May 23, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Rob Cooke

Rob Cooke

Bib Number: 56
Hometown: Whitehorse, YT, CANADA
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Biography

Rob Cooke, 51, was born and raised in Worcester, England. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Humanities in the United Kingdom. “Having spent 23 years in the UK Royal Navy as an aircraft technician and then as an engineering officer, I retired in 2005 to live in Canada and pursue the dream of racing the Yukon Quest with our own Siberian Huskies. In 2013, we realized that dream when we crossed the finish line in Fairbanks. This just inspired us for more, so in 2015, we entered both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod and became the first purebred team to finish both 1000 mile races in the same winter. Wanting to prove it wasn’t all just luck, we repeated the feat in 2016. We have a kennel of AKK, CKC, and UKKC registered Siberian Huskies. One liter, the Crazies, between them have finished 23 1000 mile races.” Rob is a member of the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain and is married to Louise. He says he has “no” hobbies!

Sponsors

Dave and Carol Williams at Salazka Siberian Huskies
Muktuk Adventures
Head-Lites
Skookum Brand
Mike Kenney Photography;
Julian Schroder
Dogbooties.com
Giachello Clothing
Nordikota Print Studio
Corinne Bend
Michelle Anderson
Charlene and Harold Dort
Nancy Garrett
Julia Sims
Denise Gubersky
Lesley Howarth
Fiona Devlin
Irene Milligan
Irene Veale
Andrew and Sheila Cooke
Rick Austin and Jackie Wepruk
Fiona Campbell and Graham Callison
Jayne Phipps
Matt Laval
Amy McLeish
Sande and George Harrison
Nicole Hendrix
Heather Walls
Bill and Susan McDonald

Pauline Amphlett and Hugh Sym
Jeremy, Karen, Jacob and Ollie Cooke
Britny Alfonzetti and Rob McLennan
Fay Frost
Liz Phillips
Melissa Beers
Krys March
Jane Ax Harf
Marlys Sauer
Kristen Janowsky
Joanne Suan
Susan Carlson
Lynn Cheffins
Hugh and Judy Wakker
Terri Biondolino
Michelle Maton
Kimberley Rayment
Mohammed Ali
John and Pat Barnes
Charlie Bowden
Lin Olson
Judy Beaumont
Rusty Garbett
Courtney Persson and West Reynolds
Deb Langlois
Pascal Krebs
Armelle Ayrault
Garrison Forest School


2016 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 11:58:00 16 3/05 11:58:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 15:48:00 15
Yentna 3/06 20:05:00 15 3/06 20:08:00 15 0h 3m 4h 17m 9.81 42
Skwentna 3/07 04:47:00 15 3/07 05:02:00 15 0h 15m 8h 39m 3.47 30
Finger Lake 3/07 15:44:00 15 3/07 15:45:00 15 0h 1m 10h 42m 3.74 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 20:41:00 15 3/08 02:38:00 15 5h 57m 4h 56m 6.08 30
Rohn 3/08 07:55:00 15 3/08 12:52:00 15 4h 57m 5h 17m 6.62 35
Nikolai 3/09 04:26:00 15 3/09 10:13:00 15 5h 47m 15h 34m 4.82 75
McGrath 3/09 16:55:00 15 3/10 17:55:00 15 25h 0m 6h 42m 7.16 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/10 20:19:00 15 3/10 20:21:00 15 0h 2m 2h 24m 7.50 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 23:31:00 15 3/11 05:28:00 15 5h 57m 3h 10m 7.26 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/11 23:27:00 15 3/12 06:20:00 15 6h 53m 17h 59m 4.06 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/12 21:43:00 15 3/13 06:43:00 13 8h 0m 15h 23m 4.55 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/13 13:06:00 13 3/13 19:16:00 13 6h 10m 6h 23m 7.83 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/14 03:20:00 13 3/14 10:09:00 13 6h 49m 8h 4m 4.59 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/14 15:10:00 13 3/14 20:14:00 12 5h 4m 5h 1m 9.37 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/15 12:35:00 12 3/15 19:12:00 12 6h 37m 16h 21m 5.20 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 01:41:00 12 3/16 08:22:00 11 6h 41m 6h 29m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 15:12:00 11 3/16 20:56:00 11 5h 44m 6h 50m 7.32 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/17 03:19:00 11 3/17 09:32:00 11 6h 13m 6h 23m 7.52 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 16:41:00 11 3/18 13:14:00 11 20h 33m 7h 9m 6.43 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 19:24:00 11 3/18 19:24:00 11 0h 0m 6h 10m 8.92 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 22:03:55 11 2h 39m 8.30 ✔ ✔ 22