Month: July 2019

Susan Craig enjoyed her run

Susan Craig says she will definitely be taking part in the future
(Sunday, 28 July 2019)

Today was a perfect day for a run on the cycleway – no wind to speak of and mild temperatures. It was great to head out with a good sized crowd – around 50 people walking and running the 5km and 10km course. The event was very well organised with pace runners for the faster paticipants and times for all finishers – all for free! I hadn’t run any distance since the ChCh half marathon at Queen’s Birthday weekend in early June due to illness and overseas travel but I got lots of encouragement from other runners and made it to the end of the 10km in a not too terrible time. I will definitely be taking part in future runs organised by my club, Leith – thanks team!

Fine weather and a good turnout for our 2nd Leith Harbour Free

Leith Harriers held its second Leith Harbour Free 5/10km run on Sunday at 10am. A field of around 50 athletes turned up on what was a perfect day for a run on the cycleway from the corner of Neptune and Magnet Streets to St Leonards and back. There was no wind to speak of and mild temperatures. There were pace runners for the faster participants and times for all finishers. The majority opted for the 10km with Under 20 runners Nathane Cochrane (first in Nathan Cochrane in 37:17.6) and James Matthews from Hill City Uni (second in 37:20.8) being the first 10km runners to finish. Third was Senior Men’s runner Jack Brooks in 38:32.6 and fourth was Leith Master Men’s 35-49 Simon Leaning in 38:34.8. The first runner to finish the 5km was Leith Senior Woman Claudia Sole in 24:23.7. A big thank you to all who took part, organised and assisted.