athletes

Fiona’s win

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A Queenstown triathlete says winning a new award, which recognises athletes overcoming obstacles, outshone her recent race success. Fiona Gallagher, 27, came second in her age group at last month’s Tauranga Half in a time of 4 hours,...

New lifting comp

By TRACEY ROXBURGH New Zealand’s inaugural Supertotal Weightlifting comp is finally getting off the ground in Queenstown this weekend, after being delayed numerous times due to Covid-19. The Supertotal’s a combo of Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting. It’s being held at Remarkables CrossFit...

Cancer survivor on the pace

By PHILIP CHANDLER For a local who’s had prostate cancer, the 10km race in this month’s New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Queenstown Marathon marks a milestone. Athletics coach Neville Britton, who’s turning 55 before the run, stopped running after he was...

2020 Peak to Peak plug pulled

By GUY WILLIAMS Covid's kiboshed the Peak to Peak. The multisport race’s organisers have cancelled it with ‘‘great regret’’ as a result of the government’s announcement on Monday that Covid alert levels would remain unchanged for another week, media manager Margo Berryman says. Originally...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown International Marathon's boss is still hopeful the resort's biggest one-day event - which last year had a record field of 12,000-plus - can run again this November, despite the current Covid-19 ban on big events. Dave Beeche,...
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