THE SPORTS LOCKER
Feeling competitive? Fancy a piece of the action? Delve inside this months instalment of The Sports Locker and discover our pick of some the best sports and fitness events taking place in Surrey this July. Whether you’re a pro-active participator or simply a spectator, find some breath-taking events to attend.
KELLY’S CLANDON PARK RUN / JULY 2 / CLANDON PARK, GUILDFORD
Kelly’s Clandon Park Run returns this July. So get your legs at the ready and choose from either a 5k or 10k race around the glorious grounds of Clandon Park near Guildford. Expect a range of additional entertainments on the day, including stalls, food, drink, music and more. Raising money for George Abbot School PTA money raised will go towards core purchases for the school that include sports and art equipment.
For more information, visit charity.kellystorage.co.uk
BIG RIVER RACE / JULY 2 / MILLMEAD, GUILDFORD
Oars at the ready as Guildford’s Big River Race hits the banks of the River Wey. Combing the Guildford Raft Race, which has been running for over 40 years, the raft race sees teams from around the town build their own seaworthy (or not-so-seaworthy) rafts to sail down the River Wey, all the while raising money for charity. In addition to raft racing, The Surrey Care Trust will be hosting their traditional Duck Race for families. So help raise money and get ready for some river racing.
For more information, visit guildfordlions.com
FARNHAM CHARITY BIKE RIDE / JULY 3 / FARNHAM
The Farnham Charity Bike Ride takes place this July, providing several routes for cyclists to participate in. With a firm emphasis on fun, riders can sign up for various distances, including 16, 25, 50 and 75 mile rides. Raising money for several charities, cycle through glorious countryside, pass winding streams and through cosy villages and stunning woodland for a ride to remember.
For more information, visit farnhambikeride.org.uk
WOKING FC CS ARSENAL U23s / JULY 5 / LAITHWAITE COMMUNITY STADIUM, WOKING
Pre-season is upon us, which means now is the time to get a glimpse of next season’s teams as Woking FC takes on Arsenal U23s at the Laithwaite Community Stadium. Catch new coach Darren Sarl and a host of new signings in action this month.
For more information, visit wokingfc.co.uk
BIG LAKE SWIM / JULY 6 + 20 / THE LAGOON, BUCKLAND PARK
Love wild swimming? Surround yourself with nature this summer and head for The Lagoon at Buckland park for the Big Lake Swim. A non-competitive swim, take part in a 2.5km swim loop in a relaxed environment and stunning location.
For more information, visit theshac.co.uk
What is with Wimbledon? Every time we hear the sound of balls smacking against rackets onto the firm green grass of Centre Court, we feel utterly compelled to go out and do the same? Because we love it! With a range of tarmac and grass courts in Surrey, why not take a wander and enjoy a game of singles or doubles this summer. Check out our blog online for some of the best courts to call home.
For more information, visit moveto.co.uk/whats-on
RIVER WAY CANOE JOURNEY / GODALMING WHARF
What could be better than taking to a canoe and making your way along the River Wey? Not much we say. As the summer sun beats down, sports activities by the waterside are a must. Join ROAR Outdoor and head for Godalming Wharf for a canoe journey that will not only give you a great workout but a great view of nature from the water.
For more information, visit roaroutdoor.co.uk
SURREY BISONS TOUCH RUGBY / MONDAYS + WEDNESDAYS / STOKE PARK, GUILDFORD
Are you missing the rugby season? Get your fix of the good stuff without the big tackles and join the Surrey Bisons for a spot of Touch Rugby on Stoke Park in Guildford. Taking place on Mondays and Wednesdays, all abilities and genders are welcome.
For more information, visit grfc.co.uk
SUNDAY POLO / JULY 17 / HAM POLO CLUB, RICHMOND
If the idea of running around getting all hot and sweaty is a bit too much to handle right now, then why not play your part as the spectator at these Sunday Polo sessions at Ham Polo Club in Richmond? Watch on as the sound of hooves pound the ground and balls get whacked towards the goal mouth in this all action spectacle of horsepower.
For more information, visit hampoloclub.com
GUILDFORD PRETTY MUDDY / JULY 23 / STOKE PARK, GUILDFORD
Get downright dirty this July and sign up for the awesome Guildford Pretty Muddy. Part of Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life, this particularly muddy edition of the race will see participants overcome all manner of obstacles in the muckiest way possible. Starting at 10.15 am on Stoke Park, take on a distance of 5k and raise a stack of cash for charity.
For more information, visit raceforlife.ancerreseacrhuk.org
THE ELMBRIDGE 10K / JULY 24 / WALTON SPORTS HUB TRACK
Are you looking to improve your PB? For a fast, flat and scenic run this July, sign up for the Elmbridge 10k that takes place on the road and the Thames riverside towpath. Meet at the Xcel Leisure Centre in Walton-On-Thames for a sunny Sunday morning run.
For more information, visit theentrypoint.co.uk
SURREY GRAVEL EPIC / JULY 30 / DENBIES WINE ESTATE, DORKING
In need of some serious off-road riding? The Surrey Gravel Epic takes place this month which will see MTB riders take on this humungous 99km route. With plenty of ups and downs to contend with, start your adventure at Denbies Wine Estate before making your way around the scenic Surrey Hills.
For more information, visit gloriousgravel.com