Trail 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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Third Three Peaks Orientation Run, 9am, Sunday 7 March 2021

Start George Street entrance to Woodhaugh Gardens.

Start from George Street entrance to Woodhaugh Gardens. The first part of the 26km course up Flagstaff, Swampy, down Morrisons and then run back down Leith Valley Rd to start. Approximately 20km. Visit Three Peaks Training Page for more details.

You will need to be self-sufficient with water, food and warm gear for each of these runs.

Orokonui Challenge, Sunday, 14 March 2021

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Waitati, Dunedin

The Orokonui Challenge is an 18.5km run at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary in Waitati, Dunedin.

For more details >> Orokuni Challenge Run

Fourth Three Peaks Orientation Run, 9am, Sunday, 14 March 2021

Start George Street entrance to Woodhaugh Gardens.

Run up Leith Valley to join the second part of the 26km course (and last 2 legs of 55km). Up Leith Valley to turn off over bridge into City Forest section. Over Mt Cargill and down to race finish at Chingford Park. Then run down road back to the start. Approx 22km. Visit Three Peaks Training Page for more details.

You will need to be self-sufficient with water, food and warm gear for each of these runs.

Three Peaks Mountain Race, Sunday, 28 March 2021

Dunedin, New Zealand

All events start at the Malvern St/Woodhaugh Street intersection by the bridge over the Leith.  The 11km Race the Summit and recreational walk finish at the Swampy Summit checkpoint, all the other events finish at Chingford Park, North Road.

For full details of this iconic event go to Three Peaks Mountain Race

COMPLETED EVENTS:

Papatowai Challenge, Saturday 27 February 2021

2463 Papatowai Highway Papatowai, New Zealand 9586

The Papatowai Challenge is a pre-season fun run and walk from a holiday home in the Catlins.
Papatowai is located approximately two hours from Dunedin.

DISTANCE: 15.5km (Trail and Beach)
Check the Sport Otago Website Papatowai Info and Papatowai Facebook Links for full details and results

Leith’s Nic Bathgate takes out the 2021 Papatowai Challenge Title

Continuing from his excellent form on the track, Nic Bathgate finished first overall and also first in the Open Men’s grade in 58 minutes 6 seconds.  Hamish McKinlay finished 7th (15th overall) in the Open Men’s grade in 1 hour 13 minutes 1 second.  Danny Baillie finished first in the Master Men’s 50-59 grade and 7th overall in 1 hour 7 minutes 43 seconds in another good performance considering he is not race fit yet and well off his time of two years ago which was seven minutes faster.   Fifth in this grade was another Leith runner, Tom McKinlay in 1 hours 19 minutes 19 seconds. Simon Leaning finished 3rd in the Veteran Men 40-49 grade and 10th overall in 1 hour 9 minutes 59 seconds. Luke McKinlay finished 16th in this grade in 1 hour 29 minutes 40 seconds. Siobhan McKinlay finished 4th in the Masters Women 45-59 grade in 1 hour 29 minutes 40 seconds. David McLean finished fourth in the Legends Men 60-99 grade in 1 hour 27 minutes 54 seconds.  Steven Springthorpe finished 12th in the LM60-99 grade in 1 hour 57 minutes 17 seconds.  Hilary Lawrence finished 14th in the Open Female walk in 2 hours 18 minutes 55 seconds.

Second Three Peaks Orientation Run, 9am, Sunday, February 21 at the Bullring

Bullring Car Park,  Flagstaff-Whare Flat Road, North Taieri 9092

This event has taken place

A nice slow long run that covered all of legs 2 to 5 of the 55km course.  The participants returned along Swampy Ridge to Flagstaff and the Bullring. Approximately 36km.  Ten people participated in this long orientation run, including Race Director Steve Tripp, Dave McLean, Glenn Thompson, Colin Tocher and Chander Harjinder Singh.

First Three Peaks Orientation Run, 9am, Sunday 31 January 2021

This event has taken place 

Started 9am from the Bullring, Flagstaff-Whare Flat Road, North Taieri 9092

This run covered all the new parts of the 55km course in legs 2 and 3. The runners met at the Bullring at 9am. The 28 runners ran Leg 2 down Longridge Rd and Smeatons Track and then leg 3 along Tunnel Track and Racemans Tracks before returning past the bottom of Powder Ridge and finished by running up Whare Flat Rd.  Approximately 20km.

Visit the Three Peaks Mountain Race Website