Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Autumn series Race 7 results and Race 8 instructions

Well done to all those who took part in the penultimate race of the Serpiesphere Virtual 5K Autumn series (28/11/2020 to 11/12/2020). Here is a quick review of Race 7 and instructions for Race 8 (the final race of the series!).

Race 7 Virtual Podium

Congratulations to these runners for their Virtual Podium performances in the handicap race:

1st Place:  Ana Penalver has been on the podium for an amazing 6 out of the 7 races and jumps back again to 1st place with the continued downward trend in her time of 26:44 (handicapped at 58:29).

2nd Place:  Pip Jones moves up a place from 3rd to 2nd with a time of 24:15 (handicapped at 58:45).

3rd Place: Diana Valk is on the podium once again with a time of 25:41 (handicapped at 58:56).

Also, the fastest performers of Race 7 are:

Fastest Male:  Matthew Vokes retains fastest male title with a time of 17:39.

Fastest Female:  Closely behind Matthew Natasha Sheel takes this one with a time of 17:50.

Best age-graded performance:  A double win for Natasha Sheel with the best age graded performance of 82.9%.

Full results here

Thanks to everyone who posted their photos in our Dropbox account. The winner for this race is another one of Hilary Walker's composit photos – this week showing a series of fallen log sculptures by artist Tom Harvey, which can be seen in various locations in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens (Note: you can see all the other photos on the Serpies Facebook page).

Please be sure to send in photos for the final race so we can see where Serpies have been running in the days leading up to (and including) Xmas! We will show them all on Facebook and pick the best one for the final results email.  Your photo could well be next. (Note: by uploading the photos you have given us and the Club permission to use them.) Submit them here.

Well done to everyone!

You have until 10pm this Friday (Christmas day) to submit your time for race 8 – the final race of the series. You can do that here

Race 8 – How to submit your time

•           Enter your time before 10pm on Friday 25th December here , Click “self-add result” then scroll to find “Serpiesphere Virtual 5K” and choose “12 December 2020” (which includes all performances from 12th to 25th December).

•           Take a photo or screenshot that shows your time and distance, this can be a screenshot of your Strava / Garmin result page, or a picture of your watch. As long as the distance is a minimum of 5.00km (or 3.11 miles) and it shows a finish time, it will be accepted.

•           Submit the photo or screenshot here - also before 10pm on Friday (this link can also be found in the same page as the “self-add result” page). Click “Choose Files” or “Choose from Computer”. You do not need a Dropbox account. This will just ask for your name (so we can correlate your performance with the time submitted) and email address (so you’ll get a confirmation of upload).

Email Sarah if you are unable to do so. All members who haven't done the race yet are welcome to join - you'll be a scratch runner this time around but will have a chance to be on the Podium in future Serpiesphere 5K races.

Autumn series championship points

See below for the top 10 scorers in the Autumn championship so far. Well done to Ana Penlaver, Liz Ayres and Pip Jones who are leading the way.

 Score Race 1Score Race 2Score Race 3Score Race 4Score Race 5Score Race 6Score Race 7Total ScorePosition
Ana Penalver12020181719201151
Elizabeth AyresDNR1919201917121062
Pip Jones196711151819953
Nicola Barberis Negra2011191013118924
Matthew Vokes12141213131412905
Andrew Reeves129101412129786
Benjamin Griffiths115112116DNR10747
Victoria Brown1210121010911747
William Simpson9813DNR201210729
Sophie Taylor20108107887110

The full list of champioship points can be found here.

Happy running!

The Serpieshere virtual 5k team (Sarah, Baiju and Pete)


Submitted: 20 December 2020