Leith Harbour Free 5 and 10km reports

The inaugural event held at 6pm on Thurs, 20 June 2019 was a huge success with 59 athletes participating on a brisk winter's evening. We have some interesting reports from runners who enjoyed the run along the west harbour recreation trail to St. Leonards and back

Gaya Gnanalingam was not sure what to expect

Neale McLanachan like most runners, enjoys a challenge

Gaya Gnanalingam was not sure what to expect

An interesting take on Gaya's experience of the event, dressed like Michelin Man and worried about encountering a sea lion
(Thursday, 20 June 2019)

I wasn't sure what to expect with the Leith Harbour 10km, the last time I ran along the harbour walkway at night I ran into a sea lion. Safety in numbers I thought to myself. And numbers there were! I was surprised at the turn out for the inaugural Leith Harbour run given the cool evening temperature. It was brilliant to see. Too cold to remove my hoodie at the start I decided to run layered up and was soon comfortably trotting down the flat harbour path. I may have regretted the decision to dress like the Michelin man by the time I reached the St Leonards turnaround but aside from that, it was a very pleasant run. Many thanks to the Leith crew who organised the event and made sure that everything ran smoothly on the night. I look forward to the next Leith Harbour Free 5 and 10km run.

Neale McLanachan like most runners, enjoys a challenge

Neale enjoyed the challenge and here is his account of the event
(Thursday, 20 June 2019)

On arriving at the start line on a cool winters night there was plenty of anticipation in the air for the inaugural Leith Harbour Free 5 and 10km run. A dedicated bunch of runners and walkers eagerly awaited the start before making their way down the Harbourside walkway into the night. Like most runners I enjoy a challenge and trying a new run/race is exciting and sharing the experience with like minded people keeps me coming back for more. The more or less flat there and back course is very achievable and the Harbourside offers stunning views, well maybe not so much in the dark but as the light returns it will. Finally whatever your fitness level this event will offer a challenge and reward you by improving your fitness and helping you towards your goals.