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Martin Dent Claims Eighth Win in 2020-21 Series

Photo L to R: Martin Dent, David Stocks, Anthony Scott

In winning race 13 of the 2020-21 Runners Shop Twilight Series at Arachnicopia on Wednesday, Martin Dent claimed his eighth win and fifth in a row for the Series. He clocked 23 min 53 sec for the 4.4 km Moderate 1 course, 27 seconds ahead of Paul de Jongh, with a further 10 seconds to Ryan Stocks. Grace Crane was the fastest woman in 33 min 38 sec, 44 seconds faster than next best Shannon Jones. The full results are here, the Winsplits are here and the maps and John Harding’s photos are here.

After the age/gender handicap factors were applied the top ten competitors were:

Competitor Handicap  Corrected times
Martin Dent 0.920 4 min 59.63 sec
David Stocks 0.910 5 min 11.47 sec
Anthony Scott 0.750 5 min 12.61  sec
Owen Radajewski 0.820 5 min  29.30sec
Paul de Jongh 1.000 5 min 31.82 sec
Ewan Shingler 0.940 5 min 32.42 sec
Ryan Stocks 1.000 5 min  34.09 sec
Andy Hogg 0.850 5 min 41.26 sec
Shannon Jones 0.736 5 min 44.92 sec
Belinda Allison 0.688 5 min 45.88 sec

After the scores from event # 13 were applied, Dent had the best possible score, with eight wins and is now unbeatable. The top five best seven scores in the standings are:

  • Martin Dent RR A 875
  • David Stocks BS A 864
  • Shannon Jones AO A 863
  • Ryan Stocks BS A 855
  • Paul de Jongh BS A 838

David Stocks was able to drop his worst score, 116, and has now moved into second place, but Shannon Jones could still regain second place with a couple of good results in the final two events.

The next event will be at Red Hill on Wednesday 24 February.