Serpie Capital Ring Runs – Reminder of Stage 1 - Stoke Newington to Woolwich, Sunday 30th May

Hello Serpies,

We will start our first Capital Ring run from Stoke Newington to Woolwich on Sunday 30th May. So far about 25 Serpies have already signed up – would you like to join us?

The Capital Ring Runs is a series of Serpentine-organised trail runs around the Capital Ring – a 78-mile route around the suburban greenery in London. It is a bit of an adventure, an opportunity to socialise with club members (especially new members), whilst exploring some parts of London you’ve probably never been to before. We are dividing the whole route into six stages, with the first one starting on Sunday morning 30th May. Follow this link for details of the rest of our Capital Ring adventure, which will last the whole summer.

This coming Sunday, starting from Stoke Newington, we will go on a 12-mile (approx. 20km) route and consists of Sections 13, 14, and 15 in the Transport for London schedule. You will see River Lea and run through Hackney Marshes, then take a turn around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, before reaching the Beckton District Park, circling the London City Airport, and crossing River Thames at the Woolwich foot tunnel. TfL recommends the Go Jauntly app to help with navigation.  This route can be found here for Sections 13, 14, and 15.

Please follow this link to sign up page – we need your details before noon on Friday 28th May. This is so that we can gather contact tracing information, we can have some ideas about grouping, and also we know numbers in order to book tables in a pub (yes, we will finish in a pub in Woolwich!). In particular, let us know if you are happy to be a ‘group leader’ (who will make sure we don’t lose anyone and also will act as emergency contact), or if you have any specific needs.

The weather on Sunday looks a little more promising than how it has been recently, so we hope you will join us!  Those who have signed up will be contacted by email in the afternoon or evening of Friday 28th May. We will advise meeting time and location, as well as which pub we are going to.

Any questions, including if you have signed up but have not heard from us by Saturday morning – please email Hans Ho, Participation Rep.

Looking forward to having you join us!

The Serpie Capital Ring Runs Team



PS – One of the participants reminded me to recommend the Capital Ring official guidebook by the National Trail.  Worth a look if you want to see exactly what you’re passing!

Submitted: 23 May 2021