Junior section - news - November 2010

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Athlete of the Day 2010

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!

Bromley parkrun

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.

Pos Time Name
31 21:52
(1st F)
Natalie Falshaw
56 23:48 Tammy Falshaw

CPT in the news

Coverage of our Race of the Year award has been given in the News Shopper and on Tri 24/7.

London Region awards

The CPT bowling team in actionThis 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.

Age group Pos Name
Youth 3rd Boy James Allan
Tristar 3 1st Girl Greta Sharp
Tristar 2 1st Boy Alex Yee
Tristar 1 2nd Boy Harry Horsman

CPT collecting awards at the London Region Awards night


Photos can be viewed on Brian Morris' website.

Hillingdon Duathlon - Results

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.

CPT in action at Hillingdon Duathlon

Age group Pos 1st run +
Run Total Name
Tristar 1 (9-10)
0.75km / 4.5km / 1.5km
Female 2 14:08 06:59 21:07 Tammy Falshaw
Tristar 2 (11-12)
0.75km / 4.5km / 1.5km
Female 1 12:32 06:35 19:07 Natalie Falshaw
Male 2 11:42 05:56 17:38 Isaac Brown
  6 12:34 06:47 19:21 Freddie Argent
  7 12:36 07:04 19:40 Morris Pusey
Tristar 3 (13-14) -
0.75km / 7.5km / 1.5km
Male 7 18:45 07:34 26:19 Armen Brown
  9 19:16 08:23 27:39 Ben Allan
Youth (15-16) -
0.75km / 10.5km / 1.5km
Male 2 21:11 05:33 26:44 James Allan
Pos Run 1 Bike Run 2 Total Name
2 mile / 10 mile / 1 mile
3 10:49 25:16 05:40 41:45 Joe Kidson

Hillingdon Duathlon - Sunday 14 November

Isaac on the podiumResults 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 CPT on the podiumnot 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.

CPT on the podiumThe 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 Joe on the podiumhappen 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.

British Triathlon Race of the Year 2010

Crystal Palace Triathlon - British Triathlon Race of the Year 2010Crystal 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.”

220 Triathlon Awards 2011 - Vote now

220 Triathlon Awards 2011You 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

Get voting!

Winter training schedule

Jon has updated the training schedule to include all winter base training sessions through to the middle of January.

Crystal Palace parkrun - 6 November

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.

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