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Club Bike Bags - available to borrow

The club currently owns seven wheeled bike bags (four brand new) together with wheel bags and bike rack, which all members are welcome to borrow.Anyone interested should phone Neil McInerney on 07968 294746. As much advance notice as possible would be appreciated.Neil will collect a £20 deposit, which will be fully refunded when the bag or rack is returned in proper condition by an agreed date.

Club Ride Etiquette

Here are some Do's and Don'ts for club rides that people new to cycling or cycling in a group should find useful. In fact a useful reminder to us all. 


Sevenoaks Triathlon Club - ConstitutionMembers can see a copy of the new 2009 constitution here

Forum Rules

Please note we will DELETE all posts which:

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  • are sales related


  • Users are permitted to utilise a gallery avatar or to link to one of their own
  • User defined avatars are to be no larger than 90 pixels square, contain no animation, contain no image which attempts to portray the user as having an official status here.
  • May not exceed 6kB (6000 Bytes) in file size and have a consistently high availability.
  • Links to images on slow servers or those prone to failure will be removed by NEB Solutions.
  • Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, and so forth.

Offensive Material

  • All offensive material will be deleted (Note this excludes general banter)
  • Persistent offensive posting by individuals will result in a ban, and where appropriate action will be taken
  • From time to time posts maybe missed by 7Oaks Tri Club Moderators in this instance please contact to have a post(s) removed

AGM Minutes - Jan 2008

Minutes of 7Oaks Triathlon Club AGM 2008  Date:13/01/2008 Venue: 7Oaks School Pool 

Club Accounts 2007

The 2007 club accounts and accompanying notes were presented and accepted at the AGM on Sunday 13th January 2008.  To see the 2007 Accounts please click here and the accompanying notes can been seen by clicking here. Should you have any questions about the accounts for 2007; or wish to ask anything about any aspect of the club's finance then please contact me at any point (  The accounts and all accompanying paperwork are available to see by any member at any time.Mike ClyneTreasurer

Committee Meeting Minutes 01-02-08

The Committee met on the evening of 1st Feb and decided on the following:1.  We would purchase the full amount of Bike Transition Racking allowed for by the lottery grant but not paint it.2.  The April Race would allow for 300 entrants.3.  Champion Chip Timing would be used for the April Race.4.  The September race will Take Place on 14th September and cater for 300 entrants.5.  Club members would be allowed to take part in the Club Triathlons but they must marshal at the other one.6.  Simon McLaughlin is to be the New Race Director and will form a sub-committee to ensure that the April Race goes smoothly.  7.  The new website was approved by all and will go live next week.8.  Neil Donnelly has resigned as Sponsorship & PR Rep, potentially need to recruit a replacement but in the meantime all committee members will focus on gaining some sponsorship.

Members Area

This is the members area of the site.
There are certain areas available to everyone, members and browsers. These are:
Swimming : Cycling : Running : Forthcoming Events : Social Events
Once you become a member of the Club you will have access to the other areas:
Members Forum : General Club Updates : Club Championship : Club Admin : Club Kit 
Please see the Join Us Tab for details on how to join the Club.

7Oaks Triathlon




The 7Oaks Triathlon was held on Sunday 29th April 2012 after selling out within a day of entries opening.
The next 7Oaks Triathlon will be on 28 April 2013.and is sold out
You can also receive further information from our mailing list which can be joined by clicking here.
There is a lot more information about the race on the tabs on the right hand side of this page that may be of interest to you.
Previous results can be seen, details on the 'Evergreens' (those who have completed the race on five or more occasions) and much more.
Any questions not answered by all of the above information? Email us at for questions, comments, feedback or to find out more about the race.  
The 7Oaks Triathlon was voted 220 Magazine Race of the year 2009 (less than 500 entries). 
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Sevenoaks Tri Club Committee

The 7Oaks Tri Club Committee consists of the following personnel.  If there is anything you would like to discuss with any committee member on any Club matter please feel free to ask in person or via e-mail.  The Club core values are ENJOYMENT, TRANSPARENCY and EQUALITY.  Committee members will always try to apply these values in the activities they undertake on behalf of the Club.

 Stephen Searby
Paul Bonner Williams
Debbie Munton


Vice Chairman

Club Secretary


Huw Howell
Sam Bennett
Al Ahmed



Member Rep


David Lawson
Tony LaMoury

Donna Shepherd

Swim Rep

Cycle Rep

Club Welfare Officer



Val Place
Social Secretary


 The Committee are also
ably assisted by




 Mike Clyne
 Debbie Munton
Tony LaMoury

Sponsorship Rep

Club Librarian

Club Kit & Equipment Rep

 Club Coach


Club Coach
Neil Colvin

Club Swim Coach
Peter Balla

Joining Sevenoaks Tri Club

For 2013 there are two classes of membership:
Previously referred to as "Full", wet membership covers all regular club activities for the whole year including pool swimming, lake swimming and all coached bike and run sessions for one annual payment.
Dry members will be able to participate in club time trials (summer events paid for by the club,)  turbo sessions for free and can swim at the lake for £5.00 a swim. They will also be entitled to other club benefits available to wet members such as subsidised kit and social events.
All the above classes of membership are available within the following categories:

  1. Senior
  2. Junior/Student (under 18 or in full time education)
  3. Over 60s

Your category of membership is determined by your age as at 31st Dec in the year of membership.
There is a discount available for renewing 2012 members from 1st Jan - 31st Jan 2013
Please click here and log in with your user name and password which you will have received by email. If you need a reminder please email Please note this is a different username and password that you would use to log into the main club site
Fees for 2013 1st July -31st December 2013

Membership Category

Annual Membership

WET - Senior [Age 18 or over]


WET - Junior, Student


WET - Over 60s [Age 60 or over]


DRY (Existing Member) - Senior


 DRY (Existing Member) - Junior / Student


DRY (Existing Member) - Over 60's


DRY (New Member) - Senior

DRY (New Member) - Junior / Student

DRY (New Member) - Over 60's

How to Join the Club as a New Member
If you would like to join the club for the first time please follow this link here and click on New Registration. Follow each of the steps to join. If you have any questions please contact
Students in full-time education pay the same fees as Junior members but if 16 or over are classed as Senior Members for voting purposes.
The membership year runs from 1 January – 31 December 2013.
Our Training Standards
We welcome new members of all abilities, whether new to triathlon or experienced athletes. We have bike rides to suit all abilities at the weekend, and run special rides for prospective members who are unsure of their fitness levels on a bike. Similarly, run sessions are available for all abilities. Our coached swimming sessions also cater for a wide range of ability, and will be appropriate for you if you’re able to swim 400 metres front crawl in around 10 minutes or less. If you’re not at this level yet we’ll be happy to recommend appropriate swimming classes from local providers.If you have any questions please contact the club secretary at
Race Help
Please Note: Members are expected to marshal at the 7Oaks Triathlon organised by the club. This year there is only one race on 28th April.
Race Entries
Please ensure that the correct Club description is used when entering events (7Oaks Tri Club). This will help with compiling results and getting them on the web site.
The race kit will remain Louis Garneau for triathlon and SPIUK for cycle wear.To order kit please send email with Club Kit in Subject line to
BTF Documents
Public Liability Insurance Certificate here
BTF Affiliation Document here
7Oaks Tri Swimming Club Membership
Club members can also make use of their training by competing in swimming (usually Masters over 25) and Open Water events by joining the Sevenoaks Tri Swimming Club at no extra cost and registering with the Amateur Swimming Association.
See the Swim Rep for details.
Membership form is here and free to all members of 7oaks Tri Club

Lake Swimming May to September

Monday evening open water swimming

There is open water swimming at at Haysden Lake, Tonbridge from May to the end of September from 6.30pm to dusk.


Free to all members.

£5 to non club members.

Training Standard

Our club policy is that swimmers should be able to swim 400 meters front crawl in around 10 minutes or less. 


Some Rules

If you have not swum in a lake before please make yourselve known to one of the 7Oaks Tri Club members at signing in. We can help you understand what to expect when you first dip your toes in the water!

Non 7Oaks Tri Club members must be current members of the BTF and produce their card when signing in.  

No swimming without signing in and safety equipment in place.

Swim in anti-clockwise direction on designated routes

Wear brightly coloured swim hat

Novice open water swimmers make themselves known when signing in

Under 16 must be acccompanied by a parent or guardian

Do not swim near the lake edge except when entering and exiting lake

Follow marshall/lifeguard instructions

Any questions about the lake sessions please email Sally -

Haysden Lake 



Directions - From the A21, follow the road around to the right towards Tonbridge.  At the first roundabout turn left towards Tonbridge then at the second one, follow the signs for Haysden Country Park.  Go past the first turning on your right  for Barden Lake through Lower Haysden, and follow the road until you come to a group of houses.  Go straight on past these houses until you pass under the bridge for the A21.  Once under the bridge, turn right up the lane towards the lake.  At the barrier park in one of the car parks either side of the road and walk up to the lake (about 200yds) under the A21. (Please park in the club section of the car park marked with the sign).

There is also a good run route (just under 5km) from where you exit the water. Perfect for a cool down or to keep your supporters entertained. Location (here)

Club History

The Club was born following the successful running of the first Sevenoaks Triathlon in 1986. The Club was originally known as Tri7 and was run by Robin Marchant and former elite triathlete, Rob Searle. The Club attracted new members from the local surrounding areas and enjoyed success at local events.In 1996, the Club changed its name to Asics Multisport to reflect the connection to a local triathlon store based in Tunbridge Wells (Multisport) and sponsorship by Asics. Some of the local athletes enjoyed a sponsorship deal with Asics and the Club was also able to attract national elite athletes to race for the team. During the next six seasons the Club picked up awards at the National Age Group Championships, were six time champions at the South East Regional Relays and medalled at the National Relays. Many members also represented their country at world championships and two (then) local boys also picked up their GB elite caps (Martin Foster and Dave Castle).At the end of 2001, the Club went through another change and established a relationship with Newline, Team Newline Triathletes (or TNT!) was born. However, local athletes were having difficulties finding us and a decision was taken to re-name the Club Sevenoaks Triathlon Club (no prizes for imagination!).Today the Club continues to enjoy local and national success and has many members of all standards - from novice sprint triathletes to seasoned ironman competitors. We pride ourselves on being easy to approach (we understand your first training session with a bunch of strangers can be quite daunting!) and involving everyone!  All at the Club are expected to adopt the Club's core values whilst active as a Club member, whether this be taking part in triathlon events & representing the Club, training or even socializing, these are:ENJOYMENT, TRANSPARENCY & EQUALITY.We aim to enjoy what we do, communicate to all so that every member can see what is happening and treat everyone the same no matter what their ability or background.For details of Club training sessions & locations see the training tab.We look forward to seeing you.


We run 4 pool based sessions per week and 1 open water (summer only).  All 4 pool sessions are coached by resident swim coach Mike Wake  who has worked hard to create good technique as well as strong swimmers.We have sets to cater for all levels, with the pool divided up by ability. Please click on the Training tab above for more details.

Cycling and Running

Cycling and Running
Organised Cycling takes place mainly at weekends. There are regularly two groups that go out on Saturday mornings and three on a Sunday. A regular run group meets at 6:30pm on a Tuesday at the Leisure Centre with a track session on a Thursday evening.Please click on the Training tab above for more details.

Welcome to Sevenoaks Tri Club

Welcome to Sevenoaks Tri Club      
We are a friendly club based in Sevenoaks and the surrounding areas affiliated to the British Triathlon Federation and Triathlon England.  New members are always welcome - from beginners to more seasoned triathletes.
The best way to get started is to come along to one of the organised swim sessions - see Training Times for details. We are organising one Triathlon in 2013 in April  - see the 7Oaks Triathlon tab above.  Club members regularly take part in local, regional and national swimming, cycling and running events and to cap it all we have an active social section too. Please go to the Join Us tab for more information

Welcome to Sevenoaks Tri Club

This is where you will find some information on the background of the Club including  how we originated, our Club rules and our Club constitution.  The tabs on the right link to the Club History and the current line up of Committee Members.  You can e-mail any of the Committee Members at the relevant e-mail addresses shown beneath their photos.   All at the Club are expected to adopt the Club's core values whilst active as a Club member, whether this be taking part in triathlon events & representing the Club, training or even socializing, these are:ENJOYMENT, TRANSPARENCY & EQUALITY.For more information please contact - CLUB RULES.GENERAL1)    Members agree not to bring the Club into disrepute.2)    Members agree to abide by the Club’s core values.3)    Members must abide by the rules and articles of British Triathlon.TRAINING (CLUB ORGANISED ACTIVITIES)A.  SWIMMING1)    The local swimming pool rules must be adhered to.2)    Members must not enter water until the appropriate number of lifeguards are in place for all swim sessions.3)    In open water members must make themselves aware of all specific dangers relating to the chosen location.  Members must take their own appropriate safety precautions, and ensure reasonable safety cover is in place (see Open Water Guidelines, T17).  Members are responsible for their own safety.4)    Members must not swim in prohibited areas.5)    In open water Members must wear a brightly coloured swim hat.  B.  CYCLING1)    Helmets must be worn on all Club organised activities.  2)    Cyclists must obey the Highway Code.3)    Cyclists must be courteous to other road users.4)    Cyclists are responsible for their own safety.5)    Members must be happy that they are competent enough to ride with the group they have chosen to ride with.6)    Members must familiarise themselves with the Club etiquette with regard to riding in groups (see Cycle Section in members’ area of the website). 7)    Members must be fully conversant with the Club’s policies regarding what to do in the event of incidents or accidents whilst on Club organised cycle rides.  (see Cycle Section in members’ area of the website).  C)   RUNNING1)    Members must have due regard for pedestrians and other legitimate users of foot paths, roads and bridleways, and any other users of the land especially farmers.2).   Members are responsible for their own safety.3).   Members should wear bright coloured or reflective clothing if running at night.COMPETITION 1)    Members must obey all rules relating to the event they are competing in and compete in a sportsman-like manner.2)    Club kit should be worn when representing the Club. CLUB EVENTS1)    Members are welcome to compete in events organised by the Club but must provide a replacement marshal.These rules may be amended from time to time at the discretion of the Committee.  All changes will be publicised to members:Serious disregard or breaches of these rules reported to the Committee may result in the offending member being expelled from the Club.  The Club’s disciplinary procedure will be applied.CODE OF CONDUCT FOR CLUB MEMBERS7Oaks Tri Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the Club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the Club with the Club Welfare Officer by emailing (or any other Committee member, e-mail addresses can be found on the Committee Tab).As a member of 7Oaks Tri Club you are expected to abide by the following members' code of conduct:•    All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.•    All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.•    Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.•    Members must support and encourage good practice and correct actions at all times•    Members must wear suitable kit for training sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager.•    Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.•    Members are not allowed to smoke on Club premises or whilst representing the Club at competitions.•    Members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the Club premises or whilst representing the Club.•    Members are encouraged to communicate with leaders and all other Club members.CLUB EQUITY POLICY STATEMENTThis Club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity:Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.The Club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.The Club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.All Club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.CODE OF CONDUCT FOR CLUB/EVENT OFFICIALS AND VOLUNTEERS The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarized below.  All 7Oaks Triathlon Club Officials and Volunteers must:•    Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all athletes, officials and volunteers at all times.•    Treat everyone equally regardless of age, sex, ethnic origin, religion, political persuasion, sexual orientation or physical disability.•    Consider the well being and safety of participants before the development of performance.•    Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect.•    Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.•    Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play).•    Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.•    Follow all guidelines laid down by British Triathlon and the Race Organiser or Triathlon Club.•    Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover.•    Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward.•    Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibitive substances.•    Encourage performers to value their performances and not just results.CLUB EQUIPMENT.The Club are fortunate enough to have available for Club Members to borrow the following items:8 Wetsuits, 4 Bike Bags, 2 Bike Racks.6 Turbo Trainers A selection of swimming, running, cycling and triathlon DVDs. Club members may borrow the above mentioned items, by contacting any of the committee members by e-mail requesting what they would like to borrow and giving as much time as possible to ensure its availablity.  There will be no charge for borrowing items however, damage over and above fair wear and tear will be expected to be paid for.  If an item is lost or damaged beyond repair then it will be expected to replaced on a new for old basis at the time when the item would have been expected to have been returned by.  Club members will not be allowed to keep an item indefinitely.