In short: Perfect for the lunch hour! In full: Great way to get a short, sharp competitive run in. My first 5k, but I'll be hoping to make this a regular throughout 2010, and look forward to giving the usual course a try in January. Thanks to the all behind the scenes. Date of review: November 29, 2009
In short: "Ohh la la", , I just love this London race. In full: Mr.French, Je voudrais que vous sachiez que j'aime la course 5k serpentine.
The Serpentine 5k race or also known as Brooks last Friday of the month, is a populaire rapide pace race held in Londre Hyde parc. The homme et backbone of these races is Mr. Malcolm French, who wears many chapeaux such as Race Directeur, time keeper et data collector amongst other things. Also there’s Beth the kind madame who hands out the running nombres. This année Brooks Running has teamed up with Malcolm, Brooks known best when it comes to bon team work. This 5k race attracts many club et non-club runners et also runners who can complete marathons over six heures!!! Also runners from the famous Runners World team. Brooks last Vendredi of the mois, is run every mois throughout the année; attracting over 200 runners every race. The race spaces can fill up deux weeks prior to the race date. The race is split into teams; Team A is for the rapide runners who can run under 22 minutes they start the race at 12.30, then team B, the slower runners follow 2 minutes later. The route takes runners around Londre Hyde parc. The runners run on the tarmac paths; the route is mainly flat with a couple of petit inclines. The Marshals, who are runners themselves, are friendly and encouraging. The race also attracts many spectators however they do not cheer on the runners, they just stand and stare like Hawks and utter not a word of encouragement! The race results are posted quickly on Serpentine Running Club website. The results can be categorised, by gender, time and age. You can also view your running times throughout the year
The bon news is there is sufficient amount of toilettes within the parc, also a Cafe and a couple of shops. This race venue is easy to commute to, outside the parc there is a voiture parc nearby is which a bit cher. Alternatively there is Hyde Parc Corner tube station which is nearby. The mal news is there are no médailles, t-shirts, drinking eau at the finition (take your own eau or energy drink. There is no showers (take Maman or Linx). Nevertheless this is a top class and populaire race and the entry fee cost only arachides.
Très bon Malcolm French you deserve to pat yourself on your back for producing such a magnifique and high quality enjoyable race. Malcolm is also linked to other popular races such as Serpentine New Year’s 10k and Middlesex open 10k. I just love this Londré Parc race. Maybe it’s because I am Londoner. Runners you can run but you can’t Hyde. Mond de Coureurs please forgive my francais.
In short: My first ever race.........fantastic location !! In full: Very pleased with the organisation. I was accidentally entered into the December Race and only realised a week before, but was we had established the confusion, I was allowed to race, no problems ..... thanks Malcolm Date of review: January 30, 2009