Matthew Crane Regains Top Form

Matthew Crane Regains Top Form

After three races with surprise winners, the top placings in race four of 2021-22 Runners Shop Twilight Series, held on the northern slopes of Mt Ainslie, were filled by the regular placegetters.

The across the line results for the two Moderate courses were:

  • Moderate 1: 5.5 km: 190m climb: 19 controls: Men: 1. Matthew Crane 34 min 09 sec; 2. Martin Dent 35 min 43 sec, 3. Paul de Jongh 37 min 22 sec; Women: 1. Grace Crane 43 min 33 sec, 2. Shannon Jones 44 min 07 sec, 3. Kathie Dent 62 min 44 sec.
  • Moderate 2: 3.3 km: 20 controls: 85 m climb: Men: 1. Joshua Mansell 36 min 45 sec, 2. Ken Mansell 37 min 09 sec, 3. Max Walter 37 min 10 sec; Women: 1. Cath Chalmers 30 min 42 sec, 2. Marilla Cavenagh 33 min 06 sec, Toni Brown 33 min 29 sec.

The full results are here and at Winsplits, and maps and photos are on Facebook.

After the handicap factors were applied, the top 10 competitors in Race 4 were:

Competitor Handicap  Corrected times
Matthew Crane 0.9400 5 min 50.19 sec
Anthony Scott 0.7500 5 min 52.09 sec
Shannon Jones 0.7360 5 min 54.22 sec
Martin Dent 0.9200 5 min 58.47 sec
Grace Crane 0.7680 6 min 04.87 sec
Toni Brown 0.6000 6 min 05.27 sec
Cath Chalmers 0.6560 6 min 06.17sec
Sanda Halpin 0.5840 6 min 36.24 sec
Eric Morris 0.8200 6 min 42.25 sec
Toby Lang 0.9100 6 min 46.52 sec

The top five with the best three scores are:

  • Matthew Crane AO-A, Hayden Dent RRA 369
  • Grace Crane AO-A 365
  • Cath Chalmers RR A 361
  • Shannon Jones AO A 358

The current standings are here. Although he is a four-times ACT Orienteer of the Year, Crane has never won the Twilight Series, but he is currently well-placed to claim a Series win in March.

The next event will be at Campbell Park on Wednesday 1 December.