North Island XC Champs 2024 Results

Well another fantastic day down in Taupo last Saturday for the North Island Cross Country Champs. 13 Hawks travelled down to compete in near perfect conditions…early cloud clearing to a stunning sunny afternoon – with just enough cool breeze to remind you we are in Taupo!

A good number of runners overall again this year with just under 500 competing. Of the 13 Hawks running we managed 4 age grade medals – with Aimee Ferguson running a great race to 3rd place in the Senior Women. Mike Peck also had a great race to win gold in the MM55-59 grade by over 2 and a half minutes!

And then it was a 1-2 in the MM70-74 grade with Grahame Clarkin taking 2nd just ahead of Dave Clark in 3rd.

Congratulations to all those who competed, it was once again a well organised day on what has to be one of the best (and toughest) cross country courses around. Also a huge thanks to the organisers of this years event, the Taupo Harrier Club.

Grade/Place Name Time
GU14 3000m
5 Anna Phillips 11:59.0
15 Jasmine Rasmussen Shawyer 13:05.4
BU16 3000m
4 Jack Stirling 10:17.8
Senior Women 5000m
3 Aimee Ferguson 19:17.9
8 Sabrina Edwards 20:28.6
Senior Men 9000m
16 Joseph Morgan 31:49.2
Cameron Potts
Masters Men 45-49 6000m
4 Arron McKoy 23:44.1
Masters Men 55-59 6000m
1 Michael Peck 24:01.9
5 Dave Gunn 27:06.0
8 Paul Ewart 29:59.7
Masters Men 70-74 6000m
2 Grahame Clarkin 32:09.9
3 Dave Clark 32:57.7
Bold – Indicates North Island age group medal