THE SPORTS LOCKER
Find yourself in dire need to get fit? Looking to swap your lockdown-bod to that of one that partially resembles your pre-pandemic self? Check out some of these tip-top events taking place in Surrey this June…
YOGA IN THE WOODS / JUNE 6 / BIRTLEY WOODLAND ARTSPACE, BRAMLEY
Feel the cool air breeze gently sweep beneath the trees and join expert Yoga tutor Ruth Wheeler for a spot of Yoga in the woods. Connect to nature and your creative spirit by joining in with an hour of grounding meditation, as well as some essential stretches to assist you in increasing your flexibility, mobility and strength. Taking place every Friday morning throughout the summer, get connected and sign up for your session today.
For more information, visit surreyopenstudios.org.uk
AFTERNOON FLAT RACING / JUNE 11 / SANDOWN PARK RACECOURSE, ESHER
Have you missed your regular trip to the races? Well, the wait is finally over. Spend the afternoon enjoying the thrill of horse’s hooves pounding the flats of Sandown Park Racecourse this June and revel in the return of horse racing.
For more information, visit thejockeyclub.co.uk/sandown
THE GRAVEL SERIES NORTH DOWNS / JUNE 27 / SURREY HILLS
Ever thought about off-road riding? Whether you’re a seasoned sprinter or thinking about starting off-road biking, this course is designed for all riders to give off-road riding a go. With four routes to choose from, take on the track trails and hurtle your way around the undulating hills of the North Downs. Travelling through the heart of Winterfold Wood, Hurt Wood and Pasture Wood, enjoy over 1500m of vertical ascent in what will undoubtedly be a fantastic day’s riding this June.
For more information, visit ukcyclingevents.co.uk
HARDER THAN SNAILS MIDWEEK TRAIL / JUNE 30 / SHALFORD PARK, GUILDFORD
Are you hard as snails? How about harder than snails? Think you can rise to the challenge of this excellent midweek trail run? As you run into the sunset, take part in this epic course that takes in the Pilgrims’ Way over the North Downs and into central Surrey. Setting off at 5.30 pm, weave through woodlands and rolling hills by choosing from a 10k or 5k and enjoy a well earned Aperol Spritz at the Horsebox Gin Bar post-race.
For more information, visit aat-events.com
NINJA WARRIOR UK AQUA PARK / LIQUID LEISURE, WINDSOR
Bounce over to Liquid Leisure Water Park and prepare for a wet and wild season of silly inflatables. Fans of the hit-series Ninja Warrior UK can take part in head-to-head races in the Ninja Warrior Aqua Park.
For more information, visit windsor.liquidleisure.com
WAKESURFING / QUAYS WAKE & SKI, MYTCHETT
Have you got that need for speed? Adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers take note: the latest craze in water sports has arrived at Quays Wake & Ski found near Mytchett. A hybrid between wakeboarding and surfing, test yourself with a wet and wild afternoon Wakesurfing on the lake this June. If you’re a surfer who lives in-land, this is the perfect way to get your fix between trips to the coast.
For more information, visit quays.co
PADDLEBOARD RIVER SAFARI
We are truly blessed to live in the Surrey Hills. Once likened by Ray Mears to ‘the Amazon rainforest’, the diverse landscape that makes the county of Surrey such a special place is an even more inspirational place to get fit in. What better way could there be to discover the rich wildlife than by a paddleboard Safari with the Surrey Hills Adventure Company. Whether you’re looking for a memorable family day out, team-building exercise or adventure with friends, put your paddleboard skills into practice and test your stamina with this intrepid excursion.
For more information, visit theshac.co.uk
ON DEMAND RETRO WORKOUTS / SOLID GOLD FITNESS
Have you eaten your fair share of biscuits during lockdown? If you’re seeking a solution to losing the unwanted pounds gained during lockdown, then look no further than these online and on-demand retro fitness classes hosted by Solid Gold Fitness. Inspired by the great 80s workout videos of yesteryear, don your favourite pair of spandex pants, strap on your sweatbands and get set to get fit. Join weekly classes, or sign up for a subscription and get some groovy VHS style fitness videos for you to access as and when you desire.
For more information, visit solidgoldfitness.com