My 20,013 – a year to remember, a year not to repeat…ever again
By Huw Howell
For reasons that I can’t really explain I somehow pedalled 20,013 km in 2013, thankfully not a single km was anywhere close to being on a turbo, which isn’t actually proper cycling.
Please note that when a Sunday session is going to start at 18.00 it will be stated in the Club Diary. If nothing is mentioned it will be a normal 17.30 start. It will be helpful if swimmers can be poolside and ready to start sessions at the allotted time. Last Sunday a large number appeared to arrive late. Thanks.
In the Wesley Room at The Drive Methodist Church in Sevenoaks starting at 19.45. An informal evening with plenty of chat, questions and answers. This is in the Church building and not the hall where the turbo session is held.
By Claire Hitchings
It’s 09:59 on Friday the 13th 2013. It is raining and I am sat on the pontoon on the Serpentine, Hyde Park, London. To make the start line has been a big achievement. For the past two years I have been trying unsuccessfully to sort out a hamstring injury. Ten weeks ago I decided to stop resting as it wasn’t helping. So I am here, with no expectations.
Two cycling Christmas trees and Mr & Mrs Claus on a tandem – it must be the annual 7Oaks Tri Club Christmas ride. Plus some great pyrotechnic effects courtesy of Dan Goscomb’s tyres.
It was a lovely Sunday morning for 30 club members to cruise down to Chiddingstone for well deserved coffee and cake (or tea or bacon or egg).
|Kim Moss (incident with goggles)||1:23.20|
The Good the Bad and the Ugly at Cyclopark Duathlon 1 December 2013
A really well run local event. Great value. 6km run, 20km bike, 3.5km run. The track surface is really smooth and the corners are fast. You only really need to brake on a couple of them if it’s dry.
Bridge Triathlon gave all the proceeds of the race to the Dartford Foodbank and even gave every competitor a free Christmas Pudding. So far it was all good.
Oxleas Wood Kent Fitness League 24 November
Another good turn out by 7Oaks Tri at the Oxleas Wood KFL Round 3 bolstered the 7Oaks AC team and helped them hold on to 2nd place in the team competition out of the total of 18 clubs taking part.
Not on Tues 24th, Weds 25th, Friday 27th, Sunday 29th, Tues 31st December and Weds 1st January
The Club Diary has been updated.
Can be found here. Please note - 100m time trial on Wednesday.
This week as part of Wednesday’s session at Walthamstow Hall we’ll be running a 100m time trial. Many of our training sets include 100m repeats or use 100m PBs as a basis, and this is an opportunity to add a 100m PB to your swimming palmares and use it for managing your effort.
Can you manage a spot of this on a Sunday morning? Professional all rounder Matt Page shows how to deal with the 3966 steps at Fenestreel Fort in northern Italy. Have a look here if you have time, it lasts for nearly 11 minutes.
West Kent RC - 9.00am on Sunday 12 January (80/45k) from Horton Kirby Cricket Club Details
CC Bexley - 9.00am on Sunday 19 January (50/100k) from Horton Kirby Cricket Club
Sydenham Wheelers - 9.00am on Sunday 26 January (64/107k) from Knockholt Village Hall
Old Portlians - 9.00am on Sunday 2 February 68/100k) from Knockholt Village Hall Details
24 November - Oxleas Wood, Eltham
29 December - Avery Hill Park, New Eltham,
5 January - Minnis Bay, Birchington
2 February - Blean Woods, Rough Common, Canterbury
16 February - Nurstead Court, Nurstead, Meopham