StartFitness Met League cross country - Saturday 5 December

The third meeting of the season will take place at Wormwood Scrubs on Saturday 5 December

Marshalls needed

Help is also needed! Serpentine are jointly hosting this meeting with Thames Valley Harriers and we need six or more people to assist as marshals from 12.30 to 4pm. Please contact Ian Hodge if you can help. It's a great opportunity to see all the racing and then socialise in the pub afterwards if you're unable to race for some reason!

Location and race details

Race headquarters: Thames Valley Harriers clubhouse, Artillery Way (off Du Cane Road), London W12 ODF

Changing & showers: Linford Christie Stadium (adjacent to clubhouse)

Course location: Wormwood Scrubs

HQ to course walk time: 2 minutes

Course description: Flat scrubland and playing fields. Normally wet and muddy at the back of the course. Suitable for spikes.


Public transport

East Acton underground station on the Central Line is 10 mins walk; turn left out of station, walk up to the Scrubs, turn right. Please check TfL for the most suitable options for you.


Car parking adjacent to Linford Christie Stadium is free at the weekends, entrance from Du Cane Road (satnav postcode W12 OAE) between Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte's hospitals and Wormwood Scrubs prison. Please note that there is a 6' 6" height barrier at entrance to car park.


  • 1.00pm 1500m Under 11 Boys and Girls
  • 1.15pm 3,000m Under 13 Boys
  • 1.17pm 3,000m Under 13 Girls
  • Not before 1.35pm 4,000m Under 17 Men/Under 15 Boys
  • Not before 1.37pm 4,000m Under 17 Women/Under 15 Girls
  • Not before 1.55pm 6,000m Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Women
  • Not before 2.35pm 8,000m Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Men

Other information

All entries taken on the day. You do not need to enter in advance. You will need to collect your race number from the Serpentine Team Manager. If you have kept your number from the Stevenage race, please bring it, as we have been told that these numbers can be re-used, but don't be surprised if on the day this changes and you need a new number allocating! Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your race.

You must run in a Serpentine top. If you do not yet have your Serpentine top, you can exchange your voucher for one in the Kit Room on a Wednesday evening. If you won't be able to get to the Kit Room before the race, please contact the relevant team captain before noon on Wednesday 2 December and they may be able to bring a vest along for you.

Listening devices such as i-pods are not allowed on safety grounds when competing.

See the league website for more information.

Post race pub is the Pavillion on Wood Lane.


Women's team captain:
Jo Beak
07966 915 468

Men's team captain:
Fraser Johnson
07595 331 720

Submitted: 25 November 2015