Sia’s “Team One Square Meal” is home!

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At lunchtime on Friday, after 11 stages, four days and around 522km of MTBing, kayaking and hiking between Milford Sound and Queenstown, Team One Square Meal (Sia Svendsen, former Sumnerite Ian Edmond, Ross Rotheram and Stu Lynch) arrived at the finish line of the GODZone Adventure Race in second place.

This is a simply stunning result, particularly given the terrain and distance all the teams are required to complete.  Some will still be out on course, on next to no sleep, for the full seven days allowed, whereas Sia’s team made it home around 15 hours after top adventure racer, Nathan Fa’avae’s team, who finished late last evening in just under four days.

For those of us who have been following the race via the live GPS tracking, it’s been a great experience – and far more appealing done from the comfort of home than out on course!

Well done Sia, you’re a wee legend!

For full coverage, including GPS tracking of those teams still out there (31 in total), visit

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  1. Sia

    Thank you so much for following our Team progress. we had no idea how many were watching. We had a fantastic team and enjoyed all the hardship with a trememdous hard course with only 4 teams finishing full course. We made a few mistakes – you might have noticed we were bluffed out on a very steep slope on the first trek losing 40min hanging on for our lives but we solved the mishaps we had along the way as a team and finishing 2nd was absolutely overwhelming. Ian Edmond and Stuart Lynch absolutely world class adventure racers. We won a free entry to world champ in France in september but without sponsorship for expenses we are unable to race. Again thank you Sumner Running Club for following us. Cheers Sia

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