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Otago 10,000m Track Championships, Modified Senior Interclub, 9am, Sat 22 January 2021

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

Entries Close 12 noon Friday 21 January
All entrants in the 10000m must provide their own lap scorer

There are no late entries

For full details and online entry >> Athletics Otago 10,000m Champs News Feed

Athletics Otago Events under the new Covid Protecton Framework

3 December 2021

From 3 December 2021 the whole of New Zealand enters the new Covid Protection Framework using the Traffic Light System.  Read this important information on how this may impact on your training and competing and your life in general – some important info on the Caledonian Ground protocols too.

Visit the Athletics Otago website >> Athletics Otago

The Monteith’s Clyde to Alexandra, 10km Event, Saturday 27 November 2021

Alexandra, Central Otago

Janus Staufenberg, Corey Lewis and John Bayne achieved amazing success in this event.  Read all about it in Corey’s article >> Clyde Alex 10km Sat 27 November 2021

We bade farewell to Tadhg Ryan Charleton

Monday, 19 July 2021

Tadhg Ryan Charlton, who sadly leaves this week to return to his homeland, Ireland and a new University in Belfast, completed a year in Leith Colours. His first race, the 2020 Otago XC Champs, he finished 12th in 40:50.  And yesterday, Sunday, in his last race the Otago XC Champs and on the same course he finished in 38: 30.3.  All the best Tadhg, and may your Research and running continue to flourish. We will miss you indeed and thank you for your contribution Leading, Training, Participating and inspiring others. Tadhg hands over the Leith Men’s Captain tag to the very capable Richard Campbell, who helped the MM35-49 Team win at the Otago XC Champs on Sunday.

Otago XC Champs, Sun 18 July 2021

Chisholm Links, 16 Tahuna Road, Tainui, Dunedin 9013

Leith’s Janus Staufenberg wins the Otago Senior Men’s Title.  Check out some more Leith wins here >> Otago XC Champs 2021


Southern Field Days Site, Waimumu Road, Gore

We thank Southland Harriers for inviting us to participate in the Southland Cross Country Champs
A traditional Cross Country Run with flats, hills, forestry, creeks and mud!
Distances from 3km for Juniors to 9km for Open and Master Runners

Leith Athletes participated in this awesome cross country event.

Janus Staufenberg led from start to finish in a fantastic display of cross country running. He was first across the line in 34.16mins. Don Bate said it was one of the best cross country courses he had run on and we must definitely get our club members to compete in this event – a bus load of Leith athletes. 

Check out Don Bate’s report >> Southland Cross Country Champs 2021 

Edmond Cup, Sat 26 June, Report, Results

Check the full report and results on the Leith Website

Mt Difficulty Ascent & Rustic Run Events, Sat 12 June 2021 >> Lydia Pattillo wins and sets record

Read all about Lydia’s awesome achievement

Harjinder Singh Chander successfully climbs Mt Everest (up and down Baldwin Street 139 times), Sat 5 June 2021

Check the ODT reports below on Harjinder’s effort to raise awareness of mental health issues, particularly among farmers

Like climbing Mt Everest for mental health >> ODT Online News Article, Monday, 7 June 2021, by John Gibb

Steep effort for mental health >> ODT Online News Preview Article, Wednesday, 2 June 2021, by John Lewis

Starting at 5.30am on the Saturday, Harjinder initially ran the equivalent of a marathon (up and down 57 times) but then feeling good, he successfully climbed Mt Everest (up and down 134 times, in fact he did a little extra – 139 times in 28 hours and 25 minutes) finishing by 9.30am on the Sunday.

Congratulations to “Harrie” on this magnificent achievement. Thanks to all those who gave him support and encouragement.