Tag Archives: adventure racing

November 29

A Weekend Of Many First’s – Part 4….A race against the clock and the winner is…The Tastiest Milo ever.


I wanted to be able to say I had finished 12 hours all on my own accord, and by giving her my pack felt like my statement of ‘I Did it!’ would lack credibility. ‘Give it back please, I just can’t let you do it.’ I said. Bernadette, being a psychologist, later pointed out that […]

The rolling hills of Nannup November 27

A Weekend of Many Firsts – Part 3 – Dung, Disorientation & Dirty Dancing.


Ahead of us was the thickest nastiest bush we had been through yet. The land was uneven and the bushes seemed to be taller and for me – all-consuming. It was at this point that the stinging of the scratches on my legs became intolerable and the temperature was dropping so I decided to get changed into […]

A Weekend of Many Firsts – Part 2 – Spurs, sandwiches and hallucinations.


After not initially knowing anything about rogaining, I had consulted the oracle (google) and learnt that rogaining was done in teams of 2-5 and involved navigating your way through a mapped area, cross-country and bushland to collect as many ‘controls’ as possible. I was soon to also learn that these controls would be worth different point values […]

Part of the camping grounds November 07

A Weekend of many firsts – Part 1


So it was to be my last event for the year, and I’d chosen to go on a 12 hour Rogaine with a world class ultra runner, and a world class rogainer. What on earth had I gotten myself into! I left home at 2:30pm and my teammate Bernadette and I arrived in Nannup around three hours later and […]