Sunday’s Cove To Clover Race Results & Pics, Round #1

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On a day when even a 6’4″ “Snake” couldn’t stop them, over 1,000 runners ran the second annual Cove to Clover 5k fundraiser race for the Highline Area Food Bank on Sunday afternoon, March 14.

The race started at the Normandy Park Community Club at 1pm sharp when King County Councilmember Jan Drago fired a starting pistol. Soon, the front-runners encountered Snake Hill, which separated the wheat from the chaff.

It was on Snake Hill when John Timeus, 25, of Kent, the overall winner, took control and never looked back. He crossed the finish line at Burien Town Square in an impressive 18 minutes and 55 seconds.

Second place went to 50-year Normandy Park runner Ray Prentice, who clocked in at 20:38. Not bad for a 50-year old.

The top female runner was Elsa Natal, 31, of Seattle with a 22:58 time.

Here are the overall winners as posted at the finish line:

  1. John Timeus, Kent, 25/M 18:55
  2. Ray Preintice, Normandy Park, 50/M 20:38
  3. Paul Huynh Normandy Park, 18/M 20:49
  4. Matt Parker, Burien 30/M 21:17
  5. Nicholas Deisler, Seattle 26/M 21:56
  6. Garrick Hughes Normandy Park, 26/M 22:02
  7. Jason Ireland, Langley, 36/M 22:18
  8. A.Z. Satterfield Normandy Park, 17/M 22:23
  9. Mike Fosberg, Burien, 45/M 22:31
  10. Joe Baisch, Seattle, 27/M 22:39


  1. Elsa Natal, Seattle, 31/F 22:58
  2. Carmen Storer, Des Moines, 25/F 23:27
  3. Cassie Marino, Des Moines , 25/F 24:44
  4. Natalie D’Amico, Burien, 23/F 25:15
  5. Cindy Sagmoen, Burien, 42/F 26:00
  6. Dini Peneda, Seattle, 31/F 26:05
  7. Robin Donocan, Seattle, 28/F 26:10
  8. Donna Sullivan-Dyrdal, Burien, 54/F 26:21
  9. Gina Mutter, Normandy Park, 43/F 26:34
  10. Sandi Rowden, Burien, 45/F 26:34

Here’s our first batch of pics, shot by Michael Brunk at the finish line:

Overall Cove to Clover Race winner John Timeus crosses the finish line Sunday, Mar. 14th.

Second-place finisher Ray Prentice, 50, finished in 20:38.

Third-place went to Paul Hyunh, 18, of Normandy Park.

Burien's Matt Parker is all smiles as he crosses the finish line for 4th place.

Elsa Natal, of Seattle, was the top female runner with a time of 22:58.

We’ll be posting more photos, results and stories throughout the day (and most likely over the next few days), so be sure to check back often.

Within a few days we’ll also post a link to a photo “pool” with every single pic we shot at the race – there’s a good chance you’re in there if you ran the race, and you’ll be able to download high-res, printable pics for no charge, as a gift from The B-Town Blog!

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18 Responses to “Sunday’s Cove To Clover Race Results & Pics, Round #1”
  1. Jean says:

    Thanks for a well run, fun community event. Look forward to next year!

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  2. Chuckles says:

    This is by far the best hostest running event in Washington and the toughest 5K around. Thanks for one of the best races around!

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  3. Keeney says:

    Bravo once again to all the volunteers and support for a fantastic event.
    Better every year…
    We should do this every weekend.
    ; )

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  4. SF says:

    Great race, nice people, beer at the end.. what more could you ask for? Thanks to the folks who organized this, had a great time!

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  5. Cyndi Ohrt says:

    Get race today!! So fun for the adults and the kids too. Thank you to everyone who coordinated this great event, today. The Ohrt’s (Chad and Cyndi)

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  6. jess says:

    All I can say is WOW! From the pub crawl on Friday night to the remarkable turnout for a local 2nd year 5k that benefits the local food bank and school, all around it was an unbelievable success. A huge thank you to everyone involved in the planning process. This community can party, recover and run like no other 🙂

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    • Holly says:

      DITTO DITTO AND DITTO the great comments. After running the St. Patricks Day Dash this morning with ~14,999 others it was great to come home, put the costume back on, and take on the Snake!! Loved that it didn’t snow this year, loved the community spirit, and really loved sitting outside at Mck’s having better beer than the afore mentioned event. I’ll be back!

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  7. Brian says:

    Where can I see the overall finish times. I couldn’t stick around after the the finish

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  8. Chris says:

    Hats off to John Nelson and everyone involved with the C2C race! Even bigger and badder this year.

    Again, well done everyone.

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  9. B&T says:

    John Nelson deserves an all expense paid trip to?…. Way to go John and all the volunteers- what am amazing event!!!
    Proud to live in Burien!!!

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  10. Eric says:

    Does anyone know what flavor of smoothie they were handing out a the finish? I thought they tasted great.

    This was my first time running this race (or any 5k for that matter). I really enjoyed it and can’t wait until next year’s event.

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  11. Vince Partrige says:

    Great race! Thank you John Nelson, it was fun meeting/running with you at the end. My Pops and I had a great time.

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  12. Jerry Vermeire says:

    Hats off to the organizers of this great community event. It was our family’s 2nd year participating, and we plan to have even more join in next year.

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