Matthew Shepherd has claimed victory for the 2022 Karri Cup after finishing the 100km race in just under four hours on Sunday as hundreds took part in yearly event. The race took place on Sunday morning in Northcliffe and had just under 150 riders take part in the 100km, 50km and 25km race through the pristine karri forests surrounding the lower South West town. Shepherd entered into the open male category for the 100km section of the race and after leaving the Northcliffe recreation oval at 8am, crossed the finish line 3hr. 49min. 38secs later. He was followed by Nathan Jones, also in the open male category, who finished with a time of 3:49:50 just ahead of third-placed Oliver James, who finished at 3:50:14. Nick Algie was the first from the men’s masters bracket to finish on the day after he crossed the line with a time of 3:53:53. Finn Reilly was the first junior male to finish the Karri Cup’s 100km leg with an impressive time of 4:02:09. The first woman to cross the finish line was Stephanie Van Amerongen with a time of 4:16:44. In the 50km race, Darby Gaebler, Jordan Watkins and Vincent Bascombe came first, second and third with times of 1:48:28, 1:53:48 and 1:54:55, respectively. In the 25km race first place went to Charlie McGough with a finish time of 1:16:14, followed by Jamon Macdonald in second place at 1:17:52 and Charlie Schmid in third with 1:22:29.