This marked a return of competitive running and was held under Alert Level 2 protocols, attracting 33 runners over both the 5km and 10km distances
Check out the Otago Daily Times report on this event >> Back on track (ODT Monday 13 September 2021)
There was a plethora of PBs and course 2 records despite the strong easterly wind blowing up the Otago Peninsula. Jono Ryan (Caversham Harriers) in a MM35-49 course 2 record and Lars Winther had a thrilling photo finish in the 10km sharing the title in 38min 20sec. Eva de Jong (Leith) won the women’s race in 48:37 finishing 8th overall. Corey Lewis (Leith) and Emma Lloyd won the men’s and women’s 5km races respectively. Lewis achieved a personal best over the course of 17:44 plus the SM course 2 record whilst Lloyd finished in 20:42. Luke Geddes (Hill City-University) was second in a M20 course 2 record of 17:50. Orlaith Heron (Leith) was second woman, 5th overall in a MW35-49 course 2 record of 20:56. Evergreen 70 year old Ross Gatenby (Caversham) achieved the MM60-74 record in an excellent time of 24:18.
Thanks to Chris Sole, Sebastian Sole, Mark O’Neill, Gene Sanderson and all those who assisted and also those keen athletes who took part in this event. We welcome you all back to our events. See you at the next LHF on Thursday 30 September 2021 at 6pm on Course 1 – start corner of Neptune/Magnet Streets