ARWC2018

All Roads Lead to the Finish

Author : Rob Howard The last few days of bad weather on the Volcano have made the end of the race particularly hard for the teams at the back of the course.  All those I’ve spoken to have told me of the constant drenching rain and cold conditions, and the …

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Czech Republic and Estonia Take 4th and 5th

Author : Rob Howard The 4th team to cross the finish line at this year’s AR World Champs was ‘Black Hill Salomon Opava Net’ from the Czech Republic, finishing in a time of 132 hours 45 minutes.  They ran across the line at Village de Corail just after dark, holding …

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A Sprint Finish After 120 Hours of Racing

Author : Rob Howard You wouldn’t think it’s likely to have a sprint finish in an expedition adventure race, not after 5 days of brutal racing, on a 460km course, but it keeps happening, and it’s just happened again here at the AR World Champs on Reunion Island. Incredibly team …

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New Zealand Avaya – Champions Again!

Author : Rob Howard They said they were here to have fun and explore Reunion and that the result was secondary, that they had their doubts and were not confident, and expected to be caught at any time by the good teams chasing them. Yet, in the end, the result …

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Lost in the Land of the Volcano

Author : Rob Howard All of the action on day 4 took place on the East Coast of Reunion, but in some very different locations as the field spread out.  The leaders followed the coast southwards to the land of the volcano and they are now a day (or maybe …

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Chasing Shadows in the Canyons

Author : Rob Howard Teams slow down in the dark, but if it’s a Dark Zone they have to stop altogether as its deemed unsafe to continue.  So beating the dark zone on the second stage of the race, pack rafting and trekking in the canyons that sweep down to …

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Frantic First Night ARWC 2018

Author : Rob Howard – Night Stop at the Pool With teams running well ahead of the predicted fastest times the leaders arrived at CP4, at the swimming pool in the town of Cilaos before midnight.   First in were FRA – 400 team Naturex looking strong and composed, though the …

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Straight Off The Track

Author : Rob Howard Follow teams at http://live.arworldseries.com/arwc18/ Speaking before the start Nathan Fa’avae of defending champions Avaya, said, “It is strange not having the maps but Chris will pick our route to the first checkpoint and we’ll head straight off and try to catch those ahead of us. It’s up …

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