This year, the Inward Bound event and the NSW State Election fall on the same day. If you are thinking about running, volunteering, or intending to spend the day at End Point as a spectator, please consider making prior voting arrangements. For more information on alternate ways to vote, please go to http://www.vote.nsw.gov.au/home
The 2015 Paddy Pallin Rogaine, hosted by the ACT Rogaining Association, will take place on 28th February 2015. It is strongly recommened that all potential IB runners take part in the rogaine. Please remember that all teams must have two qualified navigators. For more information in regards to navigator requirements, please click here.
Would you like to get a behind the scenes look into the organising of the most prestigeous sporting event at the ANU, Inward Bound?
We are now accepting committee applications for the 2015 committee. If you would like to be involved, then fill out this spreadsheet, and we'll be in touch!
It's been a little quiet on the home front, whilst we busily work behind the scenes to bring you IB15. So for all of those looking for just ten seconds of time out from your studies, we have a treat for you! The IB date has been set so you can jump up from your desk, and circle you 2015 calendars. March 27th is the big day, where we send teams off, and trek out to End Point on the 28th! So start planning your training schedules, call your runners to arms, and get prepped! The weekend of the 27th-28th will be the biggest of the ANU Sporting calendar next year!
Have you run IB before? Do you want to see the event from the other side? Do you have experience with organisation? Do you want to be challenged? But most importantly, do you want to have fun?
If you have answered yes to the above questions, then this opportunity is definitely for you! Preparations for the IB2015 need to start within the month, and we need someone to lead a team, and bring the 53rd IB to frutition. Applications are due 9am Tuesday May 6, so head on over to the ANU Sport website, and have a think about what you could bring to the event, and what the event could do for you!
Being Race Director is an incredibly rewarding experience, and you'll have an absolutely phenomenal time! And if you don't believe me, just talk to any of the Race Directors of the past, they will say the same!
Congratulations to every runner, volunteer and spectator! Overall, the 2014 Inward Bound was a huge success, and it was absolutely fantastic to see ADFA once again part of this great event!
We had a great turnout at the prize-giving on Monday evening, where B&G claimed the Bill Packard trophy for winning Division 1 for the second year in a row, and a massive congratulations to John XXIII for winning the overall event. Results as follows (after adjustments for any penalties*):
|Arrival Times||Div 1||Div 2||Div 3||Div 4||Div 5||Div 6||Div 7|
Note: Teams who entered prohibited areas (out-of-bounds) were disqualified. It is crucially important that teams obey the out-of-bounds areas as clearly marked on the map. IB did not get permission to use these areas -- it jeapordises your safety and the safety of the event to not obey the course instructions.
^ Division 5 were all given 13 points due to an out of bounds error made by the committee, and subsequent miscommunications.
This means that the overall points standings for Inward Bound 2014 are as follows:
|1. John XXIII College||100|
|2. Burgmann College||96|
|3. B&G Hall||81*|
|4. Bruce Hall||74|
|5. Griffin Hall||67*|
|6. Fenner Hall||65|
|7. Ursula Hall||60|
Congratulations to everyone who took part!
Altogether, Inward Bound 2014 has been an enormous success. We thank all the organisations who have supported us in making this possible.
We'd love to hear your feedback -- please compete this quick survey to help to build next year's event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/inwardbound2014
Thank-you for your support and enthusiasm. We look forward to seeing you again in 2015!
IB Organising Committee 2014
Emily Cheyne, Jack Birtwhistle, Ben Greenwood, Keith Conley, SJ Collum, Nic Dillon, Emma Bayliss, Max Stenstrom and Daniel Willcox
END POINT 2014:
COTTER DAM RECREATION RESERVE
Before heading off please ensure that you have everything you need for a
comfortable day at End Point.
In the off chance that you didn't manage to copy down the doughnuts at the runners briefing, they were as below:
Division 7: 21-29km
Division 6: 24-31km
Division 5: 26-33km
Division 4: 28-36km
Division 3: 32-44km
Division 2: 30-75km
Division 1: 41-86km
If you missed out on anything at the runners briefing, or need to clarify them, head to the runners page, and scroll down to the bottom to have a look at the briefing.
Jackets carried by runners must be seam-sealed and waterproof for several hours of inclement weather. We advise that jackets have a hood, however it is not a necessity. Jackets must fit and cover the arms and torso. Ponchos and spray jackets (i.e. soft-shell and water-resistant jackets) will not accepted. If the jacket does not look waterproof or durable it will need to have a tag stating that it is waterproof.