Canterbury Rogaine Series

Lake Lyndon

17 September 2011

Thank you to 135 competitors who took part in the second event of the Canterbury Rogaine Series held at Lake Lyndon on 17th September 2011. The weather was fantastic and competitors enjoyed another stunning day in the mountains.

Top score on the day went to Searching for Sanity (Greig Hamilton and Phil Novis), with an impressive score of 1950 points. Out and back from 81 first, they cleaned out most of the course in an anticlockwise loop. Flax in Creek (#51) tricked a few experienced teams, including Greig and Phil who all travelled too low.

The special tasks were challenging for some teams, but others managed to think outside the square and complete them quickly. The small boat at #100 was gradually dragged by successive teams towards the bank. By the time I went to collect the checkpoint the boat was capsized with the Navlight submerged below!

A lot of creative thinking (cheating?) was applied to the bucket filling exercise, with one team almost filling the buckets with rocks to decrease the volume. Some teams were wise enough to squeeze out any remaining water into the buckets before making their first trip down to the lake. The quiz task proved thought provoking and challenging for many. All tasks sought to improve awareness around water supply projects in the developing world. Half of all raised funds are being donated to World Vision’s Magugu water supply project in Tanzania.

To find out more about the Magugu Development Project in Tanzania see World Vision’s website.

--Notable Results--

School event:

1st School Boys IGC Ryan Batin, Joshua Campbell Rudolph Steiner & Shirley Boys 1130pts
1st School Girls The Squawking Flamingo's Selena metherell, Rachel Clare Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti 720pts
1st School Mixed Fairly Odd Isabelle Lenser-Hobbs, Lorenz Weston-Salzer Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti 650pts

3hr event:

1st Mixed Rockweilers Trevor Batin, Rebecca Batin 940pts
1st Men Wombats Matthew and Steve Bruerton 850pts
1st Women Batin Belles Heather Batin, Kerri Batin 700pts
1st Senior Rex Williams Rex Williams, Vincent Pooch 560pts

4.5hr event:

1st Men Searching for Sanity Greig Hamilton, Phil Novis 1950pts
1st Mixed Dude where’s my control? Robert Holdaway, Laura Young, Sam McCloy 1530pts
1st Senior Missing bits Douglas Woods, Colin Dixon 1530pts
1st Women Donkies Caroline Elliott, Chris Dixon 1340pts


The next event will be at Castle Hill on the 8th of October, the final event in the Canterbury Rogaine Series for 2011. Keep this date free for an exciting rogaine in a new area!