Take a peek inside the sports locker and discover our pick of the best sports events, fixtures and classes taking place across Surrey and Berkshire this February…
MARATHON MILES – A MILE A DAY YOUR WAY / FEBRUARY 1 – 29 / ANYWHERE
Taking place anywhere and everywhere this February, raise money for local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care and challenge yourself to walk a mile a day. Proven to improve physical, social and emotional health and general wellbeing, why not walk a mile a day in a different location and see the sights of Surrey while you’re at it.
For more information, visit www.pth.org.uk
KICKBOXING TASTER SESSION / FEBRUARY 5, 12, 19 + 26 / PRECISION KICKBOXING, CAMBERLEY
Looking for a new way to get fit and make friends? Try something new and take part in these free Kickboxing taster sessions taking place in Camberley. With World Kickboxing Champion Master Paul Bernard as your guide you’ll find a great way to stay in shape, while learning how to increase your confidence at the same time.
For more information, visit www.precision-lifestyle.com
SURREY SCORCHERS VS LEICESTER RIDERS / FEBRUARY 8 / SURREY SPORTS PARK, GUILDFORD
With Scorchers enjoying a league position in the top half of the BBL standings, make a noise and cheer on your local basketball team at the Surrey Sports Park this February. Taking on the Leicester Riders, can Scorchers keep up their recent hot streak?
For more information, visit www.surreyscorchers.co.uk
PLAY WATER POLO / TUESDAYS + THURSDAYS / SURREY SPORTS PARK, GUILDFORD
If you’re sick of the same old exercise, then perhaps it’s time to dip your toes and try something new? Taking place every Tuesday and Thursday evening at Surrey Sports Park, why not pop along and try your hand at Water Polo? New members are always welcome, but just give a heads up to the admin team online prior to popping along.
For more information, visit www.guildfordwaterpolo.co.uk
DORNEY LAKE WINTER HALF MARATHON / FEBRUARY 8 / DORNEY LAKE, ETON
Give your legs a stretch and take on this winter half-marathon, taking place at the scenic setting of Dorney Lake in Eton. Completely free of any traffic, why not try and set a new personal best for yourself by running this flat course as fast as possible?
For more information, visit www.f3events.co.uk
LEARN TO SKI / FEBRUARY 9 + 23 / SANDOWN SPORTS, ESHER
Booked your first skiing holiday and haven’t got a scooby-doo what to do once you get there? Take part in these two-hour adult skiing classes for beginners, held at Sandown Sports in Esher, and get prepared for a week or two on the pistesafe in the knowledge that you’ll at least know how to stop without becoming a snowball on the side of a mountain. Taking place on selected dates in February, get set to hit the slopes with confidence this season.
For more information, visit www.sandownsports.co.uk
ROYAL ARTILLERY GOLD CUP DAY / FEBRUARY 14 / SANDOWN PARK, ESHER
One of Sandown’s oldest and most prestigious race days, catch a card of seven races with a military twist. First featured back in 1878, the competition has been a mainstay in the fixture calendar since 1921 and features horses that are either serving or have previously served in the Royal Artillery.
For more information, visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk
BETFAIR ASCOT CHASE RACEDAY / FEBRUARY 15 / ASCOT RACECOURSE
Enjoy a day at the races and get ready for one of the most important Jumps fixtures on Ascot’s racing calendar. One of the season’s most prestigious competitions, the competitive race-card provides horses with the perfect opportunity to prepare and hone their horsepower in time for the Cheltenham Festival.
For more information, visit www.ascot.co.uk
LEARN TO ROLLERSKI / FEBRUARY 16 / DORNEY LAKE, ETON
Love to ski and slalom your way down the slopes but struggling to find some snow-capped peaks to indulge your desires? Ever thought about roller skiing? A great workout that will help improve agility and balance, whizz your way around scenic Dorney Lake in Eton and discover your new favourite sport.
For more information, visit www.rollerski.co.uk
KELLY’S GUILDFORD 10K / FEBRUARY 16 / UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD
Take in the sights of Guildford by taking part in this 10k run. Open to all ages and abilities, set off from the Stag Hill campus of the university before finding your way through town and along the towpath beside the River Way – with all money raised going to charities Oakleaf and Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
For more information, visit www.charity.kellystorage.co.uk
MOVE FIT / FEBRUARY 17 – MARCH 24 / 4 MOTION DANCE THEATRE, WINDSOR
Perfect for anyone looking for a happy alternative to the gym, these Saturday mornings Move Fit classes will use a variety of workouts to help you get in shape. With a focus on developing stamina, strength and core control, get set for an invigorating start to the weekend that’ll leave you feeling fighting fit.
For more information, visit www.4motiondancetheatre.co.uk
GUILDFORD FLAMES VS BELFAST GIANTS / FEBRUARY 19 / SPECTRUM LEISURE COMPLEX, GUILDFORD
Enjoy the thrills and spills of the Elite Ice Hockey League and catch Guildford Flames take on Belfast Giants in this crunch fixture at the Spectrum Leisure Complex. Taking place in February half term week, kids go free with a paying adult.
For more information, visit www.guildfordflames.com
SURREY HILLS NIGHT RUN / FEBRUARY 20 / GUILDFORD
Are you looking to liven up your current fitness regime? Your regular routes aren’t quite doing it for you any more? For night owls and those with a sense of intrepid adventure, take part in this excellent night run that will take you through the woods and into the Surrey Hills for a 10-milerun. Led by your trusty guide, Ultra Runner and all-aroundrunning fanatic Matt Buck, this run is perfect for those new to nightrunning.
For more information, visit www.runningadventures.uk
BRAMLEY TRAIL RIDE / FEBRUARY 22 / BRAMLEY
Get on your bike and wage war on winter with this fun and frosty Mountain Trail Bike Ride. Starting in Bramley, take on some of the best open trails in Surrey and speed around the designated course in order to complete your fastest time.
For more information, visit www.trailbreak.co.uk
SIX NATIONS: ENGLAND VS IRELAND / FEBRUARY 23 / TWICKENHAM
Following on from England’s heroics at the Rugby World Cup, can the Red Roses go one better and secure some silverware at this years Six Nations tournament? Taking place at the home of English Rugby, Twickenham Stadium, take a pew at your favourite pub and join a chorus of supporters in cheering on the team against their Irish counterparts.
For more information, visit www.sixnationsrugby.com
TRUST10 10K RUNS / FEBRUARY 23 / POLESEDEN LACEY
Are you a regular runner looking for a challenge? The National Trust’s monthly 10K trail runs held at Polesden Lacey are a great way to keep fit or train for upcoming challenges. Consisting of a variety of terrains, runners get to enjoy the exceptional surroundings of Poleden Lacey before heading out onto Ranmore Common. Taking place on the fourth Sunday of every month, whether you’re a novice or a seasoned competitor, all are welcome.
For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk
FRIDAY MORNING YOGA / EVERY FRIDAY / THE PACKHOUSE, FARNHAM
Bend, stretch and Omyour way to the end of the week with a rejuvenating session of Yoga at The Packhouse. Taking place every Friday morning on the outskirts of Farnham, make it a regular date in your diary and feel the benefits of breathing while gaining a better understanding and awareness of your body’s capabilities.
For more information, visit www.packhouse.com
NORDIC WALKING / FEBRUARY 29 / WINKWORTH ARBORETUM
Walk like a Nordic for an afternoon of exercise amidst the wilds of Winkworth Arboretum. Suitable for a range of fitness levels, it’s a super introduction to what might soon become your new favourite workout.
For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk
SURREY STORM VS LONDON PULSE / MARCH 2 / SURREY SPORTS PARK, GUILDFORD
The Vitality Netball Superleague returns to action this February. As Surrey Storm look to return to winning ways against the Celtic Dragons in their opening fixture away in Birmingham, local fans can cheer on the team at their first home game against London Pulse, taking place at Surrey Sports Park at the beginning of March.
For more information, visit www.surreystormnetball.co.uk
SURREY HALF MARATHON / MARCH 8 / WOKING > GUILDFORD
Regarded as one of the UK’s best half marathon road races, sign up, set goals and beat PBs – all while raising money for a multitude of charities. Or if you’re planning to watch, be sure to check out the route, so you know where to support all the racers.
For more information, visit www.aat-events.com
HOT BIKE / THURSDAYS / FITNESS SPACE, ASCOT
You’ve heard of hot yoga, but have you heard of Hot Bike? An intense cycling session, accompanied by scorching heat, get your sweat on and feel the burn with this brilliant high-octane workout taking place weekly at the Fitness Space in Ascot.
For more information, visit www.fitnessspace.com