Site Archive

Catford CC 10 Mile Open TT

It was a very early and cold start on Saturday 24 April for this event which heads up and down the Tonbridge by-pass. Being one of the faster 10 courses in Kent it always attracts a large and quality field with 100 riders on the start sheet although only 92 started.

London Marathon Results

Just 3 from the club (if we have missed anyone let me know - Superb result from Glenda, I know Katrina was hit by the running sickness and Mike 'marathon' Clyne just keeps on running.

Feedback from the 7Oaks Tri race 18 April 2010

Thank you for all of your valuable feedback from April’s race, it’s very kind of you to take the time out to do it, we’ve even had feedback from someone who missed the event as they couldn’t get back for it!

Brighton Marathon

Mick and Alastair raced by the sea. Alastair should have been in Boston, but guess what! their reports below

7Oaks Tri 18 April Results

Here is the link to the final results from todays race. Many thanks to all the competitors that make this such a great day, and of course to the 7oaks Tri Club marshals who seem make it all happen so effortlessly!

Thanet RC 9.5 m 2up on 5 April

Simon Stromberg and Roger Roy finished 16th of out 22 teams. Unfortunately Sarah Roy and Donna Shepherd didn't finish as a team due to Donna puncturing.

Time Trial Results

The Sydenham Wheelers TT with lots of 7Oaks Tri club members making their TT debut

“Kids of Steel” Triathlon

Triathlon England has just confirmed the exciting “Kids of Steel” Triathlon event, being held on 25th May 2010 at Maidstone Leisure Centre, Maidstone.

Latest News

The lastest club race reports and results will be here soon. Martin

Duathlon Report

Claire Hitchings qualifies for the ETU Duathlon Championships.  Her report is below:

Doing Our Tri On 18 April And Not Sure Of The Route?

If you've entered our race on 18 April and would like to have a guided run round the course in Knole Park followed by a ride round the bike course, then meet up at the Leisure Centre on Saturday 3rd April. The run will start at 9.00 and the cycle ride an hour later at 10.00. See you then!

Steyning Stinger with Ice

Not content with braving the elements at the Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon last weekend, Mick Barstow and Mark Evans took on the Stenying Stinger this Sunday as part of their training for the Brighton and Paris Marathons respectively.

Mobile Phone Use When Driving

To help make our roads safer for cycling, (with a long way to go to equal the continent) an on-line petition, calling for tougher penalties for drivers ignoring the mobile phone ban, needs support.  Deadline March 23, 2010  

Kent Killer Report

"In a final desperate - and largely pointless - bid to keep his feet dry, Charlie took inspiration form the little known 1930's Italian acrobatics troupe, "The Flying Mancinis", and promptly pinged a hamstring.........."

Cycling News

Sydenham Wheelers Reliability this Sunday 7 March. 9.00 at Knockholt Village Hall. Maybe a chance to get off the turbo and get some decent road miles in. Route details here .

Results for the TW 1/2 Marathon

Some really good time in atrocious conditions. Not only was it lashing down with rain and windy but there were lots of places were the roads were flooded all the way across. 10 members racing under the 7Oaks Tri name including new member Jack Miles.Similar conditions on the Kent Killer Sportive that was shortened to 70km and had 9 club members riding including Cath Linney in very practical pink wellingtons (on her Planet X!)

Shirking Friday 26 Feb - Weather Permitting

The original shirker is back This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , no need for anonymity because he is only shirking from his pipe, slippers and other domestic duties! Contact Neil for the next ride which is... 26 Feb Shirkers/Retired Gentlemen and Ladies Ride to Knox Bridge Cafe -

Wokingham Half Marathon

Finally an event that wasn't cancelled because of the weather and Mike Clyne gets a change to strut his Nikes.

Tough Guy 2010

Mark Evans reports on another freezing weekend of fun

Sydenham Wheelers Reliability Ride - 14 Feb

Normally a good number of 7Oaks Tri club members take part in this enjoyable ride. Meet at Knockholt Village Hall at 9.00 for the 107km route or 9.30 for the 64km route. Pay £5 on the day.

Hell of the Ashdown

The finishing times for this challenging event (not a race) are here . Those who took part are either very brave or slightly insane. It is surprising that the organisers let the event go ahead using minor roads as the icy conditions meant that walking was essential for some parts of the course. Good to see Will Mangar's name at the top of the list who had a near death experience coming down Toys Hill.

VC Elan Hilly 22 on 28 February

If you fancy an early season test of your fitness, send your entry form and cheque for £7 (payable to VC Elan) to Paul Mepham, 6, Sirdar Strand, Riverview Park Estate, Gravesend, Kent. DA12 4LP. Entries close 15 Feb.

X C Results

Andy Jones seems to be making a good impression on the XC circuit. He and Jane Wiley were at the Dartford 10 miler.

Best Wishes to Neil McInerney

Neil unfortunately skidded on ice near Hadlow on the early Sunday ride and has two broken but undisplaced ribs and soft tissue damage. He was in Hospital overnight and won't be out shirking for the next Friday or so. Val Place also skidded on black ice on Sunday morning too suffering bruising but nothing broken.  Take care on the roads, apart from ice here and there, despite the thaw, there are loads more potholes and many of them are covered by water.  The air temperature may be above freezing, but often early in the morning the ground can be frozen.

Kentish Killer Sportive Postponed Until 28 Feb

Due to the anticipated poor weather for next week, it has been decided to put this event back to 28 February. Hopefully, all thirty or so of our members (great turnout) who entered can make the new date, but if not you can claim a refund of the entry fee before 23 January. 

Penshurst X Country

Sub-zero conditions and occasional snow flurries greeted the record field of 86 competitors, and in spite of the frozen ground, most runners returned to the finish at the village hall having found copious amounts of mud.First results of the year (If you want to see any of last years statistics you can find them under the Members tab)

Club Time Trial Programme - 2010

A provisional calendar of 20 events for next year is now available.  You will see that all events are relatively local to Sevenoaks (some nearer than others) and are co promoted with two other clubs (Sydenham Wheelers & GS Avanti) with whom we will also be running an inter-club competition.

Trail Plus Helly Hansen Adventure Race # 2

aka SE England Bog Snorkelling Championships -  6/12/09 As the pantagruelian quantities of perpendicular precipitation plummeted from the skies (that’s quite enough pointless alliteration thankyou – ed.), never has a port-a-loo looked so appealing...

Kent Fitness League XC

It was 5.5 miles of undulating / hilly and very muddy terrain.  Jim Harness did a great time of 39.11 coming 69th out of 400.  Dave Truman finished in 54.34. Details of the KFL here

Huge Turnout for the Kentish Killer by 7Oaks Tri Club

GS Avanti's "Kentish Killer" from Polhill Garden Centre on 17 January is now full!  The 100K route has sold all 240 places and the 75K route all 50. Twenty eight 7Oaks Tri Club members are taking part (we have the largest contingent from any Club), see the Club diary to see who has entered, including "Down Hill Wimp".  Mike Turner seems to be doing both the 75K and 100K route, very impressive!, (We have since found out that it is actually Katrina doing the 75K).  Details here.

Barnet 1500 Swim Results

Great results from a select team of swimmers. Have a look at the detailed results for some amazing split tmes.

Our Tri Man in India

It's not just Martin Brown's Sunday ride that calls people from their bed early in the's a global phenomenon. Swiss Re in Bangalore has its own Sunday Cycle group, lead by Alok Kumar (Head of Catastrophe Modelling) and 7Oaks Tri Club is currently represented in that group- courtesy of a borrowed mountain bike.

Turbo/spinning on Thursday 19 November

Starts promptly at 20.30 at Cornwall Hall, The Drive, Sevenoaks. All club turbo's now booked - Gill Sanders, Mark Evans, Paul Crouch, Natalie Fitz-Gerald, Penny and James Bulley.        Still enough room to bring your own turbo and join in the fun with Andy Miles!More information -

Pointy Head Wannabe

Dan Bryant who can peddle a mean MTB was persuaded to have a go at the Brighton Mitre 25TT. Here is his report

Reliability Rides/Sportives This Winter

Here are all the local sportives and reliability rides due to be held this winter. You will note that some are still to be confirmed. For some events check respective websites for further details nearer the time.

TrailPlus Adventure Race, Weaver's Down, Hampshire, Sunday 18th October

Willumsen's fault, this one. Dave has done a few of these before, and tried to enlist a few willing volunteers. By about Tuesday before the race, there was a ladies team, "Team Hot Staff" - Sally Mortleman / Kim Moss / Liz McLaughlin, and Sevenoaks A - Dan Bryant / Neil Harris and err ............Dave W, who in his own words was "effing bricking it - I don't want to go round with those 2".

114th Catford Hill Climb

This was no ordinary time trial, no skin suits, no pointy helmets and an eery silence. Not much pre race banter just very subdued slightly scary faces. This was the prelude to 2min+ of pure terror and answers to

One For Your Diary - The Surrey 100

Register today to join this ride through the Surrey Hills on Sunday 11 July 2010. Thoroughly recommended by Glenda and Jo Goscombe who confess to walking up some of the hills

World Championship Photos

For some excellent photos from the recent sprint World Championships from Gold Coast Australia featuring a very fit, fast and patriotic Club Member Marcus Smith, see below. Plus race report from Debbie Munton featuring an equally fit, fast and flag waving club member.

Club Hill Climb Results - Ide Hill Sat 3rd October

28 Club members turned out for the end of season hill climb.  Without exception, everyone who completed this event last year improved on their time this morning.  Well done one and all, the training is obviously paying off!  For results see below.
Update - We now have a time for Andrew Jones who finished 4th in 06:43, unless you finished in the top 3 this moves you down a place, sorry!

Hever Tri Results

According to the spectators there were about 10 club members racing, I make it more like 28!

7Oaks Autumn Sprint Triathlon - Goody Bags

We hope you liked the contents of the goody bags for September's race, we will try and emulate it for next year.  Here is what all competitors who entered received.  (Let us know what you get at other races and help us with our campaign for better goody bags at triathlons!).