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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...

Resort rider cracks big time

By GUY WILLIAMS As promising Queenstown road cyclist Reuben Thompson sweats it out on a stationary trainer in an Auckland quarantine hotel, he can reflect...

Two resort runners run riot

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's home to New Zealand’s top female and male trail runners following last weekend’s Crater Rim Ultra in Canterbury. Nancy Jiang, 29, took...

Satan’s beep test conquered

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...

Leadership award

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Alpine Ski Team’s chair is hailing the benefits of a leadership course exclusively targeting former female Olympians. Erika Harris (nee McLeod), who...

‘Satanic’ beep test goes global

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...

Lake swimmers lapping it up

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown-based Southern Lakes Swimming Club’s (SLSC) getting a pool of swimmers together for a 24-hour fundraiser for St John. It’s set the ambitious...

Sucking up a lemon

By PHILIP CHANDLER Six Queenstowners are teaming up for an Auckland car race dubbed ‘‘the cheapest motorsport on the planet’’. 24 Hours of Lemons NZ, starting...

Resort’s rare gymnastic talent

By PHILIP CHANDLER ONE of Australia’s foremost gymnasts who found fame 15 years ago now lives in Queenstown. Monette Russo — who now sports the married...

Millbrook pro blitzes top field

By PHILIP CHANDLER The head teaching pro at Arrowtown’s Millbrook Resort last Thursday stunned a very competitive field at the Marlborough Pro-Am, near Blenheim, to...

Outrigger outrage

By PHILIP CHANDLER Wakatipu Waka Ama Club paddlers are outraged one of their valuable canoes has been vandalised. The ama, or outrigger, on a six-person waka,...

Classic, take 2

By PHILIP CHANDLER After being thrown off-course by the Covid lockdown in March, organisers have rescheduled the 25th Queenstown Classic Disc Golf Tournament over the...
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