Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

Sport & Fitness


The golf industry is facing challenging times at present, but enthusiasts of the sport in the Sevenoaks area can start making plans to visit the 149th Open which is being held at Royal St George’s, Sandwich in 2021 following the cancellation of the Championship in 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

On the day Colonel, Tom Moore, celebrates his 100th birthday comes the news that he has teamed up with one of Sevenoaks’ own local heroes to launch a keep fit video campaign.

A new modern leisure centre for Swanley, which is covered by Sevenoaks District Council, was given the go ahead at a Council meeting on 21 April 2020 - and the scheme's cost of £20 million makes it the largest project undertaken by the authority for 30 years.

In these challenging times many of us are looking for ways to make sure we and our loved ones stay well physically and mentally, so why not try running? Shona Campbell, from Sevenoaks' running group Shona's Runners, tells us more.

The 100-mile cycle ride starts from the charity’s headquarters in Otford on Friday 18 September, with two overnight stops at Lamberhurst and Lewes, before arriving at Arundel, East Sussex, on Sunday, 20 September.

Golfers can now be able to enjoy a new pilates class specifically designed for them at Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing.

Sevenoaks Suns defeated Durham Palatinates to win the National Cup 74-64 in Arena Birmingham on January 26th. The win, in front of 9,000 basketball fans, gave the Suns the only major trophy that had eluded them in the leagues first 6 years of existence.

This year's 7oaks Triathlon, being held in the Sevenoaks area on Sunday, 19 April, will once again be working in conjunction with the charity ellenor.

Sevenoaks 1st XV and 2nd XV headed into Storm Dennis and Guernsey for the weekend and returned home with honours even. The 1sts went down 31-3 but the 2nds recorded a 19-7 win.