Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Turon Gates 8/24 Hr Rogaine

Nikolay and myself had a blast out there!
I think the course was very challenging and the nighttime component for the 8hr was a lot of food for thought after getting just 2 controls (with perhaps some outstanding luck!)

Covered some serious ground and once again i realised that being able to move quickly was only a small part of the game!
We chose what in hindsight were some of the hardest controls and were lucky to get all but three of the controls we planned once we had established our pace.

Our biggest problems were the confusion on that pesky ridge where i insisted that that while definately cleared land was a trail as marked!!
Felt a little lost and therefore skipped 60? and 62? to head back towards the HH and safety!
Couldnt find the 70ptr in amongst the gullies and back at HH we found many others had problems with this one around dusk.

Went and got a few more around the creeks in the darkness before jogging back along the roads with many ppl asking why we didnt need lights while simultaneously shining their headlamps in our eyes!!

All in all congratulations to the course setters and volunteers who did a top job and commiserations to Trevor at the Hash House who found himself in the unenviable position of having the Kitchen running out of food as the hoards descended pillaging all before them...

9 comments:

robtherunner said...

Sounds like an adventure out there.

Tesso said...

Sounds .... errrr .... interesting :)

What exactly was the event? A rogain? Was this your first one?

Ewen said...

Sounds like a good excuse for a long walk in the bush. I think I'll take my headlamp if I ever do one ;)

olga said...

Wow, 5 min PR at half marathon!!! What do you mean untrained?:) Is Nikolay Russian? And good luck meeting Dean!!! (why is here there?)

Celeste said...

I remember doing orienteering as a kid. I reckon it's be cool to do it at night as a team! Sounds like great fun.

Spark Driver said...

Sounds like a bit of an adventure. Well done.

Black Knight said...

I am little confused, what did you do? What was the event? Did you scare a lot of enemies?

Anonymous said...

This race sounds like a blast!

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olga said...

Rumor is you ran your fist 50k with Deam recently:) Congrats!!!