Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Adventure racing

Visionstream put a team together for the inaugural NZ Anaconda Adventure Race held in Waihi last weekend. Garth, Rick, Hilton and Andrew (aka Steve) put in a sterling effort to take out 2nd place in the corporate category. Here's how it looked from the sideline...

Andrew was first up with the swim leg. We all know he's a swimmer not a runner, so the run between laps almost killed him! Fortunately for the team, his competitive streak shone through and after a good effort, he came out of the water in 4th place.

Garth almost had to tackle Andrew to get the bib and chip from him.

And he's off for 14km paddle! Anyone who knows Garth knows that's a walk in the park for this adventure-man.

Hilton takes the baton and steps out for the 14km run.

Sadly, the photographer (me) did not see the exchange from Hilton to Rick. Rick zig-zagged and loop-de-looped his way through the 27km mountain bike track. As they say, there is no rest for the wicked and Rick must be very wicked indeed. After he got off his bike he then had to put on his running shoes for the final leg–a 2km team run around the old gold mine to the finish line.

Subdued encouragement from the support crew!

Finished at last–a hard earned thirst!

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