News from the last 12 months

 

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 this Christmas & New Year!

25 December 2020

Merry Christmas Serpies!

For those who want to spend the Christmas period with someone in the club whilst getting a bit of exercise, there is good news for you. Under the Tier 4 restrictions we are now allowed to exercise with one other person outside of our household. Therefore we are resuming the "Running in Pairs" initiative originated in the November 'lockdow

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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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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Week 4 (2nd to 8th May 2020)

3 May 2020

Hello Serpies,

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Virtual 5K last week. We had 107 runners taking part, including 98 who were in the handicap race – another brilliant turn-out!

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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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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Week 3 (25th April to 1st May 2020)

25 April 2020

Hello Serpies,

Another great week in the Serpiesphere Virtual 5K. We now have the first ever Virtual 5K winner in our Club’s history. Let’s identify the next one in a week’s time!

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Committee meeting minutes - March/April 2020

20 April 2020

Following the formal committee meeting held on 16 March, two further ad hoc committee meetings were held by telephone on 22 and 25 March. Following these meetings a decision was taken by the Committee on 10 April 2020.The minutes of the ad hoc committee meetings held on 25 and 27 March, and the decision taken on 10 April 2020, are now available on the website

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Serpiesphere Virtual 5K – Week 2 (18th to 24th April 2020)

19 April 2020

Hello Serpies,

We had a successful inaugural week of the Serpiesphere Virtual 5k. A massive thank you and hope you all enjoyed it. This is a quick review of last week and details of this week’s race.

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Introducing the “Serpiesphere Virtual 5K”

12 April 2020

Hello Serpies,

Disappointed that all the recent races have been cancelled and there have been no club running events for a few weeks? This being Easter, it is time to bring some running back to the Club – introducing the weekly “Serpiesphere Virtual 5K”!

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Committee meeting minutes - 16 March 2020 meeting

30 March 2020

The minutes of the last committee meeting held on 16 March 2020 are now available on the website here.

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2020-21 England Athletics registration fees

27 March 2020

The 2020-21 England Athletics registration year begins on 1 April.  Click above to find out how to renew your competition licence or register for the first time.

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Serpie WhatsApp Groups for COVID-19 Support

25 March 2020

In response to an initiative suggested by some of our members, we have set up 5 WhatsApp groups, with the aim of creating a practical support network for Serpies, their family members or anyone they know who is in need across the London area.

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Serpies survive Covid-19 blog - Reaching out with words to Serpies on club day Wednesday

25 March 2020

Our fantatstic Serpie Mental Health Champions (MHCs) are making their blog a weekly event!  

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Important Update for all Serpentine Members - 16 March 2020: COVID-19

17 March 2020

In view of Government guidance released on Monday 16th March and following extended discussion, the club is taking further steps to address the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Last Friday of the Month 5k

12 March 2020

The April, May and June races have been cancelled.

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Middlesex Masters medallists

8 March 2020

Congratulations to Andrew Roberts who took the M60 silver medal at the Middlesex Masters Cross Country Championships and to Simon Caney who was the M50 bronze medallist.  It was a well organised, competitive, yet friendly competition to bring the season to a close.    

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Green Belt Relay – 16th & 17th May 2020 – Sign Up Now!

4 March 2020

Hello Serpies, it is time to register for one of the best Serpie weekends - the Green Belt Relay will soon be upon us again. Be one of the 44 Serpies running for four teams (men, women, vets and mixed) on 16th and 17th May 2020!

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Social Trail Running on South Downs Way (Hassocks - Lewes)

29 February 2020

Please join us on a social trail run from Hassocks to Lewes through the beautiful South Downs Way led by Hisayo Kawahara on 7 March (Saturday).

 

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Results round-up - March

29 February 2020

Thank you to David Chalfen for writing this up, and congratulations to everyone involved.

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in March 2020

28 February 2020

Hello Serpies: Are you ready for some March Madness? Get yourself a cuppa and enjoy this sneak preview of March 2020...

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Middlesex Masters Cross Country champs - entries re-open!

26 February 2020

Following cancellation due to Storm Dennis, entries have been re-opened for Middlesex Masters Cross Country championships, rescheduled to take place at Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6DF on Sunday 8th March.

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Committee meeting minutes - 10 February 2020 meeting

23 February 2020

The minutes of the last committee meeting held on 10 Febuary 2020 are now available on the website here.

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Help sought - Serpentine Last Friday 5k – 28 February

23 February 2020

Would you like to help with the course marshalling or at the finish of this Friday’s race in Hyde Park? Please click above for more information.

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Middlesex Indoor Track and Field Championships

21 February 2020

This is one of your last opportunities to compete Indoors this winter:14 and 15 March - Lee Valley Athletics Centre.  You need to be Middlesex qualified to enter (i.e. born in North London or have lived in the area for 9 months).  Entries close at midnight, Thursday 27 February.  Sign up at https://data.open

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12 and 6 stage road relays - sign up now!

19 February 2020

The South of England SEAA 12 stage (men) and 6 stage (women) road relays will be held at Milton Keynes track on Sunday 22nd March 2020, followed

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Serpentine Parkrun Day - Saturday 29th February, Hampstead Heath

8 February 2020

We will have our next Club parkrun Day in Hampstead Heath on Saturday 29th February - wear your Serpie colours and run together!

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Sunday Cross Country League - Royston - 9 February - RACE CANCELLED

7 February 2020

The deteriorating weather forecast with winds now anticipated to be gusting at 70mph means that the race has been cancelled.  We are investigating the possibility of rearranging for Sunday, 1 March.

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Trophies awarded at the Winter Party

5 February 2020

Saturday's Winter Party was once again great fun and a huge sell-out success - many thanks to Sarah and the rest of the team for making it happen.

During the evening we announced the award of three trophies: the John Stonham Farewell Cup, the David Simpson Memorial Trophy, and the Innovation Cup.

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in February 2020

30 January 2020

Hello Serpies - Need some inspiration to continue your New Year’s Sporting Resolution?  Look no further than a wonderful Serpie February…

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Serpie Trail - Farnham to Guildford 1 February 2020 (Saturday)

26 January 2020

Hisayo Kawahara is leading a social trail running over the first (or the last) 11 miles of the North Downs Way from Farnham to Guildford on 1 February 2020.

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Results round-up - February

23 January 2020

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

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LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE YOUR WINTER PARTY TICKETS!

23 January 2020

Tickets for the Winter Party have been selling thick and fast. In order that we can finalise the catering numbers, tickets will cease to be available after this Sunday 26th January (or earlier if they sell out).

Details and tickets can be found here

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Southern Cross Country Champs: race day details for runners and supporters

20 January 2020

Race day information for everyone who has pre-entered the Southern cross country championships at Parliament Hill on Saturday 25th January, and for anyone who wants to come and support.

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Committee meeting minutes - 6 January 2020 meeting

20 January 2020

The minutes of the last committee meeting held on 6 January 2020 are now available on the website here.

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Marshals sought - Southern Cross Country Championships - Saturday, 25 January - Hampstead Heath

18 January 2020

The club  is looking for volunteers to be course marshals at this important competition.  Click above for more information.

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Serpentine Winter Party - Tickets now on sale!

4 January 2020

Tickets are now available for the Serpentine Winter party to be held on Saturday 1st February. Details and tickets can be found here

 

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Serpentine - What’s Happening in January 2020

29 December 2019

Serpentine starts the new decade with a bang – check out the following activities for January 2020…

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Results round-up - January 2020

20 December 2019

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

 

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Social Trail run on South Downs Way (Hassocks - Lewes)

30 November -1

Please join us on a social trail run from Hassocks to Lewes through the beautiful South Downs Way led by Hisayo Kawahara on 7 March (Saturday).

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