Canterbury Rogaine Series

Coopers Creek

27 August 2011

Thank you to more than 180 competitors who took part in the first event of the Canterbury Rogaine Series held at Coopers Creek on 27 August 2011. The weather was sunny and warm, with very little snow from earlier in the week still left on course. As an organiser it was great to receive positive feedback about an event in a new area, with not-so-typical navigation through native bush.

Top score on the day went to Joe and Tane, clocking the course with just three minutes to spare. Following the event they confessed to making a few mistakes in the bush with Joe saying, “We bashed through, but we really should have gone around!”

From the split times it was clear that a number of teams, including Joe and Tane, missed the cut through the bush from the Link Track to control number 49. Many continued along only to reach the intersection with the Wharfdale Track.

Thank you for the courtesy of the many landowners who allowed us to use their land for the event, especially Betty from Coopers Creek and the team at Woodside Forest.

--Notable Results--

School event:

1st School Boys Team Domination Rudolph Steiner & Shirley Boys 1650pts
1st School Mixed Hillview Year 10s Hillview Intermediate School 1050pts


3hr event:

1st Men Team JJ Wilson JJ Wilson, Hadleigh Miles 930pts
1st Mixed Lost Susan, Keith, Stewart Alexander, Fiona Vetcher 920pts
1st Senior Galoshes George Richardson, Vivian Bloor 750pts
1st Women Team Dearlove C. Dearlove, L. Quinlan, H. Parsons 650pts


4.5hr event:

1st Men Tane & Joe Tane Cambridge, Joe Jagusch 2150pts
1st Mixed Dude where’s my control? Robert Holdaway, Jess Thorn, Sam McCloy 1830pts
1st Senior Missing bits Douglas Woods, Colin Dixon 1890pts
1st Women Where’s the cafe? Sylvia McLaren, Amber Sinton, Ruth Hope 1500pts


The next event will be at Lake Lyndon on the 17th of September, a joint project with the Canterbury Rogaine Series and World Vision. Be sure to keep this date free for an exciting rogaine with some new twists. Spread the word!