Against all the odds, Jamie Saunders had a excellent result at his first Triathlon........
Nine 7Oaks members took part last night gaining more valuable points for the interclub competition...
Week last saturday, Alethea and I took part in the above event. We both did the aquabike and came first in our respective age groups. There was another member of the 7oaks tri club that did the aquabike also and he too came first in his age group (I'm sorry but I cannot recall his name). (That'll be John "who's nicked my shoes" Bacon)
from Val Place
Just a reminder of the earlier start time of 6:45pm!
.... first thing that struck us was that Ely is a lovely little city - dominated by the famous cathedral that would become our beacon for the finish soon enough. The 'us' was Jim Pursell. Alethea Lowles and I. I think the hope had been to pick a race that more of the club could do to test themselves at this distance - and hence was picked to allow those that were less likely to train in the winter and would therefore have a long training window to prepare. However I think many were away or have iconic races ( Vitruvian) or have recently done special races ( Regensburg) etc. Regardless - we had a lovely time together and on the basis of 'you have to enter, to win it' and we did it!
Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Time Overall Age Alethea Lowles 40:34 4:30 3:15:52 01:33 2:23:42 6:24:08 233 3rd Jim Pursell 41:25 4:25 2:31:23 1:21 2:05:07 5:19:51 126 16th Jane Wiley 39:03 3:36 2:41:51 1:12 1:43:23 5:07:11 93rd 1st
Another successful outing in glorious sunshine for the newest 7Oaks Tri Club weekend ride.
A miserable damp evening saw 27 riders out for this event. A couple of riders turned up and didn't like the conditions (can't say I blame them) and went home. The last rider just about finished before it was dark. Now with picture of intrepid marshall Dave Willumsen - it was wet!
Our friends at SW have invited us along with GS Avanti to their event. A great opportunity to experience road racing on traffic free circuit.
Meet at Sevenoaks Post Office for a 9.00am start.
Thirty riders turned up on the A20 including eleven from 7Oaks Tri Club. Well done to all!
Regensburg Ironman 2011
Nathan Marsh, a new youth member to the club this year has been taking on the multi-disciplined world of Biathlon and Triathlon with huge success.
Kim, Debbie, Tony and Duncan wear the last word in lycra fashion for their entry in to the Vanity Fair Best Dressed list
Mark Evans & Mike Clyne competed at Ironman Regensburg yesterday.
Current standings in the club TT championships at 12 September 2011.
29 riders this week. The heavy rain during the day cleared up in time for the roads to dry and a good turnout from GS Avanti saw them take a large share of the points.
Follow up snippet
Couple of snippets below
First rider off at 7.30.
Meet at Sevenoaks Post Office at 9.00.
Thanks to Neil Colvin, the first Sunday ride for novice / beginner riders was a resounding success.....
Wannabe pointy and save valuable seconds at your next TT ?
An Interclub record 44 riders took part in the Polhill TT last night......
A field of 20 riders took part last night with 12 of them from 7Oaks Tri...........
Sports science researcher Lucy Hale who is based at the University of Kent at Medway is looking for male members of 7Oaks Tri who are moderate to well trained cyclists to carry out some fitness testing on between July and September. In return for your time, Lucy will provide “a full comprehensive fitness survey and provide nutrition advice in return for the athlete’s time” If you are interested please let email@example.com know.
from Jane Wiley
3 events in less than 10 days wasnt really part of a grand plan
Good one this - all a bit emotional....................
Hi, I know this is really late but since I've been back, 'real life' has taken over again!
On Sunday the 26th June I took part in Ironman France in Nice.
A pleasant evening saw 12 7Oaks Tri members riding the Brands Hatch TT, 3 of which scored a healthy 18 points between them. We now lead by 40 points - well done everyone!
Our selected event this year was the SteelMan Triathlon at Dorney Lake on 3 July. Only 5 members (to the best of my knowledge) took part but well done to all of them. Neil Harris secured the club championship while Jim Pursell was our first vet home.
from Jane Wiley
from Bernie Stone, Kent Masters swimming
Black Mountains 3 day enduroI mentioned this to Alan, thinking there was no way he’d take me up on it, especially as Mrs Al. was off at a Foo Fighters concert that week-end. So I was somewhat horrified when a couple of weeks later he told me childcare was sorted and he was on – ohhh fuggit……..
We have again been kindly invited to join GSA on their monthly ride to Rye
from Jim "6 pints and a curry the night before a race" Pursell
The Marmotte has a magnetic attraction, its a doable distance, there's always a good group from the club to share the experience, the only problem is 5,000m of climbing over 4 iconic Tour de France climbs.
from Jane Wiley. Some top results
Appropriately won by "Commando Cath" Linney...........
Eight club members took part last night on a calm pleasant evening - six recorded PB's.....
from Jane Wiley
Five club members took part in this "testing" TT....
11 Club members rode the Q10/29 course last night.....
Now that the HSBC Premier 7Oaks Junior Aquathlon has come and gone, there is still a lot of information that you may want to see.
Sevenoaks Chronicle carried a great article about the event - click here to see it.
We received a lot of feedback after the race which can be seen here. If you havent yet sent us your feedback then please do so firstname.lastname@example.org.
BTF Offical report - a copy of the report from the race referee can be seen here.
Race Instructions for the competitors in the form of an FAQ can be found here.
Hints and tips for the race from Aquathlon World Champion, Richard Stannard, can be found here.
Race photographs were taken by Sussex Sport Photography and can be seen in their gallery here.
Maps of the run routes are shown here. Click on the distance you want to look at (600 metres, 1500 metres or 3000 metres) and then select satellite view from the map options.
The race was organised under the permit issued by the British Triathlon Federation - a copy of the permit can be seen here.
All finishers received a medal which was very well received by the finishers!
Swim Rota below. Please contact Jane Wiley email@example.com to fill in the gaps. xxxx = time slot filled, body needed means......
If someone hasn't swum at the lake before please make sure they talk to Paul Bonner Williams first for some health and safety advice, plus which way to go!
Sam Bennett joined GS Avanti on their monthly ride to Rye....
The Windsor Triathlon unlike previous years did not send competitors away with sunburn and dehydration. It did however turn up especially great results for Neil Harris, Andy Jones & Mark Pyman
Compared to two weeks ago last night at Cudham was paradise!
The HSBC Premier 7Oaks Junior Aquathlon is a new race from the same team that organise the 7Oaks Triathlon.
From Glenn Karpeta - top result
Some results just in
From Andy Linney. Andy - if you need a marriage counsellor, I know a good one!
25 riders took part in the Interclub TT Q10/29 East Peckham course.
Paralympics cycle route at Brands Hatch........
Dave raced over 3.8k at the Lakeside Diving and Watersport's Centre on 29 May and finished first in 58:29.
We have again been kindly invited to join GSA on their monthly ride to Rye
After a few months of data gathering we are now pleased to show who has finished the 7Oaks Triathlon on five or more occasions.
It was the Cudham TT last night but, not as we know it.........
Tamsin started getting grumpy Saturday evening.
This race lived up to all our expectations. It was based in the north-east of the island in the Bay of Alcudia, an area known for its amazing mountain ranges and a Mecca for cyclists.
Sunday 22 May 2011 - Dorney Lake Sprint Triathlon - Beijing Qualification Event750m swim/20k bike/5k run
Great results from our younger members and those with connections to the club
23 members finished our club sprint championship race on a very blowy day, see their times and positions
Do you're children go to any of these schools: Amherst School - Riverhead Infants - Chevening Primary - Churchill Primary - Dunton Green Primary - Halstead Primary - Kemsing Primary - Sevenoaks Primary - Sundridge and Brasted Primary - Valence Sports College - St Katharines Primary - St Thomas's Primary - St Lawrence Primary - Seal CE - Shoreham Village - St John's Primary - Anthony Roper - Otford Primary - Lady Boswells. If so please read on.
I went to the Crystal Palace Triathlon yesterday.............
Thanks to the 14 club members who rode the Brands Hatch Q10/26 on 19 May.
You may be aware that I have long held deep rooted suspicions of our pointy hatted brethren. However, this one may make me change my mind.
Pointies of the world beware - I is a-comin'.............
After two rounds of the Inter Club TT's we are trailing Sydenham Wheelers
Donna Shepherd, Ian Glover, Stephen and Joshua Searby all took part in the Uckfield Triathlon at the weekend. Following a torrential downpour just before the start of the race, the conditions were not great.
to play Golf! Read all about it in Dave Truman's summary together with a recent update from the golf course.
34 riders turned out for this event over a testing 9.3 mile circuit.
A blowy morning down at the track saw Nick Anderton knock almost 3 minutes off his previous best time of 26-25 to record 23-28 and show that his hard work is paying off. Penny Bulley also recorded a best by 52 seconds of 21-10 and at the same time produced the fastest time of the ladies so far this year at a club 5K.
It was a sunny but blustery day in Tonbridge for what is for many club members' first outing of the season. The wind made parts of the bike course an exercise in bike handling skills but didn't stop many individuals beating last year's times.
Rather than do a fourth London Marathon in four years, I decided to do the European Duathlon Champs in Limerick having qualified at Big Cow earlier in the year.
With some great debut performances and fast times, the 7Oaks Tri Club runners proved that triathletes have single sport talents as well.
Jason Frost Completed the 180km tough course in 7:54 F3 VO2 Longest Day Sportive - 180km This was the inaugural running of F3 events cycloportive from Dorney, covering parts of Bucks and Berks and taking in the delights of the Chilterns.
Club member Alastair Moffatt completed Paris on Sunday in 2.58.59. Half-way in 1.23 then crumpled in the heat. A target for the 7Oaks Tri club runners in London this weekend!
Recently moved ex club member Simon Mclaughlin also joined the exclusive sub-3 club when he ran the Paris Marathon last weekend in a superb time of 2.59.12, made even more impressive by the fact he went through halfway in 1.29.30. Great result
7Oaks Triathlon is one of the few races that offers its competitors free race photo downloads. With 11,629 online, there should be some for everyone (and even some pictures of some marshals). Go to www.bit.ly/7oaks2011freephotos
Did you race yesterday at the 7Oaks Triathlon? If so we would like to hear from you. What did you like, what did you not like, what could have been done differently, what have you seen at other races that we could learn from etc etc? We read all feedback and often implement ideas that are given to us. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks
17 club members did 7Oaks Tri proud at the Sundridge TT this morning!
In which Debbie, Viv and Jane had a great time, and so did Dave T. Anyone seen Dave recently, btw?
from Mick Barstow
Some very impressive 800m interval times and examples of even paced running at the track on a lovely morning.
7Oaks Tri Club are very pleased to confirm that all race photographs taken by Sussex Sport Photography at the 7Oaks Triathlon will be available for unlimited free downloads after the event.
Tri-Topia, who are one of our race sponsors, are offering a great deal on training holidays for club members. They are situated in the Brenne National Park just 40 minutes drive from Limoges and Poitiers.
A small field turned up to take advantage of the good conditions but what it lacked in quantity it certainly more than made up for in quality with great performances from front to back. PB's all round but two performances deserve a special mention.
Pictures of 7Oaks teams have now been added to the original report.