Inward Bound

at , Canberra, 2601 Australia

Inward Bound is an annual navigation based, endurance running event for ANU Students in the surrounds of Canberra.

Inward Bound

Canberra , ACT 2601
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Inward Bound (IB) is a navigation-based endurance footrace held annually in the natural surrounds of Australia national capital, Canberra. IB challenges the physical and emotional stamina of participants in a unique format that is both safe and exciting. Participants, in teams of four, must use traditional map-and-compass navigation skills to plan the route, covering distances between 30 and 100 km, that will lead them to end point. The mountain trails and tracks on which IB courses are set are all in the ACT or NSW mountain areas surrounding Canberra. IB is an important event for building the Australian National University (ANU) community and therefore, participants must be either staff or students of the ANU. Traditionally, there are over 200 participants, who on arrival at end point are greeted by more than 500 delighted and enthusiastic supporters. Many former participants acknowledge the significance of IB suggesting it is a rare and life-changing opportunity to experience and appreciate the local environment in a unique, engaging and unparalleled way. Leadership, teamwork, resilience, self-confidence and motivation are just some of the qualities participants have the opportunity to develop both during the months of rigorous pre-event training and the trials and tribulations encountered and surmounted during the race. IB by its very nature, promotes fitness, healthy living, dietary and environmental awareness. IB has a long history, having endured more than 50 annual events. As a corollary, there are thousands of participants who regard their IB experience as a memorable and significant component of their ANU, Canberra and Australian experience. Safety is of paramount importance for the IB race organisers, which means all teams must carry safety equipment for use in emergencies. Whilst GPS tracking and communication equipment is supplied by race organisers, participants must provide other essentials including first aid supplies and cold and wet weather clothing. Race HQ monitors all teams closely and works with local emergency authorities to ensure appropriate recourse are available for any emergencies. IB could not proceed without the generosity of landholders, who provide permission for runners to follow tracks and trails through their properties. This generosity is greatly appreciated as it rewards participants with breathtaking scenery and challenging route choices. Race organisers in their quest for this private land access ensure that participants operate under the ‘leave no trace’ principle. Similarly, race organisers and participants are highly appreciative of the support offered by the event sponsors. The support of the wider community ensures all aspects of IB are delivered to the highest standard in order to uphold the prestigious reputation and the growing historical significance to the ANU and the nation’s capital.

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Overhead in the blindfolded pee conga line- "James Bernasconi take your hand off my penis!"

Published on 2015-03-27 09:51:44 GMT

In case you missed tonights doughnuts for #IB15, they are as follows: DIVISION 7: 15-30km DIVISION 6: 15-30km DIVISION 5: 25-45km DIVISION 4: 25-45km DIVISION 3: 30-60km DIVISION 2: 30-60km DIVISION 1: 35-65km

Published on 2015-03-24 10:21:15 GMT

There has been some changes in regards to scrutineering times and send off times. Division 1 and 2 will now have scrutineering at 5pm, and send offs at 6pm. Everything else will remain the same. Best of luck! #IB15

Published on 2015-03-23 09:00:51 GMT

If you are heading out to End Point this morning, the #IB15 committee would very much appreciate the following items. - Whiteboard Markers - Pens - Thumbtacks - Duct tape If you bring these items, please make yourself known to Jack Birtwhistle on arrival.

Published on 2015-03-27 17:56:44 GMT

Griffin out of div 2 drop very quick. Johns close behind.

Published on 2015-03-27 13:34:55 GMT

Div 1 drop has begun! Bruce sprinted off without scouting, after just 8 minutes! Audacious!

Published on 2015-03-27 00:33:30 GMT

A public consultation on Inward Bound 2016 will be held on Wednesday 28th October at 6pm (Location China In the World Auditorium). This is an open invite to the university community to hear proposals for the event next year. The event, as you know, is organised by a student committee and this year we are looking to take on some feedback on how we can improve aspects of the event. Hope to see you there! Jackson

Published on 2015-09-03 01:15:09 GMT

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Inward Bound is an annual adventure footrace for ANU students.
October 10, 2017/in News /by admin Congratulations to all the teams, coaches and colleges.
The quality of the navigation displayed by the teams blew the course setters away and we were very lucky to have some great weather which made Endpoint a real treat.
Congratulations to Griffin on taking out the Bill Packard Trophy for winning division 1 and to BnG […] 14:39:102017-10-10 14:40:122017 Results
October 3, 2017/in News /by admin Donut Sizes are in the slides.
Make sure you read the rules before the event.
[FINAL] Runners Briefing 2017 See you on Friday!
! 22:08:192017-10-03 22:10:56Runners Briefing
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