Also we have new 2016 Serpentine tri kit available to order direct from the manufacturer, only when our 'shop' is open. See here for details.
Use the kit for racing, training, or giving your support at races as a volunteer or spectator.
Kit can be purchased from the kit room in the basement of the Seymour Leisure Centre, adjacent to the club room area. Please note we do not provide a mail order service for kit.
For 2016 Serpentine triathlon kit see details here.
How to pay
- Credit/debit card
- Voucher as sent to new members; bring the letter with the voucher (Note: Vouchers are valid for 6 months from date of issue)
- Cash - exact amount only. Change is unavailable so any extra monies will be donated to Serpentine funds
Kit Room Opening Hours:
- on Wednesday evenings after the run, usually between 8.15pm and 8.45pm
- most Saturday mornings after the club run, around 11:15am to 11:45am
- except for the first Saturday of each month when it is closed because the club handicap is run
If the kit room won't be open as listed above, we'll try to send out a message on the 'training' mailing lists. Please note, however, that the kit room is run by volunteers and occasionally it may not be open, with no advance notice of closure possible.
If you have any questions, or would like to join our kit room volunteer team, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special note about racing in eligible kit
We urge you to wear a club running vest, crop-top or t-shirt (short or long sleeves) for running races. This kit – the style it's in, the colours and the portrayal of our two distinctive gold hoops – is officially recognised by UK Athletics and will ensure you and/or your team are eligible to represent the club in that race.
Please note the inverse running tops are not official kit and will not be recognised as so by UK Athletics. These are for visibility on training runs although we will allow them as kit for the Saturday handicap.
Our older tri kit, though very similar, is also not official running kit due to the use of black panels (our newer kit in the usual red and gold is ok). Wearing it for cross-country, road or other running races risks you being ineligible to represent the club in that race. This guideline applies to all the tri tops and tri suits. Tri shorts are permissible, although bear in mind that these have a thin towelling crotch protection pad intended to guard against chaffing against a saddle.
You are normally able to compete in tri competitions in the clothing of your choice providing it meets the rules (see rule 22 of the British Triathlon rule book). Note: our crop-top no longer meets the rules as it is too small (short). BTF are not as particular as UK Athletics about what you wear to represent your club. Do note, however, that the rules for our own Club Championships are very clear – club kit must be worn in Club Championship races in order to be eligible for Club Championships. The only exception to this rule is for the marathon where many people have to wear charity kit.