The past year has been somewhat of an emotional roller-coaster for Dunedin showroom salesman Gerrard Dassen, but completing the quarter marathon helped put everything back into perspective.
The significance of yesterday’s Dunedin Marathon date was not lost on American half-marathon competitor Lisa Corbin, of Colorado.
With a little under two weeks remaining until early-bird entries close for this year’s Cadbury Dunedin Marathon, entries are on par with recent years.
Hill City-University's team of champions past became a champion team of the present on Saturday when it took line honours in the annual Peninsula Relay.
It was a birthday Cameron Avery (Christchurch Avon) will savour for life, after making use of a chance visit to Dunedin to contest the Otago Cross-country championships at Waikouaiti on Saturday.
A blistering turn of pace from the start saw Oli Chignell (Hill City-University), make a successful defence of the open men's title in the Edmond Cup Steeplechase at Wingatui Racecourse on Saturday.
Luke Easterbrook (Caversham) overcame apprehension and inclement weather to win the open men's title at the Barnes Cross-country at Kettle Park yesterday.
Re-arranging the order of its runners proved a master-stroke when Hill City-University dominated the senior men's event at the cross-country relays at the Dunedin Pony Club grounds on Saturday.
Hill City could very well score a rare double in the cross-country relays at the Dunedin Pony Club grounds today.
More than 1000 of the country's top middle-distance runners, coaches and managers will converge on the Taieri Plain tomorrow for the national road relay championships.
He was a champion in 1988, but yesterday's marathon may have been Mike Piper's last time on the Dunedin marathon course.
Shireen Crumpton's golden run continued when she won her first national road race title on the Ruakura course in Hamilton on Saturday.
The Otago Road Championships today have gone almost full circle, to a course close to where it all began.
Sam Bremer received a huge confidence boost when he overcame an abdominal strain and a nagging head wind to win the senior men’s Otago 10km road title on Saturday.
Timaru's Sam Wreford put a seven-month injury enforced layoff behind him to win the half-marathon in commanding style.
Otago 10,000m champion Jonah Smith shook last year’s marathon bridesmaid’s tag with a commanding victory in the Cadbury Dunedin Marathon yesterday.
Symond Lim combined his second wedding anniversary and turning 40 tomorrow with a two-week holiday around Otago and running the Dunedin Marathon yesterday.
Otago 10,000m champion and last year’s runner-up, Jonah Smith, looms as the early favourite for tomorrow’s Cadbury Dunedin Marathon.