(Pictured L to R: Martin Dent, Eric Morris, Paul de Jongh)
Martin Dent used event 10 at Bruce Ridge to extend his lead in the 2020-21 Runners Shop Twilight Series. Bruce Ridge terrain and vegetation is quite variable, with areas of relatively flat, open forest, while other areas are step. Fallen trees are challenging and favour strong, robust runners. The venue suited Dent who was the fastest on the 4.4 km Moderate 1 course with a time of 22 min 28 sec, 23 seconds faster than Paul de Jongh.
After the age/gender handicap factors were applied Dent’s corrected km rate of 4 min 50.77 sec was 30 seconds faster than next best Eric Morris. De Jongh was third fastest with a km rate of 5 min 21.33 sec.
The top ten on corrected time were
|Martin Dent||0.920||4 min 50.77 sec|
|Eric Morris||0.820||5 min 20.48 sec|
|Paul de Jongh||1.000||5 min 21.33 sec|
|Anthony Scott||0.750||5 min 26.39 sec|
|Shannon Jones||0.736||5 min 29.34sec|
|Andrew Kerr||0.940||5 min 36.11 sec|
|Hayden Dent||0.700||5 min 40.91 sec|
|Ian Prosser||0.730||5 min 42.06 sec|
|David Hogg||0.532||6 min 16.37 sec|
|Tate Needham||0.870||6 min 10.93sec|
After event #10, the top five best six scores in the standings:
- 749 Martin Dent RR A
- 738 Shannon Jones AO A
- 736 Ryan Stocks BS A
- 720 Eric Morris BN N
- 718 Paul de Jongh BS A
Full standings are here.
Event 11 will be on the south-east slopes of Black Mountain on Wednesday.