The Jekyll and Hyde Park Serpentine duathlon returns to Hyde park on Sunday 30th October.
The aptly named Jekyll and Hyde triathlon is a fun and fast route with additional prizes on offer for those with the best fancy dress costumes, from pumpkins to witches and roadkill, entrants really get into the spirit of the event.
Sunday 30 October 2016
The Bandstand, Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London
Approximately 4.2km Run / 20.8km Bike / 7.6km Run
Dress Code: Fancy dress is encouraged but not essential, but remember you’ve got to be in it to win it!
As London is so busy and because Serpentine run and tri club support a healthier lifestyle, reducing our carbon footprint and fighting climate change.
They recommend saving time, money and improving fitness as well as helping the environment by choosing to walk, cycle or use public transport and if you must you a car, try sharing.
Cycling - It's a fantastic way to warm up your legs prior to the race. Please remember that cycling is not allowed on many of Hyde Park's footpaths - when making your way to and from the race please respect this and don't risk creating ill-feeling with the park authorities and users. This might prevent this event from being run in the future.
Parking - There is limited parking in the area - parking is available at the Diana Fountain and the Triangle Car Park, both off West Carriage Drive, and there are spaces on West Carriage Drive itself. Please note that parking is not free after 8:30 am. Underground Parking is available at the Park Lane Car Park.
Please note there is no race day entry to this event, all entries must be made in advance.
First Leg (Run):
Run 1 lap of the Serpentine on tarmac paths - 4.2km.
Second Leg (Bike):
Cycle 8 laps of South Carriage Drive (roads closed to traffic). Don't be fooled, it's not flat but it should be fast and the road surface is good. Dead turns at both ends - 20.8km.
Due to clash with the changing of the Queen's Life Guard, there is a strict bike cut-off of 9:30am. If you have not started your final lap by 9:25am, you may be withdrawn from the race.
Organisers have found in the past that every year a few competitors complete the wrong number of laps. It is surprisingly difficult to count to eight as you get tired. A handy tip is to attach 8 small pieces of tape, one for each lap, to your bike frame. Peel one off at the end of each lap and when you have one left you know you are on your last lap.
Third Leg (Run):
Run 2 laps of the Serpentine on tarmac paths - 7.6km.
Bag Drop is available near registration and will be watched by marshals. To make collection easier, please write your race number on the luggage tag provided at registration and attach it to your bag. Do not leave money or valuables as we cannot accept any responsibility for their loss.
There are no showers or changing facilities in Hyde Park so you need to go ready to race.
The nearest public toilets are near the start on Serpentine Road and will be open from 7am (cost 20p).
Food and hot drinks will be available at the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen after 8am.
Hyde Park is a beautiful place to spend time after the race and there are cafes at the eastern end of the Serpentine and at the Lido. If you don't come to this part of Central London much, how about a feed in the atmospheric Lebanese cafes on Edgware Road? Or head south from the park and join the ladies who lunch in Harvey Nic's! See the map on the Royal Park's website for other park facilities.
- Cash prizes and Pumpkins will be awarded for the following:
- Overall Male & Female first, second and third place (Overall Male & Female will be removed from the individual age division awards).
- First place finishers in each age category (V40, V50, V60 etc).
- First, second and third place male and female teams (3 to score).
- BEST FANCY DRESS COSTUME!
Are you taking part? Send your pictures to email@example.com.