Rogaining Tasmania conducted the highly successful 40th Australian Championship (including the regional Australasian Rogaining Championship) near St Helens on 9-10 November 2019. The unique and scenic coastal granite terrain was contrasted with the complex hills interspersed with thick gullies and button grass, found further inland. The full moon was out and weather was pleasantly fine and cool.

The leaders from 2018 were reversed. Winners of the open categories were:

  • Julie Quinn, David Baldwin (ACT): First Mixed
  • Paul Williams, David Symons (WA): First Men
  • Gill Fowler (NSW), Joanna Sinclair (Tas): First Women

The Interstate and Trans-Tasman Challenge Trophy was won clearly by ACT, ahead of a pack consisting of Tasmania, NSW, Western Australia and Victoria.

The full results are now available on the ARC 2019 website. This includes photos, the map, routes and analysis.