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RobRob Parry
Chairman & Kit coordinator


I joined CPT in 2007 after my previous club closed down – lucky for me, as CPT is of course way better. I didn't really swim much before joining, and run training was a bit haphazard to say the least, but the excellent training support and sessions provided by CPT, combined with the race league and inter-club championships structure, gave me the focus and determination to get into a routine and steadily improve in the three disciplines. I have served on the committee since 2013. In recent years I’ve raced on the GB AG team at sprint, middle and iron distance at various Euro and World championships, and aim to be on the team once more in 2016 for the middle distance euros. I enjoy pretty much all of the multisport race formats out there, and like to race all year round with a focus on off-road action in the winter months.

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Rob on his bike

ChrisChris Hall




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Chris at IM Wales

TheresaTheresa Hutchings





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BrigitBrigit Brown
Bike Coordinator








DaveDave Crockwell
Kit coordinator

DaveI joined CPT in 2002 and was very impressed by the friendliness of what, at that time was a very small club. It’s much bigger now, but the fantastic atmosphere remains. I have run London Marathon three times, and competed up to Olympic triathlon distance, with absolutely no desire to go any further.

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Dave at the Beckenham Relays

MikeMike Dowds
Coaching and Training & Racing coordinator

MikeI joined the club relatively recently, in 2014, when I moved to the area but I've been competing in triathlons since 2007 having taken it up at Loughborough University where I competed for the University and GB in both triathlon and duathlon.

I love competing in everything and I race wherever and whenever I can.

My aim as Coaching and Racing coordinator is to help get you all out there, particularly in the London League, Club Champs and Club League events and to help the club continue to enhance the excellent coaching structure already in place.

If you have any questions whatsoever about getting involved, any questions on the Club League scores, anything regarding the London League, or suggestions and comments on sessions then please don't be shy; I'll do my best to help - get in touch.

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Mike with Alex and Dan, the winning men's team at the Beckenham Relays-->

HelenHelen Garrett
Coaching & Training coordinator

HelenI'm a fairly new convert to the sport of triathlon having joined the Club in 2014 and taken part in my first triathlon the same year. I switched from running following a bad ankle injury and although I was very nervous about joining and attending training sessions (especially swimming!) I was immediately made to feel very welcome. I was (and still am) very impressed with the variety and structure of the training sessions where members of all standards are included with schedules adjusted accordingly by the coaches.

Having previously been a UK Athletics Level 2 coach myself and also having spent many of my younger years being coached as an athlete to a high level I feel I'm in a good position to help out with the coaching coordination. The outgoing coaching and training coordinators have done an excellent job and I hope that myself and the other coordinator can continue their good work.

Helen at the top of the 'Tumble' in Velothon Wales

MattMatt Lawes

MattI joined the club in 2016 and have been competing in triathlon since 2010. I was so impressed with the organisation, passion and people of the Club that I knew very early on in my CPT career that I wanted to jump at any opportunity I could find to contribute.

I have a varied sporting background including running and rowing which were the protagonist influences leading me to take up triathlon! Since that fateful decision I have competed in multi-sport events of all manner of distances and combinations. With the help and support of CPT I have primarily stepped up to racing IronMan.

As well as a supporting role on the CPT committee my aim as a webmaster is to help coordinate the communications the Club publishes as well as the online/social media presence it maintains.

Please do get in touch if you have an suggestions, comments or advice.

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Matt in the Kent XC League

AnnaAnna Moorhouse
Junior coordinator & Club Welfare Officer

AnnaI have been an adult member of the Club for two years. My son has been a junior member for three this is his 4th year. I love the Club and what it provides for young people. It provides a safe, fun and positive environment for children to flourish in. Our coaches are dedicated to helping junior athletes achieve their full potential and to enjoy the experience of triathlon training and racing. The parents and juniors all pull together and look out for each other and feel like a team.

Being part of this Club helped me achieve fitness levels I've never had before, which at 42 years old is hopeful. Through training with other adult athletes in a friendly and focused environment I've been much more motivated than if I were training alone.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Anna and team CPT at the parkrun mobmatch

JohnJohn Petrides
Club Welfare Officer & Regional coordinator

JohnI joined CPT in 1998, after retiring from playing rugby for 17 years. It took me two years to pluck up the courage and attend my first swim session.

I joined the committee as Chair in 2004 and held that position for nine years, left the committee for two years then returned in 2015.

I became the Club welfare officer in 2004 and a triathlon race referee. I proposed the Club should run the Crystal Palace Triathlon and the committee agreed, so 2005 saw the first race and now it is in a class of its own. I am currently one of the CPT Race Directors, and Chair the race committee.

I have served on various committees, Triathlon London Chair for three years (vice Chair for six years), Triathlon England Council for eight years, Triathlon England Board of Directors for four years.

Personal achievements, lots of triathlons (sprint, standard and half ironman), eight completed full Ironman events, 38 completed marathons (London 19 times), twice Clydesdale Triathlon World Champion.

I am currently an ITU Continental Technical Official, working for the ITU and ETU as a Technical Delegate (TD) and Technical official (TO). I am TD at World Cups and European Cups, and have been Chief race official at WTS Hyde Park and WTS Leeds 2016.

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John and the officials at the World Triathlon in Leeds

SelwynSelwyn Smith
Social & Road Cycling coordinator

SelwynI enjoy taking part in all distances, whether the quick one after work, the 'standard' night out or the all day event! As well as a social drink, I also get involved with every triathlon distance from sprint to IM.

CPT not only has seriously good training and an annual race to match but is a fun Club to be part of.

My role is to enhance the social side and put on fun events where we can celebrate the outcome of all that hard training.

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Selwyn after the Volcano Triathlon, Lanzarote

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