19 May

Commonwealth Spirit Comes To Surrey

action from Claygate Country Five

The Commonwealth Games spirit will extend from Glasgow to Surrey on Sunday 13 July just 10 days ahead of the Games' opening ceremony.  Organisers of the Claygate Country Five are underlining the inclusive nature of their event. They say: "Like the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, this event is all about inclusivity. It’s open to everyone, whether you’re competing for a podium place or taking part just for the fun of it.

The enjoyable five mile run, on the footpaths around Claygate’s stunning green countryside, already has a loyal following with adults and children of all ages coming back to compete year after year.

A field of 500 is expected for the summer Sunday run that starts and finishes at Claygate Recreation Ground. There are four age groups for both male and female runners (including Juniors under 16), plus a family section for father/son, father/daughter, mother/son and mother/daughter. It’s also entertaining for spectators, everyone is really friendly and you can enjoy the beauty of Claygate too.

Elisa Newson-Smith, organiser of the Claygate Country Five, said: “It’s brilliant to see people of all ages come back each year to see if they can do even better and of course have fun! The atmosphere is fantastic and hopefully people will be inspired to take part by the Commonwealth Games.”

Enter the Claygate Country Five at the event website before 6 July - adults £10 /juniors £5 (under 16), or enter on the day between 9am and 10am only - adults £12 / juniors £6.