Serpentine - What’s Happening in November 2020

Please click above for the latrest on our November activities.

Serpiesphere Virtual 5k - the Autumn Series

Since the start of September we have been holding the Serpiesphere Virtual 5k Autumn Series. A race will run every fortnight until Christmas – that means you have 14 days (from Saturday morning to Friday evening 2 weeks later) to enter a 5k time you run during that period. We will see who comes out on top, both on net time and on a handicap basis (i.e. time improvement compared with your best time in the past 6 runs).  Please follow this link for more information.  The next race periods are

Please contact our organiser Sarah Maisey for more detail.


Group training sessions

From Thursday, 5th November until no earlier than Thursday, 3rd December all the club’s activities will be suspended (apart from the virtual ones) in accordance with the Government’s latest Covid-19 restrictions and British Triathlon Federation and England Athletics guidance.  We will keep you updated on resumption of activities as and when the way forward becomes known.


Zoom training sessions

Although the Tuesday Paddington Rec track sessions and the regular Wednesday spin have still not been resumed in real life, we are continuing with the following sessions:

  • Our Paddington track coach Andy Reeves has been leading a circuit training session on Wednesday evenings since April. Everyone is welcome to join. Look out for the Facebook messages by Andy before Wednesdays for the Zoom link and details.
  • Rosh Karunaratne continues to run the weekly spin classes over Zoom at 7pm every Tuesday. The sessions will have an interval training-based focus and are open to all abilities. Any equipment that allows you to spin is suitable (turbos, exercise bikes, spin bikes etc), plus you’ll need water, a towel, and a computer to run Zoom. Please email Rosh if you’d like to join.


Zwift Weekly Team Time Trial & Zwift Racing League

Just like every week since April this year, we continue to field teams for the Zwift Team Time Trial every Thursday evening. We currently run teams of varying levels including a beginner’s non-drop team, high level mixed teams and ladies-only team. We compete against over 500 teams every week. It is a really good workout, and very social at the same time. So if you have access to Zwift and are free on Thursday evenings, please join us using this link to find out more. Once you have joined, the team can help set you up to race.

Following the success of the Zwift time trials, since earlier in October we have joined the Zwift Racing League every Tuesday night.  At the moment we have one men’s team (with about four to six riders) taking part in the current race series, but in future we would like to field more teams and expand to other categories. Please get in touch if you’d like to take part. Email me for any queries.


Hans Ho

Participation Representative (


Submitted: 4 November 2020