ultrarunner

Mighty mission

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown nurse with a pacemaker has set herself the ultimate challenge — running the 3000km length of New Zealand. Brooke Thomas, who sets off from NZ’s northernmost point, Cape Reinga, on Thursday, has wanted to run the...
By PHILIP CHANDLER KEEN by name, keenest by nature. Queenstowner Adam Keen proved he’s New Zealand’s gutsiest long-distance runner by winning a gruelling last-person standing competition last weekend. In and around an Auckland forest, the 37-year-old ran for 35 hours, completing a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Maybe the delays were worth it. Queenstown ultrarunner Adam Keen’s had to cool his heels twice this year following Covid-caused postponements to an Auckland-based last-person- standing event, The Riverhead Backyard ReLaps Ultra. It’s on again this weekend, but this time...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown ultrarunner’s likely to have set the fastest known time for the 153-kilometre Otago Central Rail Trail. Adam Carlson, 43, ran the popular cycle trail two weekends ago, from Clyde to Middlemarch, in 16 hours 48 minutes. A...

Mega run for mental health

By PHILIP CHANDLER A friend's suspected suicide has prompted a Queenstown ultrarunner and a running mate to undertake a staggering 500 kilometre run to raise awareness and funds for mental health. Starting October 24, Kerryn Bell and Ben Fraser, from Oamaru,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A welshman's followed in the footsteps of Queenstowner James Harcombe to break his staggering record for running around Wales’ coastline. Welsh-born Harcombe took 20 days, 12 hours and 55 minutes to run the 1400-kilometre Wales Coast Path in...

Run, mullet, run

A Queenstown ultrarunner last month equalled the record for what's touted as the world's longest 24-hour race. Adam Keen completed a mind-blowing 17 summits of Dunedin's Mt Cargill - and covering 145 kilometres and cumulatively climbing almost 1000 metres more...
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