Registration opens 8.15am, and closes
8.55am sharp. Meet at the Boathouse.
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!
you're up for being a marshal/timekeeper/writerdowner or cheerer - please
email us at email@example.com.
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).