Charlie Richardson. PHOTO/SUPPLIED



Eketahuna rider Charlie Richardson finished a close third overall in the latest round of the national enduro championships, held just south of Martinborough on Sunday.

Whanganui’s Seth Reardon won the day, his first major victory at this level, with Manawatu’s Paul Whibley, a two-time former cross-country champion in the United States, claiming the runner-up spot.

Unfortunately for Richardson, he has only been able to contest two of the four rounds and is down in 13th overall for the series.

The 21-year old shepherd said he had a pretty good day on Sunday.

“It was extremely slippery after rain there through the previous week, but I managed to stay clean and consistent and I got there in the end.”

“I had a shocking day at the series opener, but my result at Martinborough has pushed me up the standings a bit,” said Richardson.

The next round of the series is closer to home for Richardson, near Masterton in three weeks’ time, on June 29.