course setters are Gill Fowler, Jess Baker, Ian and Robin Cameron with vetters Rob Vincent and Ian Dempsey.

For all the details and to enter please go to: http://arc2015.nswrogaining.org

 

When the ARA went to source the mapping data for WRC2016 from the NT Government we discovered that the data had been misplaced and was unable to be found. After 6+ months of fruitless exchange we decided that we would need to capture a new suite of data for the event.

We have just now received the mapping data for WRC2016 including: aerial photography, digital elevation model and a contour maps with 2 metre contour interval. The data is brilliant and will allow us to have a sensational, accurate and fully to date map for the event. It will also be able to be used for event promotion purposes.

The data was captured and processed in November by Aerometrex Pty Ltd (www.aerometrex.com.au) at well below the commercial cost as a contribution to the event

Aerometrex is an aerial photography, remote imaging, mapping and modelling company based in Adelaide but operating across Australia and beyond.

Without the generous support of Aerometrex we would have struggled to get the level of data that a WRC truly deserves and the ARA are extremely appreciative of this generosity. We of course want to support those who support us and thus we ask that any rogainers who may have need in their broader lives of the types of services that Aerometrex provide that they give an opportunity to those who have so willingly supported our sport.

Richard Robinson

on behalf of the WRC2016 Team

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