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An excellent turnout and results from DMVAC- 5 men in the top 10 and all four of the first four female placings. We have on this occasion beaten our rivals Wimbledon by 286 points. That leaves us 275 points behind them in the annual table- a challenge that with efforts of this calibre we should now with determination be able to rise to this year!
A popular, hard MABAC race with sociable refreshments afterwards. Excellent results for DMVAC-9 places in the top 25 including Hannah streets ahead of the second lady and of most men. Wimbledon windmilers though had everyone out for their own race and won the day as well as leaving us further behind in second position in the annual league
A fine Sunday morning for running- almost too hot on the sandy heath in the strong sunshine unless you were in a singlet.
Well done our ladies in particular who provided the first three females in the race and to the juniors who continue to advance their lead. We were again top on points at Farley Heath but remain in second position overall. Not doubting the efforts of all who turned out, perhaps some of our top ten finishers were away at half term and we look forward to seeing some of you again as soon as possible!
What an enjoyable Spring run in the forest for all who ran. And well done we were narrowly top on points at Winterfold.
The Seniors having come top in the league last year, we had come third at Windsor in January and second at Richmond but are now still in third place among the clubs. We need to overhaul Runnymede and begin to reel in Wimbledon. We need in particular 2 or 3 additional faster runners within the top 30 to pick up the higher points and also sheer numbers for those scoring 5 or 2! So “bring a friend” – if you run with someone you can enjoin to come along with you to MABAC next time please do so. Our Juniors though are well in the lead in their league! Good turnout and results at Winterfold.
Well done to all who ran, particularly if you competed both days for the club this last weekend.
Having come top in the league last year, we came third at Windsor in January and rather better second at Richmond to be now still in third place among the clubs after only two league races. Plenty of time with effort to begin to redress the balance and begin to overhaul Wimbledon and Runnymede.
Dorking and Mole Valley Athlete Elsa Palmer capped a successful season of competition by winning individual Silver and Great Britain team Gold at the Biathle World Championships in Batumi, Georgia. Biathle is a continuous run-swim-run event and Elsa, who is also a member of Leatherhead Swimming Club, competed over 500m/100m/500m event. Her GB team triumphed over the South African (silver) and Russian (bronze) teams. Also in the GB team was her father, Mark Palmer (also a DMVAC member), who won Masters GB team Silver and placed 5th individually. 35 countries and over 500 competitors competed at the World Championships. Nationally, Elsa placed 2nd in the GB Biathle Championships series, held at various venues around the country.
Most recently, Elsa won her age category at the Hever Castle Triathlon Festival, with her brother Joseph Palmer coming 2nd in his race category. There were races for all adult and childrens’ age groups (aged 8 and over) at several different distances. The triathlon festival claims to hold the World Record for the largest children’s triathlon.
Earlier in the season, Elsa competed in the prestigious English Schools National Track and Field championships at Gateshead International Stadium, placing 7th in the final. She followed her success at national level by winning Silver in both the 1500 metres and the 3000 metres track and field events at the South of England Championships, held at the Bedford International Athletic Stadium, home of Paula Radcliff’s athletics club (Bedford & County AC). She completed the track and field season in late August, placing 10th in the England Athletics Championships, also held at Bedford.
Elsa is now preparing to defend her titles, later this coming season, as current Surrey Cross-country and Surrey Modern Biathlon Champion.
The crew of the yacht Bagadeus sailed from the Hamble (near Southampton) across to the English Channel to the Channel Islands to compete in the Alderney Half Marathon (and 10k) on 5 September. Five of the crew were from Mole Valley, four of them running for Dorking and Mole Valley Athletics Club.
Left to right: Dave Sheridan (DMVAC, 8th in the half, 1:51:37); Nigel Green (Run to Live RC: 5th, 1:46:54); Rob McCaffrey (DMVAC, 3rd, 1:37:13); Becki Palser (unattached, 2nd lady, 1:56:59); Hamish Cardno (DMVAC, 27th in 10k, 56:12) and Stuart Aikman (DMVAC, 13th, 2:07:22).
The runners (sailors?) also visited the timeless island of Sark, and had a memorable night-sail back across the channel, under the Milky Way, using the stars for navigation, seeing the blood-red moon rising from the waters and with bioluminescent jellyfish lighting the yacht’s wake.
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.
To find and buy your souvenir photos just go to Sussex Sports Photography – Click on the Dorking 10 event and use your race number in the search box – and all your pictures will be displayed.
Contact the Race Director
The D10 Race Committee and everyone from the club, friends and family who turn up to help on the day appreciate your positive feedback, so thank you runners! We hope to see everyone back next year and the date will be the 5th June 2015.
Email: Sheena Bassett ( Race Director) at firstname.lastname@example.org.