JAMIE Cook ran a brilliant race to win Tuesday night’s running of the Jack Davey 5000m Championship in the Tuesday Night Series hosted by Flack Advisory Bendigo Region athletics.
Cook’s dominance of the classic rolled on as he and Bendigo Harriers clubmate Peter Cowell went one-two of AB-registered athletes in another leg of the Adam Parker Electrical-backed series.
A field of 11 events lined up for championship which honours Jack Davey from Harriers who raced at the 1950 British Empire Games, now Commonwealth Games.
One of Bendigo’s finest athletes, Jack Davey narrowly missed selection for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
Jack Davey 5000m championship, ( * denotes not Athletics Bendigo-registered):
Jamie Cook 27, Bendigo Harriers 15:47.82; Craig Feuerherdt * 43, University 18:09.62; Peter Cowell 55, BH 19:29.57; Trevor Kelly 59, Eaglehawk 20:13.77; Mick Hobson * 47, BH 20:49.11; Aaron Norton 39, South Bendigo 21:17.58; Anne Buckley 51, BH 21:49.13; Victor Cook * 56, BH 21:52.58; Eric Baker 56, BH 22:11.25; Charles Chambers 65, Uni. 22:29.51; Hunter Gill 70, BH 24:57.46.
Billy Meade was the sole competitor in the 3000m event and ran a time of 11:28.65.
Athletes will race 3000m when next Tuesday’s round starts at 7pm at LUBAC in Retreat Road.
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