The Sports Locker
Forthcoming sporting fixtures and events taking place in Surrey this October
ALL WEATHER RACING
OCTOBER 4 / LINGFIELD PARK
For a spectacle in natural speed, experience the thrill of horseracing this October. Come rain or come shine, make your way to the scenic setting of Lingfield Park Resort for their only fixture this month in this all-weather racing event. As the season’s change, enjoy the stunning backdrop of the surrounding countryside as a card of seven exciting racing awaits.
For more information, visit www.lingfieldpark.co.uk
SURREY SCORCHERS VS CHESHIRE PHEONIX
OCTOBER 6 / SURREY SPORTS PARK, GUILDFORD
Guildford based British Basketball League team, Surrey Scorchers take on Cheshire Phoenix in just the second fixture of the new season taking place at Surrey Sports Park this month. With a marathon season of games to contend with, Coach Creon and co. will be looking to claim all the points as they aim to improve on last season’s valiant playoff position. Take your seats for a 7 pm tip-off and watch the entertainment unfold for a scorching-hot night.
For more information, visit www.surreyscorchers.co.uk
SUPER SLAM WRESTLING
OCTOBER 7 / EPSOM PLAYHOUSE
Know the difference between a backbreaker and a brain-buster? How about a pile-driver or a power-bomb? Watch the action unfold as Epsom Playhouse plays host to the All-Star Super Slam Wrestling crew this October. Featuring wrestlers from major federations around the world, book tickets today to witness the fitness in this fun-filled family night out.
For more information, visit www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk
GUILDFORD FLAMES VS DUNDEE STARS
OCTOBER 6 / SPECTRUM LEISURE COMPLEX, GUILDFORD
Catch Elite Ice Hockey League team, Guildford Flames play host to the Dundee Stars at this fixture taking place at Spectrum Leisure Complex in Guildford. Head Coach Paul Dixon and his squad will be looking to get the edge on their Scottish counterparts, with the reverse fixture taking place north of the border the following day. Face-off is at 6 pm and kids go free!
For more information, visit www.guildfordflames.com
BOX HILL ORIGINAL SPORTIVE
OCTOBER 7 / DUNSFOLD AERODROME, CRANLEIGH
Cycling enthusiasts take note. The Box Hill Sportive takes place this October. Set in what is rapidly becoming one of the most popular cycling areas in the country, this day’s riding takes in the best Surrey can offer. Taking place towards the end of the season, this is a great chance to get a long ride in before a well-deserved break before the winter training starts.
For more information, visit www.sigmasports.com
YOGA & MEDITATION WORKSHOP
OCTOBER 14 / POWER SANCTUARY, LEATHERHEAD
Life can be a tiring thing sometimes. Whether we’re keeping up with the Jones’s or simply demanding too much of ourselves, it’s important to find balance and to have the energy to experience life to its fullest. Re-charge and make space for some new energy at this yoga and meditation workshop taking place at the Power Sanctuary in Leatherhead. Through breathing techniques and tailored movements, you’ll free old tension and create space for new energy. The perfect pick-me-up.
For more information, visit www.powersanctuary.co.uk
KELLY’S CROSS-COUNTRY CHALLENGE
OCTOBER 14 / LOSELEY PARK, GUILDFORD
Run for the hills and join in with Kelly’s cross-country challenge in aid of local charity Challengers. Open to all ages and abilities, choose from a 5k, 10k or half-marathon route from Loseley Park on the outskirts of Guildford and into the topsy-turvy terrain of the Surrey Hills. Enjoy breath-taking views of the local area as woodlands are awash in autumnal colour. Make it a family affair and let the little ones take part in an untimed 1k race complete with amusements to keep them entertained is available.
For more information visit www.charity.kellystorage.co.uk
AUTUMN MOTORSPORTS DAY
OCTOBER 14 / BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, WEYBRIDGE
For aficionados of fast cars and anyone keen on being up-close and personal with some of the world’s fastest and fiercest cars, make your way to Brooklands Museum for their Autumn Motor Sports Day. Now a firm fixture in the racing calendar, visitors can expect a variety of competition cars in action and on display, from Formula 1, F5000 and GTs to touring cars and Group B rally cars.
For more information, visit www.brooklands.com
OCTOBER 20 / ALICE HOLT FOREST, FARNHAM
Whether you’re putting yourself through your paces or simply have a penchant for pain, Brutal Run is back at Alice Holt Forest on the outskirts of Farnham for a muddy, ruddy, good run. If your regular brutal Run wasn’t enough, this October, runners are invited to take on a 3.3k, 6.6k or a 10k lap in this spooky-themed evening of exercise that will test the toughest of runners. Be afraid, be very afraid.
For more information, visit www.brutalrun.co.uk
ESHER RFC VS ROTHERAM RUFC
OCTOBER 20 / MOLESEY ROAD, ESHER
Scrum down and get set for an afternoon of rugby as Esher RFC take on Rotherham in this League 1 fixture taking place at Molesey Road in Esher. Can a sluggish start to the season see Esher come out fighting for the points? Find out this October.
For more information, visit www.esherrugby.com
WOKING FC VS BATH CITY
OCTOBER 27 / LAITHWAITE COMMUNITY STADIUM, WOKING
With an explosive start to the season underway, can Alan Dowson’s Cards continue their fine form against Bath City? Make your way to the Laithwaite Community Stadium in Woking as the teams take to the pitch to compete for the vital three points on offer in this Vanarama Football League South fixture.
For more information, visit www.wokingfc.co.uk
DENBIES HALLOWEEN RUN
OCTOBER 28 / DENBIES WINE ESTATE, DORKING
Raise your pulse and take part in this terrifying 10K Halloween run held at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking this October. Ditch your usual running attire and don your very finest Vampire or Frankenstein costumes before commencing on a gruelling run around the estate. Keep your wits about you as ghouls and ghosts attempt to get in the way of that PB you’ve been training all summer for.
For more information visit www.denbies.co.uk
CHESSINGTON RUNNING WILD
NOVEMBER 3 / CHESSINGTON WORLD OF ADVENTURES
Take part in a family run like no other, at Britain’s Wildest Adventure, on 4 November. This unique event takes place at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, one of the UK’s favourite Theme Parks. The family event offers 10k, 5k and a kid’s challenge run and takes runners on a wild adventure weaving through the Resort’s Zoo and Theme Park rides. Chessington Running Wild is organised in partnership between aat-events and Tri-Project. Both aat-events and Tri-Project are renowned for their world-class mass participation events such as the Surrey Half Marathon and the Triathlon England National Championships.
For more information, visit www.aat-events.com
SURREY HILLS NIGHT RUN
NOVEMBER 6 / GUILDFORD
Looking to liven up your current fitness regime? Your regular routes aren’t quite doing it for you anymore? For night owls and those with a sense of intrepid adventure, take part in this awesome night run that will take you through the woods and into the Surrey Hills for a 10-mile run. Led by your trusty guide, Ultra Runner and all-around running fanatic Matt Buck this run is perfect for those new to night running.
For more information, visit www.runningadventures.co.uk
FITSTUFF RUN CLUB
WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS / FITSTUFF, GUILDFORD
Struggling to muster the energy to send yourself off for a run? As daylight dwindles and temperatures taper off, the willpower required to fulfill your daily run can sometimes escape you, which is why running with others is such a benefit. Meet like-minded lovers of the long-distance run and join in with this social run from Fitstuff Run Club. Meet at Fitstuff in Guildford and run between 7-9km on either a Wednesday evening or Friday morning.
For more information, visit www.fitstuff.net
LEARN TO SKI
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 piste, safe in the knowledge that you’ll know how to stop without becoming a snowball on the side of a mountain. Taking place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from November until March 2019, get set to hit the slopes this season.
For more information, visit www.sandownsports.co.uk