Serpentine 1-mile Championship – Tuesday, 25 June

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The second race in the 2013 Serpentine Grand Prix series is the 1 mile (track).

Date: Tuesday, 25 June
Time: Registration from 7pm: first race starts at 7:30pm. You must have registered by 7:20pm.
Venue: Paddington Recreation Ground, Randolph Avenue, Maida Vale, W9 1PD.

Must remember: Serpentine race vest/top.

Post race refreshment venue: The Warrington (

NO ENTRY FEE - it's free to run.

The Paddington track plays an important part in the history of mile racing.  This is the track that Sir Roger Bannister trained on in preparation for becoming the first man to break the 4 minute mile barrier while working at the nearby St Marys Hospital. The track reopened in September 2012 after a full refurbishment and now boasts a new 6-lane synthetic surface.  Now it’s your turn race at this historic venue!

Please sign up on the My Events planner if you intend to run to help us plan the race groups -

There will be several races at the 1-mile Championships with separate races for women and men. These will be graded on your ability. Please have a think about what time you can run 1-mile in. Having graded races means that you will be able to race against people of similar ability, so whether you are running at sub-5 minute pace or plus 10 minutes there will be a race that's right for you!

It will be good to see more Serpentine women taking part, so that we can have at least two women's races.

If you aren't running but would like to spectate and support, there's a small open stand.  I need four people to help on the night recording the finishers numbers, so if you're coming along and would like to help do please let me, Malcolm French, know ( - it's a fun evening and an easy way to help the club out.

If you've not been to Paddington Recreation Ground before, you'll find a map and travel info on The track is only 5 minutes walk from Maida Vale tube station.  Changing facilities are available at the track.

For more details on the Club Championships see:

Thanks for your support of the 2013 Grand Prix Series and I look forward to seeing lots of you on Tuesday.

Malcolm French –  

Submitted: 24 June 2013