In short: Great race In full: It was very hot this year and there didn't seem to be much shade en-route, but I loved this race. No complaints (apart from some twat in a Range Rover cutting the runners up). Date of review: May 31, 2009
In short: Very well organised race but very hot! In full: A really well organised race with a good, challenging course and somehow I managed a PB despite the heat! Very hot race with not much shade but that's down to nature and no fault of the organisers!! Big thanks to the great marshalls too who were very encouraging. Really nice t-shirt too. Would definately run again. Date of review: May 31, 2009
In short: Superbly organized,great race. In full: My first Dorking -I'll be back. I thought the organization was first class. The commentator at the finish deserves a mention- knowledgable,encourgaing,so refreshing to want to listen to someone talk through a finish.Nice start and finish area. Yes it was hot but I don't agree with an earlier start -some of us come a long way for this! Date of review: May 31, 2009
In short: Nice countryside run In full: Great route which takes you through some enjoyable countryside, ok a couple of hills are thrown in but nothing too serious. Approx finishing time markers at the start is, to me a sign of a good event. Nice finishing area - plently of support. Thanks to all involved for putting this event on. Nice one. Date of review: May 31, 2009
In short: Thanks In full: Firstly, thanks to the organisers - especially the cheery marshalls - for a great job well done and much appreciated.
Three small suggestions. An earlier start, please - it wasn't as hot this time as a couple of years ago, but a lot of us slower types still struggled. Number and tag by post, please - less messing around on the day. The guy next to me at the start almost did himself a serious injury by running into a parked car - realise they can't me moved or banned, but maybe a tall marker (as they use in the Kingston Breakfast runs to avoid people running into bollards).
Overall, thanks for a really good event. Date of review: May 31, 2009
In short: scenic but hot In full: I did this run a few years back and loved the old route. Now a longer walk to the start, and a very exposed run for June sunshine. I would really recommend an earlier start. Thats said, its a beuatiful area, and marshalls and supporters were fantastic Date of review: May 31, 2009
In full: First time at this race and had a really positive experience. The course itself threw a few hills at you and the sun made it a real challenge. Organisation was second to none and the marshalling was great. Would recommend to any runner, club or not. Looking forward to 2010 already! Date of review: May 31, 2009
In short: I'd love to have another go on a cooler day! In full: A perfectly organised race on a lovely day (for the supporters and marshalls). Surprisingly tough course made harder by the heat. I'll be back for more next year Date of review: May 31, 2009
In short: Any chance of some rain!!!!! In full: This is the 4th year in a row that ive done this,so i know the course well(inc the "ups and downs"),i know how well organised it is,i know the marshalls are BRILLIANT,what i cant work out is how i managed a PB for the course (in those conditions)and only missed my pb for the distance by just over a minute!!!! all i ask for is a bit of rain!!! i would agree with the comment on the start time (thats cos i dont have to travel far!!!)