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XC Results 2013-2014

XC Results 2013-2014


SURREY LEAGUE Mens’ Match 3 Div 2, Priory Park 11/01/2014

With a total of 13 lads out of the 30 runners, the DMVAC vests were everywhere and this contributed to us winning both the U15/U17s (Youths and Boys) divisional match and the U13s (Colts) match.

Results for Seniors and Juniors (PDF)
Senior Men
U13,U15 and U17 Boys Individual
Youth Boys (U15 & U17)
Youth Boys Team
Colts (U13) Individual
Colts (U13) Team


SURREY LEAGUE Mens’ Match 2 Div 2, Wimbledon 09/11/2013

DMVAC just about managed to field a team despite injury and absence of may runners.

Download results (PDF).


SURREY LEAGUE Mens’ Match 1 Div 2, Richmond Park 20/10/13

Some great runs from the U13s and U15s/U17s putting DMVAC in first position for both age categories. The Senior/Vet men are currently in fifith place.

Download results (PDF)

News 2013


Luke Caldwell for Talk & Training at Club on Thursday 19th December

DMVAC member Luke Caldwell has been selected to represent Great Britain Under 23 at The European Cross Country Championships in Belgrade on December 8th. He will be coming down to the club on Thursday 19th December at 6.30pm and give us a short talk about his experience as an international athlete before joining Rob Russell’s training session!

Chairman John Jelly Wins DMVAC Club Person of the Year

Many congratulations to John Jelly on being overwhelmingly voted as DMVAC’s Club Person of the Year for 2013 at the Christmas Handicap Supper last night. The award is for the member who has done most for the club both on and off the track over the course of the year, and since he was elected Chairman just over a year ago, John has worked tirelessly for the club. He has put enormous effort into trying to provide for the future of the club, both within the club committee as well as the 3-Clubs committee and other organisations outside the club. He also leads a training group each week and attends numerous races and competitions in support of the club – sometimes to compete and sometimes just to cheer others on – and all with a big smile on his face. A worthy winner!



Under 13 girls clinch bronze, while under 13 boys and under 15 girls finish in fifth in Stoke Park Relays

By Ewan Bate

The best three-member relay teams in Surrey met at Stoke Park, Guildford to compete over 3 x 2.5 kilometres of grass, mud and pain for the crown of the best cross country relay team in Surrey.

The day started with the under 13 boys, with the “A” team consisting of Fred Geen, Cameron Smith and Ewan Bate. The race with Fred getting the team to a good start, handing over to Cameron in sixth place in 8m 15s. This was followed by Cameron keeping his position as sixth-in a time of 8m 41s, while a gap breached at front by the best the runners of Surrey. Smith handed over the running to Ewan as the last leg runner. Shuffling in positions led to Dorking climbing into fifth place – a final lap time of 8m 21s, overtaken by fastest lap runner, Marcus Shantry, however overtaking the ‘A’ teams of Herne Hill Harriers and South London Harriers.

This race was followed by the extremely successful under 13s girls “A” team. Elsa Palmer got the team off to a great start, passing over to Olivia Partridge in first place, with a time-8m 11s- which was the fastest individual lap of the whole race. Olivia held strong, handing over to Lois Edwards in third, competing with strong Herne Hill Harriers and Guildford and Godalming teams. Lois sustained the position to take home the bronze for the team, despite the threat of Guildford and Godalming ‘B’ team in fourth place.

In the under 15s category, the boys “A” team of Joe Edwards, George Grassly and Tom Lowry finished in 11th, despite missing key team-mate Sam Cliff, the fastest lap coming from Tom Lowry, in 7m 57s.

In the girls’ under 15s race, the “A” team finished in fifth. The highlight of the race came from the first leg runner, Bea Allen who handed over in second place and got the third fastest individual time of the race, while a year below the top of the age category.

Results summary: U13 boys teams placed 5th, 17th and 20th; ;U13 girls teams placed 3rd, 18th and 29th; U15 boys teams placed 11th and 19th; U15 girls teams placed 5th, 13th and 19th;


Dorking AC young athletes run for their club at Crawley K2 on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August

Dorking AC young athletes run for their club at Crawley K2 on Bank Holiday Monday

Dorking AC young athletes run for their club at Crawley K2 on Bank Holiday Monday

Under 17s
New member Alex Baptist-Wilson U17 male wearing number 90 came 1st in both his heats for 100m and 200m. 3rd over all  winning a bronze medal in his 100m sprinting home in just 11.67 seconds and 5th over all for his 200m in a time of 23.77 seconds.
Charlie Clarke completed his 100m in 12.35 seconds and throwing his javelin  34m coming home in 2nd place with his first silver medal.
Charlie Wylie ran his 800m in style in a time of 2.07.8
Gold medalist Ben Brunswick can home in 1st place winning the 1500m in a PB time of 4.16.97.

Under 15s
Matt Ford  sprinting home with times of 25.6 seconds for his 200m and  12.89 seconds for the 100m. Then finishing off in true style coming home 2nd place a silver medal for throwing his shot put  9.48 metres
Lucy Watson 100m in 13.58 coming 5th over all.
Lucy Brett achieved 4.24m in the long jump,  ran the 800m  and she Jumped 1.40m in the high jump.
Emily Hornhung achieved 4.65m in her long jump, running in the 100m and 200m races.

Under 13s
Jake Hourhane ran his 100m in 14.75 seconds  and 4.03m jumped in the long jump.
Charlie Fitzpatrick  was out on his first athletics meeting doing very well with  running his 100m sprint going over the line in 13.48 seconds, then putting his shot getting a 7.28m throw.
Isabelle Hornung ran in the under 13s  20om race, then did her 100m completing it in 15.1 seconds.
There were more Dorking athletes competing, all achieving personal goals, supporting each other   during the days events.

Reporter: Fran Davey, Junior Athletics Coach DMVAC

Ian Taylor Completes UK Ironman

Ian Taylor competed in and finished the IRONMAN UK in Bolton on Sunday 4th. His times were: 2.4mile swim 1.17:21, 112 mile bike ride 6.39:10, 26.2mile run 5.00:31. Finishing with a time of 13 hrs 10 mins 59 secs. Ian placed 95th out of 182 competitors in the Men 45 years age group.


Promised Land Beckons for Dorking & Reigate

DMVAC-RPAC Gain Promotion to Division 1 of the Ebbisham League

By Ewan Bate

As Chris Froome won the Yellow Jersey in Paris and England were claiming the second Ashes test with ease, the combined team of Dorking and Mole Valley AC and Reigate Priory AC won Division 2 of the Ebbisham League to progress into the top league next year. After finishing third the year previously, missing promotion by one place, the team were determined to break the mould.
After two meetings, Dorking and Reigate were in second spot, behind South London Harriers, an extremely strong team. To build up the pressure, Dorking and Reigate were only half a point behind South London, meaning whoever won between the two teams would go up, however the hosts of the final Ebbisham League meeting, Walton were expected to produce a team with quality and quantity. Team Manager Lawrence Bate desperately sent out emails to ask for athletes to come and run for promotion. The athletes responded and came in vast numbers only missing five scoring athletes.
The day started with a bang, highlights including Dorking and Reigate taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Under 13 75 meter hurdles, with Chris Chalder in first, Jake Hourihane in second and Callum Holder in third. A maximum of 10 points for Dorking and Reigate. In the field events, Andrew Pardoe took first place in the high jump with a height of 1m 30cm.  Another athlete contributed greatly to the points was Claude Remner, who finished third in the A string of the Javelin, having to throw in the same competition as the UK number 1, Sam Mace (Walton AC)  and help claim some valuable points in the B string of the Discus with Louis Amoroso in the A string. Henry Allan competed in the Under 15s Triple Jump recording 2nd place, a fantastic achievement for the first time doing the field event and Oliver Appleby came 3rd place in the Shot Put against some strong throwers.
Coming up to halfway the commentator read the scores and Dorking and Reigate were six points behind South London and only three ahead of Walton. This was preceded by 800m success with Ewan Bate coming first in the A string and Cameron Smith, competing against people a whole year older than him came 2nd in the B string. 1500m specialist Sam Cliff recorded a very good 800m time of 2:20.9- 0.6 off his personal best in the Under 15s. 200m triumph was yet to follow in the under 15s with Tom McGachie finishing 2nd in the A string and Matt Ford hanging in for first in a tight race. The last races of the meeting were run with Ewan Bate winning his 300m in 46.4seconds and Tom Boret second in 51.1 seconds. Oliver Dean delivered some crucial points in the 400m coming in second. Both Under 13s and 15s relay showed great determination to grab some extra points.
When the results came through and Dorking and Reigate were promoted, Team Manager Lawrence Bate was euphoric and praised all runners, who showed great courage and determination in their events.


Dorking Ten Road Race 2nd June 2013

Another great race with an exciting finish from the two leading men – Will Green of Serpentine RC being trailed by Kieran White of Hercules Wimbledon AC all the way round only to be overtaken on the run in to the Finish! Emily Wicks (Aldershot and Farnham AC) was the clear winner by 5 minutes of the Ladies event.

Reigate Priory did very well this year – we always have a wonderful turnout from our fellow North Downs Club with Alister Moses coming 3rd overall, the Mens team coming 2nd and the Ladies 3rd.

DORKING, JUNE 2 2013, DMVAC DORKING 10 2013, Road Race

Graeme Mackay (pictured above) came 1st overall of the Dorking runners in a time of 1:07:25, with Neil Dysan 2nd in 1:08:58 and Ian Giles close behind in 1:08:58. Sharon Walker was first lady in 1:11:40, with Anne Davidson 2nd in 1:18:10 and Agnes Molendowska 3rd in 1:21:46.

Graeme is this year’s winner of the DMVAC Stuart Furness trophy, with Sharon a close 2nd.



British Athletics Road Championships

For the first time, the DMVAC Junior squad had two runners selected to run in the British Athletics Road Championships:

Overall Elsa Palmer was 21st in 18.37 and Bea Allan was 26th in 18.50 – out of 297 runners which places them in the top 10%.

The race is divided into a Borough of London championships and a regional race. In the Borough race Elsa was 6th running for Sutton team who finished 7th of 10 Boroughs.

In the regional race Bea who was running for the South East was 26th and the South East team were 3rd of 11 regions.

A VERY BIG Well done to Elsa and Bea.


Dorking & Mole Valley AC is hosting the next Surrey League matches, both men and women, at Denbies Vineyard on Saturday 9th February. There will be five races in all as follows:-

12:00 – Ladies (Seniors & Vets)
1:00 – Girls (U17 & U15)
1:30 – Girls (U13)
2:30 – Boys (All)
3:00 – Men (Seniors & Vets)

In order to organise the event the club will need a number of volunteers to help in the following areas:-

FINISH AREA – Graham Taylor is organising the finish area and will need 2 people to help him during the Ladies’ and Girl’s races, and 6 people to help him during the Men’s and Boy’s races (12noon – 4pm).

COURSE MARSHALS – I am organising the marshals and will need 11 or 12 people to help with each race.(11:30 – 4pm).

CAR PARKING – We will need 3 people to organise the parking at Friends Life from about 9:30am onwards (till about 2pm).

VINEYARD BUILDING – We will need a couple of people to persuade runners to remove muddy shoes before going into the building (12noon – 4pm).

If we have enough volunteers we will be able to organise all of these jobs on a rotational basis so that people aren’t stuck in the same place all day. Perhaps some of the men runners could marshal for the women’s race while the women marshal for the men. Anyway apart from the car parking which should finish around 2:00pm, most jobs will not finish much before 4:00pm.

Please could you let John Barron know if you are able to help with any of these jobs, and if you have any particular preference for what job you would like to do and what time you are available, or whether you willing to do anything and are available all day!


Holly Run, Reigate Priory Park

As usual, there were a lot of runners from Dorking and Mole Valley AC, especially in the younger age groups for the popular Holly runs at Priory Park, Reigate which were held on Sunday 16th December. There were nine DMV girls in the under 11-age group, many of whom will not have raced before.

Maddy Phillips was 1st home in 8th position with a time of 7 minutes 23 seconds for the approximately 1 mile course. Other runners were Katie Newham (20th – 7.59), Ella Morris (25th – 8.04), Eleanor Pepe (29th – 8.08), Natasha Clancy (37th – 8.32), Freya Sampson (46th – 8.53), Harriet Breadon (55th – 9.00) and Georgina Harper (102nd – 17.03) with others running for their schools.

The U/11 boys were 2nd team with 24 points with Joseph Palmer 7th in 6.47, Cameron Barrett 8th (6.53) and George Robert-Shaw 9th (6.54). Also running under DMV colours were Oscar Robert-Shaw (29th – 7.33) Joseph Downs (30th – 7.34), Andrew Frazer (36th – 7.43), Dan Phillips (46th – 8.06) and Tom Hornung (70th – 8.37).

The U/13 girls were 2nd home by Elsa Palmer who was 8th in 12.57 for the 2 miles, followed by Daisy Riley in 14.05 (18th) and Holly Morris 14.16 (21st) with the team 2nd on 47 points. Also enjoying their pre-Christmas run were Esme Crowfoot (23rd – 14.40), Heidi De La Hoyde (26th – 14.57), Maddie Player (24th – 15.31), Eleanor Brammer (30th – 15.37), Isobel Hornung (33rd – 16.15) and Heather Harper (34th – 16.30).

The U/13 boys had four DMV runners with Sam Cliff who runs regularly in the Surrey team, proving too strong for the others as he won in 11 minutes 10 seconds. Fred Geen was 11th in 12.00, with Tom Wright-Anderson 14th (13.56) and Jacob Rodell 25th (16.09) and the team 2nd only Tom Lowry ran in the U/15, placing 8th in 19.00 over 3 miles.

The U/15 girls always turn out in force by Surrey runner Hannah Morris who placed 5th in 12 minutes 15 seconds for 2 miles. Emily Hornung and a good run to edge out Megan Winslade in 13.09, to 13.17 in 16th and 17th positions. Lucy Hobbs who prefers track, was 21st in 13.54 with Becky Loomes finishing well in 23rd (14.02). Ellie Parnham was 24th (14.11) with Alice Blair not far behind in 27th (14.25).

The ladies competed over the same distance with Zoe Shannon, still some way off her best, 1st senior but 8th overall, behind some speedy U/17’s from Tonbridge. Louise Ionascu was 19th (4th veteran) in 20.34 with Jenny Dexter coming back from injury to place 27th (6th vet) in 22.28 and Helen Johnson 7th vet in 23.21 and the team 2nd.

None of the clubs fastest men turned out but coach Rob Russell had a useful outing in 15th position timed at 39.52 for the 6 mile course. Ian Taylor (M 45) was 28th in 44.16 with Chris Phillips timed at 46.14 (41st), John Baker (M 50) recorded 49.11 (53rd) with (M 60) Kevin Irvine 56th in 52.12.

More January (Snow) News

The South of England Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill Fields next Saturday, 26th January have been CANCELLED due to the weather conditions.

Winter Handicaps 2012-2013

Below you can find the results from September 2012 to March 2013 and the overall winners.


September full results PDF


October full results PDF


November full results PDF


Fancy dress run – these results don’t count!


January full results PDF


February full results PDF


March full results PDF

Overall Handicap Winners 2012-13


Position Ladies Men
1st Moira Swan Graham Mallett
2nd Jill Hudsen David Phillips
3rd Caroline Rasmussen Kevin Irvine

MABAC Results 2013

The MABAC Running League comprises Running Clubs in based in SW London, Surrey and Middlesex, England. MABAC arranges a series of races throughout the year, particularly aimed at the fun runner. Most are cross-country events held on Sunday mornings in some beautiful parts of the Surrey countryside, and are very popular with club members and guests. As well as the senior race of just over 8 km (5 miles) there are also joggers’ and junior events of about 4 km (2.5 miles). Each runner scores points for their Club and a trophy is awarded at the end of the year for the winning Club. Individual runners who complete 6 or more races during the year also receive a MABAC T-shirt. Each senior runner receives 5 points and the first 6 male runners and first 3 female runners from each club receive extra points depending on where they finished. Scoring for the Mabac Junior League is more complicated because the results are subject to a handicap, based on the age and gender of the runner.

DMVAC run a parallel competiton for individual members, awarding trophies for the top men, women and juniors at the end of the year. This is scored by John Barron. The winners aren’t always those at the front of the race – regular participation is more likely to win a coveted DMVAC MABAC League award!


Total no of runners 139 77 83 70 69 75 133 66 78 83 99
James Doddrell 114 61 73 58 59 62 106 59 72 78 88 830
Graeme Mackay 122 66 76 61 68 116 61 69 75 84 798
Massimo Barcellona 123 69 74 60 66 70 110 60 71 91 794
Graham Taylor 77 48 60 51 49 35 73 49 57 64 66 629
Glen Morris 44 58 46 44 50 91 48 47 58 60 546
Tom Lowry 70 79 55 61 102 56 74 497
Howard Jones 126 73 64 71 76 86 496
Steve Bush 60 67 109 66 70 85 457
Chris Brown 55 69 56 58 107 53 398
Paul Allen 70 45 13 25 37 37 40 44 51 362
Stephen Pumphrey 41 44 24 26 30 53 29 39 36 38 360
Chris Lazenby 49 52 61 57 62 76 357
John Phillips 36 33 78 58 49 53 307
Patrick Martin 92 54 63 42 48 299
David Phillips 56 40 44 22 46 30 30 29 297
Dave Sheridan 49 36 48 62 43 53 291
Nick Eaton 127 76 81 284
Andy Fay 118 121 239
Stephen Kemp 68 50 53 63 234
Lawrence Bate 68 73 89 230
Kevin Irvine 38 19 23 16 49 24 24 30 223
Aidan Hughes 53 38 44 43 178
Ewan Bate 72 81 153
Nick Seaman 51 99 150
Alan Tilling 63 73 136
Oliver Dean 19 36 76 131
Bruce Harrold 63 66 129
Mark Palmer 125 125
Mark Edwards 41 38 45 124
Gary Peters 122 122
Ben Howard 113 113
Brian Blackman 20 18 13 22 9 12 15 109
Keith Wadsworth 55 22 28 105
Richard Salaman 105 105
Adrian Winslade 18 21 28 30 97
Andy Loose 95 95
Stuart Prentice 94 94
Simon Alderdice 92 92
Matt Smith 33 57 90
Hideo Takano 84 84
Arthur Law 83 83
Michael Webber 81 81
Ian Giles 78 78
John Jelly 15 42 20 77
John Squires 26 50 76
Kevin Stroud 67 67
Mark Sutherland 61 61
Robert Law 57 57
Tim Godwin 56 56
Peter Morris 55 55
Simon Loomes 47 47
Tom Harrold 47 47
Antoine Josserand 46 46
Rob Hedgecock 45 45
Noel Duncan 44 44
Mathew Duffield 42 42
Justin Parfett 39 39
Dierk Geen 35 35
David Moore 29 29
Doug Ponting 23 23
Alan Archer 14 1 7 22
Keith Winter 7 6 2 1 2 4 22
Nick Sharples 11 9 20
Alan Waring 5 6 7 18
Tom McCraekie 15 15
Ray Mutter 11 3 14
John Berry 12 12
Andy Dinnage 8 8
Martin Schlaeppi 2 6 8
Herbie Hedgecock 6 6
John Parnham 5 5
Paul Lomas 4 4
Total no of runners 90 50 52 36 33 32 100 42 31 42 69
Rebecca Black 89 47 51 34 31 100 41 29 38 68 528
Hannah Morris 46 48 98 36 36 67 331
Louise Ionascu 87 49 50 35 97 318
Gill Hudson 58 30 33 22 24 22 26 45 260
Sue Phillips 33 38 77 30 29 207
Karen Marshall 41 29 30 92 192
Bea Allan 33 39 40 65 177
Louise Schlaeppi 39 27 35 60 161
Heather Dupay 45 55 20 33 153
Jeni Lewthwaite 72 44 30 146
Ellie Parnham 43 29 30 22 124
Alice Blair 40 19 21 15 21 116
Freya Jhugroo 18 26 11 22 15 18 110
Emma Salaman 63 44 107
Sophie Hosking 19 29 47 95
Stella Brett 13 17 18 12 34 94
Francoise Goul-Wheeker 55 35 90
Heather Law 6 42 10 13 18 89
Cheyene Van Noordwyk 23 20 43 86
Louise Parker 86 86
Vicki Davies 85 85
Georgie Blunt 78 78
Joanne Pumphrey 8 5 41 9 14 77
Charlotte Craig 69 69
Megan Winslade 20 26 23 69
Vivien Victor 68 68
Caroline Court 32 28 60
Jane Busby 60 60
Kate Jhugroo 26 34 60
Gail Pope 54 54
Lesley Taylor 14 23 3 14 54
Susie Brierley 51 51
Zahra Sharples 8 7 6 20 5 1 4 51
Alex Searle 50 50
Sue Bell 50 50
Kath McCutcheon 37 12 49
Sarah Walker 48 48
Cath Bate 12 8 10 8 8 46
Jacqui Stephenson 46 46
Hannah Jarvis 42 42
Mandy Sheridan 6 3 28 4 41
Amanda Loomes 38 38
Wendy Wakelin 15 20 35
Angela Carpenter 33 33
Sarah Rushton 32 32
Jo Luckman 31 31
Louise Emily Parker 31 31
Jane Morris 29 29
Kath Tilling 11 18 29
Tracy Dinnage 7 12 9 28
Amanda Duffield 26 26
Lucy Brett 25 25
Jo Lloyd 23 23
Anna Price 20 20
Julie Hosking 8 10 18
Andrea Bourne 16 16
Caroline Rasmussen 10 6 16
Susan Holland 15 15
Hannah Pitchford 10 10
Kath Bate 10 10
Sue Killick 8 8
Jacqui Cooper 7 7
Kelly Pross 7 7
Tanya King 6 6
Eva Chitty 3 3
Alice Williams 2 2

The men’s league was incredibly competitive at the top of the table, with the first five runners only missing three races between them in the whole year, and James Doddrell winning out in the end, closely followed by Graeme Mackay and Massimo Barcellona. In the women’s league Rebecca Black was a clear winner but special mention and congratulations should be made to Hannah Morris who, as a junior, came second overall in the senior league, closely followed by Louise Ionascu.


Wisley – 1st December

There was a great turnout from the club, with 79 members taking part, including 56 in the main race and 12 juniors, but in spite of out-scoring Wimbledon by 157 points on the day, we were unable to quite catch them up in the final league table. In the junior league DMV won by a mile.

Results (PDF).


Puttenham Common – 3rd November

We again had a good turnout from the club with 62 runners, including 16 (out of 19) in the junior race, but with only one race remaining, we are just too far behind Wimbledon to enable us to catch them this year. Results (PDF).


Nonsuch Park – 6th October

Another good turnout from DMVAC – just 400 points behind Wimbledon Windmilers. Results (Excel).


Lightwater Country Park – 15th September

It was another good turnout from DMVAC with 60 runners, including 19 juniors, and we managed to close the gap on Wimbledon by 100 points. Graeme Mackay, Massimo Barcellona and James Doddrell took a wrong turning and, although they look as though they have a winning time, their finishing position has been adjusted accordingly.

Results (Excel)


Pairs Relays – Staines, Sunday, 18th August

Congratulations to Joseph and Elsa Palmer who, with a combined age of only 22, came home in second place overall, even ahead of their father (in 4th).

Results (PDF)

Wimbledon Common – Tuesday 3rd August

The club had an amazing turnout of 82 members (32 ladies, 30 men, 10 juniors and 10 joggers), and it was good to see a lot of new faces competing for the first time. In the men’s race we were edged out a bit by the Windmilers, but Nick Eaton finished in 7th place and Mark Palmer in 9th.The ladies’ race was won by Rebecca Black, with Hannah Morris in 3rd and Louise Ionascu 4th. We dominated the junior race as usual with the first 7 places, including Edward Phillips (1st boy) and Elsa Palmer (1st girl). In the joggers race Thomas Lowry was the first DMV finisher in 3rd place. In the overall Mabac league we lost a little bit of ground to Wimbledon Windmilers on their home turf, but then they had a huge turnout.

Results (Excel)


The Ralph Henley Holmbury Half (Surrey Slog) 21st July

Results (PDF)


Holmwood Common – 9th June

Our home race on Holmwood Common, and with 38 seniors, 13 juniors and 11 joggers running for the club, we are slowly catching the league leaders, Wimbledon Windmilers, but the next race is their home race, so they’ll probably pull away again. Howard Jones (in 5th place) was the first DMV runner home just beating Massimo Barcellona, while Rebecca Black (2nd lady) was the first DMV lady followed by Karen Marshall in 3rd place. As usually the juniors completely dominated the race including the top nine finishers – the race was won by Oscar Robert-Shaw followed by his brother George. In the joggers race Louise Ionascu was the runaway winner!!

Results (Excel)


Farley Heath – 12th May

DMVAC are currently in second place in the senior league and, as usual, are dominating the junior league.

Results (Excel)


Winterfold Forest – 27th April

On a lovely day to run, the club had a great turnout of 58 members including 18 juniors and 5 joggers. In the senior men’s race Bruce Harrold was first DMV runner home in 5th place in 33.40mins which was just over two minutes behind the winner – and considering Bruce actually started the race 5 minutes after everyone else it was a fantastic result!! Bruce was followed home by Howard Jones in 7th place and Graeme Mackay in 10th. In the ladies’ race DMV had 4 of the top 5 places, with Lou Ionascu 2nd home only 4 seconds behind the winner, followed in close order by Rebecca Black in 3rd, Bea Allan in 4th and Caroline Court in 5th.

In the junior race all 18 runners were from DMV, with Fred Geen in first place both on actual time and handicap time, followed by Ewan Bate and Joe Edwards, with Holly Marshall being the first girl home. In the joggers race DMV occupied 4 of the top 6 places, with Sue Phillips winning, followed by Lesley Taylor in 3rd and Thomas Lowry (snr) in 4th. Overall a really good result for the club.

Results (Excel)


Richmond Park – 3rd March

In the Men’s race Tom Lowry was first Dorking runner home in 5th place, followed by Graeme Mackay in 8th place and Massimo Barcellona in 10th (out of a total of 83). In the Ladies’ race Rebecca Black was first Dorking runner home in 2nd place, closely followed by Louise Ionascu in 3rd and Hannah Morris in 5th (out of a total of 52).

In the Junior race Dorking had 8 out of the top 10 finishers, including the top 5 places. In the Boys race Ewan Bate was first home closely followed by Charlie Lowry, while in the Girls race Daisy Riley was first home. In the Joggers race Dorking had 3 finishers out of a field of 20, including the winner Peter Morris.

Results (Excel)


The February Mabac race was run along the muddy banks of the Hogsmill River in Ewell – it didn’t rain but there were some very muddy runners coming in at the finish. DMV had 32 runners in the 5 mile senior race out of a field of 127. In the ladies’ race Lou Ionascu came in 2nd, with Rebecca Black in 4th place and 14 year old Hannah Morris in 5th, while in the men’s race Howard Jones was 5th with 14 year old Tom Lowry in 8th place and Massimo Barcellona in 9th – some great running by our juniors!!

In the 2.5 mile junior race DMV had 10 runners out of a field of 13, including the top 6 finishers. Holly Schlaeppi was 1st, beating Charlie Lowry into 2nd place on age handicap. In the joggers race Caroline Rasmussen came in 2nd out of a field of 22.

Results (Excel file)


Windsor, Blacknest Gate – 13th January 2013

It was a beautiful sunny day for running if a bit cold, and out of a field of 229 finishers, Howard Jones in 14th place was first DMV runner home, closely followed by Massimo Barcellona (17th) and Graeme Mackay (18th), whilst Rebecca Black was 39th (2nd lady) followed by Louise Ionascu in 52nd (4th lady). In the Joggers 4 mile race, John Jelly was first DMV runner home in 4th place out of a field of 43 finishers. DMVAC are currently lying in 3rd place.

Results (Excel file)

Triathlon Results 2013

British Biathlon Championships at Solihull,
30 November – 1st December

Under 11 Boys
Silver – Joseph Palmer – 50 Free 34.91; 800m 2:35.31 (PB)
19th – Tomos Knowles – 50 Free 35.41; 800m 2.53.90

Under 12 Girls
40th – Holly Schlaeppi – 50 Free 38.30; 800m 2.49.81

Under 13 Girls
Bronze – Elsa Palmer – 100 Free 1:07.71; 1600m 5:23.55 (PB)
21st – Olivia (Livi) Partridge – 100 Free 1.11.62; 1600m 6:07.04 (PB)

Under 13 Boys
12th – Owen Knowles (hoping to join DMVAC; Welsh national swim champion) – 100 Free 1:08.44; 1600m 5:56.79 (PB

Crawley Triathlon – 22 September

The Club was well represented by the following members in the Crawley Triathlon (600m swim, 22k cycle, 6k run) :-

  • Gary Peters was 3rd overall (out of 152 competitors) in 1hr 11m 01s (he did the fastest swim)
  • Nathaniel Booker was 9th in 1hr 15m 39s  (115th in the pool! but he was the 2nd fastest runner and 7th on the bike)
  • Andy Fay was 21st in 1hr 19m 05s
  • Dave Sheridan was 67th in 1hr 28m 57s
  • Charlotte Craig was 69th in 1hr 29m 06sThe event took place at the K2 Leisure Centre. They have a 50m pool and swimmers go up and down the first lane then cross under the lane rope and do the same in the next 5 lanes. The cycle is an out and back, fast and flat-ish route along the dual carriageway towards Warnham. The run is also ‘out and back’, in a pleasant cross-country setting with some hills but nothing too difficult.

Track Results 2013

Sports Hall Athletics Competition – Guildford, Sunday 27th October

Sports Hall Oct 2013

Twenty eight athletes competed in three/four events each, including a sprint race, field events and relays. The team is coached and managed by Fran Davey, Natalie Gill, Lucy Watson, Grace Keen, Robin Davey, Kate Woodward and Martin Crayton.

  • The Under 13 boys the team came 3rd out of 17 teams
  • The Under 13 girls came 2nd out of 22 teams
  • Under 15 boys came 3rd out of 8 teams (having just 4 girls in their team instead of 6)
  • Under 15 girls came 4th out of 11 teams (having just 4 girls in their team instead of 6)

Dorking and Mole Valley AC has 7 athletes making the top ten in their age categories, each having a chance of being selected for the semi-finals representing Surrey.

Individual results
Under 13 boys out of 88 boys:
2nd place Ruben Collins just 1 point behind the winner

Under 13 girls out of 127 girls:
5th place Poppy Russell
=6th place Leilia Ayimba-Golding
=8th place Bella Woodward

Under 15 boys out of 25 boys:
4th place Matt Ford

Under 15 girls out of 55 girls:
2nd place Imani Ayimba-Golding
3rd place Sophia Herovin


Crawley Open Meet Monday 26th August 2013 at K2

Under 17s
New member Alex Baptist-Wilson U17 male wearing number 90 came 1st in both his heats for 100m and 200m. 3rd over all  winning a bronze medal in his 100m sprinting home in just 11.67 seconds and 5th over all for his 200m in a time of 23.77 seconds.
Charlie Clarke completed his 100m in 12.35 seconds and throwing his javelin  34m coming home in 2nd place with his first silver medal.
Charlie Wylie ran his 800m in style in a time of 2.07.8
Gold medalist Ben Brunswick can home in 1st place winning the 1500m in a PB time of 4.16.97.

Under 15s
Matt Ford  sprinting home with times of 25.6 seconds for his 200m and  12.89 seconds for the 100m. Then finishing off in true style coming home 2nd place a silver medal for throwing his shot put  9.48 metres
Lucy Watson 100m in 13.58 coming 5th over all.
Lucy Brett achieved 4.24m in the long jump,  ran the 800m  and she Jumped 1.40m in the high jump.
Emily Hornhung achieved 4.65m in her long jump, running in the 100m and 200m races.

Under 13s
Jake Hourhane ran his 100m in 14.75 seconds  and 4.03m jumped in the long jump.
Charlie Fitzpatrick  was out on his first athletics meeting doing very well with  running his 100m sprint going over the line in 13.48 seconds, then putting his shot getting a 7.28m throw.
Isabelle Hornung ran in the under 13s  20om race, then did her 100m completing it in 15.1 seconds.
There were more Dorking athletes competing, all achieving personal goals, supporting each other   during the days events.

Southern Women’s Track and Field League at Erith – Saturday 18th May 2013

Under 15’s Girls
Bea Allan
800m 2 mins 27.00 secs (UKA Grade 4 Standard).
200m – 30.4 secs
Long Jump – 3.92m
Becky Loomes
200m – 28.8 secs.
Long Jump –  4.36 metres

Senior Ladies
Louise Ionascu (W40)
1500m (5 min’s 31.2)
3000m (11 min’s 48.7 secs)
400m (73.8)
LJ 3.18m
Zoe Shannon
400m (65.8 secs)
100m (14.4 secs)
200m (30.4 secs)
Lucy Hobbs
200m (31.4 secs)
400m (72.2 )
800m (2 min’s 45.7)

Jane Wilcox (W40)
100m (15.6 secs)
Long Jump (4.01m)
Hammer – 23.13m
Shot Putt (6.50m)
Discus (16.73m)
Kasia Kublik-Okon
Discus 30.55 metres
Hammer (20.53m)
Shot Putt (5.96m)

In the 4 x 100m DMV were 4th in 62.2 secs, before winning the 4 x 400m in the time of 5 min’s 06.8 secs.

Luke Caldwell wins 5Km and 10Km in US Champs

American based Luke Caldwell continues to impress with 2 more victories in the mountain west championships in Las Vegas. He had no difficulty in winning the 5,000m in 14.30 and the 10,000m (his first) in 30 min’s 27.7 secs. This qualifies him to run in the NCCA Championships in June.

XC Results 2012-2013

Surrey XC League – Saturday 9th February at Denbies Vineyard, Dorking

First of all a massive THANK YOU for the tremendous turn out you all made on Saturday i.e. athletes, volunteers and parent supporters. This was a really great afternoon for the club in many ways. Some very good performances over a very tough course.

U/13 Girls Race – 56 Ran
Herne Hill were 1st with 38pts
DMV A team were 2nd with 40 pts.
DMV B team were 6th with 106 pts
DMV C team were 8th 146pts and
DMV D team 18th with 215 pts.

Full Team results (PDF).

Individual U/13 results:
Bea Allan. 12.25. 4th Elsa Palmer.12.44. 14th Rebecca Irvine. 13.57. 20th Georgina Langfield.14.32. 22nd Lowri Morris. 14.48. 27th Leila Ayimba-Golding. 15.04. 29th Emiko Salvi. 15.07. 31st Oliva Partridge. 15.16. 33rd Jasmine Bressler. 15.23. 35th Daisy Riley. 15.30. 38th Hedi De La Hoyde.15.42. 44th Holly Schlaeppi 16.07. 46th Maddie Phillips 16.20. 48th Ayesha-Ayimba-Golding. 16.30. 50th Ella Morris 16.57. 51st Poppy Russell. 17.49. 53rd Leah Schlaeppi. 18.03. 54th Machayla Dewdney. 20.35. 55th Isabelle Byrne. 21.00 56th Emily Green. 21.30.

Individual results (PDF).

U/13 Boys Race- 11 Ran
DMV A team were 1st with 77 pts
2nd Kingston Poly 22 pts
3rd Walton 21pts.

Individual U/13 results:
Fred Geen 15.48. 4th Joe Edwards. 16.25. 5th George Grassly.16.46. 6th Ewan Bate. 16.55. 7th Joe Palmer. 17.26. 8th Cameron Smith. 18.16. 9th George Robert Shaw. 18.57. 10th Joseph Downs.21.33. 11th Oscar Robert Shaw. 21.55.

U/15 Girls Race-47 Ran
DMV. A team were 1st with 39 pts.
2nd SLH with 45 pts.
3rd Herne Hill with 53 pts.
DMV B team 6th with 90 pts.
DMV C. team 7th with 115 pts.

Full team results (PDF)

Individual U/15 results:
2nd Hanna Morris. 16.37. 10th Kay Bainbridge. 18.00. 13th. Anna Price. 18.22. 14th Megan Winslade. 18.28. 18th Alice Blair. 18.54. 23rd Lucy Brett. 20.00. 24th Rebecca Loomes. 20.00. 25th Ellie Parnham. 20.17. 27th Sophie Cooper. 20.42. 28th Freya Jhugroo. 21.15. 29th Sophie Hosking. 21.55. 31st Katherine Tilling. 23.30.

Individial results (PDF)

U/15/17. Boys Race – 17 Ran
DMV A team were 3rd with 59pts
KP were 1st with 58 pts
G&G 2nd with 72 pts

Individual U15/17 results:
Tom Lowry 15.44. 6th Henry Allan 15.55. 11th Oliver Appleby. 17.58. 12th Oliver Dean. 18.07. 13th Tom McGachie. 20.24.

Individual results (PDF).

U20, Senior and Veteran Women

Good runs from Georgina Bland, Louise Ionascu, Fiona Blagg, Caroline Court and Jenny Lewthwaite ensured 2nd place for Dorking and promotion next season into Division 1. There were only 11 points separating DMVAC from Epsom and ewell who came first overall in the teams.

League Division 1 Individual Results Team Results
League Division 2 Individual Results Team Results

Senior Men

The Senior men have managed to maintain their position in Division One. An excellent turnout of 25 runners with Nick Hodges taking 2nd palce overall.

Individual results (PDF)

Surrey Schools X-C championships – Saturday 2nd February at Reigate Priory

An excellent set of results from our Junior DMAVC members with six runners being selected to represent Surrey in March.

U/13 Girls. 68 ran.

3rd. Elsa Palmer. 11.52. ***
12th. Daisy Riley 13.15. ***
23rd. Olivia Partridge.13.44.
24th Leila Ayimba-Golding.13.44.
30th. Sophia Brunswick. 13.53.

U/13 Boys. 69 ran.

3rd Fred Geen. 11.14.***
12th Ewan Bate. 11.44.***

U/15 Girls. 69 ran.

3rd Bea Allan. 13.14.***
10th Hannah Morris.13.59.***
33rd Anna Price.14.55.
35th Rebecca Irvine. 14.57.
36th Megan Winslade.15.01.
44th Lucy Brett. 15.15.
45th Emily Hornung. 15.19.

U/15 Boys. 71 ran.

25th Joe Edwards. 15.06.
26th Tom Lowry.15.07.
59th Sam Cliff. 16.17.

U/17 Boys. 59 ran.

29th Dan Ashwood. 21.44.
32nd Ben Brunswick. 21. 53.
***. Have been selected to run for Surrey in the SE Inter Counties X-C at Basildon in March.

Sat 12th January 2013, Surrey XC – Mitcham Common

Outstanding results from the third of the Surrey X-C League matches on Sat 13th January at Mitcham Common for Girls and Boys.

U/13 Girls Race
DMV A team were 1st with 39pts the DMV B team were 7th with 100pts and DMV C team were 10th:198pts

Individual results in the Girls U/13 race: Bea Allan 3rd Elsa Palmer 5th Georgina Langfield 13th. Rebecca Irvine 18th Anna Whitworth 19th, Leila Ayimba-Golding 24th, Daisy Riley 25th. Isobel Hornung 32nd, Maddie Phillips 33rd. Evie Parnham 35th Ellen Breaden 41st Maddie Player 42nd

U/15/17 Girls Race
In the U/15/ race DMV A team were 1st with 41pts the DVM B team were 5th with 83pts

Individual results in the U/15 race: Hannah Morris 3rd, , Megan Winslade 11th, Emily Hornung 13th, Anna Price 14th, Ellie Parnham 16th, Alice Blair 20th, Lucy Brett 22ndth Sophie Hosking 25th Freya Jhugroo.

U/13/15 Boys Race
DMV A team won the U/13 race with 8pts:

Individual results in the U/13: Sam Cliff 1st, Ewan Bate 2ndth, and Joseph Downs 4th.

DMV A team were 2nd in the U/15 race with 10 pts.

Individual results in the U/15 race: Tom Lowry was 3rd, Henry Allan 5th and Oliver Appleby 7th.

Senior Women
DMV A team 1st with 292 pts

Individual results: Zoe Shannon 34th in 37.11.Rebbecca Black 46th in 37.52. Louise Ionascu 48th in 37.55. Fiona Blagg 102nd in 41.06. Jenny Lewthwaite 160th in 44.04. Agnes Molendowska 198 in 46.07.

Sun 16th December 2012
Holly Run, Reigate Priory Park

This year’s Holly Run was another very good day for DMVAC Junior athletes and Vet Ladies. Seven races entered resulted in 1 Individual Gold, 4 Silver team medals and 1 Bronze team medal. More pictures available from Sussex Sports Photopgraphy: http://bit.ly/RPAC-Holly-Run-2012-Gallery

U/11Girls. 1 mile
8 .Maddie Phillips 7.23.
20. Kate Newman.
24. Tess Johnson. 8.01.
25. Ella Morris.8.04.
27. Eleanor Pepe. 8.08.
33. Mary Lowry.8.23.
37. Natasha Clancy.8.32.
46. Freya Sampson.8.53.
55.Harriet Breaden,9.13.
102. Georgina Harper. 12.03.

U/13 Girls. 2 miles.
Team result: 1.AFD 25 pts. 2. DMV. 47 pts.3. Reigate 50 pts
8. Elsa Palmer.12.57.
18.Daisy Riley. 14.0.5.
21.Holly Morris. 14.16.
23. Esme Crowfoot.14.40.
26.Heidi De La Hoyde.14.57.
29. Maddie Player 15.31.
30 .Elena Brammer. 15.37
33.Issy Hornung.16.15.
34. Heather Harper.16.30.

U/15 Girls. 2 miles.
Team result:1 Blackheath 10 pts .2. WSE 23 pts. 3. DMV 38 pts.
5.Hannah Morris.12.15.
16.Emily Hornung.13.09.
17.Megan Winslade.13.12
21.Lucy Brett.13.54.
23.Rebbecca Loomes.14.02.
24. Ellie Parnham.14.11.
27.Alice Blair.14.25.

U/11 Boys. 1 mile.
Team result: 1 AFD 9pts 2. DMV 24 pts 3. Reigate 45 pts.
7.Joe Palmer.6.47
8.Cameron Barrett.6.53.
9.George Robert-Shaw.6.54.
29.Oscar Robert-Shaw.7.33.
30.Joseph Downs.7.34.
36. Andrew Fraser.7.43.
46.Dan Phillips.8.06.
70.Tom Hornung.8.37.
108.Joe Lowry.10.15

U/13 Boys. 2 miles.
Team Result: 1 WSE 12 pts. 2. DMV 31 pts. 3.Oxted School.
1.Sam Cliff. 11.10.
11.Fred Geen.12.00.
18. Tom Wright.13.56.
25. Jacob Rondell. 16.09.

U/15 Boys. 3 miles.
8. Tom Lowry. 19.00.

Senior Ladies. Team result:
Team result:1 Tonbridge 13 pts. 2.DMV 37 pts 33.Walton 41 pts
9 Zoe Shannon.19.32.
19 Louise Ionascu.20.34.
27 Jenny Dexter.22.28.
31 Helen Johnson.23.21.

Sat 15th December 2012

South of Thames 7.5 Mile Championships, Richmond Park

76th Howard Jones M45 51.20
89th Graeme Mckay M45 53.35
96th Andy Fay M50 54.11


120th Rebecca Black 54.54 (15th woman overall and 3rd V40)
133rd Louise Ionascu 56. 17 (20th woman and 4th V40)

205 finished.

Sat 1st December 2012

Surrey XC League Division 1, Nonsuch Park

In the Girls and Ladies matches, DMAVC had 10 girls (out of 30) running in the U15 race, and 14 (out of 39) running in the U13 race. Only one other club had a complete team in each age group. The result was that DMVAC was 1st, 7th and 8th in the U13 age group and 2nd and 5th in the U15. The senior ladies only had 7 runners but with plenty of quality they finished in second place. More importantly all three teams are in 1st place overall. Congratulations to all our athletes and their coaches.

Sat 10th November 2012

Surrey XC League Division 1, Epsom Downs

DMVAC Juniors won the U/13 team race with 21 pts which was only made possible by the efforts of Sam Cliff and Joe Edwards who had ran at a very muddy Beths Grammar School, Bexley Heath in the regional final of the English schools X-C final at 12.30, then were driven at speed back to Epsom Downs to run in the 2.30 U/13 boys race – a really great effort by the boys and their driver!

Individual results: George Grassley, running in his first Surrey X-C League match for DMVAC was 1st, Sam Cliff 2nd, Joe Edwards 5th, Ewan Bate 7th.
After two matches, the DMVAC U/13 Boys are in 1st place.

In the U17/15 Boys race DMVAC were 3rd with 21 pts. Ben Brunswick 7th, Tom Lowry was 13th, Henry Allan was 17thth and Oliver Appleby was 24th. After two matches DMVU17/15 are in 3rd place.

English Schools Cup XC Final, Beths Grammar School, Bexley Heath

Earlier that morning at Beths Grammar School, Bexley, DMVAC had 11 of its junior athletes running for Ashcombe and 3 for Howard 0f Effingham in the Regional final of the English Schools Cup. Unfortunately, neither school qualified for the All England final but some good performances were recorded with Sam Cliff 7th of 72 in the U/13 boys, Hannah Morris 4th of 52 in the U/15 girls and Charlie Wyllie 8th of 61 in the U/15 boys.

Sat 20th October 2012

Surrey XC League Division 1, Roehampton


U/13 Girls Race

TheDMV A team were 1st with 34pts the DMV B team were 3rd with 68pts and DMV C team were 5th:

Individual results in the Girls U/13 race: Bea Allan 1st Elsa Palmer 3rd.Anna Whitworth 14th, Georgina Langfield 16th, Leila Ayimba-Golding 20th, Rebecca Irvine 22nd Daisy Riley 26th. Isobel Hornung 32nd, Holly Schlaeppi 38th and Lea Schlaeppi 39th.

U/15/17 Girls Race

In the U/15/ race DMV A team were 1st with 33pts the DVM B team were 7th with 100pts

Individual results in the U/15 race: Hannah Morris 2nd, Lucy Brett 8th, Megan Winslade 9th, Emily Hornung 14th, Freya Jhugroo 21st, Alice Blair 21st Rebecca Loomes 23rd.

U/13/15 Boys Race

DMV A team won the U/13 race with 11pts:

Individual results: Fred Geen 1st, Ewan Bate 4th, Tom Hall 5th and Joseph Downs 6th.

In the U/15 race DMV A team we were 2nd with 8pts (only two athletes ran) running Tom Lowry was 4th and Henry Allan was 6th.

Dorking 10 Results 2013

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.


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.

News 2012


Congratulations to Lesley Taylor, who in a club ballot on Tuesday evening ast the Festive Handicap, was voted Dorking & Mole Valley Club Person of the Year. The award is for the member who has contributed most to the club, either in athletics or behind the scenes in helping to organise the club. Lesley puts in an enormous amount of time and effort in not only helping to coach and organise the club’s juniors (and also several local schools), but in supporting them at meetings throughout the year. Lesley can also often be seen marshalling at the MABAC and Dorking 10 as well as helping out at the Winter Handicap. She is also a member of the club’s committee and was recently made an Honorary Life Member of the club. A great contribution to the club and a very well deserved award!!



The Annual General Meeting of the Dorking & Mole Valley Athletics Club will be held at the Club Headquarters in Pixham Lane, Dorking on Thursday 22nd November 2012 starting at 8:15pm.


Hannah, Moira and Other DMVAC Members do the Club Proud

Hannah Morris hands the Olympic Torch over to Moira Swan at Ashurst Place

Hannah Morris hands the Olympic Torch over to Moira Swan at Ashurst Place

Hannah and Moira were obviously having the time of their lives as Olympic Torch carriers with a huge and enthusiastic turnout of supporters in Dorking. There were many young DMVAC members (and a few older ones!) in evidence, all wearing club kit, and everyone was getting into the spirit of the Olympics. Moira kindly bought her (decommissioned) torch down to the Club BBQ on the following Thursday for everyone to look at a fine piece of British engineering – and for a photo opportunity for a small donation towards Moira’s charities which are Comic Relief and one which assists sick and disabled people make a pilgrimage to Lourdes. Hannah is a dedicated runner who loves cross country and is a great role model for other teenagers like her.

Two DMVAC Members are Olympic Torch Bearers

In case you were not already aware, DMVAC is fortunate to have two club members who happen to have been selected as Olympic Torch bearers.
They have both been lucky in being allocated to the Dorking leg of the Olympic Flame’s journey and will be ‘running’ on Friday 20th July.

Hannah Morris – A25 Reigate Road, near Pixham Lane (B2038) to Ashurst Place.

Hannah will therefore be the starting Torchbearer for the flame’s journey through Dorking, which is scheduled to start off at 16:10. Her nomination story can be read here.

Moira Swan – A25 Reigate Road, Ashurst Place, to Dorking Sports Centre.
Moira will then be waiting patiently with her torch to perform the ‘kiss’ and receive the flame from Hannah, which is timetabled for 16:14. Read Moira’s nomination story here.

It is purely coincidental Hannah is handing over to Moira, but it is fantastic for the Club as members will be able to easily support them both!

The Dorking Advertiser is doing a piece on the Dorking Torchbearers next week, to coincide with the visit, with no doubt lots of pictures and details in the one the week after. The Torchbearers are restricted to wearing only the uniform provided but a few DMVAC vests in the background would look good – so let’s turn out to support them!

Good luck to Hannah and Moira, and all those others carrying the flame through our patch.

Other useful Olympic links:
General details of the route
MVDC travel and parking advice

For those wanting to follow the torch online (and to replay the events of the day) coverage is available at www.bbc.co.uk/torchrelay.

Reigate Priory Summer Evening 10K

DMVAC members turned out in force to support Reigate Priory’s Summer Evening 10K race on Wednesday 4th July and won both the Ladies and Mens team prizes. Congratulations to Louise Schlaeppi, Fiona Blagg and Gill Hudson who made up the Ladies’ team and David Moore, Evan Erskine-Thomas and Nathanael Booker in the Men’s team.


Dorking Ten a Success Despite Change of Race HQ

The 27th Dorking Road Race organised by Dorking & Mole Valley AC was held on Sunday 10th June from Brockham Green at 09:00. The morning started grey and misty but the rain held off to provide good running conditions. Race HQ had to be relocated to Brockham Village Hall this year as the normal venue, Dorking Rugby Football Club is being refurbished. This meant that the men had to change on the stage – with the curtains firmly closed – and the ladies had the Reading Room. Some confusion arose over where runners were to leave their baggage but this was quickly solved by the quick thinking baggage tent team located near the finish on the Big Field who sent one of their team up to label bags at the Village Hall and then collected the bags and transported them to the Big Field during the race.

Just under 500 runners set off at 09:00 with three ladies who were late for the start taking the total to over 500 (one advantage of chip timing!). The race proved to be exciting as usual with a well-deserved win by Justin West of Stragglers (in 55:21) closely followed home by Jamal Mohamed of Newham & Essex Beagles 10 seconds behind him. James Ellis of Clapham Chasers came in third in a time of 55:54. There first DMVAC man was Nick Hodges who placed 6th in a time of 56:48 and 2nd in the Men’s 30-29 Age group.

In the Ladies race, Fiona Love of Clapham Chasers won in a time of 1:03:55 with Isobel Rea of West Four Harriers coming 2nd 10 seconds later. Jaydee Hunt of Woking AC placed third in a time of 1:08:20. The first DMVAC lady was Louise Ionescu in a time of 1:14:36.

In the  Men’s Team competition, 1st place was taken by South London Harriers, 2nd by Hercules Wimbledon AC and third place by Reigate Priory AC who always send a large contingent of runners. The first DMVAC team placed 7th. In the Ladies Teams, Elmbridge Road Runners came 1st followed by Herne Hill Harriers with South London Harriers in 3rd position and Reigate Priory 4th. The DMVAC Ladies team placed 6th.

The DMVAC Stuart Furness Memorial Trophy which is awarded on best age-related performance for a DMVAC member (male and female) was won by David Moore who was also placed 2nd in the Men’s V40 category. Other runners who are worth a special mention – the youngest male runner was Adam Brown who had just turned 16 at the beginning of the month who finished in 1:17:11 and the oldest and V70 was Robin Wilson of Collingwood AC at 78. However, the winner of the Men’s V70 trophy was Chris Ford of Road Runners Club who completed in 1:17:40, a mere youngster at 71. For the first time, there was also a V70 Lady, Jeannette Giles of Istead & Ifield Harriers whose time was 1:49:59.

DMVAC would like to thank the Dorking Rugby Football Club and their builders for laying on drinking water and the loan of a generator to run the Public Announcement system, the Red Cross for their excellent medical provision and the Grumpy Mole Public House for making their toilets available for the runners prior to the race. Proceeds from the kitchen and donated home-made cakes raised £100 for the Breast Cancer Care charity.

Full Results are available from the Sportsystems website at https://www.sportsystems.co.uk/ss/results/Dorking%20Ten/894. Further information about the Dorking 10 Road Race and Dorking & Mole Valley AC are available at www.dmvac.org.uk.


Spring Informal Cycle Time Trial, Sunday 28th April

Despite a damp day, twelve participants turned up for the Spring Informal Cycle Time Trial. The participants obviously enjoyed themselves since there were plenty of smiles at the end! This was depite Steve getting lost (hopefully he can recover his time form the onboard GPS) and John retiring due to feeling unwell. There was also an unexpected set of temporary traffic lights on the route so the enterprising Flic counted elephants as she had no computer. (I had no idea there were elphants in BrocKham – Ed.).

The new Dorking Cycle Club was invited to have a go and not only did they fit in well, but also provided the route with its first ever single-speed time. Jonathan, chairman of Dorking Cycle Club, swimmer, and the person the did all the subtraction to work the times out, said “Just a quick note to say a big thank you from all those at DCC who came along today to your time trial event. Despite the weather, it was really good fun and nice to meet some of DMVAC’s members. As I’ve mentioned before, you’d be very welcome if you would like to join us sometime for one of our sunday morning rides. We meet at 9am at the front of the Sports Centre and generally have about 4 groups leaving of varying speeds and go out for a couple of hours, meeting back afterwards for a coffee and a chat.”

Kay from Dorking Swimming Club came along for the first time to prove that swimmers can cycle too!

Overall, times were down a bit, but all that water and a chilly day probably had something to do with that.

Last, but not least, thanks to Flic and Sophie for helping with the timing.


DMVAC Triathletes Kick-off Open Water Swim Training (Brrr…)

DMVAC started the ‘Tri’ season with a splash, with Andy Fay, FionaHunter-Choat and Steve Bush getting into Thorpe Lake at the earliest opportunity, which turned out to be 7am on Saturday 31st of March.

The lake officially opened at 6am but it was still dark and the organisers had a few things to sort out before the intrepid trio were allowed in the water. They were second, third and fourth in, beaten to first in by a rather pleasant South African guy who spontaneously took a running dive off the pier.

After a week of sunshine, the water was not as hideous as it could have been, but it was flippin’ close. Despite the cold, and to the amazement of all present, Fiona swam 480m without a wetsuit.

All had fun, Thorpe Lake was as lovely as ever, and there were at least ten people in the water when the DMVAC swimmers left.

Thorpe has opened earlier in the season than the other local lakes. If you are going there to swim, Steve suggests turning up at 6:30am earliest until they get their new system working properly, and particularly if you are hiring a wetsuit. Swimming without a wetsuit will not be officially allowed for at least a month – so check the Thorpe Lake swimming website at the end of April if you are so inclined.

Becky Gardner Running in the London Marathon in Memory of Dad, Mark Gardner

As reported in the Dorking Advertiser this week, Becky has decided to take up the long distance challenge of the marathon and raise some money for local charity Surrey Care Trust which aims to provide new opportunities for people of all ages through education, training and volunteering. Becky is doing this in memory of her father, Mark, who died earlier this year and is sadly missed by his fellow runners at DMVAC. If you would like to sponsor Becky, the link is: http://www.justgiving.com/BeckyGardner.

DMVAC Runners helps Surrey Team to Silver Medal in Inter-Counties at Birmingham

Four DMVAC boys were selected to run for Surrey of which two competed. Luke Caldwell had another superb run for three laps but had to stop with sickness when placed 16th. After a couple of minutes, he got going again to help the team and still managed 51st (37:36) for 12kms earning a Silver medal, a great effort!

Sam Cliff, who is in the bottom year, had a solid run to place 71st out of 300 in 11mins 17 (3kms), only 8 secs and 18 places behind the Surrey Champion and was 3rd scorer. In the girls race Hannah Morris did well to be 3rd counter in 56th (12:08) with Bea Allan, who is not yet 12, finishing in 12:20 (85th) with 294 finishers.

DMVAC Girls Selected for South East Team at the Sports Halls National Athletes Regional Finals at Birmingham


Athletes in the Surrey team from left to right: Rhiana Maden-Hansle (South London Harriers), Freya Savage (Guildford AC), Micheala Obijiaku (Herne Hill Harriers), Lucy Watson (Dorking and Mole Valley AC), Grace Keen (Dorking and Mole Valley AC), Lianne Lafern (Guildford AC), DMVAC Coach Fran Davey and Kyanne Cornwall (Herne Hill Harriers). Reserve Susie Crayton (Dorking and Mole Valley AC).

Lucy Watson, Grace Keen and Susie Crayton from Dorking and Mole Valley were selected have been selected to represent the U15 Girls Team for Surrey for the Finals being held at Birmingham on Saturday the 21st April.

All of the girls took part in a set of three sports hall competitions at Guildford spectrum where the Surrey Team was selected from all of the competitors by Fran Davey to represent the county at the Semi-finals in Burgess Hill in February 2012. Every girl competed in two field events and two running events and as a team they came a very close 2nd place out of 12 teams. Due to the very high points scored, they have gone through to the finals representing South East England.

DMVAC Road Championship Races Announced

The club road championships for 2012 will be at the following races:

  • 10 K – The Reigate Priory Summer Evening 10k on a Wednesday evening in July
  • 10 Mile – The Epsom 10 mile road race in November
  • Half Marathon – The Barnes Green Half Marathon in September

See the Fixtures page for further details.

Beginner’s Running Course to start 17th April

The DMVAC Beginners’ Running Group will be restarting soon and we have three recruits already – courtesy of Moira – and a number of last year’s group have said that they would like to rejoin the club and run again this summer. If you are a non-running member of DMVAC, perhaps you would like to join this group? Alternatively, if you are a keen runner already and want to spread the word, please tell your friends, family and colleagues about the course (forward this email to them or ask them to contact me at Ian Giles if they need any more information/reassurance!)

We’re running a new 10 week course from Tuesday 17th April, the first Tuesday after the Easter school holidays and 5 days before this year’s London Marathon. The main objective is for everyone to run safely and have fun in a beginners’ group, remembering that it’s OK to walk for a bit when they need to. We will take things steadily and see if we can get up to 5k by the end of the 10 weeks, in preparation for a ‘Race for Life’ or a similar event.

Moira Swan has very kindly agreed to help me run the course again and Jacquie Moulder is hoping to join us when she can – we might see Andy Fay as well. (Having obtained my UKA Running Fitness leader’s licence, I took over this group from him last year).

We will start on the flat ground at Leatherhead Leisure Centre for three weeks, to get everyone used to running, before moving up to Ranmore for the remaining seven weeks. The course will include short talks about kit, safety, nutrition and training – as well as UKA approved warm up and warm down routines. The cost of the course will be just £5, plus all participants will need to join DMVAC if they are not already a member.

The evenings will start at 7pm promptly and finish between 8pm and 8.30pm, depending on how far we are running.


DMVAC U13 XC Team Win Surrey Cross Country League Trophy

The winning team and coaches at Esher Common

The winning team and coaches at Esher Common


After winning the Surrey County X-Country Championships U/13 team trophy at Denbies, DMVAC’s U13 Girls team completed the Cup and League double by winning the Surrey X-Country League Trophy. The team won all four matches and finishing 27 pts in front of Herne Hill and 99 pts in front of SLH after the final match at on Saturday at Esher Common in cold and snowy conditions.

The U13 girls at the start of the race.

The U13 girls at the start of the race.

Performing very well, the ‘B’ team came 4th and ‘C’ team 11th – ahead of 4 ‘A’ teams! Individually Bea Allen did well to place 2nd overall and Hannah Morris only missed 3rd by a single point in the tie break (4th) race.


The following girls took part this year:-

Bea Allen, Hannah Morris, Megan Winslade, Lucy Brett, Ellie Parnham, Emily Hornung, Alice Blair, Rebecca Loomes, Anna Whitworth, Georgina Langfield, Freya Jhugroo, Hollie Morris, Rebecca Westwood, Katherine Tilling, Maddy Phillips, Leah Schlaeppi, Lowri Morris.

No fewer than 30% of the runners were from DMVAC – a fantastic turnout.


Coach Alan Archer voted DMVAC Club Person of ther Year

Coach Alan Archer was voted DMVAC Club Person of the Year at the end of 2011 for the enormous amount of time and effort he puts into coaching the juniors and encouraging them in competition, both on the track and in cross country. His efforts have resulted in a number of the club’s junior members competing in inter-county and national competitions. He also provides coaching for several local schools, to encourage them in athletics and hopefully as future members of the club.

Winter Handicaps 2011-2012

Results from September 2011 to March 2012 with overall winners.


September full results PDF


October full results PDF


November full results PDF


Fancy dress run – these results don’t count!


January full results PDF


February full results PDF


March full results PDF

Overall Handicap Winners 2011-12


Position Ladies Men
1st Hannah Budd Stuart Prentice
2nd Lydia Hansen Chris Brown
3rd Ros Broomfield Aiden Hughes