Depending on demand from members we can offer - track sessions on a Sunday morning at Sevenoaks School track during the summer and interval work in Knole Park on a Tuesday during the summer before swimming.
On a Thursday evening we are invited to train with Sevenoaks AC.
If you need some winter motivation and strength and stamina building then you can run for Sevenoaks Athletics Club in the Kent Fitness League. Fixtures can be found here
If you would like to be added to the running e-mail group, have any questions, suggestions or just need some advice please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eleven 7oaks tri members have enjoyed excellent running conditions for the first 3 matches of the series. It has been chilly but dry and sunny for some outstanding performances in the league, comprising 18 athletics clubs and proving to be as popular as ever with around 500 runners taking part each race.
The conditions were beautiful, catching some rays whilst running through some picturesque garden of England villages. There were some stunning performances from the 11 7oaks tri members who took part and particularly Vanessa Gilmartin who backed up her recent Surrey half marathan PB by smashing it again with an outstanding 1h34m! David Lobley also posted an excellent time for his first HM in eight years. Richard Evans also posted a PB and Gabi took 6 minutes off her Tunbridge Wells time!
The sixth race in the Kent Fitness League Cross Country series took place in Blean Woods, Rough Common on Sunday February 5th on a 5-mile course around the playing fields and footpaths of Blean Wood Country Park.
Running conditions were dryer than normal on the playing fields, but muddy and slippery on the twisting trails through the woods.
There were four 7oaks tri members taking part with James Baker putting in a stunning performance to come 37th overall - 3rd M50!
Nine 7oaks tri club members were part of the record 30 strong Sevenoaks ac team at Minnis bay near Margate on Sunday. The weather was unusually mild with little wind for the muddy 6 mile course. Unfortunately the tide wasn't out quite far enough to start on the beach but quite a few runners enjoyed a stroll down the sand to wash off the mud in the sea after the race.
There were tears in the car park this morning. Shaun leaves for Dubai this week. We are all going to miss him.
He had a suitable send off. A fartlek session in the park. Just an awesome day for running. Shaun was close to "winning" the last interval in his last session with 7OaksTri. Thankfully, the true spirit of the club came through as Adam out kicked him.
16 people turned out. Everyone enjoyed coffee and cakes in the Knole Park cafe afterwards.
Post Christmas blast in the park. Meet at Sevenoaks Leisure Centre at 9:00am.
5-8km run in 3 groups. 10 mins warm up, n x (2mins hard, 2mins easy).
Quick change of shirt in the car park (bring a spare) and we'll head to Nero's for a coffee and a bun.
If you don't want to do the Fartlek, you are welcome to come along, jog around the park and come for cofee. Or miss out the running altogether!
The conditions were not as bad as forecast for match 3 of the KFL cross country and although there was no sun, sunglasses were required for Sally's shorts and socks! Nine 7oaks tri members ran as part of the 27 strong Sevenoaks ac team. The woods provided shelter from the wind and the mud was not as deep as expected although there were some steep climbs!
by Georgie Butler:
After an enjoyable night at the awards evening, twelve 7Oaks Tri Club members managed to drag themselves up to Swanley Park for the second match of the KFL series. (Bonus points go to Cath who only got four hours sleep and still rocked up like a kickass swagmuffin to come in as Sevenoaks AC's first lady.) Despite the occasional headache and general feeling of being unwell, the sun rewarded us with a glorious bright autumn morning to complete the park's three laps in.
There was a great turn out from 7Oaks Tri for the first KFL match on Sunday. In total there were over 500 participants and 15 members from 7Oaks Tri Club.
Sam Begg ran 1:15 for the Amsterdam Half Marathon today.
He was 14th overall out of nearly 15,000 runners.
Tomorrow’s run session is back to intervals around Knole House.
As usual we’ll meet at the Leisure Centre at 6:45pm to jog over to the park together. Nice chance to chat and catch up whilst we warm up.
We’ll base ourselves at our favourite corner of the house. Anyone who arrives late, please meet us over there.
Plan this week is slightly longer intervals. The session should feel challenging. You might need to adapt it depending on what else you have going on this week. On the other hand it should be very beneficial if you have races coming up in the next month or so.
As part of gaining a Level 2 BTF Coaching Qualification, I am planning to set up two running sessions on Tuesday evenings before swimming. I'm working with Andy Evans (club running rep) on these and, if there is sufficient interest, we could keep the sessions going throughout the summer.
We were treated to a beautiful sunny Sunday morning run through the country lanes around paddock wood and a few without sun cream got a sun tan! Congratulations to 'double L' Allan for setting an excellent new pb, Matt Wall for taking some 17 minutes off his TW time from just over a month ago and to Jane Wiley for coming 2nd in her category!
Five 7oaks tri members made the journey to Rough Common near Canterbury to join 350 runners from the 18 Kent clubs on the muddy 6-mile course through Blean Woods. It was the last round of the series.
James Mason from SAC won the race and it was his 4th win in the 7 race series making him the 2015-16 Kent Fitness League Champion - the first Sevenoaks AC athlete to win the KFL for at least 15 years.
The fifth race in the Kent Fitness League Cross Country series took place in Meopham on Sunday December 20th, with a field of over 400 runners.
Sevenoaks AC managed to field a strong team of 36 runners including seven 7oaks tri members to take on the muddy two lap 5.5-mile course cross-country course, which features the famous “water splash” – especially deep this year after the recent rain!
If you were holding a kite at the start of Sunday's cross country race, you would have taken the lead very quickly, at least for the first 200m! There were 27 Sevenoaks ac runners, of which there were only four 7oaks tri members. On a 2 lap, 5.5 mile, muddy course, which is reckoned to be the toughest of the seven race series even without the high winds on the day, James Mason of Sevenoaks AC team won the race in a field of over 400 runners from Kent running clubs. Once again, Cath Linney led the Sevenoaks women's team home and is leading the W45 league.
The temperature was sub-zero as seven 7oaks tri members left Sevenoaks, but it warmed up through the morning and conditions for the race were ideal for running – cold, but clear and sunny.
It was unseasonably mild for the second round of the Kent Fitness League. The three laps of the undulating Swanley park were not too muddy despite the heavy rain the day before. The Sevenoaks ac team was 31 strong in a field of over 500 runners! This included nine 7oaks tri members:
Knole park presented a particularly picturesque landscape on Sunday 25th October for the opening round of this season's cross country running league. It was warm and the sun was shining on the autumnal colours for the 500 or so runners from all over the county. Despite the rain the previous night, the ground was not too slippery for 40 Sevenoaks athletics club competitors who romped home to victory in the mixed team and male team result beating 17 other athletics clubs. The female team also came 4th, greatly assisted by 7oaks tri members Cath Linney and Sally Mortleman.
Please remember to join or renew your membership to 7Oaks AC especially if you plan on running in the KFL series of events.
The cost is only £12 to join to members of the Tri Club, so please download the appropriate form below and get running!
When representing the AC you must wear a 7Oaks AC club vest - available from Up & Running on Sevenoaks High Street.
The second race of this season’s Kent Fitness League cross-country series took place in Swanley Park on Sunday Nov 9th, with another big contingent of club Triathletes making up over a quarter of the 7Oaks AC team.
A 2-minute silence was observed at 11.00 a.m. before field of 495 the runners set off to tackle three laps of the park, made slow and muddy by the heavy overnight rain.
Best of luck to Sevenoaks AC as they take on rivals Dartford in the final round of the Kent Fitness League this weekend.
Sevenoaks are currently neck and neck with Dartford to win the championship so it all hinges on the final event at Nurstead. Many of the runners who have contributed to Sevenoaks success are also 7Oaks Tri Club members.