Photos from left: Martin Dent, Grace Crane, Shannon Jones
As with the previous week at Mt Majura, Martin Dent coped better than other competitors with the steep, rocky terrain of Mt Taylor to record the fastest time of 30 min 6 sec for the 4.9 km Moderate 1 course, which with his age/gender handicap factor 0.9100 converted to a km rate of 5 min 35.40 sec, the fastest for the race, but over 30 seconds slower than at Mt Majura.
The placings in the two Moderate courses were:
- Moderate 1: 4.9 km: Climb: 170 m, 16 controls: Men: 1. Martin Dent 30:06, 2. Paul de Jongh 32:42, 3. David Stocks 33.05; Women: 1. Grace Crane 38:51, 2. Shannon Jones 42:35, 3. Justine Hobson 46:34.
- Moderate 2: 3.2 km: Climb 120 m,12 controls: Men: 1. Dean Davies 34:43, 2. Eoin Rothery 36:49, Max Walter 37:01; Women: 1. Belinda Allison 35:34, 2. Aoife Rothery 39:06, 3. Ella Hogg 40.46.
After the handicap factors were applied, Martin Dent, had the fastest corrected kilometre rate of 5 min 35.40 sec, about 26 seconds faster than Grace Crane, with a further 18 seconds to Shannon Jones. The top 10 on corrected time, which did not include anyone from the Moderate 2 course, were:
|Competitor||Handicap||Corrected km rate|
|Martin Dent||0.9100||5 min 35.40 sec|
|Grace Crane||0.7600||6 min 01.54 sec|
|Shannon Jones||0.7280||6 min 19.60 sec|
|David Stocks||0.94.00||6 min 20.80 sec|
|Rob Walter||0.8800||6 min 22.17 sec|
|Paul de Jongh||1.0000||6 min 40.41 sec|
|Matthew Crane||0.9300||6 min 47.49 sec|
|Owen Radajewski||0.8500||6 min 54.94 sec|
|Justine Hobson||0.7280||6 min 55.11 sec|
|Tate Needham||0.8600||6 min 57.36 sec|
After seven events, with the best four scores to count, Martin Dent has a lead of four points over Jones and Stocks, with a further four points to Hayden Dent and another point to de Jongh. The top five placings after seven events are:
- 499 Martin Dent RR A
- 495 David Stocks BS A Shannon Jones AO A
- 491 Hayden Dent RR A
- 490 Paul de Jongh BS A