King of the Harbour - photos, RESULTS, Video

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Steve Knowles sent us a batch of superb photos from this morning's King of the Harbour race in Auckland, New Zealand, where Tim Jacobs won in emphatic style!

Tim Jacobs King of the Harbour 2008
Tim Jacobs - King of the Harbour 2008! (Pic: www.sportzhub.com)

Commentary - Ian Ferguson

I also caught up with Ian Ferguson, our water-borne commentator as he was leaving the prize-giving ceremony.  He said that the race had gone extremely well.

"There were twice as many prizes as people!" he said, "All the international guys got a traditional Maori carving; the prize money was good; everyone got something."

Portaging

During the live commentary the escort boat wasn't able to see the channel on the other side of Rangitoto Island so we were unaware that there had been a portage required of the paddlers.

King of the Harbour 2008
The tide was out! Portaging behind Rangitoto (Pic: www.sportzhub.com)

"The tide wasn't quite in," said Ian. "That's when Mike Walker lost out, he wasn't as fast as the Aussies in the running and he couldn't catch up.

"The last half of the race was a great downwind."

Correction to Commentary

There was a certain amount of confusion in the commentary - Nick Holt was misidentified as Ian Gray!  And by checking the photos we can see that it was actually Caine Eckstein who beat his training partner Jeremy Cotter into third position.

Jeremy lead until the last third of the race, then seemed to hit the wall when Tim Jacobs made his beautifully timed burst away.  Caine, who had been lying third, then came through to beat Jeremy to the finish. 

So - the unofficial results are:

  1. Tim Jacobs (Aus)
  2. Caine Eckstein (Aus)
  3. Jeremy Cotter (Aus)
  4. Mike Walker (NZ)
  5. Nick Holt (Aus)
  6. Lewis Laughlin (Tah)
  7. Simon McLarin (NZ)

And of course, Katie Pocock won the women's race.


Photos 

Courtesy of Steve Knowles of http://www.sportzhub.com/ - head over to his site to see approx 200 more photos as well as video footage!

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Video 

The race featured on New Zealand TV.  Click here for the video clip.


Results

Long Course

Bib

Name

Country

Pos

Finish Time

Category

Cat Pos

4

TIM JACOBS

AUS

1

01:59:59

OPEN MEN

1

43

CAINE ECKSTEIN

AUS

2

02:01:04

OPEN MEN

2

42

JEREMY COTTER

AUS

3

02:02:02

OPEN MEN

3

16

MIKE WALKER

NZ

4

02:03:15

OPEN MEN

4

45

NICK HOLT

AUS

5

02:03:33

OPEN MEN

5

26

LEWIS LAUGHLIN

TAH

6

02:04:42

OPEN MEN

6

19

SIMON MCLARIN

NZ

7

02:07:47

VET MEN

1

17

IAN GRAY

RSA

8

02:09:14

OPEN MEN

7

59

PAUL WILFORD

NZ

9

02:09:44

VET MEN

2

53

ERIC DEANE

TAH

10

02:10:45

OPEN MEN

8

44

ROB NICOL

NZ

11

02:12:15

VET MEN

3

29

GARREN COOPER

NZ

12

02:12:18

VET MEN

4

24

TIM GRAMMER

NZ

13

02:13:18

VET MEN

5

51

LEOPOLD TEPA

TAH

14

02:14:39

OPEN MEN

9

23

SIMON GREENWOOD

NZ

15

02:14:39

VET MEN

6

46

ROBBIE FORD

NZ

16

02:15:09

OPEN MEN

10

54

TEVA MOORIA

TAH

17

02:16:07

OPEN MEN

11

49

TAMAS PINTER

NZ

18

02:17:02

OPEN MEN

12

55

HEINERE ITCHNER

TAH

19

02:17:33

OPEN MEN

13

13

GILLES GUEDIKIAN

TAH

20

02:18:29

VET MEN

7

57

BRENDON DAVEY

NZ

21

02:18:54

OPEN MEN

14

14

SENE GAETAN

TAH

22

02:20:05

OPEN MEN

15

1

GAVIN ELMIGER

NZ

23

02:22:35

OPEN MEN

16

8

KATIE POCOCK

NZ

24

02:22:53

OPEN FEMALE

1

60

JEREMY KUGGELEIJN

NZ

25

02:25:13

OPEN MEN

17

52

BILL BARFF

TAH

26

02:25:33

VET MEN

8

22

DAVID GUNN

NZ

27

02:29:14

VET MEN

9

12

RICHARD EADIE

AUS

28

02:30:14

VET MEN

10

50

RUA IVAN COLE

NZ

29

02:30:51

OPEN MEN

18

27

SVEN HANSEN

NZ

30

02:31:01

VET MEN

11

56

FILMIN TEMAIANA

TAH

31

02:31:04

VET MEN

12

30

PAUL GILLARD

NZ

32

02:31:09

VET MEN

13

34

ROB KAIWAI

NZ

33

02:31:57

VET MEN

14

2

TOM JACKA

NZ

34

02:32:12

U20 MEN

1

21

DAVE CHAMBERS

NZ

35

02:32:59

VET MEN

15

40

DAMIAN MUNRO

NZ

36

02:34:42

OPEN MEN

19

32

ROB NEILSON

NZ

37

02:35:57

VET MEN

16

37

SAM NEWLANDS

NZ

38

02:37:45

U20 MEN

2

9

TRACY WILSON

NZ

39

02:38:17

VET FEMALE

1

20

CRAIG MCLEOD

NZ

40

02:39:25

OPEN MEN

20

18

JOHN SULLIVAN

NZ

41

02:39:50

VET MEN

17

61

DENE SIMPSON

NZ

42

02:41:40

VET FEMALE

2

47

ANDREW CZAR

NZ

43

02:44:09

VET MEN

18

6

MARK VAN DEN ANKER

NZ

44

02:47:32

VET MEN

19

33

GREG ALLEN

NZ

45

02:49:34

VET MEN

20

11

DAVID LOUGHLIN

NZ

46

02:50:30

VET MEN

21

36

CHRIS PIGGOTT

NZ

47

02:52:36

VET MEN

22

41

DUNCAN BUCHANAN

NZ

48

02:54:50

U20 MEN

3

15

CARLOS PEREDA GOMEZ

SPA

49

02:56:40

VET MEN

23

58

JOHN LAND

NZ

50

02:59:23

VET MEN

24

10

PIERRE CHEMALY

NZ

51

03:02:03

VET MEN

25

38

ROB AITKEN

NZ

52

03:10:41

OPEN MEN

21

39

RYAN CASTLE

NZ

53

03:10:42

OPEN MEN

22

62

LAWRENCE JOHNSON

NZ

54

03:25:32

VET MEN

26

5

BEN DARBY

NZ

55

03:27:58

OPEN MEN

23

7

JASON POCOCK

NZ

 

 

OPEN MEN

 

25

BERNIE MURCH

NZ

 

 

OPEN FEMALE

 

28

CLAYTON WIKAIRA

NZ

 

 

OPEN MEN

 

35

MARK MALAKI-WILLIAMS

NZ

 

 

OPEN MEN

 

 

Short Course

Bib

Name

Country

Pos

Finish Time

Category

Cat Pos

3

JOHN SANDERSON

NZ

1

01:00:37

VET MEN

1

48

HUBERT STRANG

NZ

2

01:04:21

VET MEN

2

31

JAMES HAWKINS

NZ

3

01:10:51

VET MEN

3

 


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