The Summer League
The Summer League is an inter-club competition of five races between June and August at various venues around London. The clubs in the league this year are Dulwich Park Runners, Metros, Ealing, Hayes and Harlington, Mornington Chasers, Serpentine RC, Sudbury Court, Ealing Eagles and Queens Park Harriers.
The main event is a 5 mile or 10km race which covers all standards and is based at a park local to the host club. Following the main event there is a shorter 'tenderfoot' (1.5-2km) race suitable for children, runners returning from injury and runners who prefer to run a shorter distance. Finally there is a series of optional, light hearted, age graded, 300-400m relays, again suitable for all ages and abilities.
There is no need to enter in advance - just turn up on the day in your Serpie vest/shirt, the entry fee is paid by the club.
All levels, new and regular runners welcome, although you must be a Serpentine club member. The events are family oriented so do bring children, they can also participate in the tenderfoot race and/or the relays.
Lunch, in the form of sandwiches and cakes, is provided by the hosting club. Trophies are awarded at the end of the year for individuals in their age categories based on their best three performances in the five races.
There is more information on the Summer League website.
|4th June||09:30||Gunnersbury Park||10k||Ealing Eagles|
|18th June||09:30||Headstone Manor||10k||Metros|
|2nd July||09:30||Dulwich Park||5 miles||Dulwich Park Runners|
|16th July||09:00||Regents Park||10k||Mornington Chasers|
|20th August||09:30||Battersea Park||10k||Serpentine|
The dates of the Summer League are also listed in the Serpentine Planner.