Queenstown Marathon

By PHILIP CHANDLER Attempting her first half ironman just over two years ago, Queenstowner Fiona Gallagher crashed her bike and broke her collarbone. Undeterred, late last month the 27-year-old convincingly won her age group and was fourth-fastest female amateur in her...
THERE’S a bloody big elephant stampeding through the streets of Queenstown and no one, it seems, can see it. And if someone doesn’t do something soon, that bloody big elephant is going to smash our streets to smithereens. Our elephant, the...
Formerly one of New Zealand’s top ski racers, Erika Harris talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about how she’s adapted to life after she retired, and why her hubby’s happy she didn't run in the Queenstown Marathon last weekend After a life...

Sponsor fuels runners

By PHILIP CHANDLER Almost 50 local high school students and staff are getting fitter than ever for next month’s Queenstown International Marathon, thanks to the event’s new naming sponsor. Queenstown-headquartered realtor, New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR), has subsidised 29 Wakatipu...

Volunteers race-ready

Peter Atkinson reckons when it comes to community generosity, Queenstown's "pretty special". Atkinson, a member of the Queenstown Pedallers, is gearing up for his fifth year as a volunteer at the Queenstown International Marathon. He and about 40 members of the...

From recovery to 10km

A stroke survivor's showing his steely determination to stay active by running the Queenstown International Marathon 10k for charity. Queenstowner Michael Wright, 68, suffered a serious brain bleed and stroke in December 2014, leading to him needing two months of...
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