London cross country champs - entries now open!

Entries are now open for the London cross country championships, closing on Sunday 27th October. The race takes place on Saturday 16th November at Parliament Hill. There are entry criteria that apply so please read the news story in full BEFORE sending your entry in. 

Race details

Saturday 16th November 2019 at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath, London 
SENIOR WOMEN, 6K, starting at 1.15pm
SENIOR MEN, 10K, starting at 2.00pm

Race entry criteria - please read before entering

To enter with Serpentine you MUST:
A) Be currently registered with England Athletics
B) Be at least 17 years or over on 1st September 2019
C) Be a first claim member of Serpentine
D) Meet one of the following criteria:
Have been born in the Greater London area*
Have at least 1 year's bona fide residence in Greater London*
Have at least 1 year's continuous full-time employment in Greater London*
Have at least 1 year's full-time attendance at an educational establishment in Greater London*

Second claim members can run as individuals provided they meet the remaining entry criteria, but you will need to enter yourself. Here's a link to the entry form

Any runners that meet the full criteria can enter and the club will pay your entry fee for you, but you must enter in advance. NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY OR NUMBER SWAPPING!

Please note adding your name to the Events planner WILL NOT enter you in this race. You MUST send your entry in by email.

How to enter

Please email Daisy Gladstone, the following information:

  • Your name (full name as you registered with on the Serpie database)
  • Your England Athletics registration number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your Greater London qualification with date e.g. I have lived in Greater London since 2005.

Please email Daisy by midnight on Sunday 27th October. Any late entries will not be included.

Can't run? Please marshal instead

Serpentine has always supported the race by providing marshals. So if you don't like mud, are injured or will be recovering from a big race, please volunteer to help. There are London Borough races for juniors from 10am, so you can either do a morning or afternoon slot (finish 3.30pm), or the whole day! In return you will receive a packed lunch and have your travel expenses reimbursed.
It's a great opportunity to see some first class running as well as cheer on your fellow Serpies so please support if you can.

If you can offer your services please email Malcolm French
Please note you don't need to be DBS (CRB) checked for the type of duties you'll be asked to undertake.

*Greater London as defined for this race

The following boroughs are all defined as Greater London for this race:

The City of London, The London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Haringey, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston Upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond Upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, and the City of Westminster.

Submitted: 16 October 2019