vertical metres

Race with no end

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner sets out tomorrow to defend his title in New Zealand’s ‘‘cruellest’’ ultramarathon. Adam Keen, 37, last year won the last-man-standing ‘Backyard Ultra’ competition, completing 35 consecutive 6.7km laps, each starting on the hour, on a course...

Bulding up the miles

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown carpenter’s transforming his body for the challenge of his life. Stefan Heinrich says he ‘‘caught the bug’’ when he ran the 15km Miners Trail at last year’s Motatapu multisport event, and decided to give himself a...

Heliski veteran not sloping off

Probably no one in New Zealand, or even the world, has heliski-guided more vertical metres than Russell Carr. The Queenstowner talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about the buzz of heliskiing, what’s changed over 40 years and how he fits his...