Canterbury Rogaine Series

Castle Hill

08 October 2011

Thank you to 173 competitors who competed in the final event of the Canterbury Rogaine Series held at Castle Hill on 8 October 2011. Despite snow showers at the start, the weather cleared and the post event BBQ was enjoyed in warmth and sunshine.

Searching for Sanity

Searching for Sanity (pictured above visiting checkpoint #69) once again took out the event with a top score of 2250. The team demonstrated their leg speed with an impressive 2:05 split down the scree (from checkpoint #200 down to #20).

The village area insert (pictured right) provided amusement for many teams as well as the organisers. It also proved a fantastic opportunity for school students and families to “have a go” at the sport. Elite orienteer Tane Cambridge had heaps of fun, and suggested the area was worthy of an orienteering event.

The series has sought to encourage a culture of rogaining in Canterbury with the development of exciting new maps, interesting locations and the use of electronic scoring. We hope you have enjoyed it and welcome your feedback (mailto: [email protected]) and suggestions for future events.

--Notable Results--

School Event:

1st School Mixed Cashmere High Nick Smith, Matt McNeill, Serena Pearce Cashmere High School 1060pts
1st School Boys Woodbury Wanderers#2 Tom Harding, Dylan Glasier Woodbury School 960pts

3hr Event:

1st Mixed Llanfairpwllgwyngyll-gogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysilio-gogogoch Simon Fryer, Matthew Dickinson, Cathrine Wilson Trevor 940pts
1st Women Bodger and the badgers Alex James, Emma Newman, Clare Pitchford, Claire McLennan 700pts

4.5hr Event:

1st Men Searching for Sanity Greig Hamilton, Steve Fortune, Tane Cambridge 2250pts
1st Mixed PWV Georgia Whitla, Simon Bloomberg, Daniel Barnfield 1900pts
1st Senior Missing bits Douglas Woods, Colin Dixon 1660pts
1st Women Broken Girls Deb Bain, Sally Dickson, Jill Donaggio 1440pts


Thank you to Bivouac Outdoor for sponsorship of event prizes and to Hirequip for providing toilets for the series. To keep informed about upcoming events, join the New Zealand Rogaining Association on their website