News & Updates

31 March 2023 • Trail Running

2023 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships Team Announced

Athletics NZ is pleased to announce that twelve Mountain Running athletes and ten Trail Running athletes have been selected to represent New Zealand at the 2023 World Mountain and Trail World championships which are going to be held in Innsbruck Austria on 7-10 June.

The twelve Mountain running athletes are:

Senior Women:
Sarah Douglas Queenstown Athletics Club, Coach Jono Wyatt
Kate Morrison Sumner Running Club, Coach Sia Svendsen
Maia Flint VUW Athletics, Coach James Kuegler
Andrea Peat Wellington Harrier and Athletic Club, Self- Coached
Sabrina Edwards Lake City Athletics, Coach Michael Aish
Miriam Clark UC Athletics Club, Coach Jono Wyatt

Senior Men:
Andy Good University of Canterbury, Coach Matthew Ingram
Toby Batchelor Pakuranga Athletic Club, Coach Lindsay Dey
Michael Sutton Athletics Tauranga, Coach John Bowden
Niam Macdonald-Joslin Wellington Scottish Athletics, Coach Rowan Hooper

Junior Woman:
Stella Hammond Oratia running, Coach Alana Lythe

Junior Man:
Benjamin Rickerby Auckland City Athletics Club, Coach Vaughn Craddock

The ten Trail running athletes are:

Senior Women:
Katie Morgan Run Timaru, Self- Coached
Jessica Campbell Sumner Running Club, Coach Sarah Biss
Amelia Horne Athletics Nelson, Self- Coached
Caitlin Fielder Athletics Nelson, Coach Jono Wyatt
Shannon Leigh-Litt Hatea Harriers, Coach John Bowden

Senior Men:
Weston Hill Trentham United Harriers, Self- Coached
Ryan Carr Queenstown Athletic Club, Coach Dom Channon
Dwight Grieve Fiordland Club, Coach Shaun Cantwell
Samuel Hansby Wellington Harrier Athletic Club, Coach Nick Hansby
Wayne Botha Takapuna Harriers, Self-Coached

Each of the athletes bring with them significant experience and achievements over the Mountain and Trail events with eight athletes having competed in last year’s world championships in Thailand.

We wish them all the best for the rest of their preparations in the lead up to the championships, and we are looking forward to seeing what they can do in Austria.