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Torpedo 7 and Sneaky Weasel Gang arriving and leaving T6

Monday 27th February 2017

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Being a bridesmaid is fun but eventually you might just want to be the bride. Thats possibly what Richard Anderson is thinking as he plods along with his Torpedo 7 team in 5th position today. The guy is super experienced, has been up the front on several chapters and with a new dynamic in his team, the racing is fresh.

On current results T7 are fairing remarkably better than last year in Chapter 5 ……its just not the lead! This morning the team came off Mt Chrichton trek looking like ‘model racers’ – very tidy indeed. Greig Hamilton said the team enjoyed climbing the  loop track up the hill last night to Lake Isobel where they took a decent nap. ” It was a decent climb up but really nice coming down.”  This steady progress could be in the teams favour if they continue to look after each other well then they are in the very best position to slip into 4th position if Team Sneaky Weasels put a foot wrong. Or they might just speed up this stylish racing and overtake those Weasels.

Meanwhile the Sneaky’s are having a bit of a hoot with team mates stealing from food bags – really! According to Sneaky Weasel team captain Struan Webb he ended up with a bloody nose last night for putting his hand in someone else’s provisions. “Currently I have a hand sanitiser tissue stuck up my right nostril to stem the flow of blood.”

These guys have stealthily increased their race position to 4th in cunning fashion, by hanging off the back of the lead bunch. On the alpine trek last night Struan reckoned one of the team became a human GPS system and the rest just followed him around all night. We are assuming he means teammate Tane Cambridge who is an excellent orienteer.