A good start from the Merrell Alpha Pack team with the 9Km coasteering section and 12Km open water kayak completed without any drama and in a good time. After a change over at the first checkpoint, the team began the 53Km mountain bike sections that’s expected to take around 8 hours.

The weather has changed from sunny and clear at sea level to low cloud as the team continue to climb into the mountains. We leave the team halfway through stage 3 with the ever looming Tapuae o Uenuku mountain on the horizon.

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The team look in good shape and – you’ll be glad to hear – managed to avoid the seals that were literally everywhere this  morning. Follow the Merrell Alpha Pack team’s progress live on the GODZone Official site.

Check back with The Pack soon for more updates.

Photography: Julian Apse

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