Saturday 27 April 2024

University Oval, Logan Park, Dunedin

This iconic relay event to honour Jack Lovelock winner of the 1500m gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics is organised by Hill City University Harriers Club. Entries for Leith are done via the Leith team club captains. Leith members will get notificiations via email and FB. Entries have now closed however we need reserves and lap counters so if you wish to perhaps get into a Leith team then you can contact Chris Sole or the club captains by visiting the contacts page >> Leith Club Contacts


58th LEITH HARBOUR FREE 5/10KM, 9am, Sunday 28 April 2024

Free Community time trial. Course 2. Start/Finish 9 Kitchener Street, Dunedin. Collect Bibs from 8.45am. Held along Te Aka Ōtākou shared path to either the Vauxhall (5km) or The Cove (10km) turnarounds and back. Wheelchair and pram friendly. Full details, course maps and past results and records can be viewed on the event website >> Leith Harbour Free

Saturday 11th May 2024

Entries are now open

The Leith Cross Country Relays is an annual cross country teams relay event held usually on the grounds of the Dunedin Pony Club on a course known as “The Ponydales”. It also incorporates a non-relay ultra cross country event the Ponydale Challenge. It is organised by the Leith Harrier & Athletic Club. This will be the 42nd running of this iconic event. The Ponydale Challenge is an individual ultra event run in conjunction with the relays and this will be the 5th running of this event

FRONTRUNNER CHRISTCHURCH MARATHON, NZ HALF MARATHON CHAMPS, Sunday 21 April 2024

Christchurch, New Zealand

Leith’s Nic Bathgate smacked a PB in the Marathon with a time of 02:37:27 finishing 9th overall. Also hitting a PB of 04:16:32  was Emily Thomas. Harjinder Singh Chander ran in gumboots and achieved a time of 04:34:10. Read More about the Leith athletes …>> Leith report ChCh Marathon 2024

LEITH HARRIER & ATHLETIC CLUB AGM, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Tuesday 16 April 2024

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park Drive, Dunedin in the Function Room, 2nd Floor

There was a fantastic turnout of the Leith community last night. Highlights were Lydia’s innovative presentation “The Three Peaks of Leith”, Chris Sole’s “A Unifying Thread”, MOC Rachael McKinney’s efficient running of the show, Margaret Knox’s excellent representation of the Life Membership awards, Treasurer Greg Johnston’s professionally delivered Annual Financial Report, Sebastian Sole’s behind the scenes IT wizardry, Mark O’Neill’s sound and video expertise, Steve Tripp’s 3 Peaks review, Chris Bisley’s Ultra Trail reflections, Claudia Sole’s Women’s Highlights, Sandor Toth’s excellent children’s athletic report, Siobhan McKinlay’s and Claudia’s catering. Everyone had a great time with many volunteering to be on the general committee

Weekend Sportswrap 2/3 March 2024

Otago Senior Champs combined with Southland, Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd March 2024, Caledonian Ground

This was the highlight of the track and field season and the second last event until September at the Caledonian. Those entered were: Janus Staufenberg, Olivia Thornbury, Grayson Westgate, Tess Molloy, Ash Dustow, Stephen Johnson and Pat Silcock. Report and results summary >> Otago and Southland Senior Champs Result/Report summary

MOTATAPU, SATURDAY 2 MARCH 2024

Claudia Sole, Ben Pigou, Aaron Eyles, Kristy Eyles, Steph Wilson and Alice Cuthbert all showed absolute class with great results in the marathon and 15km. Check the report and results >> Motatapu 2024

IRONMAN 70.3 TAUPŌ, Saturday 2 March 2024

Taupō, New Zealand

Congrats to Dan Hayman on his incredible effort at yesterday’s Taupo 70.3 Half Ironman. Check out Dan’s report >> Iron 70.3 Taupo 2024

Tuesdays Training with Chris Sole meet from 5pm at the Caledonian, Logan Park for warmups for 5.30pm start of training on track or the surrounding fields. Check out the training section for updates on the session details for the next Sole Tuesday  >>>> Training

Dunedin Running Points Competition 2024 - April Update

Points are in for the April update, check where you sit currently on the points table – see the link above. Well done to the women who are currently holding out the men with a 1.6 point average lead!

Hilly Run, Sand Dunes – Thursdays

Meet at 5.15pm. Starts at 5.30pm. Popular meeting place are the Tomahawk Fields adjacent to the Beach car park at 5.20-5.30. Run laps while waiting for people to arrive. We normally do a sustained 10 or 12x Sandune session on Tomahawk beach. You can choose to alternate, leave some out, work as you feel. technique, driving arms, working hip, knees, ankles, feet. Note that the venue may change depending on circumstances, so contact Chris Sole if unsure

The 41st 3 Peaks Mountain Race, 17 March 2024

For full results and report summary including the NZ and Otago Short Course Trail Champs results >> 3 Peaks Mountain Report Summary and Results 2024

The next 3 Peaks Mountain Race will be held on Sunday 30 March 2025 >> 3 Peaks Mountain Race

Now Lydia Pattillo has stepped up into the coaching space and is now a signed up Athletics New Zealand Community Coach

This is exciting news and you can read all about it in our new coaching page which also includes a feature about Chris Sole too >> Coaching

Calendar

< April 2024 >
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2Leith Tuesday Training at 5:30 pm
Tuesdays Training with Chris Sole meet from 5pm at the Caledonian Track, Logan Park for warmups for 5.30pm start of training on the track or the surrounding fields. All welcome
Caledonian, Logan Park, Dunedin Map+ Google calendar
3 4Hilly runs, Sand dunes at 5:30 pm
Meet at 5.15pm. Starts at 5.30pm, Popular meeting place is the Ocean Grove Sportsfields adjacent to the Tomahawk Beach car park at 5.20-5.30. Run laps while waiting for people to arrive. We normally do a sustained 10 or 12x Sandune session on Tomahawk beach. You can choose to alternate, leave some out, work as you feel. technique, driving arms, working hip, knees, ankles, feet. Note that the venue may change depending on circumstances, so contact Chris Sole if unsure
Ocean Grove Sportsfields, Ocean Grove, Dunedin Map+ Google calendar
5 6 7Hill City-Uni Combined Clubs Sunday Morning Runs from 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Join up with the Hill City-Uni runners at 8am at the Hill City-University Club Rooms for about a 1 to 2 hour run. Coffee/tea afterwards. Slow, medium, fast packs to suit all abilities. All are welcome
Hill City-University Club Rooms, Logan Park Drive, Dunedin Map+ Google calendar
8 9Leith Tuesday Training at 5:30 pm
Tuesdays Training with Chris Sole meet from 5pm at the Caledonian Track, Logan Park for warmups for 5.30pm start of training on the track or the surrounding fields. All welcome
Caledonian, Logan Park, Dunedin Map+ Google calendar
10 11Hilly runs, Sand dunes at 5:30 pm
Meet at 5.15pm. Starts at 5.30pm, Popular meeting place is the Ocean Grove Sportsfields adjacent to the Tomahawk Beach car park at 5.20-5.30. Run laps while waiting for people to arrive. We normally do a sustained 10 or 12x Sandune session on Tomahawk beach. You can choose to alternate, leave some out, work as you feel. technique, driving arms, working hip, knees, ankles, feet. Note that the venue may change depending on circumstances, so contact Chris Sole if unsure
Ocean Grove Sportsfields, Ocean Grove, Dunedin Map+ Google calendar
12 13Shunters & Grunters Relay all day
Organised by the Hill City-University Harriers. The format is usually a series of short races (10.5k’s, 3.5k’s, 4.5k’s and 7.5k’s) held along the Otago Central Rail Trail between Waipiata and Hyde stations. You can walk, run or cycle, and competitors are placed into teams to contest the 3 longer legs. Entry is free. Visit the Hill City-University Website for details
Waipiata and Hyde Stations Map+ Google calendar
14Hill City-Uni Combined Clubs Sunday Morning Runs from 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Join up with the Hill City-Uni runners at 8am at the Hill City-University Club Rooms for about a 1 to 2 hour run. Coffee/tea afterwards. Slow, medium, fast packs to suit all abilities. All are welcome
Hill City-University Club Rooms, Logan Park Drive, Dunedin Map+ Google calendar
15 16Leith Tuesday Training at 5:30 pm
Tuesdays Training with Chris Sole meet from 5pm at the Caledonian Track, Logan Park for warmups for 5.30pm start of training on the track or the surrounding fields. All welcome
Caledonian, Logan Park, Dunedin Map+ Google calendarLeith Harrier & Athletic Club Inc. AGM 2024 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Caledonian Ground, Function Room, 2nd Floor
The AGM is an opportunity to hear about our club's activities, events and vision
It is time to celebrate achievements, performances and things done well, to thank volunteers and leaders
It is an honest place to have your say
To make a difference
All Welcome
Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin Map+ Google calendar
17 18Hilly runs, Sand dunes at 5:30 pm
Meet at 5.15pm. Starts at 5.30pm, Popular meeting place is the Ocean Grove Sportsfields adjacent to the Tomahawk Beach car park at 5.20-5.30. Run laps while waiting for people to arrive. We normally do a sustained 10 or 12x Sandune session on Tomahawk beach. You can choose to alternate, leave some out, work as you feel. technique, driving arms, working hip, knees, ankles, feet. Note that the venue may change depending on circumstances, so contact Chris Sole if unsure
Ocean Grove Sportsfields, Ocean Grove, Dunedin Map+ Google calendar
19 20The Routeburn Classic all day
The Routeburn Classic is an ‘adventure run’ over New Zealand’s world famous Routeburn Track. This exclusive event, limited to 400 athletes, takes place annually in late April.
Lake Fergus/The Divide to Routeburn Shelter, Southland/Otago Map+ Google calendar
21Frontrunner Christchurch Marathon, NZ Half Marathon Champs all day
Check details for full information
Christchurch, New Zealand Map+ Google calendarHill City-Uni Combined Clubs Sunday Morning Runs from 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Join up with the Hill City-Uni runners at 8am at the Hill City-University Club Rooms for about a 1 to 2 hour run. Coffee/tea afterwards. Slow, medium, fast packs to suit all abilities. All are welcome
Hill City-University Club Rooms, Logan Park Drive, Dunedin Map+ Google calendar
22 23Leith Tuesday Training at 5:30 pm
Tuesdays Training with Chris Sole meet from 5pm at the Caledonian Track, Logan Park for warmups for 5.30pm start of training on the track or the surrounding fields. All welcome
Caledonian, Logan Park, Dunedin Map+ Google calendar
24 25Hilly runs, Sand dunes at 5:30 pm
Meet at 5.15pm. Starts at 5.30pm, Popular meeting place is the Ocean Grove Sportsfields adjacent to the Tomahawk Beach car park at 5.20-5.30. Run laps while waiting for people to arrive. We normally do a sustained 10 or 12x Sandune session on Tomahawk beach. You can choose to alternate, leave some out, work as you feel. technique, driving arms, working hip, knees, ankles, feet. Note that the venue may change depending on circumstances, so contact Chris Sole if unsure
Ocean Grove Sportsfields, Ocean Grove, Dunedin Map+ Google calendar
26OLD FOREST HANMER 100 all day
The Old Forest Hanmer 100 in Canterbury includes 100 mile, 24 hour, 12 hour, 100km, 50 mile, 50km & 21km races from 26 to 27 April 2024
Hanmer Heritage Forest, Hanmer Map+ Google calendar
27Skedaddle Trail Run all day
Skedaddle trail run takes place at the majestic Island Hills Station, about 1.5 hours north of Christchurch. Many race options eg 42km, 30km, 15km, 10km, 4km
Island Hills Station, Culverden, North Canterbury Map+ Google calendarOLD FOREST HANMER 100 all day
The Old Forest Hanmer 100 in Canterbury includes 100 mile, 24 hour, 12 hour, 100km, 50 mile, 50km & 21km races from 26 to 27 April 2024
Hanmer Heritage Forest, Hanmer Map+ Google calendarLovelock Relays at 1:00 pm
This iconic relay event to honour Jack Lovelock winner of the 1500m gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics is organised by Hill City University Harriers Club. Entries for Leith are done via the Leith club captains. Leith members will get notificiations via email and FB. Check the details link to read about the event
University Oval, Logan Park, Dunedin Map+ Google calendar
28Hill City-Uni Combined Clubs Sunday Morning Runs from 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Join up with the Hill City-Uni runners at 8am at the Hill City-University Club Rooms for about a 1 to 2 hour run. Coffee/tea afterwards. Slow, medium, fast packs to suit all abilities. All are welcome
Hill City-University Club Rooms, Logan Park Drive, Dunedin Map+ Google calendar58th Leith Harbour Free 5/10km from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Free Community time trial. Course 2. Start/Finish 9 Kitchener Street, along Te Aka Ōtākou shared path to either the Vauxhall or The Cove turnarounds and back. Wheelchair and pram friendly
9 Kitchener Street, Dunedin Map+ Google calendar
29 30Leith Tuesday Training at 5:30 pm
Tuesdays Training with Chris Sole meet from 5pm at the Caledonian Track, Logan Park for warmups for 5.30pm start of training on the track or the surrounding fields. All welcome
Caledonian, Logan Park, Dunedin Map+ Google calendar