Guildford Super Sprint Triathlon

10th August 2017 Surrey Sport Park, Guildford GU2 7AD  #GuildfordTri


Guildford’s first ever Super Sprint Triathlon is happening on Thursday 10th August 2017 at the state-of-the-art facility Surrey Sports Park. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this midweek evening triathlon by award-winning organisers aat-events. A good mix of novices and veterans took part in the Guildford (Sprint) Triathlon earlier this year, and a similar field is expected to compete in this shorter super sprint event - which has serious PB potential. As with the Guildford Triathlon, places often sell out online in advance, so prepare to book soon to avoid disappointment! Guildford Triathlon participants first complete a 200m swim in the 50 meter pool, before embarking on a 14km road bike along quiet roads around Guildford. Triathletes then finish with a fairly flat 3km trail run. Participants are invited to complete the triathlon as part of a relay team or as an individual competitor. All finishers receive a large, quality medal before treating themselves to a Starbucks coffee, relaxing on air sofas, receiving sports massages and fantastic deals from sponsors Salming. To enter and find out more about these events, head to: Event page: Chat to us on social media: #GuildfordTri



Night Fright: One of the UK’s spookiest races!

Night Fright is the best local event happening over the Halloween weekend, and is a fantastic way to burn off all the trick or treat candy and get into the Halloween spirit. This 5km run/2km walking event features at the top of the list on The Running Bug's "Spookiest Races" of 2016, and as a highlight event on; so this is one fun run which you cannot miss!

Depending on whether you prefer a trick or a treat, you can enter a 5km run or 2km walk. Both routes follow glowstick trails into the darkest depths of the forest, and raise money for local charity Harrison’s Fund. Fancy dress is more than strongly encouraged: each year this event sees the very best and worst ameature costume-designers battle it out for the “best dressed” awards and prizes on offer.

If you’re 9 -13 bring an adult with you (ghosts don’t count) if you dare to enter the 5km. Glow sticks will guide you towards danger, and past ghouls and ghosts at the Fitstuff Spook Station!

If the idea of running is a bit too frightening, treat yourself to the 2km walk. You’ll find sweets along the way if you’re brave enough...

Those brave enough to enter by the end of September can enter the whole family (or squad) for just £15. Everyone who enters is entitled to a 15% discount on head torches from Fitstuff, Guildford.

The event managers have lots mischievous plans in store, and are looking forward to plenty of ghoulish laughs. Event Director Toby Jenkins says: “This is a really fun event, it’s amazing how darkness changes the forest, so you’ll need to keep your wits about you as you explore the trails of the Chantry Woodlands".

So if you dare to brave the Surrey hills at night this year on 29th October, grab your pitchforks (and head torches) and enter your family and friends into Night Fright!

To Find Out More/Enter, visit:



Your next challenge: Guildford Triathlon!

For those of you looking for a summer challenge, Guildford's first triathlon organised by aat events is just the ticket!

Taking place on 29th May from Surrey Sports Park the event will involve a sprint distance for adults, and shorter, "Tristar" distance aquathlon events for children. Half of the places available have already been sold, so secure your place soon if you'd like to take part.

Adults will complete a 500 meter swim in the Surrey Sports Park pool, then a 20km bike along quiet roads to the North West of Guildford and a 5km trail run. Not sure you want to participate in all 3 elements? Why not get a relay team together and take part with your friends!?

Entry is just £45 for adults and £18 for kids. Find out more HERE.

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Are you doing the Clandon?

Clandon 16th April, supporting George Abbot School The 2016 Clandon Park Run date is set as 16th April. Enter now and support your local school!

Whether you’re a serious runner or a parent and family wanting to help raise funds to refurbish the science labs, this is the run for you. For one day only this unique community run sees seasoned runners testing their ability in the 10km alongside a 4km and fun run through parts of the beautiful Clandon Park estate, not normally open to the public.

Medal for all finishers. Prizes including spot prizes.

Challenge yourself to “Do the Clandon” and help raise funds towards the refurbishment of the George Abbot School Science labs.

Entry before 1st April 2016: 10km – £17; 4km – £8; Kids Run – £6.50

Entry from 1st April 2016: 10km – £20; 4km – £10; Kids Run – £8

Plus 5% transaction fee to RiderHQ entry system.


Newlands Corner Race Run

Do you find parkrun to be too far, or not far enough?

Would you prefer a medal and a goodie bag with protein bars and FREE HD photos ?

Then you might like the Newlands Corner Race Run on Sunday 6th September.

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Hard As Snails Run

Hard As Snails Run

27th September 2015

Shalford Park, Shalford Road, Guildford


Hard As Snails (care of Becky Russell)

Runners and canicross are invited to take part in the Hard As Snails run taking place in the Chantry Woods, Guildford on 27th September. Choose from 5km and 10km routes, both of which take in the chalk ridges and woodland trails of Surrey Wildlife Trust’s land on the rural outskirts of Guildford.

Local athlete Tish Jones said: “I am always looking for new trails, so it was great to explore the North Downs...The marshals were all very cheery, which made the race.”

New for 2015 is a 2km kids event! Children can come along and get a taste for running with a focus firmly on participation. They’ll complete a short, clearly marked loop exploring the woodland trails.

Prizes are provided by Fitstuff, the running and fitness specialist based in Guildford.

To enter visit

Any queries – aat events – / 01483 720 459


Upcoming Cancellations

Guildford parkrun will be cancelled on the following occasions


23rd May - Surrey County Show.


27th June - Armed Forces Day.


4th July - GMES Steam Rally. (not yet confirmed)


It is possible that the weeks either side these events will also result in cancellations.  This largely depends on the amount of fencing that is put up before and still up after the events.  For the week after an event it also depends on the weather and the amount of damage that has been caused to the park.  Last year we cancelled the week after the County Show, but didn't have to the years before.

The GMES Steam Rally is definitely on the 4th July, but it's not yet confirmed if we will have to cancel.

We will give as much warning as possible if we have to cancel on 16th May, 30th May or 20th June.

It isn't all bad news.  These closures provide an excellent opportunity to do a bit of parkrun tourism.  If you look at our site's front page you will see a section on "Other parkruns nearby".

Woking (4.5m), Frimley Lodge (7.9m), Cranleigh (8.1m), Rushmoor (8.5m), Alice Holt (13.1m), Bracknell (13.5m), Bedfont Lakes (14.2m), Bushy Park(14.9m), Reigate Priory (15.3m), CranePark (15.7m)

These are all highly recommended.


Clandon Park Run 2015


Press Release

Clandon Park Run

10km and 4km trail runs; kid’s Run4Fun events

18 April 2015


What: 10km and 4km cross country races and junior Run for Fun events

Where: George Abbot School, Guildford

When: 10:30 18th April 2015


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Entries for Clandon Park Run are filling fast, so secure your place today!

The 10k and 4k routes take runners out from George Abbot School through residential roads and onto Clandon Park Estate trails, which are usually out-of-bounds to the public. This event is a great opportunity to explore the fields and country tracks at Clandon.

Junior Fun Run events for those aged 4-11 years take place on the school field, so do get your sporty youngsters involved.

Funds raised will support George Abbot school. This is a family-friendly event, so do come along and join the fun.

Dare you do the double? Guildford parkrun/Clandon Park Run – not for the faint-hearted!

Find out more and enter now –

Toby Jenkins, Race Director

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The Surrey Half Marathon

The Surrey Half Marathon, the biggest closed-road half marathon in Surrey, is taking place on 8th March 2015 from Woking Leisure Centre.

6,000 people of all running abilities – including loads of Guildford parkrunners – will enjoy a 21km loop on closed scenic roads through the countryside around Woking. 12 bands and 4 waterstations along with route will keep runners motivated and hydrated. Runner will also benefit from chip timing, a free mobile phone app, affiliated charities, post race nutrition and great community support along the route. Kids can participate in a 2km closed-road run starting and finishing under the main race gantry. All finishers will receive a medal. To learn more about the event and to register visit

Road closure details are available on the Surrey Half website, so if you live in the local area do take a look to see if the event might affect your travel on Sunday 8th March.


Jantastic 2015

Have you heard about Jantastic ? No ? Well let me tell you about it.

Officially it's "an upcoming spring participation challenge, created by parkrun's own MD Tom Williams and Poole parkrunner Martin Yelling. It's a free to enter digital challenge where participants set themselves running goals."

For me personally it's an initiative to support and encourage people to do more running in the new year. It's a bit like an online new year's resolution tracker. It works like this ...

1) you sign up and commit to run (bike or swim) a certain number of times a week. How many is up to you (at least 2). How far it up to you (at least 1 mile). You then record your activities (or link your account to Strava) and track your progress.
2) In February you also set yourself a minimum distance for your longest activity each week. The minimum is 1 mile for running, but if you want to set yourself a harder challenge, that's up to you.
3) In March you also set yourself a time target for a specific distance. The idea is to hit your target (not smash it - that just means your target was too easy).

Last year I signed up to help motivate myself with my Surrey Half Marathon training. Not only did I hit my weight target and beat my Surrey Half time target by 5 minutes, I also went on to knock 45s off my parkrun PB. It's the ONLY time in my life that I've even come close to sticking to a new years resolution.

I've created a Guildford parkrun team and I need you to join, to help keep me motivated next year. It's not serious but it is a lot of fun.

Kind Regards,
Martyn Thomas.

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