World’s Best Battle it Out in New Zealand at Godzone Adventure


The Adventure Racing World Series had a spectacular start at the recent Godzone Adventure Race in New Zealand. The race attracted one of the biggest fields in the AR World Series with 55 teams entered and 11 nations represented. The big showdown however was between the current World Champions, Seagate (New Zealand) and the current No. 1 team in the ARWS rankings, Columbia Vidaraid (Spain). Neither team took a top position for granted as the standard of competition was exceptional, including many strong New Zealand teams taking part. The final result ran to the home team who were in top form with Seagate finishing ahead of the Columbia Vidaraid to maintain their unbeaten record at the 4th Godzone Adventure race…. Read More →

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Adventure Racing World Series 2015 Underway at Godzone Adventure


The first 2015 Qualifier round of the Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) has just begun in New Zealand. The Godzone Adventure has attracted 55 teams to this international race who are currently attempting to complete a 557km expedition journey around Wanaka on the South Island of the country. Teams commenced the race this morning with a tough trek from the Haast River ascending steeply to the Brewster Glacier, then down a ridgeline and to the Makarora River. Ahead of them are legs of white water kayaking, further mountaineering, mountain biking, trekking and flat water paddling. The two best teams in the world are racing head to head in New Zealand at this seasons opening race. New Zealand team Seagate, winners… Read More →

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New Zealand’s celebrated adventure racers, Nathan Fa avae, Sophie Hart, Chris Forne and Stuart Lynch of Team Seagate are leading the pack on day one of the GODZone adventure race in Kaikoura. As predicted by race directors the past GODZone winners led from the start of the race that saw teams enter the choppy waters off Kaikoura’s main beach at 1pm this afternoon. “The teams had quite a challenging situation to deal with as they split up and the runners headed around the Kaikoura peninsula while the kayakers tackled dumping waves. There were a few causality’s and a couple of broken rudders but they all got through that first stage admirably,” said Race Director Warren Bates. Team Seagate were the… Read More →

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