Welcome to Intro2Tri from 7OaksTriClub

Please note that Intro2Tri has concluded for Spring 2024. To express interest in a Spring 2025 edition of the course, please contact us on intro2tri@7oakstriclub.co.uk

New to Triathlon?

It can seem daunting, BUT DON'T WORRY! We've all been there, and we'd like to make it easier for you:

Welcome to Intro2Tri!

This is a beginner's course for triathlon, designed to guide a complete novice through all the key parts of the sport and our Club – and (if you want!) can even lead you into your very first race!

Are you...

  • Seeking an introductory training program for all three disciplines (swim, bike, run), in a safe and structured manner alongside others at a similar level?
  • Would you like to combine your swim-bike-run experience with friendly, qualified British Triathlon Coaches?

Then our unique six-week Intro2Tri course is perfect for you! It includes:

  • An Introductory Session to get to know the coaches and have any questions answered.
  • Dedicated 6 x 1-1.5 hour sessions over the six weeks with Level 2 and 3 British Triathlon Coaches (see full schedule details below the sign-up button):
    • 1 x Run session on the running track
    • 2 x Pool sessions
    • 2 x Bike sessions
  • A concluding 'Race Rehearsal', focusing on transition and race prep.
  • Club Membership for the duration of the course which includes ADDITIONAL access to our Club's nine weekly sessions across the three disciplines, plus virtual Zwift cycling training sessions online and access to a discounted Strength & Conditioning class (+£3/week).
  • Targeted training from our dedicated club coaches and the chance to meet other Club Members.
  • A cap of 16 course participants, to maximise experience and coaching time.
  • PERFECT TIMING TO BE RACE READY FOR OUR CLUB SPRINT TRIATHLON . (Additional race entrance cost required (£55).)

We welcome participants aged 18+. Please email intro2tri@7oakstriclub.co.uk if you have any additional questions (or check out our FAQ below):

FAQ
Q: Why are you running this course?
A: To support beginners and novices interested in triathlon, and to help anyone fulfill their goal of participating in a Sprint Distance Triathlon.

Q: It's cold in Spring! Why so early in the year?
A: Dates are aligned so participants can enter our very own Club Sprint Distance Triathlon on TBC 2025 (separate registration for this is required).

Q: Who is the ideal participant?
A: The course is designed for those who already have some run, bike, and/or swim experience and are keen to combine them in a triathlon. Please email us if you have any questions about your ability or suitability and we'd be happy to assist!

Q: I'm an existing club member, can i join?
A: Course is designed to attract new club members, but existing Trial and Dry members are welcome to sign up!

Q: What equipment do i need?
A: You'll need basic equipment for the 3 disciplines: indoor pool swim gear, outdoor track running gear and road worthy bicycle + helmet (if in doubt, best to have it check over in our local bike shop - TBW on the High Street).

intro2tri@7oakstriclub.co.uk 

Sign up

You can sign up for this exciting unique training opportunity for only £60. This includes the dedicated 'Intro2Tri' course as well as club trial membership (normally £30)

Sign up is easy via our MemberMojo System. Just select Intro2Tri in the membership options dropdown. You will be added to a dedicated WhatsApp Group to welcome you, communicate logistics and answer any questions you may have.

What is the schedule of events?

Please note that Intro2Tri has concluded for Spring 2024. To express interest in the Spring 2025 edition of the course, please contact us on intro2tri@7oakstriclub.co.uk

The course is run over 6 weeks, with the following sessions:

Week 0 - Welcome and Introduction with Club Chair (Simon) and Head Coach (Dave). Date/Time: TBC, 15:30 - 16:30. Location: Sennocke Centre, Sevenoaks School, High Street, Sevenoaks, TN13 1HU

Week 1 - Track Running with Head Coach Dave. Date/Time: TBC. 19:00-20:00. Location 7Oaks School Track.

Week 2 - Pool Swimming with Swim Coach Val. Date/Time: TBC. 20:00-21:00. Location 7Oaks Leisure Centre.

Week 3 - Pool Swimming with Swim Coach Val. Date/Time: TBC. 20:00-21:00. Location 7Oaks Leisure Centre.

Week 4 - Road Cycling with Bike Coach Val & TBC. Date/Time: TBC. 08:00-10:00. Location Vine Band Stand, Central 7Oaks.

Week 5 - Road Cycling with Bike Coach Val & TBC. Date/Time: TBC. 08:00-10:00. Location Vine Band Stand, Central 7Oaks.

Week 6 - Race Rehearsal with Bike Coach Val & TBC Date/Time: TBC. Time TBC. Location Central 7Oaks.

YOU ARE NOW RACE READY TO ENTER YOUR FIRST SPRINT TRIATHLON! :-) (Additonal entrance fee required)

NB - While we do our best to keep to this schedule, external circumstance (eg weather/illness) may lead to minor changes.