THE SPORTS LOCKER
Love sport? Whether you’ve got the get up and go to give it a go, or simply want to sit back and spectate, take a peek inside The Sports Locker and find out about forthcoming fixtures, events, workshops and classes taking place in and around Surrey this month…
BROOKLANDS RELIVED / AUGUST 7 / BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, WEYBRIDGE
The birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, head to Brooklands Museum and turn back the clock for the annual 1940s Relived event. Relive the very first British Grand Prix that was 95 years ago in 1926 and witness some of the cars that competed in that very reface taking centre stage. A decade of fashion, commemoration, style and celebration – get dressed to the nines for the day and enjoy vintage joie de vivre at its best.
For more information, visit brooklandsmuseum.com
DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP / AUGUST 7 / ASCOT RACECOURSE
Ready for some racing? Witness the world’s top jockeys compete for points as teams vie to win the ultimate accolade. Teams include Great Britain and Ireland, Europe, the Rest of The World and 2018 winners, The Girls’ team.
For more information, visit ascot.co.uk
FA CUP EXTRA PRELIMINARY ROUND: EASTBOURNE TOWN VS GUILDFORD CITY / AUGUST 7 / THE SAFFRONS, EASTBOURNE
While most of the big guns kick off their FA cup campaigns in midwinter, it’s the teams in the lower leagues of football who begin their grand adventure this summer. So follow your new favourite team Guildford City FC down to sunny Eastbourne for the day and watch on as these two teams battle it out in this preliminary round fixture of the world’s oldest football competition.
For more information, visit guildfordcityfc.co.uk
GONG MEDITATION / AUGUST 11 / PAINSHILL PARK, COBHAM
While most of our sporting endeavours involve sweating it out and working our muscles, it’s safe to say that every once in a while, it’s essential to give your body and mind some rest to recharge and allow you to be the best you. So find connection, relaxation and restoration at this Gong Meditation held at Painshill Park. Let the sounds and vibrations wash over you as you’re transported to a deep meditative state.
For more information, visit painshill.co.uk
WOKING VS FC HALIFAX TOWN / AUGUST 28 / THE LAITHWAITE COMMUNITY STADIUM
The Cards take on Halifax Town in Woking’s first home game of the new season at The Laithwaite Community Stadium. Who will grab the points and state intent for the season ahead? Find out and book yourself a seat.
For more information, visit wokingfc.co.uk
THE NUTS CHALLENGE / SEPTEMBER 4 – 5 / HENFOLD LANE, DORKING
Get wet, wild and downright dirty as the obstacle course of all obstacle courses – Nuts Challenge – returns to the wilds of the Surrey Hills. Choose from 7, 14, 21 or 28k races for a ridiculously fun-fuelled day of fitness.
For more information, visit thenutschallenge.co.uk
TWILIGHT RUNAWAY CHALLENGE / SEPTEMBER 11 / BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT, CAMBERLEY
Whether you fancy running it, cycling, skating it, or even scooting it, head for Blackbushe Airport this September and participate in the Twilight Runway Challenge. Choose from distances of 3k, 5k or 10k before taking to the runway and raising money to support local causes.
For more information, visit twilightchallenge.co.uk