Road 2021

Upcoming Events

One Mile Race, 1.30pm, Sat 24 April 2021

Anderson’s Bay Inlet, Guthrie Pavilion

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

Meet at 1.30pm at the Guthrie Pavilion for the race to start around 2pm. 

The course consists of a surface of gravel and sidewalk – spikes would not be advisable.  This will not be a Lovelock Trials for Leith athletes as many of the Leith teams will have already been sorted, but this will give participating athletes an opportunity to run against other club athletes over the mile distance.  Great preparation for the Lovelock Relays (1500m relays) the following week on a grass service at the University Oval and will give a good indication of fitness levels for this shorter faster type of running.  Let’s see a great turnout of Leith athletes for this event.

If possible, please bring a plate for the refreshments afterwards.  Shower and toilet facilities are available.

21st Leith Harbour Free 5/10km, Course 1, 6pm, Thursday 29 April 2021

Start Kayak Club, corner Magnet and Neptune Streets, Dunedin
All Welcome.  It is free!

Rotorua Marathon, Saturday 8 May 2021

For a full description of this event and entry information, please click link above

Club 3 Mile (5km), Forbury Park, Saturday 22 May 2021

Forbury Park, Victoria Street, Dunedin

Handicap format – laps around the race course.  2.15pm start. More details soon

Athletics New Zealand 100 km Road Championships, Sunday 23 May 2021

Hagley Park, Christchurch

As part of the 15th Sri Chinmoy 100 km, 50 km Race & 100km Teams Race

Otago Road Championship, Sunday 22 August 2021

Dunedin, Otago

More details soon!

Athletics New Zealand Road Championships, Sunday, 5 September 2021

Cambridge, North Island

Peninsula Relay, Saturday, 18 September 2021

Portobello Domain, Dunedin

Teams handicap format relay event around the Portobello area of the Otago Peninsula. 6 legs of various distances ranging from around 4km to 8 km per leg with varied terrain of tarseal and gravel road. Start and finish at Portobello Domain.

Athletics New Zealand Road Relay Championships, Saturday, 2 October 2021

Akaroa, Christchurch

Takahe to Akaroa Relay. 8 legs ranging up to 10km in length. Various grades. More details soon!

More details soon!

Completed Events

ASB Christchurch Marathon, Saturday 11 April 2021, Christchurch

Christchurch Town Hall, Kilmore St, Christchurch

Leith Athletics had a number of athletes competing in this event. 

For results >> ASB Christchurch Marathon

Nic Bathgate ran the full marathon in a personal best of 2 hours 48 minutes 43 seconds at an average pace of 3 minutes 59 seconds per kilometre.  He finished 29th (of 473) overall, 27th male runner (of 362) and 18th (of 183) in the Men’s 18-34 age grade.  Also running the marathon was Gallien Chanalet-Quercy who ran the distance in 3 hours 18 minutes 20 seconds at an average pace of 4 minutes 41 seconds per kilometre.  He finished 33rd (of 99) in the Veteran Men’s 40-49 grade and 99 out of 477 overall.
Rachael McKinney had an excellent run in the half marathon finishing 15th (of 75) in the Women’s 50-59 age grade in 1 hour 53 minutes 10 seconds (average pace of 5 minutes 21 seconds per kilometre)
Susan Craig also had a very good run finishing the half marathon in position 30th (of 75) in the Women’s 50-59 age grade in 2 hour 13 minutes 29 seconds (average pace of 6 minutes 19 seconds per kilometre)
Tadhg Ryan-Charleton smashed a personal best in the 10km running the distance in 33 minutes 35 seconds – a massive PB of 25 seconds at an average pace of 3 minutes 21 seconds.  He finished 14th (of 794) overall, 13th (of 327) in the male runner grade and 10th (of 114) in the Open Male grade.

20th Leith Harbour Free 5/10km Course 2, 8am Sunday 21 March 2021

Start/Finish, Watercooled Sports, 9 Kitchener St, Dunedin

For results and more details visit the Leith Harbour Free website

19th Leith Harbour Free 5/10km, Course 1, Thursday, 25 February 2021

Start and finish corner of Neptune/Magnet Streets, Dunedin

For results and more details visit the Leith Harbour Free website


Wellington, New Zealand

Check website for full results and report >> Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays

Running in the 10km Bluebridge 10KM Run, Leith’s Tadhg Ryan Charleton finished 8th overall, 3rd in the Men’s 20-29 age grade and 7th male in a time of 36 minutes 6 seconds.  He said he was on 3:29 pace to 8km then he got stomach cramps!  So was unable to achieve a personal best over the distance, nevertheless it still was a great effort by Tadhg as we all know in running – we never know what we will feel like during a run, until we are there doing it.  Check Tadgh Ryan Charleton Split Times link

18th Leith Harbour Free 5/10km, 8am, Course 2, Sunday, 31 January 2021

Start and finish Kitchener St, Dunedin – next to Watercooled Sports

For more details visit the Leith Harbour Free website.  

48 Runners turned out for the 18th Leith Harbour Free from Watercooled Sports.

Luke Geddes (Open Men) and Kristy Eyles (Open Women) set new course records for the 5km in 18:23 and 10km in 42:22 respectively.
Thank you to marshals – Lisa O’Donnell, 2.5km and Gene Sanderson, 5km, turn arounds. 
Thank you to Sebastian Sole (Results/Timing), Marc Boullé (Timing and self-appointed annoying Health and Safety officer) , Mark O’Neill (Facebook), Chris Sole for all round organiser, starter and motivator and Gisela Sole for support, so thank you to all these people mentioned for all the work behind the scenes and on race day.  Thanks to the athletes and their supporters for their enthusiasm and commitment.