James Harcombe

By PHILIP CHANDLER After Cromwell’s Northburn 100-miler (161km) race, which Adam Carlson had been yearning to run for the first time was cancelled last weekend due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Queenstowner stepped in with his own alternative. The engineer, who...

Triple track b’day treat

If you thought knocking off Fiordland's three Great Walks within 24 hours was impossible, you've reckoned without slimly-built Queenstown runner, Hywel Dinnick. After a huge amount of logistical prep, Dinnick, whose first name's pronounced 'Howell', became the first known person to...

Mountains no match for runner

Queenstown ultra-runner James Harcombe's motto could be 'climb every mountain'. In what's thought to be a first, the 54-year-old last month conquered every peak on the ridgelines surrounding the Wakatipu Basin in one stretch. He accomplished his lofty goal in 35-and-a-half...
A Queenstown ultra-runner's tackling the "crazy" challenge of running/power-hiking 30,500 vertical metres – or 100,000 feet – over the month of November to raise money for mental health. James Harcombe, 54, is following in the well-trodden footsteps of Wanaka's Mal...
A Welsh-born Queenstowner gives a new meaning to the term 'sporting all-rounder'. James Harcombe last month ran 1742 kilometres around Wales, smashing two records in the process. By taking 25 days, eight hours and 54 minutes, he took an amazing 14...
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