What's New for 2017

They're off!

9 Feb 17: Winning Routes posted, see under Results or link here.

31 Jan 17: Checked results published; very few changes. Control 80 was allowed, and 4 others not. Winning routes soon.

29 Jan 17: 34 teams battled very strong northerlies today, and many bear the scars of being tossed into the bushes and sand-papered legs. In spite of leaving his bike shoes at home, Nick Hann with Greg Thurlow won the 8hr course. Rachel Baker and Marta Zanetti were the top women. Last-minute entrants Sam Walton and Dylan Queen topped the 4hr with Vet Women Sheila Hart and Nicola Mitchell 2nd. Full provisionals on the results page.

27 Jan 17 Forecast is for fine weather with strong northerlies and a high  of 18 deg. Sounds good. Read the updated "Nitty Gritty".

25 Jan 17: There are 60 controls. Some easy and close, some way out and brutal! Max score 3160.

20 Jan 17 Normal entries closed, see the list under "Enter". Can squeeze a few late entries in subject to maps. We have participants looking for teams, Gavin is an older rider looking to do the 4hr.

8 Jan 17 Another hint. The 2017 event will include those rugged areas round Wellington that we normally consider too steep. (You can do parts on foot remember!)  Thoroughly in the Aka's tradition. But the event centre will be in civilised Karori, at Mud Cycles.

13 Dec 16: Entries are now open. The planners have released the following hint: the 2017 event will be close to Wellington. BTW that's the course planners Keri and Rob in the pic, heading out on an early Ak Attack.

9 Dec 16: Team appointed for 2017 event. Which will be a "NOT the Ak Attack", ie somewhere else. But just as rugged. Date 29 Jan 2017. Course design well under way.

Read about last time...

2 Feb 16: Started a new page: Stories 2016. Currently contains winning routes for 8 and 4hrs. Including pictorialized version. Lost and found. Controls picked up.

31 Jan 16: Thoroughly in the Akatarawa tradition, said Simon Kennett, winning his 7th 8hr Ak Attack! But it wasn't all about tough riding, with the winning team among several who were not fully sure where they were in the difficult "Cousins" section, aka the "Co-Op block". Rachel and Liam Drew with Sheila Hart were not far behind. In the 4hr category Graeme Silock and Steve Meeres had a good victory over locals Christine and Mike Heron. The weather was good. Preliminary results have been posted.