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SLOW Autumn Series standings after three events

Three of SLOW’s Autumn Series champions have been decided after three of four events. Congratulations to:

  • Jev Petrovs, who wins the Men’s Open with three straight victories;
  • Dorte Torpe Hansen, in Women’s Vets with the same result; and
  • Teresa Turner, in Women’s Super-Plus who cannot be caught with two wins and a third place.

Competition remains incredibly tight in the three other categories, and it is quite possible that the Men’s Super-Plus Vets is awarded on a tie-breaker – the rules will be announced ahead of the last event, SLOW’s OK Nuts Trophy.

The Women’s Open is the least contested, with Lucca Blumenstein and Charlotte Turner head-to-head. If both compete next weekend, Charlotte beating Lucca will guarantee her victory, but in their only head-to-head in the series has Lucca beaten Charlotte.

In the Men’s Vets, a previous two-horse race has opened up. A recovery next weekend after a disappointing result at Hindhead for Vince Roper could secure the title for him, but Pete Huzan’s consistency in second looks threatening and a win from latecomer Paul Whiston could still award him first place.

The Men’s Super-Plus sees the tightest competition with Don McKerrow, Andy Robinson and Charlie Turner tied for first place. Charlie and Andy are both ineligible for the OK Nuts through their involvement in the event. In the Park Race and Street-O series they would have been awarded the same score as their highest series event. However the rules for tie-breaks in this series are yet to be announced.

Finally, an honourable mention for Jamie Lund who became the first junior to score in the series, finishing seventh on the Orange course at Hindhead.

SLOW Autumn Series standings after two events

The SLOW Autumn Series continues this weekend with the Southern Navigators’ Trophy at Hindhead Common. As an area described as “abundant with contours away from flat tops”, it is sure to provide a strong physical challenge, with mixed run-ability and a typical South-East path network. The map dates from February 2012, but was recently updated to reflect detailed features. 33 SLOW members have pre-entered, and there will probably be more on the day. The post-race pub is the Dog and Pheasant (GU8 5UJ).

With two events run and three of four events counting, the results so far (detailed below) show that competition is tight.

In the Men’s Super-Plus Vets (M50+) Don McKerrow and Charlie Turner jointly head the table, closely followed by Andy Robinson two points down. Pete Huzan and Vince Roper are also separated by two points, but Angus Lund could disrupt the score if he can count at the next two events. Jev Petrovs scored maximum points in the Men’s Open competition, so Paul Couldridge has some work to do to catch him.

Charlotte Turner leads the Women’s Open having scored highly twice, but recent import to SLOW Lucca Blumenstein won at Cowdray Forest and is set to run this weekend. Dorte Torpe Hansen and Teresa Turner lead the Women’s Vets and Super-Plus Vets respectively, but could see their position under threat if others run this weekend.

The series final takes place next weekend at the OK Nuts Trophy.