News from the last 12 months

 

Committee meeting minutes - April 2021

1 May 2021

The minutes of the club committee meeting, held on 19th April are now available on the website here.

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5K Road Race test event in Hyde Park - 15th May

29 April 2021

Serpentine Running Club is organising a members-only 5K road race test event within the Royal Parks as part of moving towards offering more events to both members and non-members.

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Race 7 Results and Race 8 Instructions

26 April 2021

Hi Serpies,

Well done to everyone who took advantage of the warmer April weather by participating in Serpiesphere Race 7. 

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Special Event: Zoom chat with Chrissie Wellington, World Champion, ex-Serpie

13 April 2021

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Four time Ironman World Champion & long distance triathlon world record holder Chrissie Wellington, shares her training and racing tips

This is a special event FREE to Serpie members. Spaces are limited so sign up soon! 

Monday 26th April, 19:00 (over Zoom)

 

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Tour de Serpiesphere – Stage 4 (16k) Results and Stage 5 (2 miles) Entry

9 April 2021

Hello Serpies,

The hard work is done and the finish line of the Tour de Serpiesphere is almost in sight. Time to take a breath (and put some warm clothes on if you're in the UK) and get ready to finish strong.

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Easter Special Results and Race 7 Instructions

8 April 2021

Hi Serpies,

Well done to the 52 runners who saw in April Fools’ Day and Easter by taking part in Serpiesphere Race 6. An impressive 37 of these have completed every race so far of Series 3 – it’s great to see so many regular participants!

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Committee meeting minutes - March 2021

4 April 2021

The minutes of the club committee meeting, held on 22nd March are now available on the website here.

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in April 2021

1 April 2021

Hello Serpies,

Hoorah! The lockdown is over and we are back in business. We have loved our virtual events, but let’s face it – nothing beats running together and racing each other!  Most of our virtual events are still on-going in April, but now we are able to add Club Runs and regular training sessions back to our activity schedule. So, sit back, have a cup of tea, and d

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Club runs re-start

27 March 2021

We are excited to announce that following the easing of restrictions, club runs will be resuming on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, starting from this coming Wednesday 31st March.

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Tour de Serpiesphere – one week left in Stage 4

26 March 2021

It’s time for a reminder that there’s just one week left in Stage 4 of our Tour de Serpiesphere competition.  Stage 4 is a 16km race and you have until 10pm on Easter Sunday, 4th April to enter. 

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***SERPIES GET TOGETHER FOR EASTER***

24 March 2021

Easter 2021 with Serpies - click above for information about our special Easter event.

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Race 5 Results and Race 6 (April Fool and Easter Special) Instructions

21 March 2021

Race 5, which was combined with Stage 3 of the Tour de Serpiesphere, had a record turnout for this series with 98 runners taking part. An impressive 37 participants improved on their previous best time, achieving a handicapped time of less than 60 minutes.

If you decided to join the Serpiesphere again this week after a break away, welcome back to

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Tour de Serpiesphere – Stage 4 has begun!

17 March 2021

The Tour de Serpiesphere has passed its halfway stage, with the longest and the shortest stages still to come. Stage 4 – the longest stage with 16km of running – has just begun, and will close on 4th April.

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Race 4 Results and Race 5 Instructions

10 March 2021

Hi Serpies,

We had another great turnout as the weather gradually warmed up, with 62 runners participating in Serpiesphere Race 4.

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Committee meeting minutes - February 2021

7 March 2021

The minutes of the club committee meeting, held on 21st February are now available on the website here.

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in March 2021

7 March 2021

We all hope this is it – these may be the last few weeks for the UK to be in ‘lockdown’. Of course, we mustn’t drop our guard and we must do our best to suppress Covid and abide by the rules, but the prospect of coming out of lockdown has given all of us some hope. Whilst the Club is putting plans together for a likely resumption of activity in April (following the ...Full story

Tour de Serpiesphere – Stage 2 (10k) Results and Stage 3 (5k) Entry

6 March 2021

Hello Serpies,

The Tour de Serphiesphere is well underway and we've got over 11 miles under our belt. If you sometimes picture yourself running along the London Marathon route you'd have just gone past Rotherhithe station and heading towards Tower Bridge. It's been another bumper stage some great performances and some new runners joining the fun. Just a r

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5k (Race 5) – Featuring Tour de Serpiesphere Stage 3 (Closing 15th March)

2 March 2021

Hello Serpies,

Now that the dust has settled for last week’s races of the Serpiesphere Virtual 5k Spring Series and also the Tour de Serpiesphere, we have a combined 5k for both race series!

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Chris Cameron-Doe

25 February 2021

I have to bring you the very sad news that one of our former members, Chris Cameron-Doe, has passed away.

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Tour de Serpiesphere – Stage 2 Closing Soon!

25 February 2021

Hello Serpies,

If the warmer weather and the prospect of 'real' racing on the horizon once lockdown eases has put a spring in your step, why not put it to good use and join the Tour de Serpiesphere? Here is a reminder of Stage 2 finishing on Sunday 28th Feb.

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Valentine’s Special Results and Race 4 Instructions

25 February 2021

Well done to the 62 runners who celebrated Valentine’s Day 2021 by running a 5K! 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Zoom social last week – it was great to see your faces after so long and catch up on each other’s running achievements. 

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Tour de Serpiesphere – Stage 1 (8k) Results and Stage 2 (10k) Entry

20 February 2021

What a start to the Tour de Serpiesphere!  Stage 1 had everything – a large virtual peloton, great running scenery, very cold temperatures (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), and some amazingly fast times! Here’s a round-up of Stage 1.

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Rachel Broster's funeral arrangements

13 February 2021

I have to bring you the very sad news that another of our members, Rachel Broster, has passed away.

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Serpiesphere – Wednesday Club Social Room

11 February 2021

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Valentine's Special Serpieshere, winners announcements

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Tour de Serpiesphere – Stage 2 instructions

6 February 2021

Our Tour de Serpiesphere is well underway and some of us have already posted our Stage 2 (10k) times. Click above to find out how you can enter.

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K - Spring Series Race 2 Results and Race 3 (Valentine’s Special) Instructions

4 February 2021

It was a fantastic second race of the series with 67 runners taking part – even more than Race 1.

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COVID - National Lockdown - changes to organised activities

2 February 2021

Following the UK Government's announcement of a further national lockdown, all club organised activities for adult and junior members with some exceptions as outlined in our “What’s Happening in March” message, are suspended indefinitely.  Please click above for the full England Athletics guidance.

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in February 2021

2 February 2021

Hello Serpies,

Well done for making it through Dry January, Veganuary, the January Team Hatch Bingo Challenge, or whatever you were up to in those cold January days! February promises to be another excellent month for all Serpentine members, even in this current lockdown. Here is what’s in store for

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Committee meeting minutes - January 2021

29 January 2021

The minutes of the club committee meeting, held on 11th January are now available on the website here.

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Introducing the Tour de Serpiesphere

21 January 2021

Although it is still doubtful whether there will be any spring marathons in 2021, we have the next best thing lined up for you. Let us present – the Tour de Serpiesphere!

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K - Spring Series Race 1 Results and Race 2 Instructions

17 January 2021

Well done to everyone who got 2021 off to a great start by taking part in Race 1 of the Serpiesphere Virtual 5K Spring Series (4th to 15th January).

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in January 2021

4 January 2021

Hello Serpies,

Happy New Year! I hope 2021 works out better than 2020 for all of us. In particular I hope what I mention in this monthly email will actually take place, rather than being cancelled due to new restrictions (as happened in November and December)! The Prime Minister announced new lockdown measures effective from 5 January, but if you think there won’

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Trophy awards announced at the Serpentine New Year’s Day Zoom Social

3 January 2021

We had a great start to the year with a really well attended New Year’s Day Zoom Social event. Many thanks to Sarah for her efforts in helping to organise this. We looked through photos from 2020, from the innocent happy days of January and February, though two lockdowns and much virtual connection and engagement in between.

During the even

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K - Introducing the Spring 2021 series, and Autumn 2020 series results

3 January 2021

It may be January and we might be almost in lockdown, but there is some good news... the Serpiesphere is back!

You can still run whenever and wherever you want, and your time will still be calculated on a handicap basis. But to mark the New Year we've added some exciting twists!

For more details and the results of Race 8 of the Autumn 2020 series, as well as last year's overall winn

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January Team Hatch Bingo Challenge

1 January 2021

Happy New Year Serpies!

Fancy a new Challenge in January? Read on....

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New Years Day Zoom Social - Friday at 11am

31 December 2020

Join us for a special New Years Day Zoom social, where we look back at the year gone by and announce some of the exciting plans we have for club members in 2021.

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Serpies Running in Pairs - Find a running partner every week (until 29th March)

25 December 2020

Hello Serpies - want to find a running partner during the current Lockdown?  Please sign up for 'Running in Pairs' here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ItpP59V3xi0MShvi_7CdGXyQE2ihqcdsSm7QQCHoaVA/

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in December 2020

20 December 2020

Please click above for information about the virtual workouts the club can offer from 20 December.

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Autumn series Race 7 results and Race 8 instructions

20 December 2020

Well done to all those who took part in the penultimate race of the Serpiesphere Virtual 5K Autumn series (28/11/2020 to 11/12/2020). Here is a quick review of Race 7 and instructions for Race 8 (the final race of the series!).

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Gary Dench, 1969 - 2020

19 December 2020

Sadly, we have to report the death of Gary at the early age of 51.  Our thoughts are with his partner, Sarah and their daughter, Sofia.  Please click above for more.

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Committee meeting minutes - November 2020

14 December 2020

The minutes of the club committee meeting, held on 30 November, are now available on the website here.

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Autumn series Race 6 results and Race 7 instructions

6 December 2020

Well done to all those who took part in race 6 of the Serpiesphere Virtual 5K Autumn series (14th to 27th November).  Here is a quick review of Race 6 and instructions for Race 7.

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in December 2020

1 December 2020

Hello Serpies,

It was a massive pity that we were not able to operate as intended in November, with a new national lockdown enforced for most of the month. Luckily for us, as you may have heard our Covid coordinator Liz Ayres yesterday, we are able to resume from early December onwards. With group running back on and also Christma

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Serpentine RC – Coached Sessions and Club Runs Update

30 November 2020

Good news!  Club runs and coached sessions will be returning from Saturday, 5 December.  Click above for more information.

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Serpentine Secret Santa 2020

25 November 2020

Santa is coming to Serpentine...

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Committee meeting minutes - 28 October 2020

11 November 2020

The minutes of the club committee meeting, held on 28 October, are now available on the website here.

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CORRECTION: Serpiesphere Virtual 5K Autumn series points (race 4)

9 November 2020

Please note the lockdown points in the latest Serpiephere 5K results email were incorrect. You can find the full corrected results list below.

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in November 2020

4 November 2020

Please click above for the latrest on our November activities.

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Serpentine RC – Coached Sessions and Club Runs Update

1 November 2020

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.

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Serpentine round-up - November 2020

29 October 2020

Many thanks to David Chalfen for writing up the below, and congratulations to everyone involved.

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Covid Tier 3 - important changes to club runs

16 October 2020

Due to London moving into the ‘Tier 3 – Very High’ category with regards to Covid-19, from Saturday, 17 October we are having to make some important changes to the Wednesday and Saturday club runs.  They will now start and finish in Hyde Park, not from the Seymour Centre.  Please click above for more information.

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AGM Minutes 2020 available

13 October 2020

The 2020 Annual General Meeting was held on 14 September 2020 and the minutes are now available on this website page.

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Serpentine round-up - October 2020

11 October 2020

Many thanks to David Chalfen for writing up the below, and congratulations to everyone involved.

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Committee meeting minutes - 21 September 2020

5 October 2020

The minutes of the club committee meeting, held on 21 September, are now available on the website here.

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in October 2020

4 October 2020

Hello Serpies,

So I hear, autumn is upon us now and it is a little colder, darker and rainier. Also there is some uncertainty regarding how the Covid-related restrictions will change. But try to tell us Serpies that – of course, just like much of this unusual year, we only know how to be active! Here is our full October programme…

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Club Runs from the Seymour Centre are continuing. Sign up NOW!

1 October 2020

We're delighted that our group club runs are back every Saturday morning and Wednesday evening. With the Covid-19 pandemic still ongoing, we are having to organise the runs differently, so everyone can participate safely, and you will need to register in advance.  Bookings are being taken two weeks in advance.  

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Club runs - Return to the Seymour Centre

1 October 2020

From Wednesday 16th of September 2020 our Wednesday evening and Saturday morning club runs will resume from the Seymour Centre for a trial period of 4 weeks with the hope that we can continue thereafter if the trial goes well.

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Committee meeting minutes - 7 September 2020

21 September 2020

The minutes of the club committee meeting, held on 7 September, are now available on the website here.

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The Serpiesphere Virtual 5k is back! The Autumn series, race 2, has started

19 September 2020

After a brief break following the Lockdown Championship series, the Serpiesphere virtual 5K is back for an Autumn series - and race 2 has started! This race will operate on the same basis as before, but will take place every fortnight instead of every week (so you have

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in September 2020

16 September 2020

We may be saying a slow goodbye to summer 2020, but we at Serpentine are showing no signs of stopping having fun running.  Here is what’s happening in the Club in September… 

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Secretary's Shield awarded

16 September 2020

 Congratulations to Diana Valk, this year's winner of the Secretary's Shield Award!

 

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2020 Annual Committee Report

7 September 2020

The 2020 annual report from the committee is now available to read here

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Committee meeting minutes - August 2020

25 August 2020

The minutes of the club committee meeting, held on 13 August, are now available on the website here

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Grand Prix 10k – Bonus Race - Entry Details

25 August 2020

The 10K bonus race will run for two weeks between 17th and 30th August.  Run and enter your time anytime between now and 9pm on the 30th August.  Click above for entry details

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5k – the End of ‘Lockdown’

19 August 2020

Hello Serpies,

What a competition we have had in the past 18 weeks. As the Serpiesphere Virtual 5k Lockdown Series drew to a close last Sunday, here is a round-up of Week 18, as well as a summary of the whole Lockdown Championship.

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Notice: Annual General Meeting to be held on 14 September 2020

2 August 2020

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Serpentine Running Club will be held at 19:00 on Monday 14 September 2020The meeting will be held by Zoom. ...Full story

Committee meeting minutes - 23 July 2020

30 July 2020

The minutes of the club committee meeting, held on 23 July, are now available on the website here

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Committee meeting minutes - 17 July 2020

28 July 2020

The minutes of the club committee meeting, held on 17 July, are now available on the website here

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5k Week 16 (25th to 31st July) & Week 17 (1st to 8th August)

26 July 2020

Hello Serpies,

Well done to the 53 Serpies who ran in last week’s Serpiesphere Virtual 5k. With 3 weeks of racing to go, this is the last preview email (for both weeks 16 and 17) of the series, before we move on to the final week – the Club Championship week from 9th August. But first, let’s look back on Week 15…

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5k Week 15 - 18th to 24th July 2020 (and Club Runs)

19 July 2020

Hello Serpies,

Well done to the 63 Serpies who ran in last week’s Serpiesphere Virtual 5k. Here are the results of Week 14, a preview of Week 15, and some details of this week’s Club Runs.

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Committee meeting minutes - 3 July 2020

18 July 2020

The minutes of the club committee meeting, held on 3 July, are now available on the website here

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5k Week 14 - 11th to 17th July 2020 (and Club Runs)

12 July 2020

Hello Serpies,

Well done to the 66 Serpies who ran in last week’s Serpiesphere Virtual 5k. Here are the results of Week 13, a preview of Week 14, and some details of this week’s Club Runs.

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in July 2020

8 July 2020

Hello Serpies,

We are back! After these last few surreal months, our Club is getting back to normal – well, almost. We are once again holding club runs and training sessions. Our Grand Prix Club Championship races are on. And there is the Summer League and the Duathlon. Oh, and Serpiesphere Virtual 5k is still going strong. This is what Serpentine brings you in J

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5k – Week 13 (4th to 10th July 2020)

5 July 2020

Hello Serpies,

Thanks to all 73 Serpies who ran in last week’s Serpiesphere Virtual 5k. We’d like to give you a quick update of the race series, as well as the results of Week 12 and the start of Week 13!

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Committee meeting minutes - 19 June 2020

1 July 2020

Following the formal committee meeting held on 16 March, an ad hoc committee meeting was held by Zoom on 19 June to discuss recent updated guidance from England Athletics. The minutes can be accessed here.

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28th June-5th July - 2020 Virtual Grand Prix Club championship Race 1k

28 June 2020

We hope you are all ready for the Grand Prix season which will kick off (virtually) this Sunday with the 1k race. Run and enter your time between 9am on the 28th June and 9pm on the 5th July to be in with a chance of getting a PB, a race award, or even one of our fantastic spot prizes which will be open to all who enter. Click above for more information.

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5k – Week 12 (27th June to 3rd July 2020)

27 June 2020

Hello Serpies,

Well done to the 73 Serpies who braved the hot weather to run in last week’s Serpiesphere Virtual 5k. Here is a quick round up of Week 11 and an introduction to Week 12!

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Week 11 (20th to 26th June 2020)

21 June 2020

Hello Serpies,

Happy Summer Solstice everyone! Last week we had 82 members running the Serpiesphere Virtual 5k – well done to everyone! And Week 11 has just begun…

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Tell us your Running Stories!

18 June 2020

Hello Serpies,

We are all runners, so how about sharing your running stories with everyone? 

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Introducing the 2020 Virtual Summer Grand Prix Club Championships

17 June 2020

This year, our Grand Prix series is going virtual.  It starts with the 1k between 28 June and 5 July.  Click above for more information.

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Southern Athletics League 2020 - Update

10 June 2020

The 2020 SAL has been cancelled, so no official fixtures will happen this summer.

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Committee meeting minutes - 28 May 2020 meeting

10 June 2020

The minutes of the club committee meeting, held on 28 May, are now available on the website here

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Week 9 (6th to 12th June 2020)

7 June 2020

Hello Serpies,

Hope you all had a good weekend. Thanks to the 84 Serpies who took part in last week’s Serpiesphere Virtual 5K. Here comes Week 9…

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in June 2020

5 June 2020

Hello Serpies,

I am glad that we in Serpentine have weathered the Covid-19 crisis pretty well. Although there have been cases of infection and some of us have had a hard time financially and emotionally, as a Club we have been able to maintain our physical activities, mental wellbeing, and most importantly our community spirit. The situation is very fluid, and we conti

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Committee Meeting Minutes - April/May 2020

5 June 2020

Following exchanges of emails raising some issues on membership, the committee met by telephone on 16 April, participated in a call with England Athletics on 20 April, and then following further email exchanges the committee held a vote on 2/3 May 2020.

 A further regular committee meeting took place on 21 May 2020.

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Virtual Summer League 2020 - Final Fixture 10th - 16th August!

4 June 2020

This year, the Summer League is going virtual, but you can still expect the same mix of family friendly inter-club competition, cakes and relay races!

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Virtual duathlon 5-7th June

4 June 2020

Our next virtual competition is a Duathlon that will be taking place this weekend.  Click above for information about how to enter.

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LANZAROTE 2021 -  COVID-19 UPDATE

25 May 2020

We’ve reached the time of year when we need to confirm numbers and pay a deposit to Club La Santa for the club trip to Lanzarote in 2021.

Sadly, due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 the Lanza team and the Committee do not feel able to make a firm commitment at this time, and have reluctantly decided that the trip will not take place in March 2021.

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Week 7 (23rd to 29th May 2020)

24 May 2020

Hello Serpies,

Thanks to the 89 Serpies who took part in last week’s Serpiesphere Virtual 5K.  Here is a quick review of Week 6 and instructions for Week 7!

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Week 6 (16th to 22nd May 2020)

17 May 2020

Hello Serpies,

Thanks to the 106 Serpies who took part in last week’s Serpiesphere Virtual 5K.  Whether you missed out, or you want to run a better time, or you just want to keep running, the good news is Week 6 has just begun!

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Week 5 (9th to 15th May 2020)

10 May 2020

Hello Serpies,

Another great week of the Serpiesphere Virtual 5K with 108 runners taking part, including 100 in the handicap race. Thanks for taking part – it is good to see a lot of us making this a routine and having something to measure ourselves every week. And another week’s race has just begun…

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Membership Extension - A Message to all Club Members

4 May 2020

Hello Serpies

These are strange days indeed, but we are getting through as best we can and I want to take a moment to acknowledge the amazing achievements from members across the club, that are keeping us going. We may not be fully 'business as usual', however these efforts are keeping us up and running and doing the sport we love to do.

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in May 2020

2 May 2020

Hello Serpies,

There is no denying that the ‘Lockdown’ due to the Covid-19 pandemic has been hard for everyone. Club members have been ill due to the disease; the NHS and key workers among us have been battling hard to keep everyone going. As a Club we are abiding by social distancing rules, so we cannot function with group activities as we do normally. But

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Committee meeting minutes - March/April 2020

30 November -1

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