Crystal Palace Triathletes (CPT) has grown from a small group of friends to an extended CPT family of more than 200! Children and teenagers have become an important part of the Club since the Junior section was established in 2008. With over 70 active young athletes CPT is one of the most proactive and lively clubs in London.
Triathlon is possibly the fastest growing participation sport in the UK and the growth is not just for adults - training and racing opportunities for junior triathletes from 8 through to 16 are many, various and expanding rapidly. At CPT we are looking for young people who want to play more than one game, develop more than one set of skills and enjoy the challenge of linking things together. Enthusiasm and a desire to join in are all we require - the rest you can leave to our team of professional coaches, experienced parents and young role-models!
Given our location we have access to some great training venues starting with Crystal Palace Park and its National Sports Centre. We also have regular sessions at the wonderful Herne Hill Velodrome and excellent swimming facilities at Trinity School.
We train all year round and attending regular weekly training sessions from September through to March provides the sound basis for participating in competitive events which take place from April to July.
Monday evening - Swimming - West Norwood
Tuesday evening - Turbo at Crystal Palace (winter) Cycling at Herne Hill Velodrome (summer)
Wednesday evening - Run at Crystal Palace
Thursday evening - Swimming - West Norwood
Friday evening - Swimming - Trinity School
Weekends - Bike, turbo, run or conditioning sessions usually twice a month
Please check the Training Schedule for more information.
Our members can pick and choose the sessions they wish to attend - nothing is mandatory! All we can say is the more you come the more you will get out of it...
With the permission of the head coach, older/more competent juniors who attend training regularly may be invited to some adult sessions to enable additional training possibilities.
We encourage members to take part in a variety of races including the London Junior Series to put all their hard work at training to the test as well as enjoying being part of the CPT crew and represent their Club.
The Club and its coaches are extremely friendly and encouraging. The juniors enjoy social events and team competition at training. There are always parents at sessions and races to chat with to find out all about the junior triathlon scene.
Crystal Palace Triathletes is a non-profit making Club run by volunteers with a committee making decisions and organising a host of activities on behalf of its members. We are fortunate to have very experienced paid coaches but we do depend on parents and supporters to lend a hand to help the Club function and move forward. Therefore we ask all junior parents and supporters to get involved in some shape or form; there are plenty of different tasks and activities for which your help will be greatly appreciated by our kids!
We are currently operating a waiting list for juniors wanting to join Crystal Palace Triathletes.
Find out more on our junior membership page.
Please do not attend any training sessions until you have heard from our junior coordinator with regards to a try out date.
If you have any queries regarding junior membership please contact our Anna, our Junior coordinator.
Look forward to seeing you soon!
Junior membership is open to 8-16 year olds. If your child is currently seven years old but turns eight during 2017 they are eligible to join. If you are currently 16 but turn 17 during 2017 please join as an adult member.