Saturday Morning Runs

Come and join us to start your Saturday mornings at the Hyde Park Bandstand - run starts at 09:45.

Our group club runs are held every Saturday morning, except the first Saturday of the month (when the handicap race is held).   Non-members are welcome to come and try us out. Hopefully you'll like us enough to join the club - we ask that you join if you want to come again.

Pre-run registration

If you are a club member, there is no need to sign-up in advance for club runs.   

The Wednesday and Saturday club runs are also ideal for non-members who would like to come and try us out before deciding whether they would like to join us.  If you are a beginner we recommend you start with the Saturday morning run.   If you would like to join a club run to try out the club, please sign up here

Run groups

You will be placed into run-groups based on pace and route, but please feel free to let us know if you have any preferred run buddies.  Please also let us know if you could be a 'run group leader', who will make sure newcomers follow the routes and the pace is roughly what is advertised.


You have a choice of two routes – 2 parks (7km) and 3 parks (11.5km).


The pace groups vary, but range between 4:45mins/km (7:40mins/mile) - 7mins/km (11mins/mile) . There is a Run/Walk beginner's group as well.

Start - Hyde Park Bandstand

Please note that the Saturday club runs will be starting from the Hyde Park Bandstand.   Consequently, there is currently no bag drop or bike watching facility offered so please arrive ready to run.  However, members are allowed to use the Seymour Centre changing room where there are lockers available as bag drop. In order to access the lockers, please bring along your membership card to show the reception that you're a Serpentine member, and a padlock for the lockers.

Please arrive to bandstand ready for starts from 9:45am.   The runners will be divided into pace groups at the start.

Other do's and don'ts

  • Headphones are not permitted on club runs so that all runners can hear as well as see hazards.
  • Be responsible for your own actions and for the safety of yourself and others! Follow the rules of the road and be aware of those around you, including cars, bikes and pedestrians.
  • All runners should make sure other runners in their group, who may feel vulnerable, are accompanied at all times.
  • Dogs are not permitted on club runs.

And finally...

It is important that we adhere to England Athletics’ Guidance (see here) on these club runs. These are official club activities as outlined in our Covid-19 risk assessment, therefore please be aware of and abide by the related restrictions - we all have a part to play in making this safe and enjoyable. Any queries, please feel free to email our Club Runs Lead Catharine Sowerby or the Saturday Run Lead Sid Wills.

Hope to see many of you in these runs!  We also look forward to welcoming those who have just joined us or are coming to try out the club.