Sarah Douglas

Runner on high

Gutsy Queenstown athlete Sarah Douglas is stoked with her performance at this month's world mountain running champs in Andorra, near Spain. Despite finishing 35th and not making her top-30 goal, the two-time national champion was two places ahead of her...

Climbing to worlds

Queenstown athlete Sarah Douglas has been altitude-training in Europe for almost four weeks ahead of Sunday's mountain running world champs in Andorra. The 34-year-old, part of an eight-person New Zealand team, finished 37th at her only other world champs in...

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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