In short: Lovely local race In full: This was my second time running this race and it didnt disappoint. Lovely scenery, few challenging sections but overall a great event. Friendly for slower runners and great marshal support. Water, banana and chocolate biscuit at the end. See you next year. Date of review: April 19, 2015
In short: A very special and humble event deserving of a visit In full: This was my third time at the Darent Valley 10k and it's a great little run through country lanes and little villages with very respectable crowd support for the size of the event. There are a couple of hills to contend with so not the quickest of courses but it's the atmosphere of this race that makes it so special.
Well done to the organisers and volunteers. Putting in extra effort to protect runners from the potholes at the start really showed you guys care about putting on a good run. Date of review: April 7, 2014
In short: Lovely race through the Kent countryside In full: I've run this many times and although its really tough, it really is a favourite of mine. Thanks Swanley for a well organised race. I can't fault it. Date of review: April 6, 2014
In short: Lovely run In full: Second time doing this race, disappointed with my time last year so wanted to get it right this year and my partner and I beat last years time by 8 mins and got a PB not sure how that happened as quite a tough course. All I could remember was the hill at 7k so was all geared up for saving myself for that but unfortunately forgot all the other hills before that! But lovely scenic course bit of an all rounder some of road stuff to which is always fun especially as it was very slippery this year.Well organised and fantastic medal definitely 100% better than last year. Getting out of the field was great fun too, it took longer to get out of the field than to run the race. But everyone helped and it just shows that running these kind of events brings everyone together when needed, even had super heroes coming to help! Date of review: April 23, 2013
In short: Nice time In full: Nice race around the valley- good medals with a banana at the end - good atmosphere - car park was a nightmare with the mud but everyone helped each other - Date of review: April 22, 2013
In short: Beautiful, fun & challenging In full: My first ever "competitive" 10k and what a beautiful way to start. Great first 5k, then a mite more challenging through to 7.5k with a slippery off road section followed by a short, sharp hill to climb back to the other side of the valley. Thoroughly excellent organisation and great team spirit helping everyone get out of the parking field afterwards. Thanks to SDAC for a great event and a superb medal to remind me of the day! Hope to be back next year... Date of review: April 16, 2013