In short: Another great one, and less scorching than last year! In full: I love this race. DMVAC has done it again; this year's Dorking 10 was another beautifully planned and superbly marshalled race. This year, the weather also co-operated and we had a relatively cool race - a much different picture than last year's scorcher! Thanks to all at DMVAC, and see you next year! Date of review: June 1, 2008
In short: Some 'nice' undulations In full: Third time in a row I have done this and once again a superbly hosted event by Dorking and Mole Valley AC. Marshalling was excellent, enthusiastic and friendly. Race course is on the road and around some of the best countryside SE England has to offer. The undulating route proved to be a tough challenge for me this year but this is still one of my favourites. Date of review: June 1, 2008
In short: A course with a sting in its tail! In full: A decent, well attended event and one to which I will definitely want to return older but wiser, having been caught out by the succession of climbs in the latter stages.
There was no shortage of marshalls, who did their job well unlike the numpty with the hosepipe at the second water station who didn't seem to understand the words "not for me thanks". Date of review: June 1, 2008
In short: Suffering from a fast start! In full: Enjoyable race. Unfortunately the combination of fine dining in Paris the previous week, a cricked neck and setting off ludicrously fast meant 7 miles of struggle and runners streaming past. 16 mins off last years time, so not all bad. Will be back! Date of review: June 1, 2008
In short: Great road race with a few hills to keep you on your toes In full: First time for me for this one. Very good race indeed. Very well organised with a friendly atmosphere. Knocked 6 minutes off my PB even though it wasn't a particularly flat course so was very pleased. Would definitely do again and recommend it to beginners wanting to a try a welcoming first time 10 miler. Date of review: June 1, 2008
In short: Scorchio! In full: Superbly organised, pleasant scenic course. No big hills, just what seemed like a regular series of rises and falls. Look up undulating in the dictionary and it probably says Dorking 10.
You can't do much about the weather - the week before it was throwing it down - but it made it tougher for me than it otherwise would have been. Date of review: June 10, 2007
In short: Nice new course - same hot weather In full: New start much better. Liked new course which seemed marginally easier than previous route. Excellent marshals giving loads of encouragement as well as keeping traffic away from traffic.
Suffered in the heat as usual but not much DMVAC can do about that short of changing the date of the race. Don't understand previous comments about lack of water stations - every 2-3 miles in a club race is pretty generous.
Sadly small t-shirts and fruit drinks had run out by the time I ambled in.
I'm sure I'll be back to do this again. It offends me that I'm always 10-15mins off my normal pace at this event. Date of review: June 8, 2007