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2006 Club Championships
The following races have been agreed for the 2006 Club Championships. To be eligible for the Club Championships members must compete in an item of official CPT club kit for Sprint and Olympic distance races.

10th September 2006

6th August 2006

Middle Distance
5th June 2006

Long Distance
Switzerland IM
2nd July 2006


Crystal Palace win Triathlon London XC Title
Geoff Dillon came third in the individual mens race with the CPT mens team (Geoff, Phil T, Bernie, Mitch and Robin) winning the team event. The ladies team (Cathy, Frances and Karen) came third.

Thanks to Robin for standing in at the last minute, as Tony had to drop out due to an ice skating injury, and finishing with a sprained ankle.

Read full story and results.

Geoff Phil Bernie Mitch Robin Cathy Frances Karen


Triathlon London websiteTriathlon London Website Launch
The new London Triathlon Website is now live!

Congratulations to Richard Lewey who won November's prize for registering on the website! Richard was one of five London triathletes drawn out of the hat and won a 45 minute 1-1 session at Swimfortri's Swim Analysis Centre. If you haven't already registered and would like to be entered into next month's draw, please visit the Register page.


CPT IronmenSome, very, belated photos from 2005 events. Thanks very much to all the photographers who have allowed us to reproduce their photographs on our website.


2006 Half Marathons
The following half marathons are popular with members. Races are filling up fast so get your entries in!


Mince Pie 10
Ruki is well on the road to recovery, after successfully completing the Mince Pie 10 on Sunday 11th.


Run schedule
CarlCarl has put together the run schedule to see us through from December to the end of February 2006. Full details can be found on the training page.


After collecting her Sprint, Olympic and Middle Distance trophies Claire and Brian departed early from the Christmas party, not because they are killjoys but because they had to get up early for the GRIM challenge on Sunday morning. Claire managed to convince nearly all the team on the Air Ambulance (HEMS) to run the Grim (about 27 at last count) in yet another attempt to raise more cash. They have set up a page on smartgive so please support Claire, her team and HEMS. See how they got on.


UK National Triathlon League
CPT teamWell done to the CPT men's team (Neil Atherton, Nigel Bailey, Bernard Finerty, Greg Lewis, Noel Murphy and John Petrides) who finished 7th in the UK National Triathlon League this year – that’s an improvement of two places on last year and 1st in the UK small team National league (6 or less competitors). Congratulations to Greg for finishing 19th overall – a 78 place improvement on last year!!

For more info visit their website. Neil hopes we can field more entries in next year's races. Look out for the qualifying events and get your entries in!


London Marathon places
Phil Taylor, Tony Cunningham and Alastair Young drew the three Club places in the 2006 London Marathon. The draw took place at the Christmas party on 3rd December.


Marathon result
Jon Horsman competed in the La Rochelle Marathon.


Belated results
Congratulations to Tony Cunningham for running a half marathon PB in Amsterdam and to Carl Plumpton for the 6th fastest run split on the second run in the Ballbuster duathlon. Theresa completed her first marathon in New York, raising money for WaterAid. It's not too late to sponsor her.

Results from


Dates for your diary
Please put the dates below in your diaries, the actual composition of each session, costs and venue will be advised nearer the time. The Committee are also hoping to arrange novice bike training sessions, nutrition, sports psychology sessions etc and will advise shortly.

- Saturday 10th December - swim followed by either a run session or turbo and core stability session - TBC
- Sunday 29th January - TBC but likely to comprise run/turbo/core stability session
- Sunday 12th February - TBC but likely to comrpise run/turbo/core stability session
- Saturday 4th March - swim followed by run/turbo/core stability session - TBC
- Saturday 25th March - swim followed by run/turbo/core stability session


Up & Running opens new store in East Dulwich
Up & Running have opened a new store in Grove Vale, East Dulwich. They offer shoes, clothing and expert advice on running, the gym, and triathlon. You can also benefit from their video and treadmill gait analysis. Up & Running can be found at 37 Grove Vale. Tel. 020 8613 6060, or visit their website. Members will get a 10% discount on full price footwear and clothing with CPT membership card. (This does not include accessories (inc HRMs) nor any sale items. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.)


Tadworth Ten
The Tadworth Ten will be held on Sunday 8th January 2006 at 10:30am. You can download an entry form or enter on-line. We usually warm-up with a pub lunch after the event.

If you feel like something even more challenging than Tadworth, to blow away the New Year cobwebs, you could try the Box Hill Knacker Cracker 12k on Sunday 1st January. You can enter on-line or find out more at They also organise some other completely mad running races around the Box Hill area. I feel a challenge coming on!!


2005 Handicap Results
Frances Greg Dave C Cathy Congratulations to Cathy Cooke on winning this year's Handicap series. It was pretty close with only a few points between the top four. Cathy finished top with 31 points, having completed five handicap races (four of which qualify). She was closely followed by Dave Crockwell (29 points), Greg Lewis (28 points) and Frances Greenall (26 points). Full results are available in Excel format.


A new Committee was elected at the AGM on Thursday 17th November.


Saturday swim sessions
Numbers were very low for the October swim sessions but further sessions have been booked for November/December. We will review and decide on bookings for the new year. The sessions, at Crystal Palace, are coached by Jon. The lane is booked from 08.30 to 10.00. Please be on poolside ready to start swimming at 08.30, with your usual swim 'toys', pull buoy, kick board, fins etc.

Saturday 19th Nov
Saturday 3rd Dec
Saturday 10th Dec
Saturday 17th Dec

Price is £5 for a 90 minute coached swim.

If the swims prove a success, we will book an additional lane and make this a regular session. Please note - These swim sessions cannot be every week as events and galas take priority.


CPT Xmas Party
The annual Xmas party has been booked for 3rd December, same venue as last year. Tickets are now available @ £10 per person, please see Karen, or one of the Committee.


CPT TV stars
Mike finishing Congratulations to Mike Nowicki for making his television debut during the HIMUK TV coverage. Mike was seen a couple of times, including triumphantly crossing the Finish line, sporting his eyecatching CPT kit. Rumour has it Carole Heritage also made a fleeting appearance in the TV footage of the World Championships in Honolulu.


Thursday night's swim at The Bridge
Please note that as from Thursday 10th November, we will have the pool for an extra 15 minutes. The sessions will now commence at 19.45 and finish at 21.00.


World Championships - Honolulu
Congratulations to our World Championship competitors - Louise, Frances, Carole H, Carole J, Debra and Victor.

Louise Carole H Carole J Frances Debra Victor

Frances reports from Honolulu - "Hello everyone, well I did it, in 3.04 I think is my official time. The sea was much calmer than earlier in the week, the bike course flat, apart from one hill, and a great tailwind on the way back. The run was not a pleasant experience as by then the temperature was probably in the 80s. The worst part went through the city and was sweltering, but I made it!!!. Swim time 32 mins, bike 1hr 24, run 64 mins, 49/62 in my age group so I am very happy, my 2nd fastest olympic distance too!!!. Today's a recovery day, massage and cheesecake on the menu but not at the same time. Then a few more touristy trips, must try a scuba dive after a fantastic snorkelling trip".


Amsterdam Half Marathon
Barley Read Barley's report of the Amsterdam Half Marathon.
The immobilise register (supported by the Met Police and TfL) has been expanded to allow the registration of bicycles. This will enable police to trace you if your bike is found and also provide a checkpoint if you are buying a second hand bike. All bike owners are being encouraged to register at


Help support Team England
Support Team England at the 2006 Commonwealth Games by wearing official supporters clothing.


Website updates
There are still lots of results and photos to be published on the website, but as I'm maintaining this single-handed and have been extremely busy at work lately, I've fallen behind. I hope to catch up soon. Please be patient!


Coast To Coast Walk for London's Air Ambulance
Good luck to Brian Tinker and his three friends who are taking on the challenge of walking from the east coast of England to the west coast in order to raise money for London's air ambulance also known as the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). Between 1 and 15 October, they will be walking 179 miles from Robin Hoods Bay in north Yorkshire and ends at St Bees Head in Cumbria. To sponsor the team go to and click on "Coast to Coast".


Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Early bird BrianCongratulations to Claire and Brian Tinker for completing the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Claire was very pleased with herself after managing a PB. She knocked a massive 24 minutes off her best marathon time and broke the elusive four hour barrier, finishing in 3.53. Claire comments 'It hurt so much I can't believe I got round - thought it was going to go on for ever'.

Brian, however, pinned a toy duck to his hat and went out with the early bird start (he took the bird bit seriously) and entertained everyone on the course. Considering the lack of training sessions in his schedule he did a respectable 5 hrs 13 (ish).


Some, very, belated photos from 2005 events. Thanks very much to all the photographers who have allowed us to reproduce their photographs on our website. I've still got the Ironman UK photos to collate, so if you have any you haven't given me, please do so as soon as possible. Many thanks.


More results




Read Ron Yee's report from the London Duathlon. Results from -


HIMUK - Longleat
MikeMike Nowicki reports from this year's HIMUK. "I did the race in longleat!! It was very hard!! Everything was hilly!! The bike was crazy, 3 laps of pure hell!! John, you were right about that hill!! It was 17% gradient for 1.5 miles!! I finished the race and have massive satisfaction from it. The organisation was great!! I would definately recommend the race."


2006 Club Championships
The following races have been agreed for the 2006 Club Championships. We will let you know as soon as entry forms or on-line entries are available. To be eligible for the Club Championships members must compete in an item of official CPT club kit for Sprint and Olympic distance races.

2nd or 3rd weekend in September

31st July 2006

Middle Distance
5th June 2006

Long Distance
Switzerland IM
2nd July 2006


Latest and belated results
Results from


Tuesday night swim sessions
Apologies to anyone who turned up for Tuesday night's swim on 6th September without checking their emails first. There was a problem with the pool's heating system during the school holidays and the water was too hot for swimming in! We will be back at St Joseph's as usual from Tuesday 13th.


European Championships - Lausanne
Read Carole's race report from the European Championships in Lausanne on 20th August 2005.


Club Aquathlon
Results from the second club aquathlon held on Thursday 4th August.


Phil eating!Land's End to John O'Groats
Congratulations to Phil Taylor and Steve Palmer for completing this exhausting challenge. What a way to spend your two week holiday! Good excuse for eating lots of pies. They both say it was pretty tough but very rewarding.


More results


Event photos
I'm working my way through the backlog of event photos. Apologies for the delay, but this is a time consuming activity and it has been hard fitting everything in with Ironman training! I'll try and catch up soon.


Latest results
NoelBeritSuseCongratulations to Noel Murphy for coming 3rd in his age group at Bournemouth, Berit Sund for coming 1st in her age at the Bournemouth Sprint, and to Suse Fairfax for winning the female novice race at White Oak Triathlon. Well done!

Results from


Apologies for the delay in publishing recent results. I've been particularly busy at work, trying to fit in my Ironman training and spending some time with my family! I'll get around to posting as soon as possible. If any club members have experience of maintaining websites and would like to assist with the Club website, I'd be more than happy to share the responsibility! Please get in touch.


Latest Results
TrenthamResults are now available from:

- Trentham Big Half
- Trentham Sprint
- Dambuster


Windsor Results
Congratulations to members who completed Windsor on the hottest day of the year, so far.

- Windsor Triathlon
- Read Jeremy's race report from Windsor


Latest Results
TonyFrancesAdamCongratulations to Tony Cunningham who came 2nd in the Senior Male category, knocking almost six minutes off last year's time, and Frances Greenall who came first in the Veteran Female category at the Mid-Sussex Triathlon on 12th June. Adam Spencer had the second fastest swim time overall.

Results from the following recent races are now available:

- Mid-Sussex Sprint Triathlon
- Sussex Sprint Triathlon


More Results
Results from the following recent races are now available:

- Hillingdon Sprint Triathlon
- Crystal Palace Sprint Triathlon
- Thames Turbo Sprint Triathlon
- Weymouth Middle Distance Triathlon
- Seaford Half Marathon


Tonbridge Results
LouiseCongratulations go to Louise Alan-Smith for being runner-up in the Female Over 40 category and also to Kath Lambert who was the fastest Female Novice at Tonbridge. Full details of prize winners can be found on the Tonbridge Lions website.


Handicap update
Results from the Tonbridge handicap are now available. It's not too late to get your entries in and start winning those valuable handicap points. Read full details of the 2005 handicap and don't forget to let Charles/Karen know the races you've entered.


Morden 6x6 Results
I missed these when looking up results yesterday. Please let me know when you've raced so that I can track your results!

Morden 6 x 6 Aquathlon on 8th May.


Latest Results
StaceyCongratulations to Stacey who completed the Waveney Sprint Triathlon, her first triathlon, on 15th May.

Dan did the Salisbury Fast Twitch Tri on 22nd May. Dan highly recommends it to all for next year. Saying, it consists of a "400m swim, 26km bike (hilly) and 7km run. It had wave starts which worked really well. The whole thing was seamlessly organized and for anyone wishing to compete in rolling countryside not far from London, it's a winner".

- Leybourne Lakes MidWeek Series Triathlon
- East Grinstead 20th Anniversary Triathlon
- Stratford 220 Triathlon


Eton SuperSprint Results
Results from the May Eton SuperSprint Triathlon are now available.


Results from the Tonbridge Sprint Triathlon are now available.


Up & Running offer Club discount
There's a new triathlon and running shop, Up & Running based in East Sheen. If you show your CPT membership card you'll get a 10% discount. Visit their website.


Ashdown Forest adventure race - 7 May
Barley has written a quick race report for those who may be interested in adventure racing.

Adventure racing involves off-road running, mountain biking and team challenges with some navigation thrown in for good measure. Teams consist of 3 members and are preferably mixed.

My race was a 1-day beginner event in Ashdown Forest, Surrey.

After registration we had to run for about 5K through fields & forest to collect our instructions for the rest of the race. After picking up the instructions with large scale map of the area it was then left up to my team mates and me to find check points & complete several team challenges (generally involving getting wet & muddy) via mountain bike & on foot.

Ideally you should complete the challenges & find all the check points within 5 hours (or 2h. 55 if you are the winner!) but we did not quite live up to that challenge :-)

Distances involved: Run: 13K, Bike: 20K
Team challenges: 4
Check points: 18
Oh yes and lots of walking/running through ponds, streams & general mud

Overall feedback: a sports event similar to triathlon but with a difference. Great if you want to try something that uses both cardio fitness as well as team work. Ideal for those with good mountain bike skills.


Results from the Sevenoaks Spring Triathlon and the Shakespeare Marathon are now available.


Club trip to Rimini
Read Phil's report of the Tully Tours trip to Rimini in March.


Special offers
  • TRI UK offer triathletes wetsuit hire for just £25 FOR THE WHOLE SEASON!! Wetsuits can be hired easily over the phone - they will need your chest, height and weight measurements. Contact TRI UK via or by calling 07000 874854 (01935 414142/01935 433533) or visit their website for more information.

  • METIS is offering a Physio discount card to Crystal Palace Triathletes club members. This enables members to receive a 50% discount on initial physiotherapy assessments and 10% discount on ongoing physiotherapy treatments.

    METIS offer a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapy and rehabilitation experts who operate from one of the most advanced physiotherapy centres in London. We provide a unique combination of manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation that is tailored to your specific needs.

    To use the Club discount card, please contact Karen Ayers.

    To make an appointment call:
    020 8664 1720 (Croydon)
    020 7257 6590 (Covent Garden)
    Or visit their website.

  • Thai massage at Hardika's Healing Hands. Hardika is offering a 15 minute taster for £7 and £5 can be redeemed towards a future appointment over 1 hour and 10% discount on on going treatments. Ideal for stretching, improving flexibility, strengthen muscles and joints and helping you prevent injuries. To book, please call - 020 8240 4444 / 07739 146935 or visit her website for more info.


Mud'n'Guts Off Road Duathlon
Results from the Mud'n'Guts Off Road Duathlon on 20th March. Geoff went all the way up to Worksop, near Nottingham, to do the Mud'n'Guts Duathlon. This was made up of a 5km X Country Run followed by a 24km Off Road Bike and finishing with another 5km X Country Run. Beautiful setting in umpteen-thousand acre National Trust pine woodland. The course wasn't nearly as muddy as they promised, but Geoff says maybe that wasn't a bad thing! See Geoff in action! Thanks to Revolution Images for allowing us to reproduce the photos on our website.


Race reports
Race reports can be read on the Race reports page. Please email any contributions to the webmaster.


2005 Handicap series
Details of this year's Handicap races are now available so get your entries in and don't forget to let Charles know which races you are doing.


500m Time Trial
The times for the 500m time trial held on 3 March are now available, together with a spreadsheet for all 500m time trials so you can chart your progress!


Frank Harmer Memorial 10k
Although full results aren't available yet, I have it on good authority that congratulations should go to Kate Reed for being second senior female home at Sunday's race in Brockwell Park. Well done Kate!


Reading Half Marathon
Congratulations to those members who ran the Reading Half Marathon on 6th March. Bernie finished with a foot injury and Theresa with a heavy cold. Well done to Berit for achieving her goal of finishing in under 2 hours! Results.


2005 Club Championship races
Monday 2nd May

Sunday 17th July (registration 16th July)

To be eligible for the Club Championships members must compete in an item of official CPT club kit for Sprint and Olympic distance races.

Middle Distance
Sunday 5th June (registration 4th June)

Long distance (Ironman)
Sunday 21st August


Swim terms
The following dates have been agreed for the Thursday night swim terms:
  • April - June
  • July - September
  • October - December
    The cost will be £35 per term. To benefit from the termly rate, subs must be paid within the first two weeks of each term.

    Past Results
    Results can be viewed on the 2005 Results page or on the Results Index page.


    2004 news archive


    Last updated: 19 December 2005
    Comments, suggestions, feedback and contributions should be sent to the webmaster