Information about training, coaching & social runs can be found here
Club coach and President Chris Sole organises training and social runs on a weekly basis. If you are interested in taking part in these runs please email Chris. Runners of all abilities are welcome.
The scenes you see here are from some of the events in which we annually take part. The iconic Peninsula Relay and the Clyde to Alexander 10km. Social and competitive athletes are catered for in both of these events. Leith Harriers also organises two races each year, the Three Peaks Mountain Race and the Leith Cross Country Relays (Ponydales).
As you can see from the smiles on these Leith members' faces they are really enjoying themselves. Leith Harriers caters for those who wish to run only for the social and fitness benefits and being part of a club or community of runners and also for those who wish to compete more seriously for provincial, national or international honours.
We will be delighted to see you out there with us on these training and social runs, so if you are interested please visit the Leith Harriers join and contact page for more information about the club.
Training, coaching, social run weekly schedule
|Day of Week||Time/Venue||Description|
|Monday||Meet from 5pm at 5 Monro St, Maori Hill, Dunedin||Walk down the driveway and enter at the rear of the house. Run leaves about 5.15/5.20ish. Mixed group but can be a brisk run around 20 min to 60min into Ross Creek and bike tracks with options for shortcuts, longer and shorter routes. Generally wait for people at a number of spots during the run. A good headlight is necessary.|
|Tuesday||Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, 5pm||Meet from 5pm at the athletics track. Warm up running to the track, others do a lap around Logan park while others might do a grass circuit or just 2 to 8 times around the track. . Mixed level of athletes (beginners to elite). On the track doing 2 to 5 times 1km reps (but individually based to accommodate everyone and their present fitness level: others may do 200s/400s/600s instead of the full 1km but we start together). The session can change as a result of weather conditions or how everyone is feeling on the day.|
|Wednesday||Meet at 1pm, Monro St, Maori Hill, Dunedin||Usually a 60min but could be up to 90min lunchtime run leaving sharp at 1pm into Ross Creek and McGouns. Note: may be different every week, determined by weather and tides: So it could be Ross Creek/MTB tracks or St Clair to Tomahawk beach+ Chisholm Golf course or Flagstaff Forest MTB tracks or Silverstream. Start Time may also vary.|
|Thursday||Meet from 5pm at 5 Monro St, Maori Hill, Dunedin||The focus is Hills done on the Balmac Golf Course, Sandunes at Tomahawk-Smailles-Sandfly Bay, hilly runs in Ross Creek-Nicolls-Flagstaff-other tracks. Decisions are made on the day based on weather, tides, time available. Headlights are necessary.|
|Friday||Meet at 1pm, Monro St, Maori Hill, Dunedin||Usually a 60min but could be up to 90min lunchtime run leaving sharp at 1pm into Ross Creek and bike tracks. Note: may be different every week, determined by weather and tides: So it could be Ross Creek/MTB tracks or St Clair to Tomahawk beach+ Chisholm Golf course or Flagstaff Forest MTB tracks or Silverstream. Start Time may also vary.|
|Saturday||9am Dunedin Botanical Gardens||Leith Harriers members take part in the weekly Dunedin Park Run 5km. We meet there for the run, social gathering and some have refreshments at the Dunedin Botanical Gardens Cafe.|
|Sat & Sun||Various||Other than races/Dunedin Parkruns: should you wish to be informed of other runs, please provide email or cell phone contact information. These runs frequently are based on weather, tides, Chris Sole's availablity, and decisions are made rapidly. You may have 30 to 60min notice whether you wish to join the run or not. Transport may be available. These tend to be longer challenging exciting varied places to run.|