42nd Leith Harbour Free, Course 2, Sun 18 December 2022

On Sunday morning, along the Harbour, the weather greeted us. Forty plus runners grabbed the opportunity to run amazingly well. Over the year we have seen a progression of PB’s highlighted by today’s results. Well done! But without the support crew, the 42nd Leith Harbour Free 5/10km Events would not happen have happened. Today we thank, Sebastian Sole, (Event emails, Bib #, Registrations, Automated Timing, Results, Webscorer), Chris Sole (Chief Race Organiser, Bibs, Start/Finish Flags, Registrations, Results, Motivational Maestro and lots of other stuff. Gene Sanderson (5km turn around), Chris Clark (10km turn around, Lead cyclist), Lydia Pattillo (Advertising Facebook), Marc Boulle (Advertising Leith Website, ODT, The Star, Start Flags), Corey Lewis and Mark O’Donnell (collecting Bibs), and Danny Baillie (folding Finish flags). Congratulations to those who ran PB’s (+ first Timers). And, astonishingly, Dalise Sanderson (21) and Wayne Porteous (36 =10km +3x5km) and numerous others have run many of our LHF 5/10km’s.

Course Records set today: Cilla Dickinson 48:47 MW50-65, Danny Baillie 37:45 MM50-59

Course Record set on 28 August 2022 on Course 2: Richard Campbell 36:25 CR2MM35-49

There were plenty of personal bests set today too:

5km (22 runners, Cumulative Results 782 performances)

1st 114 Lee Flowers Leith+Dun Tri 52 M 20:58 4:12 (7) =PBC2
2nd 110 Mark O’Donnell Leith 49 M 21:13 4:15 (6) 2nd fastest
3rd 463 Ash Dustow Leith 65 M 21:41 4:20 (6) PBC2  We welcome Ash who has just joined Leith.  He continues to amaze and could quite well challenge the course record of 20:29 for the M65-69 held by Ariki’s Phil Napper
4th 510 Gretchen Brownstein 42 F 23:47 4:45 (2) PBC2
6th 5 Marc Boulle Leith 68 M 24:39 4:56 (13) PBC2
8th 513 John Thomson 72 M 25:14 5:03 (1) PBC2
9th 416 Gary Johnson 51 M 25:19 5:04 (2) PBC2
12th 527 Lesley McCormack Cavers 68 F 29:26 5:53 (3) PBC2
14th 538 Kay Shaw 46 F 33:24 6:41 (1) PBC2
17th 539 Tim Shaw 6 M 33:39 6:44 (1) PBC2
18th 421 Lynne Kerr 58 F 43:40 8:44 (12) PBC2

10km (21 runners, Cumulative Results 704 performances):

1st 483 Liam Turk Leith 30 M 37:17 3:44 (5) PBC2
2nd 1 Danny Baillie Leith 53 M 37:45 3:47 (6)CR2MM35-59
3rd 191 Bryan Staunton Leith 31 M 39:21 3:56 (7) PBC2
5th 79 Sandor Toth Leith 30 M 41:42 4:10 (3) PBC2 (we welcome back Sandor to Dunedin)
7th 540 Von Paolo Geneta 28 M 45:53 4:35 (1) PBC2
8th 33 Sharon Lequeux Leith 33 F 46:00 4:36 (8) PBC2
9th 542 Mark De Lange 31 M 46:00 4:36 (1) PBC2
10th 537 David Ford 41 M 46:10 4:37 (1) PBC2
12th 177 Cilla Dickinson HCU 65 F 48:47 4:53 (8) CR2MW50-65
13th 523 Oliver Scarth 13 M 49:17 4:56 (1) PBC2
15th 536 Bernadette Ford 42 F 49:25 4:57 (1) PBC2
16th 432 Riley Homan Leith 24 F 51:16 5:08 (2) PBC2
18th 535 Sean Lennon 28 M 52:55 5:18 9 (1) PBC2
19th 1000 Bethany Beth F 52:57 5:18 (1) PBC2
21st 54 Estrella Supasmilne 46 F 56:52 5:41 (4) PBC2

Report compiled by Marc Boullé