Otago 3000m Champs & Senior Interclub Track & Field, Saturday 26 November 2022

George Hamilton (HCU) won the Open Men’s title in 8 minutes 39.02 seconds.  Ollie O’Sullivan (HCU) who finished third overall won the silver in the Open Men’s grade. Leith’s Richard Campbell won the Master Men’s 35-49 title and Mark Lokman (HCU) won the Master Men’s 50+ title.  In the separate Open Women’s race, Ariki’s Catherine Lund pulled away from her opposition to win the Open Women’s title in 9 minutes 54 seconds with Hill City-University’s Zara Geddes getting silver. For more click on link above

The next Leith Harbour Free takes place at 9am
Sunday 18 December 2022 on Course 2

This will be the 42nd running of this monthly free and friendly community time trial. Run the 10km or Run/Walk the 5km along the Portobello Cycle/Walkway. Wheelchair & Pram Friendly. Click on link or image above for entry details, results & more 

Queenstown Marathon, Saturday 19 November 2022

Leith had three athletes taking part in this popular event.  With plenty of options such as the full marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km, there was a distance for everyone to choose from.  Leith’s Nick Bathgate had an excellent run finishing 8th overall in the full marathon.  See how the the Leith athletes did in the full and half marathon

The 40th 3 Peaks Mountain Race, 26 March 2023 Entries now open

Visit the website by clicking the image above for further information on this iconic event. See reports and results of past events. Articles from runners are there to enjoy too including great videos and photos of the action

Crush the Cargill 24 Hour Challenge 2022, Sat 19 Nov, Sun 20 Nov, 2022, Bethunes Gully, Dunedin

 This event has taken place – check out the results on their facebook page and website

A Spring in our Step – Welcome to a fresh new edition of our Leith Lasses quarterly bulletin, we hope you enjoy it!

See all the back issues of the Leith Lasses Newsletter too by clicking on the image above

Otago Spring 3000m Track Challenge Friday 23 Sep 2022

Eventual winner, Leith’s Janus Staufenberg leads the large field at the end of the first lap. Chris Sole gives them their lap times. Leith’s Olivia Thornbury wins the Women’s 3000m & Corey Lewis hits a PB. See the short video clip of the end of the first lap

The Monteith’s Clyde to Alexandra, 10km Event, Saturday 27 August 2022, Alexandra, Central Otago

Janus Staufenberg and Oliva Thornbury excelled at the Monteith’s Clyde to Alexandra, 10km event, on Saturday 27 August 2022

Edmond Cup, Saturday 25 June 2022 – Read more

Corey Lewis was the first Leith runner across the line in the 5km finishing 6th overall and 5th Senior Man in 17 minutes 10 seconds. Danny Baillie was the next Leith runner finishing 10th overall and winning the Masters Men’s 50+ title in 17 minutes 57 seconds. Christine Montgomery had a comfortable win in the Women’s 50+ grade in the 5km race in 23 minutes 30 seconds – Read More

Cavvy’s Cheryl Kelly & Leith’s Rachel McKinney at the Selwyn Marathon, Sun 5 June 2022

Well done to Leith’s Rachael McKinney who finished the Half-Marathon in 1 hour 55 minutes 7 seconds and was 3rd in the Master Women’s 50-59 grade, read her story>> Selwyn Marathon 2022

Training at the Caledonian with Chris Sole, from about 5.20pm. All welcome

Club coach and President Chris Sole organises training and social runs on a weekly basis. Runners of all abilities are welcome >> Training

Otago 10,000m Champs Saturday, 29 October 2022

Glen Chisholm represented Leith in the Otago 10,000m Champs and put in a fine performance on a very hot and humid day. He never gave up trying for an overall win in this prestigious event, with early leaders Caversham’s Senior Male runner Jonah Smith and non-club member Men 18-19 grade runner Dan Hayman setting the early pace. Glen Chisholm and Hill City University’s Simon Rhodes were going toe to toe in the chasing group.  Read what happened next by clicking on image above

Chris Sole awarded the Sport Otago Trophy for contribution to athletics in 2021/22

Leith members turned up in numbers on Friday evening 6 May 2022 at the Otago Polytechnic Hub to see Club President Chris Sole being awarded this prestigious trophy >> Otago Awards Report

Register with Leith Athletics from April 2022 for the April 2022 to March 2023 season

If you love road running, track athletics, cross country running, mountain running and trail running, then Leith is the club for you. Click on image above to learn more

A happy bunch of Leith runners after the running of the Cross Recreation Centre Balclutha Half Marathon on Saturday 15 October 2022

Corey Lewis finished third, Simon Leaning won the Master Men’s 50+ title, Mandy Lowther was second in the Senior Women’s.  Read about how they all did in this iconic Otago event

SOUTHLAND CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS, Saturday 2 July 2022

Photo credit Ian and Bronwyn Densie. Don Bate with hands on hips at the start of the race.   This is a great event and we will endeavour to get as many Leith athletes as possible to run it in 2023

Matthew Adams wins the Ponydale Challenge breaking Chris Bisley’s record

Matthew Adams had a great run at the Ponydale Challenge on Saturday 21 May 2022 at the Dunedin Pony Club grounds >> Ponydale Challenge

Corey Lewis heading up the hill at the NZ Mountain Running Champs, 20 Aug 2022

Christine Montgomery won the silver medal and Andrew Lonie won a bronze medal in their grades. Read all about it by clicking on the image above

Calendar

< November 2022 >
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  1 2 3 4 5Senior Interclub Meeting from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Track 2, Field 2. Click on link for more details
Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin Map
6Calder Stewart Coastal Classic all day
MTB/RUN/WALK event
Taieri Mouth, Otago Map
7 8 9 10 11 12Dame Yvette Williams Meet, SI Champs, Ness Cup, 5km Champ all day
Dame Yvette Williams Meeting, South Island Combined Events, South Island Champs, (Including Ness Cup and Otago 5000m Champs). Held on Saturday and Sunday
Caledonian Ground Map
13Dame Yvette Williams Meet, SI Champs, Ness Cup, 5km Champ all day
Dame Yvette Williams Meeting, South Island Combined Events, South Island Champs, (Including Ness Cup and Otago 5000m Champs). Held on Saturday and Sunday
Caledonian Ground Map
14 15 16 17 18 19Athletics New Zealand 10,000m Champs all day
More details to follow
Newton Park, Wellington MapQueenstown Marathon all day
42km Marathon | 21km Half Marathon | 10km | 3km Kids Run
Queenstown Lakes District, New Zealand MapCrush the Cargill 24 Hour Challenge 2022 at 10:00 am
For full details on this amazing event, please click here
Bethune's Gully, Dunedin MapSenior Interclub Meeting from 1:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Track 1, Field 3
Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin Map
20Crush the Cargill 24 Hour Challenge 2022 at 10:00 am
For full details on this amazing event, please click here
Bethune's Gully, Dunedin Map
21 22Leith Tuesday Training at 5:30 pm
Spring/Summer training sessions at the Caledonian Ground, Logan Park. Warm up on the track or surrounding fields or run to start at 5.30pm. Training sessions done on the Caledonian Track
Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin Map
23 24Leith Harbour Free 5/10km # 41 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Course 1 starting from outside Kayak Club - Magnet Street, for a time trial along the West Harbour Cycle and Walkway, all welcome and it is free. Wheelchair and pram friendly. Run the 10km, or run/walk the 5km
corner Magnet and Neptune Streets, Dunedin Map
25 26Otago 3000m Champs, Senior Interclub from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
9am to 12pm. Track 2, Field 4 includes Otago 3000m Championships
Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin Map
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28 29Leith Tuesday Training at 5:30 pm
Spring/Summer training sessions at the Caledonian Ground, Logan Park. Warm up on the track or surrounding fields or run to start at 5.30pm. Training sessions done on the Caledonian Track
Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin Map
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