Summer League 2022 – Starting on Sunday 19th June!

Hello Serpies, the return of the warm weather means that the Summer League is once again upon us! Following last year’s slightly truncated version of three races, this year we are back to the normal calendar of five races. Come join us for these races, starting on Sunday 19th June in Headstone Manor, Harrow!

What is the Summer League?

Serpies in the Dulwich Park fixture in 2021


The Summer League is an inter-club competition of five races in the summer months, at various venues around London. The clubs in the league this year are Dulwich Park Runners; Metros; Ealing, Southall and Middlesex; Hayes and Harlington; Mornington Chasers; Serpentine RC; Sudbury Court; Ealing Eagles; and Queens Park Harriers. The races are either 5-mile or 10km across different parks of London, making them very fast races and very pleasant to run as well.

The five races in the 2022 calendar are:

  • Sunday 19th June – Headstone Manor (Harrow), 5 miles (8k), organised by Metros


  • Sunday 3rd July – Perivale, 5 miles (8k), organised by Ealing Eagles


  • Sunday 17th July – Dulwich Park, 5 miles (8k), organised by Dulwich Park Runners


  • Sunday 31st July – Regent’s Park, 10k, organised by Mornington Chasers


  • Sunday 21st 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, but also runners returning from injury and runners who prefer to run a shorter distance. Finally, those who came to the Summer League races before would remember a series of optional, light hearted, age graded, 300-400m relays, again suitable for all ages and abilities. The organisers will confirm if the relays take place.


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 – whether you run 33 mins or 1 hour 20 mins for a 10k, you will enjoy them!
  • Race entries are free for participants – they are paid for by the Club.
  • The races are held in different parks in London – sometimes in those you don’t go to normally.
  • These are very sociable events – normally cakes are available after the run!
  • These races are great for new members to get to know others in the Club.


Note that the race normally does not require advance entry, you just need to show up with your Serpie shirt/vest to run. However, we’d like to collect the entry information in advance, so that we can submit results a lot more easily, and also we can have an idea of numbers and communicate with everyone. Therefore, it would be helpful if you could fill in this form before the race to indicate interest.


Volunteers needed for 21st August!

We Serpies will host the last fixture on 21st August in Battersea Park (10k). We will require volunteers to help stage the event. Most of the roles required don’t require any qualifications. The roles include (but not limit to):

  • 2 x Timekeepers
  • 6 x Marshals
  • 2 x Finish Funnel Stewards (guiding runners into the finish funnel)
  • 2 x Finish Place Handlers (handing out finish position numbers to runners)
  • 2 x Water Station Volunteers
  • 1 x Bag Minder

Available to help on the day? Please let us know using this form.

Any further questions, please let me know.


Happy Summer Running!

Imran Ahmed

Serpentine Summer League Coordinator

Submitted: 26 May 2022