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London Marathon Club places
Congratulations to Ruki, Fintan and Dave (Crockwell) who were the first three names out of the hat for the Club Marathon places. Tony Cunningham is first reserve, should the above drop out or change their minds for any reason.

Ruki Fintan Dave


Club kit order
Don't forget that orders for Club kit should be with Cathy, together with a deposit, by Thursday 11th January. More details, together with a list of kit currently in stock, are available on the Club kit page.


2007 Running events


Tonbridge Triathlon - 7th May 2007
The 2007 Lions Triathlon has had to move to Sevenoaks School due to Tonbridge School undergoing re-development. This year's venue offers a wider pool ( 6 lanes instead of 4), an indoor transition area, the run will take place in Knole Park and there is a new cycle route.

Race Instructions together with details regarding the new cycle route are on the Tonbridge Lions website. Download the entry form in PDF format.


Holly run
CPT at Holly Run 2006We had a good turnout for the Holly Run on Sunday 17th December, with eight men and five ladies representing CPT. Phil's mince pies and tia maria laced coffee afterwards went down well! There will be some photos to follow when I get around to them!


Tuesday swims
Both Tuesday's swim sessions at St Joseph's are now open to everyone. We have lifted the two session restriction. If the pool starts to become overcrowded again then we will look at putting restrictions back in place.

The last Tuesday night swim is on the 19th then the school closes for the Christmas holidays. Tuesday night sessions will start again on 9th January.


Mince Pie 10
Results from Sunday's Mince Pie 10.


Club discount at Up & Running
Up & Running are now offering CPT members a bigger discount on accessories and a 10% discount on bikes. See the flyer for more details. You will need to show your membership card before you are given your discount. See Phil if you haven't already got one.


London Region Awards Party
John officially receives his London Region Volunteer of the Year Award and the Club will be presented with a cheque for the Hedgeweek London series at the London Region Awards Party on Friday 26th January. Tickets are just £5 each, which includes entry, buffet and first drink. See John for tickets.


Worthing Olympic Triathlon
Entries are now being taken for the Worthing Triathlon, which is the Olympic Club Championship race in 2007. The date has been set for Sunday 22nd July.


Run schedule
CarlCarl has put together the run schedule to see us through from December to the end of February 2007. Full details can be found on the training page.


Pirie 10 and GRIM
Congratulations to Carl for coming 2nd in the SLH Pirie 10 on Saturday 2nd December. Carl was also first male vet. 11 of us competed in the SLH cross country run. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, but the ground was pretty muddy and very slippery in places. Suse was 10 minutes late for the start but managed to catch up with Audrey and I on the second lap and assured us that we weren't last! We finished, with a bit of encouragement from Carl and Bernie, just before it got dark. Robin gave us a lift back to the SLH clubhouse where we happily tucked into tea and cakes. Definitely one for the calendar again next year!

Results are also available for three CPT members who got up early the morning after the Christmas party to do the GRIM!


Swim video review
There will be a review of the swim video, taken earlier on in the season at The Bridge, on Saturday 9th December, at 10:30 sharp, following the 08:30-10:00 Crystal Palace swim session. Jon and Phil will be on hand to review the footage and supporting notes. We will meet in the Crystal Palace Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre. Please let us know if you are planning to attend so that we can ensure there are enough chairs for everyone and enough laptops for viewing. Tea and coffee will be available.


ITU Canberra Long Distance Triathlon World Championships
AndyCongratulations to Andy McRobbie who represented GB at the ITU Canberra Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in Australia on 19th November.


Saturday swims in December
Please note the swims on 23rd and 30th December at Crystal Palace will be at 09.00 - 10.30, instead of 08.30 as previously published. See the Training page for more information.


UK Tri League
SuseTonyVictorWell done to all competing, the club finished 9th overall (two places down on last year but the same as 2004) – a good performance given the increasing number of competitors this year. Unfortunately we haven’t won a trophy this time, however, particular notable achievements from Suse finishing 5th woman overall, Tony 13th in the Olympic Category overall and Victor 24th in the overall competition. Full details are available on the UK Tri League website.


ITU Canberra Long Distance Triathlon World Championships
AndyGood luck to Andy McRobbie who is representing GB at the ITU Canberra Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in Australia on 19th November.


CarlCongratulations to Carl Plumpton and Chris Reed on finishing the Ballbuster. Carl came a very respectable 15th and a PB.

Results too from the Crystal Palace Canter 5k on 7 November.


Marathon results
BernieBernie ran the Dublin Marathon on Monday 30th October, where a new course record of 2:11:39 was set by Aleksey Sokolov from Russia.

RukiRuki ran the Barns Green Half Marathon on Sunday 29th October.


London Duathlon photos
Thanks to Ron for his pictures from the London Duathlon on 17th September.


Cross country runs
We had teams for both the men's and women's races in The Holly Run last year. It would be good to go back with more runners this year!


RonITU European Duathlon Championship 2006 - Rimini, Italy
Read Ron's report from Rimini.


22nd October results
Results from Congratulations to Greg, Nick and Dave for coming 8th Men's Team and to Suse, Julie and Karen for 6th Women's Team in the Croydon 10k. When entering events please make sure you list CPT as your Club to ensure a place in team categories.

Greg Nick Dave Suse Julie Karen


Bike maintenance day
Dawn 14 club members turned up early at Jon's garage on Sunday to be educated on how to fix our bikes! Important stuff first - did people want tea or coffee? The two instructors from CTUK, Rob and Phil then started by getting the group to explain their current level of expertise. As this proved to be quite mixed we started with a quick run down of basic checks that should be done before getting on your bike. After that the group tended to split up so that the instructors could run through various useful tips and hints. By the end of the class not only had we consumed copious amounts of tea, coffee, pringles and chocolates but we were now 'experts' on adjusting and replacing (if necessary) brake and gear cables, and Greig managed to get back two gears that apparently had been impossible to reach for some time now - despite numerous bike shops looking at it - still all the tools he bought along with Greighim had to come in handy for something!!! And good news for anyone with wonky wheels (I believe the technical term is a buckle!) as the 14 of us also learnt how to true a wheel! All in all I think that everybody learnt something from the class and it was definitely worthwhile. Personally - I got to play around with latex gloves and get covered in oil - so I was in my element!!! Oh and my bike is the cleanest it has been in a long time... but that's another story.....

View Dawn's photos from the day.


London Volunteer of the Year
JohnCongratulations to our Chairman, John Petrides, for being voted London Volunteer of the Year. John will be presented with his award at the Regional Dinner in January and now moves forward to round two to represent London in the National Awards. We wish him all the best.


London Fields Lido
The new London Fields Lido in E8 is due to open at the end of October. Hackney Council has invested £3 million into the project, which brings the Capital it's only heated 50 metre outdoor pool.


Cardiff Half Marathon
Results from the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 15th October.


More photos


Weekend results
Results from: Andy and Ron in RiminiAndy McRobbie & Ron Yee finished the ETU European Duathlon Championship course in Rimini on Saturday. Ron came off his bike at the first roundabout and damaged his saddle post. He managed nearly 7km cycling like a clown before getting a new one at the aid station! They both had a great time and really enjoyed the whole experience. Ron will write a full report in the next few days. Photo: Andy and Ron in Rimini


Niger river trip
Dan Dan and a friend are about to embark on a three-month canoe trip to West Africa, raising money for Mercy Ships, and are looking for sponsorship. Good luck, have fun and keep in touch!


Event photos


Good luck!
Ron Andy Good luck to Andy McRobbie and Ron Yee who are in the GB age group team for the ETU European Duathlon Championships in Rimini, Italy, on 7 October.


Swim time trials
Times for the 400m / 200m /100m held on Thursday 28th September.


Cycle routes

Download maps of our regular cycle routes: Box Hill (view profile) and Penshurst. More maps to follow soon.


September results
Results from recent races:


2007 Club Championship races
The following races have been agreed for the 2007 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.

East Grinstead
TBC - mid-May?

TBC - end July/beginning Aug?

Middle Distance
TBC - 3rd June 2007?

Long Distance
Switzerland IM
24th June 2007

White Oaks
TBC - mid July?

The novice race will be open to those who have been a member for less than two years and have not previously won club trophies.

Dates will be confirmed as soon as possible.


Forthcoming running events


Bike transfer service
Adobe pdf document For those considering races in Europe in 2007, this could be a useful service especially with airline's new baggage policies.


2006 Handicap
Well done to Nick Driver, Geoff Dillon and Stacey Eccles for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the handicap at Sevenoaks.

Final results from the handicap are in the attached spreadsheet. Congratulations to Dan for coming top and taking the coveted Handicap Trophy winning by a fraction over Suse (who must be wishing she’d run just that little bit faster at White Oaks to beat Glyn) by putting in three good performances at Weymouth, Switzerland and Worthing and improving significantly on last year. Dan joins the esteemed roll of honour of winners that seems to include most of the committee members in recent years, so we’re all pleased for a bit of a change on that front!!

Stacey takes 3rd place after two good end of season performances – if only she’d raced the earlier events it all might have been so different.

Dan SuseStacey

Thanks to all those (over 50 of you) who took part over the season for making the event all it is.


Le marathon du medoc
Fintan Fintan recently took part in le marathon du medoc. Read his race report.


Sevenoaks Triathlon
Jon Stacey Congratulations to Jon Horsman and Stacey Eccles for winning the Sprint distance Club Championships. Jon finished 4th overall and 1st in his age group and Greg was 3rd vet. We came 1st in the team award (top three from Club) and, once again, CPT had the biggest number of finishers on the day! Results.

Results are also available from the Helvellyn Triathlon.


Tri-gear for sale
  • Pete is moving abroad so is selling off the following tri-gear:
    - Specialized Elite Road Bike 54cm suits medium GWO - Includes aero bars, bike/cadence computer, standing pump, frame pump, spare tubes, spare tyres and saddle bag with repair kit. £375
    - Ironman wetsuit FS sprint- for height around 180cm (5'8") Used twice. £50


Duathlon results
Results are now available from Clacton and the South Coast Classic, which both had to be turned into duathlons because the sea wasn't safe to swim in! Both courses were extremely windy and hard work in the conditions.


September results
Congratulations to Stacey who went to the ITU Triathlon World Championships in Lausanne on 2nd September, after qualifying for the GB team for the first time.

The weather wasn't as kind to us at Southwater as it usually is. those on the 2nd leg got caught in quite a downpour out on the bike and the sun only came out as we were packing away our picnic! Unfortunately we didn't pick up any prizes this year and with only seven teams weren't the best represented Club either. Mary was an honorary member of Team Squirrel with Stuart's brother David and his friend, Simon. Thanks to Team Manager Frances for sorting out the teams and for supporting on the day!

Results are also available from Northampton.

Results aren't yet available from Clacton and the South Coast Classic, which had to be turned into a duathlon because the sea wasn't safe to swim in! Results will be posted when available.


Ironman Canada
Matt Ironman Canada Congratulations to Matt who completed his first Ironman in Canada on 27th August.


Congratulations also to Julie who finished her first 'Olympic' distance triathlon in under 3 hours at the Kelowna Apple Triathlon in Canada.


Finish line videos
You can watch Crystal Palace Triathletes cross the finish line at the London Triathlon. Top marks to Dawn and Ewan for sporting Club kit!

John Sullivan was recorded crossing the line at The Longest Day and Jon Horsman at Arundel.


British Triathlon trial membership offer
British TriathlonBritish Triathlon are currently offering a trial membership of just £10 which lasts up until 31 March 2007.

This offers any potential newcomers to the sport the opportunity to join a club at a vastly discounted rate, and therefore hopefully will increase participation and member numbers. I am sure that there are many people in your area who have seen the Salford and London races on television in the last fortnight, and have thought about trying the sport, whether competitively or for fun.

With British Triathlon's new scheme to attract members, there is the obvious opportunity to recruit people from your area to join your club. Therefore if you can spread the message through your members, the likelihood of friends or relatives of those already affiliated joining is increased.

The benefits of joining British Triathlon are:

  • Reduced Entry Fees
  • Worldwide Public Liability Insurance Cover
  • Worldwide Personal Accident Cover
  • Preferential Rates on Products and Services
  • Free Legal Claims Service
  • Bimonthly Copies of the Full Colour Membership Magazine, TriNews
  • The Highly Acclaimed British Triathlon Handbook
  • Eligibility to Represent Great Britain
  • Automatic Entry Into the Grand Prix National Ranking Series
  • Access to the Member-Only Section of the Website
  • Eligibility to Compete for National Titles
  • Support from British Triathlon Staff

    To join, or for further information, you can direct people to visit the British Triathlon website or ring the office on: 01509 226161.


    Back the bid
    Salford - Candidate city 2010Salford is bidding to host the World Triathlon Championships in 2010 but there will be facing stiff opposition from the other bidding cities such as Mazatlan (Mexico), Budapest (Hungary) and Aqaba (Jordan). If you would like to back the bid, visit the Salford website.


    London to Paris
    Good luck to ex-CPT member, Will Forbes who will be taking in the London to Paris triathlon (in a team of 6), in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Will will be running 20k run, swimming for 1-2 hours (depending on speed of team), and cycling 30-40 miles, arriving in Paris approximately 48 hours after leaving London. Will reckons that battling the seaweed, sewage and supertankers in the Channel is likely to be the hardest bit (with one of his 1 hour swims at about 3am), although staying up for 48 hours with no sleep is likely to take its toll too!

    Please sponsor Will - his team have raised around £85,000 so far and are hoping to reach £100,000. Donations can be made online.


    Ironman UK Congratulations to Andy, Louise and Sarah for finishing Ironman UK on Sunday 20th. Unfortunately John and Ali didn't finish.

    There was no mist on the lake this year so the race started on time. The weather was perfect for an Ironman, not too hot but dry with some cloud and a bit of a breeze, which John says slowed him considerably on the bike, even on the downhills! The bike course was just as challenging as last year with over 2000 feet of climbing on the three lap route. This year's run route had also been modified and, with two five mile laps in the castle grounds, was much more spectator friendly.

    Andy finished after running back to T1 carrying his bike and front wheel, but was helped on his way again, 55 minutes later, by the support team and still managed to finish in a very respectable time. Louise didn't experience a repeat of the problems she had in Switzerland and completed the whole race with an enormous smile. She even proudly wore her medal to lunch in Sherborne town centre on Monday! Sarah missed the bike cut off by nine minutes last year. This year she managed a quicker swim time, had 25 mintues to spare before the bike cut off, and despite shin splints managed to complete the whole race with ten minutes to spare. She already has an appointment booked at the tatooist on Thursday! John made the cut off for the bike this year and set out on the run. At 18 miles he knew he wouldn't make the cut-off and was beginning to feel unwell. So for once, he sensibly stopped, got a lift back to the medical tent and had a check-up. He's feeling fine, but his big toe nails aren't!!

    Louise Sarah John Ali Andy


    Recent results


    London Triathlon race report
    Derek Read Derek Chitty's report of the London Triathlon Olympic relay on Saturday 5th August 2006.


    2007 road race dates
    On-line entry is now open for the following 2007 road race events that are always popular with Crystal Palace Triathletes.


    Race photos
    Photographs from the following events are now available:


    Bank Holiday Social ride to Eastbourne
    Phil Phil will be leading the annual August Bank Holiday social ride to the coast.

    So on 28th August meet at Elmers End (08:30) for a social paced ride to Eastbourne, it won't be the most direct route so will probably be about 75 miles. There will be a couple of stops on the way down, tea room and a pub.

    At Eastbourne a quick dip in the sea and then fish and chips on the beach before catching the train back to London..


    Charity cycling event at Herne Hill Velodrome
    Herne Hill Velodrome Neil and Paul are organising a small charity cycling event on Saturday 26th August from 2-5pm at Herne Hill Velodrome. Bring your own bike, helmet, kit etc. all for a bargain price of £10. See the attached flyer for more details. Family and friends welcome. There are only 60 places available so please book your place as soon as possible. See attached for further details and how to book. .


    Worthing Triathlon
    Jon Suse Congratulations to Jon Horsman and Suse Fairfax for winning the Olympic distance Club Championships. Jon also finished 3rd in his age group. CPT had the biggest number of finishers on the day and the loudest support! Results.

    The sea was absolutely calm, not a wave in sight. The cycle route was challenging with some long rolling hills but the run, along the seafront, was also absolutely flat. A really great race with a good turnout from CPT. Definitely one for the diary next year! Hopefully by next year Bernie will have learnt to count up to four. Next time you see him ask how his swim went!!

    Results are also available from the various races at the London Triathlon and the Surrey Summer Aquathlon.


    Paris to London
    Dawn Congratulations to Dawn on completing her charity ride from Paris to London. Here's her account

    I recently did a 320 mile charity ride from Paris to London for Great Ormond Street Hospital and have now raised over a thousand pounds (thanks to everyone who donated) for those who still want to make a donation please go to my website.

    Before starting the charity ride I was extremely lucky to blag some VIP tickets for the final stage of the Tour de France. As you will see from some of the photos I got to sit in a very flash marquee type bandstand and had front row seats of the finish line and of the podium where they awarded the jerseys etc!!! I also managed to blag a ride in one of the team cars and got to follow the peleton at high speeds around the Champs Elysees (a complete adrenalin rush) this also explains why some of the photos are out of focus!!!

    As for the actual charity ride well it was harder than I had expected! Some of the hills were relentless and the early morning starts (6am wake up call and on the bike for about 7.30am) each morning was quite tiring by about the 3rd day - as was cycling an average of 90 miles each day! Being a charity ride it was a real mixed group - only a few club cyclists with the majority of people never having cycled for more than a few miles before. It was particularly scary riding in a group at times as I think that some of them had never actually cycled on a road before - well not a busy one!!!

    We had a few accidents but nothing too serious. The funniest perhaps being the guy who fell over as his wife rang him on his mobile phone to wish him luck halfway through the first morning and he stopped to answer it but forgot to clip out!!! Overall, the people in the group I was cycling with were lovely and some of them had either had children who had been treated successfully at the hospital or in some cases unfortunately had lost children to various illnesses - making it all the more emotional but worthwhile when we crossed the finish line and realised how much money we had raised for the hospital!

    All in all it was a fantastic trip and my legs have just about recovered (am not so sure about my backside though) - and I'm starting to question whether padded cycle shorts actually work!!!


    The Longest Day
    John Congratulations to John Sullivan for completing The Longest Day just three weeks after finishing Ironman Switzerland! Watch John cross the Finish line.


    Ironman Austria
    Ironman Austria logoWell done to those who completed their first Ironman in Austria on 16th July, Bevan, Brian T, Ryan and Adam D. Bevan finished in an extremely impressive time of 10:47:25! Results are now available.

    Adam raised funds for a cause close to his heart - The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. You can still support his chosen charity and his Ironman efforts, by visiting his website to sponsor him.

    Bevan Ryan Adam Brian


    New committee member
    Karen As the only nominee for the vacant position on the Committee, I am now back on board!


    Results backlog
    Apologies for the delay in posting the following results. I've had a lot of catching up to do since my holiday in Spain!


    Worlds qualifier
    Stacey Congratulations to Stacey Eccles who has qualified for the Triathlon World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland on 2nd September. Good luck Stacey!


    Ironman Switzerland
    Ironman Switzerland logoCongratulations to those who finished IM Switzerland on 2nd July, including first timers, Dan and Victor. It sounds as though it was pretty tough in the heat. Stuart reports that "everyone found it a pretty hard day".

    "The backdrop was awesome and the start of the day with the sun coming up over the mountains was a perfect setting for the swim which went well.

    "For me, the bike was initially a fast roller coaster ride with much of the route down in the tri-bars and a few long but manageable hills. By the third lap the hills seemed impossible and never ending. The heat was a big factor (36C apparently) and this was a problem on the run with a lot of us choosing to walk much of the way.

    The crowds were really great both out in the country and especially in the town - the number bibs had our names printed so people would call you and encourage you personally by your name.

    Organisation was excellent and one of the most special moments for me was watching the back markers coming in to the finish just before the 16 hour cut off to a wall of cheering, sparklers and loud music".

                    Louise Andrea Dan John Phil Victor Stuart


    Weekend results
    Berit Results from the Olympic and Sprint distance races at Bournemouth on 2nd July. Not many PBs in the heat, so well done to Berit for knocking over a minute off last year's time and coming 6th in the female race! Results also from the National Age Group Championships at Wakefield.


    Weymouth photos
    More photos from Weymouth added. Thanks to Julie, Cathy and Dan for their contributions.


    Results from Dorney Lake
    Julie has written a report of the Timex WomenOnly Triathlon at Dorney Lake on 24th June and results are also available. Results are also available for this race and the Olympic and Challenge races held on 25th June.

    Results are also available from the Dambuster Triathlon on 25th June.


    Race report - Ironman UK 70.3
    Matt has written a report of the gruelling Ironman UK 70.3 at Exmoor on 18th June.

    View photos.


    Club Aquathlon
    Results from the Club Aquathlon held on 15th June are now available. Times are not comparable with previous year's events as there was a slightly different run route on this occasion, although a few members did the old loop on their first lap! Brian Morris had the fastest swim and Greg Lewis the fastest run, with Suse the fastest female on the night. Special congratulations go to Cathy and bump!

    View photos.


    Club photos
    I've managed to catch up with most of the back-log of images, just the Mid-Sussex race still to do.


    CPT press coverage
    The News Shopper ran a short report on our race, with a picture of coach, Jon Horsman on his bike.


    Race results
    Results from Shropshire on 11th June, Saffron Walden and the Half Ironman 70.3 at Exmoor on 18th June. Hopefully Matt is going to write a race report from HIMUK as it seems this was a particularly difficult course, with some extreme hills on both the bike and the run courses! Pictures also to follow shortly.


    Welsh Castles Relay
    Ruki Ruki took part in the Welsh Castles Relay on 11th June. She completed the 9.2 mile Leg 17 in 1:09:24, running in the midday sun. In Leg 17, Ruki came 32/57. Full details of the Relay can be found on Les Croupiers website.


    Anyone interested in protecting their bananas whilst out on long rides might be interested in the BananaGuard!


    11th June Results
    Greg Results from this Sunday's races: Windsor and Mid-Sussex Sprint Triathlon.

    Congratulations to Greg Lewis on another PB at Mid-Sussex.


    Another win!
    Jon Congratulations to Jon, who won the Vets race at Arundel on Sunday 4th June.


    Weekend race results
    Weymouth swim startProvisional results from the Weymouth Middle Distance Triathlon on 4th June are now available. It looks as though some of these may need adjusting. For some reason Louise seems to have been given a one hour penalty and Phil seems to have no run time, although I have photographic evidence that he did run, although none to actually show him crossing the finishing line! He assures me he finished in 5:15. I'll amend when final results are available.

    Greg Congratulations to Greg for knocking half an hour off last year's time!

    Results are also available from TriFest 06 and the Beckenham 10k.


    Paris to London
    DawnDespite having a nasty virus for the past two months that has pretty much meant no training, Dawn is taking part in the Paris to London Cycle Ride (285 miles) in July to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. Donations can be made online by credit or debit card via Dawn's Just Giving page or you can make a cash donation direct to Dawn.


    Circuit of Kent 2006 - Cyclosportive
    This year's Circuit of Kent 2006 takes place on Sunday 17th September 2006 starting from Godden Green, near Sevenoaks. Full details are available on the website or through Derek Williams on 01959 522148. Due to the increased popularity of this event, only the first 500 entries will be accepted.


    South London Swimming Club Summer Evening Aquathons
    AdamAdam Day recommends the South London Swimming Club Summer Evening Aquathons, which take place at Tooting Bec Lido, wetsuit swim (1km) followed by a run (4.5 miles even though it is advertised as 4 miles). The dates are 14 & 28 June and 12 July. Registration is at 19:45, race brief at 20:00 and start at 20:15. More information is available on the SLSC website or you download an entry form.


    Croydon Guardian race report
    The Croydon Guardian ran a race report on the Crystal Palace Triathlon on 31st May 2006. Lovely pictures of CPT in action!


    Thames Turbo Triathlon
    NoelNoel Murphy took part in the Thames Turbo race on Monday 29th May. The race was won by Gavin Smith, who also won our race the previous day!


    Curry at The Bridge
    Following a successful trial curry evening at The Bridge straight after swimming a couple of Thursdays ago, we will be breaking with tradition once a month and, instead of decamping to the Moon & Stars, will be staying at The Bridge to sample their speciality curry. To make it as easy as possible for everyone to remember, we'll do this on the first Thursday of every month.


    Army Sprint Championships
    AdamAdam Day took part in the Army Sprint Championships on 24th May.


    Race winners
    AndreaJonRumour has it that congratulations are due to Jon Horsman who won the Tooting Bec Lido Aquathlon on Sunday 21st May in around 31 minutes. Unfortunately the SLSC haven't published any results so this cannot be verified! We'll just have to take his word for it. Mark Christy (41 minutes) and Keith Goldson (38 minutes) also competed.

    Congratulations also go to Andrea Newton who was first female over the finish line at the Leybourne Lakes Midweek Series race on Wednesday 24th May.


    Crystal Palace Triathlon
    Ewan & AudreyFeedback so far has been very positive with competitors thanking us for such a friendly and well marshalled race. One competitor emailed to say
    'Thanks for a good race. The best marshalled race I have ever done – thank you CP Tri members for giving up your race in order to marshall for us'.
    So thanks to all members who helped out over the weekend, to their family and friends and especially to those who raced and marshalled.

    VictorJonCongratulations to Jon Horsman for coming second in the over 40s category and to Victor Thompson for having the fastest bike split on the day (52 seconds quicker than the winner!). Results for those members who raced are now available. Full results are also available.

    Thanks to Julie for the following photos.


    Results from recent triathlons, duathlons and 10k races -


    Photos from recent events-


    Results from this weekend's races -


    Morden 6n6
    We had an 11-strong team for the Morden 6n6, which is part of the London series. See how the team got on.

    Don't forget to let Cathy know if you have entered any of the London series races and let Karen know all races for the Club race matrix.


    Race for Life
    RukiCongratulations to Ruki for coming 7th overall in the inaugural Race for Life at Crystal Palace Park.


    1 mile time trial
    CarlCarl organised a 1 mile time trial on the track at Crystal Palace on Wednesday 3rd May. You can see the times and compare them to last year's. Club results are published on the Results page.


    ETU Duathlon European Championships
    RonCongratulations to Ron Yee who has qualified for the ETU Duathlon European Championships in Rimini, Italy, on 7/8th October 2006. Ron's times at the BTA National Ranking & ITU World Age Group Qualifying Race in Cambridge on Sunday 30th April made him eligible for a place in the GB age group team.


    Marathon Meal
    2006 marathon runnersPhil organised a very successful curry night as a celebration for those who did this year's London Marathon. He also organised a Marathon quiz, with prizes, and those who had run the Marathon in previous years wore their t-shirts and medals. On the night, Chas and Cathy had the oldest medals from 1992. Although he was unable to attend, Derek Chitty has medals from the first three London Marathons in the early 80s.


    Recent results
    Results from recent duathlon/triathlon events. Congratulations to the following for PBs at Tonbridge - Mark Christy, Greg Lewis, Noel Murphy and Phil Taylor (especially noted just one week after a PB at the London Marathon). Well done to first time triathletes - Steve McMahon and Julie Traupe. Phil


    London Marathon
    TonyPhilWell done to the seven CPT members who completed the London Marathon. Congratulations going to Tony, Phil T and Ruki who all got PBs.


    Results from this year's wet and windy Dragonslayer Duathlon on 2nd April.


    2006 Handicap series
    NeilThe Committee have now agreed this year's Handicap races. Full details can be found on the Handicap page. Any queries, please contact Neil.


    London Marathon
    JohnGood luck to CPT members running the London Marathon.

    John will be raising sponsorship for Phab and RukiRuki for Cancerbackup. Please visit their sponsorship websites if you would like to support them.


    BrianTonyCongratulations to Tony and Brian for achieving PBs at the Liverpool and Paddock Wood half marathons. Well done!

    GeoffCongratulations to Geoff Dillon who, on Sunday 19th March, knocked nearly a minute and a half off his 10k personal best and if you are looking for an ultra-fast course Geoff recommends the Clapham 10k. Geoff finished in 36:20, coming 12th overall.


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    Up & Running discount
    Up & Running offer club members 10% off everything except bikes and HRMs. On three days in the year they are offering 20% off, dates will be notified to members. You must show a valid membership card to receive this discount. See Nigel if you haven't collected yours yet.


    February results
    Conditions for these events were very cold. The Brighton seafront was particularly unfriendly with wind and driving rain. Well done to all those who finished. I have to admit that I failed to see any fun in trudging along chilled to the bone. At eight miles, a hot chocolate and a warm, dry sweatshirt seemed much more appealing than a medal at the Finish line and resulted in my first ever DNF!


    Recent results
    Ron, Mitch and Glyn braved bitterly cold wind and driving rain to participate in the Deal Tri Winter Duathlon at Fowlmead in Kent. There were only 28 entrants, with 23 turning up on the day and only 20 finishing. So well done CPT for not giving up! Ron


    Indoor triathlon
    MikeCongratulations to Mike Nowicki on completing his 10 hour indoor triathlon challenge. Mike reports 'I've completed the charity triathlon which was very hard. Considering there was a massive problem with the ventiltion in the club, I somehow did it. It was very painful and am feeling the effects today, had to call in sick as I have a temperature and can't walk'. Mike wants to thank everyone for their support, especially CPT's Pete Evans, who paced him for the last hour on the treadmill. There is still time to sponsor Mike. Visit his Just Giving website.


    Event photos
    Photos have been posted from the following events:


    Tour de France - Le Grand Depart
    Le Grand Depart 2007Find out more about the Tour coming to London in July 2007. You can register to receive regular updates and to offer your services as a marshal or volunteer for the event. Visit the website.


    Lost property website
    Report any property you've lost at races, meetings, matches or events across the UK and they'll try to track it down, or if you've found something, report it and hopefully they'll find the owner. Visit the website.


    Swim Smooth training articles
    Download training articles for free from the Swim Smooth website.


    Club swimming sessions
    Due to overcrowding in the 8-9pm Tuesday swim session the Committee have had to take action to cut numbers in the three lanes available during this first hour to improve both safety and the value of the training individuals get from this session. As such, from now on the following will apply:

    • All those doing both Tuesday sessions can swim 20:00-21:50
    • All those doing one Tuesday session can swim 21:55-21:50 only (which will mix technique and the normal swim sets)

    The Committee will continue to monitor the swim sessions and will look at alternative venues. If you are confused or want more information, please speak to one of the Committee.


    Raising funds for charity
    MikeOn 6th February Mike Nowicki will be doing a 10-hour indoor triathlon, 1 hour rowing, 5 hours on his bike on rollers and 4 hours on the treadmill. Mike will be raising sponsorship for the Lions Hospice.

    JohnOur Chairman, John Petrides, will be taking part in the Flora London Marathon 2006 on 23 April. It's his 14th consecutive London Marathon! John will be raising sponsorship for Phab.


    Tadworth Ten
    We had an excellent turnout for the Tadworth Ten on Sunday 9th January, with 20 club members participating in the challenging course over the Epsom Downs. Thank you to those who patiently waited, in the drizzling rain, for me to finish, eventually, with a personal worst! Congratulations to Nick Lowman for coming 18th overall and to the following for knocking big chunks off last year's times - Greg Lewis (2 mins), Mark Christie (5 mins) and Pete Evans (12 mins).

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