THE SPORTS LOCKER
Forthcoming sporting fixtures and events taking place in Surrey this November…
WIGGLES DEVIL’S PUNCH SPORTIVE / NOVEMBER 3 / DEVILS PUNCH BOWL, HINDHEAD
Take part in one of the last cycling sportives of the year as you dash up, down, and around the Devils Punchbowl. Designed to be slightly shorter than normal sportives to reflect the time of year, the course is still a challenge, and includes a couple of awesome hills to get the legs pumping – and amazing descents to get the heart racing.
For more information, visit www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk
SURREY STORM VS SEVERN STARS / NOVEMBER 3 / SURREY SPORTS PARK, GUILDFORD
Netball is back! As the season nears a return to full action, show your support for Super League stars Surrey Storm as they play a pre-season friendly against Severn Stars. Scout out new squad members and find your favourite players ahead of league fixtures taking place in January.
For more information, visit www.surreystormnetball.co.uk
SURREY SCORCHERS VS DBL SHARKS SHEFFIELD / NOVEMBER 4 / SURREY SPORTS PARK, GUILDFORD
Recently crowned BBL All Star Champions, Surrey Scorchers look to continue their form against DBL Sharks Sheffield? Having already narrowly lost up in Sheffield already this season, Coach Creon and co. will be looking to net as many points as possible in this crunch fixture in the British Basketball League. Tip-off takes place at 2pm.
For more information, visit www.surreyscorchers.co.uk
DIWALI YOGA CELEBRATION / NOVEMBER 7 / &HOBBS, SHERE
Find some peace and observe the Festival of Light at this Diwali Yoga celebration. The Indian festival which coincides with Hindu New Year, herald’s new beginnings and good over evil. That’s the the focus for this yoga session -finding balance between the dark and light in our lives.
For more information, visit www.andhobbs.com
CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE: EXERCISE, MOTIVATION & RUNNING SHOES / NOVEMBER 8 / THE LIGHTBOX, WOKING
A sporting event with a difference takes place this month at The Lightbox in Woking, as the erudite class of Café Scientifique return for their monthly discussion on all things science. This month’s leading minds are exercise psychologist Katy Kennedy, personal trainer Steve Keywood and psychologist Andy Woods.
For more information, visit www.thelightbox.org.uk
188BET JUMP SEASON OPENER / NOVEMBER 11 / SANDOWN PARK RACECOURSE, ESHER
Jump season is back with the first of nine races beginning this month. Marvel as horses and riders compete over Sandown Park’s famous railway fences on a day that also includes the Future Stars Chase, the feature race for some of the finest up-and-coming chasers in the country.
For more information, visit www.sandown.co.uk
WOKING FC VS WELLING UNITED / NOVEMBER 10 / LAITHWAITE COMMUNITY STADIUM, WOKING
Joint league leaders in October, Woking F.C take on Welling United in this top-of-the-table clash in the Vanarama National League. Having already faced Welling in the F.A. Cup’s fourth round of qualifying, all eyes will be on Alan Dowson’s men as they look to retain their position high in the table.
For more information, visit www.wokingfc.co.uk
AUTUMN MOTORSPORTS DAY / NOVEMBER 11 / BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, WEYBRIDGE
Keeper of a classic car? You can meet like-minded motoring enthusiasts at the famed and historic racetrack of Brooklands. Admire a variety of vintage vehicles as you indulge in a Full English Breakfast before making your way to Test Hill to check out some of the cars in action.
For more information, visit www.brooklandsmuseum.com
AN EVENING WITH BRADLEY WIGGINS / NOVEMBER 14 / G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Cycling enthusiasts take note. Celebrating the release of his new book Icons: My Inspiration. My Motivation. My Obsession, join national treasure, Sir Bradley Wiggins as he visits G Live in Guildford this November. Catch the five-time Olympic Gold medalist and Tour de France winner sharing tales from the tarmac as well as reflecting on his career highlights.
For more information, visit www.glive.co.uk
CHELSEA LEGENDS / NOVEMBER 13 / NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
Calling all Chelsea F.C. fans! Strikers and legends of the game, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Tore Andre Flo visit, Woking’s New Victoria Theatre to share stories from their time playing the beautiful game. Hear of manager fall-outs, training ground scuffles and dressing room drama.
For more information, visit www.atgtickets.com
GUILDFORD FLAMES VS MANCHESTER STORM / NOVEMBER 18 / SPECtRUM LEISURE COMPLEX, GUILDFORD
Regular high-flyers Manchester Storm travel to Spectrum Leisure Complex to compete against Guildford Flames in this Elite Ice Hockey League match. Forming part of a double header that sees Flames travel to Manchester the day before, who will come out on top? Take your seats for a 6pm face-off.
For more information, visit www.guildfordflames.com
RIVERSIDE MARATHON NOVEMBER 18 / WALTON-ON-THAMES
Spend your Sunday morning tackling a Thames-side marathon. This beautiful route commences from the Excel Leisure Centre in Walton-on-Thames at 9am, heading to Hampton Court and back. Places are strictly limited, so don’t leave it too late to enter.
For more information, visit www.pheonixrunning.co.uk
CORINTHIAN CASUALS VS BURGESS HILL TOWN / NOVEMBER 24 / KING GEORGE’S FIELD, TOLWORTH
Famed for its origins in England, the game of football has travelled far and wide since its sporting inception in 1888. Meet the Corinthian Casuals, who inspired the creation of the famous Brazilian team who have gone on to dominate South American football. Catch the Casuals taking on Burgess Hill Town in Tolworth this November.
For more information, visit www.corinthian-casuals.com
TRUST 10K RUN / NOVEMBER 25 / POLESEN LACEY, GREAT BOOKHAM
Are you a regular runner looking for a challenge? The National Trust’s monthly, 10K trail runs held at Polesden Lacey are a great way to keep fit or train for upcoming races. Consisting of a variety of terrains, runners get to enjoy the exceptional surroundings of Polesden Lacey before heading out onto Ranmore Common. Taking place on the fourth Sunday every month, all levels are welcome.
For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk
JIGSAW RUN / NOVEMBER 25 / DUNSFOLD PARK, CRANLEIGH
Now in its seventh year, the Jigsaw Run is back for the final flat, fast 10km race of the Surrey season. Home of the BBC’s Top Gear, and site of the Jigsaw School itself, take part in this race around Dunsfold Park and raise money for local charity the Jigsaw Trust at the same time.
For more information, visit www.jigsawrun.co.uk
HOGS BACK ROAD RACE / DECEMBER 2 / LOSELEY PARK, GUILDFORD
The 59th Hogs Back Road race once again offers runners a scenic run amongst the countryside lanes found between Guildford and Godalming. Commence at Loseley Estate before being led onto quiet roads, a climb up onto the Mount and back down to Loseley to complete your race.
For more information, visit www.aat-events.com