Southern Athletics League

SAL team 2014The Southern Athletics League is now the main track and field league for clubs in the SEAA region. Men and women compete in joint (male & female) teams. Serpentine are competing in the North West London division in the 2021 season.

From 1990 to 2011 Serpentine were members of the Southern Men's League, and for some of that time the Southern Women's League. See our progression through the rankings in the SML here.

Divisional structure

  • Division 1 of 16 clubs.
  • Division 2 of 32 clubs split into 2 regional sub-divisions.
  • Division 3 of 50+ remaining clubs split into 3 regional sub-divisions.

Each club meets every other club in their (sub)divison with a round-robin format for deciding who will meet at each of the five fixtures. For details see the SAL website.

2021 Fixtures

  • Sunday 20th June - Harrow (HA3 6SW)
  • Sunday 11 July - Uxbridge (UB8 1ES)
  • Saturday 14 August - Perivale (UB6 8TJ)
  • Saturday 11 September - Parliament Hill (NW5 1QR)

(For this season the first fixture, originally scheduled for Saturday 22 May, has been cancelled to allow clubs more time to get back into training, and tracks to reopen.

Competition format

Each meeting will have four (occasionally five or six clubs in the lower divisions), with men and women competing separately in a full timetable of track and field events (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m/5000m, 100/110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, 3000m/2000m/1500m steeplechase, high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, shot, discus, javelin, hammer, plus 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays).

Caroline in pole vault at SAL meetingEach team can have two competitors per event ('A' and 'B' string). On an eight lane track that means that generally the A & B strings will compete together in all races.

Points scoring is a simple: (6)-(5)-4-3-2-1 for each event, the team with the most points wins the fixture; then (6)-(5)-4-3-2-1 for each fixture to determine the league position.

Every point is valuable and it is therefore important that we enter competitors in every event.


If you are interested in participating, please contact one the team captains.

Men  Stuart Leigh
Women Rhiannon Needham