Hayden Dent Breaks Four-minute Barrier

Hayden Dent Breaks Four-minute Barrier

Photos from left: Hayden Dent, Martin Dent, Shannon Jones

The flat terrain and the long distances between some controls enabled the speedsters to record some very fast times. Junior, Hayden Dent broke the four-minute per kilometre on corrected time barrier, with a km rate of 3 min 58.34 sec, with his Dad, Martin, finishing just behind him on 4 min 02.74 sec. Martin was also fastest across the line for the 4.4 km Moderate 1 course, breaking 20 minutes with a time of 19 min 23 sec. Grace Crane was narrowly the fastest of the women with a time of 24 min 23 sec, three seconds faster than Shannon Jones. Hayden Dent was also fastest on the 3.5 km Moderate 2 course, breaking 20 minutes with a time of 19 min 26 sec. Judith Coleman was the fastest woman in 26 min 55 sec

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

  • Moderate 1: 4.4 km, 22 controls: Men: 1. Martin Dent 19 min 23 sec, 2. Paul de Jongh 20 min 24 sec, 3. Mark Bourne 20 min 30 sec; Women: 1. Grace Crane 24 min 23 sec, 2 Shannon Jones 24 min 26 sec, 3. Kathie Dent 27 min 08 sec.
  • Moderate 2: 3.5 km, 8 controls: Men: 1. Hayden Dent 19 min 26 sec, 2. Ken Mansell 21 min 43 sec, 3. Fedor Iskhakov 23 min 05 sec; Women: 1. Judith Coleman 26 min 55 sec, 2. Alice Radajewskt 27 min 16 sec, Vicky Mansell 28 min 46 sec,

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

After the handicap factors were applied, Hayden Dent was the winner with a corrected kilometre rate of 3 min 58.34 sec. The top 10 competitors in Race 10 were:

Competitor Handicap  Corrected km rate
Hayden Dent 0.7300 3 min 58.34 sec
Martin Dent 0.9100 4 min 02.74 sec
Shannon Jones 0.7280 4 min 04.78 sec
Grace Crane 0.7600 4 min 15.02 sec
Toni Brown 0.5920 4 min 25.99sec
Mark Bourne 0.9500 4 min 28.00 sec
Kathie Dent 0.7280 4 min 31.83 sec
Andy Hogg 0.8500 4 min 35.08 sec
Matthew Stocks 0.8300 4 min 35.27 sec
Paul de Jongh 1.0000 4 min 40.73 sec


Although Matthew Crane did not finish on Wednesday, he still leads the Series.
The current top five with the best six scores are:

  • 742 Matthew Crane AO A
  • 736 Grace Crane AO A
  • 734 Toni Brown BS A
  • 734 Hayden Dent RR A
  • 730 Shannon Jones AO A

The current standings are here.

The next event in the Runners Shop Twilight Series will be on Wednesday 16 February 2022 at Aranda Bushlands. Then there will be only two events, at Bruce Ridge and the final at Narrabundah Hill when the best seven scores will count.