Grant Guise

Fourth time lucky?

By PHILIP CHANDLER He's possibly New Zealand’s unluckiest sports event organiser — and you can’t even blame Covid. Queenstowner Evan McWhirter, who’s again organising tomorrow's Routeburn Classic run over the stunning Routeburn Track, has had to cancel the event’s past three...

Running event under fire

A war of words has erupted over a proposed Queenstown ultra-marathon due to fallout from a race the organiser ran seven years ago. Hong Kong-based RacingThePlanet plans a seven-day, 250-kilometre race next March, with about 200 athletes coming from 50...
Though he's never run the course, a 19-year-old Queenstowner could well become the Routeburn Classic's youngest winner. Jack Beaumont is in stellar form heading into Saturday's annual mountain run over Fiordland's 32km Routeburn Track. Not only did he win the New...
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