For Nick, Danny, Brigid and Craig preparing for GODZone has been as much a part of the challenge as they’re anticipating from the race. Training for up to 30 hours a week has meant a lot of time away from home, family and friends, not to mention pressure on their bodies and on their gear. And then there’s been information-building, supply testing, skill honing and relationship development to consider. What started out as a thrilling physical test has become a much more significant personal and team building journey for the four team mates.
“On many occasions during my training I’ve wondered – as I’m sure my friends and family have! – ‘why am I doing this?’,” says team member Danny. “I’ve gradually come to the conclusion that there’s something in the Outward Bound Kaupapa that’s driving me.”