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Dorking 10 Results 2014

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)

Photos

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 1st June 2014.

Email: Sheena Bassett ( Race Director) at racedirector@dmvac.org.uk.

Bruce’s Marathon – 25th April 2010

bruce medalBruce Harrold’s running has come on leaps and bounds in the last two years since he began to take his training very seriously and all the hard work is definately paying off. The story below, written by Bruce, shows exactly how much effort is involved in completing the London Marathon, he set a very impressive PB and nearly caught Nick Hodges!!

bruce run“The first half was fun, I enjoyed the crowds and got lots of good support from various club members around the course. I set off a touch too fast and went through halfway in 1:17:49 (feeling incredible comfortable), which was about 40 secs ahead of schedule. From about 17 miles it was feeling like hard work, but I was able to maintain my pace. At 21 miles I started to slow, but not drastically. I saw my family at 22 miles which was a nice boost and at this time I was overtaking a lot of tiring runners. Rob Russell gave me a big shout at 22 ½ miles, who told me Nick was just ahead. I overtook Nick soon after.

September a successful month for DMVAC athletes

Dorking and Mole Valley Athletics Club Becky Loomes was rewarded for a lot of hard work during the season with the bronze medal in the under 17 ladies heptathlon at this year’s Surrey multi-events championships at Sutton Arena.  On a windy day which affected some of the events she had a new Personal Best  in the long jump (4.92 metres a club record) and javelin (18.01 metres) also equalling her best high jump with 1.47metres.  In other events she putt the shot 7.99 metres and was timed at 13.82 secs (80 m Hurdles), 29.19 secs (200m) and 2 minutes 51 secs (800m).  The 15 year old who has no coach for her throws and jumps, had a total of 3352 points, and will be in the same age group next year.

Mark Palmer had a great experience representing GB in the world age group triathlon championships in Beijing, finishing in a superb 16th position.  After a 4.2 kms swim,he cycled 120 kms with 3,500 ft of climbing, finishing with a half marathon run all in a temperature of 23 degrees.

Missing the South of England relays because of her sister’s wedding, AFD runner Georgie Bruinvels who lives in Dorkiing, won the Hellingly 10K race in Surrey.  On a hilly course she was 5th overall, breaking the ladies record with a time of 35 minutes 36 seconds.

Bronze medal for Becky Loomes at Surrey Multi-events Championships

DMVAC member Becky Loomes was rewarded for a lot of hard work during the season with the bronze medal in the under 17 ladies heptathlon at this year’s Surrey multi-events championships at Sutton Arena on 13th-14th September.  On a windy day which affected some of the events she had a new Personal Best  in the long jump (4.92 metres a club record) and javelin (18.01 metres) also equalling her best high jump with 1.47metres.  In other events she putt the shot 7.99 metres and was timed at 13.82 secs (80 m Hurdles), 29.19 secs (200m) and 2 minutes 51 secs (800m).  The 15 year old who has no coach for her throws and jumps, had a total of 3352 points, and will be in the same age group next year.

Dave Stead

July 2014

DMVAC’s Luke Caldwell Competing in the Commonwealth Games

Luke first took up running when he volunteered to make up the numbers at a school cross country event as a 14 year old. He ran quite well in that race, finishing just behind a school friend who happened to be a member of DMVAC. Luke’s friend invited him to come down to Pixham Lane where he trained regularly and started to make County teams and place highly in National events.

When he was 18, Luke went to Oxford to read Physics and his 1500m time came down significantly. As a result of this, he was given the opportunity to go to the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, US, on an athletics scholarship. During his time in the US, Luke ran impressively, recording a PB of 13.29 for 5000m and was awarded the coveted “All American” sports award 5 times.

Luke made his Senior International debut running for the UK in the European Team Championships in June this year where he placed a creditable 6th.  His next goal is the Commonwealth games in Glasgow, when he will be competing for Scotland. Luke ran in the 5000m on Sunday 27th coming 13th out of a field of 25 in a time of 13:43:75. If he runs in the 10,000m, which is yet to be confirmed, it will be on Friday 1st August at 8:05pm.

First Grand Prix race completed

The first race in the club Grand Prix competition was the Badger Half Marathon held on Sunday. Twenty club members braved the muggy conditions and Dr Rob McCaffrey’s singing, to compete on the course which ran between Denbies and Norbury Park.

The next club GP race is the Wimbledon Common MABAC at 7.30pm on Tuesday 5th August. This is a super friendly, fun event with refeshments provided after the race. A good club turnout is needed to maintain our lead over Wimbledon Windmilers.

Hannah Jarvis selected to represent Wales for Snowdon Race

Club member Hannah Jarvis has been selected to represent Wales in the Snowdon International Mountain race (39th Tyn Lon Volvo International Snowdon Race / Ras Ryngwladol yr Wyddfa 2014) next weekend! This is a tough 10 miler from Llanberis to the summit and back. More about the race.

Track Results 2014

Track Results 2014

SWL – Match 3 Sat 12th July at K2, Crawley

The DMVAC team ended up 4th on the day with 178 points and overall remain in 4th position.

It was another glorious day Saturday with 15 athletes turning out to compete in more than one discipline. The usual suspects as ever continue to improve and grow with confidence.

THE TEAM

U/13 – Daisy Riley, Tess Johnson, Leila Ayimba-Golding.
U/15 – Bea Allan, & Elsa Palmer.
U/17 – Hannah Morris, Rebecca Loomes, Lucy Brett, Suzie Crayton, & Imani Ayimba-Golding.
Sen/Vet – Fiona Blagg, Ameila Maugouber, Anne Davidson (W50), Jane Wilcox (W40) & Louise Ionascu (W40).

Overall League Results
Individual Event Results

Sports Hall Sunday 26th January

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Athletes from Dorking and Mole Valley AC took part in the last of three indoor competitions on Sunday 26th January.

In first place overall were our the under 15 girls team Imani Aymiba-Golding, Sophia Herovin, Stephanie Noris, Jamine Bressler, Freya Jhurgoo, Lucy Philips and Emily Dorn.
In third place over all were the under 15 boys Matt Ford, Conner Kilmartin, Tom Phillips, Barney Davies, Will Philips and Finn Campbell.

The under 13 boys Thomas Hughes, Jake Hourihane, Louis Amoroso, Jake Gill and Alex Ranger, Ben Taggart, Freddie Dorn, Tom Edwards, Jack Edwards and Alex Friend entered two teams which came 6th and 9th.
In 16th place were the under 13 girls team, this was much smaller than normal team where we appreciate the effort put in by a four people competing, Leila Aymiba-Golding, Bella Woodward, Mimi and Esme.
Top individual scorers were Sophia Herovin, Matthew Ford, Tom Phillips, Jake Hourihane and Imani Aymiba Golding.

Dorking Ten 2014 Race Report

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

DMVAC Implements Code of Conduct

DMVAC Implements Code of Conduct

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DMVAC operates within a set of codes of conduct that as part of your membership in joining the club you will be asked to sign up to.The codes of conduct are set out in the DMVAC Welcome Pack. This pack is given to all new athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials within the club. It is imperative that you read and abide by all appropriate codes of conduct. If you feel that someone within the club is not following these codes of conduct in any way it is important that you contact the Club Chairman/Head Coach/Welfare Officer as soon as possible.  See contact details.

Surrey XC Championships – Denbies Vineyard 4th January

Surrey XC Championships – Denbies Vineyard 4th January

DMVAC hosted the 2014 Surrey XC Championships in wind and rain at a very muddy Denbies Vineyard.  Anyone attempting to run without spikes of at least 12mm length faced an impossible task in staying on their feet. The only medals won by DMV this year were slightly unexpected team Bronze for the Under 15 girls, who finished ahead of local rivals Guildford who had beaten them in both Surrey League matches this season. Bea Allen led the team in 10th position timed at 17:35 for the 4.2 kms, with Hannah Morris 15th (17:55), Lowri Morris 23rd (18:44) and Kay Bainbridge 33rd (19:23).  DMV had 13 runners in a field of 70 with Megan Winslade recording a time of 19:50 (36th), Ellie Parnham was 44th (20:32), Georgina Langfield 46th (20:48) and Rebecca Irvine 49th (21:01).  Lucy Brett finished in 21:34, Sophie Hosking 22:03, Alice Blair 22:46, Rebecca Westward 23:11 and Georgina Blunt 29:54.

The Under 13 girls team found the going tough in 8th place, as their 12 runners all finished in the second half of the field of 75. One of the youngest girls Emika Salvi was 46th for the 2.8 kms in 14:34 with Olivia Partridge given the same time, Evie Parnham in 53rd (14:52) and Ailsa Graham 55th (14:58).  Also running for DMV were Holly Schlaeppi (15:00), Tess Johnson (15:01), Anastasia Spencer (15:52), Leah Schlaeppi (16:33), Heidi De La Hoyde (16:46), Isabelle Byrne (17:28), Charlotte Peel (17:30) and Marta Sowinksa (17:30).

Ewan Bate was a good 9th out of 93 runners in the Under 13 boys race in a time of 11 mins 27, Cameron Smith recorded 12:01 (30th), George Robert-Shaw 17:23 (42nd) and Tom Boret 65th in 13:34, with Joseph Downs 78th (14:10) and Andrew Frazer 80th (14:13) and the team were 7th.  There were 71 finishers as the Under 15 boys raced over 4.2 kms, with Joe Edwards 31st in 17:19, Tom Lowry 34th (17:24), James Kelly 36th (17:33), Sam Cliff 50th (18:36) and Oliver Appleby 53rd (18:47).

The Under 17 and Under 20 men had a combined race over 6.1 kms. In the younger age group Alistair Masson ran well to place 11th in 23:20, with Ben Brunswick 19th in 24:10 and Oliver Baker 35th (26:32).  Only Dan Fox ran in the Under 20’s placing 16th in 24:55.

The Senior ladies had 10 runners in a field of 149 with the team 10th, their first 3 finishers are all W40’s led by Rebecca Black who was in 21st position in a time of 36 mins 41 for the 8 kms, followed by Sharon Walker (40th in 38:24) and Louise Ionascu (46th in 39:11).  Fiona Blagg was next DMV runner in 72nd position (41:13) just ahead of Caroline Court (74th in 41:34) with W45 Rachel Brunswick 80th (42:23) and newcomer Jennifer Cornish 84th (43:19). Also running for the club were W45 Louise Schlaeppi (46.41), Sue Phillips (49:56) and W50 Zahra Sharples (59:29).

No less than 26 DMV men were down to run in the Senior men’s race , although 11 of these failed to arrive for various reasons but 16 did compete the tough 12 kms 3 lap course.  Running strongly Michael Rolfe (M40) finished the race in 48 min’s in 44th position of the 247 runners.  He was followed by M45 Fraser Dawson in 48:31 and 2nd year Oxford student Hugh Baker in 49:36 (62nd).  Short of time for training Nick Hodges was in 77th position (50:49), followed by another youngster in Michael Alwin 96th in 52:21 with coach Rob Russell completing the scoring 6 in 53:31 (115th). Daniel Jeffries placed 162nd in 57:04, with Simon Alderdice (M45) recording 57:57 (172nd), Ben Ashwood (M45) 59:43 (183rd), Rob (M45) McCaffrey 60:22 (190th).  With plenty of ability but little recent running Evan Erskine-Thomas found it hard going and was down in 194th (60:48). M50 Ian Giles placed 223 (66:09), with Patrick Martin (M55) 231th (68:12). Completing the DMV contingent were M60 Kevin Irvine (69:59) M45 Hideo Takano (72:29) and M60 David Phillips (72:39).

Maintaining a reputation for helping to produce good athletes for other clubs, former DMV members here include a fine 3rd place in the Senior race for Henry Pearce a 20 year old from Leatherhead who competes for Tonbridge, 3rd in the Under 20’s for Jack Wyllie now at AFD and 9th Senior for Tim Elsey representing Herne Hill.  Last year’s Surrey Ladies Champion Georgie Bruinvels was absent this year at an International race in Antrim, Northern Ireland where she placed an impressive 13th in a strong field.

Report writen by Dave Stead.