Surrey Heath Borough Council announce the return of Specsavers GO-TRI,
Do you need a goal to work towards to help your New Year fitness routine? Bored of the gym? Specsavers GO-TRI at the Arena Leisure Centre could be the event for you!
After the success of last year’s inaugural GO-TRI, our beginners’ triathlon is returning to Camberley on 22 April. GO-TRI is an introduction to triathlon and provides a platform for those looking to improve their fitness or get involved in the sport.
With short, manageable distances, GO-TRI Camberley features a 200m swim in the Arena swimming pool, an 8km cycle through the flat and flowing roads of Camberley before finishing with a 2km run around London Road Recreation Ground.
The course is simple, picturesque and a great challenge, with event entry just £12 including a ‘goody bag’ and medal for all finishers. Team GB age group Triathlete Sam Taylor is due to be on hand to encourage and support those taking up the challenge.
Also, due to popular demand, this time we’ve added a Junior Aquathlon to the day’s events, so younger athletes can take part too. The Aquathlon is a two-stage, swimming and running event. Open to 11-15 year-olds, it will consist of 200m swim followed by a 2km run – the perfect introduction to multi-sport events for youngsters. Entry is just £7, again including a goody bag for finishers.
Surrey Heath Portfolio Holder for Business Cllr Craig Fennell said: “Last year more than 50 competitors swam, cycled and ran their way around Camberley – and this year we’re hoping it will be even more successful. “It’s a great way to get involved in exercise in a fun, relaxed way – and the Junior Aquathlon is an added element this year. This demonstrates our commitment to supporting sports development and healthy fitness in the Borough.”
Specialist equipment is not required – for more information on this and other Frequently Asked Questions, go to the webpage listed below. What are you waiting for? Places are limited so enter today at www.surreyheath.gov.uk/tri
This is a terrific sports action photo of Jackie Stewart followed by Graham Hill at the Nürburgring, 1966, by an unnamed photographer. Formula 1 racing cars don’t ‘fly’ now, and nor do they race on the Nürburgring.
There’s an interesting discussion on who’s the best racing driver in history. The BBC questions can we ever really compare the F1 greats?
I think the simple answer is that’s extremely difficult to make a judgement, because of the changes in motor racing technology. There were great racing drivers in different eras. Perhaps we should leave it like that, and respect the talent of the best drivers in their time.
Surrey Heath Borough Council reveal the winners of the Surrey Heath Sports Awards,
The Surrey Heath Sports Awards celebrated the best in local sporting achievement with a special ceremony at Camberley Theatre on Monday. Organised by Surrey Heath Borough Council, the awards honour people from across the borough who have excelled in their sport, exceeded personal targets or made a meaningful impact on the local community.
The awards were attended by around 350 members of the local sporting community and the Mayor of Surrey Heath Cllr Valerie White. The evening is one of the most anticipated events in the borough calendar as it is a chance to celebrate the achievements of local athletes, clubs, coaches and volunteers.
Nominations from the public received over the summer were whittled down to a shortlist of just three finalists per category before winners were selected by the Surrey Heath Sports Council.
- Coach of the Year – Sam Voight, Camberley RFC
- Club of the Year – Bagshot Tennis Club
- Disability Sports Award – Adrian Gale, Valley End Cricket Club Rascals
- Outstanding Service – John Wickens, Bagshot FC
- Sports Personality – Harry Dugmore, Camberley RFC
- Sports Team of the Year – Camberley & Farnborough Hockey Club Ladies 1st XI
- Young Sports Personality – Smrithi Shirol, Swifts Junior Badminton Club
- Young Sports Team – Chobham Cricket Club U11
- Young Volunteer – Ollie Wickes, Chobham RFC
Specsavers Surrey Youth Games Award Winners:
- Performance of the Games – Alice Lockhart (swimming)
- Coach of the Games – Sandra Parnell (netball)
- Young Ambassador of the Year – Morgan Markson
- Most Supportive School – Holy Trinity C of E Primary School
Portfolio Holder for Business Cllr Craig Fennell, said, “Huge congratulations to all the award winners and everyone who was nominated this year. Sport in Surrey Heath is in a good place with excellent performances and participation levels from Surrey Heath clubs at all levels. The awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate this and encourage future success.”
The winners of the Sports Awards will automatically be entered into the county-wide Surrey Sports Awards, which are held in December. For more photos of the event, please visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/sportsawards
Special thanks to our sponsors Specsavers, Places for People, Surrey Playing Fields, Active Surrey, Complete Coaching, 96.4 Eagle Radio, Basepoint Camberley, Legacy Clothing and Camberley Theatre.
Photo credit: www.panonsphotography.com
Surrey Heath Borough Council announce the shortlists for their 2017 Sports Awards.
The shortlists for the Surrey Heath Sports Awards 2017 have been revealed.
The awards are the perfect opportunity to recognise and reward talented local athletes, coaches, volunteers, teams and clubs for their outstanding commitment and achievements in sport over the past 12 months.
Following a fantastic year of sport in Surrey Heath, dozens of nominations were received, up nearly a third on last year.
Organised by Surrey Heath Borough Council, the awards will celebrate the best in local sporting achievement with a special ceremony at Camberley Theatre on 23 October, where the winners will be announced.
This year’s shortlists for a range of individual, team and club awards are:
Camberley Theatre Young Sports Team of the Year
- Camberley RFC U14 Squad
- Chobham Cricket Club U11
- Surrey Heath Wasps Netball Team
Eagle Radio Sports Team of the Year
- Camberley & Farnborough Hockey Club Ladies 1st XI
- Camberley Bowling Club
- Chobham Community Rugby
Specsavers Sports Club of the Year
- Bagshot Tennis Club
- Windle Valley Runners
- Chobham RFC
Football, yes, I know it’s not to the interest of every reader here. I am part of the Wolverhampton diaspora. I retain a sense of place – an affection for the place that schooled me, and where I earned a living for many years.
That affection is made true when I look at the football results for Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. Imagine, please, my pleasure in viewing the Championship league table today.
Surrey Heath Borough Council report on the Specsavers GO-TRI Camberley
More than 50 competitors swam, cycled and ran their way around Camberley in the first ever Specsavers GO-TRI Camberley at the Arena Leisure Centre on Sunday (10 September).
GO-TRI is an introduction to triathlon aimed specifically at beginners, and provides a platform for those looking to improve their fitness or get involved in the sport.
With short, manageable distances, GO-TRI Camberley featured a 200m swim in the Arena swimming pool, an 8km cycle through the flat and flowing roads of Camberley before finishing with a 2km run around London Road Recreation Ground.
Available places for the event filled up quickly following its launch in July, and those taking part made the most of the cool, dry weather during the race to post some impressive times.
Yesterday in Madrid Chris Froome won the Vuelta a España – aka the Tour of Spain cycle race, after three gruelling weeks of mountain climbs.
It’s truly an extraordinary achievement. Not only did Chris Froome win the Tour of France cycle race in August, he’s the first person to win the the Vuelta when it follows the Tour of France. The only other two winners of both grand cycle tours in a year were when the Vuelta preceded the Tour of France by many months.
This year is the first I’ve consistently watched the Vuelta highlights every evening on ITV4. While the Tour de France has days rolling through lovely flat French countryside, this year’s Vuelta, especially, consisted of successive brutal mountain stages.
Saying, well done Chris Froome, doesn’t say enough about his enormous achievement. Got to be this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year.