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IAU Asia & Oceania 24H Championships/Australian 24H Track Championships, Sat 6 – 7 April 2024

AIS Athletics Track, Bruce, ACT, Australia

A huge congratulations to John Bayne

A huge congratulations to John Bayne, finishing in 6th place at the Asia & Oceania 24hour champs held in Canberra, Australia. John ran an incredible 229.2km in 24 hours and was also part of the men’s NZ team who placed third 🥉 On top of this, John also broke 4 New Zealand records for the M55 age category, taking titles for the 6hr, 12hr, 100 mile and 24 hour records!

Dunedin’s ultra superman back on track and loving itODT Online Report By Hayden Meikle Wednesday, 17 April 2024

Shaking off the 24hr Hoodoo – By John Bayne

That was the main goal at the Asia & Oceania 24hr Champs in Canberra on Saturday. My 1st attempt in 2015 was cut short due to a lung infection. I went back in 2016 and ran 209km which I felt was far from my best. Although the weather at the race was terrible I felt that this format was not for me.
8 years later my build-up to the Canberra race had gone well, having raced over 1000km per year for two years in different formats (100 milers, 200 milers, backyard ultras, 3+1 and Kepler). For the 1st time ever I took on a coach and we have been working together for around 9 months. A key aspect to longer ultras is having a good crew, and my wife Karen is brilliant in this role, managing to decipher my needs from my mumbling, arm waving and facial expressions.
It was a privilege to line up at the startline as part of a determined and gritty bunch of Kiwis representing New Zealand.
It was bucketing with rain and I had visions of my Auckland race flashing back at me.
The race started with the top Aussie and Korean running 4:20 pace, then me running 4:30-4:40. My plan was to run 4:45-4:55 for the 1st 6hrs and I knew we were going a bit quick so was trying to slow myself down.
This pace continued for most of the 1st quarter and I knew both runners in front of me would destroy each other in the tough conditions. This happened aprox 8hrs into the race and they both finished well behind me in the end.
There were a few other runners moving up the field and I settled into 4th (for most of the race).
I knew I was going to pay for my fast start but was still moving well at 12 hours in. My left knee became painful and started swelling and I knew my shoes were the problem. After 2 or 3 stops to change and wedge shoes the knee settled down. I hit the 100 mile mark in 15:14 but a badly timed toilet stop gave me an official time of 15:21.
The quads and hammies were feeling the effects of a fast start and so many hours running in rain. Karen gave me a quick leg massage which helped immensely. I kept moving as fast as I could as the clock ticked thru into the 20’s. I realised I was getting chased down by an Indian and an Aussie so I battled hard to keep them behind me. Despite my best efforts they managed to reel me in pushing me back into 6th place. I broke my 24 hr PB of 209km with around 2 hours left to go on the clock. Normally in the final push for home the adrenaline starts flowing and I can muster some extra pace. Not this time. The legs were so broken all I could do is tick over the laps until the end. The Final Countdown (by Europe) was played and the 24hrs was done.
Distance ran: 229.447km, 1st Kiwi home and 6th place.
3rd NZ ranking all time list – track
new NZ 55yrs+ record for 24 hours
new NZ 55yrs+ record for 100 miles
new NZ 55yrs+ record for 12 hours
new NZ 55yrs+ record for 6 hours
Job done – now for some recovery 🍻🙂

Huge thanks to Karen, my awesome crew, beautiful and tolerant wife.
Coach Sebastian Białobrzeski; Leith Harriers; Chris Sole Speed Coach, Mentor & Shoe Technician; Huge Wan Tan, Osteopath and very wise man; Yvette Latta, Massage therapist.
6:15 Pubrunners, Dunedin-crazy bunch of running enthusiasts 😁

Otago Senior Champs combined with Southland, Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd March 2024, Caledonian Ground 

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

Full Results >> Track & Field Results 2023/2024

This was the highlight of the track and field season and the last event until September at the Caledonian. Those Leith athletes entered were: Janus Staufenberg, Olivia Thornbury, Grayson Westgate, Tess Molloy, Ash Dustow, Stephen Johnson and Pat Silcock

The Masters Grades for Otago Champions placings are now awarded in the 5 year age grades eg 35-39, 40-44, 45-49 etc. The 35-49 and 50+ age grades are used for the Senior Interclub Meetings.

In  the 1500m Olivia Thornbury had a blazing run getting an early lead from Hill City-University’s Zara Geddes and winning the Senior Women’s Otago title comfortably in 4 minutes 25.16 seconds. In the Men’s 1500m Janus Staufenberg won the Otago Senior Men’s title in 3 minutes 53.07 seconds after having battled against James McLeay from St Pauls who remained in close attendance before the final lap. Tessa Molloy won gold in the 40-44 grade 1500m in 5:28.45. Patrick Silcock finished off the season by winning gold in the Master’s Men’s 800m 50-54 grade in 2:28.12 and gold in the 400m M54-59 grade in 63.44.  Ash Dustow continues to amaze earning a gold in the Master Men’s 65-69 grade in 12:33.65. The full Leith results can be viewed below.  

Leith Results

Leith Grade Results in Bold

Janus Staufenberg won this race, unfortunately the photo finish went on the blink, so no placings were recorded, however Janus’s time was recorded manually at 3:53.7

Event 109 Men 1500 Metre Run Senior

1 Janus Staufenberg 99 Leith JNTh (Un-official time 3:53.07) (Gold Men 20-34)
2 Matthew Bolter 05 Hill City Un JNTh
3 Grayson Westgate 03 Leith JNTh (un-official time 4:14 PB) (Bronze Men 20-34)
4 Benjamin Britton 02 Athletics Qu JNTh
5 Stephen Johnson 96 Leith JNTh (un-official time 4:24)

Event 113 Women 40-44 1500 Metre Run Master =
1 Tessa Molloy 81 Leith 5:28.45 (Gold Master Women’s 40-44)

Event 112 Men 65-69 1500 Metre Run Masters 50+
1 Ash Dustow 57 Leith 5:49.44 (Gold Men’s 65-69)

Event 110 Women 1500 Metre Run Senior 
1 Olivia Thornbury 98 Leith 4:25.36 (Gold Women’s 20-34)
2 Erin McKevitt 02 Hill City Un 5:01.64

Event 91A Men 55-59 800 Metre Run Masters 50+ 
1 Patrick Silcock 69 Leith 2:28.12 (Gold Master Men’s 50+)

Event 127A Men 65-69 3000 Metre Run Masters 50+ 
1 Ash Dustow 57 Leith 12:33.65 (Gold Master Men’s 65-69)

Event 73A Men 55-59 400 Metre Sprint Masters 50+
1 Tony Tan 66 Hill City Un 59.36
2 Patrick Silcock 69 Leith 63.44 (Gold Master Men’s 50-55)

 

Senior Interclub, Sat 24 Feb 2024

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

Leith’s Pat Silcock is going from strength to strength achieving age grade personal bests. He set another one today in the 400m at the Caledonian on Saturday in ideal windless, warm but wet conditions. His time was 63.60 seconds. He has entered the 400m and the 800m events for the Otago Champs Weekend 2/3 March. There were no other Leith athletes competing on the day.

Leith Grade Results in Bold:

Event 4 M50+ 400 Metre Sprint Open
1 Patrick Silcock M55 Leith 63.60 seconds
2 Phil Napper M71 Ariki Athletics 68.95 seconds (M70yr Otg Record)

 

Otago Senior & Junior Interclub, Mile Champs, 5000m Champs, 3/5km Walk Champs 17/18 Feb 2024

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

For results >> Senior Interclub, Mile Champs, Combined Events Results 17 Feb 2024

Mile Champs

The Otago Mile Championships took place on Saturday.  Leith’s Sandor Toth competed in the Open Men’s Mile finishing first in the Men’s 30-34 grade and sixth overall in the race.  His time was 5 minutes 1.37 seconds coming oh so close to breaking the 5 minute barrier.  The Leith Lasses, Alice Cuthbert and Claudia Sole finished first and second in the Women 20-29 grade with times of 5 minutes 31.21 seconds and 5 minutes 32.33 seconds respectively. Their overall placing in the women’s grade was second and third behind the impressive Hill City-University athlete Zara Geddes who finished in 5 minutes 6.60 seconds.

Leith Grade Results in Bold:

Event 15 Men 20-34 1 Mile Run Otago Champs Open 

1 Oliver Young 21 University o 4:37.53
2 Giles Witt 21 Hill City Un 4:38.95
3 Sandor Toth 32 Leith 5:01.37

Event 16 Women 20-29 1 Mile Run Otago Champs Open
1 Alice Cuthbert 26 Leith 5:31.21
2 Claudia Sole 27 Leith 5:32.33
3 Erin McKevitt 22 Hill City Un 5:36.28

Leith Heat Results in Bold:

Event 15 Men 18-34 1 Mile Run Otago Champs Open
1 Jake Owen 19 Hill City Un 4:24.91
2 Matthew Bolter 19 Hill City Un 4:26.31
3 Oliver Young 21 University o 4:37.53
4 Giles Witt 21 Hill City Un 4:38.95
5 Sandor Toth 32 Leith 5:01.37

5000m Champs 

James Pemberton, Nashan Shanks, Claudia Sole, Tessa Molloy, Nic Bathgate

Photos by Gisela Sole

Leith had fantastic results in the 5000m race held in very hot conditions a slight breeze blowing from the North East.  Well done to the athletes and their supporters. See the selected results below:

Leith Grade Results in Bold:

Event 8 Men 20-29 5000 Metre Run Otago Champs Open 
1 Nathan Shanks 29 Leith 16:36.61
2 Leon Miyahara 23 Caversham Harriers 17:02.21
3 Finn Molloy 23 Hill City Un 17:13.24

Event 8 Men 35-39 5000 Metre Run Otago Champs Open
1 Nic Bathgate 39 Leith 16:28.88

Event 8 Men 50-54 5000 Metre Run Otago Champs Open
1 James Pemberton 51 Leith 19:27.76

Event 8A Women 20-29 5000 Metre Run Otago Champs Open 
1 Claudia Sole 27 Leith 19:25.80

Event 8A Women 40-44 5000 Metre Run Otago Champs Open 
1 Tessa Molloy 42 Leith 20:07.88

Leith Heat Results in Bold:

Event 8 Men 18+ 5000 Metre Run Otago Champs Open 
1 Jake Owen 19 Hill City Un 16:10.87
2 Nic Bathgate 39 Leith 16:28.88
3 Nathan Shanks 29 Leith 16:36.61
4 Leon Miyahara 23 Caversham Harriers 17:02.21
5 Finn Molloy 23 Hill City Un 17:13.24
6 Jonathan Ryan 44 Caversham Harriers 18:14.09
7 James Pemberton 51 Leith 19:27.76
8 Phil Napper 70 Ariki Amateu 21:04.70 Otg Masters 70-74Rec
9 Brent Halley 59 Ariki Amateu 21:18.82
10 Ian Mcdonald 65 Caversham Harriers 21:34.98

Event 8A Women 18+ 5000 Metre Run Otago Champs Open
1 Claudia Sole 27 Leith 19:25.80
2 Tessa Molloy 42 Leith 20:07.88
3 Evelyn Armstrong 54 Caversham Harriers 24:41.04

Senior Interclub 800m (non-championship event)

Leith’s Pat Silcock building on the excellent results from his recent 400m exploits on the track competed well in this event. He finished sixth in a strong open men’s field and first in the Men 50+ grade. His time was 2 minutes 25.30 seconds. 

Leith Grade Results in bold:

Event 5 Men 50+ 800 Metre Run Open
1 Patrick Silcock 55 Leith 2:25.30

Event 5 Mixed 12+ 800 Metre Run Open
Section 1
1 Nicolas Alvarez Rey-Vira M19 Hill City Un 1:56.40
2 Matthew Bolter M19 Hill City Un 2:00.60
3 George Fisher M20 Hill City Un 2:02.20
4 Max Mcgregor M15 Athletics Gore 2:02.50
5 William Bolter M14 Hill City Un 2:25.00
6 Patrick Silcock M55 Leith 2:25.30
7 Lola Saunders W15 Ariki Amateu 2:31.90

 

Otago Senior Interclub T & F, Saturday 10 Feb 2024

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

Full Results >> Track & Field Results 2023/2024

Leith Grade Results in Bold

Event 4 Men 50+ 400 Metre Sprint Open
1 Patrick Silcock 69 Leith 63.95
2 Phil Napper 53 Ariki Athletics 74.74
3 Robert Homan 62 Civil Service 76.65

Leith Heat Results in Bold

Event 4 Men 12+ 400 Metre Sprint Open
Section 1
1 Patrick Silcock 69 Leith 63.95
2 Connor Horne 11 Ariki Athletics 66.43
3 Phil Napper 53 Ariki Athletics 74.74
4 Robert Homan 62 Civil Service 76.65

 

NZ Masters Games T & F, Saturday 3 Feb 2024

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

Club captain Florence Reynolds tackling the 2000m Steeplechase (photo by Tim Dawbin, HCU)

 

Full Results >> Track & Field Results 2023/2024

Leith Athletes were out in force on Saturday at the Masters Games T & F 

Leith results in bold

Event 730 W30 800 Metre Run NZ Masters Games 
1 Florence Reynolds W31 Otago 2:33.99

Event 732 M50 800 Metre Run NZ Masters Games 
1 Patrick Silcock M54 Otago 2:26.76
2 Clayton Murray M51 Canterbury 3:04.51

Event 740 M65 1500 Metre Run NZ Masters Games 
1 Ash Dustow M66 Otago 5:57.58
2 Ian Morton M67 Wellington 6:54.92
3 Christopher Worsnop M66 New South Wales 7:35.19

Event 743 M50 3000 Metre Run NZ Masters Games
1 James Pemberton M51 Otago 11:15.21

Event 743 M65 3000 Metre Run NZ Masters Games
1 Ash Dustow M66 Otago 12:56.36
2 Ian Morton M67 Wellington 16:10.62
3 Christopher Worsnop M66 New South Wales 16:35.55

Event 755 W30 2000 Metre Steeplechase 762mm NZ Masters Games
1 Florence Reynolds W31 Otago 8:15.04

 

Athletics Otago 10000m Championships for Under 20 Men, Senior Men & Senior Women, Sat 27 January 2024

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

Full Results >> Track & Field Results 2023/2024

Otago 10000m Champs title results

Leith had Nic Bathgate running in the Otago 10000m Champs and Patrick Silcock in the 400m.  Unfortunately Nic was disqualified due to a technical shoe issue DQ TR7.1

Nic did take part in the race but knew he was doing to be disqualifed as he had informed the officials of his shoe issue.  His normal spikes were hurting his feet so he had to wear the illegal shoes. The weather was very warm with a slight breeze. Nic running in the Men 35-49 grade finished first in the 10000m after a ding dong battle with Caversham’s Nathan Shanks.  With 5 laps to go Nic made his move and gradually drew away from Nathan winning comfortably in the end in a time of 34 minutes 45.98 seconds with Nathan second in 35 minutes 0.69 seconds. Nathan won the Gold in the Men’s 20-34 grade. Finishing third was Caversham’s Leon Miyahara who won the Men 20-34 Silver in 36 minutes 23.41 seconds  Fourth was HCUs Men’s 50+ runner Simon Rhodes who took the Men’s 50+ Otago Champs title in 37 minutes 4.14 seconds. Nic was disqualified

Leith Grade Results in Bold 

Event 9 Men 20-34 10000 Metre Run Otago Champi Open
1 Nathan Shanks 89 Caversham 35:00.69
2 Leon Miyahara 01 Caversham 36:23.41

Event 9 Men 35-49 10000 Metre Run Otago Champi Open 
— Nic Bathgate 85 Leith DQ TR7.1

Event 9 Men 50+ 10000 Metre Run Otago Champi Open
1 Simon Rhodes 72 Hill City 37:04.14

Leith Heat Results in Bold

Event 9 Mixed 18+ 10000 Metre Run Otago Champi Open
1 Nathan Shanks M89 Caversham 35:00.69
2 Leon Miyahara M01 Caversham 36:23.41
3 Simon Rhodes M72 Hill City 37:04.14
— Nic Bathgate M85 Leith DQ TR7.1

Leith Results Senior Interclub

Leith results in bold

Event 4 Men 12+ 400 Metre Sprint Open 

1 George Fisher 04 Hill City 54.66
2 Oliver Young 03 University o 54.79
3 Riley Horne 09 Ariki Athletics 59.45
4 Tony Tan 66 Hill City 60.13
5 Patrick Silcock 69 Leith 64.02

 

 

DICK TAYLER 10KM ANNIVERSARY MEET & NZ 10KM CHAMPS, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday 13 January 2024

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

The NZ 10,000m Champs which also included an Open Women’s 5000m, Open Community 10,000 & Club 10,000m relay (maximum 2-5 people)

5000m, 10000m, 10000m NZ Champs Results 

Full relay results 

For full information brochure >> Dick Tayler 10Km Anniversary Meet & NZ 10km Champs – 13th Jan 2024

See photos and collage further below….

Siobhan McKinlay enthuses about your performances 

“On Saturday many of us gathered at the Caledonian for the Dick Tayler Commemorative 2024 NZ10000M champs to run and to celebrate the amazing feat of a local legend 50 years ago. Dick’s gold medal run at the Commonwealth Games in 1974 was amongst the very first sporting events to be broadcast in colour on TV in NZ, decades before speedsters like Michael Voss, Arneke Arlidge and Catherine Lund were born. But one of our own and a local legend himself when Dick set the record was reminiscing on Saturday that it didn’t feel like 50 years had passed!

20 year old Dave McLean was attending the Commonwealth Games in Christchurch as a spectator, where he remembers seeing a glimpse of the Queen and Prince Phillip. Dave was with his parents in the grandstand for the 10000 M race. Dick Tayler was not yet a household name, but was well known in running circles and had won the national cross-country title in 1973, so New Zealand hopes were high for a good result. The first day of athletics competition was hot, just like it was on Saturday. Dave recalls that for most of the race, Dick was ‘coasting along’ behind the leading bunch, as he had been instructed to do so by coach Arthur Lydiard, avoiding getting boxed in by the speedy Kenyans and behind world record holder Englishman David Bedford. In the final laps, when Dick came sailing through to take the lead, Dave recalls the crowd in the grandstand just went wild, yelling and cheering and pounding the hoardings, reaching fever pitch when Dick won.

Dave’s brother was a young reporter at the games, covering athletics and swimming, and later counted reporting on the race as the pinnacle of his career. While it was another 15 years before Dave got into running himself, and he’s run many events of his own since then, his memories of the excitement of Dick’s run in Christchurch 50 years ago are as strong as ever. While the rest of us can only imagine the 1974 crowd going wild, there was definitely a buzz happening at the Cale on Saturday…”

And you were all part of it! Outstanding and well done! The question is how much faster are you able to run? No matter your age and status. Dare you give it a go?

National 10000m Men’s Champs 2024 

Nic Bathgate represented Leith in this prestigious event. Returning to form after a frustrating injury interrupted couple of seasons, Nic reckoned he may as well give this prestigious event a go. He was joined by fellow Dunedin athletes former Dunedin Marathon winner Jonah Smith and top Otago athlete Nathan Shanks both from Caversham. All three looked relaxed during the warmups joining in the banter from their keen supporters which were up close with the home straight barrier in the fifth lane.  They were up against some very formidable athletes which included the pre-race favourite Julian Oakley (Athletics Tauranga Inc). There was also a runner from the UK in the form of Larry Ryan from Birmingham UK. Dwight Greive the quality Master Men’s 45-49 athlete from Fiordland Athletic Club was also there to keep the youngters honest.

There was a surprising result in the end with Mike Voss From Lake City Athletic building an early lead from a chasing bunch which included Julian Oakley. This was a lead he would never relinquish. Although Oakley tried to close the 70m gap with 6 laps to go, Voss just never faltered in a masterful display of front running.  He finished in 29 minutes 29.25 seconds  to win by almost 15 seconds from Oakley who finished with 29 minutes 45.09 seconds. Third was Christopher Dryden from Canterbury University in 30 minutes 11 seconds

Dwight Greive initially was in the lead on the first lap but he soon settled into the mid pack producing a masterful display from a master runner to finish 7th in 33 minutes 37 seconds. Ryan from the UK kept up a steady pace to finish 6th in 32 minutes 15.17 seconds.

Nathan Shanks was the best of the Dunedin runners, finishing ninth in 34 minutes 29.72. Leith’s Nic Bathgate finished 8th in 34 minutes 46.15 seconds with Jonah Smith the local crowd favourite revelling in the occasion by high fiving his supporters in the home straight and finishing 8th in 35 minutes 31.10 seconds

National 10000m Women’s Champs

Although there were only four athletes competing, this race produced arguably the most exciting finish. Anneke Arlidge from North Harbour Bays Athletics and Brigid Dennehy from North Harbour Bays Athletics went toe to toe the whole way and despite Dennehy taking the lead during the final lap, Arlidge prevailed in a exciting finish by just under 2 seconds.  Arlidge won in 35:15.84 with Dennehy finishing second in 35:17.74.  The chasing duo of Kerry White from Hamilton City Hawks Athletics and Jess Wright from North Harbour Bays Athletics could never quite close the big gap that the leaders had built, but they stuck to the task with White finishing third in 36:54.10  to take the bronze medal and Wright finishing fourth in 36:59.77

Mixed 5000m (Under 20)

Leith’s Grayson Westgate represented Leith in this event helping out with some of the pacing.  He finished second in 16:39.12.  The winner was Catherine Lund from Ariki Athletics.  She finished in a personal best of 16:38.81. In third place overall and second woman Rebekah Aiktenhead of Hill City University finished in 16:39.31. Aiktenhead had offered to help with Lund’s pacing.  Third woman home was Hill City-University’s Zara Geddes also in a personal best of 17:18.42

Leith Relay Teams and individual 10km

Photo by David Liddell

Wayne Porteous writes:

It was an amazing event yesterday. Thanks very much for all your support, encouragement and telling me my times as I went past you last night. I was also very lucky and thankful to have my wife Melanie recording my laps done, letting me know and times as well.

Also special thanks to all the Community runners, Relay Teams, their support, Sebastian for his amazing electronic timing & other skills, Marc Boulle for his great photos and all the incredible athletes, organisers, officials and other volunteers and supporters. Also, Donna Tumaru for regular encouragement & advice taking on board water as the heat went on and I started to struggle at the halfway stage. The temperature at this point seemed to be above “boiling point” and survival was the main objective.

It amazes me how all the other elite athletes and teams can run so fast in those conditions and achieve so much. By the way, have you still got your voice today?”

Community Relay and Individual 10000m Results

Individual Results

1 609 Craig Inversen 38:37 3:52

2 602 David Sewell 39:00 3:54

3 603 Simon Leaning Leith 40:32 4:04

4 604 James Pemberton Leith 42:03 4:13

5 607 Tim Hodgson 42:49 4:17

6 605 Wayne Porteous 45:41 4:35

2 Person Relay

1 701 Richard and Phil 47:30 4:45

4 Person Relay

1 705 Exploding Kittens 31:45 3:11

2 703 Dick’s Ariki Lads 35:52 3:36

3 704 Dick & Sylvia’s Ariki Mixed 40:14 4:02

5 Person Relay

1 709 Weddell W 28:02 2:49

2 711 Weddell L 28:29 2:51

3 707 Leith Mixed Team 3 30:35 3:04

[Don Bate (1), Margie Campbell, Ben Pigou, Chris Bisley, Richard Campbell, Harjinder Chander]

4 710 Leith Mixed Team 1 30:56 3:06

[Andrew Lonie, Mica Goldsmith-Lonie, Stephanie Wilson, Alice Cuthbert, Claudia Sole]

5 706 Leith Mixed Team 2 31:30 3:09

[Jacques Brown, Lydia Pattillo, Nina Batucan, Liam Turk, Bryan Staunton]

6 708 HCU Social 34:29 3:27

[Cilla Dickinson, Georgy Pakeho, Aly Craigie, Grace Brydges, Mark Geddes]

Thanks to all these people for a fantastic event

Leith President Chris Sole and Sebastian Sole (Data, Results, Timing, RFID Chips, Webscorer), Margaret Knox (Bibs, Race Organisation), Sue Brydges (AO, Entries, Advertising, Organiser), Siobhan (Singlets, Team Support), Hilary, David (+Team Photos), Don, Melanie, Gene, Cameron and others (Lap counting/timing, Team Organisation), Greg, Colin, Mark and Robyn, Tadhg and Claire, Julian, Jamie S and W, Imogen, Danny and Emma, Caitlin and Josh, Dave and Jenny, Ellie, Geoff, Donna, Kristy, Aaron, Cindy and Ross, and many others (Supporters), Team Captains (Lydia, Claudia, Richard). Marc  (Photos) caught the changeover action for some:

Athletics Otago Modified Senior Interclub, 1pm-3pm, Sat 16 December 2023

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

Full Results >> Track & Field Results 2023/2024

“Absolute scenes down at the track this arvo with The Leith Harriers hogging the start line in the 5000m! big work from all of them especially Ryan Whitburn grabbing first place with with a spectacular time of 17.45”- report and photo by David Liddell. See photo below

Leith Results and Report

Leith athletes entered were: Bryan Staunton 1000/5000; James Pemberton 5000m; Mark O’Neill (making a welcome return to the track in the 5000m), Ryan Whitburn 5000m and maybe soon to be Leith athlete Patrick Silcock 1000m. Ryan Whitburn stole the show in the 5000m.  He finished with a flourish having initially dropped off the pace set by the leaders from HCU Luke Geddes and Zara Geddes to win the race outright by just over a second from Luke with Zara third.

Mark O’Neill after a 24yr absence from the track ran well as if he had never left.  He kept a steady pace throughout for his 18:37.51. He is training for the Tarawera Ultra 100miler in February 2024. So a bit of fast stuff on the track could give him an edge in a close finish.

James Pemberton showed the “youngters” how to do it by running 19:15.53 in the 5000m.

Earlier Bryan Staunton had competed in the 1000m race, a new distance for him. He finished sixth overall out of a field of 15 athletes.  Patrick Silcock won the Men’s 50+ grade 1000m in 3:18.73. We hope to see him in a Leith singlet soon.  See start of the 1000m race photo below:

Leith Grade results in Bold

Event 8 Men 20-34 5000 Metre Run Open
1 Ryan Whitburn 94 Leith 17:45.42
2 Luke Geddes 03 Hill City 17:46.75
3 Bryan Staunton 91 Leith 19:22.36

Event 8 Men 35-49 5000 Metre Run Open
1 Mark O Neill 81 Leith 18:37.51

Event 8 Men 50+ 5000 Metre Run Open
1 James Pemberton 72 Leith 19:15.53

Event 17 Men 20-34 1000 Metre Run Open
1 Brad Trebilcock 99 Hill City 2:50.17
2 Bryan Staunton 91 Leith 3:15.22

Event 17 Men 50+ 1000 Metre Run Open
1 Patrick Silcock 69 Unattached 3:18.73 (soon to be Leith athlete?)
2 Phil Napper 53 Ariki Athletics 3:34.97
3 Brent Halley 64 Ariki Athletics 3:36.76
4 Robert Homan 62 Civil Service 3:46.82

Leith Heat results in Bold

Event 8 Mixed 15+ 5000 Metre Run Open
Section 1
1 Ryan Whitburn M94 Leith 17:45.42
2 Luke Geddes M03 Hill City 17:46.75
3 Zara Geddes W05 Hill City 17:46.80
4 Mark O Neill M81 Leith 18:37.51
5 James Pemberton M72 Leith 19:15.53
6 Bryan Staunton M91 Leith 19:22.36

Event 17 Mixed 12+ 1000 Metre Run Open
Section 1
1 Louie Endres M05 Hamilton Hawks 2:34.80
2 Nicolas Alvarez Rey-Vira M05 Hill City 2:34.94
3 Matthew Bolter M05 Hill City 2:38.25
4 Brad Trebilcock M99 Hill City 2:50.17
5 Zac Whitley M07 Athletics Taieri 3:00.60
6 Bryan Staunton M91 Leith 3:15.22
7 Patrick Silcock M69 Unattached 3:18.73
8 Lola Saunders W09 Ariki Athletics 3:23.30
9 William Bolter M10 Hill City 3:25.91
10 Ora Winklemann W11 Hill City 3:27.66
11 Phil Napper M53 Ariki Athletics 3:34.97
12 Brent Halley M64 Ariki Athletics 3:36.76
13 Robert Homan M62 Civil Service 3:46.82
14 Evelyn Armstrong W70 Caversham 4:23.42
15 Dalise Sanderson W55 Ariki Athletics 4:37.33

Photo Collage 1000m

 

Photo Collage 5000m

 

Athletics Otago Senior Interclub, 9am-12noon, Sat 2 December 2023

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

Full Results >> Track & Field Results 2023/2024

Leith had seven athletes competing. Mica Goldsmith-Lonie, Bryan Staunton, Grayson Westgate, James Pemberton, Christine Montgomery, Andrew Lonie and David Liddell entered in events such as the 200m, 800m and 3000m. Grayson Westgate won the 3000m in big of 17 runners in a personal best time of 9:07.08 after having broken from HCUs Ollie O’Sullivan with two laps to go. Bryan Staunton finished second in his 800m race in a personal best of 2:31.75. Don Bate was out there offficating in the long jump and high jump.

Leith Results and Report

The first Leith athlete to feature was Mica Goldsmith-Lonie who opted to start off the day with a swift 200m race. He did well to run the distance in 26.20 seconds ( wind reading -1.8). Next up was the 800m. Leith’s Bryan Staunton and first timer over this distance David Liddell were in the field.  Both Bryan and David posted PBs.  Bryan finished second in his heat. The 3000m race was one of the last races of the meeting and attracted a field of 17 runners among five Leith athletes. The two leading contenders were Leith’s Grayson Westgate and HCUs Ollie O’Sullivan and this is how it panned out.  Ollie and Grayson immediately built a huge lead over the first couple of laps and no one knew who was going to take line honours until with 2 laps to go, Grayson surged into the lead, leaving Ollie in his wake. In the end Grayson finished with a PB of 9:07.08 with Ollie second over 11 seconds back in 9:19.43. Andrew Lonie was the next Leith athlete to finish attaining 4th place with a 10:34.30.  See below for the full Leith results by grade and heat.

Leith Grade Results in Bold

Event 3 Men 20-34 200 Metre Sprint Open
1 Hadley Beech 01 Unattached 24.30 -1.8
2 Mica Goldsmith-Lonie 98 Leith 26.20 -1.8

Event 5 Men 20-34 800 Metre Run Open
1 Josh Hou 03 Hill City 2:04.42 1
2 Oliver Young 03 University o 2:05.64 1
3 Brad Trebilcock 99 Hill City 2:09.65 3
4 Luke Geddes 03 Hill City 2:11.60 3
5 Nathan Shanks 89 Caversham 2:13.60 3
6 Bryan Staunton 91 Leith 2:31.75 2
7 Finn Molloy 01 Hill City 2:35.97 3
8 David Liddell 89 Leith 2:47.75 2

Event 5B Women 50+ 800 Metre Run Open
1 Christine Montgomery 66 Leith 3:16.17
2 Dalise Sanderson 55 Ariki Athletics 3:32.82
3 Val Muskett 54 Unattached 3:38.20

Event 7 Men 20-34 3000 Metre Run Open
1 Grayson Westgate 03 Leith 9:07.08
2 Luke Geddes 03 Hill City 10:08.66
3 Finn Molloy 01 Hill City 10:40.89
4 Bryan Staunton 91 Leith 10:41.67
5 Mica Goldsmith-Lonie 98 Leith 10:47.64
6 David Liddell 89 Leith 12:07.21

Event 7 Men 50+ 3000 Metre Run Open
1 Andrew Lonie 73 Unattached 10:34.30
2 James Pemberton 72 Leith 10:52.99
3 Mark Lokman 66 Hill City 11:49.91

Leith Heat Results in Bold

Event 3 Men 12+ 200 Metre Sprint Open
Section 1 Wind: -1.8
1 Blake Dalton 07 Athletics Taieri 23.00
2 Amelio Kaloga 07 Hill City 23.54
3 Hadley Beech 01 Unattached 24.30
4 Edmund Ferro 08 Hill City 24.40
5 Liam O’Riordan Lawlor 06 Athletics Taieri 25.33
6 Mica Goldsmith-Lonie 98 Leith 26.20

Event 5 Men 12+ 800 Metre Run Open
Section 2
1 Tim Orchiston 05 Unattached 2:28.79
2 Bryan Staunton 91 Leith 2:31.75
3 William Bolter 10 Hill City 2:41.58
4 David Liddell 89 Leith 2:47.75
5 Phil Napper 53 Ariki Athletics 2:47.92 Otg Rec MM70yr
6 Robert Homan 62 Civil Service 2:49.76
7 Hugo Beeby 10 Athletics Taieri 2:51.58

Event 5B Women 12+ 800 Metre Run Open
Section 1
1 Claire Muskett 83 Unattached 2:35.96
2 Christine Montgomery 66 Leith 3:16.17
3 Dalise Sanderson 55 Ariki Athletics 3:32.82
4 Val Muskett 54 Unattached 3:38.20

Event 7 Men 12+ 3000 Metre Run Open
1 Grayson Westgate 03 Leith 9:07.08
2 Oliver Osullivan 87 Hill City 9:19.43
3 Luke Geddes 03 Hill City 10:08.66
4 Andrew Lonie 73 Unattached 10:34.30
5 Finn Molloy 01 Hill City 10:40.89
6 Bryan Staunton 91 Leith 10:41.67
7 Josh Siloy 07 Athletics Taieri 10:42.31
8 Zac Whitley 07 Athletics Taieri 10:43.37
9 Mica Goldsmith-Lonie 98 Leith 10:47.64
10 James Pemberton 72 Leith 10:52.99
11 Mark Lokman 66 Hill City 11:49.91
12 David Liddell 89 Leith 12:07.21

 

SENIOR TRACK & FIELD INTERCLUB MEETING, Sat 25 November 2023

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

Full Results >> Track & Field Results 2023/2024

This was a combined event with Athletics Southland and Grade 13/14 athletes. Included the Ness Cup Handicap Mile. Events were open to both Community and Club Registered Athletes, aged 12+ as at 31 Dec 2023

 

Leith Results & Reports

Leith athletes ran in the Ness Cup, the 400m and the 5000m.  Alice Cuthbert, Lydia Pattillo, Grayson Westgate and Bryan Staunton competed in the Ness Cup. Mica Goldsmith-Lonie competed in the 400m and Bryan Staunton also tackled the 5000m. Bryan Staunton was the first Leith athlete to finish on handicap in the Ness Cup Mile Handicap. He finished fourth. Grayson Westgate finished with second fastest time in the Mile of 4:46.27. Mica Goldsmith-Lonie won his 400m debut race in 56.53. Bryan Staunton ran 19:05.84 in the 5000m.  

Leith Supporters and Officials

Chris Sole was out there supporting the runners at the 200m mark.  Also there supporting were the Toth family.  Don Bates officiated in the long and triple jumps the whole afternoon.  Marc Boulle took photos and also officiated in the triple jump

Leith Grade Results in bold

Event 4 Men 20-34 400 Metre Sprint Open
1 Cameron Moffitt 03 Hill City 49.51 
2 Josh Hou 03 Hill City 54.04 
3 Oliver Young 03 University o 54.57 
4 Mica Goldsmith-Lonie 98 Unattached 56.53 
5 Luke Geddes 03 Hill City 60.49 

Event 76 Mixed 12+ 1 Mile Run Handicapped Open
1 Jorgia Tucker W08 St Pauls 9:23.78
2 Max Wiegersma M10 Gore Athletics Club 9:24.90
3 William Bolter M10 Hill City 9:26.34
4 Bryan Staunton M91 Leith 9:28.65
5 Taryn McLean W81 Hill City 9:29.93
6 Jake Owen M05 Hill City 9:30.44
7 Hunter Flowers M11 St Pauls 9:31.11
8 Alice Cuthbert W98 Leith 9:31.28
9 Lewis Blay M09 St Pauls 9:32.22
10 Josh Siloy M07 Athletics Taieri 9:32.68
11 Zac Whitley M07 Athletics Taieri 9:32.71
12 Zara Geddes W05 Hill City 9:33.54
13 Brad Trebilcock M99 Hill City 9:36.89
14 Luke Geddes M03 Hill City 9:37.54
15 Kennedy Taylor W05 St Pauls 9:38.59
16 Nathan Shanks M89 Caversham Athlet 9:41.10
17 Myrtle Rough W40 Hill City 9:41.68
18 Lola Saunders W09 Ariki 9:42.44
19 Alex Brown M00 Caversham Athlet 9:44.56
20 Grayson Westgate M03 Leith 9:46.27
21 Catherine Lund W05 Ariki 9:46.96
22 Evelyn Armstrong W70 Caversham Athlet 9:47.21
23 Millie McFadzien W08 Gore Athletics Club 9:47.31
24 Lydia Pattillo W88 Leith 9:47.77
25 Dalise Sanderson W55 Ariki 9:48.89
26 Jonah Smith M94 Caversham Athlet 10:06.03

Event 78 Mixed 12+ 1 Mile Run Handicap Act Open
1 Jake Owen M05 Hill City 4:30.44
2 Grayson Westgate M03 Leith 4:46.27
3 Nathan Shanks M89 Caversham Athlet 4:51.10
4 Luke Geddes M03 Hill City 4:57.54
5 Josh Siloy M07 Athletics Taieri 5:02.68
6 Zac Whitley M07 Athletics Taieri 5:02.71
7 Brad Trebilcock M99 Hill City 5:06.89
8 Catherine Lund W05 Ariki 5:06.96
9 Hunter Flowers M11 St Pauls 5:11.11
10 Lewis Blay M09 St Pauls 5:12.22
11 Zara Geddes W05 Hill City 5:13.54
12 Alex Brown M00 Caversham Athlet 5:14.56
13 Max Wiegersma M10 Gore Athletics Club 5:14.90
14 Kennedy Taylor W05 St Pauls 5:18.59
15 Jonah Smith M94 Caversham Athlet 5:26.03
16 Millie McFadzien W08 Gore Athletics Club 5:27.31
17 Bryan Staunton M91 Leith 5:28.65
18 Taryn McLean W81 Hill City 5:29.93
19 Jorgia Tucker W08 St Pauls 5:33.78
20 Alice Cuthbert W98 Leith 5:51.28
21 Lola Saunders W09 Ariki 5:52.44
22 William Bolter M10 Hill City 5:56.34
23 Lydia Pattillo W88 Leith 5:57.77
24 Evelyn Armstrong W70 Caversham Athlet 7:17.21
25 Dalise Sanderson W55 Ariki 7:48.89
26 Myrtle Rough W40 Hill City 9:41.68

Event 8 Men 20-34 5000 Metre Run Open
1 Bryan Staunton 91 Leith 19:05.84

Leith Heat Results in Bold

Event 8 Mixed 15+ 5000 Metre Run Open
Section 1
1 Bryan Staunton M91 Leith 19:05.84

Event 76 Mixed 12+ 1 Mile Run Handicapped Open
Section 1
1 Jorgia Tucker W08 St Pauls 9:23.78
2 Max Wiegersma M10 Gore Athletics Club 9:24.90
3 William Bolter M10 Hill City 9:26.34
4 Bryan Staunton M91 Leith 9:28.65
5 Taryn McLean W81 Hill City 9:29.93
6 Jake Owen M05 Hill City 9:30.44
7 Hunter Flowers M11 St Pauls 9:31.11
8 Alice Cuthbert W98 Leith 9:31.28
9 Lewis Blay M09 St Pauls 9:32.22
10 Josh Siloy M07 Athletics Taieri 9:32.68
11 Zac Whitley M07 Athletics Taieri 9:32.71
12 Zara Geddes W05 Hill City 9:33.54
13 Brad Trebilcock M99 Hill City 9:36.89
14 Luke Geddes M03 Hill City 9:37.54
15 Kennedy Taylor W05 St Pauls 9:38.59
16 Nathan Shanks M89 Caversham Athlet 9:41.10
17 Myrtle Rough W40 Hill City 9:41.68
18 Lola Saunders W09 Ariki 9:42.44
19 Alex Brown M00 Caversham Athlet 9:44.56
20 Grayson Westgate M03 Leith 9:46.27
21 Catherine Lund W05 Ariki 9:46.96
22 Evelyn Armstrong W70 Caversham Athlet 9:47.21
23 Millie McFadzien W08 Gore Athletics Club 9:47.31
24 Lydia Pattillo W88 Leith 9:47.77
25 Dalise Sanderson W55 Ariki 9:48.89
26 Jonah Smith M94 Caversham Athlet 10:06.03

Event 78 Mixed 12+ 1 Mile Run Handicap Act Open
1 Jake Owen M05 Hill City 4:30.44
2 Grayson Westgate M03 Leith 4:46.27
3 Nathan Shanks M89 Caversham Athlet 4:51.10
4 Luke Geddes M03 Hill City 4:57.54
5 Josh Siloy M07 Athletics Taieri 5:02.68
6 Zac Whitley M07 Athletics Taieri 5:02.71
7 Brad Trebilcock M99 Hill City 5:06.89
8 Catherine Lund W05 Ariki 5:06.96
9 Hunter Flowers M11 St Pauls 5:11.11
10 Lewis Blay M09 St Pauls 5:12.22
11 Zara Geddes W05 Hill City 5:13.54
12 Alex Brown M00 Caversham Athlet 5:14.56
13 Max Wiegersma M10 Gore Athletics Club 5:14.90
14 Kennedy Taylor W05 St Pauls 5:18.59
15 Jonah Smith M94 Caversham Athlet 5:26.03
16 Millie McFadzien W08 Gore Athletics Club 5:27.31
17 Bryan Staunton M91 Leith 5:28.65
18 Taryn McLean W81 Hill City 5:29.93
19 Jorgia Tucker W08 St Pauls 5:33.78
20 Alice Cuthbert W98 Leith 5:51.28
21 Lola Saunders W09 Ariki 5:52.44
22 William Bolter M10 Hill City 5:56.34
23 Lydia Pattillo W88 Leith 5:57.77
24 Evelyn Armstrong W70 Caversham Athlet 7:17.21
25 Dalise Sanderson W55 Ariki 7:48.89
26 Myrtle Rough W40 Hill City 9:41.68

 

SENIOR TRACK & FIELD INTERCLUB MEETING, 1-4pm Sat 18 Nov 2023

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

Full Results >> Track & Field Results 2023/2024

Bryan Staunton ran both the 800m and the 5000m. He did the 800m in 2:33.94 and the 5000m in 11:30.82 finishing second in the M20-34 grade earning some much needed points in the Leith Lads competition

Leith Grade Results (in bold)

Event 5 Men 20-34 800 Metre Run Open
1 Oliver Young 03 University o 2:04.02
2 Brad Trebilcock 99 Hill City 2:09.0h
3 Luke Geddes 03 Hill City 2:12.92
4 Bryan Staunton 91 Leith 2:33.94

Event 7 Men 20-34 3000 Metre Run Open
1 Luke Geddes 03 Hill City 10:25.13
2 Bryan Staunton 91 Leith 11:30.82

Leith Heat Results (in bold)

Event 5 Men 12+ 800 Metre Run Open
Section 2
1 Brad Trebilcock 99 Hill City 2:09.0h
2 Josh Siloy 07 Athletics Taieri 2:17.90
3 Henry Hodgson 09 Caversham Athlet 2:29.64
4 Bryan Staunton 91 Leith 2:33.94
5 Phil Napper 53 Ariki 2:51.18 Otg Record M70yr
6 Robert Homan 62 Civil Service At 2:54.77

Event 7 Men 12+ 3000 Metre Run Open
Section 1
1 Luke Geddes 03 Hill City 10:25.13
2 Matthew Bolter 05 Hill City 10:28.76
3 Nicolas Alvarez Rey-Vira 05 Hill City 10:28.82
4 Bryan Staunton 91 Leith 11:30.82

 

SENIOR TRACK & FIELD INTERCLUB MEETING, 1-4pm Sat 11 Nov 2023

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

Full Results >> Track & Field Results 2023/2024

Leith report and photos will appear here on Sunday afternoon

Leith Grade Results (in bold)

Event 6 Men 20-34 1500 Metre Run Open
1 Luke Geddes 03 Hill City Un 4:37.62
2 Brad Trebilcock 99 Hill City Un 4:47.37
3 Bryan Staunton 91 Leith 5:07.21

Event 8 Men 20-34 5000 Metre Run Open
1 Bryan Staunton 91 Leith 19:21.22

Leith Heat Results (in bold)

Event 6 Men 12+ 1500 Metre Run Open
1 Jake Owen 05 Hill City Un 4:05.71
2 Matthew Bolter 05 Hill City Un 4:06.72
3 Luke Geddes 03 Hill City Un 4:37.62
4 Josh Siloy 07 Athletics Taieri 4:42.73
5 Zac Whitley 07 Athletics Taieri 4:43.37
6 Brad Trebilcock 99 Hill City Un 4:47.37
7 Bryan Staunton 91 Leith 5:07.21
8 Simon Walker 77 Caversham 5:25.86
9 Mark Lokman 66 Hill City Un 5:35.11
10 Phil Napper 53 Ariki 6:03.03

Event 8 Mixed 15+ 5000 Metre Run Open
1 Catherine Lund W05 Ariki 16:46.02
2 Oliver Osullivan M87 Hill City Un 16:46.17
3 Bryan Staunton M91 Leith 19:21.22

 

SENIOR TRACK & FIELD INTERCLUB MEETING, 1-4pm Sat 28 October 2023

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

Full Results >> Track & Field Results 2023/2024

Leith’s Sándor Tóth ran the 800m in a narrow PB of 2:12.96 in strong windy conditions. The wind made the going tough although Sándor’s aim was to go under 2:10 for the 2-lapper it was not to be. At the season progresses and his body adapts to the faster paced running over 400m and 800m we will surely see times come down, especially in more favourable conditions. This will also help him over the longer distances too.

Leith Results

Leith Grade Results (in bold)

Event 5 Men 20-34 800 Metre Run Open
1 Josh Hou 03 Hill City Un 2:10.64 1
2 Sandor Toth 92 Leith 2:12.96 2
3 Brad Trebilcock 99 Hill City Un 2:17.03 2
4 Timothy Dawbin 94 Hill City Un 2:23.74 2

Leith Heat Results (in bold)

Event 5 Men 12+ 800 Metre Run Open
Section 1
1 Nicolas Alvarez Rey-Vira 05 Hill City Un 1:59.07
2 Matthew Bolter 05 Hill City Un 2:01.74
3 Jake Owen 05 Hill City Un 2:02.58
4 George Fisher 04 Hill City Un 2:06.42
5 Charlie Light 06 Hill City Un 2:06.52
6 Josh Hou 03 Hill City Un 2:10.64
Section 2
1 Sandor Toth 92 Leith 2:12.96
2 Brad Trebilcock 99 Hill City Un 2:17.03
3 Josh Siloy 07 Athletics Taieri 2:19.00
4 Zac Whitley 07 Athletics Taieri 2:19.82
5 Timothy Dawbin 94 Hill City Un 2:23.74
6 Matthew Woodhouse 05 North Otago 2:49.74
7 William Bolter 10 Hill City Un 2:49.88
8 Hugo Beeby 10 Athletics Taieri 2:51.00

 

SENIOR TRACK & FIELD INTERCLUB TWILIGHT MODIFIED MEETING, 5.30pm Thurs 19 October 2023

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

Full Results >> Track & Field Results 2023/2024

Sándor Tóth ran the 600m for the first time today. His time was an excellent 1 minutes 33.05 seconds finishing 8th in a very strong field of 13 runners. The conditions were excellent, cool, sunny with little wind. That time gives him an equivalent of 2:10ish for the 800m which he intends to run at the next interclub meeting in a week’s time

Leith Results 

Leith Grade Results (in bold)

Event 13 Mixed 12+ 600 Metre Run Open
1 Cameron Moffitt M20 Hill City Uni 1:24.30 1
2 Nicolas Alvarez Rey-Vira M18 Hill City Uni 1:24.59 1
3 Jake Owen M18 Hill City Uni 1:25.87 1
4 Matthew Bolter M18 Hill City Uni 1:26.36 1
5 Charlie Light M17 Hill City Uni 1:27.56 1
6 George Fisher M19 Hill City Uni 1:28.54 1
7 Josh Hou M20 Hill City Uni 1:30.51 1
8 Sandor Toth M31 Leith 1:33.05 1
9 Finn Molloy M22 Hill City Uni 1:34.20 1
10 Luke Geddes M20 Hill City Uni 1:35.31 1
11 Brad Trebilcock M24 Hill City Uni 1:37.72 1
12 Jordan Evans-Tobata W19 Caversham 1:39.05 2
13 Dan Kelleher M15 Unattached 1:44.39 1
14 Timothy Orchiston M18 Unattached 1:45.10 1
15 Erin McKevitt W21 Hill City Uni 1:45.51 2
16 Lola Saunders W14 Ariki 1:52.46 2
17 Anabelle Batchelor W16 Hill City Uni 1:53.41 2
18 Eve Kelleher W13 Unattached 1:55.35 2
19 Rob Homan M59 Civil Service 2:03.70 2

Leith Heat Results (in bold)

Event 13 Mixed 12+ 600 Metre Run Open
Section 1
1 Cameron Moffitt M20 Hill City Uni 1:24.30
2 Nicolas Alvarez Rey-Vira M18 Hill City Uni 1:24.59
3 Jake Owen M18 Hill City Uni 1:25.87
4 Matthew Bolter M18 Hill City Uni 1:26.36
5 Charlie Light M17 Hill City Uni 1:27.56
6 George Fisher M19 Hill City Uni 1:28.54
7 Josh Hou M20 Hill City Uni 1:30.51
8 Sandor Toth M31 Leith 1:33.05
9 Finn Molloy M22 Hill City Uni 1:34.20
10 Luke Geddes M20 Hill City Uni 1:35.31
11 Brad Trebilcock M24 Hill City Uni 1:37.72
12 Dan Kelleher M15 Unattached 1:44.39
13 Timothy Orchiston M18 Unattached 1:45.10
Section 2
1 Jordan Evans-Tobata W19 Caversham 1:39.05
2 Erin McKevitt W21 Hill City Uni 1:45.51
3 Lola Saunders W14 Ariki 1:52.46
4 Anabelle Batchelor W16 Hill City Uni 1:53.41
5 Eve Kelleher W13 Unattached 1:55.35
6 Rob Homan M59 Civil Service 2:03.70

 

SENIOR TRACK & FIELD INTERCLUB COMPETITION. Sat 14 October 2023

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

Full Results >> Track & Field Results 2023/2024

Sándor Tóth running the 400m

Sándor Tóth’s aim was to break the 60 second minute barrier in the 400m sprint. Despite quite a strong head wind in the back straight he accomplished just that.  He finished in a time of 59.46 seconds placing fourth in his race.  There will also be a report from the man himself Sándor Tóth coming up sometime on Sunday

Leith Results

Leith Grade Results in bold:

Event 4 Men 20-34 400 Metre Sprint Open
1 Josh Hou 03 Hill City Un 55.17 1
2 Sandor Toth 92 Leith Harrier 59.46 2

Leith Heat Results in bold:

Event 4 Men 12+ 400 Metre Sprint Open
Section 2
1 Cody Armstrong 06 Aspiring Athletics 51.75
2 Charlie Light 06 Hill City Un 54.77
3 Toby Martin 04 Hill City Un 55.77
4 Sandor Toth 92 Leith Harrier 59.46
5 Tony Tan 66 Hill City Un 60.92
6 Connor Horne 11 Ariki 68.50
7 Robert Homan 62 Civil Service 77.41

Senior Track & Field Interclub Competition – Opening Day 7 Oct 2023

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

Full Results >> Track and Field Results 2023/24

Leith had one of its top runners, Sándor Tóth competing in both the 800m and 3000m races. As seen below smashing a 3000m PB 

Sándor describes his first race day of the 2023/24 track season at the Caledonian

Saturday was the first Interclub track meet of the season, and just my second time competing in Track and Field (my debut was the 3000m Spring Challenge a few weeks ago). Coming from an ultra trail running background, I’ve always enjoyed finding new ways to push my limits. Having raced in distances up to 100 miles, my focus has now turned to how fast, rather than how far, I can run (I’m not getting any younger!)

The 800m race was my debut in the distance, and I really enjoyed this fast, tactical event. I ran with a great group who pushed me to finish with a kick, in a time of 2:13.0 (2:46min/km). Post-race I knew it was crucial to keep moving and prepare to toe the line for the 3000m. Honestly, for about 5-10 minutes after finishing the 800m I didn’t know if I was going to be able to race again – racing at that intensity is super demanding and something I am not used to at all! But after an easy jog I started to feel ready to start eyeing up the start line for the next race.

For the 3000m race, I ran mostly alone, and then with a couple of runners until kicking past for the last 200m. The pace felt a lot more relaxed having just raced the 800m, and I finished with a 4 second PB of 10:19.0 (3:26min/km). I’m happy with this start to the season, and I’m looking forward to bringing my times down further as I gain the experience to race smarter and harder.

Thank you to Marc for support on the day and letting me know my times post-race, as well as the competitors, volunteers, and officials for the smooth organisation, relaxed spectator atmosphere, and stiff competition! Bring on the ’23/’24 track season!

Leith Report and Results

There was a stiff headwind in the back straight but the rain held off. Sándor finished with a flurry of runners achieving third place in the SM20-34 grade with an excellent early season time of 2 minutes 13 seconds. He was sixth overall.  He did not have a lot of time to rest before he was at it again in the 3000m.  Here he virtually ran on his own for a well-earned second place and with a four second personal best of 10 minutes 19 seconds – do we see a sub 10 on the horizon.  

Leith Grade Results in bold:

Event 5 Men 20-34 800 Metre Open
1 # 126 Josh Hou 03 Hill City Un 2:06.0h
2 # 115 Finn Molloy 01 Hill City Un 2:12.1h
3 # 143 Sandor Toth 92 Leith 2:13.0h

Event 7 Men 20-34 3000 Metre Open
1 # 4821 Samuel Doherty 03 Una 10:10.0h
2 # 143 Sandor Toth 92 Leith 10:19.0h

Leith Heat Results in bold:

Event 5 Men 12+ 800 Metre Open
Section 1
1 # 135 Nicolas Alvarez R 05 Hill City Un 1:57.3h
2 # 133 Matthew Bolter 05 Hill City Un 2:00.1h
3 # 120 Jake Owen 05 Hill City Un 2:03.0h
4 # 126 Josh Hou 03 Hill City Un 2:06.0h
5 # 115 Finn Molloy 01 Hill City Un 2:12.1h
6 # 143 Sandor Toth 92 Leith 2:13.0h
7 # 102 Alex Brown 00 Caversham 2:13.3h
8 # 131 Luke Geddes 03 Hill City Un 2:14.0h
9 # 127 Josh Siloy 07 Taieri 2:16.0h
10 # 107 Brad Trebilcock 99 Hill City Un 2:19.0h
11 # 148 Timothy Dawbin 94 Hill City Un 2:21.4h

Event 7 Men 12+ 3000 Metre Open
1 # 4821 Samuel Doherty 03 Una 10:10.0h
2 # 143 Sandor Toth 92 Leith 10:19.0h
3 # 133 Matthew Bolter 05 Hill City Un 10:23.0h
4 # 108 Brent Halley 64 Ariki 11:58.0h
5 # 134 Neville Scott 52 Caversham 17:24.0h
— # 154 Zack Hibbert 04 Hill City Un DNF

 

OTAGO SPRING 3000M CHALLENGE. Thursday 14 September 2023

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park, Dunedin

A collaborated event between Athletics Otago and the University of Otago. Thursday 14 September at the Caledonian under lights from 6.30pm

ODT Sport Report, Friday, 15 September 2023 >> Athletes up and running as track and field season opens 

Check the results >> Track and Field Results 2023/24

Above photos courtesy of Pablo Rey

Leith Lasses burn up the track in the first track race for the 2023/24 Season

How did the Leith Athletes fare in the Challenge

The event well off very well in windy conditions and under the new lights  with Leith’s Janus Staufenberg winning the race in 8:36.4. Leith’s Olivia Thornbury won the female grade in 10:10.2. The triathlon athletes Janus and Olivia were competing as University of Otago students thus winning the Lovelock Medal for the first university students home.

It was great to see so many Leith singlets out there. Smart times too in very windy conditions. It is early in the season so there are sure to be many personal bests from October this year to March next year. 

Spring Challenge 3000m – Reflections from behind -Sue Hendry

One of Leith’s top female runners over the years and now back with the Leith family, reflects on her experience in completing again on the track

When Chris suggested that we have a go at the 3000m track race, I thought, why not? It would be a good Thursday night training session and both my children Alice and Sam were being brave enough to give it a go, so I’d be there anyway.

Come Thursday however, I made the mistake of looking at the entrants list and immediately went into panic mode. The race was full of elite young runners and I was going to get last – possibly by a lot! I spent the day talking myself out of starting – would I embarrass myself? Would I get in the way of the fast runners? Would I hold up the start of the men’s race?

I finally made the decision just to run, but the question in my head was – Is there any point in starting if you know you’re going to get last?

This quickly got answered – of course! I felt proud that at my age I could be part of this event. I felt in awe of the incredible woman athletes as they lapped me (especially my fellow Leith runners, including Alice). And to be honest I think I got more of a cheer at the finish line coming in dead last than I can remember back in the day when I could win such events.

I then got to watch the incredible mens race. what superb athletes every single one of them, and was proud that Sam was able to hold his own in his first track race.

So what did I learn – just start! Everyone who finishes is a winner!”