Photos from left: Grace Crane, Andy Hogg, Rob Walter
On Wednesday evening, course planner for 2021-22 Runners Shop Twilight Series event 11, Colleen Mock, made the most of the area available to her on the Aranda Bushlands map, to present competitors with tough physical challenges for the first half of the Moderate courses and then, on the flatter terrain, introduce navigational challenges, which caused problems for some competitors. Canberra Cockatoos women’s captain, Grace Crane, recorded her second win in the 2021-2022 Twilight Series. Her across-the-line time for her 4.7 km course at Aranda Bushlands was 33 min 30 sec, and after her age/gender factor was applied, her kilometre rate was 5 min 25.02 sec.
The across the line results for the two Moderate courses were:
- Moderate 1: 4.7 km, 110 m climb, 18 controls: Men: 1. Ewan Shingler 30 min 12 sec, 2. David Stocks 30 min 28 sec, 3. Mark Bourne 31 min 11 sec; Women: 1. Grace Crane 33 min 30 sec, 2 Shannon Jones 38 min 13 sec, 3. Elise Palethorpe 41 min 24 sec.
- Moderate 2: 3.3 km, 90 m climb, 15 controls: Men: 1. Dean Davies 26 min 32 sec, 2. Hayden Dent 28 min 28 sec, 3. Eoin Rothery 26 min 05 sec; Women: 1. Alice Radajewskt 40 min 50 sec, 2. Susanne Harrysson 42 min 50 sec, 3. Vicky Mansell 43 min 17 sec.
After the handicap factors were applied, Grace Crane was the winner with a corrected kilometre rate of 5 min 25.02 sec. The top 10 competitors in Race 10 were:
|Competitor||Handicap||Corrected km rate|
|Grace Crane||0.7600||5 min 25.02 sec|
|Andy Hogg||0.8500||5 min 53.38 sec|
|Rob Walter||0.8800||5 min 54.81 sec|
|Shannon Jones||0.7280||5 min 55.17 sec|
|Matthew Stocks||0.8300||5 min 58.49sec|
|David Stocks||0.9400||6 min 05.60 sec|
|Ewan Shingler||0.9700||6 min 13.97 sec|
|Eoin Rothery||0.6760||6 min 14.05 sec|
|Mark Bourne||0.9500||6 min 18.18 sec|
|Hayden Dent||0.7300||6 min 22.25sec|
Crane’s 125 points for winning lifted her best six scores to 740 points, putting her a close second to husband Matthew on 742 points. 2019-2020 Series winner, Shannon Jones, is now third on 738 points. The current top five with the best six scores are:
- 742 Matthew Crane AO A
- 740 Grace Crane AO A
- 738 Shannon Jones AO A
- 735 Hayden Dent RR A
- 734 Toni Brown BS A
The current standings are here.
The next event in the Runners Shop Twilight Series will be on Wednesday 23 February 2022 at Bruce Ridge and the final at Narrabundah Hill when the best seven scores will count.