(Pictured left to right: David Stocks, Ryan Stocks, Martin Dent)
David Stocks has laid down the gauntlet to the early leaders with his second 125-pointer in race #8 of the 2020-21 Runners Shop Twilight Series on Wednesday. He was one of only three of the 78 competitors on the Moderate 1 to use the Training map, and he completed the 5.0 km course in 34 min 38 sec, just under three minutes slower than his older brother Ryan. However, after the age/gender handicap factors were applied David was 3.45 seconds faster than Ryan, with a corrected km rate of 6 min 5.73 sec. Martin Dent was third with a km rate of 6 min 23.72 sec.
The top ten on corrected time were:
|David Stocks||0.880||6 min 05.73 sec|
|Ryan Stocks||0.970||6 min 09.18 sec|
|Martin Dent||0.930||6 min 23.72 sec|
|Mark Bourne||0.970||6 min 30.72 sec|
|Paul de Jongh||1.000||6 min 34.60 sec|
|Darryl Erbacher||0.532||6 min 41.43 sec|
|Matthew Stocks||0.850||6 min 48.68 sec|
|Shannon Jones||0.744||6 min 53.07 sec|
|Eric Morris||0.830||6 min 55.17 sec|
|Natalie Miller||0.680||6 min 59.56 sec|
After event # 8, the top five best four scores in the standings are:
499 Martin Dent RR A
494 Ryan Stocks BS A; Shannon Jones
490 David Stocks BS A
488 Wayne Gregson RR A
The full standings are here.
The next event, event #9 at Cooleman Ridge on Wednesday 16 December, will be important in determining the standings (top five scores to count) as the Series takes a six-weeks break, when there will only be six more events to the end of the Series.