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2013 junior news - March

CPT juniors in action


parkrun results - 30 March

Wimbledon Common parkrun
42nd Harry Horsman 21:34
50th Elle Horsman 21:55 (PB)

The parkrun PBs page has been updated.


Dan and Matt at Run RichmondRichmond 5k

Dan ran his fastest ever 5k at Run Richmond today. He came 5th in a time of 20:03.

Dan says "It was a tough and undulating course but I really enjoyed it. Great preparation for the triathlons. The weather made me run faster. Next time I'm hoping to bring home the 1st place trophy!"


Free children's duathlon - Cyclopark

There is a children's duathlon on 7 April at the Cyclopark in Gravesend. The event is being sponsored by Bridge Events Dartford.

The race is totally free for children 8 to 16 enter. E-mail John Setford with name, age, m/f and Club.Entry forms can be completed on the day.

The race will start at 11:00 and should finish by about 12:30.

There will also be an adult race beforehand at 09:00. Sorry but this is not free but still very good value. This can be entered on line at


parkrun results - 23 March

Dulwich parkrun
51st Lexie Webb 29:06


Change to Tuesday 16 April session

Unfortunately, due to the weather, work has been delayed on the Velodrome. Sessions will start on 23 April.

There will be swimming sessions at St Joseph's on 16 April at 19:00 instead.


5th anniversary of the CPT junior section

Thank you to Jean for continuing the Club tradition and baking a cake to celebrate the 5th annivesary of the junior section. The cake was shared amongst those who attended the Junior Info and Training Session on Sunday 24 March.

5th anniversary celebration cake


London League 2013

Details of all the races included in this year's League, how to score points, etc. is now available on the Junior events page.


Cadence turbo session - Saturday 16 March

Everybody willing Joseph through the Gorges du Verdonm at Cadence Cycling Performance on Saturday.

CPT at Cadence


Junior sessions cancelled - Saturday 16 March

Due to the heavy rain forecast tomorrow morning, both the junior ride and the run/bike session at Crystal Palace Park have been cancelled.


Junior info & training session - Sunday 24 March

Sara has already alerted you to a very important session we have planned for you on Sunday 24 March - 1300 - 1530 at the SE London Scout Camp (very close to Dulwich College).

We need the biggest turnout possible for this workshop and training session - this is about your junior athlete and relevant to everybody who has a junior who comes, or might come, to a Club session, however frequently or infrequently!

For the Athletes - it will be a bumper training session combining some listening with loads of action making use of the trails through the woods and across the fields - bring trainers, layers and a drink!

For the Adults - This will be a session packed with vital information about:
- the Club;
- Training with CPT and how to make the most of what is available;
- Racing, competition & progression;
- Action needed

You will hear from our most experienced coaches, members of the Club Committee, the Regional coordinators for Junior training & competition as well as experienced parents of triathletes. There will also be opportunities to give your views and wishes, as well as ask questions.

CPT has one of the most active Junior sections of any triathlon club in the UK - this is made possible by the efforts of a significant number of parents undertaking the myriad of tasks that enable our coaching team to focus 100% on the junior athletes. We are at a stage where even if the parents have not got older the children have (!) and as they move to the adult section we need to refresh the pool of parent supporters. The long-term strength and health of the Junior Section will depend on this - we need you to attend this session.

Please be there and also let Sara know you are coming along.


parkrun congratulations

Congratulations to Alex Yee who was the overall winner of today's Dulwich parkrun. Well done, Alex!

The parkrun PBs page has been updated.


Return to Herne Hill Velodrome - Tuesday 23 April

Yes, CPT will be running the road bike sessions at Herne Hill Velodrome again from Tuesday 23 April. A lot has been happening on site in the last month or so - the photo below was taken yesterday. There will be an inner junior track and a multi-use games area in the centre. This will provide more capacity and a safer environment for all riders.

The juniors will be coached on track from 18:15-19:30 (sign on from 18:00). More info to follow but just to whet your appetites.

Work in progress - HHV - 8 March


Change to training venue - Saturday 9 March

Due to an event in Crystal Palace Park tomorrow, the junior bike skills session will be moved to Dulwich Park. See the training schedule for more details.


Matthew meets Chrissie

Matthew met Chrissie Wellington at the Triathlon Show on Sunday 3 March. Matthew asked Chrissie for some advice on recovering from injury and got her autograph and a few photos.

Matthew meets Chrssie


Lola - Athlete of the MonthAthlete of the month photo

Lola was one of the Athletes of the Month in January. Here's a belated photo of Lola with her trophy and cycling top.





Training dates for your diary

Please note the following dates for training sessions:

Sat 23 March 
Junior road ride (with coach approval)
Junior bike + run as per normal at CP

Sun 24 March
Junior follow up meeting at Scout Lodge, Dulwich Woods
With a turbo + run session for the juniors
13:00-15:30 (more details to follow)

Tues 16 April
06:15 - 19:30
Herne Hill Velodrome sessions start

11-13 April
Junior camp
(times and venues TBC)


Frank Harmer 10k - 3 March 2013 - Brockwell ParkReport by Isaac Brown

On Sunday I took part in the ‘Frank Harmer 10k’ run, a hilly three and a half lap course of Brockwell Park. I did the same race last year with a time of 38:14, finishing in 4th. The pressure was on to beat that time!

As soon as the race started I found myself in a group of four, but after 2k we split to find our own paces. At the half-way mark my time was 18:44. If I kept that up I would get 37:30! On the final lap the pain was searing through me, urging me to stop. Could I keep it up for the last two kilometres?

The finish to the race was a 100 metre climb which, after nearly 10k, felt as if it was vertical. I sprinted as hard as I could. So hard in fact that the medic looked like he was getting ready for CPR! I tried not to give in as my legs screamed at me! 5…4…3…2…1… Gasp. I had finished – seconds before my legs crumpled beneath me. I looked at my watch. 37:11!!!

The official results haven’t come through yet but I think I came 6th, out of a field which was far larger than last year’s. My dad got a PB with 39:05 and my mum got her best course time of 53 minutes.

Update: Isaac's official time was 37:12 and finished in 7th out of 257 finishers. Well done, Isaac. View the full results.


Trinity Triathlon - entries now openThis is to let you know that entries for the Trinity Triathlon on Sunday 30 June are now open.

Entries are once again being taken in the old fashioned way, with an entry form, cheque and post.

An entry form can be downloaded from the Trinity School website

The number of entrants in each class has been increased to approximately 70 in each age group, but we advise getting your entry in as soon as possible.

Please check that all sections are completed before you send it off.

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