DMVAC Development Meeting
This is just to let those of you, who may have been planning to come to the club's Development meeting at the Stepping Stones pub on Wednesday 1st December, know that the meeting has been postponed until Wednesday 8th December, again at the Stepping Stones starting at 7:30pm.
DMVAC AGM Details
The AGM of Dorking & Mole Valley Athletics Club will be held on Thursday 18th November at Pixham Lane. All are welcome. An agenda for the meeting is given in a file at the end of this message.
At the AGM, three of the club officials, Andy Fay (Chairman), Nick Hodges (Treasurer) and Hideo Takano (Secretary), will all be standing down after making a considerable contribution to the success of the club over a number of years. The Committee already has a potential candidate to take over as Treasurer, but if you would like to be considered for any of the three positions then please could you send your nomination to Hideo before the meeting. Below is a file containing a brief description on what is involved in all three roles.
Some Junior Team Manager Changes
Rachel Brunswick has volunteered to look after the boys cross country teams. She will send out information via the coaches so if you have not already given your email address to your club coach then please do so, as Rachel will not always be able to attend events. John Barron (Membership Secretary) also needs your email address. His address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Stella Brett will send out information for the girls events, but I will still be the Team Manager, and will continue to enter people for championship races.
Dave Stead (01306 - 880920)
Cross Country Races and HELP NEEDED - Message From Howard Jones
Just a couple of races I have been asked to let you know about.
Saturday 30th October 2010. East Surrey League Cross Country at Lloyd Park, Croydon.
At 14.30hrs Male and female juniors age Under 13,
Under 15, = 2miles.
At 15.00hrs Men and Women. = 5miles.
The Sports pravilian is not available to change in, but the toilets and car park are open. NB Car park is free for only 3 hours and you MUST get and display a ticket otherwise you may find yourself as so many people have being issued with parking tickets.
If you want to take part, turn up, get your number and run. Need to be there about half hour before to register runners.
Also for those eligable;
London Cross Country Championships. 20th November 2010, at Parliament Hill Fields.
Womens race. 14.00hrs 6k
Men race 14.30hrs 10k.
To qualify any of below.
1. Born in Greater London.
2. 1year or more residence in Greater London.
3 1 year or more full time employment in Greater London.
4 1 year or more education in Greater London.
5 AND 17 or older on 1 September 2010.
6 And UK Athletics registered.
Closing date is 5 November. If you are eligable and interested you need to contact Dave Stead who is entering athletes, Call him directly or reply to this e mail and I will pass on your details..
We are Still in need of helpers for the Surrey League Cross Country which we are hosting in Denbies Vine Yard on Saturday 13th November. We are particularly in need of someone to register the female runners and work out their results. If you can assist thios that would be fantastic.
Also any mens team running, please could you contact me to let me know you intend to compete. Women if you could let Charlotte Craig know.
Winter Handicap Results Sept
Thanks to Phil Sears and Matt Sears for the run and results and Elizabeth Horner for the meal as well as their numerous helpers.
There is now a new Winter Handicap page where you can view or download the results. Click here to access it.
Firstly apologies for my lack of website updates over the past few months. I am currently in my final year of a Maths and Stats degree with the Open University (final exams in Oct) and unfortunately the DMVAC website has got pushed to the bottom of the workpile, shame on me! I have set up a news forum that, after a while, I hope can replace this news page so that club members without web design knowledge can post messages and announcements to keep everyone else up to date. Anyone can view the forum as a guest but to post or reply to a message you must create a username and password via the forums. The current Newletter can also be downloaded from the forum.
Surrey Road League 2010 Champion
Nick Hodges retained the title in the Surrey Road League again this season. He has now won this competition for the past 3 seasons.
Nick started off his campaign with 2nd place in the Sutton 10k in 32.52. In the next race, the Richmond half marathon, he went one place better by winning in a time of 1.12.08.
The big home race; the Dorking 10 saw Nick finish in his highest ever position, coming 2nd in stifling conditions in 56.26.
In the next race, the Richmond 10k Nick put in another solid performance to finsh in 6th in 32.56. He followed this up with his second win of the season at the Elmore 7 mile event in a time of 38.03.
With victory within sight, Nick finished 5th in the Elmbridge 10k in a slightly below par 33.35. However, a solid 3rd place in the final event, the Wimbledon 5k, in a time of 16.15, saw Nick claim the title with his 5 best events giving him a combined score of 9 points. The second place was taken in 27 points and 3rd place a further 5 points back.
This convincing win is testament to Nick’s dedication and hard work. Nick is talented but his work effort is second to none and it is this dedication, that even saw him run 5 miles on the morning of his wedding day, that results in his excellent results.
Add to this Nick’s Club Record Marathon time and we can see how lucky we are to have such a great runner and great guy at the club.
The Dorking 10 was another roaring success thanks to the hard work Sheena Bassett and team put in year after year. A big thank you to all the organisers and volunteers!
We also had some amazing performances from our runners with two athletes in the top 3(Nick Hodges 2nd and Bruce Harrold 3rd), as well as many other excellent runs in the very hot conditions.
Nigel Steven's Duathlon AchievementsNigel Steven's recently represented Great Britain for his Age Group at the European Duathlon Championships in Nancy, France. He has now also qualified for the ITU World Duathlon Championships in Edinburgh later in the Year. Read Nigel's Report here.
Luke Caldwell Wins Oxford v Cambridge Varsity Match 5k
It's great to see Luke Caldwell still finding time for his running at Oxford University and if his recent performance is anything to go by he's in the form of his life. Luke comfortably won the Oxford v Cambridge 5k in a new U20 club record time of 14.56.
Nick Hodges Wins Richmond Half Marathon
Nick ran a very impressive race to finish nearly two minutes clear in the Ranelagh Half Marathon in a near pb time of 72:08. The race also doubled as the Surrey Half Marathon Championship making Nick the Surrey Half Marathon Champion. Congratulations to Nick and all other Dorking athletes who completed the race.
Full results are on the Road Results page
Southern Women's League Match - Sat 22nd May
Despite having only 6 athletes the Dorking Ladies managed to secure 3rd position in a hard fought match at Bracknell. We had PB's from Leah Dyson, 7 events in one meeting from Louise Ionascu and new club records from Jane Wilcox. Full details on the track results page.
Southern Men's League Match 2 - Saturday 15th May
A better turnout from Dorking and Holland Sports enabled the team to finish in third place in their second match with quite a few individual 1st positions. Full results can be found on the track results page. It was a great day for all involved and if you would like to try an event in the future contact Howard Jones via email or Dave Stead on 01308 880920. The next match is on the 5th of June, let's see if we can get out a big team and go at least one position better!
London Marathon Results and stories
If you are thinking of doing the London Marathon or can empathise with those who do why not check out Bruce Harrold's firsthand account of the event here.
For the finish times of our dorking runners view the road results page.
Junior Track and Field Competitions - Officials and Backup Team Mangers Needed
Please read this document from Dave Stead and lend a hand if you can to help support our youngsters compete and achieve their targets after all their hard training. Unqualified officials and judges are very welcome and if you can help out regularly the club will pay for you to become a qualified official so please help in any way you are able.
Ranmore Common Startdate - Wednesday 28th April 7pm
Ranmore officially starts 28th April with the aim to run out at 7.00 pm.
To run out with the club you must be a paid up member of DMVAC, for insurance purposes, or another running club.
Please run with a light coloured top when you know the light is poor, as it will likely get on the first few evenings or in bad weather.
Remember to tell the coach of any medical condition or injury you, or someone with you, may have. If you drop short from the group tell the coach or the nearest runner within the group.
If you can car share do so, the club pays for the parking on the basis we don't clog up the car park, and remember you park at your own risk so watch those keys!
Enjoy the runs and always thank the coach.
Track and Field Competitions 2010 - Try a new event or set some PBs in your favourites!
The club enters a number of track and field leagues each year and members of all ages are encouraged to enter. Please download the Track and Field document here or contact Dave Stead the Team Manager on 01306 889020 for more information.
Until I have time to create a new club records page please feel free to download and browse the Club Records file, there are some amazing performances both past and persent in there. Club Records document download - click here.
Hercules Wimbledon Young Athletes Open Meeting - Enter by Monday 29th March
The 29th Hercules Wimbledon AC Young Athletes Meeting is being held at Crystal Palace on the 11th April. A full timetable is available here for download. To enter click this link for Hercules Wimbledon AC and either enter online or complete their paper entry form. Good luck!
Weekend Roundup: March 20th-21st
Over the weekend Dorking had junior athletes in action at the English schools championships and the open throws meet in Kingston. Our seniors stuck to the road with athletes racing round the half marathon courses at Fleet and Reading. Well done to Nick Hodges and Bruce Harrold who both managed top 10 finishes at the Fleet Half Marathon in superb times. Results of all these events to follow shortly.
March 18th - Boxhill Hill Relay Results Now Up!
Click the link to be taken to the results. East Surrey Legue Relay Results
Dorking managed to field 4 strong teams with the A team coming in 3rd overall and the two ladies teams were the 2nd and 3rd ladies only teams home. In the U13 race we had 7 junior runners all producing admirable runs with Tom Chapell managing to take the bronze medal position.
March 5th - New Dorking Website Goes Live!
It's been a long time coming but it's finally here! Members if you have any photos, stories, results etc. that you would like to see on the website please send your files to Graham who will upload them for you. In particular we are really keen to get hold of some member photos for the new image gallery.
Also if you spot any errors that need changing please send an email to Graham and he will get them changed a.s.a.p.
March 3rd - Boxhill Road Relays coming up on Sat March 13th
We are looking to have as many teams running as we can. The distance can be managed by most people and I would encourage anyone of whatever standard to become part of a team and take part. It is very local, starting and ending by Rykers car park at the foot of Box Hill. If you would like to run you can get together your own team and let Howard know or equally you can just let Howard know you want to run and he will be able to link you up with others to make up teams of about the same standard runners.
Race Times are:
|14:30||U13 Boys and Girls||1 lap of 2.1 miles|
|15:00||U15 Boys and Girls, U17 Men and Women||3 x 2.1 miles relay|
|15:00||Junior, Senior and Veteran Men and Women||4 x 2.1 miles relay|
March 3rd - Surrey Road League Fixtures
We have finally come to the end of the cross country season with the exception of the MABAC races which take place throughout the year. Fixtures for the summer road racing league have now been published for those who are interested and want to plan their running.
Last year Nick Hodges won the men’s individual award.
There are seven events in the League this year, and the best
five scores will count. The League calendar is:
|Sunday 2nd May||Sutton 10k|
|Sunday 16th May||Richmond Half Marathon|
|Sunday 23rd May||Dorking 10 Miles|
|Sunday 20th June||Richmond 10k|
|Saturday 17th July||Elmore 7 Miles|
|Sunday 25th July||Elmbridge 10k|
|Sunday 8th August||Wimbledon 5K|
also serve as county championships.
March 1st - Dorking 10 2010 Details now available
The 2010 Dorking Ten Road Race will be held on Sunday 23rd May - please note that this has been changed from the planned date in June. 2010 race information and entry forms are available from the Dorking 10 Webpage
Charlotte Craig wins DMVAC Sports Personality of the Year.
|After several years of male dominance, the club award for Sports Personality of the Year 2009 went to Charlotte. Here she is shortly after receiving the trophy at the club Christmas supper in December. Well done Charlotte|
February 28th - Some great performances at the XC Nationals
Well done to all that competed on Saturday on the challenging course at Roundhay Park. The National Cross country championships is the premier event in the cross country calendar.
Particularly well done to Adam Hulin, who finished in 10th in the Under 15 boys - a great result.
Also, well done to Luke Caldwell (21st, Junior Men) and Georgie Bruinvels (29th, Senior Ladies).
Solid runs by Jack Wyllie, Charlie Wyllie, Andy Fay, Louise Ionescu, Helen Bridle, Pippa Archer and Charlotte Craig.
February 21st Busy Weekend: County XC Champs and Halfs
February 6th Dorking Men's and Junior teams become Division 2 Champions 2010!
CHAMPIONS! On Saturday 5th February the Dorking and Mole Valley mens athletics team ran at Richmond Park where they secured promotion to the Surrey Cross Country League Division 1.
At the start of the race Striders Of Croydon were top of the league, with Dorking and Mole Valley 79 points behind, and Stragglers of Croydon out of promotion a further 127 points back in 3rd.
Dorking putting out one of its strongest teams, still required a monumental effort to leap frog to the top of the league and hold off a very strong Stragglers team by 13 points, who themselves moved up to 2nd place. Of note was a brilliant run by Nick Hodges winning his 3rd league race of the season though it has required a real team effort throughout the winter .
click here to see the individual efforts.
February 6th - Dorking Women's XC team stay safely in Division 1
Well done to all those ladies who have taken part in the Surrey League over the winter months, and helped to maintain Dorking in Division 1 of the Surrey league. Over the season the A team finished 8th, B team finished 24th, C team 44th, and D team 46th. The results for the last match at Wimbledon can be found here
Our favourite local running shop.