Kiwi's win World Rogaine Championships
Our top Kiwi rogainers are now World Champs. At the 2016 World Rogaine Championships - Ross River near Alice Springs, Chris Forne mastered the course for his 3rd World Rogaine Championship, with Greig Hamilton taking out the Mens Open and overall win with a commanding lead scoring 4400 over 24 hours.
Chris checks out his shoes afterwards
Credit - World Rogaine Championships
Second place overall and 1st Mixed Open team were Rob and Kathryn Preston from Australia on 3880 points.
Georgia Whitla and Lara Prince won the Womens Open with 3210 points coming in at 12th overall, with Katie Bolt and Emily Forne taking second place in Womens Open.
Andrew Smith and Toni Bachvarova were 3rd in Mixed Open, also taking out 1st place in Mixed Vets.
The other kiwi gold medal in the veterans grades went to the Womens Super Vet team of Viv Prince, Val Rodgers and Kathrin Mueller.
Other kiwis in the top 10 overall were Shane Thrower (with Nick Mulder of Sth Africa) 3rd, Tim Farrant and Tane Cambridge 5th, and Phil Wood and Rob Jarvis 7th.
The semi-arid terrain for the event was both physically and navigationally challenging with intricate contour detail and few tracks.
Organiser had to get in bulk water supplies for the hot weather and distributed throughout the course to seven location for the 700 plus competitors.
The rocks under foot and the prickly spinifex vegetation tested competitors gear and bodies.
Full results, maps and photos are available at http://worldrogainingchamps.com.au/ and https://www.facebook.com/2016WRC/