On the morning of Sunday 1 July and in challengingly hot temperatures, runners and friends congregated at Fairoaks Airport for the third charity run organised by Woking Lions. Sponsored by Seymours Estate Agents, the event raised funds for Woking Transform Housing and Support, Woking and Sam Beare Hospices new build fund, the York Road Project, Horsell Scouts and other local Lions’ community good causes.
Nuffield Health of West Byfleet provided a warm up session for participants before the start at 10 am at McLaren Park where the Emit team were ready to time the seventy registered runners for the 5km event, 275 for the 10 km and 120 for the half marathon.
The route was off road, predominantly flat in wooded parts of Horsell Common and with a small hill near the end. Strategically placed water stations were located throughout the route with bins for disposable paper cups 50m from each station. Woking Lions would like to thank Horsell Co-op and its sister shops for supplying water for all runners and Boz Fruiterers for donating energy boosting bananas.
Regular attendant Dr Verma, a physiotherapist and First Aiders were based at Fairoaks Airport while First Aiders and a Paramedic were stationed on the course.
At the finish at Fairoaks Airport Mayor of Surrey Heath Cllr Dan Adams and Mayoress Mrs Sarah Adams and Mayor of Woking Cllr Will Forster attended to distribute the medals.
For the winners meal vouchers have been donated by The White Hart in Chobham and the Cricketers and Red Lion in Horsell. The David Lloyd Club gave 2 family memberships for 2 weeks each and Woking Leisure one for 1 month.
Winners were as follows:
Under 16 boys Barny Jackman*
Under 16 girls Paige Chamberlain
Gents Gavin Jackman*
Ladies Kay Trinder
Mixed Team Get Carters
Mixed team – The Sunday Social Long Slow Runners
Female team The Speed Birds
Male Team Horsell Runners
Gents Daniel Hull
Ladies Lisa Faunch
Mixed Team S. P. D.
Male Team Horsell Husbandry Runners
Gents Ben Goddard**
Ladies Claire Eldridge
* Father and son.
** Ben G won the ½ m last year as well.
All funds raised will go out to Transform Housing to support its Woking properties and residents, Woking & Sam Beare Hospice towards the outstanding ‘new build’ costs, Woking Community Transport who are helping us with 2 Bustler buses on the day, York Road Projects, Woking District Guides (East & West) and Woking District and Horsell Scouts who are also helping us to help them look after the many homeless people and to other local Community Welfare good causes within our area.
Fairoaks Airport is our Registration venue, mid-way between Ottershaw and Chobham, and less than 3 miles from Junction 11 on the M25.Fairoaks Airport
Sunday 1st July 2018
Registration Desk opens at 7.30 am
5K, 10K and Half Marathon Runs start at 10:00 am
Please check the times near the event since they may change slightly.
Free Parking for some 300 cars available at both Fairoaks Airport and across the A 319 Chertsey Road at Chobham Business Centre/Stanyards, which will be signed and monitored by marshals in Hi Viz jackets who will direct you to spaces available. Please use Highway Safety code for all parking and crossing the main road and car parking areas which will have moving traffic. Please advise if you will be coming by car. Registration and bag drop for secure storage will be at our Registration desks at Fairoaks "Run Village" as previous years. This is some 8 minutes walk away The Run starts at McLaren Park which is a further 15+ minutes walk from our Registration centre.
On line registration only through this web site , enter individually or as a Team.
Prices shown below + transaction fee
Spectators are free.
Places limited to 450 runners.
There will be Prizes in each category and all finishers will get a medal.
Teams consist of three or more runners in the same race. Teams can be Mixed, Male or Female. For teams with more than three runners, only the fastest three times will be used for the Team Total.
It does not cost any extra to form a team and you will still get your individual time. Just enter a team name when registering and thats it!Runners Terms and Conditions Enter
Portable toilets, refreshments and First Aid facilities will be based at Fairoaks. 2 water stations will be set up in the middle of the Common for runners benefit with free water donated by Horsell Co-op Store. Bananas should also be available at the finish courtesy of Boz Fruiterers of Horsell.
This charity event is organised entirely by volunteers with all surplus income going to local good causes. The 2018 run will build on the success of the previous two years with an increased number of runners and a bigger event village. We need more volunteers to help and support this much enjoyed Fun Run through attractive surroundings and to make this even more successful than the previous two years. If you would like to help, please sign up and you will be accepted as a volunteer. We will contact you a couple of weeks before the event, and match you to a role with your preferences.
In completing your application please advise any specialism you have, and whether you could help set up the route and the Registration area on Saturday 30th June, as well as dismantling everything and collecting in all the 100 plus arrows from round the Common on Sunday afternoon, on completion of the run.Volunteer
Entrants are kindly requested to consider whether they would be kind enough to raise further funds both for Woking Lions Club’s local good causes, by using the ‘my donate’ route, and for their own chosen charity. It will only take a few moments longer to complete that section of the form, and would go a long way to helping those less fortunate within the local area.