Belmont Regional Park, 3rd December 2017

Planner: Mark Malone

Planner's comments

Some comments Monday 4 Dec from course planner Mark Malone. Who said he was whacked today. No wonder, he's probably the only person to have been to every control...

  • #64 was most popular with 22 visits (the bidi bidis won), with #59, #69 & #23 getting 20-21 visits.
  • 18 teams found the hut at #100. #51, #53, #82, #65 and #91 round out the top 10 with 14 or more each.
  • All the top 10 CPs were in the bush area to the south, with the exception of #91 not far north of the start/finish.
  • No one went to Dry Creek CPs 52,63, 30, or 54 in the top NW, and only one team went to 7 of the northern/eastern-most points.
  • Many of the three hour teams were tempted by the high points in the bush, but struggled to get back in time. There were plenty of points closer to home, but hopefully the bush was more fun, and points and time became a secondary concern.

Here are the 2017 results, after arithmetical checking and consideration of claims. The latter was quite straightforward really: all claims for #71 were allowed, seems that the ribbon was blown away or eaten:-) But those for 91, 82, 51, 65, 22 and 73 were not accepted. There was only one claim for each, and 6-17 other teams found them. Changes to the provisional results for any reason are shown with an asterisk below.

We have also drawn up some of the top routes. We have taken some liberties to try and make them legible, especially on popular routes. But of course teams were not necessarily there at the same time, or going in the same direction! Or for an animation of half a dozen teams who post their GPS tracks on Strava, you can watch their dots move over the map. Un-tick Megan, Andy, John, Dan and Peter, who appear to be non-rogainers that happened to be in the area. Jon and Emilee were in the same team, so un-tick one of them. Enjoy!

N=Night score, B=Night Bonus 20%, L=Late

9 Hour Rogaine

Team Name Members Time Night? Score
966 Moose on the Loose Tim Farrant, Theo Wordsworth 9hrs Yes 700N+B140 + 1450 =2290*
988 Control Geeks Jon Dallimore, Emily Walby, Jeremy Stewart 9hrs No 1560
985 CarrKen Phil Kendon, Harriette Carr 9hrs No 1510
975 Chocoholics Ben Nistor, Karsten Lorentz, Aidan McLean 9hrs Yes 370N +74B +1010 = 1454
991 L2 Leon Perrie, Lara Shepherd 9hrs No 1300
993 Running Wild Billy Rodenburg, Jesse Watt 9hrs Yes 410N -370L +82B +870 =992*
937 Flying Takahes Jenny Visser, Mike Fee 9hrs No 990
938 The Sixties Arthur Klap, Victor Klap, Gary Dick 9hrs Yes 150N +B30 +590 =770

6 Hour Rogaine

Team Name Members Time Night? Score
648 98 Not Out Nigel Corry Al Cross 6hrs No 1060
695 Jokens Jo McKenzie, Ann Kendon 6hrs No 1000 -60L =940
680 Stephanie and Hannah Hannah Charan-Dixon, Stephanie Farrant 6hrs No 920

Sponsored by Student Loan Katie Malthus, Libby Malthus, Ali Burrell 6hrs No 880
677 Bewildered Kirsty van Reenan, Natasha Tomic, Juliet Milne, Mark Bestbier 6hrs No 820
676 Walking Wonders Graeme Silcock, Jenny Cossey 6hrs No 760
697 The Unpronounceables Scott Kearney, Brechtsje Tacoma 6hrs No 720
674 Alan, Alan, Alan, Simon! Paul Teesdale, Alan Teesdale 6hrs No 690
694 Speedsters Tim Hodgkinson Paul Tryon 6hrs No 410
689 The Staffordians Melanie Cotterill, Jane Boyden 6hrs No 400*
684 ConCrew Mike O'Connor, Roderick O'Connor 6hrs No 400
696 Sudienakadamie BA Glachau (Ger) Eric Wallschlaeger, Christian Seifert 6hrs No 170
611 Deliver Us from Evil Glen Warner, Nicole Ranger (Unoff Day) 6hrs Yes 380N -20L +76B +510 -51S =895
687 My Generation Jerome Sheppard, Jill Westenra (DNS Nathan Sheppard, Liam Drew) 6hrs No DNF

3 Hour Rogaine

Team Name Members Time Night? Score
390 Los Scotch Ale Orsolya Vincze, Victoria Apablaza 3hrs No 450
378 Kina O Pat van Berkel, Ocean Mercier 3hrs No 230*
386 PSAG Andy Newman, Andrew Swan 3hrs Yes 160N +32B =192
383 The Cherry Bombs Hilary Hopkinson, Angela Sheppard, Mel Burgess, Virginia Meyer, Cilla Harnett 3hrs No 190
357 Out for a Wander Gerald Crawford, Brent Bursson 3hrs No 570  -420L =150*
312 Spirited Adventure Sarah Holland, Emmy Johnson, Janine Emrys 3hrs No 250 -140L =110
340 O'Sullivan Sarah O'Sullivan, Ben O'Sullivan 3hrs No 310 -230L =80
392 Rainbow Sparkles Dana Carter, Scott Scrimgeour 3hrs No 220 -230L =-10*
382 O2 No More Nikki Braniff-Jones, Helga Grant 3hrs No 230 -300L =-70
343 Spoofers Derek Lee, Robert Cuthbert 3hrs No 130 -240 =-110*
339 Dynamic Duo Fiona Wharton, Xena Proudfoot 3hrs No 110 -340L =-230
373 Out & About Janet Dobbie Anna Engleback 3hrs No 350 -620 =-270