In short: Well organised, lovely scenery and tough! In full: My third time doing this race, once again supportive, friendly marshals and easy to see mile markers. Enjoyed the scenic route when I managed to lift my head! Would prefer an earlier start and suggest another water station earlier on the course. Overall good day out...it took me the rest of it to recover! Date of review: June 3, 2009
In short: Great race not many 10 milers around now - attracts great field. Very well organised - lovely scenery on par with Barns Green or Cranleigh. On balance I am not good at running in the heat which affects my time - apart from that a good say out. Date of review: June 1, 2009
In short: Great support on the way round In full: Half the time on roads the traffic was busy with cars weaving in and out of the runners. The other half on country lanes with views to the North Downs was terrific. Nice to have a variation at the end of this twice round course. I thought the collection of race numbers at the beginning worked well with minimal queuing. Date of review: June 1, 2009
In short: A very good race thats to be done for the day out rather than any expectation of a PB. In full: Dorking has it in for me. Last year the hills surprised me and this year the heat got me Beau Geste style. I keep returning in the hope that one year I will beat Dorking. There's lots of friendly runners, the cakes and coffee at the clubhouse where welcome and the T shirt even suits me.
Please next year can I get a decent time! Date of review: June 1, 2009
In short: Hot day - great race ! In full: Spectacular day, despite the heat!....Great sceanery, some tricky hills. Good organisation, particularly supplying extra water bottles along route due to heat Date of review: June 1, 2009
In short: What a Scorcher!!! In full: Still sitting in an ice bath 12 hours later. Lovely race. Great organisation. Yes, my published finished time also seemed to be a few seconds out. Maybe the time clock expanded in the heat! Maybe could have done with some extra water stations in the circumstances though arrangements were made to distribute emergency water supplies around the course. Perhaps the interaction with vehicles needs to be watched in a couple of places, particularly at the end- but don't want to detract from what is a great race. Date of review: May 31, 2009