Sevenoaks AC Officers
What does Sevenoaks AC offer its members?
Younger age groups please go to “Young Athletes” page here.
We are a friendly club that caters for runners of all abilities and age groups – we have members running into their 70's and 80's
If you just enjoy social running we have plenty to offer but if you are interested in competing we offer road running, cross country, and track & field.
Joining Sevenoaks AC - Three Free Sessions Offer
If you'd like to come along and try the club, our “three free sessions” offer allows you to try what the club offers without obligation before committing to join. Most new members try out our Tuesday evening session first but you can choose another session. You will be surprised how cheap joining a running club is compared with other sports clubs. We pay an annual subscription and after that all club sessions are free.
You may download a membership form by clicking on the underlined text. The form is a pdf file. If you do not have the Acrobat reader installed on your PC, click here for a free download. Returning members please also use the above form.
The form is also available in Word format here.
Training Sessions - Weekdays
For this session we have 3 separate paced groups catering for all abilities each with a run leader. A Faster group – 7 -7.5 min per mile, a Medium group – 8-9 min per mile, and a Slower group - 10 min per mile.
Training Sessions – Weekends
We have a range of weekend sessions available including trail runs, hill sessions, or long runs for marathon training. The programme for these sessions is arranged around other events such as the Monthly Club Handicap, cross country series and popular road races. See the club calendar here for details.
The Sevenoaks School running track is also available for individual use between 0900 – 1130 on Sundays but there are no organised sessions.
If in addition to the club training sessions you are interested in some competitive events there are plenty to try:
Road races are available throughout the year with a good selection across Kent from 5k to Marathon. See the Calendar (hot spot link to calendar) for upcoming events. Some Kent road races are nominated Kent Grand Prix events and performances are ranked against competitors throughout Kent in your age group. All road race performances are included in the club Grand Prix competition with performances ranked by age and gender by use of the WMA age graded tables. See SAC Grand Prix for details.
We also run a Track & Field club Grand Prix competition with all performances ranked by age and gender by use of the WMA age graded tables. See SAC Grand Prix for details.
The World Masters Athletics (WMA), formerly World Association of Veteran Athletes (WAVA), Age Graded Tables first published in 1989 and updated in 2006, provide the basis for comparing athletic performances for different ages, genders, and between different events.
These tables are based on the world best times or distances either actually recorded or calculated for each age between 8 and 100 years for every recognised track and field and road race event.
Because they provide a world standard for each event at each age they enable each performance by an athlete, male or female, junior or senior, to be compared with the recognised world best for their age and expressed as a percentage.
For example, a 17 year old male sprinter runs 13.5s for 100m and the Age Graded Tables give the world best time as 10.16s for this age. The age graded percentage is calculated as 10.16/13.5 x 100% or 75.3%. We as a Club use these tables for calculating the Grand Prix scores for our three Grand Prix competitions – Junior GP, Road Race GP and Senior Track & Field GP.
There are now on-line calculators for calculating a WMA score for any performance. The link below takes you to the one we use, instructions are provided – all you need to do is select the event, enter your performance, gender and age and the calculator will provide your % score.
Here is a link to the WMA on-line calculator of age graded scores. All you will need to do is enter the event, your age and performance.
Sevenoaks AC - organiser of the Sevenoaks Seven - also has its own (road only) calculator.
For up to date club Grand Prix tables see Tables section of this site.