The Dorking Ten Mile and 10k Road Races Report

Sunday 3rd June 2018

 

The Dorking Ten has always enjoyed sunny weather and Sunday the 3rd of June was no exception – in fact, it was very hot and humid for runners in the 33rd annual Surrey Championship Ten Mile Race. Despite the challenging conditions, the race enjoyed an increased number of entrants and the feedback from the runners was very good with comments about the lovely route, friendly marshals and excellent organisation. The Red Cross Medical staff were kept very busy at the finish dealing with dehydrated and tired runners but they coped very well and everyone recovered after being cooled down with cold water and taking in fluid.

 

Despite the heat, the Ten Mile Road Race produced some good times with a lead group of three male runners leading most of the way until Tom Aldred of London Heathside Runners caught up and then stormed ahead to win in a time of 00:53:17. He was followed in by Andrius Jaksevicius of Belgrave Harriers (00:53:42) with Ollie Garrod of Epsom and Ewell Harriers coming in third in 00:54:09. Whilst the first two runners were in the 30-39 age group, Ollie is in the younger 16-29 age group. In the women’s race, it was two ladies in the youngest age group who took first and second place – Stephanie Davis of Clapham Chasers crossed the line in 00:59:58 with team mate Rose Harvey following in a time of 1:04:56. Third place (1:05:23) was taken by Debbie Jackson who was in the 40-49 age group. This could be a sign of increased interest in longer distances amongst younger runners as the majority of entrants are in the 40-60 age range and the top places to the 30 plus age groups.

 

Being the Surrey 10 Mile Championship race, most entrants belong to running clubs and so there were also several teams (four runners to count) competing. In the Men’s race, first place was taken by Clapham Chasers, 2nd by Ranelagh Harriers and 3rd by the Stragglers RC. In the women’s race, the first team was Guildford and Godalming AC, 2nd was Stragglers RC and 3rd Ranelagh Harriers.

 

The Cockerel 10k started 40 minutes after the main race and had nearly as many women running as men. This distance is also popular with recreational runners so there was a higher proportion of non-affiliated entrants compare to the ten mile race. The 10k race was won by James Kessell of Clapham Chasers in a time of 00:37:33, with Dominic Watkins of Singapore Shufflers coming in 2nd (00:38:12) and Oliver Bellamy of London City AC 3rd (00:38:15). Again, first and third place were taken by the youngest age group whilst second place was in the 40-49 age category. In the women’s race, Anna Helowicz of Singapore Shufflers won convincingly in 00:43:20. In 2nd place was Laura Palmer of Tadworth AC in 00:48:26 and in 3rd place in 00:50:06 was Hazel King. All three ladies are in the 40-49 age category. Note that the Singapore Shufflers are actually from Dorking and decided to enter on a trip home – they are obviously acclimatised to running in hot, humid weather! Lots of the 10k runners said how much they enjoyed the race.

 

All runners who completed their race received a goody bag with a race T-shirt and a bottle of water provide by sponsors Seymours. There was also free sports massage available (donations optional) from Head-to-Toe, acupuncture from Tadworth Acupuncture, energy bars from Zoot and a stall of sports gear from Fitstuff, Guildford who also provided the impressive inflatable Finish arch. All this combined with twenty spot prizes made this a very enjoyable event for all the runners which included the indomitable Kate Knight.

 

Full results are available from Sportsystems at http://www.sportsystems.co.uk/ss/results/.

Photos from the event from Sussex Sports Photographysspimg.com/Dorking-10-2018-Gallery

 

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The Dorking Ten and 9Km Road Race Report- 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the first time in its 32 year history, a cut-off time was introduced for the Ten Mile Race which resulted in a shorter 9Km route. This was offered as a separate race which proved to be popular with female runners and allowed Dorking and Mole Valley AC to test out the running of two concurrent races. As the Ten Mile race is the main event and also the Surrey Road Race League Championship race, 464 runners set off at 9:00 from Brockham Green in cool, sunny conditions. The lead was soon taken by Phil Wicks of Belgrave Harriers who came in ahead of the second placed Jake Waldron of Ranelagh by over 3.5 minutes and Ollie Garrod of Epsom & Ewell Harriers in third place six seconds later in a time of 54:52. Phil set a course record in 2011 of 49:11 and although a couple of minutes slower at 51:11, it was a highly impressive performance.

The first lady home was Alice Germana of Sutton Runners in a time of 53:58. She was followed in by Jess Fawcett of London City AC 49 seconds later with Jaydee Peters of Woking AC in third place with a time of 65:54. Other notable performances were Gary Lloyd of DMVAC who completed the course in 1:28:00 to take the gold medal in the V70 age category and Sue Garner of Lingfield, also V70, whose time was 1:25.41. Jane Davies of Epsom and Ewell Harriers and winner of the V60 age category had the 2nd overall best age=related performance after Phil Wicks.

The winning men’s team was Reigate Priory closely followed by Ranelagh and Croydon Harriers and in the women’s race Guildford and Godalming were thrilled to take first place with the Stragglers RC in 2nd place and London City AC third.

The 9Km race set off at 09:40 with 44 runners who joined the main race around 1km down Middle Street. Andy Melrose of London City Ac won in a time of 37:50 with DMVAC runner Howard Jones in second place in 38:39 and Gavin Heaton third in 43:48. The women’s race was won by Caroline Nicol of British Military Fitness in 42:37 with Leigh Collins of Stragglers RC second in 43:41 and Anna Steere third in 44:39.

The general consensus was that both races had been highly enjoyable and the Club had benefited from the experience of the 9Km race to help the launch of a licensed concurrent 10Km race with the main 10 mile event next year which will be Sunday 3rd June 2018 – the day after the Derby.

Fitstuff is a major supporter of the Dorking TENs races -  website: www.fitstuff.net

Dorking Ten Mile Road Race 2016 Race Report

On Sunday 5 June, Dorking and Mole Valley AC organised and executed yet another stellar Dorking 10 on its 31st occasion providing a 10 mile route of outstanding beauty (to compensate for the horrible climbs) for close to 500 athletes.

As the competitors congregated at the start of the course and club chairman, John Jelly, spoke words of wisdom and encouragement, 5 minutes prior to the official start Gary Donald, the race’s solo wheelchair competitor, and blind runner Louise Simpson and her guide set off to rapturous applause from the runners and spectators.

As the beaming sun shone over the roads of Dorking and Brockham, the Dorking 10 would bring to light a new Surrey 10 Mile Men’s Champion, as John Sanderson of Guildford and Godalming, last year’s winner, did not take part. This year’s race would be one to be remembered.

Right from word ‘Go’, Ben Savill of Croydon Harriers and Jack Parslow of Dacorum and Tring burst their way to the front of the field, passing the first mile marker in 5:20. As the race proceeded, the tactics became apparent: the long strides of Parslow tucked in behind the short, rapid steps of Savilll This partnership passed the half-way point in 27:28 and later reached mile 7 in 38:21 when the surge of Andrew Brooker, MABAC league supremo, saw him come within about 100 metres of the leaders.

And so, the race went on and fortunately, to the spectators’ excitement, the gap between Parslow and Savill was negligible going onto the field of Dorking Rugby Club, which meant only one thing; a sprint finish was afoot. Parslow, as if the first 9.9 miles were just a mere warm-up, found his sixth gear and brushed Savill aside in a truly Mo Farah-esque finishing kick to become Dorking 10 Men’s Champion in a time of 54:56, with a shattered Savill finishing 3 seconds back and Andrew Brooker taking the final position on the rostrum in a time of 56:10.

In the women’s competition, Annabel Granger of Bristol & West AC proved to the streets of Dorking that you didn’t need a sprinting kick to win as she blew away the rest of the field over the 10 miles, much like Georgie Bruinvels last year, to take the title in a time of 62:31 followed by Samantha Ludlow Taylor from Guildford & Godalming in 63:33 and Isobel Rea from West 4 Harriers in 64:17.

From Dorking and Mole Valley AC, the crowd were delighted to see twelve home club athletes finish with Stuart Prentice leading the men home in 64:48 and Louise Schlaeppi being the first woman home in 79:22.

If this year’s running of the event, so to speak, was anything to go by, Dorking 10 2017 should be an absolute spectacle.

Ewan Bate

Dorking Ten 2015

Dorking 10 Final results from the race held on Sunday 7th June 2015. Note that the results are based on the ‘gun’ times and not the chip times – you can find your chip time from the results listed on the Sportsystems website which include the age group results.

Prize List 2015 (PDF)

Men's Teams (PDF)

Women's Teams (PDF)

Dorking Ten 2014 Race Report

The 29th Dorking 10 Mile Road Race was held on Sunday 1st June and was once again blessed with warm, sunny weather. By 7.00 am, the Big Field and DRFC was bustling with activity as race preparation got underway. This includes setting out the PA system, putting up signs, setting up tables and the numbers and timing chips to be collected by the runners, organising the car park, putting the water urn on in the kitchen, unloading the catering supplies, building the start up on the green and also the finish funnel on the Big Field. Meanwhile, the course marshals were busy setting out signs and others were filling up cups at the three water stations around the route. Marshals were briefed, runners issued with numbers and by 08:45, everyone was heading up to Brockham Green for the start at 09:00 when around 580 runners set off up the road towards Strood Green. Entry numbers were up this year compared to the previous 5 years and the age range went from 17 to over 70 both for the male and female competitors.

This year’s race was as exciting as ever with the race reporter sending back the news that a pack of three male runners had taken the lead right up to mile 8 when the eventual winner, Andrew Maud of Clapham Chasers RC managed to pull away from his two rivals and complete the course in a time of 53:09 minutes, the second fastest Men’s time for this challenging course. Alex Milne of Enfield and Haringey AC came 2nd in 53:40 and Joseph Morwood of Aldershot Farnham and District AC 3rd in 54:17. Other notable performances in the men’s race came from Stuart Major (South London Harriers), former 6 times winner, who was 8th overall and won the 40 age group category in 57:10, Gordon Hennessy and Mark Constantinou  both from Collingwood AC who were 1st and 2nd in the M50 age group in 1:02:26 and 1:02:32, Ian Kitching 1st in the M60 in 1:02:44 and Chris Ford V70 in 1:21:22.

In the women’s race, Lisa Harris of Croydon Harriers triumphed in a time of 1:02:36, two minutes clear of 2nd place Lauren Stewart of Ranelagh Harriers 1:04:36 with Rachel Glidely of Striders of Croydon coming 3rd in 1:06:49. Laura Hales of Woking AC won the W40 age group and was 10th lady overall in 1:10:12. In the W50 and W60 age groups, two ladies who have won prizes in several previous Dorking Ten races were Dee Smale of The Stragglers RC (1:12:18) and Jane Davies of Epsom and Ewell Harriers (1:16:47). This year, there were two V70 ladies competing and Jackie Stallwood of Datchet Dashers beat Jeanette Giles of Istead & Ifield Harriers by 1:47:04 to 1:55:47. The slow but steady increase in the older ladies age groups indicates the growing number of women who are taking up running and continuing to participate in later years.

One of the main features of the Dorking Ten is the Teams competition. Many of the local clubs enter enough runners to field several teams of 4, with solid support as usual from Reigate Priory AC who had 36 runners competing this year. Other highly represented clubs were South London Harriers, Stragglers RC, Clapham Chasers, Ranelagh, Wimbledon Windmilers and Collingwood AC who all had over 20 runners entered. This resulted in over 40 Men’s teams with South London Harriers in 1st place, Clapham Chasers 2nd and Tadworth AC 3rd (pipping Reigate Priory in 4th place by 2 points). There were over 15 teams in the women’s event which was won by Guildford & Godalming AC, South London Harriers in 2nd place and Clapham Chasers 3rd.

Dorking and Mole Valley AC have their own club competition for which the trophy is named in honour of Stuart Furness who was a founding member of the race. This is awarded to the best age-graded performance by a man or woman and this year has been won by David Moore (M40) with a grading of 79:09 for a time of 1:01:38. The first DMVAC man home was Stuart Prentice in 48th place with a time of 1:03:11 and the first lady was Vivien Victor in 1:28:07.

Many thanks to all the runners, volunteers and helpers, contributors of home-made cakes, our sponsors RunToLive, Sussex Sports Photography and the Red Cross who all make this such a popular local running event.

Results
1st Man to finish: Andrew Maud, Clapham Chasers RC, 0:53:09
2nd Man to finish: Alex Milne, Enfield and Haringey AC, 0:53:40
3rd Man to finish: Joseph Morwood, Aldershot Farnham and District AC, 0:54:17

1st Lady to finish: Lisa Harris, Croydon Harriers,1:02:36
2nd Lady to finish: Lauren Stewart, Ranelagh Harriers, 1:04:36
3rd Lady to finish: Rachel Glidely, Striders of Croydon, 1:06:49

1st Man 16-29: Ryan Evans, South London Harriers, 0:55:35
2nd Man 16-29: Nathan Smeaton, Clapham Chasers RC, 0:58:08
3rd Man 16-29: Peter Mills, Tadworth AC, 0:58:51

1st Lady 16-29: Rachel Newstead, South London Harriers, 1:07:59
2nd Lady 16-29: Natalie Gentry, South London Harriers, 1:10:05
3rd Lady 16-29: Frances Crozier, Clapham Chasers RC, 1:10:29

1st Man 30-39: John Kettle, Herne Hill Harriers, 0:55:53
2nd Man 30-39: Phil Killingley, Ranelagh Harriers, 0:56:24
3rd Man 30-39: Wayne Bell, South London Harriers, 0:56:49

1st Lady 30-39: Megan de Silva, Ranelagh Harriers, 1:07:11
2nd Lady 30-39: Caroline Pleasance, Guildford & Godalming AC, 1:08:14
3rd Lady 30-39: Jaydee Peters, Woking AC, 1:08:41

1st Man V40: Stuart Major, South London Harriers, 0:57:10
2nd Man V40: Paul Cheetham, The Stragglers RC, 0:58:19
3rd Man V40: David Freeman, Tadworth AC, 0:59:10

1st Lady V40: Laura Hales, Woking AC, 1:10:12
2nd Lady V40: Jay Hadfield, Elmbridge Road Runners, 1;12:29
3rd Lady V40: Pippa Major, South London Harriers, 1:12:37

1st Man V50: Gordon Hennessy, Collingwood AC, 1:02:26
2nd Man V50: Mark Constantinou, Collingwood AC, 1:02:32
3rd Man V50: Philip Cross, Woking AC, 1:03:52

1st Lady V50: Dee Smale, The Stragglers RC, 1:12:18
2nd Lady V50: Annette Helliwell, Collingwood AC, 1:15:16
3rd Lady V50: Merilyn Davis, Elmbridge Road Runners, 1:15:16

1st Man V60: Ian Kitching, South London Harriers, 1:02:44
2nd Man V60: Peter Rand, Tadworth AC, 1:06:38
3rd Man V60: Mike Guess, Sandhurst Joggers, 1:11:30

1st Lady V60: Jane Davies, Epsom & Ewell Harriers, 1:16:47
2nd Lady V60: Katehrine Ind, Elmbridge Road runners, 1:27:15
3rd Lady V60: Mary Matthews, Tadworth AC, 1:27:30

1st Man V70: Chris Ford, Road Runners Club, 1;21:22

1st Lady V70: Jackie Stallwood, Datchet Dashers, 1:47:04

Dorking 10 Final results from the race held on Sunday 1st June 2014. Note that the results are based on the 'gun' times and not the chip times - you can find your chip time from the results listed on the Sportsystems website which include the age group results.

2014 Prize List (PDF).

Men's Teams 2014 (PDF)

Ladies Team 2014 (PDF)

Dorking 10 Final results from the race held on 2nd June 2013. The results files are PDF format. Note that these are the 'gun' times and not the chip times - you can find your chip time from the results listed on the Sportsystems website and the PDF file below.

Finalised team results:

Overall winners and age group prize list - first 3 male and female runners, first 3 per age group up to V50 Ladies and V60 Men, thereafter one prize per age group. Only one individual prize per entrant.

Please note that we review our prizes every year and adjust the number according to the number in each category. The Men's V60 was increased a couple of years ago from 1 to 3 prizes as this age group grew. The Ladies V60 age group is currently under review.

Dorking 10 Final results from the race held on 10th June 2012. The Team results files are PDF format. Note that these are the 'gun' times and not the chip times - you can find your chip time from the results listed on the Sportsystems website.

Finalised team results:

Dorking 10 Final results from the race held on 10th June 2012. The Team results files are PDF format. Note that these are the 'gun' times and not the chip times - you can find your chip time from the results listed on the Sportsystems website.

Finalised team results:

Dorking 10 Final results from the race held on 5th June 2011. The files are PDF format. Note that these are the "gun" times and not the chip times - you can find your chip time from the results listed on the Sportsystems website.

Finalised team results:

 

 

Dorking 10 results from the race held on 23rd May 2010. The files are PDF format.

Disqualifications

No. 178 - Christopher Griffin for wearing headphones.

Dorking 10 results from the race held on 31st May 2009. The files are PDF format.

All results can be viewed on the Sportsystems website.

Surrey County Championship Results

Updates to results

1. Runner No 498 added to the (Men's) results.

2. Runner 704 named (Men).

3. Runner 386 is a member of Serpentine (not updated but makes no difference to results)

4. Runner 235 age category added (V60).

Dorking 10 results from the race held on 1st June 2008. The files are PDF format.

All results can be viewed on the Sportsystems website.

Updates to results

Final Results confirmed 15/06/08.

Just one minor change - runner removed from a team he didn't belong to!

Please note that whilst I'm happy to correct mistakes such as runners forgetting to declare their Club, subsequent corrections will not change the offical results for which prizes have been awarded unless DMVAC were responsible for the mistake in the first place.

Dorking 10 results from the race held on 3rd June 2007. As we are now using RaceMaster, the files are PDF format.

Results can also be viewed on the Sportsystems website.

Updates to results

21.00 4/6/07 - Haslemere Borders AC runner declared (new ladies team appears at Position 17).

12.30 12/06/07 - 4 birth dates were entered incorrectly on the day (due to the rush) resulting in rather a lot of V70 competitors! These have been corrected and the previous indicated winner of the men's V70 category removed, leaving Robin Wilson as the winner - your trophy is in the post!

Please note that whilst I'm happy to correct mistakes such as runners forgetting to declare their Club, subsequent corrections will not change the offical results for which prizes have been awarded unless DMVAC were responsible for the mistake in the first place.

Dorking 10 results from the race held on 4th June 2006. The files are in MS Excel format.

Dorking 10 results from the race held on 5th June 2005. The files are in MS Excel format.

Dorking 10 results from the race held on 6th June 2004. The files are in HTML and MS Excel format.

Dorking 10 results from the race held on 8th June 2003. The files are in MS Excel format.

Dorking 10 results from the race held on 9th June 2002. The files are in MS Excel format.

  • Men"s teams (Excel)

  • Women"s teams (Excel)

  • Men (Excel)

  • Women (Excel)

  • Veteran Men online casino (Excel)

  • Veteran Women (Excel)

  • Men V50 (Excel)

  • Men V60 (Excel)

  • Women V45 (Excel)

  • Women V55 (Excel)

Dorking 10 results from the race held on 3 June 2001. The files are MS Excel format. Note that some corrections have been made since race day.

  • Men's teams (Excel)

  • Women's teams (Excel)

  • Men (Excel)

  • Women (Excel)

  • Veteran Men (Excel)

  • Veteran Women (Excel)

  • Men V50 (Excel)

  • Men V60 (Excel)

  • Women V45 (Excel)

  • Women V55 (Excel)