Holy Cowans Gap Results

Over 50 runners and their assorted families, friends and fan clubs spent the weekend at Cowans Gap State Park celebrating the sudden and severe arrival of summer.  On Sunday morning, most runners found their way onto one of the most challenging 50k courses in this area.  Power couple Adam and Robin Watkins claimed victory in the men's and women's races.  Adam's new course record of 5:22 included his showdown with a bobcat.  Robin returned to trail racing in great form with a win in 6:29.  Ryan Haylett and John Marciari were 2nd and 3rd for the men, both under 6 hours.  Lara Zoeller and Gabriela Stephens were 2nd and 3rd for the women.  This amazing weekend would not have been possible without our many fabulous volunteers that gave their time and energy to provide a very well marked course, seven fully stocked aid stations and a BBQ feast at the finish.  My father, a Navy veteran, provided American flags for all finishers.  Of 55 starters, 36 completed the whole course.  If you haven't run Holy Cowans Gap yet, you are missing out. Ernesto Cazarez summarized the course with one word: "Fun!".  Bob Gaylord chose another "F" word that was just as descriptive.  Sue Malone and I will host the 7th Holy Cowans Gap on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend 2017.  We hope to see you there!

LAST

FIRST

Mileage

Time

 

Watkins

Adam

31

5:22

1st Male*Course Record*

Haylett

Ryan

31

5:54

2nd Male

Marciari

John

31

5:55

3rd Male

McMonagle

Mike

31

6:13

 

Moore

Christopher

31

6:21

 

Baine

Trevor

31

6:23

 

Watkins

Robin

31

6:29

1st Female

Vaughan

Patrick

31

6:53

 

Dempsey

Christopher

31

6:58

 

Zoeller

Lara

31

7:46

2nd Female

Hannon

Michael

31

7:49

 

Christovich

Matt

31

7:53

 

Mason

Geoffrey

31

7:58

 

Stephens

Gabriela

31

8:02

3rd Female

Volny

Frank

31

8:06

 

Mang

Stephen

31

8:17

 

Nickle

Betsy

31

8:24

 

Seiberg

Jaret

31

8:31

 

Pope

Robert

31

8:36

 

Morris

Keith

31

8:49

 

Shetler

Jeff

31

8:49

 

Perraud

Art

31

8:54

 

Casarez

Ernesto

31

9:04

 

Fanous

Sara

31

9:11

 

Simonds

Tom

31

9:11

 

Gaylord

Bob

31

9:22

 

Gray

Dawn

31

9:22

 

Henry

Jennifer

31

9:32

 

Gowen

Alan

31

9:43

 

Granger

William

31

9:43:30

 

Bechtel

Bill

31

9:44

 

Romeo

Loel

31

9:54

 

Kempe

Peter

31

10:17

5th Finish! (6 Starts)

Escobar

Tony

31

10:28

 

Williamson

Carole

31

10:28

 

Golla

Sirisha

31

10:30

 

Cooper

Stephen

27

   

Halke

Donald

27

   

Zaruba

Greg

15

2:26

 

Blendel

Beth

15

2:58

 

Howard

Catherine

15

3:03

 

Bielawa

Ted

15

3:14

 

Garneski

John

15

3:37

 

Green

Kevin

15

3:38

 

Grassi

Steve

15

4:07

 

Grassi

Cherry

15

4:08

 

Pabian

Chris

15

4:25

 

Holko

Allison

15

4:43

 

Zwart

Alan

15

5:03

 

Montenegro

Javier

14

4:07

 

Folmsbee

Todd

10

3:10

 

Keier

Katie

10

3:10

 

Page

Jen

10

3:10

 

Cacciapaglia

Edward

15

sweep

6th Start (5 finishes)