THE SPORTS LOCKER
Looking for sport and fitness events taking place this April? Whether you’re looking to run a marathon and increase your heart rate, or simply sit want to sit in the stands and spectate – find our guide to what’s on in Surrey and Berkshire this month with the latest edition of The Sports Locker…
CONTENDERS FIGHT NIGHT / APRIL 6 / H.G. WELLS CENTRE, WOKING
It’s fight night in Woking, as a wealth of talented local Boxers and K1 Kickboxers take on some of the country’s fiercest contenders in this special charity night, raising money for The Kingsway Centre.
For more information, visit www.hgwells.co.uk
INFLATABLE 5K / APRIL 6 / KEMPTON PARK, RACECOURSE
Pump up the volume, and test yourself with this 5k course of inflatable madness held at Kempton Park Racecourse. Gather a gang of mates and battle gargantuan-sized bobbing and bouncing obstacles, for a day of ridiculous fun to increase your blood flow.
For more information, visit www.ukrunningevents.co.uk
THAMES VALLEY SPRING HALF MARATHON / APRIL 6 / ETON COLLEGE, WINDSOR
Legs at the ready as the Thames Valley Spring Half Marathon takes place at Eton College this April. Get prepped for the London Marathon and further races throughout the season with this fast and flat race around scenic Dorney Lake.
For more information, visit www.f3events.co.uk
THE CLASH: BATH RUGBY VS BRISTOL BEARS / APRIL 6 / TWICKENHAM STADIUM
Get a taste of the West Country as The Clash comes to Twickenham stadium. Catch this epic Gallagher Premiership derby as Bath take on Bristol on the biggest stage of them all. As well as rugby, enjoy a feast with the West Country Food & DrinkFestival taking place in the West Fan Village.
For more information, visit www.bathrugby.com
LINEKER & BAKER: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS / APRIL 7 / NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
Get a glimpse behind closed doors, as footballing great Gary Lineker gets a grilling from Danny Baker about the ins and outs of the beautiful game, live on stage at the New Wimbledon Theatre. Hear tales from the dressing- room, and anecdotes aplenty.
For more information, visit www.atgtickets.com
HARLEQUINS VS SARACENS / APRIL 8 / THE STOOP, TWICKENHAM
Witness a top-of-the-table clash as Harlequins take on Saracens in this all-action Gallagher Premiership tie taking place at The Stoop. Can the Quins finally take the points from their rivals and spoil Saracen’s last-ditchattempt at the title?
For more information, visit www.quins.co.uk
BRUTAL RUN / APRIL 13 / BAGSHOT
Whether you’re putting yourself through your paces or simply have a penchant for pain, Brutal Run is back in Bagshot for a muddy, ruddy, good run to test your endurance, stamina, andstomach. Bust your lungs and legs round either a 5k or 10k course of crazy hills and waist-deep water features.
For more information, visit www.brutalrun.co.uk
AN EVENING WITH AGGERS & TUFFERS / APRIL 14 / NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
Wonders of the wicket, cricket legends Aggers and Tuffers turn up in Woking this month for an evening recounting classic sporting moments. Tweet your questions to the stage, and spend the night getting an insight into the livesand careers of two of England’s most famous cricketers.
For more information, visit www.atgtickets.com
BUNNY HOP FUN RUN / APRIL 14 / DENBIES WINE ESTATE, DORKING
Race around Denbies Wine Estate like an Easter bunny-rabbit, and compete in the Bunny Hop 5k & 10 K family race this March. Enjoy beautiful scenery, and pick up an Easter treat or two along the way.
For more information, visit www.denbies.co.uk
NINJA WARRIOR UK AQUA PARK / APRIL 19 ONWARDS / LIQUID LEISURE
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 www.liquidleisure.com
BET365 JUMP FINALE / APRIL 27 / SANDOWN PARK, ESHER
As the Jump Season comes to a close for another year catch a wealth of horsepower on display, and watch a winner being crowned at the Bet365 Jump Finale at Sandown Park in Esher. Join in with the party atmosphere, and make a day of it with a bustling after-party and celebrations aplenty.
For more information, visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk
THE FOX ULTRA RUN / APRIL 27 / GODALMING
The Fox Ultra is back for a 60km circular ultra-run route around Guildford. Organisedby the award-winningAAT Events, enjoy this scenic concourse in the Surrey countryside this April.
For more information, visit www.aat-events.com
HORSEMAN’S SUNDAY / APRIL 28 / ST. MARTHA’S CHURCH, GUILDFORD
Celebrating horse riding in the Surrey Hills, Horseman’s Sunday returns for another unique and special event atop St. Martha’s Hill, on the outskirts of Guildford. Join like minded lovers of these fabulous creatures as each horse is blessed and receives a rosette.
For more information, visit www.surreyhills.org
HAMPTON SAILING CLUB OPEN DAY / APRIL 28 / HAMPTON SAILING CLUB
Ever thought about sailing? From 10.30am – 2 pm, Hampton Sailing Club hosts a very special open day this spring, where you can try your hand at sailing, and find out more about the various activities that take place at the club throughout the year.
For more information, visit www.hamptonsailingclub.com
FREE RACE NIGHT / APRIL 29 / ROYAL WINDSOR RACECOURSE
Did someone say Free Race Night? Whether you’re an avid follower, or simply seeking to find out more about the exciting world of horseracing, witness the thrill and spill of raw horsepower with an evening at Royal Windsor Racecourse. Simply sign up in advance before midnight April 28 and enjoy a night out for nothing.
For more information, visit www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk
ROYAL ASCOT TRIALS DAY / MAY 1 / ASCOT RACECOURSE
Excited about Royal Ascot? Prior to the main event, taking place in June, Royal Ascot Trials Day is the first Flat Meeting of the season, and makes ideal preparation for some of the key races to be run at the Royal Meeting in June.
For more information, visit www.ascot.co.uk
PARK RUN KINGSTON / EVERY SATURDAY / KINGSTON
Looking to meet fellow runners? Want to test yourself regularly and build your fitness levels? Park Run takes place every Saturday morning at 9 am. Simply meet on the towpath adjacent to the Hawker Centre for a 5k dash in Kingston.
For more information, visit www.parkrun.org.uk/kingston
BUBBLE FOOTBALL / GOALS, WIMBLEDON
For a hilarious fitness alternative, why not pop yourself in a giant bubble and attempt to play football? Use your agility to stay on your feet, or get silly and simply roll around in fits of laughter. Perfect for parties or for a weekly get together of giggles.
For more information, visit www.goalsfootball.co.uk
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