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2002 News Archive April-August 2002

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Bank Holiday ride to Brighton
The Brighton Social Ride went well. Nine of us - Steve Palmer, Jim Lucas, Anna Hocking, Claire Dunton, Brian (not Morris) Tinker, Neil Atherton, Greg Lewis, Phil Taylor and Dean Thurlow. After a stop at Lingfield for breakfast we pressed on towards Ditchling where we met up with Damian and visited the local tea rooms to fuel up for Ditchling Beacon. As Anna loaded up with a slab of bread pudding and a large wedge of carrot cake, straws were drawn to see who cycled behind. Needn't have bothered as she left us all standing. Then on into Brighton and well deserved fish and chips. A round of crazy golf followed to try and calm Jim down. Phil won after Anna put up a valiant effort until the pressure got too much, or was it the club of God (held by Neil)? Then on for some hot chocalate and cake before heading to the station for a train back to East Croydon, upsetting all the other passengers with our well positioned bikes. Everyone had a good day and there were murmerings of doing something like that again. Don't forget the ride in France Paul emailed everyone about

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Club kit - update
We are having difficulty finding a printing outlet for the club kit. This will put in jeopardy the Club using the Ironman brand. We may have to go with Torelli Sport who other clubs are very pleased with. If you do know of a printer who could deal with this then please let Phil know ASAP.

TVT Concorde Sprint - 18th August
Congratulations to Cathy Green on completing her first tri in 1:28:58. See CPT results.

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London - 11th August
London TriathlonCongratulations CPT members who completed the London Triathlon. Especially to Frances Greenall for completing her first 'Olympic' tri in 3:26:44 and to Claire Dunton who knocked almost 15 minutes off her previous PB, finishing in a time of 2:58:24. Read Claire's race report.

Did anyone recognise Alex Wright when watching the Grandstand coverage? Alex joined CPT at the beginning of year, made a couple of swim and run sessions, then his work took him to Manchester. He was interviewed with his team mates as they took part in the event to raise money for charity and as a challenge to try and beat another friend who was doing the event as an individual. If you missed the coverage Karen has a copy you can borrow (minus the first couple of minutes because I still haven't worked out how to use the timer on the video!!).

Swanage - 11th August
Congratulations to Anna Hocking for coming 1st in her age group (F25 E) and 8th overall in the women's event in a time of 02:27:22. Anna hasn't had much time for training this year as her priority was doing well in first year medical exams. Watch out when she does some serious training!!

Congratulations also to Louise Alan-Smith (F40 H) who was placed 3rd in her age group.

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Ironman 2003
A few people have expressed interest in Ironman 2003. Ironman races mentioned so far are Lanzarote, Sat 17th May and Austria and Quelle Challenge Roth both taking place on Sun 6th July 2003. The Longest Day, 2003 date not yet announced, can be done as a relay team. Are you up for the challenge?

Club BBQ
This year's BBQ was once again a sizzling success. The sun didn't shine but at least the rain held off. Many thanks to Chas and Janice for providing the venue, for their hard work cooking and clearing up. Next year's BBQ might move to a Saturday night so that everyone doesn't have to rush off to prepare themselves for work the next morning. Any thoughts? Does anyone know if Dean got home safely to do his books?!?

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CPT at White Oak - 14 July 2002
CPT were once again out in force for the Club Champs sprint event at White Oak, this year won by Jim Lucas. 26 CPT members competed on the hottest triathlon day so far this season. Jim also came second overall in the Vets category.

An email of thanks was sent to John Setford, the organiser of Sunday's event. One of the White Oak officials responded saying 'May I reciprocate the thanks from White Oak to Crystal Palace, by saying that the CPT racers were an amazingly cheery, happy bunch. They all had smiles (or were they grimaces, I'm not too sure) and all thanked the marshalls as they went through. This was noted by a lot of the marshalls out on the course and this makes it worthwhile for them as well as for the competitors.'

Club results can be seen on the results page.

CPT in the news...
CPT members who competed in the Windsor Triathlon got a mention in the Croydon Advertiser on 21 June.

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Ironman Austria - 7th July 2002
Another club member completes the Ironman. Chris Reed took 15 hours and 20 mins to complete the course. Ex-member, Damian also completed the course in 12 hours 10 mins.

Read Chris Reed's race report.
View split times

Bournemouth - 7th July 2002
8 CPT members completed Bournemouth in very difficult conditions. Results are now available.

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Investment ideas
'Awards for All' is a lottery grant programme for small groups and clubs. Several triathlon clubs have already received grants of up to 5000 for projects including training, equipment, coaching fees and start-up costs. If you have any suggestions please speak to one of the Committee.

CPT at Windsor - 16th June 2002
Crystal Palace Triatletes had 23 members finish the Windsor Triathlon, the biggest entry from any club in the UK. Well done to all those who finished, especially those completing their first 'Olympic' distance. In the Clydesdale category we had one first place - Karen Ayers (AM2) and two second places - John Petrides and Steve Palmer.

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Welfare Officer and CPO
Following recent completion of the BTA course, John Petrides is now the Club's Clydesdale, Welfare Officer and CPO. He requires the following information:
- People suffering from any conditions such as: asthma, diabetes etc
- Anyone with allergies i.e. stings, food, asprin, penicillin etc.
Please call John on 07808 97579
Information will be passed in confidence to coaches.

New BTA On Line Benefits Service - 24 April 2002
BTAThe British Triathlon Association launched a new benefits service for its membership called 'Online Member Benefits'. If you visit the BTA website you will be able to access the new service by clicking on the new banner shown on the home and members pages. When you first log on you will be asked to register creating your own unique username and password. To authorise your registration you will need to use the code bta237. Once you have registered you will gain access to hundreds of discounts, special prices and offers, on a host of consumer products.

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Last updated: 11 November 2002
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