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MAKE THE MOST OF DAYLIGHT TODAY

Saturday 3rd March 2018

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By Annabelle Latz
The lead PURE teams mostly decided to rest overnight as the dark zone kicked in from 8pm on the Wairaurahiri River, before carrying on with the pack rafting section this morning at day break.
It’s tight at the top, with Team 17, Swordfox, the first through CP16 at Waitutu Lodge on the south coast just a few minutes ago.
Teams 13, Tiki Tour, and 31, Yealands Family Wines, were hot on their heels to get their passports signed off.
Event Director Warren Bates said it will be a big day of movement down the water for the middle teams and towards the back of the field; with a looming dark zone again tonight on the Wairaurahiri River.
“They will want to be making the most of the daylight today,” said Bates.
The section between TA2 and TA3 is not for the faint hearted, the lead teams expecting to get to the next mountain biking phase around 8am Sunday.
“I’ve worked out it’s about 90 kilometres of trekking and about 70 kilometres of paddling they’ve got to do,” said Bates.
“But that all depends on the route they pick, of course.”
Teams have to have departed CP15 by 5pm Sunday, near the south end of Lake Hauroko, to be able to paddle the river, otherwise they will be short coursed.

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