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We have some great race day stalls, activities and entertainment to keep you all happy!

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To ensure that the entire family can enjoy the day, the Clanfield Challenge Volunteers have done their very best to provide something for everyone - whether you are participating or watching, whether you are young or old...


We have a range of stalls on the day which will be selling BBQ food, a range of beverages (both soft and alcoholic), cake and tea/coffee, face painting, a bouncy castle, entertainment (see below) and a wonderful range of local business and charities wanting to meet more of the local community.

There will be plenty for you to enjoy in South Lane Meadow as many of our local businesses and community groups will be manning stalls offering delicious food and refreshments, demonstrations and information. So, you can sample traditional pub food from the Rising Sun or spicy Indian fayre from the Mirchi Restaurant. Visit The Salon stylists for a hair consultation or enjoy a wood turning demonstration by Three Copse. St James Church, Clanfield Scouts and HomeStart Butser will be there to talk about all their activities and Clanfield Joggers will be encouraging you to get involved in running.

These stalls plus many more will be in the Meadow to make this day very special and turn it into a celebration of Clanfield.

Please make sure you stop by and have a chat to as many of local supporters as you can - after all, we couldn't be organising this fantastic event without their support!

Come along and enjoy the day with us!


READY TO ROCK SCHOOL owner and Clanfield resident, MARK THOMPSON-SMITH has a wealth of experience in the music business.

Former singer of PRAYING MANTIS, THE SWEET, BIG LIFE, local favourites, FAY WRAY and currently T-S & THE YOUNG BLADES now spends his time passing on his experience to aspiring young, teenage and adult rockers in South Hampshire via his four rock schools in the area. www.readytorockschool.com

Mark introduces one of his tutor team's projects namely Markus Smith's FLYING MACHINES and also two of his students namely vocalists, Ella Payne  and Charlotte Neal from Portsmouth..


Flying Machines are an alternative-acoustic group from the UK's South Coast.

Influenced by a love of playing live and writing new original music, the band are set to release their debut album with emergent independent label 'Coffee Jingle Records' and released their 7 track E.P August 14, 2015.

'Moody melodies, melancholic lyrics and harmonious compositions comprise the bands sound.'

Flying Machines are:
Markus Smith; Guitar, Vocals.
Sam Hewitt: Bass Guitar.
Dave Murphy: Guitar.
Sadie Mangan: Drums and percussion.


Portsmouth RTR School student, Ella Payne, is the lead vocalist of the young indie rock band, LUCKY 13. The band, formed with  3 other students of the Portsmouth rock school in 2013 are causing quite a stir on the local music scene with original gigs at Ice Breaker Festival 2016, Victorious Festival 2014 and a stunning performance at The Wedgewood Rooms Showcase Final 2015 where they were runners up on the night.

They are also playing the local pub scene with full weekend shows gaining fantastic  reactions with subsequent repeat bookings and are recording their first CD....a remarkable achievement all round considering that their average age is 15!

Ella possesses a unique voice that is mature beyond her years and is a prolific songwriter with engaging stories to tell. She regularly performs her original acoustic set in the Portsmouth area and is a must see!

Waterlooville RTR School student, CHARLOTTE NEAL, aged 16, is just starting out on the local scene. Influenced by vocalists as varied as Karen Carpenter, Lucie Silvas, Leona Lewis and Mariah Carey with the vocal range to match the same, Charlotte is accompanied acoustically with Flying Machines, Markus Smith.

Our race supporters

We'd like to thank all our supporters for their donations, help with organisation and sponsorship.

About the race

The Clanfield Challenge is made up of 5 individual race routes - a 20 kilometre, 12 kilometre, 5 kilometre, 2 kilometre and 1 kilometre race. All are based in Clanfield, Hampshire and the money generated by the races are to be used to fund local community projects in and around the Clanfield area. So, read on, sign up and support your local community!

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