Late September and early October is always a busy period for club events and I’m on the lookout for some more volunteers.  Clearly, the Serpentine Handicap and the Last Friday 5k have been the top priorities but I’ve been asked to find some marshals for the Westminster Primary and Secondary Schools cross country competition that will be held in Regents Park on Thursday, 6 October and where I hope that some of our Serpentine juniors will be running.  This is a competition Serpentine has supported since its inception.  Would you like to get involved?

The competition date is Thursday, 6 October.

The venue is Regents Park. 

The meeting point will be The Hub, which is in the middle of Regents Park -

Marshals for the primary schools races will need to be available between 10.00am and 12.30pm. The secondary schools races take place in the afternoon and marshals will be needed between 12.30pm and about 3.30pm.

I'm very conscious that the races are in the middle of the working day. However, as well as appealing to those Serpies who have flexible work arrangements or maybe are not currently working for one reason or another or retired (when we’re involved in sport, do we ever really retire?!), I know there are a number of businesses that have "community support" schemes and it may be that they will be able to release members of staff for part of the day for a very worthwhile event.

Parents of Serpie juniors running in the races will also have a great view of the races by marshalling.

Please note that the children will all be supervised by qualified teachers / school staff and therefore there is no requirement for Serpie volunteers to have had a DBS check.

If you can help, please can you let me know by Wednesday, 5 October. Please can you indicate whether:

  • you can cover only the morning races
  • you can cover only the afternoon events (you would need to arrive by 12.30pm)
  • you're available for the whole time

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Malcolm French –

Privacy policy

This message was sent to you by Serpentine Running Club.

Please do not reply to this email as the return address is not monitored.

To find out more about the emails that Serpentine sends to its current members please