We come first, we come last, we come anywhere in between!

Serpentine members compete in a wide variety of races, including those hosted by the club itself. Whilst the club encompasses some of the top runners in the London area, we proudly aim to have both the fastest and slowest runners in every race.

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Serpentine races

Monthly Club Handicap

Our monthly, members-only 7k race around the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park operates on a handicap basis so that anyone can win. Always with a lively social gathering afterwards, this is a monthly highlight for many of our members.

Cross country

A great way to train over the winter – enhance strength and endurance, meet new people and get socially muddy!

Interclub league races

All levels are invited to compete as part of the Serpentine team, in one of the friendly, summer interclub league races, including the Assembly League and Summer League road races, plus the Southern Athletics League (SAL) and Rosenheim League track and field events

Club championship races and ‘Grand prix’

Test yourself year on year with a series of races for first-claim Serpentine members. Trophies for the male, female and age-graded winners of each race.

TCS London marathon

The original race in the Serpentine Calendar remains a central one for many of our members. Each year we offer club places, along with a wide range of preparation training sessions and events.

Team relays

Running is also a team sport and we also participate in multi day events such as the Green Belt and Welsh Castle relays. Some team events are more competitive such as the national 6 and 12 stage relays, some are more about the participation. All are fun!

NYD10k 2023

Last Friday 5k and New Year’s Day 10k & 3k

Members can also take part in our Last Friday of the Month 5k in Hyde Park, and earn a ballot place in the New Year’s Day 10k & 3k fun run.

Learn more about “New Year’s Day 10k”

Learn more about “Last Friday of the Month 5k”

Trail races

Serpies also take part in trail races throughout the UK. Serpentine is also affiliated to England Athletics for fell running so Serpies can enter any race organised by the Fell Running Association. While London will never be a hotbed for hills, there are several races within fairly easy reach, including Box Hill in January, North Downs Way in June, Epping Forest in June, and the Isle Of Wight series in September.

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