godzone-logo

Latest News

Out There Just Doing Cool Things

Wednesday 7th March 2018

News Categories

Share Page

OUT THERE JUST DOING COOL THINGS

By Annabelle Latz
Packrafting NZ (23) just ‘dealt with things as they came,’ and arrived at Waitutu Lodge before setting out for the coast, in the very early hours of Tuesday morning.
After a couple of hours of shut eye, they
we’re on their way again.
“Although the bush can be cold and dark, when the sun comes up and the mist is over the mountains, it’s just stunning,” they agreed, reflecting on their last couple of days.
Oliver Thompson, a possum trapper from Whakatane, is the youngest member on the course, and has been having a great time out here with his Queenstown team mates.
“I really enjoyed the packrafting, and the navigation.”
He won the Two Day Coast to Coast last month, but said that was a sprint compared to this.
“We’re just going to push through to TA3, then smash it out on the bike We’ll be strong there.”
Oliver said there’s a strong scene back home for young adventure racers, although a few of his mates think he’s pretty crazy to do GODZone.
“I probably am a bit crazy,” he admitted.
His team love having this young blood.
“Oliver’s just out there, loving doing cool things.”

Related posts

Nov
12th
10:11
A1 Series Winners Eye GODZone Chapter 8

Australian adventure racing team Thought Sports recently won the Adventure 1 Series in Australia for 2018 and an entry to race at GODZone Chapter 8. Team captain Rob Preston talks to us about the teams goals and aspirations for racing in New Zealand. What are your team goals for Chapter 8? We would like to

Oct
30th
11:10
NEW ZEALAND’S PREMIERE FREEZE DRIED FOOD CO BACKS GODZONE

Competitors in the world’s largest expedition adventure race, GODZone, will be well fed during Chapter 8 of the event with Back Country Cuisine coming on board to support the teams. The pioneering freeze dried meal business is backing New Zealand’s premier adventure race being held in Canterbury from the 10th – 17th March 2019. Based

Jul
10th
11:07
Teams Sign Up For Canterbury In Big Numbers

Canterbury is a major adventure drawcard

Jul
1st
08:07
GODZone Opens Entries Chapter 8

Excitement builds for Chapter 8

Jun
15th
17:06
World Famous Adventurer Joins GODZone Design Team

Nathan Fa'avae brings expertise and experience

May
31st
15:05
It’s Canterbury!

Chapter 8 hosted by Akaroa in 2019