Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00

Runners getting set for Fairoaks Five road race

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This Sunday (13th October 2013) will see more than 150 runners take part in the third Fairoaks Five off-road race support of Woking Hospice.

The popular event starts and finishes at Fairoaks Airport in Chobham, taking entrants on a five-mile route past Horsell Common, McLaren's Formula 1 headquarters, and the site of the Martians' landing in HG Wells' War of the Worlds.

Race organiser Ellie Barnes, of Reading-based Barnes Fitness, said a record turn-out is on the cards. "When entries closed on Wednesday (09 October), we had more than 150 runners signed up — and there are still a few more places left for anyone who wants to sign up on the day."

"It's a great route offering a taste of off-road racing in a fabulous setting, and it's suitable for runners of all abilities. Our focus is on making sure everyone enjoys themselves while raising funds for a worthwhile cause."

The race starts at 10.30am and is chip timed for a fast, accurate results service. Keith Rimmer Massage and Real Touch Massage will be on hand to offer free sessions both before and after the event, and also providing support are Sweatshop, The Running School, Pepperfit, and Co-op Horsell.

All finishers receive a commemorative medal.

This is the third running of the event — there were 140 finishers at the second in April, around 40 more than at the first in October 2012.

Entries taken on the day will cost £16 fee for UK Athletics-affiliated runners and £18 for non-affiliated runners.

More information at, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call Ellie Barnes on 07872 805883.

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