The Sports Locker
Get ready to get sweaty! Whether you want to participate or simply spectate – check out the latest sports fixtures, events, classes and workshops taking place across Surrey and Berkshire this September…
COUNTRY FAIR AND RACING / SEPTEMBER 2 / ROYAL WINDSOR RACECOURSE
The only race day held at Royal Windsor Racecourse this September. Gather the troops and take the family to this quintessentially Country Fair, combining a 7-race card with a range of countryside pursuits and fabulous food. Under-18s race free with a paying adult.
For more information, visit www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk
PLOGGING / SEPTEMBER 2 / ETNA CENTRE, EAST TWICKENHAM
If you’re sick of the sight of litter when you’re out on your daily run, then why not help the environment and join Twickenham’s very own Plogging run? Meet at 9 am on the first Monday of each month, and do some good for your local environment by picking up litter with a team of like-minded joggers.
For more information, visit www.environmenttrust.org
TOUGH GUY YOGA / SEPTEMBER 4 / 4MOTION DANCE THEATRE, WINDSOR
If you think yoga is an exercise regime limited to ladies, you’d most definitely be wrong. It’s an amazing way to keep your body and mind in check, and if you might feel uncomfortable in the presence of a female-dominated yoga studio, why not pop along to Tough Guy Yoga, held at the 4 Motion Dance Theatre Studio in Windsor. Get abs of steel and the balance of a ballerina whilst listening to a truly kick-ass soundtrack.
For more information, visit www.4motiondancetheatre.co.uk
CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE / SEPTEMBER 6 – 8 / HAMPTON COURT PALACE
For those mad about motors, head for Hampton Court Palace this September and witness 60 of the rarest automobiles from around the world – many never seen before in the UK.
For more information, visit www.hrp.org.uk
AFASIC CHARITY BIKE RIDE / SEPTEMBER 7 / DORKING STATION
To help raise money for the charity AFASIC (Association for All Speech Impaired Children), which helps to make a difference for children and families affected by speech and language disabilities, why not pedal your way through the Surrey Hills in this charity bike ride. Cycle at your own pace and enjoy the sweet surrounds of the Surrey Hills.
For more information visit, www.afasic.org.uk
THAMES PATH CHALLENGE / SEPTEMBER 7 – 8 / PUTNEY BRIDGE TO HENLEY
Walk, jog or run a staggering 100km route along the Thames Path from Putney Bridge all the way to Henley in the annual Thames Path Challenge. If 100km sounds like that bit too far then have no fear, for shorter routes of 25km and 10km are available for your running pleasure.
For more information, visit www.thamespathchallenge.com
DORNEY LAKE TRIATHLON / SEPTEMBER 8 / DORNEY LAKE, ETON
Swim, cycle and sprint your way to glory by competing in the Dorney Lake Triathlon. Providing a friendly environment for your fitness needs, choose from 4 different distances including Olympic, Sprint, Beginners and a Sprint TT.
For more information, visit www.f3events.co.uk
RUNNING GRAND PRIX / SEPTEMBER 8 / MERCEDES-BENZ WORLD, WEYBRIDGE
Located at the historic Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, why not take part in this brand new running Grand Prix event. Speed your way around the famous lapped course like a sports car, and race your way to the chequered flag finish.
For more information visit, www.runthrough.co.uk
SURREY HILLS TRAILBLAZER / SEPTEMBER 14 / HOLMBURY ST. MARY
Looking for some hints and tips on the best trails to ride in Surrey? Ideally suited to intermediate and advanced riders with a good level of fitness, why not take part in this guided ride that’ll see you speed, skid, twist and turn your way through the Surrey Hills this September?
For more information visit, www.marmalademtb.com
BRAZIL & PARLOUR TALKING SPORT WITH PERRY GROVES / SEPTEMBER 18 / G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Love talking sport? Join former footballers, brilliant broadcasters and afficionados of sport Alan Brazil and Ray Parlour as they talk tactics, tales and triumphs with legendary Gooner Perry Groves at G Live this month.
For more information visit, www.glive.co.uk
ADULT BALLET / MONDAYS, TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS / BALLETBOYZ STUDIO, CANBURY PARK ROAD, KINGSTON
Have you ever felt that your childhood lacked the ballet classes that many of your contemporaries attended? Held at the studio of the highly-acclaimed award-winning BalletBoyz, why not join this weekly ballet class for adults? Improve your poise, posture, core strength and balance every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in Kingston.
For more information, visit www.balletboyz.com
HARLEQUINS VS BRISTOL BEARS / SEPTEMBER 20 / THE STOOP, TWICKENHAM
Rugby returns to the Stoop in Twickenham this season, as Harlequins take on Bristol Bears in the opening Premiership Cup fixture of the new season. Show your support for Twickenham’s finest, and snap up some tickets quick.
For more information, visit www.quins.co.uk
LONDON TO BRIGHTON OFF-ROAD BIKE RIDE / SEPTEMBER 21 / KEMPTON PARK RACECOURSE
Think you can handle Europe’s biggest charity mountain bike event? Raise money for the British Heart Foundation by taking part in this epic off-road bike ride that’ll see you setting off from Kempton Park Racecourse, navigating your way through 75km of hills and forests and powering over the finish line in Brighton.
For more information, visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk
WINDSOR MEMORY WALK / SEPTEMBER 21 / WINDSOR GREAT PARK
Raising money that will help change the lives of people affected by Dementia, stretch your legs and take part in the Windsor Memory Walk. Choose from a short stroll of 3.5km around the Great Park, or take the scenic route and walk 8km through the stunning countryside that surrounds you at every turn.
For more information, visit www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk
SURREY HILLS CHALLENGE & FESTIVAL OF SPORT / SEPTEMBER 22 / DENBIES WINE ESTATE, DORKING
Get set for the Surrey Hills Challenge and run like the wind! Tipped as the biggest sporting challenge in Surrey, participants can enter one of five different challenges that will take in the scenic views and the steep verges of the Surrey Hills. Choose from The Ultra (60k), The Forty (40k), The Half (21k), The Ten (10k) and The Five (5k), so get your legs at the ready and fuel your engines for some mega marathon-running this September.
For more information visit, www.surreyhillschallenge.com
1-DAY ROLLERSKI COURSE / SEPTEMBER 22 / DORNEY LAKE, ETON
Love to ski and slalom your way down the slopes but struggle to find some snow-capped peaks in order to indulge your desires? Ever thought about rollerskiing? A great workout that will help improve your 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
SOCIAL NETBALL LEAGUE / SEPTEMBER 24 / THE TIFFIN GIRLS’ SCHOOL, KINGSTON
Fancy playing netball in a fun and sociable environment? The Social Netball League returns this September, promising a competitive post-work workout. Join as an individual or as a team, and pop along for some team sport every Tuesday at the Tiffin Girls’ School in Kingston.
For more information, visit www.gomammoth.co.uk
SURREY SCORCHERS VS WORCESTER WOLVES / SEPTEMBER 28 / SURREY SPORTS PARK, GUILDFORD
The new basketball season gets under way this September as the Surrey Scorchers play host to Worcester Wolves. With both sides falling short of expectations last season and finishing at the foot of the table, can the Scorchers find the fire that’ll propel them forward this year?
For more information visit, www.surreyscorchers.co.uk
THE DISTINGUISED GENTLEMANS RIDE / SEPTEMBER 29 / BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, WEYBRIDGE
Calling all distinguished gentleman and gentlefolk! Raising money for men’s health, don your cravats and press your tweed as you join 120,000 fellow distinguished folks in over 650 cities worldwide riding vintage-styled motorcycles in the name of charity.
For more information visit, www.brooklandsmuseum.com
WINDSOR HALF MARATHON / SEPTEMBER 29 / WINDSOR GREAT PARK
Legs at the ready! Probably the most picturesque setting for a half marathon in the UK, test yourself and compete in this year’s Windsor Half Marathon, held in Windsor Great Park.
For more information, visit www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk
ESCAPE IN 60 / WINDSOR LEISURE CENTRE
A sport of the mind and a test of patience, stamina and skill – can you escape in 60? Found at Windsor Leisure Centre, Escape in 60 is a team-based game where you and your most cunning chums endeavour to solve clues in order to escape the room. From castles to the curse of the lost chamber – will you manage to make the great escape?
For more information, visit www.escapein60windsor.com
ZEN BOOTCAMP / ZEN PT, TEDDINGTON
Feeling the need to get fit? Struggling to muster the energy to go out and get started? Zen Bootcamp holds daily sessions in Teddington, with qualified PT instructors who will put you through your paces and transform you into an invigorated and healthy new you. What are you waiting for? Find some zen.
For more information, visit www.zenbootcamp.co.uk
GUILDFORD 10K / OCTOBER 13 / GUILDFORD
Commencing at the cobbled High Street of Guildford, take part in the town’s largest 10km and 5km closed-road town centre run, organized by the award-winning team of AAT Events. With only 2,000 spaces available, sign up now for Guildford’s inaugural 10km run this September.
For more information visit, www.aat-events.com