Metropolitan League Cross Country - Saturday 7 December

The third Start Fitness Metropolitan Cross Country League match is on Saturday 7th December at Hillingdon House Farm, Uxbridge. Race 2 saw two individual podium finishes but it's a tough battle for the teams with a dip in turn out. More serpies means more points and we all like points. 


All entries taken on the day. You do not need to enter in advance. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your race as you will need to register and collect your race number from the Serpentine team managers, who will be based by the Serpentine flag on the course near the start line area.

Course Location

Hillingdon House Farm, Uxbridge, Middlesex (UB8 1ES)

Race HQ

Address: Hillingdon Athletics Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1ES

HQ to course walk time: 2 minutes.

Changing facilities and showers: Men's and women's changing rooms, showers and toilets within athletics stadium and football pavillion. Please don't use the facilities within the main sports centre.

Post-race social

Regroup following the race, warm down, shower etc and head to a family friendly pub serving hot food. Likely to be The Good Yarn (UB8 1JX).

Course description

Playing fields. Undulating course with one steep climb per lap on the old ski slope hill and soft and wild grassy terrain in semi wooded section. Option of small river crossing if conditions on the day allow.


  • 12.20 - Under 11 boys – 2000m
  • 12.25 - Under 11 girls – 2000m
  • 12.40 - Under 13 boys – 3000m
  • 12.45 – Under 13 girls – 3000m
  • 13.00 – U15 boys/17 men – 4000m
  • 13.05 – U15 girls/U17 women – 4000m
  • 13.35 – senior and U20 women – 8000m
  • 14.40 – senior and U20 men – 8000m


Public transport: Hillingdon and Uxbridge Metropolitan and Picadilly Lines 10-15 mins walk from course. U1 and U2 buses stop with 3 mins walk of the sports centre.

Car: Next to A40 Swakelys Roundabout Junction. Follow signs for Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Centre. Parking in the sports centre requires buying a ticket at a meter. Please car share if driving. The car park will be very busy with places at a premium.

Other information

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 (between 8.15pm and 8.45pm). If you won't be able to get to the kit room before the race, please contact the relevant team captain as soon as possible

Listening devices such as iPods are not allowed on safety grounds when competing.

No one under 9 on the day of the race can take part

Please make sure that you are registered with England Athletics before you come to run as your result will not count if you don't have a licence. If you do not yet have an EA competition license, please buy one now via Serpiebase. This applies to juniors as well as seniors.


Do not delay – processing these is a manual process for the club so it can be many days before Malcolm gets time to do this.


Prizes and discounts

Start Fitness are sponsoring the league for 2019-20, providing prize money, vouchers and bib numbers amongst other things. They are also offering discounts to club members via their websites: (10% off) and (30% off). See our discounts page for further details and the codes to use at checkout.



Women's team captain:

Natasha Sheel 

077 9242 3077

Men's team captain:

Hugh Torry

077 9111 5438

Submitted: 22 November 2019