In short: Challenging but enjoyable In full: Great course with a couple of challenging hills, I liked hearing the runners names being called out as we entered the finishing straight and it was an excellent goody bag. Marshals on the course were encouraging and I am looking forward to doing it next year. Date of review: June 28, 2010
In short: Another great race. But this ain't easy! In full: A few things make this race stand out. The great and knowledgable commentary at the end from the Dorking Club official. The friendly atmosphere. The punishing hills (six at least- one close to the end). The village green start. The smooth organization. The excellent results service- page by page within minutes of your finish. Very little to fault this.A very good club run but great- and very challenging- for the first timer. Bravo! Date of review: May 31, 2010
In short: Tough Challenge but SO worth it In full: An excellent event. Tough but scenic course with a couple of energy sapping short sharp hills, but the feeling afterwards makes it all worth while. Cheerful marshals, at key points & water stations (& hose station). With chip finish too. Excellent High Tech T-Shirt for the special 25th anniversary was a real treat - thanks. A must of an event for amyone. A real find of an event. Thanks DMVAC, and thanks to the RD (Sheena) & her team for all their hard work - see you next year. Date of review: May 25, 2010
In short: Boy was it hot! In full: What a smart technical Tee! It almost made the sunburn worthwhile. Possibly the most scenic finish to a Surrey run and I can hardly blame them for the non-existent train service to Dorking which meant 2 hours by replacement bus. Well done to all concerned. Date of review: May 25, 2010
In short: Scenic course, fantastic organisation and marshalling, excellent value for money. In full: From start to finish this race was superbly well organised. Given a field of about 500, I think collecting numbers on the day is a good idea. Upon arrival at the Rugby Club, everything was clearly signed for the runners pre-race, toilets, changing facilities all excellent. Nice mile walk to the picturesque start at Brockham Green. Instructions were very clear at the start, clear start line in the road, markers for different paced runners as well. I wish every other race would ban earphones which the Dorking 10 does.
As for during the race, a lovely course, admittedly very hot, sunny and hilly but I would rather admire the Surrey Hills under perfect blue skies, although I'm certain some will disagree mid race! Excellent marshalling throughout the course, very clear instructions as well as motivating. And a big thank you to whoever it was spraying with a water hose over the runners, very much appreciated.
Loved the finish area across the rugby pitch, and the announcer calling out every runner's name as they finished. Great technical T-shirts given out this year as it's the 25th anniversary race. First time I've done this race, will be making it an annual ritual. Favourite race I've done so far, best organisation, best scenery and a really good atmosphere as well. Well done to all at Dorking and Mole Valley AC. Date of review: May 24, 2010
In short: Very well organised race on a hot day In full: Excellent setting for this race, setting off on a village green and then finishing on rugby pitches in a park Like the innovative use of a rugby post as a finish line. Very well organised and welcoming well done to all concerned in the organisation. Lots of water and like the hose shower at 5 miles ! Date of review: May 23, 2010
In short: Tough race in the heat but well organised and a great t-shirt! In full: This was my second Dorking 10 and was even hotter this year. Not a PB day given the heat but the race was well organised and the commentator was good. Did manage to win a trophy but was disapointed to hear that they would have to post it as they didn't have them there. However despite this i would like to thank Dorking AC for a well organised morning and a great t-shirt (love it!). Let's hope it's not so hot next year! Date of review: May 23, 2010
In short: Very well organised, good support - great race! In full: This is the club race of Dorking and Mole Valley AC, and race director Sheena puts in a lot of effort (and a few sleepless nights) to get this to happen each year. It's BARR gold-graded, and you can see why: everything is covered. It was HOT this year, but then, that's what you get if you run a race at the end of May (although it could also be snowing). There were a few short hills to liven up the course. Pretty views in places, if you could lift your eyes from the road and wipe the weat from your eyes. Several runners insisted on running in the middle of the road - Duh! Death wish! Very good commentary system meant that you were recognised at the start of the run up the final straight and could hear your name mentioned (I felt like a superstar!). Chip-timed results meant that the results were ready as soon as we were ready to see them (and apparently were up on the internet while we were still at the race). Well done Rob Champion at Sports Systems! Very good t-shirt this year, which I shall wear with pride. Cakes and tea at the end were very highly appreciated. Very good work DMVAC and all the marshals - thanks! Bring back the National Anthem at the start! Date of review: May 23, 2010