The next Handicap will be on Saturday (4th June)

Registration opens 8.15am, and closes 8.55am sharp. Meet at the Boathouse.


Ok, so it's wet and miserable now but the forecasts all point to ideal conditions for this Saturday's Handicap. You have the difficult choice of a fantastically social race or a fantasticially social morning of volunteering. We need a few more marshalls this month because of various other, less entertaining, events happening in Hyde Park! 

If you're up for being a marshal/timekeeper/writerdowner or cheerer - please email us at You get a free coffee, loan of a fluorescent bib, and a warm round of applause from the runners at the end! 

We meet as normal at the Boathouse on the north side of the Serpentine. If you're running, the race is open to club members only and is 6,975 metres of pure joy (or two laps of the Serpentine, in old money). Registration opens at 8.15am and closes promptly at 8.55am or earlier if the race limit of 100 is reached. You do not need to pre-register. You can only register on the day. First time runners need to pay £2 for their race number which is then used for all subsequent races. If you forget your number you will need to buy another which costs £2.

If you have never run the handicap before, or have only run it once in your lifetime, or you haven't run for more than a year, then you will be a "scratch" runner on Saturday. This means that you are running to establish your legitimate start time instead of using a temporary time we estimate for your first races. Scratch runners run the same course, but they cannot win medals or score points. (Once you have done your two scratch runs, you compete on the same level as other competitors and can win medals and points and acclaim).

You need to wear your club colours to score points, or win medals - make sure you have your red top with yellow stripes if you're going to compete (tri tops, red/gold Serpie t-shirts, and running tops are all valid).

See more information about the handicap

The Handicappers

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