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Swimming sessions

Don't forget that our new Friday night session at Dulwich Prep starts on 31st August. We also return to St Joseph's on Tuesday evenings from 4th September. Full details of all our swim sessions can be found on the Swimming page.

2007 AGM

The date has been set for this year's AGM - Thursday 15th November. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Injury prevention and nutrition lectures

Injury prevention seminarsBevan and his colleagues from the Sports Injuries Clinic at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre are putting on a series of seminars in the autumn off season, with a view to aiding injury prevention, and allowing us as triathletes to better understand the workings of our bodies.

These will take place at 10.30 on the following Saturdays - 15th September, 20th October and 17th November. The cost for all three seminars is £10. Full details are available in the attached PDF.


World championships

StaceyFrancesGood luck to the four CPT members (Frances, Stacey, Haydn and Lauren) going to the ITU's BG Triathlon World Championships in Hamburg this weekend.


Results aren't available yet from the Birmingham Triathlon, it seems they had some problems with the timing and nearly a third of the field took the wrong route on the bike course! Despite the problems, Carole Jackson has qualified for the GB Sprint team going to Vancouver in 2008. Well done!

Race roundup

Although Matt and Julie went to Canada to get married on 21st August they both managed to find time to race. Julie did the Kelowna Apple Triathlon on the 19th and Matt did Ironman Canada on the 26th, five days into their honeymoon! He even managed to knock 40 minutes off last year's time.

Phi riding the routePhil reports that the Ride The Route sportive from Worcester to Wolverhampton was very tough, 2400 metres of climb and compares to IM Lanzarote. He says "I've never eaten as much on a ride". The wind was up and the hills just kept coming, the only consolation was no run after it. The ride went through great country side with staggering views.

Phil had a very busy weekend, after the sportive on Sunday he led the bank holiday ride to Eastbourne on Monday, taking his cycle mileage to 170 miles in two days, and he's still found time to write a report of the trip.


Cyclosportives are becoming more popular amongst members. Here are a couple you might like to enter -

Tour of Britain prologue

The Tour of Britain prologue is taking place in Crystal Palace park on Sunday 9th September. So if you aren't racing that day go along and watch or volunteer as a marshal.


Well done to Greg and John for finishing Ironman UK on Sunday. Greg managed to knock an hour off his 2005 time and it proved third time lucky for John and he finished in penultimate position with plenty of time to spare before the 17 hour cut off!

Read John's race report from Ironman UK.

Event photos

I'm trying to catch up on all the event photographs from 2007.

Good luck!

StaceyGood luck to John and Greg who will be at Sherborne on Sunday for Ironman UK. Let's hope it's third time lucky for John and that he will cross the Finish line this year. Good luck also to Stacey who is taking part in the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur starting on 20 August.

London Triathlon results supplement

Audrey in The IndependentThe Independent published a London Triathlon Results Supplement on Sunday 12 August, listing all competitors' split times, race times and finishing positions. The listings were dotted with 'How was it for you?' interviews, one of which was our very own Audrey Livingstone, proudly wearing Club kit and making sure that CPT got a mention.

Audrey has spare copies of the supplement if anyone would like one, just let her know.

View the cutting in full.

Christmas party and awards presentation

DawnDawn is organising this year's party on Saturday 1st December so make sure you put the date in your diary as it's going to be a good one! More details to follow shortly.

Running events

CPT are usually well represented at the following running events so get your entries in:

Bank holiday social ride

PhilPhil will be leading the Bank Holiday social ride to Eastbourne on Monday 27th August. Meet at Elmers End 08:30 for a 70 mile ride with a couple of refreshment stops en route and fish and chips on the beach. Bring your swimming things if you fancy a refreshing dip in the sea before heading back on the train (unless you fancy cycling home too). Don't forget to bring food and drink to keep you going between cake stops!

Dan's Niger River adventure

DanRead about Dan's adventure on the Niger River and how Mule Bars were the highlight of the day when he had nothing else to look forward to other than tinned sardines and tasteless cous cous!

Friday night swim

PhilThe Dulwich Prep swimming sessions will now be held on Friday nights from 19:45 to 21:00, starting on Friday 31st August. These have been booked until 21st December on a trial basis. Please come along and support these sessions, coached by Phil.

October dates for Saturday morning swims at Crystal Palace have now been confirmed.

London Triathlon results

Some great results from a very hot London Triathlon, both at the Olympic and Sprint distance.

FrancesCongratulations go to Frances Greenall who came second in her age group and knocked 26 minutes off her previous London time from 2005. Well done, Frances!

Other results from the weekend:

League update from Nigel

Here is the provisional table up to July 22nd's races.

Thank you for all the emails...... It seems testosterone is not limited to men and from the response I've had to the League, it's alive and well at CPT!!!! What a competitive lot you are. We've never had such a large number of personal rivalries.

Things are getting very tight in some places....Being level on two decimal places is not uncommon.... Brian and Noel (1.170) and then Neil and Andy (1.251) are equal to 3 decimal places after 3 races each (but not to 4!!) .... that's competition!

Just to remind you.... scores after three events take priority over one or two races.

Well done for the increasing number of firsts too..... but RULES UPDATE......

Only one time from series races such as Thames Turbo or the Tooting Bec Aquathlon, can be entered into the League. These events tend to be entered en bloc at the start of the season so it's quite often the case you'll be getting a similar result every time as you're probably competing against the same people. The purpose of the League was to try and increase competition, so we've had to fine tune so as not to discourage this. said at the start of the season, this year's League was a bit of an experiment. As always - I will always say that I'm just
responsible for the number crunching....any complaints should be aimed
at Phil or Dawn :-)

Good luck to everyone's testosterone levels for the next month and Noel..... Be warned... Brian might not be being a good host on Sunday by making sure you have a full plate and glass.... he's trying to slow you down for the rest of the

Full details regarding the League can be found on the League page.

Don't forget you must let Karen know which races you are doing, otherwise they won't be included in the League results.

Excel document League update - 30 July 2007

Late July result

Results from the last of the Tooting Bec Lido aquathlons.

FaithLaurenLauren Whitmore had her third victory in the series, with Brian Morris winning an age group prize and Faith Geraghty received a prize for the most improved over the series. Well done!

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