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Thanks to Yon Marsh who managed to get everyone plus a couple of infiltrators now banished to the bin. What a cheeky chappie that Olly is and it looks to me as if Jane and Mike are in a "proper race" after all!

Shirkers Ride 3 October

Meet at Seal Rec at 9.00, Godden Green 9.05 and Chaser Inn 9.30. Route to be decided but pace expected to be around 16 mph and a Cafe stop of 30 mins will probably be included. Should be back in the Sevenoaks area by 12 - 12.30. Neil leads.

Human Race 3k Open Water Swim at Poole Dorset

I competed in the Human Race 3k Open Water Swim at Poole Dorset. I would like to say that it was very rough but despite that I battled through and had a fantastic time. It was like a mill pond a fantastic opportunity for a good time.
 
Having made the decision to go out fast I received the inevitable kick in the head and the odd elbow in the ribs. It paid dividends though as once the super fast group shot off I had a bit of open water - great. 4 laps 750m per lap.
 

Shirkers Ride 26 September

Is on. Meet at Seal Rec at 9.00. Penny leads and plans to be back by 12.00. 

Club TT Champs 2014

Congratulations to Dan Goscomb and Sally Mortleman who are the champions for 2014. Dan scored 58 points from his best 6 events while Sally managed 60 from her best 6.

4 up TTT Results - Q15/20 Leeds/Charing/Leeds

It all hinged on this event to find out who this years Inter Club winners were as before we kicked off 7oaks only had a 10 point lead over Sydenham. With 7oaks and Sydenham both fielding 4 teams it was anyones guess as to who the eventual winners would be. As it turned out Sydenham had the fastest team on the day but couldn't score enough points to retake the lead and 7oaks retained the trophy for the fifth successive year by just 2 points.

Southwater 2014

A misty start made for an interesting swim, with no bouy in sight it was anyones guess which way to go.

The club had 6 teams competing at Southwater on Sunday, bar the odd saddle falling off there were great performaces all round. Well done all.

7Oaks Tri Men Superstars

Marcus Smith - Dan Goscomb - Nathan Marsh

10th 2:47:28

Team Binney

Janice Bailey - Andrew Linney - Cath Linney

16th 2:52:05

Swiss Rolls

KCA 12 Hour 7/9/14

It seemed mad not to do the 12 hour after all the effort that went into preparing for the 24 in June. How hard could it be to pick up from the two week break at the end of June. It was almost a complete break, the only exercise being to and from the kitchen table to eat even more food to get back to a more sensible weight.
 

Ironman 70.3 World Championships

We had three club members in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada – that’s 3 more than most UK clubs. The UK had 95 athletes participating – dwarfed by the USA and Canada ( back to them later). The venue was a perfect example of iconic Canadian scenery ( bleats the proud author) – tall pines, large granite mountain passes; glistening lakes and azure blue skies. It is also a ski resort ( more of that later too). Debbie, Glenda and I shared a condo/hotel which was a lot of fun.

Zurich and Budapest with the Turners

Zurich
Just to keep the records straight - in July Mike, Greg and Tom competed in Ironman Zurich.  The weather was dreadful 2 days before - really hot.  The day before it did nothing but rain but the morning of the race was perfect conditions.  The support crew consisted of Tom's (then) fiancée Clara, another friend Simon's girlfriend and Katrina. 
 
 

Q10/19 Tonbridge - 6 September 2014

Favourable weather on the A21 meant there were a lot of PB's. Last event is this Saturday and points situation is 7oaks - 514, Sydenham - 504 and GSA - 294.

"Triathlete" runner up in KCA 12 hour TT - 7 September

Martin Brown had a great ride yesterday and based on the provisional results came second in this gruelling event down in the marshlands of Kent. All Martin's dedicated training paid off during his controlled race, keeping heart rate close to 130 bpm and cadence up at around 95rpm as much as possible, ensuring the early pace wasn't much higher than 20 mph and eating and drinking at the right intervals. Stopping was kept to the minimum at only around 5 minutes in total.

London Triathlon

Marcus Smith. 6th MV40+ and 90th/1787 so not too shabby. Very windy and very humid dirty air.

Shirkers ride - 29 August

Seal rec at 9.00, Godden Green 9.05 and Chaser Inn by 9.30. Flat route planned with a stop at Yalding Cafe. Should be back in the Sevenoaks area by 12.30 at the very latest. 

Ironman 70.3 Budapest - 23 August

  Div Rank Overall Swim Bike Run Finish
Katrina Turner 4 1396 49:10 3:53:34 2:39:40 7:33:14
Mike Turner 49 896 38:19 2:48:18 2:08:18 5:41:05

Katrina managed to knock 34 minutes off her previous best over this distance. 

 

TT results from Grain - 23 August

Into a headwind going out but fast coming back unless you were held up by a tractor for a couple of miles like Sydenham's Jon Coulson. Thanks to Greg Morris, Jo Stephens Smith, Sam Bennett and Alex Colvin for assisting.

Scores on the day - 7oaks Tri 23, Sydenham 19 and GS Avanti 19.

Overall points with three events to go - 7oaks Tri 452, Sydenham 450 and GS Avanti 260. 

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