Prime & Pursuit Progress Report
Monday 11th March 2019
It’s been an incredible day for Prime teams who are now all off the stage one trek down to Broken River and through the Castle Hill caving system. All of the teams (even the Ginger Ninjas) are now on the mammoth 160km MTB section apart from team 66 Tiger Adventure Wilderness Warriors and team 61 Shining Light on the Dark Trust who are currently in TA2.
Team Crossing Peaks had a highly productive day and showed their class holding onto first position. They have been chased hard all day by team 84 The Ranch Te Anau Helicopters with only a slim lead in front.Crossing Peaks have now passed CP12 and the toughest climb on the Cookie Time Stage 3.
Over in the Pursuit section team 62 Coastal Sports Kaikoura has produced a very steady day of racing and are settling into the bike stage. The majority of Pursuit teams are well bunched and making good progress on this stage with their target to get through as much of the off road section before dawn to get started on the Stage 4 trek over the Palmer Range.