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Discussion: Partner, anyone?

in: 16th World Rogaining Championships (Jul 27–28, 2019 - Alp, Catalunya, ES)

Jul 7, 2019 1:26 AM # 
Yes, this has been on my calendar for years, but knee. It's fine now, better than in 2017. It's almost certainly too late to make competitive plans, but for the next tier down I'm game. In towlines I trust, so if it's not your thing it can be difficult.
Jul 11, 2019 10:08 AM # 
I'm going to do it (as in, find a few CPs and enjoy the food) with my 6-year-old. Thanks everyone!
Jul 11, 2019 12:36 PM # 
Wait, you're going to put Beatrice on the towline?
Jul 11, 2019 1:35 PM # 
Jul 11, 2019 7:16 PM # 
Rogaining with kids is fun, it'll be great to see you both there. They can have quite the impact on the food planning, though...I remember stopping for ice cream in the Python a few years back and telling Anna she could get one for each hand, which fueled our final loop. And bribing Pete with a peanut butter-filled pretzel for every 100 paces.

Then again, by the end of 24 hours, that approach probably works for me, too!
Jul 11, 2019 11:25 PM # 
Stopping for ice cream at the Python worked for two old guys too.
Jul 15, 2019 3:34 PM # 
Stopping for ice cream at the Python

not just ice cream, but cold beer too ...

Jul 18, 2019 5:09 PM # 
Update... competitive partner found. Beatrice, however, will still get to experience 24-hour rogaining at the North American Champs, so please don't feel sad for her!
Jul 19, 2019 4:13 AM # 
Great to see Tundra/Desert as I still resent the fact that I copped grief from the last NZ organisers or at least an element complained loudly that it was inappropriate for children i.e. then 12 year old and then 10 year old to enter with me - children who had done many rogaines at that age. It rankles still because of the tone and manner along with when I attended the event 100 people did not start ie maximum field size of 550 and yet only 450 cold be bothered starting.

There was some nonsense about it being an elite event and only elites could enter i.e. some wanted to look after their own personal entries in my opinion pity they did not manage cancellations better.

Glad to see a better attitude from Spain about children.

I declare an interest because for 7WRC2006 I/we (the Administration) had four drop outs and managed earlier drop outs to fill places to the imposed maximum of 700.

Enjoy the event. And good luck to all.
Jul 19, 2019 10:24 PM # 
9WRC2010 in New Zealand was limited to 550 entries, there are 250 teams with results which is approximately 550 individuals. It is normal across a wide range of sports and nations to limit entry to juniors in endurance events. It is also normal across a wide range of sports to limit entry to a World Championships.

There is currently a good balance between priority entry to those who have had success in previous championship rogaines and those who wish to just participate.
Matt Bixley
IRF President
Jul 20, 2019 9:40 AM # 
I was there. Don't really need anyone else with such a prestigious attendee.
Jul 20, 2019 9:42 PM # 
Paul Williams has improved :D

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