Jack Beaumont

Like the field in last Saturday's Routeburn Classic, New Zealand is about to watch top runner Jack Beaumont disappear into the distance – for four years, at least. Queenstowner Beaumont – who smashed the Routeburn Classic's record at his first...
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...

Runner goes to great pains

A top Queenstown runner endured excruciating pain to win a recent mountain run in Fiordland. Sarah Douglas won the women's 27km Luxmore Grunt – companion race to the longer Kepler Challenge – despite the recurrence of a painful nerve tumour in...

Jack’s nimble – and quick

A Queenstown athlete has clinched a top-10 place at the World Mountain Running Championships. Jack Beaumont, 19, competed for the junior men's title, crossing the finish line in 37min 54sec, in ninth position. His biggest fan, grandma Ali Beaumont, says he's...
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