12 and 6 stage road relays - sign up now!

The South of England SEAA 12 stage (men) and 6 stage (women) road relays will be held at Milton Keynes track on Sunday 24th March 2018, followed by the ERRA National 12 & 6 stage relays at Sutton Coldfield on Saturday 6th April SIGN UP NOW

These events traditionally mark the changeover from the winter cross-country season to the summer track season and are a great opportunity to experience top level road racing against the best club runners in the country.


In the women's race, there will be two stages of 7.2km and four stages of 4.8km and in the men's race, there will be six stages of 7.2km and six stages of 4.8km. 

To qualify you need to:

  1. Be a FIRST CLAIM member of Serpentine.
  2. Be registered with England Athletics (you can do this in Serpiebase
  3. Be available for the majority of the day (9am to 6pm) to run as well as to support your team mates (although we can be flexible on this if you have other important pre-arranged commitments)

Teams will be selected based on ability and we strongly encourage the faster runners amongst you to step forward to represent your club. With our "strength in depth" we historically do extremely well in this event. If you can run a 5k in 24 mins (women) or 20 mins (men), then you'd be comfortable running in the field. However, please don’t let this be a limitation! If you want to race, no matter your standard then please do register using the link above.

In the men's race, the top 25 clubs (out of about 60) will be going to the National ERRA 12 stage road relays whilst the women qualify automatically for the National ERRA 6 stage road relays, held at the same location and date as the men's nationals.  We would like you to sign up for both Southerns and Nationals, but YOU CAN STILL DO THE SOUTHERNS EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE NATIONALS AND VICE-VERSA.

So if you want to participate please SIGN UP now. In the comments box please write:

  1. Your expected 5km time on the day (the standard you expect to be on the day taking into account fitness, training, previous illnesses etc and not your fantasy time or the PB you set ten years ago that you’ve never come close to beating)
  2. Any comments, e.g. injuries which might cause a problem, if you have a preference for a short or long leg, or if you would be unwilling to run in an incomplete team.

Please remove your name from the list as soon as you realise you cannot run so we can keep track of the state of the teams.

Remember if you are training for a marathon you can easily do a lap warm-up, followed by your race, followed by a few laps warm down and, hey presto, you've done a long run with a quality 20mins section! Serpie baking is strongly encouraged!

We will travel together to Milton Keynes, paid for by the club. Travel details will be confirmed in due course.

We're looking forward to seeing the sign-up sheet fill up fast!


By way of inspiration, Dave Morgan’s video of the 2017 men’s teams in action at the Southerns (where our A team came second and B team came 16th) can be found at:


If you have any questions regarding the women's team please contact Laura Carmichael and for the men's team please contact Dani de Palol.


Tom Poynton
Endurance Running



Submitted: 5 February 2019