Summer League 2021 – Battersea Park - 22 August

The Summer League is back and Serpentine is hosting a 10k in Battersea Park on Sunday 22 August.  Please come and join us to race or help with the organisation!  Click above for more information.

The pandemic and social distancing restrictions mean that there are only three Summer League races in 2021, with the hope that in 2022 it will go back to a normal five-race season.  The final fixture is Serpentine’s home match:

Sunday 22nd August – Battersea Park, 10k, organised by us, Serpentine Running Club

Following the main event there is a shorter 'tenderfoot' (1.5-2km) race suitable mainly for children, and then a fun run for smaller children running with their parents.

Why you should come to the Summer League 

There are so many good reasons to take part, here are a few:

The races are of a good standard with runners of all abilities – from 33 mins to 1 hour 20 mins for a 10k.

Race entries are free for participants – they are paid for by the Club.

Battersea is a lovely park to run in. 

These are very sociable events.

These races are great for new members to get to know others in the Club.

Sunday 22nd August, Battersea Park – Organised by us!

We Serpies will host the last fixture on 22 August in Battersea Park (10k). The race will start at 9:30am near the Bandstand.  It will be a four-lap course – the Serpie marshals will be directing runners.  This is a fantastic 10k with a very easy route which many of us (including me!) recorded a personal-best time!

If you’re running, please click here to let us know before 7pm on Saturday 21st August.  Sign-up is not mandatory but will be helpful to us. Please come with your Serpie shirt/vest to run if you have one.

If you’re taking a break from running, why not come and volunteer to help stage the event?  Most of the roles required don’t require any previous experience.  Volunteers will be needed from about 9am until about 11.30am.  Please also use the same form if you would like to help.  We’ve filled several of the roles but we need some more wonderful Serpie volunteers for the following:

6 x Course Marshals

2 x Finish Place Handlers (handing out finish position numbers to runners)

1 x Water Station Volunteer

Finally, we are having a members’ social after the race from about noon in the Pear Tree Café inside Battersea Park. All members, whether you volunteer, run, or just pass by, are very welcome to join us! Please click here for more details.  If you’d like to join us, please fill in your details here so we know numbers.

Submitted: 18 August 2021