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Jones and Dent Share the Lead

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

Winners of three of the four most recent Runners Shop Twilight Series, Martin Dent (two) and Shannon Jones (one) are again in contention, as they are currently locked at the top of the standings after four races in the 2022-23 Series.

The across the line results for the Moderate courses at Stirling Park were:

  • Moderate 1: 4.2 km: 27 controls: Men: 1. Paul de Jongh 20.01, 3 Martin Dent 20.18; Matt Doyle 20.17; Women: 1. Shannon Jones 25.02, 2. Elise Palethorpe 27.28, 3. Mary Fien 30.18.
  • Moderate 2: 2.9 km: 16 controls: Men: 1. Dean Davies 21.52, 2. Ken Mansell 22.43, Ari Piiroinen 24.09; Women: 1. Kathie Dent 26.45, 2. Ella Hogg 27.49, 3. Silke Speier 28.12.

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

After the handicap factors were applied Shannon Jones with a corrected kilometre rate of 4 min 20.35 sec, about 3.5 seconds faster than last week’s winner Martin Dent, with around nine seconds to Hayden Dent. The top 10 corrected time were:

Competitor Handicap  Corrected km rate
Shannon Jones 0.7280 4 min 20.35 sec
Martin Dent 0.9100 4 min 23.90 sec
Hayden Dent 0.7300 4 min 32.53 sec
Owen Radajewski 0.8500 4 min 37.87 sec
Paul de Jongh 1.0000 4 min 45.95 sec
Rob Walter 0.8800 4 min 46.84 sec
David Stocks 0.9400 4 min 47.37 sec
Matt Doyle 1.0000 4 min 52.14 sec
Mary Fien 0.6720 4 min 52.80 sec
Andy Hogg 0.8500 4 min 56.29 sec

After a third each in the first two races, Dent won last week’s event at Campbell Park by 15 seconds per kilometre from Jones and on Wednesday at Stirling Park, Jones turned the tables on Dent to beat him by just 3.5 seconds per kilometre on corrected time. Although there are still 11 races to go, Jones and Dent are favoured to fight out the Series.

The top five placings after two events are:

  • 372 Martin Dent RR A, Shannon Jones AO A
  • 367 Paul de Jongh BS A
  • 363 Hayden Dent RR A
  • 362 David Stocks BS A

The full standings are here and the next event will be at Mt Rogers on Wednesday 16 November.