News from the last 12 months

 

Last Friday of the Month 5k - thank you

27 December 2019

A sincere thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who put on today’s Serpentine RC Last Friday of the Month 5k race.  And thank you to everyone who has been involved in these races during 2019.  You may like to know that two new all-time Series Records were set today with Los Angeles Olympian, Yuko Gordon breaking the W65 record with her time of 21:20 and Seyfu Jamaal, who is

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Saturday club run - 28 December

24 December 2019

The club run will be going ahead as normal, setting off from the Seymour Leisure Centre at 9.45am.  Full details on https://www.serpentine.org.uk/pages/training_run_sat.html

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Committee meeting minutes - 9 December 2019 meeting

23 December 2019

The minutes of the last committee meeting held on 9 December 2019 are now available on the website here.

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Entries open for trip to National XC championships Feb 2020

16 December 2019

The biggest cross country event of the season takes place on Saturday 22nd February 2020 at Wollaton Park near Nottingham, and you have until Sunday 5th January to enter. Sign up here

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Club championship road races for 2020

9 December 2019

I'm pleased to announce the club championship road races for 2020 over 10k, 10 miles and the half marathon.

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Sunday Cross Country League - 22 December - Stevenage

8 December 2019

Ths next race is in Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage.  8km, with everyone starting together at 10.30am.  Please click above for more information.

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County Cross Country Champs - entries now open

4 December 2019

The first cross country champs of 2020 are the County Cross Country Championships which are held on Saturday 4th January for Middlesex, and Sunday 5th January for Surrey. Entries are now open - you have until Saturday 21st December to send me your entry details.

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in December 2019

29 November 2019

Christmas? The General Election? There’s a lot going on in December, so why would the Serpies be any different? Get ready for another great month in the Club…

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Results round-up - December

26 November 2019

Many thanks to David Chalfen for writing this, and congratulations to everyone involved.

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Sunday Cross Country League - 1 December

26 November 2019

The next Sunday League race is in Trent Park, Cockfosters starting at 10.30am.  Click above for full race information.

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Sporting Brain Box talk on Wednesday 4 December - from two Serpentine members!

24 November 2019

Two Serpentine members, Josephine Perry and Sarah Dudgeon, have kindly agreed to host a talk for members on their new Sporting Brain Box product on Wednesday 4 December, 8.15-9.15pm (after the club run), in the Seymour Leisure Centre conference room.

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Metropolitan League Cross Country - Saturday 7 December

22 November 2019

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. 

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Last Friday of the Month 5k - 29 November

20 November 2019

The November race has sold out and no further entries can be taken.  Entries are open for the 27 December race via www.runbritain.com

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Serpie Trail - Box Hill 23 November 2019 (Saturday)

16 November 2019

This Saturday (23 November 2019) we have a social trail run in the Box Hill.  It is a 12 km circular through scenic undulating countryside from the Dorking station with a lot of ups and downs around the infamous Box Hill, with a pub stop near the end if you have time to stay.

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Christmas social trail running trip - FULL

13 November 2019

An update to the article below. The trip is currently full up, but spaces may become available so please email us if you are interested in joining. We do ask that if you do not have a place, please do not tag along by arranging your own accommodation and turning up anyway!

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Help out at the NYD 10k !

12 November 2019

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Serpies!  Help put on the first race of a new decade by volunteering at our Start Fitness New Year's Day 10k and 3k events on 1 January in Hyde Park. We need 100 helpers to put on a memorable and safe event for 650+ runners.  Th

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Strength and Conditioning talk - Monday 25 November **NOW CANCELLED**

12 November 2019

Pure Sports Medicine are running a Strength and Conditioning talk on Monday 25 November at the Kensington Clinic, 7-8pm, to explain how working actively on your strength can help with injury prevention.

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Southern cross country champs - ENTRIES CLOSE 15TH DEC

11 November 2019

Entries are now open for the South of England cross country championships (the Southerns) which take place on Saturday 25th January 2020 at Parliament Hill Fields. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 15th December, everything you need to know about the race and how to enter is below...

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Lanzarote trip - Final call!

10 November 2019

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Bookings for our Club La Santa, Lanzarote 2020 trip close on 1st December and we don’t want you to miss out, so here is what you need to know if you’re still unsure about joining us.

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Serpentine Parkrun Day - Sat 30th November, Clapham Common

10 November 2019

We will have our first Club parkrun Day in Clapham Common on 30th Nov - wear your Serpie colours and run together!

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Last Friday of the Month 5k - 2020

9 November 2019

Entries for the 31 January, 28 February and 27 March races are open at www.runbritain.com

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Serpentimes Issue 10 is out!

9 November 2019

Serpentimes Issue 10 is here to brighten those dark winter evenings! We have eight amazing articles covering a wide range of topics including the muddy and fun Sunday League XC, tactics for ...Full story

Marshals sought for London Cross Country Championships – Saturday, 16 November

6 November 2019

Please click above to find out about volunteering as a Hampstead Heath course marshal.

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Cross Country Fraternity Cup & Sorority Cup - Saturday 23rd November

6 November 2019

The Fraternity Cup and Sorority Cup are both coming up - you don't need to enter in advance, but here are the details. The race is approx 5 miles and both men and women race togther, plus our Junior athletes can race as guests in the North West London Young Athletes League.

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Committee meeting minutes - 21 October 2019 meeting

4 November 2019

The minutes of the last committee meeting held on 21 October 2019 are now available on the website here.

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in November 2019

30 October 2019

No need to dread the winter blues - there is so much going on in Serpentine in November.  Here is what the Club has t

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Entries for SEAA Masters cross country champs now open

29 October 2019

Entries for the South of England Masters cross country championships, which will be on Saturday 7th December at Horspath Track in Oxford close at midnight on Monday 11th November.

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Results round-up - November

28 October 2019

Many thanks to David Chalfen for writing this, and congratulations to everyone involved.

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Serpentine Open Night – Wednesday 30th October

26 October 2019

Serpentine welcomes non-members to join our Club Runs for free on Wednesday evening 30th October 2019

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Last Friday of the Month 5k - 25 October

23 October 2019

The 25 October race has sold out and no further entries can be taken.  A reminder that the meeting point, start and finish are by the BOAT HOUSE with the 2-lap course being used. 

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Ad hoc committee meeting minutes - 2 October 2019 meeting

17 October 2019

The minutes of an ad hoc committee meeting held on 2 October 2019 are now available on the website.

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London cross country champs - entries now open!

16 October 2019

Entries are now open for the London cross country championships, closing on Sunday 27th October. The race takes place on Saturday 16th November at Parliament Hill. There are entry criteria that apply so please read the news story in full BEFORE sending your entry in. 

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SUNDAY CROSS COUNTY LEAGUE: Sunday, 20 October – Cheshunt

16 October 2019

Please click above for race information.  All entries taken on the day - and it's free to enter.  Just turn up with your Serpie top.

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Call out for volunteers - North London XC champs, Sat 2nd Nov

11 October 2019

This year Serpentine are hosting the North London cross country championships at Wormwood Scrubs on Saturday 2nd November, and Malcolm French and I need some help!

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2019 Track & Field awards and club champions

10 October 2019

On Wednesday 9th of October the club celebrated the 2019 T&F season with a social event and awards presentation.

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A message from our Mental Health Champions - for World Mental Health Day

9 October 2019

Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health day, and our Mental Health Champions would like to share some thoughts and highlight this year’s theme - suicide prevention.

We’re here to listen to anything, from a bad day at the office or that your dog has died, to you’re struggling with negative thoughts or even suicide -  and everything in between. #RunAndTalk h

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AGM 2019 Minutes available

6 October 2019

The 2019 Annual General Meeting was held on 11 September 2019 and the minutes are now available on this website page.

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COME TO THE LANZAROTE 2020 LAUNCH PARTY ON 16 OCTOBER!

2 October 2019

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Any Serpie thinking about coming on the 2020 Lanzarote trip should come to our launch party on  Wednesday 16th October at 7.45pm at The Union Bar, 88-90 George Street, W1U 8PA - a short walk from Seymour Centre. Wine, juices and food all laid on.

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Results round-up - October

2 October 2019

Many thanks to David Chalfen for his write-up of some recent highlights and congratulations to everyone involved. 

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in October 2019

2 October 2019

Hello Serpies.

October is now with us. As every month, there is tonnes happening in the Serpie calendar! Here are the highlights for your diary.

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Serpie Tony Payne to run in the world champs marathon

1 October 2019

Best of luck to club member Tony Payne, who will be representing Thailand in the World Athletics Championship Marathon in Doha.

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Committee meeting minutes - 16 September 2019 meeting

30 September 2019

The minutes of the last committee meeting held on 16 September 2019 are now available on the website.

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STRENGTH TRAINING SESSIONS FOR RUNNERS

30 September 2019

Greetings Serpies! You may know me from coaching at Paddington Tuesday Track and taking spin on Wednesdays. I am also a Level 3 Personal Trainer and I will be leading a monthly outdoor strength training session through Autumn and Winter

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10k club champs winners crowned

30 September 2019

Congratulations to Chris Wright and Jacqueline O'Connor for winning the 10k club championship at the Middlesex and Open 10k in Victoria Park yesterday.  

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

29 September 2019

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 wil

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Serpentine win silver at the SEAA Road Relays

23 September 2019

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Many congratulations to the men's A team (Tony Payne, Nick Torry, Andy Greenleaf, Will Green, Chris Wright, & Callan Moody) for winning a silver medal at the South of England Road Relays in Crystal Palace.

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Committee meeting minutes - 9 September 2019 meeting

23 September 2019

The minutes of the last committee meeting held on 9 September 2019 are now available on the website.

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Road Relay success

22 September 2019

Congratulations to the Serpentine men's A Team who took silver at the SEAA Regional Road Relays at Crystal Palace on Sunday. Full results are on ...Full story

Team Cross Country Relay Championships - entries open

20 September 2019

The first championships cross country race of 2019 is on the horizon - the Southerns cross country team relay champs. These follow a similar format to the road relays, and this year are being held on Saturday 19th October at Wormwood Scrubs. They are a great opportunity to race cross country over a shorter distance, 3x3km for the women and 4x5km for the men, with the added

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*Extended until Sat 28 Sept* - Donate your second hand training kit to the Malawi National team

14 September 2019

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You can still donate sports gear items to the Malawian national athletes,  this Saturday 28th between 9.00am and 12.00 midday at Seymour centre.Please bring any unwanted, decent-condition running shoes, vests/tops,  shorts, hats, sunglasses, water bottles etc. to the kit room. 

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Secretary's Shield awarded

12 September 2019

Congratulations to Kevin Murray, this year's winner of the Secretary's Shield Award!

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Committee changes

12 September 2019

There were changes to five roles on the club's committee at this year's AGM. Rhiannon Needham, Tom Poynton, Maureen Seguin, Peter Clarke and Alex Elferink all decided to stand down from their respective roles on the committee.

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Introduction to cross country training series 2019

9 September 2019

These coached session are the Introduction to Cross Country training series for Serpentine members who have never run cross country, new to cross country as adults, or would like to have a taste of what it is before the season starts.

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Results round-up - September

4 September 2019

With thanks to David Chalfen for writing this up, here's just some of the highlights from the last few weeks.  Well done to everyone involved.  

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Cross country information session - Wednesday 18 September

4 September 2019

We will be holding a short session to tell you more about the club’s cross-country races.  This will take place after the club runs on Wednesday 18 September from about 8pm in the club room (where the trophy cabinet is) and last around half an hour. 

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Half-marathon club champs crowned

3 September 2019

Congratulations to our half-marathon club champions - Anna Lawson (womens), Nicolas Besson (mens) and Cath Ferguson (age-graded) and to all club members who ran the Maidenhead Half Marathon, our club championship race.

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Cross country information session - Wednesday 18 September

3 September 2019

We will be holding a short session to tell you more about the club’s cross-country races.  This will take place after the club runs on Wednesday 18 September from about 8pm in the club room (where the trophy cabinet is) and last around half an hour.  All are welcome, both new and experienced club members, and we very much want to continue our club’s record of getting more

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Forthcoming Foundation track sessions

2 September 2019

September’s Foundation track sessions (Monday evenings at Paddington starting at 7.00pm) are now on the website via the Running / Track Training tab.  Coaches Steph, Jo and Cliff look forward to welcoming you.

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Seminar on Prevention and Management of Common Running Injuries

31 August 2019

The next Serpie seminar will take place at 7pm in the upstairs conference room in the Seymour Centre on Monday 30 September.  This will cover running injuries (and how to avoid them) and sign-ups are now open.

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No Foundation track session on Bank Holiday Monday

24 August 2019

A reminder that as it's a Bank Holiday, there's no track session at Paddington this Monday. Everything gets back to normal the following Monday (2 September).

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SAL match 5 - Race report

20 August 2019

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Great result for our SAL team at the last match of the season in Ware on Saturday 17th August: after a tense fight with home club Herts Phoenix, we managed to squeeze our second win of 2019 with a small margin. Thanks to all that have competed in the season: our team finished in sixth place in the league, an improvement from last year and only 2.5 points away from promotion.

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Autumn 6/4 Stage Road Relays 22 September & 6 October - sign up now!

20 August 2019

The 6/4 Stage Relays mark the transition between the track and X-country seasons and are a great opportunity to run for your club, support your team mates and enjoy a Serpie trip with race entry paid for by the club. Sign up now.

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Met League team manager(s) wanted

19 August 2019

Would you like to be a team manager for our teams in the Met League this winter? 

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Results round-up - August

13 August 2019

With thanks to David Chalfen for writing this up, here's just some of the highlights from the last few weeks.  Well done to everyone involved.  But in particular to Will, who now has the 16th fastest all-time British 5000m time for a V40, and the fastest by a 44 year old.  

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LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR SUMMER PARTY TICKETS!!

13 August 2019

Tickets for the summer party (to be held at The White Horse pub, 2 Exchange Sq, Appold St, EC2M2QA this Saturday 17th August) will cease to be on sale this THURSDAY 15th AUGUST. This is so we can finalise catering numbers.Available online here

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Isle of Wight Fell Series

13 August 2019

14th & 15th September 2019 - Sign up for the weekend trip to the 2019 Isle of Wight Fell Series is now open and will close on Sunday 1st September.

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Club record broken

6 August 2019

Congratulations to Sam Barnes, who broke his own club record over the mile.

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Committee meeting minutes - 22 July 2019 meeting

4 August 2019

The minutes of the last committee meeting held on 22 July 2019 are now available on the website.

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Notice: Annual General Meeting to be held on 11 September 2019

31 July 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Serpentine Running Club will be held in the El Alamein / Trafalgar Suite at the Victory Services Club, 63/79 Seymour Street, London W2 2HF at 20:00 on Wednesday 11 September 2019 

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Club record broken

28 July 2019

Congratulations to Callan Moody, who broke the men's club record for 5000m (track) last night in a time of 13:59.36 at the MK5000PB Special Open.

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Assembly League - Race 5 at Victoria Park on 1 August

26 July 2019

The fifth race in this year's Assembly League series will be in Victoria Park, Hackney on Thursday 1 August.  The race distance will be 3.5 miles and it starts at 7.30pm.

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5k club champs and Grand Prix results

26 July 2019

Last night over 60 Serpies took part in the 5k club champs, the fourth and final race in the Grand Prix race series.

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****IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE 5K CLUB CHAMPS THIS THURSDAY-PLEASE READ!***

23 July 2019

In light of temperatures reaching 36 degrees this Thursday, the race organisers have decided to put the following measures in place to deal with the hot conditions at the 5k Club Champs in Battersea Park:

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Summer League home fixture - 11th August

21 July 2019

Saving the best til last, it's the final Summer League fixture in Battersea Park on Sunday 11th August and we are hosting, so we need Serpie marshalls, timekeepers, bakers and runners!

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Grand Prix - Finale - 5KM - 25th July

21 July 2019

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The final competition in the Summer Grand Prix Series takes place on Thursday 25th July. This is a 5km road race and will be held at Battersea Park from 8pm.  

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No Tuesday track session at Paddington on 23 July

21 July 2019

There will be no Paddington track session on Tuesday 23 July as it is the club 5k championships on Thursday. Sessions will resume on 30 July.

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Lanzarote 2020 Registration open!

18 July 2019

We’re excited to announce that the registration for the 2020 Lanzarote training trip in Club La Santa is now open! Please click the headline above for further information and head to the Serpie website to book your place before it’s too late!

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SAL match 4 - Race report

17 July 2019

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Full-on day at Battersea track for our SAL home match and we had them all: from great performances to late night at the pub, from sandwich-gate to icosathlon fever and fantastic debuts; and then we had to say goodbye to one of our friends. In short, a wonderful day of team spirit and fun without icing on the cake, missing the win (again) by few points

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5k club record broken

16 July 2019

Many congratulations to Nick Torry who set a new 5k (road) club record at the Sri Chinmoy 5k race at Battersea Park yesterday (15 July).

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Results round-up - July

15 July 2019

With thanks to David Chalfen for writing this up, here's just some of the highlights from the last few weeks.  Well done to everyone involved.

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Summer League fourth fixture, 21st July 9.30am, Regent's Park

13 July 2019

The penultimate Summer League fixture is on Sunday 21st July in Regent's Park, 10km race starts 9.30am. Meet near 'The Hub' in the centre of the park. 

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Summer Party - Tickets now available!

6 July 2019

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SUMMER PARTY!! 17th August 2019. The White Horse pub. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE here:

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Serpentimes Issue 9 is out!

3 July 2019

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 Serpentimes Issue 9 is hot off the digital press. The nine articles in our latest issue make for the perfect combination of inspiration and rumination. We not only have motivating articles about how to become a tri coach or an ...Full story

Assembly League Race 4 in Crystal Palace Park on Thursday 4 July

1 July 2019

The fourth race in the 2019 Assembly League takes place on Thursday 4th July in Crystal Palace Park, starting at 7:30pm. 

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Committee meeting minutes - 17 June 2019 meeting

30 June 2019

The minutes of the last committee meeting held on 17 June 2019 are now available on the website.

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Grand Prix - first race 1K - 29th June

25 June 2019

The first race in the Summer Grand Prix series takes place on Saturday, 29 June over a 1km course in Hyde Park from 9.00am.  We will need some volunteers to act as timekeepers, recorders, marshals, to register runners and process their results. Click above for more information.

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Social trail run (Hassocks) on Saturday 29th June

24 June 2019

Please join us on a social trail run from Hassocks to Lewes through the beautiful South Downs Way led by Hisayo Kawahara on 29 June (Saturday).

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*Volunteers needed* at the first Grand Prix Race - 29th June.

24 June 2019

The first race in the summer Grand Prix Series takes place on Saturday 29th June over a 1km course in Hyde Park from 9:00am, and we are looking for volunteers.

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SAL match 3 - Race report

21 June 2019

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Another great day out for our SAL team: we were very close to winning our second match of the season and missed out by only few points.

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Results round-up - June

19 June 2019

With thanks to David Chalfen for writing this up, here's just some of the highlights from the few weeks.  Well done to everyone involved.

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RUN LONDON RELAY *SERPIE TAKEOVER* JULY 14

17 June 2019

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RUN LONDON, RELAY HAPPINESS

For the life lovers and big idea believers. All speeds, shapes and sizes. Come run with us this summer at the London Relay. The London Relay is a non-stop 30 day running relay taking place from June 29 to July 28 and we have a whole 24 hours to ourselves on July 14!

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10k club championship race - entry now open

14 June 2019

The 10k club championship will be held within the Middlesex and Open 10k in Victoria Park on Sunday 29 September at 10:30am.  

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Lanzarote 2020 *SAVE THE DATE*

13 June 2019

We are excited to announce the dates for next year's trip to Club La Santa in Lanzarote.  Mark your diaries for 5 – 15 March 2020!

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Welsh Castles Relay

13 June 2019

Over 40 Serpies enjoyed a successful and enjoyable trip to Wales last weekend to take part in the annual Welsh Castles Relay.  This 20-stage relay race covers over 200 miles from Caernarfon to Cardiff and we have been sending teams for over 30 years.  It is always a brilliant weekend away and this year didn't disappoint, despite a bit of rain, and we saw some excellent running perform

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Committee meeting minutes - 20 May 2019 meeting

12 June 2019

The minutes of the last committee meeting held on 20 May 2019 are now available on the website.

 

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Serpie Trail adventures this summer

12 June 2019

The Peak District and back - in a day!   We've planned a beautiful 26 mile trail run suitable for marathon runners on 10th August, leaving 8am returning 9pm.  Sign-up is open and early train booking is advised to take advantage of cheaper Advance tickets.

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Committee meeting minutes - 20 May 2019 meeting

3 June 2019

The minutes of the last committee meeting held on 20 May 2019 are now available on the website.

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Results round-up - May

29 May 2019

With thanks to David Chalfen for writing this up, here's just some of the highlights from the few weeks.  Well done to everyone involved.

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Serpentine Summer Grand Prix coming soon

29 May 2019

The Serpentine summer grand prix series takes place in June and July – please do put these four dates in your diary.

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Assembly League race at Leyton Jubilee Park Thursday 6 June 2019

28 May 2019

The third race of the 2019 Assembly League takes place on Thursday 6 June over a 5k course in Leyton Jubilee Park, starting at 7:30pm.  

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Last Friday of the Month 5k - 31 May

24 May 2019

The 31 May race has sold out and no further entries can be taken. This includes no entries on race day.  However, you can now enter the 28 June race online through RunBritain at www.runbritain.com

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Vitality 10K - post race social

24 May 2019

Join us in the Buckingham Arms, 62 Petty France, from 11am for post-race drinks.

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SAL match 2 - Race report

23 May 2019

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Last Saturday wasn't clearly a good day for Watford's sport fans. Apart from the FA cup final, Serpentine also beat their local athletics team, as well as the rest of the clubs, at the second SAL match of the season. So yes, Serpentine won the match, first one this season!

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Nick Torry selected to run for England

21 May 2019

Many congratulations to Nick Torry, who has been selected to run for England.

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Fun and prizes at the Green Belt Relay

20 May 2019

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2019 Green Belt Relay.  

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Summer League 1st fixture - Sunday 2nd June, Dulwich Park

19 May 2019

Sunshine, running, cake, what better way to start your Sunday? The Summer League is back for 2019!

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Welsh Castles Relay 2019

17 May 2019

Are you available 8-9 June and up for a Serpie weekend away, racing in Wales? Good news - you can still sign up for the Welsh Castles relay!

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Mental Health Awareness Week

16 May 2019

“A person with health has 1,000 dreams. A person without it has 1: to recover.”[1]

This week (13 to 19 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK's national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and

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Sat 18th May - Jog the beautiful Eden Valley Walk

15 May 2019

Jog the beautiful Eden Valley Walk from Hever Station to Tonbridge Station on a run led by Hisayo Kawahara.

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Athletics Officials courses

15 May 2019

If you’re interested in helping your club by becoming a qualified Athletics Official you may like to know that the following local courses are coming up during July:-

Saturday, 20 July - Timekeeping and Field Judging courses at Wimbledon College

Sunday, 28 July - Track Judging and Field Judging at Allianz Park (the home of Saracens Rugby Club), Hendon

These are half-day

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No Paddington track session, 6 May

4 May 2019

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Join the Lanzarote 2020 team!

3 May 2019

Would you like to be part of the team organising our Lanzarote trip for 2020? If you enjoy coordinating events, can spin several plates at once and love the thought of a Serpie La Santa experience then we would like to hear from you.

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Welsh Castles Relay 2019

1 May 2019

Sign up for the Welsh Castles Relay (8-9 June 2019) has now opened. This year we have 2 teams entered (open and women's).

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Committee meeting minutes - 15 April 2019 meeting

29 April 2019

The minutes of the last committee meeting held on 15 April 2019 are now available on the website.

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Assembly League - Race 2

29 April 2019

The second race in this year's Assembly League series will be in Victoria Park, Hackney on Thursday 2 May.  Distance, 3.5 miles.  Start 7.30pm.

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London Marathon Report

29 April 2019

Many thanks to David Chalfen for writing his report on yesterday's marathon.

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London Marathon Preview

24 April 2019

David Chalfen has kindly provided this preview ahead of Sunday's London Marathon. 

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Last Friday of the Month 5k - 26 April

23 April 2019

The April race has sold out and no further entries can be taken, including no entries being taken on race day.  Entries for the 31 May race are open through RunBritain - www.runbritain.com

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London Marathon - Spectating and pub details

23 April 2019

The London marathon is a big race both for competitors and spectators. Sid Wills will be leading the contingent heading to the South side of the Highway in Shadwell for spectating miles 13 and 22. We have also booked space in The Buckingham Arms, close to the finish from 12pm for post marathon drinks. 

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Middlesex track and field championships - 11 and 12 May – entries close soon

21 April 2019

Entries for the Middlesex Athletics track and field championships, to be held at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Edmonton, close on Friday, 26 April. Enter online at:https://entries.opentrack.run/2019/middxtfchamps/   

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It's time to pay your 2019-2020 England Athletics registration fee.

18 April 2019

The 2019-2020 England Athletics (EA) registration year began on 1 April and all first claim members will need to pay their EA registration fee if they have not already done so.  Click above to find out how to do this.

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Results round-up - April

18 April 2019

With thanks to David Chalfen for writing this up, here's just some of the highlights from the few weeks.  Well done to everyone involved.

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Met League AGM - summary of changes

18 April 2019

With many thanks to Tash Sheel for representing the club, the Met League held its AGM on Monday 15 April.  A few changes were made to how the league operates and we are excited to be able to share that all races will be gender equal both in terms of distance and age categories have been equalised. The fixture list for next year looks set to be the best set of courses and venues for a

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Nick Torry breaks V40 club record

8 April 2019

Many congratulations to Nick Torry who broke the men's V40 club record at the Paddock Wood Half Marathon yesterday.

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First Assembly League race in Beckenham on Thursday 4 April at 7:15pm

2 April 2019

The Assembly League is a series of six races open to all members of the 14 clubs in the league.  These include Kent AC, Victoria Park Harriers, Dulwich Runners, Eton Manor, Stock Exchange AC and Beckenham RC.

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Summer League 2019

2 April 2019

The Summer League is a series of five inter-club races held in parks across London that are free to enter. 

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Serpie Callan Moody to run in the World Cross Country Championship this Saturday

28 March 2019

Many congratulations to Serpentine member Callan Moody, who has been selected to run for New Zealand in the World Cross Country Championship on Saturday.

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Results round-up - March

26 March 2019

With thanks to David Chalfen for writing this up, here's just some of the highlights from the few weeks.  Well done to everyone involved.

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Track access at Paddington Recreation Ground

25 March 2019

Our Tuesday night track sessions at Paddington Recreation Ground for seniors are some of the most well-attended Serpentine training sessions we have.  I have met with Everyone Active and Westminster City Council, who operate the track, to clarify the terms of our use of the track after a few problems emerged. 

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Serpentimes - News from the editors desk and getting involved for Issue 9

25 March 2019

We hope you enjoyed reading Serpentimes Issue 8 as much as we enjoyed putting it together. There are two pieces of news to announce about the magazine.

The first is that Diana Valk, who has been guest editing Serpentimes for the last three issues, will be taking on the editorship role permanently from James Edgar. James was the driv

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Your club needs you!

24 March 2019

Dear Serpies

You will have seen the Save the Date for the club's AGM on Wednesday 11th September. You might consider standing for the committee at the AGM and we hope that you will. But I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight the many ways to contribute to the club – and a new development.

I mentioned recently in Serpentimes that we are looking at changing how we manage

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Foundation track sessions updated

24 March 2019

The next set of Monday evening Foundation track sessions at Paddington Rec have just been posted on the website at  ...Full story

Serpie success at the Inter-Counties

11 March 2019

Congratulations to Chris Wright, Andy Greenleaf and Tash Sheel who took part in the competitive and prestigious Inter-Counties Cross-Country championship on Saturday 9 March in Prestwold Hall, Loughborough.

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Committee meeting minutes - 25 February 2019 meeting

10 March 2019

The minutes of the last committee meeting held on 25 February 2019 are now available on the website.

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The Big Half Sunday 10 March 2019 - post-race social

7 March 2019

We have booked a space at the Kings Arms for some much needed post race rehydration. The address is 16 King William Walk, SE10 9JH. It is booked from 11:00 and if anyone is around earlier then there should be people congregating at the cafe in the National Maritime Museum museum (this is the main cafe at the back of the museum accessed via the Greenwich Parkside entrance). 

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February results roundup

26 February 2019

With thanks to David Chalfen for writing this up, here's just some of the highlights from the few weeks.  Well done to everyone involved.

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Serpentimes Issue 8 is out

22 February 2019

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The first Serpentimes of 2019 has arrived!

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Green Belt Relay: entries now open

22 February 2019

Register now for one of the best Serpie weekends. We have four teams (men, women, vets and mixed) - 44 places for this year's GBR, which takes place on May 18th and 19th.

 

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WANTED: Mental Health Ambassadors/Champions

18 February 2019

Hello Serpies - Your club needs You! (please) 

We would like some friendly serpies to volunteer to join the wellbeing team as Mental Health Ambassadors/Champions to be on the Wednesday night club runs on the Last Wednesdays of the Month.

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Last Half of the London Marathon training run Sunday 14th April 2019

18 February 2019

This year’s training run will take place on Sunday 14 April 2019 and start at 9am from Tower Hill tube station.

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12 and 6 stage road relays - sign up now!

5 February 2019

The South of England SEAA 12 stage (men) and 6 stage (women) road relays will be held at Milton Keynes track on Sunday 24th March 2018, followed by ...Full story

Committee meeting minutes - 21 January 2019 meeting

4 February 2019

The minutes of the last committee meeting held on 21 January 2019 are now available on the website.

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Sunday Cross Country League - Royston - 10 February

1 February 2019

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2019 Club 10m Championship Race Results

29 January 2019

The 10 mile club championships took place at the Fred Hughes 10 in St Albans on Sunday 20th January. 

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January results round-up

28 January 2019

With thanks to David Chalfen for writing this up, here's just some of the highlights from the few weeks.  Well done to everyone involved.

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Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5k - 25 January

22 January 2019

The 25 January race has sold out and no further entries can be taken.   No entries will be available on the day.

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Marshals sought – Southern Cross Country Championships – Saturday, 26 January – Hampstead Heath

19 January 2019

I’m looking for people to be course marshals at this Saturday’s Southern Cross Country Championships.  They’re on Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath.  Some 96 Serpies have entered across all the age groups, so there will be lots of club colleagues to cheer on.  It’s always an excellent day’s competition, entirely organised by volunteers.  I

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Discounted entry for Maidenhead Half Marathon (club champs)

16 January 2019

The organisers of the Maidenhead Half Marathon, in which we will hold our club champs race on 1 September, have kindly offered a 20% discount on all entries for Serpentine members.

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Results round-up – December and January

8 January 2019

With thanks to David Chalfen for writing this up, here's just some of the highlights from the last month or so.  Well done to everyone involved.

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