Everything is ready for the 29th annual Speight's North East Valley 10,000 which starts this afternoon.
The Otago marathon and half marathon title double has proved elusive for many but yesterday Jonah Smith (Caversham) completed the task when he won the annual Hill Free Half Marathon at Outram.
The cream of world bowls will battle it out in the 29th annual North East Valley 10,000.
Lyn Rance (Green Island) proved again she has little trouble with the transition from rink bowls in the summer months to the indoor version during winter as another stellar indoor season has proved.
Seventy years of history did little to shine a positive light on the annual Peninsula Relay on Saturday.
University of Canterbury runner Oska Inkster-Baynes won the half marathon section of the Dunedin Marathon despite taking three wrong turns.
Yesterday was full of running for Moroccan national Marwane El kamraoui.
Following two years he would rather forget on the course, Jonah Smith (Caversham) picked up his second Dunedin Marathon title yesterday.
Matthew Moloney (Wellington Scottish), could well spoil the party for the four "Js" in tomorrow's 41st annual Dunedin Marathon.
Cross-country and road doubles were the order of the day at the Otago road championships on Saturday.
Mel Aitken has plenty of incentive to finish at the front of the field at the start of next month.
Brian Harvey (Waikiwi) and Brent McEwan (St Clair) proved to be the form players at the Dunedin regional PBA finals at the Dunedin Lawn Bowls Stadium on Sunday.
Having to lose one to win one could well have been the case for Glen Chisholm (Leith) when he won the Port Chalmers to Dunedin Road Race on Saturday.
Two marathons in three months, one in each hemisphere, will give Georgia Wort the distinction of backing up the fast and furious Edinburgh Marathon with the technical Dunedin Marathon on September 1.
Superb draw and drive play enabled Oliver Mason to progress to the business end of the Dunedin regional PBA bowls International Singles qualifier next Sunday.
Shauna Pali is hoping for a winning return when she heads south for the Dunedin Marathon next month.
Just under a month out from race day, entries have been flooding in for this year's Dunedin Marathon.
Reputations tumbled in early rounds of the Dunedin regional PBA World Singles qualifying round at the Dunedin Lawn Bowls Stadium on Saturday.
The selection of six players from Otago in the 20-strong South Island squad to tour the North Island in early August is a fair reflection of the growing strength of indoor bowls in the region.
Elliot Mason's rich vein of form is expected to continue in this weekend's PBA competition at the Dunedin Lawn Bowls Stadium.