Southern Athletics League - Battersea - 28th April

The first meeting of the Southern Athletics League is this Saturday. There are quite a few vacant places in our teams so please contact the team captains if you'd like to compete.

For the second year Serpentine is participating in the Southern Athletics League (SAL) and we will have five matches as a joint men's and women's team. Last year it was great fun all along the season and we all enjoyed this joint format: I am sure it will be a success again and we will have hopefully a larger number of people competing and some good results.

The league has joint teams with men and women competing separately, but scoring points for the same team. We are in Div 2C and we will compete with 15 other teams as listed on Two athletes ('A' & 'B') from each club compete in each event and it's very important to score points in both A & B strings so everyone is welcome!

Dates for this year:
Saturday 28th April - Battersea (one week after London Marathon)
Saturday  19th May  - Battersea (clash with Green Belt Relay weekend)
Saturday  9th June - Woking (clash with Welsh Castle Relay Weekend)
Saturday  14th July -  Wycombe
Saturday  1st Sept  - Hemel Hempsted

The level is quite broad and there is no requirement for particular abilities: just bring along some enthusiasm and the rest is fun. So, if you have been missing T&F since school, want to give any event a go or you are one of our regulars, just pin those dates in your calendar, let us know and we will keep you in the loop.

Please contact Lisa Pettit ( for the women's team or
Nick Barberis-Negra ( for the men's team.

Events in each fixture:
We still need people to fill slots in event marked with *

3000m/5000m (men) or 3000m (women)
100/110m hurdles*
400m hurdles*
3000m/2000m/1500m steeplechase*
high jump*
long jump*
triple jump*
pole vault*
4 x 100m relay*
4 x 400m relay

Submitted: 23 April 2012