Results History

Karapoti is one of few events with a complete history of results for every year. Check out the links below for results right back to the first in 1986. Recent years even have a downloadable certificate next to your result...

1986 / 1987 1988 1989 / 1990 / 1991 /

1992 1993 / 1994 1995 / 1996 1997 /

1998 1999 / 2000 / 2001 / 2002 2003 /

2004 2005 / 2006 2007 / 2008 / 2009 /

2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 /

2016 / 2017 /  2018 / 2019 / 2020

Race Records

At Karapoti we like to give credit across all age and gender, so we have race records from pro-elite right out to 70+, single speed, retro, tandems, uni-cycles, youngest and eldest finishers and winners, and even the most punctures. 

In 2014 great conditions and a fast course saw Cantabrian Anton Cooper and Upper Hutt's own Kim Hurst become the fastest all-time. But there are impressive benchmarks across every category you can think of... Click Here.

All-Time Fastest 20

Check out the fastest 20 rides among both men and women... Click Here.

HAll of fame

All-Time Placegetters

As the Southern Hemisphere's longest running mountain bike event, Karapoti's podium reads like a who's-who of mtb history. For the top three men & women in every Karapoti... Click Here

Sub 3-Hour club

Any Karapoti finisher earns bragging rights among mountain bikers. But at Karapoti itself, the bragging benchmark is the 3hr barrier. More than 15,000 riders have completed the Classic, but as of 2019 only 723 riders have broken 3hrs. Simon Kennett was the first, Kathy Lynch was the first female and the 20th woman was Kate McIlroy in 2019. The fastest years were 2007 & 2008 with more than 100 sub-3's and more than 40 new members. In 2019, the Captaincy of the club passed from Trevor Woodward to Jason McCarty, who now has 23 Sub-3's to his name. Upper Hutt native Wayne Hiscock has the fastest average, however, at 2hrs 39min from 21 sub-3's. As of 2019, 3hrs had been broken 1559 times. For a full list of every Sub-3 in Karapoti history... Click Here

Karapoti Life Membership

As the longest running mountain bike event in the Southern Hemisphere, if someone has played a major part in Karapoti then chances are they have had a major part in NZ mountain bike history. We thought this fact should be recognised so in 2007 we introduced Karapoti Life Membership. We welcome nominations for future life membership. For a full run-down on Karapoti Life Members to date... Click Here.

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