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One Mile Race Invitation from Ariki, 1.30pm Sat 24 April 2021

Anderson’s Bay Inlet, Guthrie Pavilion

Ariki Athletics have kindly invited Leith Athletics and Civil Service Harriers Athletes to take part in their Lovelock Relay Trials held on a one mile loop around the Anderson’s Bay inlet starting just opposite Ariki Athletics clubrooms at Guthrie Pavilion.

So for those who love the short fast stuff and want to get your legs prepared for the Lovelock Relays, this is the race for you.  It is around the inlet so takes in the gravel footpath and the sidewalk.  Spiked are not recommended as they would be damaged.  Normal road shoes would be best.  See Ariki Mile Race for more info. Gather from 1.30pm with race to start about 2pm.

Long Sunday Run 25 April 2021 at 8am 

Last updated: Tuesday 20 April 2021, 0730 Hrs

On Sunday some of our runners meet with other club members and non-affiliated club members at 8am at the George Street entrance to Woodhaugh Gardens (corner George St and Willowbank St) for about a 1-2 hour run.  From about 10am we then gather at the Croque-O-Dile In The Garden for a coffee and muffins and a chat.  All are welcome on these runs. Regular runners from our club are Christine Montgomery, Danny Baillie and Marc Boullé.  Slow and fast pack options, plus shorter runs.  Contact Marc for these runs.

Chris Bisley is the winner of the 2021 Riverhead Backyard ReLaps Ultra

Started Friday 16 April 2021, Riverhead Forest

For more on this awesome effort >> Events 2021 – Riverhead Backyard Relaps Ultra

Long Sunday Run 17 April 2021 at 8am 

Last updated: Tuesday 20 April 2021, 0730 Hrs

On Sunday some of our runners meet with other club members and non-affiliated club members at 8am at the George Street entrance to Woodhaugh Gardens (corner George St and Willowbank St) for about a 1-2 hour run.  From about 10am we then gather at the Croque-O-Dile In The Garden for a coffee and muffins and a chat.  All are welcome on these runs. Regular runners from our club are Christine Montgomery, Danny Baillie and Marc Boullé. Slow and fast pack options, plus shorter runs.  Contact Marc for these runs.

Run Report

The morning started cold with some cloud cover, but no rain.  There was a good group which also welcomed Leith Athletics runners Maren Richter and Don Bate for their first Sunday run with us.  Although some regulars were missing due to injury, colds and forgetting to get up on time, we had a sizeable pack that headed out to the Big Easy Track.  Danny Baillie, Phil Napper, Brent Halley and Russell Lund carried on up to the top of Signal Hill before heading back down on a circuitous route via the Mountain Bike Tracks and Botanic Gardens to the start.  Marc Boullé, Don Bate, Maren Richter and Dalise Sanderson took a detour from the water hole part way up the Big Easy and headed back to the start via Ravensbourne, the Dunedin Harbour Walkway, Logan Park and the Botanic Gardens.  At about 10am we gathered for some coffee and goodies at the Croque-O-Dile in The Garden.

Long Sunday Run 11 April 2021 at 8am 

Last updated: Sunday 11 April 2021, 1930 Hrs

On Sunday some of our runners meet with other club members and non-affiliated club members at 8am at the George Street entrance to Woodhaugh Gardens (corner George St and Willowbank St) for about a 1-2 hour run.  From about 10am we then gather at the Croque-O-Dile In The Garden for a coffee and muffins and a chat.  All are welcome on these runs. Regular runners from our club are Christine Montgomery, Danny Baillie and Marc Boullé. Slow and fast pack options, plus shorter runs.  Contact Marc for these runs.

Run Report

Under sunny skies and warm weather, Danny Baillie took a faster group up to Sullivan’s Dam, with Danny, Brent Halley and Phil Napper continuing on up to join Cowan Road, part way up to Mt Cargill, then returned down Cowan Rd, Pine Hill back to the start (about 2 hours).  The others in the fast group (Rob Homan, Shireen Crumpton) returned down Leith Valley Road to the start (about 1 hour 45 minutes).  Marc took a slower pack at a gentle pace up Leith Valley Road, then up Islay Street, McGowen’s Creek Track (the old Booth Road loop), then back down the Pineapple Track to do a loop around Ross Creek before returning to the start (about 1 hour 45 minutes).  At about 10am we gathered for some coffee and goodies at the Croque-O-Dile in The Garden.

ASB Christchurch Marathon, Saturday 11 April 2021, Christchurch

Christchurch Town Hall, Kilmore St, Christchurch

Last updated: Sunday 11 April 2021, 1930 Hrs

See how Leith Athletics performed in the various events at the Christchurch Marathon >> Leith Report Christchurch Marathon 2021

For more info >> ASB Christchurch Marathon

Long Sunday Run 11 April 2021 at 8am 

Last updated: Sunday 11 April 2021, 1930 Hrs

On Sunday some of our runners meet with other club members and non-affiliated club members at 8am at the George Street entrance to Woodhaugh Gardens (corner George St and Willowbank St) for about a 1-2 hour run.  From about 10am we then gather at the Croque-O-Dile In The Garden for a coffee and muffins and a chat.  All are welcome on these runs. Regular runners from our club are Christine Montgomery, Danny Baillie and Marc Boullé. Slow and fast pack options, plus shorter runs.  Contact Marc for these runs.

Run Report: Under sunny skies and warm weather, Danny Baillie took a faster group up to Sullivan’s Dam, with Danny, Brent Halley and Phil Napper continuing on up to join Cowan Road, part way up to Mt Cargill, then returned down Cowan Rd, Pine Hill back to the start (about 2 hours).  The others in the fast group (Rob Homan, Shireen Crumpton) returned down Leith Valley Road to the start (about 1 hour 45 minutes).  Marc took a slower pack at a gentle pace up Leith Valley Road, then up Islay Street, McGowen’s Creek Track (the old Booth Road loop), then back down the Pineapple Track to do a loop around Ross Creek before returning to the start (about 1 hour 45 minutes).  At about 10am we gathered for some coffee and goodies at the Croque-O-Dile in The Garden.

Long Sunday Run 4 April 2021 at 8am 

Last updated: Sunday 4 April 2021, 1930 Hrs

On Sunday some of our runners meet with other club members and non-affiliated club members at 8am at the George Street entrance to Woodhaugh Gardens (corner George St and Willowbank St) for about a 2 hour run.  At 10am we then gather at the Croque-O-Dile In The Garden for a coffee and muffins and a chat.  All are welcome on these runs. Regular runners from our club are Christine Montgomery, Danny Baillie and Marc Boullé.  Contact Marc for these runs.

Run Report:  Christine Montgomery and Marc Boullé attended this run and together with another four runners from other clubs, we headed up North Road to Cleghorn Street, then up the farmer’s paddocks to Signal Hill, then down again and up again to the mountain bike tracks before heading down to Ravensbourne to finish via Logan Park back at our start at Woodhaugh Gardens – we then all enjoyed a great coffee, tea and other stuff at the Botanic Gardens.  Great weather and everyone enjoyed their run.  Let’s hope we get more runners next Sunday.  We have leaders of the pack who can take slower runners on a similar and shorter route to the faster runners – so need to worry if you cannot keep up.  Marc can never keep up, so he is happy to have an excuse to run slower.

Three Peaks Mountain Race

News Article posted: Monday, 29 March 2021

Congratulations to all involved, competitors, volunteer helpers, sponsors, supporters.  Check Three Peaks Mountain Race for the latest.

Leith Harrier & Athletic Club, Annual General Meeting, 7.30pm, Tues, 23 March 2021

News Article posted: Monday 1 March 2021

Venue: Athletics Otago Committee Room, Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

The AGM has now taken place. Chris Sole was re-elected as President. See our contact page for new office bearers.

In Memoriam: Wayne Edgeler

News Article posted: Monday 15 March 2021

We received the sad news on Sunday 14 March 2021 that Wayne Edgeler, former Leith Athlete had passed away recently.  We offer our condolences to his family.  Wayne was a member of the famous Leith Harriers Senior Men’s A Grade team that finished second in the 1995 National Road Relay Champs (Motueka to Nelson).  The team that day was Wayne Edgeler, Alan Carman, Aaron Strong, Andrew Peskett, Paul McRae, Blair Martin and Alan Coldicott.  Wayne was a nice chap and tremendously gifted athlete and he competed for a brief period for Leith with distinction having previously competed for Caversham Harriers. We remember him well from that trip and the club runs and races during those years and he holds a special place in the club’s history.