Sarah Douglas

Hardly pausing

By GUY WILLIAMS You'd think Queenstown’s Routeburn Classic winner Sarah Douglas would have put her feet up this weekend. But Douglas, who last Saturday’s 32km race over the South ern Alps in 3hr 26min 14sec — her second victory after a record-setting run...

Queen of the peak

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown runner Nancy Jiang last Saturday took out a title she’s coveted for five years. The 30-year-old Chinese-born Kiwi won the New Zealand Mountain Running Championships’ senior women’s title in her backyard, Queenstown’s Coronet Peak. She completed the three-lap...

Fourth time lucky?

By PHILIP CHANDLER He's possibly New Zealand’s unluckiest sports event organiser — and you can’t even blame Covid. Queenstowner Evan McWhirter, who’s again organising tomorrow's Routeburn Classic run over the stunning Routeburn Track, has had to cancel the event’s past three...

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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