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Athletics New Zealand Cross Country Champs, Sat 29, Sun 30 July 2023

Spa Thermal Park, Taupo

For full results >> Cross Country Results 2023

National XC Champs Event – Sat 29 July 2023

Leith’s Eliza Rothery representing Otago ran well to finish 19th in the Women’s Under 20 6km event.  Crucially, she helped the 4- member Otago team of Catherine Lund from Ariki (1st in 21:54), Zada Geddes from HCU (3rd in 22:50), Becky de la Harpe from Cavvy (9th in 23:59), Eliza Rothery from Leith (19th in 26:32) claim a well-deserved silver medal in the WU20 event.

Ariki’s Catherine Lund dominated the field with her 21 minutes 54 second win on the tough hilly course.  Hill City-University’s Zara Geddes had an excellent run winning the bronze medal in this grade in an excellent 22 minutes 50 seconds.

Oliver O’Sullivan of Hill City-University won the the M35-39 grade 8km in a masters course record of 26:48

Otago also had two competing in the Men’s Under 20 grade 8km event.  First time competing in this grade at the National level in cross-country were Hill City-University’s Matthew Bolter and Thomas White.  They put in very good performances in an incredibly strong competitive grade.

12th Matthew Bolter 27:10 Otago
19th Thomas White 27:59 Otago

Otago had one in the Under 18 grades.  

6km Men’s Under 18:
Rocky Allan (Caversham) finished 27th in 21:47 

Master Men’s 55-59 grade 8km event:
Brent Halley from Ariki was Otago’s sole entrant in the Master’s grades.  He finished 7th in 35:39 in the MM55-59 grade

Open Club/Community Relays – Sun 30 July 2023

Extract from Athletics Otago report:

“Great morning in Taupo for our Otago Runners. Couldn’t quite field a Championship Club team due to illness but fielded 3 teams in the Open Club/Community Relays.
Huge thank you to Brent Halley of Ariki who coordinated the Otago team travel and relay teams, and to Mark Geddes who went as manager.
Hill City Composite Club Team came 1st
Matt Bolter, Becky De la Harpe, Thomas White, Zara Geddes
(Thanks, Becky, for switching clubs temporarily!)
Otago Club Juniors came 3rd
Rocky Allan, Eliza Rothery, Az Cabusac, Catherine Lund
(thanks to Az from Te Puke for joining us)
Hill City/Ariki Masters came 4th
Ollie O’sullivan, Mark Geddes, Brent Halley & Russell Lund”

Otago Cross Country Championships, Sunday 16 July 2023

Chisholm Park Golf Course, 16 Tahuna Road, Tainui, Dunedin

Athletics Otago, Leith Harrier & Athletic Club, Civil Service Harriers

Open to both Community & Club Registered Runners & Walkers BUT only a Registered Competitive Otago Athlete can take an Otago Title

ODT Online Article Monday 17 July 2023 >> Lund, Bolter take top under-20 spots at Chrisholm Park

For pdf and webscorer results >> Cross Country Results 2023

Leith athletes were out in force once again.  The weather was fantastic for running, the course apart from some rabbit holes was in mint condition, as were the competitors. The course was run around the links golf course over a 2km loop (with a 1km loop for the odd numbered distances of 1km, 3km and 5km).  Leith secured three golds, Margie Campbell (SW 10km), Grayson Westgate (SM 10km) and Ash Dustow (MM65+ 6km) –  with further podium finishes too for Leith.  The Leith senior women’s team of Margie Campbell (1st), Claudia Sole (3rd) and Alice Cuthbert (5th) won the team event, while Hill City took out the senior men’s team race. The Leith Master Men’s 50-64 team of John Bayne (2nd), Simon Leaning (3rd) and Mark Watson (4th) won the team event. The Leith Master Men’s 35-49 team of Richard Campbell (4th), Glen Chisholm (5th) and Chris Bisley (6th) finished second in the team’s event. 

Mass start 6km, 8km, 10km

Leith’s Grayson Westgate won the gold medal in the 5 lap 10km race, finishing second overall to Wellington Harrier Club’s Liam Chesney whose result did not count in the Otago Championship race.  Westgate’s time of 36:46 was impressive over that tough course.  Chesney was in a class of his own with an amazing time of 34:24.

Notable performances: HCU’s Ollie O’Sullivan’s gold medal win over the 4 lap 8km course in the MM35-49 category in 27:59; rising star from HCU, Matthew Bolter, with his master class gold medal win in the 8km MU20 category in 28:25; Leith’s Margie Campbell and her gold medal win over the 5 lap 10km course in the SW category – her time was an impressive 43:12.

Another rising star, Leith’s Claudia Sole achieved a bronze medal in the Senior Women’s 10km in a excellent time of 46:48. Leith’s Alice Cuthbert finished fifth in the SW category in 48:11

Leith’s Lydia Pattillo achieved a silver medal in the MW35-49 caegory over 6km in 27:30. Her clubmate Angela Bishop finished fourth in this category in 28:31

Sue Hendry from Leith achieved a silver medal in the MW50-64 category 6km in 30:18 

Leith’s Ash ‘The Dash’ Dustow was supreme in the MM65+ winning the gold medal over the 6km with an impressive 28:49.  Leith’s club president Chris Sole achieved a silver medal in this category in 30:14.

The Leith runners in the 8km MM50-64 category were highly competitive with John Bayne getting a silver medal in 34:42. Simon Leaning winning bronze in 35:36 and Mark Watson finishing fourth in 36:18. Richard Hendry finished 7th in 38:12

Results from the 8km MM35-49 category race for Leith were: 4th Richard Campbell 31:02, 5th  Glen Chisholm 32:06, 6th Chris Bisley 32:46, 8th Jamie Ward 36:40, 10th Chris Clark 38:36.

2km, 3km, 4km and 5km

Leith’s new member, 14 year old Marshall Watson, ran well to achieve a bronze medal in the 4km BU16 category in an excellent 18:07

Leith’s Donald Bate who is getting a reputation as a fast walker these days, finished second in the 4km Open Walk in 26:18

Spans of thanks to the athletes,organisers, helpers, spectators and officals, course builders and timekeepers who made this such a great event 


The Southland XC Championships, Saturday 1 July 2023

575 Waimumu Road, Waimumu, Gore 9774

See Southland Tribune Article >> Cross-country titles dished out as runners brave the cold

Leith’s Don Bate came third in the MM60 category whilst HCU’s Luke Gedde finished first in the SM category. They earned participation points plus placing points for the Leith Lads competition.

2nd 60-69 MW Debbie Telfer INV 35:15 (6km)
3rd 60-69 MM Don Bate Leith 35:42 (6km)
1st SM Luke Geddes HCU 39:28 (9km) 

Some thoughts from those who took part or organised the event:

Lance Smith summarises “A hardy lot these Southlanders, not to mention a few Dunedinites and a lone Wellingtonian. The weather experts said the South would be hit by a wintery blast over the weekend. They were right. Snow blanketed Invercargill Saturday morning and the Hokonui hills overlooking the Waimumu venue for the Southland cross-country championships had more than a sprinkling of white. Not ideal conditions to be out in a Southland paddock in little more than your underwear, although in quite a few cases running singlet and shorts were augmented by gloves, polyprop, and beanie.”

Debbie Telfer 2nd Master Women (MW65+): “Well, I seriously considered not going because of the terrible weather and I don’t cope with mud very well. But of course, I did run in the end! It was a very technical 3km lap course, so I was better on the few easier parts.”

Don Bate, 3rd MM60+, writes “it was an excellent event and the (extreme) weather added to the overall vibe! Luke Geddes ran well finishing 1st in his category.”

Edmond Cup Cross Country, Sat 24 June 2023

The Ōtākou Golf Club, Harington Point Road, Ōtākou, 9077

Full results >> Cross Country Results 2023

The Edmond Cup is a Teams Race which has been run for over a Century. The cup was donated in 1907 by Mr. Edmond who was a member of the now obsolete Otago Harrier Club. The event has been run from several locations including Tahuna Park & Wingatui Racecourse. This year the event was held at the Ōtākou Golf Club, Harrington Point Rd, Otakou

Leith Report & Results

Leith athletes competed in a number of the events on offer ranging from 2km to 8km.  Grayson Westgate finished second overall in the 8km feature event with Claudia Sole finishing 3rd female overall.  Leith also did well in the teams races winning the Open Men 6km and Open Women 6km and finishing 3rd in the Open Men 8km.  Check out the full Leith results below:

8km Results Leith grade placings and time order:

2nd Grayson Westgate LEIT 8km SM 0:29:12 * second overall
1st Glen Chisholm LEIT 8km MM35-49 0:31:11 * 10th overall
3rd Richard Campbell MM35-49 in 32:29.2
2nd Claudia Sole LEIT 8km SW 0:35:25 * third female overall
3rd Richard Campbell LEIT 8km MM35-49 0:36:13 * started late, actual time 0:32:29
6th Jamie Ward LEIT 8km MM35-49
2nd Lydia Pattillo LEIT 8km MW35-49 0:38:11
3rd Richard Hendry LEIT 8km MM50-64 0:39:24

Open Men Teams Race: 3rd Leith 2, 10, 18, 20 50 points

6km Results Leith Grade placings and time order:

1st McKay Watson LEIT 6km MU20 0:25:45
2nd Donald Bate LEIT 6km MM50-64 0:28:42
2nd 8 151 Alice Cuthbert LEIT 6km SW 0:28:49
1st Ash Dustow LEIT 6km MM65+ 0:29:02
1st Olivia Sutherland LEIT 6km WU20 0:30:14
1st Sue Hendry LEIT 6km MW50-64 0:30:47
3rd Chris Sole LEIT 6km MM65+ 0:31:34
5th Dave McLean LEIT 6km MM65+ 0:33:26

Open Women Team’s Race: 1st Leith 4, 6, 7 17 points

Open Men Team’s Race: 1st Leith 1, 4, 5, 8 18 points

4km Results Leith Grade Placings and time order:

2nd Peter Hughes LEIT 4km MM50-64 0:21:56


Barnes Cross Country Handicap Races, Sunday 11 June 2023

Dunedin Rugby Football Club grounds, Victoria Road, Dunedin

Run under the auspices of Athletics Otago and races are run on a handicap format

Organising Clubs: Ariki and Caversham

Results >> Cross Country Results 2023

Taieri’s Julie Williams wins the Barnes, HCU win team gold

Julie Williams of Athletics Taieri won the J.G. Barnes 5km Handicap Open Men and Women race on Sunday.  Starting off a handicap of 2:30 she crossed the finish line for a comfortable win in 30:37. Her actual time was 28:07. Overtaking a number of runners and pushing all the way was second placed Leith’s Bryan Staunton off a handicap of 11:30. He crossed in 31:35 for an actual time of 20:05. Third across the line in 31:39 was Taieri’s Angela Sidon off a handicap of 3:30 for an actual time of 28:09.  The team gold went to Hill City-University’s team of Carly Smith (4th), Philip Morris (5th), Georgina Pakeho (6th), Thomas White (9th), Esther Fogarty (17th) and Luke Geddes (21st). Leith team (see below) was second and Caversham third

Fastest time honours went to 1st Liam Chesney Wellington Harriers Male 0:16:32, 2nd Thomas White Hill City University Male 0:17:12, 3rd Grayson Westgate Leith Male 0:17:26

For results from all races at the event see the results link above

Leith’s Bryan Staunton gets silver as does the Leith team

Leith was out in force today in fine but cold conditions. The going was mostly firm except for some slippery patches through the bushes.  Running off a handicap of 11:30, Bryan Staunton finished 2nd across the line in 31:35 and was the first Leith athlete to finish. His actual time was 20:05. 

Second Leith athlete across the line was returned Leith member and ever improving Richard Hendry.  He was off a handicap of 9:30, 13th on handicap time of 32:18 and an actual time of 22:48.  

Third Leith member to finish was Margaret Campbell off a handicap of 12:30 who finished 16th in a handicap time of 32:23. Her actual time was 19:53 which was second fastest in the female category  

Fastest Leith athlete was Grayson Westgate who had third fastest time in the field of 17:26.  He was off a handicap of 15:00 and did well to finish 17th in a handicap time of 32:23

The Leith team finished second – with the first six team members counting, the Leith team of Bryan Staunton (2nd), Richard Hendry (13th), Chris Clark (15th),  Margaret Campbell (16th),  Grayson Westgate (17th) and Sue Hendry (24th) brought home the silver medal in the team category.  All Leith athletes had a part in the team medal as it was calculated on the basis of placings

Thank you to all the officials, marshals, timekeepers, course builders, refreshment people, athletes, supporters for all the work they did in making this another great event to savour

Photo Collage of the Leith Team


Joe Cowie Memorial Bayfield 5km Handicap Race, Saturday 27 May 2023

Bayfield Park, Dunedin

For report and results Joe Cowie Memorial Bayfield 5km Handicap Race

Held on on a loop around the Bayfield Park sportsfield – 5 x 1km loop that has already been measured out and similar to that used last year by Leith Athletics except that it includes the hill on the Somerville Street side

The 41st Leith Cross Country Relays and 4th Ponydale Challenge, Saturday 13 May 2023

Dunedin Pony Club “The Ponydales”, 50 Three Mile Hill Road, Halfway Bush, Dunedin

For all the results and full reports on this event >> Leith Cross Country Relays & Ponydale Challenge

Once again Leith members excelled in putting on this iconic Otago Cross Country relay event.  We thank all those involved in planning, organising, helping on the day whether as supporters, helpers, marshals, course setup, course clearance, timekeepers and anything else associated with putting on a big event such as this. With up to 300 competitors and supporters enjoying an incredible day out in glorious weather on the horse paddocks, it will be a day to remember.  Thank you to all the clubs and their members who took part in a truly sportslike manner.  You could see by the smiles allround how everyone enjoyed the day

Now we would like to do a report on how all the Leith teams fared.  A report on the entire event can be viewed on the event website >> Leith Cross Country Relays & Ponydale Challenge

The Leith Senior Men Take the Relays Title

In what turned out to be a 2-horse race in the 4 x 4km relay legs of the Senior Men’s race, the Leith Senior Men’s No 1 team of Grayson Westgate, Janus Staufenberg, Dan Hayman and Liam Chesney won the title in 57 minutes 18 seconds keeping at bay a young and ferocious Hill City-University Senior Men A team of Matt Bolter, Nico Alvarez Rey-Virag, Jake Owen and Kirk Madgwick which was less than a minute back in 58 minutes 7 seconds.  Cavy SM1 team of Jonah Smith, Jayden Toomey, Nathan Shanks and Leon Miyahara were next to finish in 1 hour 3 minutes 11 seconds 

Caversham’s Senior Women take the Senior Women’s Title

Running the 4 x 2km relay, the Caversham Senior Women’s team of Becky de la Harpe, Kristy Eyles MW35, Laura Bungard and Sophie Shallard won this prestigious title in a time of 34 minutes 1 second, from second placed Hill City-University SW A team of Rebecca Allnutt, Carly Smith, Erin McKevitt and Zara Geddes which finished in in 34 minutes 1 second.  Just over a minute back in third place was the Leith SW 1 team of Olivia Thornbury, Eliza Rother. Olivia Sutherland and Margie Campbell MW35+ in 35 minutes 4 seconds

Leith Women Teams

Leith had four senior women’s teams competing in this competitive 4 x 2km relay grade.  The Leith SW 1 team of Olivia Thornbury (8:04), Eliza Rothery (9:07), Olivia Sutherland (9:16) and Margie Campbell MW35+(8:37 third fastest in SW race) finished third in 35 minutes 4 seconds.  The Leith SW 2 team of Claudia Sole (8:40),  Caitlin O’Donnell (10:18), Nina Batucan (9:20) and Alice Cuthbert (9:27) finished 6th in 37 minutes 46 seconds. The Leith SW 3 team of Anna O’Byrne MW35+(9:57), Adelaide Roper (10:04), Sabine Lapointe (10:03) and Ella Redmond (10:24) finished 8th in 40 minutes 28 seconds. The Leith SW 4 team of Lydia Pattillo MW35+(10:51), Anna Donaldson (10:38), Sarah Caulton (10:20) and Meg Barnes (10:510 finished 9th in 42 minutes 40 seconds

Not to be outdone by the younger brigade the Leith Master Women’s teams put in a fantastic display of cross country running expertise, even those new to the sport. Leith had two Master Women’s teams competing in this grade

Beating the defending champions Hill City-University was the goal and it was achieved in style. The Leith MW35+ No.1 team of Angela Bishop MW35+ (9:29 third fastest in MW35+ race), Tess Molloy MW35+ (10:22), Christine Montgomery MW50+ (10:37) and Sue Hendry MW50+ (10:31) won by over a minute and a half in a time of 41 minutes. 

The Leith MW 2 team of Lucy Marr (11:51), Jane Adams (12:50) Manya Sabherwal (10:28) and Masha Mikhisor (11:14) finished 4th in 46 minutes 24 seconds. They were only a minute back from the strong Caversham team and by the looks of the smiles on their faces had a really fun time out there

Leith Men’s Teams

In this race held over 4 x 4km, Leith fielded 4 teams. The Leith SM 1 team of Grayson Westgate (14:28), Janus Staufenberg (13:48 second fastest time in SM race), Dan Hayman (15:20) and Liam Chesney (13:42 fastest time in SM race) finished first in 57 minutes 17 seconds. The Leith SM 2 team of Liam Turk (16:12), Lars Winther (16:10), Sandor Toth (16:55) and McKay Watson (17:31) finished 5th in 1:06:48 . The Leith SM 3 team of Thomas Anderson (17:34), Bryan Staunton (17:34), Josue Munro (20:31) and Hamish McKinlay (16:29) finished 7th in 1:12:08. The Leith SM4 team of Nick Punnett (18:17), John Bayne MM50+(18:42), Ryan Whitburn (24:50) and David Liddell (25:36) finished 8th in 1:27:26

Running in the same race as the senior men, the masters men ran the shorter 4 x 2km relay. Going back to 2014 when the Leith Master Men 35 wrested this title from defending champions Ariki, and with two missing years of the event when Covid struck and the grounds were unavailable, this team never ceases to amaze. Defending its title for an unprecedented 7 times in a row, the 2023 Leith team of Glen Chisholm (7:34 fastest time in race), Steven Morrison (7:46 third fastest in race), Gallien Chanalet-Quercy (8:09) and Jason Palmer (7:43 second fastest in race) finished in 31 minutes 13 seconds. Second to finish were the MONDAY MONSTERS a Leith Master Men 35+ team of Marco Kleinlangevelsloo (8:16), Bri Adams, Mat Dent (8:24) and Aaron Saunders (9:18) with a time of 34 minutes 17 seconds. Third team was the Leith MM35+ No 2 team of Andrew Wilson(8:17), Mark O’Neill (8:20), Chris Clark (8:57) and Jacques Brown (9:21)  in 34 minutes 54 seconds

The Leith MM3 50+ team had its grade all to themselves, nonetheless this team put in some sparkling times.  The team of John Bayne (8:06), Pat Silcock (8:20), Donald Bate (9:58) and Simon Leaning (9:03) finished first in the MM50+ grade in 35 minutes 27 seconds and would have been competitive in the MM35+ grade

The ever enduring Leith MM60+ team of Chris Sole MM60+ (10:53 ), Peter Hughes MM60+ (11:08), Marc Boulle MM60+ (11:08) and Dave McLean MM60+ (12:11) finished second to Caversham in the MM60+ grade in 45 minutes 20 seconds

The Leith Boys & Girls

The Leith Children 1 team of Archie McKinlay (3:14), Rowan Hamilton (3:10), Isaiah Chin (4:22) and Ari Nielsen (3:23) finished 5th in the Girls and Boys Mixed 4 x 800m relay.  Their combined time was 14 minutes 10 seconds. The Leith Children 2 team of Monica Brown (4:47), Yeva Mikhisor (5:47), Liova Mikhisor (5:58) and Frank Marr (4:32) finished 10th in 21 minutes 4 seconds.  Going by the photos it looks like they had a great fun time out there 

The Ponydale Challenge

Caversham’s Ben Pigou in his first attempt at this event ran magnificently to complete 18 x 2km laps of the course in under 3 hours.  Under the new format he has the new record.  His time for this feat was 2 hours 56 minutes 12 seconds for a distance of 36 kms.  Second was Leith’s Trail Running Captain and Ambassador Chris Bisley who completed 17 laps in under 3 hours in 2 hours 53 minutes 11 seconds for a distance of 34 kms to win the Master Men’s 35+ grade. Third was Leith’s Richard Campbell also running this for the first time and also completing 17 laps in under 3 hours in 2 hours 59 minutes 42 seconds for a distance of 34 kms. Leith’s Ryan Whitburn finished fifth overall and 2nd in the Senior Men’s grade completing 16 laps in 2 hours 56 minutes 8 seconds

Emma Timmis from Don Greig Racing Stables was in fine form at her first attempt at this event – and running with a smile on her face all the way, she was the first female and fourth overall running 16 laps within the 3 hours for a time of 2 hours 53 minutes 39 seconds for a distance of 32 kms. She also won the Master Women’s 35+ grade. There were a lot of first timers in the field of 23 starters and one of them was Leith’s own Lydia Pattillo who finished as second female, 2nd Master Women’s 35+ and 6th overall completing 15 laps in under 3 hours for a time of 2 hours 53 minutes 25 seconds – a distance of 30 kms

Leith had a number of athletes competing apart from those mentioned above and they put in some great performances. Jamie Ward finished 4th in the MM35+ grade completing 14 laps in 2 hours 51 minutes. Andrew Lonie finished second in the Master Men’s 50+ grade completing 12 laps in 1 hour 59 minutes 15 seconds. Steve Stewart was third in the MM50+ grade completing 12 laps in 2 hours 58 minutes 31 seconds. Wayne Stephenson finished 4th in the Master Men’s 50+ grade completing 12 laps in 2 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds, just making it across the finish line in an awesome sprint a fraction of a second before the 3 hour cutoff for his 12th lap. 


Lovelock Relays, Saturday 29 April 2023

University Oval, Logan Park, Dunedin

Organised annually by the Hill City-University Harrier & Athletic Club, assisted by Athletics Otago

This event is held to honour New Zealand’s Jack Lovelock who won the Gold Medal in the 1500m at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

For results and full details of this event visit the website  >> Lovelock Relays 2023

Results and Report Summary

Well done to Hill City-University for putting on an excellent 2023 edition of the famous Lovelock Relays.  The idyllic setting of the University Oval was ideal for an historic record breaking run by the Whippets team from Christchurch.  The record had stood since 1971. The weather was sublime with a nice cool breeze blowing from the south and a cloudless sky.  The surface was firm and dry.  All perfect for a great day of relay running at its best.

Race 6: Senior Men

Wow, out of nowhere came a new open record for the senior men’s race.  The Whippets A team whipped around in 23 minutes 53 seconds. The old record of 24:12.60 was set by Otago University which had stood since 1971 has finally been broken.  Fastest Male in this race was Hill City-University’s Oli Chignell 3:55.  Hill City-University’s SM A team achieved second place in  25:43 with Leith SM 1 third in 27:30

Race 4: Senior Women

This race was won in 19 minutes 47 seconds by the strong Hill City-University team led off first by Rebekah Greene who got the fastest time and broke her own record in 4 minutes 32 seconds. The old record of 4 minutes 34 seconds was also achieved by Rebekah Green in 2013.  Second was the Caversham SW team which finished in 21 minutes 16 seconds.  Leith SW 1 was third in 22 minutes 48 seconds

Race 5: Masters Men (35+)

Hill City-University MM A won in 18 minutres 59 seconds. Here Oliver O’Sullivan had fastest time of 4 minutes 17 seconds.  Leith MM 1 finished second in 20 minutes 18 seconds. Third team was Ariki Masters Men in 21 minutes 12 seconds

Masters Women (35+)

Hill City-University MW A won in 24 minutes 3 seconds with their team member Ali Craigie achieving fastest time of 5 minutes 39 seconds. The Leith MW 1 team finished second in 25 minutes 10 seconds with Leith MW 2 third in 30 minutes 54 seconds

Leith Teams Photo Collage

We are still looking for some missing team photos which we will add to the collage

How the Leith teams performed

Leith had 18 teams taking part in this iconic event.  Thanks in no small measure to Chris Sole and the club captains and of course the enthusiasm of the team members themselves. The message was “go out there and have a great time” no matter what the result.  Do your best and the rest will take care of itself.  

Although no Leith teams this time managed to win a race, there were a some podium finishes across the grades. 

Race 2 Leith Children

First up were the Leith Children who enthusiastically ran around the 375m course – 4 teams 4 x 375m.  The Leith Children 4 team of Edward Chanalet-Quercy 01:23 Chloe Byrne 01:26 Archie McKinlay 01:15 Rowan Hamilton 01:09  achieved a podium third place in 5 minutes 13.3 seconds.  The Leith Children 1 and 2 teams also enjoyed themselves competing out there.  Well done to all and also to Rowan Hamilton who with his 01:09 was second fastest in the race

11th Leith Children 2 James O’Neil 01:32 Isaiah Chin 01:37 Monica Brown 01:41 Isaiah Chin 01:42 06:32

Leith Children 1 Ellie Pattllo 01:58 Ailish O’Neill 01:51 Thomas Clark 02:07 

Race 4 Leith Senior Women

Achieving a podium third was the Leith SW 1 team of  Lydia Pattillo 05:37 Eliza Rothery 05:46 Florence Reynolds 05:20 Oliva Sutherland 06:05 with a finishing time of 22 minute 48 seconds. All Leith’s Senior Women’s teams enjoyed competing in this event with some great times thrown out there.  Well done to all the Leith Senior Women’s teams!

5th Leith SW 2 Claudia Sole 05:35 Alice Cuthbert 05:41 Nina Batucan 06:01 Sam Kirkness 06:20 23:37
6th Leith SW 3 Olivia Blackie 06:17 Caitlin O’Donnell 06:03 Anna Donaldson 06:43 Ella Redmond 06:12 25:15
7th Leith SW 4 Meg Barnes 06:36 Anna Farrell-Rosch 06:41 Maren Richter 07:38 Natalie Strong 06:27 27:22

Race 5 Leith Masters Men

Best performed Leith team of the day was the Leith MM 1 team of Jason Palmer 04:58 Nic Bathgate 04:44 Glen Ferguson 05:17 Gallien Chanalet-Quercy 05:19 which finished with a podium second in 20 minutes 18 seconds.  It was great to see some Leith stalwarts Jason Palmer, Glen Ferguson and Marko Draganoff returning to action for Leith and still smashing out great times.  Despite a persistent injury, Nic Bathgate achieved second best time in the field of 4 minutes 44 seconds.  Well done to all the Leith Master Men’s teams

4th Leith MM 2 Pat Silcock 05:19 Mark O’Neill 05:18 Marko Draganoff 05:15 Chris Clark 05:31 21:23 
5th Leith MM 3 Jacques Brown 05:38 Don Bate 05:47 Wayne Porteous 05:44 Simon Leaning 05:32 22:41 
7th Leith MM 4 Jamie Ward 05:41 Mark O’Donnell 05:50 Lee Flowers 05:53 Vic Artates 06:16 23:40 
9th Leith MM 5 Chris Sole 06:34 Peter Hughes 06:56 Marc Boulle 07:36 Dave McLean 07:04 28:10

Race 5 Leith Masters Women

Both Leith teams secured podium finishes. The Leith MW 1 team of Sue Hendry 06:28 Orlaith Heron 06:10 Siobhan McKinlay 06:46 Lydia Pattillo 05:46 finished second in 25 minutes 10 seconds. It was great to see former Leith stalwart Sue Hendry competing for the club again.  Third was the Leith MW 2 team of Christine Montgomery 06:28 Robyn O’Neil 07:52 Susan Craig 09:19 Rachel McKinney 07:15 which finished in 30 minutes 30.4 seconds

Race 6 Leith Senior Men

Running exceptionally well against the very strong Hill City-University team A team and the record breaking Whippet A team, the Leith SM 1 team of Liam Chesney 04:18 Grayson Westgate 04:34 Dan Hayman 04:41 Hamish McKinlay 04:43 Nathan Hill 04:39 Ben Mitchell 04:35 finished a podium third in 27 minutes 30 seconds.  New Leith member Grayson Westgate performed admirably for his new club

6th Leith SM 2 Liam Turk 04:48 McKay Watson 05:10 Lars Winther 04:49 Sandor Toth 05:14 Bryan Staunton 05:13 Corey Lewis 05:06 30:20
7th Leith SM 3 Thomas Anderson 05:05 Angelus Parker 05:28 David Liddell 06:02 James Ben Smith 06:33 Ryan Whitburn 05:05 Josue Munro 05:52 34:05


Brief Description of Event

Run around the University Oval on a 375m grass track this event has tons of history. The Senior Men’s teams comprise 6 runners, each runner running 4 laps of 375m = 1500m. The Senior Women’s, grade teams and social teams comprise 4 runners. Leith always puts a lot of teams out there and this year will be no exception.  Leith also funds the entry fees of the teams. 

Each team in Races 1, 3 and 4 have 4 runners per team each doing 4 laps (4 x 375m) = 1500m x 4 for a team total of 6km

Race 5 teams have 6 runners per team, each doing 4 laps (4 x 375m) – 1500m x 6 for a team total of 9km

The Under 12/Primary School Race 2 has 4 runners per team and each runner runs one lap of 375m for a team total of 1500m


Race 1: 1:00 pm – Social/Mixed
Race 2: 1:40 pm – Under 12/Primary School
Race 3: 1:55 pm – Mixed Otago University Residential College, High-School
Race 4: 2:25 pm – Senior Women
Race 5: 2:55 pm – Masters Men (35+), Masters Women (35+)
Race 6: 3:20 pm – Senior Men