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WORLD CHAMPION ADVENTURE RACERS SEAGATE WIN GODZONE 2015

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Three time defending champions and current AR World Champs team Seagate, have taken out the GODZone adventure race for the fourth time in Lake Wanaka this afternoon. Nathan Fa'avae, Sophie Hart, Chris Forne and Stu Lynch crossed the finish line at the Wanaka showground’s  just after 4.30pm attracting a large crowd of enthusiastic well wishers. The team raced ahead of the field of 52 teams from the start line and never looked back over the four days it took for them to nail first place. Leader Nathan Fa'avae said the race was hot and fast from the beginning at the Brewster Glacier with challenging weather in the mix. “ We had a few nights in pretty exposed places like the […]


WORLD CHAMPION TEAM HAS FINISH LINE IN THEIR SIGHTS

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Three time defending champions and current AR World Champs team Seagate, look set to make a clean sweep of Chapter 4 of the GODZone Adventure today in Wanaka. Team members Nathan Fa'avae, Sophie Hart, Chris Forne and Stu Lynch arrived at the last transition area in Dublin Bay just after 8am in good spirits and ready to kayak on a glassy Lake Wanaka. “ The mountain bike ride over the Old Man Range last night was epic and we are looking forward to getting out on the lake and being on the water,” said Nathan Fa'avae. The team has several control points to find on Lake Wanaka with an estimated paddle time of 6 to 8 hours that will have them crossing the finish line in Lake Wanaka […]


INJURY AND INTRIGUE ON GODZONE ADVENTURE AS SEAGATE  HOLD LEAD POSITION ON DAY FOUR

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Torrential rain and wind has played havoc with many teams on the GODZone Adventure race overnight with injuries claiming several teams off the course today. Queenstown based team Swordfox  radioed Race HQ just after 7am to report team member Ash Whitehead was unable to continue on unassisted with a knee injury and were heli evacuated off the course. The team had held third position having dropped back only one place since the start of the race on Saturday “ This will obviously be hugely disappointing not only for the team who have looked in supreme condition for most of the race  but also for their huge following of friends and supporters,” says Race Director Warren […]


ALL EYES ON SEAGATE AS THEY DEFEND LEAD POSITION ON THIRD DAY AT GODZONE

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Three time defending champions Seagate, led by Nathan Fa’avae, have not blinked as they race into day three of the GODZone adventure race. Overnight the leading team managed to hold their first place ranking as they tackled the Criffel Peak and Pisa mountain ranges towards the Kawarau River. Despite team member Chris Forne’s sore knee, they steadily continued their domination of the GODZone adventure race and are now kayaking towards Kingston on Stage 5 of the event. “ It was good to get some sleep last night just passed the Meg Hut and it was pretty cold up there on the tops,” said Nathan Fa'avae as the team arrived into the transition to the kayak. There was mist and wind […]


ACTION ON AND OFF THE WATER AT GODZONE ADVENTURE

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

It’s been an exciting day of river and coasteering action for the lead teams in the 2015 GODZone in Lake Wanaka. All the action has been on the fast moving water of the Matukituki River in the Mt Aspiring National Park with team Seagate pushing their lead-time ahead only to slow down at the coasteering  section due to a slight leg injury. “ It was a bit of a shock to see them move so slowly after their storming start in the race yesterday but from what we can gather Chris Forne had a fall on the Albert Burn trek overnight and so he’s hobbling slightly. The next bike leg is 137km long so that will keep him off it but the question remains will they be able to keep the snapping […]


TEAM SEAGATE CHARGING THROUGH GODZONE COURSE ON DAY TWO

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Reigning GODZone and World Adventure Racing Champions Team Seagate are leaving nothing to chance as they race into day two of the weeklong GODZone adventure race firmly in the lead position. Over night the front running teams have ascended 2400m, passing the Albert Burn saddle in the western arm of Mt Aspiring National Park down into the majestic Matukituki Valley. “ Despite yesterday being a real challenge for teams with cold, wet conditions, the pace of these lead teams has not slowed at all. As predicted Seagate are keeping to their usual strategy of racing at the front but they are being chased quite closely by some very good teams at the moment so the pressure is mounting,” […]


EPIC ADVENTURE GETS UNDERWAY IN WANAKA FOR 2015 GODZone

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Racing is underway at the world’s largest expedition-length adventure race and New Zealand’s premier adventure event, GODZone. A powerful contingent of 52 adventure racing teams crossed the start line at Fantail Falls beside the famous Haast Pass Rd near Wanaka at 8 0 clock this morning. Competitors jostled for position directly in front of the falls before they careened up stream and into a steep bush clad track towards Mt Brewster Hut. The first stage of the 560km adventure race is a mountaineering section where teams will traverse Mt Brewster Glacier in the north west of Mt Aspiring National Park before heading back down to Makarora River in the valley below. The 22 km leg […]


GODZONE TEAM MATES COMPETE IN SPEIGHT’S COAST TO COAST

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing February 16th, 2015   For immediate release GODZONE TEAM MATES COMPETE IN SPEIGHT’S COAST TO COAST As New Zealand’s premier adventure race GODZone prepares to get underway late next week in Wanaka, several high profile adventure racers were seen out and about competing at the Speight’s Coast to Coast over the weekend. Nathan Fa'avae, captain of team Seagate who will be back this year to defend their GODZone title, competed in the longest day event at the Coast to Coast and just missed placing third, which went to Trevor Voyce. Amongst the female competitors in the two-day event was Christchurch multisporter Sia Svendsen who competed […]


CHRISTCHURCH ATHLETE HELPS RUGBY TEAM TO FIGHT FOR CURE KIDS

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

28 January 2015 CHCH ATHLETE HELPS RUGBY TEAM TO FIGHT FOR CURE KIDS GODZone is considered one of the toughest, most demanding adventure races in the world but the Cure Kids team put together by the New Zealand Rugby Players Association (NZRPA) and global logistics company Mondiale, and led by Christchurch local Sia Svendsen, isn’t daunted. Chief Executive of the NZRPA Rob Nichol, former All Black Ian Jones, former Blues player Ben Meyer and experienced adventure racer Sia Svendsen say teamwork and the Cure Kids ambassadors who are supporting them will keep them going even when the going gets tough. Taking on a challenge like GODZone for the first time Ian Jones says […]


WORLDS BEST ADVENTURE TEAMS GET READY FOR NEXT MONTHS GODZONE

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing Tuesday 20th January, 2015    For immediate release WORLDS BEST ADVENTURE TEAMS GET READY FOR NEXT MONTHS GODZONE The worlds largest expedition-length adventure race and New Zealand’s preeminent adventure event, GODZone, has today announced its most competitive field ever as teams ready themselves for the seven day event in Lake Wanaka next month. Three time defending champions and current AR World Champs team Seagate, led by Nathan Fa’avae, will be back to race and looking for a win against a strong international line up that for the first time will include team Vidaraid out of Spain and Brazil. Currently ranked number one in the […]