The Green Belt Relay

20th & 21st May 2017

Finish of stage 8 The race is a two day, multi-stage, multi-terrain relay around London's Green Belt countryside and surrounding towns. The route is divided into 22 sections (between 6.0 and 13.3 miles), and teams consist of 11 runners. This means that runners must run at least twice, once on each day of the race. This is pretty tough as you are racing two days in a row, but it's also great fun and a rewarding experience for those who have taken part. Newcomers are very welcome and may be surprised at how much wonderful, scenic running there is so close to London. Note: those wishing to take part should expect to run around 20 miles in total across the weekend at 10 min/mile pace or faster. More details are available on the Green Belt Relay website.

Full route map here

Serpentine Green Belt teams 2016We have entered four teams: men, women and two mixed teams covering all standards. The beauty of this event is that there's room for everyone to have a go, whatever your standard. It's a great opportunity for newer Serpie members to get involved with the club and meet other Serpies.

Priority places go to those who can help the team by providing a useful skill such as minibus driving, first aid, map reading, physio etc. Let us know what you can do for the team. Travel to the start of the event is by minibus from several locations: Seymour Centre, Victoria, Clapham Junction and Hammersmith and we stay in a hotel overnight near the mid-point of the race so that we do not have to go back into London. This not only avoids a second pick up of runners, but also helps to create a good team atmosphere. The cost of accommodation is £33 per person (B&B sharing a twin room).

Note. We expect runners to stay with the group the entire weekend, if possible, as this makes life a lot easier for the organisation and it also gives the team as a whole more flexibility.

We've produced a guide for you to download which has lots of details about the logistics of the weekend (to be updated for 2016 but generally correct). Anyone who's registered to run is encouraged read it!

For more details contact the GBR team: greenbeltrelay@serpentine.org.uk

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