We catch up with Race Director Warren Bates and Course Advisor Ian Edmond to get their insights into Day Two of GODZone… What do you expect to see from the leading teams today? Warren: Tiki Tour (13) have been strong in first place the whole way through, but Yealands (31) aren’t far behind. Chris (Yealands) is
The teams arrive at Skyline Queenstown to grab their bikes before heading down into the trails
Only a few hours into the race, and it’s clear this year has some unsung contenders. True to their name, the Sneaky Weasel Gang (34) has stormed ahead into the top four leading teams, ahead of last year’s champions; the Yealands Family Wines. They are just behind Torpedo 7 (21), Swordfox (17) and the leaders
Team Adventure Medical Kits take to the trails at Skyline Queenstown as they prepare for their GODZone adventure
Aaron Johnston captured some stunning pictures of team Adventure Medical Kits as they walked through Mt Owen.
The race for fourth place in GODZone Chapter Five was a tight one with just three minutes between teams. Team 9 Adventure Medical Kits got there first, crossing the line at 4.49pm on Wednesday. Just behind them was 5 Bivouac inov-8 at 4.52pm. The two teams hugged and shook hands as they met on the
This year’s GODZone sees 15 fully international teams taking part and another 12 with at least one international member. With an international team paddling through Abel Tasman national park in a bid for fourth place, we’re taking a look at some of the overseas visitors. American team Adventure Medical Teams are up the front of
The sun came out to great the teams as they arrived at Lake Rotoroa today on stage four of GODZOne Chapter Five. Photographer Alex Socci met up with some of the teams as they transitioned from their bike and onto the inflatible boats. Team 9 Adventure Medical Kits of Kyle Peter, Rob Preston, Mari Chandler
US photographer Aaron Johnson captured some epic pictures of team 9 Adventure Medical Kits as they clambered across the ridges of the Red Hills.
GODZone Chapter Five teams hike 52km through the Red Hills on the third stage of the race.
Single tracks in Silvan Forest, TA2 and onto the first trek, on the Red Hills.
The world’s best navigator Chris Forne has led his Yealands Family Wines team into first place overnight on the GODZone expedition summiting the 1790m high Ben Nevis on the spectacular Red Hills in the Richmond Ranges. The 60 following teams will track in their footsteps as GODZone competitors reach new heights today. Stage 3 of
Teams assemble their bikes and negotiate the MTB orienteering on Rabbit island.
Some killer waves met the teams as they landed at Rabbit Island.
GODZone Chapter Five teams faced some big waves as they kayaked through stage one.