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Short-coursed but not short changed

GODZone media caught up with a few of the teams who were short coursed at midnight last night at Half Way Bay, and took a moment to ask them about their Chapter 6. By Annabelle Latz Paul Ayres has a simple message to fellow GODZone competitors who had a race this week that didn’t quite


Great timings for Alpine Recreation

All female team Alpine Recreation (38) made it onto Stage 4, rafting the Skippers River, just minutes before the 6.30pm cut off. Hailing from Tekapo and Mount Cook, Carrie Lakin, Elke Braun-Elwert, Anna Loomes and Lucy Noble have had a splendid race so far. They started paddling down the Skippers River at 6.00pm, but due


Rousing welcome for locals Team Motueka

A rousing welcome for Team Motueka saw over 300 people gather on Kaiteriteri beach to see the team cross the finish line tonight just on 9pm. Brent Steinmetz, Jake Stow, Claire Skykes and Mark Rayward were swamped by supporters as they were handed a cold bottle of Moa and shook the race directors hands. Local


Teams short coursed after failing to reach cut off in time

A number of Pure and Pursuit teams have been short coursed after failing to reach the cut off in time. Teams had to have left TA5 headed for the Matakitaki River by 7am this morning to continue on the full course. The river is closing to teams at 6.45pm tonight and not reopening again. The


Three all-female teams tackling GODZone

This year’s GODZone sees three all-female teams take to the course for the first time. At the start of the third day of the race, Seagate are running in tenth place as they paddle their way across Lake Rotoroa. Fairies with Fangs and visitqueenstown.co.nz, the other two all-female teams, are still on the Red Hills


How do you train on a boat in Antarctica?

How do you train for an adventure race while on a ship in the middle of Antarctica? That was the question Sophie Ballagh from team 51 visitqueenstown.co.nz faced as she prepared for GODZone Chapter Five. The team have just arrived at Wairoa Gorge at the end of the 60km mountain biking trail. Cycling was one


Teams kayaking through big waves

GODZone Chapter Five teams faced some big waves as they kayaked through stage one.