TK Cowan Race Report and Results

Saturday saw 37 athletes take park in the annual TK Cowan. Jennifer Walker (Ariki) took overall line honours, with a really strong performance (35.36). However, since she is not a Hill City-University member she was not eligible for the title. Second home and the official race winner was George Hamilton. George started as the second to last back marker, and powered his way through the field to also claim fastest time overall (29.01). This was a very solid race, indicating his Otago Champs School Cross Country race, this week should be a race to keep an eye on. Sophie Hicks (34.58) was the first female home and also claimed fastest time, with a really impressive performance, demonstrating her strength on the tough course. It’s a race occurrence that both the male and female fastest times also claim line honours. Second woman home was Liliana Braun (35.02) who backed up a number of strong races already this season, also claiming second fastest time. Third home was Alyx Day (35.35), also running really well and claiming third fastest time. Second man home was Stephen Bloomfield (35.56), who takes home the largest trophy of the event and continues with his consistent form. Third man home was Josh Hou (30.45) with an strong run, also claiming third fastest time. Sam Bremer (29.40) recorded second fastest time. Running the golf course section in reverse.Another epic battle of the Bolter’s (Matthew and father Tim) saw Matthew power away from his father a few hundred meters before the finish to claim colts fastest time and first colt home in another great run from Matthew.Lila Rhodes claimed first female colt home and fastest colt time. Lila showed immense strength in the closing sprint, also to beat out her father Simon in an epic fashion. Dalise Sanderson (Ariki) beat out Sue O’Sullivan in the 5km race and claimed fastest time and first place.In the Children’s 3km Katomiyo Cowell finished first (18.16). Madi Phillips was second home and claimed fastest time (17.51). Third home was Lola Saunders (18.30). Fourth home was Violet Pakeho, who also had an impressive sprint finish (19.52).

Race winner and fastest time George Hamilton
First Female home and fastest time Sophie Hicks
Battle of the Bolter’s. This caught the moment Ollie and Tim were laughing that it was a matter of time before Matthew beat them both.
Lila Rhodes out-sprinting her father Simon Rhodes in the best photographed moment of the race.

preliminary results

8KMHandicapTimeFinish OrderPosition
Jennifer Walker (Ariki)22.3035.3611st home, not eligible for title (Ariki)
George Hamilton29.1529.0121st Man Home, Fastest Time
Sophie Hicks24.4534.5831st Woman Home, Fastest Time
Stephen Bloomfield24.0035.5642nd Man Home
Josh Hou29.1530.4553rd Man home, Third Fastest Time
Matthew Bolter28.4531.1861st home Colt, Fastest time Colt
liliana Braun25.1535.0272nd Woman Home, 2nd Fastest Time
Tim Bolter28.4531.338 
Dwayne Sheddan23.4536.379 
Bryce Saunders25.1535.1010 
Alyx Day25.1535.35113rd Woman Home, 3rd Fastest Time
Oliver O’Sullivan28.4532.1012 
Shireen Crumpton23.4537.1513 
Kara Bryant22.3038.3114 
Phil Morris18.3042.3515 
Helen Collins0.0061.2116 
Tim Dawbin24.4536.5317 
Barbara Patrick11.0050.4518 
Cilla Dickinson18.0043.4719 
Sam Bremer32.1529.40202nd Fastest Time
David Mackle1.0061.0721 
Leia Silby22.3039.5122 
Elliot O’Sullivan28.4533.3223 
Lila Rhodes22.0040.20241st Female Colt home, Fastest Colt.
Simon Rhodes22.0040.2125 
John Thompson21.3041.1526 
Victor Gamperle21.3042.1327 
Anya Rhodes22.0042.3028 
Peter Molloy (Visitor)15.3049.3329 
Mark Boulle18.3049.0130 
David Stott (Caversham/Tri)15.30   
5KMStart Finish time Position
Dalise Sanderson4.0029.2411st Not eligible (Ariki)
Sue O’Sullivan0.0035.0221st home 5km (HCU)
3KMStart Finish time Position
Katomiyo Cowell0.0018.16 1st
Madi Phillips0.3017.51 2nd
Lola Saunders0.0018.3 3rd
Violet Pakeho0.0019.52 4th