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The Big Woody Long Course

There's a new long distance triathlon taking place on 1 September 2007. Find out more about The Big Woody on their website.

Cycle helmets

Please remember that cycle helmets must be worn for all Club cycling activities. Thank you!

New London Region website launched

The new London Region website has been launched.

East Grinstead Sprint Triathlon - entries now open

Entries are now open for the East Grinstead Sprint Triathlon, this year's Club Sprint Championship race, on Sunday 13th May. You can enter either on-line or by the 'old-fashioned' paper and cheque method, via the East Grinstead Tri website.

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Mid Sussex Sprint Triathlon - entries now open

Entries are now open for the Mid Sussex Sprint Triathlon, on Sunday 24 June. Entry details can be found on the Mid Sussex Tri website.

Belated Valentine's 10k result

CharlesCharles is making a return to racing this year and kicked off with the Valentine's 10k, he's even promised to make it to a run or swim session soon!

RTTC registered

CPT are registered with the RTTC. This allows members to particpate in time trials. Details of time trials can be found on the Cycling Time Trials website.

Wednesday night Club runs

CarlCarl has put together the run schedule for the next three months (March - May). We meet in the top car park at Crystal Palace at 19.30. Full details can be found on the training page. See you there!

Richmond Park 15 mile paced run

We had a good turn-out for the paced run on Sunday 4th March. Bernie, Fintan, Dave, Audrey, Karen, Lauren, Rob and Haydn all braved Richmond Park for a paced training run, even though the weather forecast was pretty grim. Luckily the rain held off until we'd virtually all finished but it was quite windy towards the end of the last lap and that nasty little hill at the finish hadn't been flattened since the last time I'd done the event! Audrey ran the furthest she'd ever run before and Karen knocked 13 minutes of her time in 2004! Fintan upset everyone by declaring that his GPS showed that it was only 14.4 miles not the advertised 15 miles!

Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon

GregThree CPT members ran the Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon on Sunday 18th February. Greg ran as CPT but John and Andrea were representing their running club, Beckenham. See results.

Circuit of Kent Cyclosportive

Phil recommends this sportive which takes place on 16th September. The number of riders is limited to 600 and places are rapidly being taken up. You can download an entry form from their website.

Sydenham Wheelers reliability trial


Carl Ferri took part in the Sydenham Wheelers reliability trial on Sunday 18th Februray. Carl finished the 107k in 3 hours and 35 minutes and quotes "Boy it was tough, very good cyclists driving the pace with an undulating course and Star Hill to tackle at the end!".

24th March - Cold Water Swimming Championships

Cold Water Swimming ChampionshipsThe newly refurbished, and not yet open to the public, Tooting Bec Lido will host the Cold Water Swimming Championships on Saturday 24th March. Unfortunately this clashes with the next Club training morning, but if you aren't attending you can enter or volunteer to help out at the event. Further details are available on the Lido website.

Devon Coastal Marathon

GeoffGeoff is tackling the Devon Coastal Marathon on Saturday 24th February, his first marathon on one of the most difficult courses in the UK.

As usual, he will be raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, which is
the primary funding source for research to find a cure for the most common
life-threatening condition in the UK, as well as providing support for
parents and sufferers.

You can sponsor Geoff via his Just Giving website.

Legs of Steel memorial ride for Dave Aitchison

Ful-On Tri are organising a cyclosportive in memory of champion triathlete Dave Aitchison who died suddenly in January from an undetected heart defect. The Surrey Legs of Steel, Dave Aitchison Challenge Ride will take place on Saturday 24 March 2007 and will offer two distances, 81km and a 46km, with both routes starting and finishing at Box Hill National Trust Park, near Dorking, Surrey. Full details can be found on the Ful-On Tri website.

Results round-up

We had runners out for the following events, Bookham 10k, Meon Valley Plod and the Sussex Beacon Half Marathon, where a number of PBs were achieved. Well done to Ewan McKay and Dave Crockwell for PBs and to Lauren and Haydn Whitmore and Rob Spurr for completing their first half marathon.


Ron Yee ran the Crystal Palace 5k on Tuesday 6th February and came in second with a time of 18:52.

Special discount at Up and Running

Up and RunningWith Immediate effect the discount offered by the shop will be as follows:

15% off accessories, 10% off clothing and shoes
and all 2007 Bikes will now include a free pair of Look Keo Classic Pedals and an Elite Cussi Gel Bottle cage!

These discounts will be only be applied to the full retail price of the item and not those already reduced. See attached Word document for more details.

Social run

Social run - 10th February 2007There were 12 CPT members, including Carl, out for the muddy and slippery social run on Saturday 10th February. There were a few short cuts for the ladies who were happy to do a slightly shorter route and some icey streams to paddle in along the way! After a two hour run, we gathered in the car park for a winter picnic, home made soup, home baked strudel, birthday cake, tea cakes, tea and mulled wine! We've just got to get the mud out from under our toenails now!
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Triathlon training camp

Some of the CPT coaches, John Sullivan, Jon Horsman and Phil Taylor, will be coaching at a training weekend set in a quiet location offering excellent cycling routes, running on/off road and enough swimming opportunity to make your skin wrinkle and toes curl!

You will not find better value anywhere, £89 for accommodation, all coaching and seminars, use of facilities and entertainment in the evening.

The weekend is aimed at all abilities so get your place reserved before they all go. This should be especially beneficial to those who have just joined the club and are new to triathlon.

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