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Bewl Sprint & Standard Triathlons Sunday Aug 7th

This has become a popular event for the club - less than 40 mins to get there - friendly organisation  and a relatively scenic course. The bike ride is now safer than when it started - thanks to a well marshaled 'foot down' requirement when accessing the short spell on the A21. However it is not fast - there are a couple of short but steep climbs on the bike and climbs + steps on the run - which you do either 2 x or 4x depending which distance.Unusually there are 3 transition times - including the run up from the lake and the time in T1.

FINAL Results Polhill TT 11/8/2016

Neil absolutely flew round the course to beat second place by nearly a minute. Martin rode really well for a solid 3rd place. Janice was fastest 7Oaks lady. Andy got a PB. He is also the most consistent rider. He's only missed one Inter Club TT all season.

In the club competition, Val has the maximum 60 from 6 scoring rides, Susan is in second and Georgie is now clear in 3rd. Sam Begg is looking unbeatable in the men's competition. Andy Evans in 2nd and Sam Bennet is 3rd.

5km Handicap 9/8/2016

Great running in the park last night with four people beating their handicaps. The handicaps are based off runners' previous bests over this course. Perhaps this training malarky might actually improve performance!

First finisher was Georgie who is smashing her PBs on the swim and the run at the moment.

Fastest run on the night was Adam with a 20:36.

Shaun was taking it easy as he's racing on Sunday and Yon is coming back after a 2 year lay off due to injuries.

Sunday Swimming ON

Is ON this afternoon/evening at 5:30pm.

BTF South East club competition standings

Congratulations to the mixed team of Sam Begg, Cath Linney, James Baker, George Strong, Val Place and Jane Wiley for winning the mixed team competition at Ocean lake tri on Saturday!

It means that 7oaks tri club are now 2016 BTF south east mixed team champions as we have 3 wins in a row!

Congratulations also to the female team of Cath Linney, Val Place and Jane Wiley, also collecting the maximum 50 points on Saturday ahead of Tri-Surrey. We are leading the female competition with 140 points with Tri-Surrey in second place with 62.

Brands Hatch 2 Up 4/8/2016

Reports of a low flying cruise missile over Brands Hatch last night proved to be unfounded. It was the Brown/Hansenator 2 Up blasting the Q10/27 and setting a new KOM on Strava.

GS Avanti were out in force again and will have extended their lead in the inter club competition.

In the club competition, Val now has the maximum 60 from 6 scoring rides, Susan is in second and Georgie and Glenda are tied for 3rd. Sam Begg is looking unbeatable in the men's competition. Andy Evans is now in 2nd and Sam Bennet is 3rd.

Ocean lake (Leybourne) triathlon result

There was a great turn-out from 7oaks tri with 14 members completing the third round of the Ocean lake sprint races. This was also the 3rd round of the BTF south east club competition for which I think we scored very well but I'll wait for the results from the BTF official before uploading them here.

FINAL Results Polhill TT 28/7/2016

The weather mostly held off and conditions were pretty good at Polhill last night.

Sydenham and GS Avanti were out in force and scored very well. The 8 7OaksTri riders performed very well. Providing 10 marshals/starters/timers meant we were a bit down on point scoring.

Latest interclub standings:

GS Avanti   - 362

7OaksTri     - 325

Sydenham - 285

Fambridge yacht haven half iron results

Due to high tide not being until 10:45am it was a late start for five 7oaks tri members swimming in between the yachts in the estuary. It was breezy, creating some chop in the water. The sun was out, adding to the seaside holiday atmosphere and I was glad I took the offer of some factor 50 before we set out on the undulating and windy cycle route. The heat was taking it's toll and the last few miles of the bike seemed to drag.

Brands Hatch Q10/26 7/7/2016

The threatened roadworks didn't appear and conditions were good. This new Brands course is significantly harder so times are down from previous years. Sam struggled with tired legs after his awesome 6th overall at the Outlaw Half at the weekend. He said his average power was down 30 watts. Well he still won by over 20 seconds and set the 3rd fastest time ever on this course on Strava!

JLL Property Triathlon and 2.2km Swim

The JLL Property Triathlon just grows and grows and is now the second largest in the UK - the events include a 2.2km swim a duathlon and a sprint triathlon all at Dorney Lake nr Eton. 7Oaks Tri Club members dominated the over 50 categories - with  a win in the 20 -25 yr age group category as well ( phew).

2.2km swim


20 - 25 yrs 


James Manning - 29.28  and 3rd overall


50 yrs +


Peter Manning - 36.11


Castle Triathlon - Volunteers needed at Hever on Sunday 10th July

The Castle Triathlon are looking for a couple of marshals for their Festival of Endurance on Sunday 10th July at Hever Castle.  They are looking for bike marshals from 10.00am to 5.00pm.  You would meet at Hever at 10.00am and will be provided with lunch.

In return you get a free entry for either the Olympic / Sprint distance race or 50% off the Gauntlet (half iron distance) at the Hever triathlon in September.  The free entry can be passed on to someone else if needed.

5km Handicap 5/7/2016

Some really strong running this evening. The first four all beat their handicaps.

Back to intervals next week with longer hill reps.

Inter Club TT 30 June East Peckham

Catching up on a busy week with TTs. Here's last night's result and a summary of the inter club and club points competitions.

Sam Begg broke his streak of bad luck with a very good 23:12. However 7OaksTri's Annus Horribilis continued with Martin Brown and Neil Harris both puncturing before the start.

In the inter club competition, GS Avanti retain their lead established with their whitewash on Saturday, they have 286 points, 7OaksTri is in second with 255 ahead of Sydenham Wheelers who have 217.

2 Up TT Results Saturday 25 June

The weather was very bad I'm told.

Only four GS Avanti pairs made the trip to Grain resulting in a whitewash.

That made the inter club competition more interesting.