In October 2012 I met Shane James whilst covering the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race. I wrote about him in my article “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things”. I clearly remember the
Following an emotional and exceptional Adventure Racing World Championships in Costa Rica the AR World Rankings have been revised, and the world's greatest endurance athletes are already looking
Nathan Fa’avae’s open letter to the AR World Series appealing for a national teams policy at the AR World Champs has triggered a major change in the top tier of adventure racing. For the 2014
No matter how you shuffle the cards the hand with the most aces is going to win, and it’s the same with expedition adventure racing teams. So far this year mixed teams of 4 from around the
The 2012 Adventure Racing World Series came to close with Raid in France hosting the World Championship in the Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur region of Southern France in late September. The race was
Over the past couple of months in the AR World Series teams have had the chance to race in 3 more uniquely different environments, and those with the heart and stamina to push for the podium have
Using a head torch for outdoor sports and activities is taken for granted these days, so it’s easy to forget that the head torch was a revolutionary idea when first produced by Petzl in the
In the past month the AR World Series has taken teams to North America and Europe for the first time in 2012 as part of a schedule which spans 5 continents in 11 races. In races 6 and 7
Pretty much the first thing on most peoples list as soon as they contemplate a map-based bike race is a map board. Teeth and pockets will both admittedly hold a map, but reading a map in one
At the beginning of April expedition adventure racing returned to its roots in New Zealand for the inaugural Orion Health Godzone Adventure Race, based in the adventure sports mecca of Queenstown.
The ARWorld Series 2012 is underway, with the first two qualifying races taking place in South America and teams from Ecuador and New Zealand claiming their places at the World
After the success of their first World Championship in Tasmania the AR World Series owners (Louise Foulkes and Craig Bycroft of Geocentric) might have been expected to take a break before the
It's a new year! New races, challenges and adventures await, but before moving on here is my personal review of the highs and lows, and the trends in the year of adventure racing just gone by.