In short: Forking hill In full: Looked forward to this run and got what I expected having done it the year before. Dorking and Mole Valley is a plush area, the course is a challenging one for those of you who like such stuff, the atmosphere for me is always great at these races due to being a running club member and the organisation seemed very slick. Thanks to the marshalls as always and it's the only time I've not been jealous of winning a team prize. Date of review: June 3, 2008
In short: Do this race if you can In full: This is a very well organised race through nice countryside. Surprisingly I got bored at mile 6 probably because I was in a desert of runners, they were all a long way in front or behind but that's just the way it goes. The marshals were great and knew what they were doing and the hose at a water station was very welcome. The thing I like the most about this race was the run up to the finish, this year I was totally knackered and oblivious to the crowd support until two little girls screamed very enthusiastic encouragement at me and it gave me the strength to speed up. No idea who they were but they'll make fantastic marshals. Date of review: June 3, 2008
In short: well organished event with scenic views over the countryside In full: My first run after completing the Edinburgh Marathon so it was a really good gentle ease back into running and a well marshalled event Thanks Dorking 10. Only dissappointment was that they ran out of size small/ meduim t-shirt. But they are going to send them to you when back in stock. Date of review: June 3, 2008
In short: WIll be back next year... In full: Was slightly alarmed at the start by the number of club runners - the read of coming last in a race was looming - but happy to say the course wasn't as undulating as I was expecting (although the hill around mile 9 was tough) and managed a PB for 10 miles inside 90 mins, so very pleased. Well organised, supportive marshalls, easy parking, and nice to have chip timing (although like someone else has already commented I timed myself around 20 secs inside the official time). My new Garmin also measured the course 10 miles exactly and also every mile marker was spot on so nothing but praise from me for the orgnaisers. Date of review: June 2, 2008
In short: Thanks In full: Thanks to all the organisers and volunteers for another well-run, friendly event. Very well done for getting the results out so quickly.
Just one question. How did the chip timing work? I timed myself from crossing the start line to crossing the finish, and recorded 23 seconds less than the official time shown in the results. Did the official time start from the hooter and end when somebody walked up to me some way past the finish and scanned my chest? If so, the times are far from accurate, especially for those of us who started towards the rear and took time to get to the actual 'start'.
Still, at my age and my pace, this is all getting a bit academic... Date of review: June 2, 2008
In short: Lots of friendly, helpful marshals In full: Well done DMVAC - another excellent Dorking 10. Loads of marshalls doing their jobs well plus a very dishy information desk lady! Date of review: June 2, 2008
In short: Excellent organisation, lovely T shirt, cool weather and friendly marshalls In full: Brilliant race and thanks to everyone who organised and marshalled on the day. Just one suggestion - any chance of an earlier start in future? Although we were lucky with cool weather this year the start of June can be blissfully hot, and an earlier start would also mean dicing with fewer cars on the Surrey lanes. Just a thought. Date of review: June 1, 2008