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Crystal Palace Triathlon

Dates for your diary!

Details can be found on the Training page and Events page

Sun 1 May: Hillingdon Children's Duathlon

Sun 8 May: Hatch End Children's Triathlon

Sun 19 Jun: Thames Turbo Junior Aquathlon

Sun 26 Jun: Children's Open Water Triathlon at Dorney Lake, Eton

Sun 10 Jul: Trinity Triathlon

Sat 16 Jul: Optima Aquathlon

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

Junior news - April 2011

CPT juniors in action

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Thames Turbo Sprint Triathlon - 25 AprilSachaJoe

Congratulations to Joe and Sacha for taking on the big boys at the Thames Turbo Sprint Triathlon on Monday, which was also a Senior London League race, so both their times qualify to make up the CPT team of five.

They completed a 426m swim / 21k bike and a 5k run.

26th 07:58 35:09 20:00 1:03:07 Joe Kidson

97th 07:24 41:00 21:34 1:09:58 Sacha Scott

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Saturday 23 April - parkrunResults aren't available yet from the Crystal Palace parkrun. We only had one junior running, Adam.

Isaac ran the Brockwell Park parkrun, where he came 9th overall, 1st under 14, in a time of 19:50.

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Saturday 23 April - parkrunAs there is no Club training session this Saturday we are encouraging as many CPT members as possible (adult and junior) to run the Crystal Palace parkrun instead.

If you haven't already registered for parkrun you must complete your registration before 6pm on Friday to ensure you are included in the results. You also need to printout your barcode and don't forget to bring it with you on the day.

The run starts at 9am next to the cafe in the park, near the lower car park in Thickett Road. See you on Saturday.

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London Mini Marathon - 17 April Well done to our three CPT members running in this year's Virgin Mini Marathon (3 miles).

In the U13 Boys race (winner 17:10) Alex came 5th in a time of 17:35 and Issac (who has two more years in this catagory) came 23rd with a fantastic time of 18:26.

In the amazinly fast U 17 Boys race won in 15:00, James A came 25th with a super time of 16:33.

The Mini Marathon is a great event and I encourage anyone to have a go and qualify next year you may even see yourself on TV!

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Hillingdon - 10 AprilBy Ben Hull

View photographs from HillingdonI really enjoyed my first cycling session at Hillingdon on Sunday. At first it was quite cold because of the early start, but we soon got warm after doing a few laps. The track at Hillingdon is good with up hill bits, down hill bits and flats which gives you plenty of variety to practise on.

Jon told us what we would have to do on the warm up by using shoes to demonstrate our movements. In two groups we set off. After this mini session we then had a quick break. After that we had to get a ‘light and whippy’ (a chocolate bar) off Jon, open it and then eat it whilst riding! This was fun.

Then we did some more bike drills and later we did a team pursuit.  This is always quite a competition and my group came second. We then packed up and went home.

Hillingdon was fun, worth getting up early for and I am definitely coming to the next training session there!

Thank you to Sheila for the photos. Hopefully there will be some more to follow from Mark.

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Optima Aquathlon - 16 JulyEntries are now open for the Optima Aquathlon on Saturday 16 July. The race is open from TriStart through to Youth and Junior. The Aquathlon forms part of the London League so get your entries in and make sure CPT juniors is well represented.

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BIG thank you from 'The CPT 5'On Saturday Harry, Mali, Luc, Elle and Dominic completed the Swimathon 5K team challenge in a time of 1 hour and 46 minutes, an average of 2 minutes 12 seconds per 100 metres!

They'd like to say "A BIG thank you to everyone who supported and sponsored us.  We've raised a massive £380 so far and there's still time to sponsor The CPT 5 if you didn't get round to it before".

Thank you!

Harry, Elle, Luc, Mali and Dominic

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parkrun PBIsaacCongratulations to Isaac for getting a PB at this Saturday's Brockwell Park parkrun. He knocked two seconds off his previous PB. View all the junior parkrun PBs.

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Cycle powered cycle film at velodrome - Sunday 17 AprilWhere better to watch the classic cycling movie, Belleville Rendez-vous (plus a selection of short cycling films), than in the surroundings of a 1948 Olympic venue, Herne Hill Velodrome?

The cinema will be bike-powered, courtesy of Electric Pedals with volunteers needed to keep the film going (if anyone has any energy left after racing in the second of the Spring Omnium events earlier in the day)!

Before the films, the track will be open from 6.30pm-8pm for a free open session (provided the track is dry). If you are aged 8+, simply bring your bike (normal bike with brakes and a freewheel - track bikes can ride any other day of the week) along and ride around our ex-London Olympic venue. Read the full story on the Velodrome website.

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Evans RideIt - Sunday 3 AprilThe HorsmansWell it wasn’t your traditional Mother’s Day, but then I guess a family of triathletes are probably not quite, well normal?

We got up sharp (did get a cup of tea and pressies in bed though) and set off for Woking for the Evans ‘Ride it’.  Opting for the 35 mile route, we passed through lovely countryside, with a quick stop for a pub lunch.  Our riding time was just under 3 hours, not bad for a couple of 10 year olds and a couple of vets!

Harry, Elle and their bikesWe set off on our ride feeling strong but after about an hour I was a bit cold and couldn’t warm up.  After a while we stopped for lunch and after eating a roast, I warmed up and topped up my energy levels.  We had stopped just before the ride split though, so when we came out of the pub and started again we found out they had taken down the route signs.  We checked the map and found our way onto the loop back Harry and Elle on the zip wireto Woking.  At Aldershot we went past a huge military base with guns firing.  After climbing a steep hill it was all down and flat to the finish.  Once we had a sit down and some more food, we just had enough energy left for the zip wire.  I felt tired but happy and proud of my longest ride yet.

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Hillingdon Cycle Circuit Session - Sunday 10 AprilRemember this Sunday is the second of this year's training sessions at Hillingdon Circuit. Please make sure you can be there - it is a brilliant training venue which we can only get from time to time. there is a clubhouse and facilities for making hot drinks etc. (if you bring the ingredients!).

Training will start on the track at 09:00 - please get there in plenty of time to be up and running by then.

Be sure to bring layers, gloves, waterproofs, suncream, sunglasses and shorts. also drinks and energy food. not forgetting bike, helmet and running shoes.

For all those who are taking part in the training logbooks 'trial' - there will be a follow-up session after the cycling with Jon (in the dry and protected zone of the clubhouse!!)

The circuit is just 20 miles from Crystal Palace and takes about an hour. Multimap (from Crystal Palace) suggests Clapham Common, over Battersea Bridge and out on the A4/M4 to exit 3. UB4 0LP if you use a sat nav.

Adults are very welcome to bring their bikes and make use of the circuit too.

Cost: £5 for coached juniors; £3 for use of the track by adults.

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Change to training schedule - Tuesday 5 AprilThe session on Tuesday 5 April will be a run in Dulwich Woods as the weather is mild and the evenings longer. Meet in the top car park at Crystal Palace Park for 6.15pm.

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New memberWelcome to new member Sasha Tinkler-Davies.

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Athlete of the Month - March There were two Athlete of the Month awards made for March:

Elle for her continued improvement and consistant attendence.

Alex for fighting back from his fractured wrist to fitness again.

Presentations were made at Trinity on Friday evening. Alex wasn't there so Jon presented Joseph with the trophy. Alex collected his trophy at Tuesday night's training.

Well done Elle and Alex!

Elle and her award Alex and his award

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