How many Athlete of the Day awards have you achieved this year? If it's three, have you claimed your prize?
Congratulations to the following Juniors who have all achieved three (or more!) this year... Adam, Alice, Elle, Greta, Harry, Joe K, Luc, Mali and Natalie.
Juniors who have been awarded two Athlete of the Day awards so far this year are... Ben A, Ben H, Dominic, Freya, Isaac, Joe R, Joseph, Louis, Matthew, Morris, Niklas, Sam and Saskia. Can you impress the coaches enough to earn another one before the end of the year to claim a prize?
For Juniors who have one Athlete of the day or are yet to receive one, (usually awarded on Tuesday and Saturday for hard work and effort) there's still time!
Congratulations to Natalie for being first female finisher at the Bromley parkrun on Saturday 20 November. Tammy wasn't far behind finishing in a very respectable fourth place.
This year's Triathlon London Awards Party was held on Friday 12 November at All Star Lanes Bowling in Holborn. We didn't do so well in the bowling competition although everyone enjoyed taking part! But we did have a very good turnout from the juniors to collect TriStar and Youth awards, together with Jon and Karen who collected Junior Coach of the Year and Regional Volunteer of the Year awards too. Awards were presented by our own Club Chairman, John Petrides. Alice was awarded Junior Volunteer of the Year, but wasn't there on the night to collect her trophy. John will make sure this gets to her soon.
|Youth||3rd Boy||James Allan|
|Tristar 3||1st Girl||Greta Sharp|
|Tristar 2||1st Boy||Alex Yee|
|Tristar 1||2nd Boy||Harry Horsman|
Photos can be viewed on Brian Morris' website.
Results are now available from the Hillingdon Duathlon on 14 November. This was a very successful race for CPT, with Joe coming 3rd overall and 2nd Senior male in the Senior event and five podium places in the Junior events (a 1st, three 2nds and a 3rd). See results below. Well done to all.
Photos from the Hillingdon Duathlon can be viewed on Simon Slater's website.
|Age group||Pos||1st run +
|Tristar 1 (9-10)
0.75km / 4.5km / 1.5km
|Tristar 2 (11-12)
0.75km / 4.5km / 1.5km
|Tristar 3 (13-14) -
0.75km / 7.5km / 1.5km
|Youth (15-16) -
0.75km / 10.5km / 1.5km
|Pos||Run 1||Bike||Run 2||Total||Name|
2 mile / 10 mile / 1 mile
Results aren't available yet for the Hillingdon Duathlon but I'll add them as soon as they are. In the meantime, Joe and Isaac have written reports of their race:
by Isaac Brown
Last Sunday I took part in the Hillingdon Duathlon. There were about seven of us, altogether, from CPT Juniors. In my race (the U12’s), we did a half mile run, then a three mile cycle and finally, a mile run. As usual, the weather conditions at Hillingdon were damp and cold, which added to the pain!
At first the run got off with a quick burst of energy, but then it died down as people began to get into their stride. There was a field of about 15 runners, but compared to the last time, there were not too many big kids, so I thought I had a chance of a podium position. Going into the first transition from the run to the bike, I was in third place.
The people in front of me held to a surprisingly slow pace, but I stayed with them as I knew that I needed to conserve my energy for the final run. By the end of the cycle race I was in second position.Now for the final push!
Dismounting my bike just in front of the area where we had to leave them, I ran and put my bike down and continued to the start-line for the final lap.
The person in front of me was probably a seasoned runner as he kept up a fast pace all the way through. I tried to catch him, but just could not make it. I came second and received a packet of chocolate. Result!
By Joe Kidson
Despite the less than promising forecast the day before, the weather turned out to be dry and windless (Yes, this does occasionally happen at Hillingdon!). However, the mud left over from a cyclocross race managed to make a few of the corners slightly more interesting. In no time at all, after a slightly brief warm-up, the field of around 40 duathletes headed out on the two lap run, 15km bike course and then a final one lap to finish. Having only done the junior races in previous years it was a pleasant surprise to finish 3rd overall and receive a bike shop voucher, although I still think the chocolate calendars you get in the tristar agegroups are much better.
Crystal Palace Triathlon won the Triathlete’s World British Triathlon Event of the Year award, which was presented at the British Triathlon awards presentation in Leicester on Saturday 13 November.
The event was awarded the prize because 'it's a regular fixture on the calendars of not only triathletes from London, but from around the country and is widely held as one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly events in the UK'.
The award was collected on behalf of the Club by Karen Ayers, John Petrides, Bruce Ayers and junior member Adam Efrat. After winning the award, John commented "It’s fantastic, I had no idea. It goes to show that all the hard work put into organising the event has now been rewarded.”
You don’t have to be a BTF member to vote for these awards, anyone can put forward names for numerous categories, including Club of the Year and Race of the Year (500+ entrants), so get voting for Crystal Palace Triathletes and see if we can win more awards, to add to our Regional Junior Coach of the Year, Regional Volunteer of the Year and National Volunteer of the Year awards
Jon has updated the training schedule to include all winter base training sessions through to the middle of January.
Congratulations to Alex Yee who ran his first Crystal Palace parkrun on Saturday morning in a time of 20:22, finishing in 6th place overall.