Serpie Quiz

Q1

Let’s celebrate some of the wonderful achievements of our club members, past and present with a little quiz.

Answers at the bottom of the article

Racing Hard

1. Who are the Serpentine Golden Girls?   What did they do?

2. Which Serpie represented England in the Marathon at the 2014 Commonwealth Games?

3. Which former Serpie became a Triathlon World Champion?

4. Who is the new member who will represent GB at the World Adventure Racing Championships?

5. Why did a former Serpie swim coach find herself as headline news in the Hyde Park triathlon world championships?

 

The Endurance Round

a. Who has run across America (current club members only)?

b. Name two club members who have completed the Bob Graham round in the Lake District?

c. And two more Serpies who have walked across Europe?

d. Who has just completed their 100th Marathon?

 

The Photo Round

i. Where can you find this plaque?

ii. Who is the runner in this photo?

iii. What were these cakes baked to celebrate?  And who baked them?

The Answers

Racing Hard

1. Who are the Serpentine Golden Girls? What did they do?

Hilary Walker, Eddie Brocklesby, Hilary Webber and Margaret Sills

Race Across America

2. Which Serpie represented England in the Marathon at the 2014 Commonwealth Games?

Nicholas Torry – report here

3. Which former Serpie became a Triathlon Ironman World Champion?

Chrissie Wellington – report here

4. Who is the new member who will represent GB at the World Adventure Racing Championships?

Adam Taylor

5. Why did a former a Serpie swim coach find herself as headline news in the Hyde Park triathlon world championships?

Shirin Gerami, who was Iran’s first female triathlete to take part in the world championship

The Endurance Round

a. Who has run across America (current club members only)?

Jennifer Bradley – report here

b. Name two club members who have completed the Bob Graham round in the Lake District

Two out of Alan Hall, Harold Wyber and James Edgar – bonus mark for all three. Members list here

(and these may not be the only ones)

c. And two more Serpies who have walked across Europe

Ian Brodrick

Simon Watts

d. Who has just completed their 100th Marathon?

Rhys Pippard

The Photo Round

i. Where can you find this plaque?

Beneath the Ibis statue on the edge of the Serpentine lake.

ii. Who is the runner in this photo?

Marianne Morris

iii. What were these cakes baked to celebrate?  And who baked them?

Baked by Eamonn Richardson to celebrate his 300th handicap

Catharine Sowerby started running in the last century, to improve her orienteering. In 2005, after running her first half marathon she joined Serpentine. 10 years, 6 marathons, 1 Green Belt Relay, 2 Isle of Wight Fell race weekends, 2 Lanzarote trips and too many races to mention she can still be found running whenever she’s not injured or swimming.