Taupo turned on a great day for the 2022 NZ Cross Country Champs held at Spa Thermal Park in Taupo on Saturday.

A fantastic effort by Boh Ritchie stepping up to the Women’s U20 race and taking a convincing win, and also another solid performance by Kerry White to back up from her win last year to come in second this year to an outstanding run by veteran Lisa Cross. Other great performances from Louie Endres to come in second also in the Men’s U18 in a very competitive field of 48 runners.

We also had a number of runners place 4th just outside the medals – Jack Stirling (Boys U14), Sara Jury (Women’s U18), Karyn McCready (MW50-54) and Dave Clark (MM70-74).

Congratulations to all who raced and represented our club, and also to those who were selected to represent WaiBOP.

Full results can be found here:


Or the complete results 2022_NZXCC_Taupo_Full_Results

There was also the inaugural mixed team relay event held on Sunday which was very entertaining to watch. Unfortunately, there were no Hawks teams entered this year, but you can check out the full results here:
Girls U14 3km
Nisha Moorfield 11th 16:26
Carenza Elley 16th 17:26
Boys U14 3km
Jack Stirling 4th 10:49
Max Stirling 7th 11:12
Womens U18 5km
Sara Jury 4th 19:29
Renee Carey 15th 20:55
Mens U18 6km
Louie Endres 2nd 19:36
Womens U20 6km
Boh Ritchie 1st 22:16
Mens U20 8km
Cameron Potts 21st 31:31
Senior Women 10km
Kerry White 2nd 37:28
Masters Women 50-54 6km
Karyn McCready 4th 28:50
Masters Men 60-64 8km
Garry Wilson 5th 36:42
Masters Men 65-69 6km
Grahame Clarkin 13th 32:23
Masters Men 70-74 6km
Dave Clark 4th 31:37