Entries for North of the Thames AND North London XC champs CLOSE SUNDAY 13th OCTOBER

Entries for two of this season's cross country races open today, closing on Sunday 13th October: the North of the Thames Cross Country championships (incorporating the Liddiard Trophy) and the North London championships, so lots of opportunities for silverware! As with all XC championship races, entries are due in advance and any received after 13th October will not be eligible for entry. 

If you’ve not run cross country for the club before, please don’t be put off by the "championship" tag. All this means is that the clubs are competing for a cup or trophy and you’ll find runners of widely differing abilities taking part in the race. So please come and take part - the more, the merrier!

If you have entered either of these championships in the past you will notice that this year both events have equalised distances for the men and women, so it would be great to enter a bumper turnout in support of this. This year Serpentine are hosting the North London championships, so if this race doesn't fit in your training calendar but you are keen to help support look out for a seperate email coming soon...

Important note re cost of entries

The club has always supported the club's members by paying for your entry fee for each championship race. As entry fees can be as much as £10 per person and to ensure club funds are used properly, please can you consider the following before you enter:

  • Am I definitely free that day? If yes and you enter, put it your diary so you can't double book yourself.
  • What other races am I doing? If you have a key race around this time, you need to consider if this race is part of your overall race strategy or not. If in doubt, please speak to one of the club's coaches who can advise.

By entering this race you are committing to racing unless something unforseen e.g. a new injury or sickness prevents you from doing so.

Race details



Race HQ: Kingsbury Free Church Hall
Slough Lane, Kingsbury, NW9 8QG

SENIOR WOMEN, 8km, starting at 2.00pm
NORTH of the THAMES - The first four to finish score as the team. LIDDIARD TROPHY – four to score.

SENIOR MEN, 8km, starting at 2.45pm
NORTH of the THAMES - The first six to finish score as the team. LIDDIARD TROPHY – first eight to score.



Race HQ: TVH clubhouse at Linford Christie Stadium
Linford Christie Road, White City, W12 0DF

SENIOR MEN AND WOMEN, approx 5 miles, starting at 1.30pm
The first six men and first four women to finish score as the team.

Who can enter?

NORTH OF THE THAMES: Open to all first claim members of Serpentine Running Club
LIDDIARD TROPHY: Open to all first claim members of Serpentine Running Club & second claim runners may enter provided their first claim club is not competing.

NORTH LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS: Open to all first claim members of Serpentine Running Club

You must race in an official Serpie vest / T-shirt to qualify for a team/individual prize.
We can enter as many runners as we want and the club will pay your entry fee for you, but you must enter in advance. NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY OR NUMBER SWAPPING!

How do I enter?

Please email Daisy Gladstone the following details by Sunday 13th October, clearly specifying whether you are entering NORTH OF THE THAMES and/or NORTH LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS:

  • Your full name (as registered on the Serpie database)
  • England Athletics registration number
  • Date of birth
  • If you're second claim

Please note adding your name to the Events planner WILL NOT enter you in this race. You MUST send your entry in by email. Any late entries will not be included.

Looking forward to receiving your entries

Daisy Gladstone, Cross Country Team Manager

Submitted: 29 September 2019