Chris Sole
Coaching & Social Runs
5 Monro Street
Maori Hill, Dunedin 9010
Tel: 03 467 6527
Cell: 021 118 8693
Email: Coaching

Club coach and President Chris Sole organises training and social runs on a weekly basis.  If you are interested in taking part in these runs please email Chris.  Runners of all abilities are welcome. 

We will be delighted to see you out there with us on these training and social runs, so if you are interested please visit the Leith Harriers join and contact page for more information about the club.  Check Club Runs for information on our Sunday Long Run (normally led by Christine Montgomery, Marc Boullé or Danny Baillie) which starts at 8am on Sundays from the corner of George St/Willowbank St opposite the entrance to Woodhaugh Gardens.

Our group training sessions and events under the Covid Protection Framework (3 December 2021) will be able to take place under the conditions stipulated this Covid Protection Framework

For updates and how this affects our training sessions or social runs and events see >> Leith News

Caledonian Ground Health & Safety – Athletics Otago Events under the new Covid Protecton Framework >> See Athletics Otago Website

Day of WeekTime/VenueDescription
MondaySuggested training during your own timeRest or Easy Recovery Steady run 30 to 60min
TuesdayMeet at the field behind the Athletic Track, Logan Park, from 5pm, warm-up laps/fields till most people arrive about 5.20 to 5.30ish.Track: Sessions may vary from week to week
Rhythm and Drills: About 10x100m Strides on the Grass at end of track sessions
WednesdaySuggested training during your own timeRest or Easy Recovery Steady run 20 to 90min or Pubrun (ask John, Steve, Sandor)
ThursdayMeet at 5.15pm. Starts at 5.30pm, For full details see descriptionMeet at the Tomahawk Fields adjacent to the Beach car park at 5.20-5.30. Run laps while waiting for people to arrive. We normally do a sustained 10 or 12x Sandune session on Tomahawk beach. You can choose to alternate, leave some out, work as you feel. technique, driving arms, working hip, knees, ankles, feet.
FridaySuggested training during your own timeRest or Easy run 20 to 40min + Rhythm and Drills/Strides grass fields
Saturday9am Dunedin Botanical Gardens Leith Athletics members take part in the weekly Dunedin Park Run 5km. We meet there for the run, social gathering and some have refreshments at the Dunedin Botanical Gardens Cafe.
Sunday Long RunRun starts at 8am. Corner of George St and Willowbank St - entrance to Woodhaugh GardensOn Sundays some of our runners meet with the Sunday Morning Running group (club members and non-affiliated club members). This is about a 1 to 2 hour run social in nature (all abilities catered for and shorter run options are available). From about 10am onwards we then gather at the Croque-O-Dile In The Garden for a coffee and muffins and a chat which lasts until about 11.30am. All are welcome on these runs. Regular runners from our club are Christine Montgomery, Danny Baillie, Susan Craig, Don Bate and Marc Boullé
SundayVariousOther than races/Dunedin Parkruns: should you wish to be informed of other runs, please provide email or cell phone contact information. These runs frequently are based on weather, tides, Chris Sole's availablity, and decisions are made rapidly. You may have 30 to 60min notice whether you wish to join the run or not. Transport may be available. These tend to be longer challenging exciting varied places to run.