Isabelle Thompson, Joshua Kubrycht-Ellis, Lili Jenkins, Maddy Smith, Tomas King, Alexandra Fisker-Van Veen, Kai Chatterjee, Daniella Robson, Alex Cahill, Elizabeth Grace, Eva Sudbury, Matthew Brogan, Eliza Palmer, Nicholas Shoppee, Harry Horsman, Alex Elms, Abigail Morris, Tammy Falshaw, Sumer Eaglestone, Dominic King, Ben Hull, Freddie Argent, Wil Hutchings, Jack Ryan, Alex Yee, Morris Pusey, Alice Hoolahan, Hayley Williams, Susannah Snowdon
Imogen Sutton, Oliver Cahill, Thomas Beadle, Lottie Hull, Carla Da Silva, Lola Rafferty, Thomas Giles, Joseph Yee, Lexie Webb, Luc Hoolahan, Samuel Beadle, Charlotte Morris, Mali Jenkins, Michael Eagling, Elle Horsman, Jessica Robson, Isaac Brown, Niklas Pusey, Samuel Cotton, Max Sudbury, Natalie Falshaw, Michael Humphreys, Louis Lord, Adam Efrat, Ben Allan, Liam Duke, Tom Gosling, Madeleine McGuigan, Thomas Cahill, Daniel Pinn
Jon H would like to say a really big thank you to everyone involved in the CPT vs TT event at Herne Hill Velodrome on 28 September. It was a great success. A real shame that CPT were just pipped to the trophy by Thames Turbo, but all the same there were some great races, camaraderie and a brilliant atmosphere.
With it being on home ground and having practiced some of these race formats at training we definitely had the advantage. But with the lack of juniors in some age groups and a few tactics awry along the way it wasn’t to be. Results are attached. There was only six points in it. Next time!
Here’s some of the comments put up on the Thames Turbo forum… there were 44 of them there to take part.
“Thank you for a great afternoon. The children all had a brilliant time and can’t wait to go back soon. Very exciting to watch too!”
“Thank you to everyone who organised the day and made it possible…the format was really refreshing for the juniors. Please pass our thanks onto CPT.”
My thanks of course go to Sheila who worked tirelessly leading up to it, assisting with the planning and communication to make sure it flowed as well as it did on the day. Thanks to Audrey and Scott our coaches and all the parent helpers and bakers on the day.
In particular thank you to Karen Lord who organised and ran a fabulous cake stall which made £90! And also Brigit Brown, our very own track lady who always sorts everything out for us on site and who also took on the weighty responsibility of results.
Thank you to the club committee for agreeing that CPT could host this event with the extra cost and resource involved and always being so supportive and proud of our juniors.
Lastly THANK YOU to the juniors who came and raced for the club and to the parents for bringing them and supporting on the day, including Lottie who is injured but came along to cheer. We hope you enjoyed the afternoon.
T1: Oskar, Tomas, Imogen, Lily, Maddy, Alex FvV
T2: Max RS, Joseph, Thomas G, Charlotte, Eliza, Lola, Mali
T3: Harry, Isaac, Sam C, Max S, Elle, Sumer, Tammy
Youths: Adam, Alex Y, Dan, Louis, Michael H
HHV Cake Stall update
Just a quick update from Sara to say the total we have raised since June is £829. Sara would like to say a huge thank you to all bakers, sellers and especially the eaters what an amazing achievement!
Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, CPT will not be running any junior road ride sessions until further notice.
It may be possible for selected juniors over 14 to join an adult group ride provided they have direct permission from Head Coach Jon Horsman, have the required group riding skills and have the ability to keep pace for the duration of the session.
Other juniors are free to unofficially accompany an adult group ride provided they are chaperoned at all times by either a parent or a guardian, however be aware that the main group is not obliged to reduce pace or wait!
To make up for the shortfall in endurance bike training we will be planning special sessions at traffic free circuits at either Gravesend Cyclopark, Hillingdon or Hog Hill.
Please also remember to bring drinks to all training sessions, especially those juniors who are allowed to ride with the adults.
Easy sessions of an hour or longer can be deceptive and hydration is very important. You need to drink before you feel thirsty. Insufficient hydration can result in cramp, early fatigue or complete loss of energy (bonk). Meaning a wasted training session.
CPT juniors meet Team Sky
Harry, Elle, Adam and Isaac went to see the start of the Tour of Britain on Saturday 21 September. They rode a scenic route to Epsom and got a great position before the start to see all the riders going past to sign on.
Harry and Elle also went into London to see the final stage of the Tour on the Sunday. The crowds were huge! They watched a few laps of the circuit by the Embankment and then headed close to the finish to watch on the big screen. The atmosphere was brilliant, with Wiggo and Cav both doing the job on the day!
Afterwards they walked across Westminster Bridge where all the team buses were parked and again got to see the riders up close.
Photos from the CPT vs TT rematch at HHV
Welcome to new member Oscar Henry.
Triathlon England Talent Squad
Congratulations to Alex Yee for being accepted onto the Triathlon England Talent Squad (ETS) affiliate programme.
Coached by our very own Jon Horsman, Alex achieved 6th place in the BTF Elite Youth Series, 3rd National Aquathlon Championships, 2nd Virgin London Triathlon and 1st Virgin London Mini Marathon.
Alex is supported by Sports Aid - Dave Aitchison Fund; GLL Sports Foundation; Crystal Palace Sports Injury Clinic; Fit4Tri.co.uk; and Kingsdale Foundation School - Sports Scholarship Programme.
Great North 5k result
Dan took part in the Great North 5k on 14 September. Dan reports he finished in 20:26. He was first in his wave and 50th overall (out of 800).
Tuesday night swims at St Joseph's
Swimming at St Joseph's starts again tonight at 19:00. Sessions will continue on Tuesday evenings until the Christmas holidays (dates to be confirmed).