Na­tional ti­tles go to Queen­stown

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Queen­stown moun­tain­biker Kate Fluker hopes her win at the na­tional cham­pi­onship will boost her chances of go­ing to the Com­mon­wealth Games. The 26-year-old took the honours in the elite cross coun­try women’s race at the Whakare­warewa For­est in Ro­torua. Mean­while, Queen­stown-based pro­fes­sional Ge­orge Bran­ni­gan claimed his first na­tional elite moun­tain bike ti­tle in the downhill event and Queen­stown-based Alan­nah Columb and Har­riet Latchem were sec­ond and third in the downhill women’s event.

Don­ald Hay

Light wind con­di­tions saw or­gan­is­ers of the an­nual Don­ald Hay yacht race run, be­tween Glenorchy and Queen­stown this year, move the fin­ish­ing line to a half­way point at Mt Ni­cholas. With lit­tle wind for up to five hours on Satur­day, the 22 boats strug­gled to make head­way. Queen­stown man Hamish Jack­son took line honours on the day while the race was won on hand­i­cap by Mil­ton man Brian Hut­ton, on Chi­nook.

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