Sevenoaks Athletics Club is of
modest size but with a friendly atmosphere. At present there are over 200 members and it
is growing rapidly.
The Club caters for runners
of all ages and abilities. It offers facilities to participate in road running, cross
country, track and field, and sports hall athletics.
Training and Coaching
We meet at Sennocke
Centre (Sevenoaks School) at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, where we can use the changing
rooms, parking and showers. In the winter, we have a training run of approximately 7
miles. In the lighter evenings, we use a more attractive route of nearly 8 miles through
Knole Park. Variations on these routes are used by those not wishing to run so far.
We are particularly keen to
attract new runners. On most Sundays there is a 5 mile 'saunter', starting at Sevenoaks
School Track at 9:00 a.m.
During the winter, we also
meet for an interval training session at the Vine Cricket Ground on Thursday evenings at
Track and Field:
In summer, coaching for
young athletes is available on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. and for seniors and veterans on
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Sports Hall: Younger members (up to 17)
meet in the Sevenoaks School sports hall in winter from 6.30 pm on Tuesdays, for general
training, coaching and games. In the summer they meet at Sevenoaks School track.
Once a month, on a
Sunday at 9.00 a.m. in the winter and on a Tuesday at 7.00 p.m. in the summer, we hold a
handicap race starting and finishing at the Sevenoaks School track. This alternates
between two routes through Knole Park: one of 5 miles, the other of 7 miles. Each runner
is given a handicap time based on previous finishing times, and these are aimed at
everyone finishing together. Over the 12 races, trophies are awarded to runners with the
best 4 finishing positions. This event is very popular and members of all abilities take
Road Races: Throughout the year, members
take part individually in road races in Kent and further afield, and in the Kent
Championships. They also participate in team events and relays.
Performances in these races
are used as the basis of a Grand Prix series, in which members with the best six results
are awarded trophies. WAVA age-related performance tables are used, to allow members to
compete on equal terms.
Performances in Kent
Championship races are also used to establish Club Road Championship positions.
We compete with teams of
seniors, veterans and younger members in various cross country leagues.
We are hosts for an annual
race in Knole Park as part of the Kent Fitness series. We also organise an annual charity
5km fun run in Knole Park.
Track and Field:
Our teams compete in the Kent Division of the Southern Counties Veterans Athletic
Club Track and Field League. Individual members compete in various open meetings.
Performances at track and
field meetings are used as the basis of a separate Grand Prix series, in which members
with the best three results are awarded trophies. WAVA age-related performance tables are
used, as in road races.
We organise the
Sevenoaks Seven, a seven mile multi-terrain race in Knole Park in May. This attracts over
Social Events: We have a Christmas party, a
summer barbecue and other social occasions.
Joining Sevenoaks A.C.
If you are thinking of
joining a running club, why not come along to Sevenoaks AC on club night. We meet at
Sennocke Centre (Seveonaks School) at 7pm on Tuesdays.
You may download a membership
clicking on the underlined text.The form is a pdf file. If you do not have the Acrobat
reader installed on your PC, click on icon for a free download. Returning members please use the renewal form, also available as a pdf file.
The forms are also available in Word format here:
membership form, renewal form.
applicants under 17 years of age, please also read our child protection policy by
clicking on the underlined text - this is a standard HTML file.
If you have any further
queries, please e-mail Paul Tabor at firstname.lastname@example.org