Martin Dent Surges to the Lead

Martin Dent Surges to the Lead

Photos from left: Martin Dent, David Stocks, Paul de Jongh

Martin Dent surged through the long grass at Mt Majura to record the fastest time of 32 min 12 sec for the 5.8 km Moderate 1 course, which with his age/gender handicap factor 0.9100 converted to a km rate of 5 min 02.60 sec, the fastest for the race.

The placings in the two Moderate courses were:

  • Moderate 1: 5.8 km: 13 controls: 1. Men: Martin Dent 32:12, 2. Paul de Jongh 34:41, 3. Matt Doyle 35:08; Women: 1. Shannon Jones 48:46, 2. Justine Hobson 51:42, 3. Katherine Maundrell 60:22.
  • Moderate 2: 3.4 km: 10 controls: Men: 1. David Stocks 20:47, 2. Andrew Kerr 23:42, 3. Hayden Dent 28:19; Women: 1. Kathie Dent 34:06, 2. Mira Walter 35:51, 3. Ella Hogg 35:58.

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

After the handicap factors were applied Martin Dent with a corrected kilometre rate of 5 min 02.60 sec about 39 seconds faster than David Stocks, with a further 16.5 seconds to Paul de Jongh. The top 10 corrected time were:

Competitor Handicap  Corrected km rate
Martin Dent 0.9100 5 min 02.60 sec
David Stocks 0.9400 5 min 41.74 sec
Paul de Jongh 1.0000 5 min 58.18 sec
Hayden Dent 0.7300 6 min 01.59 sec
Geoff Lawford 0.6640 6 min 02.74 sec
Matt Doyle 1.0000 6 min 02.82 sec
Shannon Jones 0.7280 6 min 06.63 sec
Ian Prosser 0.7200 6 min 15.99 sec
Mira Walter 0.6080 6 min 21.29 sec
Eoin Rothery 0.6760 6 min 25.69 sec

After six events, with the best four scores to count, Martin Dent has opened up a lead of four points over Shannon Jones, with a point separating Jones from Stocks, then a further point to Hayden Dent and another point to de Jongh. The top five placings after six events are

  • 497 Martin Dent RR A
  • 493 Shannon Jones AO A
  • 492 David Stocks BS A
  • 491 Hayden Dent RR A
  • 490 Paul de Jongh BS A

The full standings are here and the next event will be at Mt Taylor on Wednesday 23 November.