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Dates for your diary!

Details can be found on the Training page and Events page

Sat 26 Feb: Cycle training in Richmond Park with the first Club Championship event for 2011 - the Team Run Relay

Sun 6 Mar: Cycle training at Hillingdon Circuit

Sun 20 Mar: Long Course Swim session at CPNSC

Sat 26 Mar: Cycle training in Richmond Park

Sun 10 Apr: Cycle training at Hillingdon Circuit

Sun 1 May: Hillingdon Children's Duathlon

Sun 8 May: Hatch End Children's Triathlon

You can also see the full training schedule for the next few weeks.

Junior news - February 2011

CPT juniors in action

Feb 28

Changes to training scheduleSaturday 5 March - Mixed session for adults and juniors (non Paragon riders) on the track and indoor track for run drills and circuits.

Saturday 12 March - The Bromley schools cross country event takes place at CP so the juniors and adults will have a coached track session, Please note parking will be difficult on this day so allow plenty of time to get there on time!.

Feb 21

British Schools Modern Biathlon Championships Congratulations to Michael Ealing who competed at the British Schools Modern Biathlon Championships semi-final at Crystal Palace on Sunday 13 February 2011 as part of the Oak Lodge Primary School Year 5 team.

Individually Michael finished 2nd overall with 2582 points, the same total as the winner, but with fractionally slower times, by 0.14 seconds in the 50m swim, and 0.28 seconds in the 500m run, hence the placings. By finishing in the top 6 at the semi-final, Michael has automatically qualified as an individual for the Championship final, which will be at Crystal Palace on the 27 March.

Having finished third in the semi-final, the Oak Lodge team then had to wait for the overall rankings to be worked out from all three of the semi-finals, to find out that they too have qualified for the Championship final on 27 March.

Good luck for the final!

Feb 19

Lewisham Sports Awards A great night for CPT! Congratulations to James Allan who was awarded Lewisham Junior Sportsman of the Year for Biathlon, Triathlon and Cross Country; and to Alex Yee who was awarded 2nd Lewisham Junior Sportsman for Triathlon, London Youth Games and Mini Marathon. They were presented their prizes by Lewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock and Philips Idowu - World Triple Jump Champion.

Congratulations also go to Ron Yee who was awarded 3rd place in the catagory 'Volunteer of the Year' for services to Cycling and Triathlon.

Rod didn't take his camera as he, Alex and James all got prizes last year so he didnt expect anything this year! Hopefully there will be some official photos to add to this story soon.

Reminder from the webmaster: Never leave home without your camera!.

Feb 13

Time trial - 12 JanuaryCPT juniors in actionSaturday saw the second Junior Run Time Trial of 2011 and didn't dissapoint with all the youngsters givng their all. Each lap is approximately 1 km, with some completing two laps and the older/speedier juniors covering three laps. There was remarkable improvement from the January times, all athletes posting negative splits. I'm sure, at this rate, the 2011 season will be yet another great success for the CPT Juniors. A BIG thanks go to Harry Horsman and Alice Hoolahan. Both had reasons for not running but this didn't stop them helping. Harry helped with the timing whilst Alice ran round with the slower runners to encourage them and get them to the finish line.

Feb 11

Reception to recognise grassroot sport volunteersReport by Alice Hoolahan

Karen, Sara and AliceOn Thursday night I went up to London with my Mum. We were going to City Hall where there was a reception for Volunteers in Sport. We went with Karen who was National Volunteer of the Year 2010 and I was London's Young Volunteer of the Year 2010.

As we were checking in our coats I heard a very familiar voice booming out " Good evening good evening" and a vision in an old woolly hat with his trousers tucked in his sock was our mayor, Boris Johnson.

Tower Bridge from City HallWe went up to the 9th floor and from the balcony the view was amazing.

The Olympian Rowley Douglas made a speech about how important volunteers are in sport and how he wished all the people involved with his training could have stood on the podium with him to receive his gold medal.

It was a lovely evening and I'm glad I was invited, it was great to represent CPT with Karen.

Feb 11

Collect supermarket vouchers for the ClubIt's that time again!

Tesco Schools & ClubsWe are collecting both Tesco for Schools and Clubs and Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers.

With your support we did fantastically well last year and hope to do even better this year.

We thought we would aim for a swimming pace clock which would benefit both the adults and the juniors.

Please remember to collect as many vouchers as possible and to hand them to Sara/Karen/Sheila at any Club sessions.

We have until May to collect as many as we can, so get shopping!

Sainsburys Active Kids

Feb 11

Changes to training schedulePlease note the following changes to the training schedule:

Saturday 12 February - A run TT around the Dinosaur park circuit (2k or 3k). Meet outside the CPSIC to make it easier for parents who are doing the adult session.

Saturday 19 February - This will now be a mixed junior/adult run session on the track.

Feb 09

Time trial - 15 JanuaryTimes, including lap splits, from the running time trial on 15 January in Crystal Palace Park have now been added to the website so you can check your times before the next TT!

Feb 06

Make a statement in CPT Junior club kit!

Race, train and chill in CPT club colours!

CPT club kit

Race season is on the horizon so now is the time to start thinking about what gear you need.  CPT's great quality club kit is available in a number of essential styles – all featuring the distinctive red, white and black colours with elliptical CPT logo – you really will look and feel the part! Attached pics show CPT kit being put through its paces...

Unless otherwise stipulated, items can be ordered via the junior kit page.

CPT vestCPT vest

If you just get one thing make it the CPT vest!  It’s really versatile and can be worn with any shorts or running tights.  And on colder days, just put it on top of a base layer for stand out appeal.  This single item will power you through all your races in 2011.  To order, contact Brigit.  £15.00

Club hoodiesCPT hoody

This hoody will work as hard as you do!  It is ideal for warm ups, cool downs, post race and just hanging out.  It can be customised with your name and looks equally as good with jeans and crops as it does trackside. £18.50 + £2 customisation.

Club trisuitCPT tri-suit

The super-slick CPT tri-suit is the ultimate race day item.  Save valuable seconds in transition that will give you the crucial edge over the competition! It can be customised with you name on the back (see website).  The name can be removed/replaced when you grow out of it and want to pass it on to a younger member. £47.50 including name.

Club capCPT cap

Complete your look with the CPT cap.  Made from ultra-strong cotton, it will keep the rain or sun out of your eyes and goes really well with the hoody. £10.00.

CPT bike jacketAdult CPT kit for older juniors: cycle jackets and tri-suits

Cycle jackets: The club’s new adult cycle jackets, in smaller sizes, may fit some of the older juniors.  The manufacturers, Endura, can make the sleeves shorter for a better fit. There is a minimum order requirement, but several members have expressed an interest already, so please let Karen know if you are interested.

CPT adult trisuitsTri-suits: the smaller adult sizes will be suitable for those juniors getting too big for the junior kit.  Contact Karen for more details.

For more information visit the kit page.

Feb 06

Speedy recoveryAlex looking glumBest wishes from everyone at CPT go to Dominic who unfortunately broke his collarbone playing rugby during the week and to Alex who came off his bike on Saturday on the way to Elmers End and broke his wrist.

      Get well soon

Feb 05

CPT Junior Club Championships 2011After the success of the Club Champs in 2010, where Crystal Palace junior triathletes competed in over 160 races in the series, we are pleased to announce we will be holding our friendly Wiggos vs. Cavs team challenge once again!

The following races have been selected in the CPT Junior Club Championships 2011.

26 February - Team Run Relay (Richmond Pk) - Club Session/Race
6 March - Hillingdon Bike TT - Club Session/Race
1 May - Hillingdon Duathlon - London League
13 May - CPT Aquathlon (Trinity) - Club Session/Race
22 May - CPT Triathlon - London League
7 June - Herne Hill Bike TT Club - Session/Race
19 June - Thames Turbo Aquathlon - London League
26 June - Eton O/W Triathlon - London League
10 July - Trinity Triathlon - London League
October - Dulwich Park Run - Junior & Secondary ages
TBC - CPT Aquathlon Club - Session/Race

The events in our championships which are also London Region League races are shown in red.  These races can fill up very quickly, so be sure to enter early if you want a place.  You can see all the London League Races for 2011 on the Events page. Please note not all races are open for entry yet.

If you would like to know more about the London Region League races go to London Region, where you can read about this years series. 

The events involving CP triathletes only are in black and there is no need to enter, just turn up!

Hopefully there is something there for everyone to enjoy and once again the CPT and team spirit will prevail.  For every event in the club champs completed you will score points for your team.  More details to follow regarding teams and rules in a few weeks time.

Make sure you put the dates in your diaries and look out for details of when races open as they are likely to fill very quickly. For those of you testing out the log books don't forget to write the events you enter in the race section and onto your training calendar.


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