Junior section - news - 2009

CPT Juniors in action

Hillingdon photos

Thanks to Sheila and Ron for the photographs from the Hillingdon Duathlon on 8 November.

Hiillingdon Duathlon

Christmas holidays

The last junior training session before the holidays will be on Saturday 19 December. The first session back in the New Year will be swimming at Dulwich Prep on Friday 8 January 2010. Have a good break!

1 mile Hall of Fame

Jon has put together a table of the best 1 mile time trial times from 2009. See the time trial page.

Autumn newsletter competition

Joseph was the winner of the autumn newsletter competition, winning a selection of bike gear, including a drinks bottle, pedometer, mini 'Specialized' pump, a micro bike tool and a very useful and snazzy Bar Bag, which is a handy bag to strap onto your frame and keep your snacks, (or jelly babies) money and tissues in! There were chocolates for everyone else.

Alex with the Mayor of Lewisham and James CracknellRising star

Congratulations to Alex Yee who won the Rising Sports Star Award at the Lewisham Sports Awards on Thursday 18 November.

He received his award from the Mayor of Lewisham and Olympian and triathlete James Cracknell (pictured right).



Dulwich Prep pool closure

Dulwich Prep will be closed on Friday 4 December for an open-day so there will be no swim session.

The last swim before the Christmas holidays will be on Friday 18 December, returning on Friday 8 January 2010.

December training sessions

The festive season is fast approaching and we have two mouth watering sessions for December.

Saturday 5th: Bike with a little run at Richmond Park, 09:00 - 11:00
Saturday 19th: Jon and Phil's Santa TT run at Crystal Palace Park and loads of festive fun!

Hillingdon Autumn Duathlon

Congratulations to all 13 junior members who made the journey to Hillingdon for the Autumn Duathlon, you did CPT proud! Full results can be found on the Hillingdon website.

Race report by Harry Horsman
We arrived early as my mum was racing before us and we wanted to cheer her on.  The Tristars raced first and Luc, Joseph and Jay all sprinted to the finish line together!  Next the Tri star 1 and 2s all raced together, which meant I was racing with 11 and 12 year olds.  My race began at 11.30 and started off with a half mile run which my coach (daddy) said I paced well.  I had been practicing my transitions and this time it went really good, I was very controlled and quick.  My mum said I was a machine!  I set off on my bike for 3 miles which is 3 times around the circuit.  I found it hard going up the first hill and used my gears to help me.  The down  hill was definitely the fastest bit of the race even with a tight bend.   I came into transition with a great dismount and went off on the 1 mile run.  It was very hard and got a really bad stitch, but at the end my dad ran alongside me and helped me finish.  I got to the finish line in 22 minutes and 40 seconds.  I didn’t do as well as I thought I might, but still enjoyed it and was 10 seconds quicker than last time!

  1st run & bike 2nd run Total Name
Tristart (8 & Under) - 400m / 1.5km / 200m
2     07:40 Joseph Yee
3     07:42 Jay Chitnavis
4     07:50 Luc Hoolahan
7     08:25 Mali Jenkins
  1st run & bike 2nd run Total Name
Tristar 1 (9-10) - 0.75km / 4.5km / 1.5km
2 16:08 12:30 28:38 Elle Horsman
6 14:18 08:22 22:40 Harry Horsman
  1st run & bike 2nd run Total Name
Tristar 2 (11-12) - 0.75km / 4.5km / 1.5km
1 13:49 07:26 21:15 Alice Hoolahan
2 12:41 05:57 18:38 Alex Yee
6 13:54 07:17 21:11 Johnnie Baggs
7 14:04 07:09 21:13 Morris Pusey
8 13:02 08:46 21:48 Adam Efrat
9 16:12 09:04 25:16 Louis Lord
  1st run & bike 2nd run Total Name
Youth (15-16) - 0.75km / 10.5km / 1.5km
1 21:24 05:51 27:15 Joe Kidson


Saturday 31 October - Richmond Park

Duathlon training session as follows:

Saturday 31 October
Another run / bike session will be held in Richmond Park.
Bring: Bike stuff / Run stuff
Meet: Pen Ponds car park (previous meeting place)
Time: 08:45 - 10:45am
More experienced athletes will ride on the outer road, others on internal roads (no cars).
Any help by parents and coaches and treats for Phil and Jon will be welcomed!

Saturday 7th November cancelled

Due to the junior duathlon at Hillingdon on Sunday 8th November, Jon and Phil have decided to cancel the session at Crystal Palace on Saturday 7th.

Dulwich 2 mile run

Harry, Morris & Elle running

Elle, Morris & HarryFollowing the Dulwich 10k, Dulwich Runners hold a 2 mile run for juniors aged 14 and under.

Congratulations go to Harry, Morris and Elle for their fantastic times on Sunday 11th. Harry came 4th overall and 3rd boy, in just over 14 minutes, Morris came 4th and Elle came 6th, with an amazing sprint finish.

Here they are wearing their medals after the race.


Tuesday and Saturday training sessions

The velodrome is no longer available on Tuesday evenings for our cycling sessions. We will return to the velodrome in the spring.

On Tuesdays we will be holding running sessions on the track at Crystal Palace. Please pay at reception before entering the track. for a running and core stability session.

Saturday's sessions will continue to be a mix of cycling/running. Meet at the top car park. Please bring your bike and your running shoes every week.

Please check group emails for changes to sessions and equipment required.

Autumn newsletter

The Autumn newsletter is now available to download. Read the latest news and reviews for the CPT junior club and a 'read all about it' extra from some of the members.  Oh and don't be late entering our competition!

Cycle time trial - Tuesday 8 September

There was a two-lap time trial this evening to see if anyone could improve on their times from June. Joe, Alex, Harry and Luc all achieved PBs. See the times on the time trial page.

Greta and Elle were awarded Athlete of the day.

Tuesday and Saturday training sessions

The velodrome is no longer available on Tuesday evenings for our cycling sessions. We will return to the velodrome in the spring.

On Tuesdays, starting 15 September, we will be cycling at Crystal Palace Park until the light fades, then we will move to the track for a running and core stability session. Saturday's sessions will continue to be a mix of cycling/running.

Saturday 5 September - Richmond Park

In place of the usual Saturday morning session at Crystal Palace we will be heading to Richmond Park for cycle session with a little run!

Date: Saturday 5th September
Venue: Richmond Park (map attached)
Time: 08.30 - 10.30
Meet: Pen Ponds car park (where we had picnic before)
Cost: £3

More experienced athletes will ride on the outer road, others on internal roads (no cars).

As usual it will be a fun packed session and not to be missed!!

Any help by parents and coaches and treats for Phil and Jon will be welcomed!

Velodrome - Tuesday 1 September

Please note the session on Tuesday 1 September has been cancelled.

Photographs from the junior training morning and picnic

Thanks to Ron for the photographs from the junior training morning and picnic held in Richmond Park on Saturday 18 July. Everyone agreed the morning was a great success and all had a great time.

The cycling and running sessions were followed by a talk and demonstration from Jon about nutrition then it was time to get stuck into the celebratory cake (thanks very much to Adam and Jean for baking and decorating in CPT style). After everyone had finished eating some went off again on their bikes, others played rounders and others just enjoyed the sunshine.

CPT juniors in Richmond Park

Clash of the Tritons

Congratulations to Greta who took part in the junior Clash of the Tritons aquathlon on Saturday 15 August. Greta swam 250m and ran 2k and was third girl overall. Full results are available on the StuWeb site.

Position Swim Run Total
8 03:36 09:29 13:36


IRC 2009 - Triathlon London team selection

Congratulations to Alice, Joe and Alex who have qualified for Team London! They will represent the London Region at the 2009 Inter Regional Championship which is an open water triathlon, taking place on Sunday 13th September at Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar, Wales.

Club Aquathlon - Thursday 23 July

Congratulations to all the juniors who did the third, and last, in the series of three Club Aquathlons on Thursday 23 June at the Bridge.

There was some great racing and once again, some really close times!

  Swim Run Total Name
  50m 1 lap    
1 01.03 02.11 03.14 Jay
2 01:03 02.26 03.29 Elle
3 01.18 02.22 03.40 Harry
4 01.19 02.33 03.52 Abi
  200m 2 laps    
1 04.05 04.38 08.43 Adam
2 04.09 04.35 08.44 Freya
  200m 3 laps    
1 03.51 04.59 08.50 Alex
2 03.32 05.36 04.59 Alice

Triathlon results

Congratulations to the CPT juniors who raced at the Kings Langley Triathlon on 12 July, especially to Alice and Jay who came third in their age groups.

On Sunday 19 July Alice came second in her age group at the Andover Triathlon.

Kings Langley
Total Name
3 07:15 Jay
5 07:56 Luc
3 21:09 Alice
15 24:08 Louis
Swim Bike Run Total Name
2 01:38 06:56 02:43 11:17 Alice

No Saturday sessions - 25 July and 1 August

The Saturday sessions will not take place on 25 July and 1 August. All other sessions will continue as usual throughout the summer holidays.

Herne Hill Velodrome - summer holiday programme

The Summer Holiday club runs every week day 10:00-15:00, from 20 June until 4  September for 7-15 year olds. Due to the popularity of these courses advanced booking is recommended, but spaces are usually avaliable on the day. Full details and registration form can be found on their website.

Junior training and social morning

Details of this Saturday's junior training and social morning in Richmond Park have been circulated to members via the e-group. If you haven't received details please let Phil or Jon know. See you all on Saturday and don't forget your picnic!

Clash of the Tritons

Entries for the Clash of the Tritons Aquathlon (250m swim/2k run) – close on 8 August. The event takes place on Saturday August 15 at Eltham College, London SE9. £8 for children, ages 11-14.

Kids Upminster Triathlon

Joe travelled to Essex to compete in the Kids Upminster Triathlon on Saturday 11 July.

Position Swim Bike Run Total Name
400m 7k 3k    
5 06:25 16:27 11:45 34:37 Joe

Eton Open Water Triathlon

Joe and Alice competed in the children's open water triathlon at Dorney Lake on Saturday 4 July. Because of the water temperature they had to swim without wetsuits. Joe was 4th in his age category and Alice, 7th. Great results in an enormous field of competitors!

Position Swim Bike Run Total Name

400m 10k 2.5k    
22 06:31 18:35 10:27 37:12 Joe
  200m 5k 2k    
04:11 11:08 12:28 29:33 Alice

London Youth Games

Joe in action at the London Youth GamesAdam in action at the London Youth GamesCongratulations to Andy, Adam and Alex who helped Team Lewisham achieve 4th position overall in the cycling time trial at the London Youth Games in Crystal Palace Park on Saturday 4 July. They were just pipped into 4th by 2 seconds!

Andy also ran the 800m for Team Lewisham on Sunday but we are awaiting results. Joe and James competed in the Youth Games Aquathlon. James came 2nd for team Lewisham (14 year age group) and the team came 4th overall in that event, and Joe came 20th for Southwark where the team came 13th overall in that event.

Aquathlon Pos Swim Run Time Name
20 07:19 11:13 18:32 Joe
Tristar 3 2 03:58 06:49 10:47

Full results can be found on the London Youth Games website. Photographs from the LYG are available on the Sports-alive.com website.

Cycle time trial - Tuesday 30 June

Karen and her medalAt the end of the training session at the velodrome on 30 June, Jon organised a two-lap time trial. Everyone went off in twos and had to reach at least a nine on an exertion scale from 1-10. There were some really close times and Jon will organise another time trial in a few weeks time to see how everyone has improved. See the times on the time trial page.

Jon acknowledged that everyone had worked really hard and as it was so close, Karen was awarded Athlete of the day even though Joe beat her by three seconds!

Athlete of the Day

I have some gaps in the Athlete of the Day records from while I was on holiday. If you can help fill the gaps, please let me know.

Saturday 4 July

Because of the London Youth Games there won't be a junior training session on Saturday. Good luck to those members taking place.

Thames Turbo Aquathon - 21 June

Congratulations to all those who raced at the London Region Aquathon - Alice, Luc, Alex C, Alex Y and Joe you did the club proud.

Special mention goes to Luc who came first in tri start and Joe who came 3rd in the youth race. Special comiseration goes to Alex C, although he came 2nd in the TriStart race he was younger than the 8 year old official starting age and didn't get a prize.

Alice and Alex Y came 7th and 8th respectively in their races.

View the photographs taken by Ron on the day.

CPT juniors in action

Pos Swim Run Total Name
TriStart 50m 500m    
02:15 03:41 Alex C
1 01:25
02:17 03:42 Luc
TriStar 2 250m 2000m    
7 04:43
09:28 14:11 Alice
8 05:16
08:15 13:31 Alex Y
Youth 450m 3000m    
3 07:10
11:56 19:06 Joe

Full results can be found on the Thames Turbo website.

CPT juniors in actionClub Aquathlon - Thursday 11 June

Congratulations to all the juniors who did the second in the series of three Club Aquathlons on Thursday 11 June at the Bridge.

There was some great racing with some really close times!

You must race at least two races out of the three and your two best times will give you your final score. So make sure you put the last date in your diary - Thursday 23 July.



  Swim Run Total Name
  50m 1 lap    
1 01.00 02.10 03.10 Jay
2 01:01 02.11 03.12 Alex C
3 01.05 02.14 03.19 Luc
4 01.12 02.22 03.34 Alex
5 01.21 03.05 04.26 Abi
  200m 2 laps    
1 04.18 04.47 09.05 Freya
1 04.28 04.37 09.05 Adam
  200m 3 laps    
1 03.23 06.00 09.23 Alice
2 04.06 05.19 09.25 Alex
  400m 3 laps    
1 06.24 05.09 11.33 Joe

Thames Turbo Children's Aquathlon - 21st Jun

Thames Turbo are holding their annual Junior Aquathlon on 21 June in Hampton. There are some great prizes to be won, plus they have a school Trophy for the most competitors entered from one school. There are only have a few places left in this League race.

More details can be found on their website.

Crystal Palace Triathlon

Well done to all our juniors who competed in the Crystal Palace Triathlon on Sunday 31 May. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves. It was great to see everyone in their Club kit.

Results can be seen on the Stuweb website.

There are some great action photos of the juniors on the ProSport Photos website.

CPT juniors in action

BTF Youth Drafting Triathlon

Andy raced a the BTF Youth Drafting Triathlon at Eton on Sunday 24th. The race included a 400m open water swim, a 10k bike followed by a 2.5k run. Full results can be found on the Human Race website.

Position Swim Bike Run Total Name
70 07:43 17:21 12:09 38:51 Andy Rogers

Junior hoodies

CPT hoodiesCPT hoodies

Thank you to our sponsors Yee Associates and the Crystal Palace Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic for the junior hoodies which have been proudly on display at recent training sessions and races.

Athlete of the day

I'm pretty much up to date again with the Athlete of the day awards, just missing last Tuesday. So if anyone knows who got the medal, please let me know. Photos have been added to the Athlete of the day page.

CPT juniors

Club Aquathlon - 21 May

CPT juniors in actionWell done to all the juniors who turned up for the first in the series of three Club Aquathlons on Thursday 21 May at the Bridge.

There were some very close times and impressive sprint finishes!

You must race at least two races out of the three and your two best times will give you your final score. So make sure you put these dates in your diary - Thursday 11 June and Thursday 23 July.

  Swim Run Total Name
  50m 1 lap    
1 01:02 01:53 03:25 Luc
2 01:01 01:56 03:27 Jay
3 01:11 02:08 03:49 Alex
4 01:20 02:28 04:18 Abi
  200m 2 laps    
1 04:08 05:04 09:12 Freya
2 04:40 05:51 09:31 Morris
3 04:36 05:26 10:00 Louis
4 04:29 05:34 10:03 Adam
  200m 3 laps    
1 03:30 06:18 09:48 Alice
2 04:10 05:59 10:09 Alex

Spring 2009 newsletter

Sheila has produced the third issue of the Junior newsletter that includes the latest news, reviews and photographs.

Saturday training - 16 May

Harry & ElleAdamJayAfter some running drills and warm-up run Jon took the younger members while, Joe, Andy, Alice and Adam did some hill climbing practice with Karen. The two groups then regrouped and did some cycling skills together.

Jon was particularly impressed with the improvement in Jay's cornering and awarded him Athlete of the day. Although all Karen's group worked hard on the hills, Adam was awarded Athlete of the day because he had to work extra hard with the wrong gears to get up the hill!

Velodrome - 12 May

CPT at the VelodromeWe had 15 at Tuesday's cycling session at the Velodrome. Phil took some of the group for some cycling skills and transition training, finishing with a short race, while Jon put the others through their paces, finishing with a handicap race, which Adam won.



Clash of the Tritons

Entries are now open for this year’s Clash of the Tritons aquathlon on Saturday 15 August at the Eric Liddell Centre, Eltham College. The junior event (11-14) comprises a 250m swim and 2k run.

Time trials

The April swim and 1 mile run time trial results have been added.

Club Aquathlon - Thursday 21 May

The first in the series of three club aquathons is on Thursday 21 May and is open to all Junior club members.

The distance for juniors will be advised on the night depending on ages and who turns up!

You must race at least two races out of the three and your two best times will give you your final score. The other dates are Thursday 11 June and
Thursday 23 July.

First prize trophy awarded to the male and female winner.

Cost of entry is the usual £3 for juniors.

Please be on poolside ready to start at 19:45 as Juniors will go first.

Dulwich Prep closed

Don't forget there will be no swimming on Friday 15th at Dulwich Prep as the pool will be closed. Back to normal on the 22nd.

Hatch End triathlon

Andy and Joe raced at Hatch End on Sunday 10 May. See StuWeb for full results. Congratulations to Andy for getting the fastest bike split in his age group.

  Category Pos Swim Bike Run Total
  TriStar 3   306m 4km 2.4km  
Andy   12/47 06:17 10:26 12:13 30:20
  Youth   400m 5km 3.0km  
Joe   8/24 06:46 13:45 14:12 35:40

Hillingdon Duathlon

Well done to our junior members who competed at the Hillingdon Duathlon on Sunday 3rd May. Full results can be found on the Hillingdon website. Special mentions to Alice who came 3rd in her age group and Joe and Alex who came 2nd in theirs. Well done! More photos.

CPT prize winners

  Category Pos Run/Bike Run Total
  Tristart   400m/1.5km 200m  
Luc   4/12 07:10 01:05 08:15
  Tristar 1   0.75km / 4.5km / 1.5km  
Harry   7/9 15:30 07:20 22:50
Elle   11/13 17:14 09:02 26:16
  Tristar 2   0.75km / 6.0km 1.5km  
Alex   2/6 17:06 06:19 23:25
Louis   4/6 18:31 08:23 26:54
Alice   3/10 17:23 07:12 24:35
  Youth   0.75km / 10.5km 1.5km  
Joe   2/4 22:01 06:38 28:39

CPT Juniors in action

Banstead Woods 5k parkrun

Johnny at Banstead WoodsCongratulations to Johnny for coming 34th overall at the Banstead Woods 5k on Saturday 2nd May.

  Run time
Johnny 21:08

London mini marathon

Congratulations to Joe for finishing the London Mini Marathon in 18:30. Joe was hoping to break 20 minutes so he should be very pleased with his 3 mile time.

Athlete of the Day

Adam got a puncture so couldn't complete the session but he was impressed by Louis' cycling skills and chose him to receive today's athlete of the day.

Cancelled sessions

There will be no junior sessions on Friday 1 May, Saturday 2 May and Tuesday 5 May. This is due to the coaches being on holiday. Sessions will return to normal on Friday 8 May.

Please also note due to pool closure there is no swimming session on Friday 15 May.

Athlete of the day

Phil was very impressed with everyone's bike handling skills at the Velodrome, but Harry worked particularly had and was awarded Athlete of the day on Tuesday 21 April. The warm, sunny evening produced a good turnout, with Phil taking the younger members and those new to the Velodrome, while Jon took the older members for some more challenging reps.

Back at the Velodrome

Tuesday evening sessions are now back at the Herne Hill Velodrome from 18:30-19:30. There weren't many out for the first session during the Easter holiday but the sunshine on 21 April saw an excellent turnout and some first timers on the track.

Please make sure you have a helmet, suitable clothing and a drink. You must pay (£2) at the office and get a wristband before starting the session. Bikes are available to hire but you need to get there earlier to get your bike and to ensure the tyres are pumped up, the saddle is at the right height etc.

This session will not take place if it's raining.

Crystal Palace Triathletes junior wins Crystal Palace Canter

Congratulations to Alex who won the Crystal Palace Canter on Tuesday 7 April in an impressive time of 20:08. Not only did Alex win, but he also set a new male junior record. Well done Alex!

Rayleigh junior aquathlon

Congratulations to James and Sophie who competed in the Rayleigh junior aquathlon on Sunday 5 April.

  Swim Run Total James & Sophie with their medals
Sophie 04:11 -
160 yards
08:04 -
James 05:52 -
200 yards
19:10 -

Athlete of the Day

There are some gaps in the Athlete of the Day page, so if you can fill any gaps please let me know!

CPT juniors

London Region Childrens Series

The Childrens Series starts on 3 May with the Hillingdon Childrens Duathlon. This is quickly followed by the Hatch End Childrens Triathlon on 10 May. There are six events in the Childrens series. For more info on the series please go to the London Region website.

European Youth Qualifier: Supersprint 24 May 09

The Eton youth supersprint race on 24 May is open to athletes born in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 and is the selection race for the European Youth Relay Championships on 20-21 June in Italy. Download an entry form.

May half-term road cycling training sessions

The London Region is organising training sessions for all ability 10-16 year olds at the Redbridge Cycle Centre on 27 May, 28 May and 29 May. Please see Word document of further details.

Deal Tri junior events

Deal Tri are holding a Fun Kids triathlon on 23 May as well as a new series of 5k running races in 2009.

Design a 50p for your sport

The Royal Mint are keen to encourage entries from those closely associated with their sports, and are providing an opportunity to design a coin that will be in pockets for generations! Find out more.

Easter holiday

There will not be a session on Saturday 11th April. Back to normal the following week.

Friday swims

Please note the cost for the Friday swim session at Dulwich Prep is now £3.

There will be no swim on the following Fridays -

- 20th March
- 10th April
- 15th May

Athlete of the Day

AdamGeorginaAndyPhil took a cycling skills session while Adam and Andy joined in the turbo session with Jon and the adults. Georgina was presented with her first Athlete of the Day medal.


CPT running vests

CPT running vestJunior sized CPT running vests are now available at £15 each.

26" chest - Age 6-7 - x 2
28" chest - Age 7-8 - x 4
30" chest - Age 8-9 - x 2
32" chest - Age 10-13 - x 2

There are also adult sizes from 32" upwards for our older juniors at £18 each. Both junior and adult sizes are the same design.

Please let Karen know your requirements and whether you want these brought along to a training session or posted to you.

Audrey will let you know when junior tri-kit is available soon.

Athlete of the Day

Apologies for the backlog. The following won Athlete of the Day

- Freya - Saturday 31 February
- Alex - Tuesday 3 March
- Zeke - Saturday 7 March
- Johnny - Tuesday 10 March

Saturday 21 February

AbiThe juniors split up for today's session with some joining Jon and the adults for a turbo/run session on the track at Crystal Palace, while Phil took the rest out into the park for some cycling skills. Abi was awarded her first Athlete of the day.

This morning's session was followed by a presentation by Jon Train, BFT London Regional Development Officer, of the ClubMark certificate and cheque. CPT are the first London Club to achieve both the ClubMark and the StarMark accreditation.

ClubMark presentation

AliceTuesday 17 February

Phil coached tonight's session, although he had a cold and wasn't feeling 100%. Unfortunately, with it being half-term, there weren't many juniors out, just Alice, Luc, Alex and Shaney. Phil awarded Alice today's Athlete of the day.


Club Aquathlons

Thursday 21 May
Thursday 11 June
Thursday 23 July

Open to all club members (inc Juniors), we host a series of three aquathlons at the Bridge (Thursday night swims - 7.45-9pm) to get the competitive spirit going.

Each race will consist of 500m swim followed by three laps of the playing field at the back of the Bridge, so don't forget your trainers!!

You must race at least two races out of the three dates and your two best times will give you your final score.

First prize trophy awarded to the male and female winner, so there's all to play for.

Cost of entry is the usual £4.

We normally do the races in waves, so Juniors will go first, then male and female.

SophieSaturday 14 February

Just four juniors turned up for Phil's running and cycling session on Saturday morning. Adam, Luc, James and Sophie all worked hard, especially at their cycling skills. But it was Sophie who was awarded today's Athlete of the day.

ShaneyTuesday 10 February

After a couple of cancelled sessions due to the bad weather, everyone was keen to get going again on Tuesday evening, even though the track was very slippery and great care had to be taken! Shaney was awarded his second Athlete of the day at tonight's track session.


Because of the continued bad weather, the Junior run session at Crystal Palace on Saturday 7th Feburary has been cancelled. Enjoy your lie-in!

Athlete of the Day

ShaneySophieShaney was awarded 'Athlete of the Day' at last Tuesday's session and Sophie got the award at Saturday's session.

Zeke, Adam and James joined the adult turbo/run session, while the other juniors did a run and circuit training session with Audrey and Phil.

Turbo / run - 31 January 2009

Saturday run/bike sessions

As from Saturday 31 January, please bring your bike with you until further notice, as these sessions will incorporate both running and cycling skills from now on.

Saturday 31st, please bring your turbo as well plus riser block or something to support the front wheel. If you haven't a turbo don't panic just bring your bike.


ClubmarkCrystal Palace Triathletes Junior section has been awarded the Clubmark, an accreditation awarded by Sport England.

Clubmark stands for higher standards of safety, fairness, coaching and management. This means that a club that has been awarded Clubmark has achieved minimum operating standards in safeguarding and protecting children, quality coaching, equal opportunities and good management.

You can find about more about Clubmark on their website.

Crystal Palace Junior Triathlon - 31 May 2009

Entries are now open for the first official Crystal Palace Junior Triathlon on Sunday 31 May for the following BTF age-groups:

Enter on line, but don't delay as we expect places to fill fast.

Half-term Triathlon Training Camps for 12-15 year olds

Triathlon England London Region and Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) are pleased to announce the launch of two "Triathlon Training Camps" for young people of all ability levels between ages of 11 to 15 years old. The Training camps will run for two hours each day for five days from the 16th February to the 20th February and finish with a mini-event for all those on the camps.

These training camps are a significant addition to triathlon in London and compliment the existing range of development activities in London. The training camps aim to introduce triathlon to more young people from inner city communities and are part of British Triathlon's National Health and Fitness programme.

The camps will take place at Brixton Recreation Centre and Mile End Park Leisure Centre. If you would like more information on the training camps please contact Jon Train (mob: 07739 526 558) or visit the appropriate GLL websites (Brixton Training Camp and Mile End Training Camp) to download a registration form. Places are limited so please apply directly to GLL early to secure your place.

Tuesday 20 and Saturday 24 January

SaskiaJohnnieSaskia was awarded Tuesday tonight's Athlete of the day. Alice brought her friend along as part of the Winter of Sport promotion.

Johnnie was awarded Saturday's Athlete of the day, after a running, circuit training and bike handling skills session.


      CPT juniors in action

Junior social event photos

View the photos from the junior social event on Saturday 17th January. There are pictures taken at bowling and at the awards presentation afterwards at Nando's. Thanks again to Sheila for organising such a successful and fun event.

CPT junior awards

London Youth Games celebration

CPT juniors receiving the London Youth Games awardsOn Thursday 22nd some of our juniors (Freya, Alex, Adam and Oisin) received awards for representing Team Lewisham in the cycling at the London Youth Games. The cycling team came 3rd and their efforts assisted Team Lewisham to 2nd place overall and Best Inner London Borough Trophy at last year's London Youth Games.

They recieved their awards (Bronze Medal and Cup) from Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham who congratulated them for their "tremendous effort and dedication to training".

In addition to the team medal and cup Ron also recieved a special award for being the team manager!

Saturday 17 January

LucLuc was awarded today's Athlete of the day at the circuit training and running session coached by Phil on Saturday.

The junior social event and awards presentation also took place today with an excellent turnout of junior members, parents and coaches for two games of ten-pin bowling and dinner at Nando's.

There were some great scores in the bowling, with a number of strikes. Luc scored a strike and narrowly missed out winning the first game in his lane, he was pipped by James who scored two strikes. All the scores were tallied up at the end and overall the boys beat the girls.

Then it was on to Nando's where we were joined by CPT Chairman, John P. Coach Jon said a few words describing the achievements of each member since the launch of the junior section, before John presented each of the 2008 members with a commemorative award.

Saskia and Alice took lots of action photos of the bowling and Ron took photos of the awards. Come back soon to see them all.

Bowling on 17 January 2009


Please note the Junior bike session at Hillingdon planned for Sunday 18th January by the London Region has been cancelled. See below for future dates.

Out of action

Adam is on crutches at the moment! He spent three hours in A&E on Tuesday evening. He hurt his ankle playing football at school. Luckily, it isn't broken, but swollen and bruised. He's not too sure when he will be back at training but he's not missing bowling on Saturday!

Membership renewals due

The membership year finished on 31 December. Could you please complete and return a 2009 membership form.

AliceTuesday 13 January

Phil coached tonight's session which was a mixture of drills and running. Zeke and Alice brought along friends for a trial session. The session finished with a game of Stuck in the mud and Domes and dishes.

Alice was awarded today's Athlete of the day.

London region cycle training

The session on Sunday 18 January has been cancelled.

The London Region is holding free Junior cycling sessions (you will need a road bike for these sessions) from 12-2pm.  Jon will be involved in the coaching with fellow London Region coach Alan Hanley and would like to invite the following CPT members to these sessions; Joe, Alice, Alex, Adam and Zeke.

There have been several changes to dates and there are also some new venues. Please check the schedule (Word 78Kb).

FreyaSaturday 10 January

Greg, Suse and Audrey coached today's session which was mainly circuits, with a 400m time trial. Times can be seen on the Time trials page. The TT had to be run as two 200m runs, with a turn in the middle, as the top end of the athletics track was covered in ice and was too dangerous to run on. The planned cycle training also had to be postponed because of slippery conditions, The session finished with a couple of games of 'domes and dishes' and 'stuck in the mud'.

Freya was awarded today's Athlete of the day.

Tuesday 6 January

AlexThere was a very good turnout for Tuesday's track session, on a very cold evening. Phil took the younger members through some drills and a few laps of the track, while Jon took the older members and adults for 4 x 400m, getting faster each lap. Zeke and Alex worked particularly hard and managed 2:57 and 3:00 for the last 400m.

Alex was awarded the first Athlete of the day in 2009.

Saturday 3 January

Only two juniors turned up for Phil's first session of 2009, Alex and Adam. The track was closed so we had a run around the park, taking in the dinosaurs on the way round. We finished the session with hot drinks in the cafe.

Free training sessions

2009 - Winter of Sport - taster training sessions

Winter of Sport


From Friday 9th January, for six weeks both the Friday and Saturday training sessions will be free of charge for friends and anyone new to our sessions. Existing members will be charged as normal. These sessions have been sponsored by the London Winter of Sport program in conjunction with Limelight Projects and the London Development Agency.

We would like to encourage new people into sport and to the Club and therefore invite everyone to spread the word and bring a friend to these sessions.

Please note all abilities are welcome to the Saturday session, however for the Friday swim session a minimum distance of 25m front crawl is compulsory.

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