Godzone 2017 / Feb 25th - Mar 4th
2nd (2016), 2nd position til injury (2015), 4th (2013), 5th (2012)
This year with almost the same team gives us the chance to improve on mistakes we made last year. As always the aim is to pull out the elusive perfect race, make good decisions and be strong mentally and physically when the going gets tough. With Georgia in the team, we have another strong competitor. She has a background in orienteering and rogaining (in fact she is the current female rogaining world champ, and national orienteering champ). She also has plenty of experience in adventure racing, although normally in the role of lead navigator. Racing with Swordfox will be a bit of a change for her with a different role in the team. We think she will be great.
This will be my 5th Godzone. So far results wise I’ve had a 3rd, 4th, DNF and a 2nd. Must admit I’m pretty keen to get a 1st in there too. Maybe this is the year. Personally I’m in much better shape than I was last year with a good build up, and I’m really looking forward to getting into the guts of the race (after the first 24hrs), where things start to get tough and you need to be making good decisions.