Dorking 10 top three 2024

Crowing About The Cockerel 10K

Georgie Bruinvels improves her course record in the Dorking Ten...

The 38th Dorking Ten, organised by Dorking and Mole Valley Athletics Club (DMVAC) on Sunday 2 June 2024, was a runABC South featured event and incorporated the annual Surrey Ten Mile Road Race Championships. 

Together with the supporting Cockerel 10K – so named to reflect the crowing rooster that forms the backdrop to the DMVAC club badge – there were just under 500 finishers on a day when the Surrey skies could not have been more blue. 

Dorking Rugby Club provides the Race HQ and the start is on Brockham Green, in front of the Inn on The Green. The 10-mile race is on a clockwise, two-lap course and the 10K is run on a single-lap route based on the 10-mile circuit. Both circuits enjoy quiet country lanes through the scenic Surrey countryside via Strood Green, Bunce Common, and Betchworth Bridge. The 10-miler started at 9:00am and the 10K was under starters orders 40 minutes later. 

More than 30 athletes operated at better than 6min/mile pace in the Surrey Championships 10 miler, including the new women's course record holder W35 Georgie Bruinvels (Aldershot, Farnham & District, 58:36) who took 10 seconds off her previous record set in 2015. Georgie was followed by W40 Becky Phillips (Serpentine RC, 1:02:35) and W40 Lisa Rooney (Collingwood AC, 1:04:32).

The top three men (pictured above) were M40 Dan Gaffney (South London Harriers, 54:09), Peter Robins (Ranelagh Harriers, 54:38), and under-20 Martin Sunderland (Woking AC, 54:53). There were 375 finishers in 2:15:02 and faster than 75 minutes was necessary to make the top 200.

Euan Willis (33:55) – a promising under-20 junior track athlete with Brighton Phoenix AC – and W45 master Laura Ebbs (Reigate Priory AC, 39:53) were both able to crow about their new PBs after winning the Cockerel 10K from 120 finishers in 1:27:27.

Previous results and last year's race report are at the runABC South race listing here

Full race details are at the DMVAC Dorking Tens website here

Photo courtesy of Dorking & Mole Valley AC Facebook

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