godzone-logo

Latest News

Short Course For Unranked Teams

Monday 5th March 2018

News Categories

Share Page

A disappointed Pat Farry Trust team is waiting patiently at TA3 to continue on the short course unranked. Having made a safety call at CP17, due to Harriet’s strained hip which was really struggling over the rough terrain, the team turned back yesterday through the thick bush, even packrafting down a tiny creek rather than try to make their way around the trees. Harriet was delivered to the TA by jetboat while the three guys walked in to arrive at 02:13.

All the team have raced before, Harriet in an all girl’s team at GODZone Chapter 6. But this, she said “Is a big step up from last year’s race in terms of terrain and navigation.”

Unranked teams are automatically short-coursed and will follow the short course route in the handbook.

So far unranked teams at TA3 are the Pat Farry Team plus 22 Checkpoint and 27 Hardtale, who both chose to short course themselves at CP16 by turning left on the course and heading straight to Rarakau.

These unranked teams will wait until aprox 8pm tonight before moving onto the short course for safety and logistics reasons and to allow the first fully ranked teams to navigate through reasonably untracked areas.

When asked if they would come back and attack these parts in the future, the Pat Farry team admitted they would love to. Whitewater rafting on the Wairaurahiri River was the highlight of the last few days.

The Pat Farry Trust is named after a GP from Queenstown who pioneered rural health education and as all four are doctors its natural to promote the awareness of this issue.

Related posts

Mar
7th
21:03
A sure shuffle for those chasing the leaders

Behind the current podium potentials there’s a few shifts going on. It looks like Ataraxia MACPAC (01) and Racer’s Edge – Powered by Torpedo 7 (21) are spending Monday evening and night taking turns in the fourth and fifth spots over the Te Iringa Track and Mohaka River. Both teams are very well respected by

Mar
6th
22:03
You just have to believe

It’s at this stage of the race that doubt starts to creep in for some teams, as to whether they will make the cut off or not. Day Two has just about come to an end, with the top half of the field on the Stage 4 rogaine which takes them through the Whirinaki State

Mar
6th
18:03
Craig Cook gives in-depth GODZone analysis

For all those dot watching junkies out

Mar
5th
22:03
Lead teams sorting it out already

A fun, fast day to kick things

Mar
19th
10:03