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2011 news - November

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Evans Gatwick Sportive - Sunday 27 November

Haydn - Evans Gatwick SportiveHaydn reports "I did the Evans Gatwick Sportive on Sunday with Lauren and Roy (Roy did the long route, we did the more civilised medium 80k route). It looked a bad decision when we arrived at Gatwick as it was very windy, cold, and it started to rain. Having made our way there we decided we really should do it so off we set in multiple layers. Within half an hour the cloud started to clear, it warmed up and eventually the sun came out making it a great day for a ride, although it did stay very windy. Unusual for Evans the route was largely on main roads but I guess they probably had one eye on the weather. Nevertheless it was a nice scenic ride which we finished in just over three hours. Photo: SportivePhoto


Velodrome - Saturday 3 December

Just to remind everybody there will be a coached training session this Saturday at the Velodrome from 13:30-15:00. This replaces the usual Saturday morning session – we will have three coaches and plenty of action. There will be no escape even if it rains so do bring run kit as well as bike kit.

See you there – remember track mitts/gloves and helmet and no bottles on your bike.

We have also booked the Velodrome on Saturday 17 December.

Session fees will be £5 for adults and £3 for juniors or inclusive for those who have annual training membership.


FrancesMember profile

Read the answers to 20 questions answered by a member who is sadly retiring from triathlon after 10 years of CPT membership, representing GB and winning her age group at a number of races, but is looking forward to volunteering at London 2012.

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London Region Club of the Year 2011

CPT - London Region Club of the Year 2011

From left to right: Alex Yee, Ron Yee, Phil Taylor, Sue Cooper, James Falshaw. Front: Joseph Yee and Natalie Falshaw, collecting the London Region Club of the Year trophy at the London Region Awards night on 19 November.


parkrun results - 26 November

Bromley parkrun
7th 18:50 Adrian Durran

Wimbledon Common parkrun
111th 24:43 Sheila Horsman (1st time)

Sheila reports:

Our 1st parkrun
On Saturday Elle, Harry and I raced our first ever parkrun at Wimbledon Common.  It was also the first time that all of us had run 5K, they usually run less and I usually run more!  Jon sent us off with a plan, I was to pace Harry round the first couple of kilometres and then drop back to encourage Elle round the last couple of kilometres.  Well best laid plans and all that, the fella took us by surprise on the start line with a very quiet but sudden 'Go' and over 200 of us were off.  Harry flew away but I didhave Elle in my sights for the first 2k, then she eeked ahead and basically they both left me for dust!  Pace them!!!  Both were fastest U14 for Keith at Ashton Court parkruntheir gender (that week) with very impressive times and I came in over a minute after Elle with both of them cheering me on, finishing 3rd female in my age category.

Ashton Court parkrun
4th 19:10 Keith Brewster

Keith did an 'away' parkrun at Ashton Court in Bristol.  Keith says "It's a tuffy. Makes CP parkrun seem flat!".


New members

Welcome to new members Gillie Bonner and Dave Featherstone.


South East Road Race League

HaydnHaydn went along to the new Cyclopark at Gravesend on Sunday for the SERRL (South East Road Race League) Winter series round 3 race. I was regretting this by the end of the first 2.6km lap after been dropped by the cat 3 and 4 group on the first bend having anticipated a steady start and then watched them dissapear into the distance.

Two laps hammering it as fast as I could trying to catch them was wasted although I did catch another victim and we then took short turns through the rest of the race which was 90 minutes long.

We subsequently got lapped twice and managed to hold on each time for just a couple of laps before the ineviatble happend and we found ourselves out the back again.

Still 56km in 90 minutes isn't bad on what is an undulating twisty course - although it is a lovely smooth surface.

If anyone is interested they race every two weeks and you have to affiliate to the league which you can do on line or on the day.

It really shows how good (or bad) your cycling is and is a great way to see what road racing is about on a closed circuit where you only have to worry about the other riders.

For less adventurous souls the open day on the 3rd would be a good way to test the circuit out. Nice coffee and cake franchise as well as good spectator facilities.

Where did I come? Not last. Ok 35th out of 36 cat 3/4 racers. I can't beleive they're so fast. I'll be giving it another go soon and trying to stay up with the front of the group, and if not it's another 90 minute time trial.

Photographs by Emma Selling Photography.


Results - 20 November

Ruki raced the Epsom 10 on Sunday, while Katie was doing the Pembrokeshire Coastal Challenge (results not yet available), which involves 78.6 miles over three days (a marathon a day).


parkrun results - 19 November

Brockwell Park parkrun
9th 19:05 Mark Brown
17th 20:22 Selwyn Smith (PB)
73rd 24:24 Kirsten Smith
128th 28:59 Ella Fields

Bromley parkrun
22nd 20:26 Phil Feldman



Keith - MovemberKeith is donating his top lip for the 30 days of Movember in an effort to help change the face of men’s health, raising vital awareness and funds for cancer’s affecting men.If you would like to support Keith's Mo then please go to his fund raising page.


Hillingdon Duathlon - late result

Congratulations to Mark Brown who was 2nd MV at the Hillingdon Duathlon on Sunday 13 November.


London Region awards

For the second year in a row head coach, Jon Horsman, was awarded London Region Children’s Coach of the Year. CPT was awarded London Region Club of the Year, so congratulations to everyone!

Congratulations also go to Joe Kidson who was awarded the London Region Young Volunteer of the Year and the BTF National Young Volunteer of the Year.

If you want to go along to celebrate, and take part in the bowling competition, details of the London Region awards party on Saturday 19 November are available on the London Region website.


Crystal Palace parkrun cancelled - Saturday 19 November

There will be no Crystal Palace parkrun this Saturday due to a junior cross-country event taking place in the park.

So why not have a lie-in and come along to the CPT road bike session at Herne Hill Velodrome. Details below.


Velodrome session - Saturday 19 November

Just to remind everybody there will be another coached training session this Saturday at the Velodrome – 13:30-15:00.

This replaces the usual Saturday morning session – we will have three coaches and plenty of action. There will be no escape even if it rains so do bring run kit as well as bike kit.

We may also need to sweep the track  - if you can bring a broom this will certainly speed up the preparation.

Session fees will be £5 for adults and £3 for juniors or inclusive for those who have annual training membership.

See you there – remember track mitts and no bottles on your bike!

We have two more confirmed dates at Herne Hill Velodrome for Saturday road bike sessions:
3 December
17 December


Results - 12 - 13 November

On Saturday, two members braved the mist and damp on Box Hill for the Autumn Ballbuster on Saturday, while Dave and Claire battled it out at the Mens Health Survival of the Fittest, where there wasn't too much running, just lots of obstacles including mud baths and freezing chest high water.

On Sunday Clare (running for Dulwich Runners) came third overall and first female at the Beckenham 10k Trail Run, where Ruki got a PB.

Katie had a very busy weekend, completing the Evans Ride It Biggin Hill Off Road Sportive on Saturday 12 and the Biggin Hill Sportive on Sunday 13 November. The Club ride went along some of the route and managed to get their photographs taken by SportivePhoto.

CPT - Sunday 13 November 2011


parkrun results - 12 November

Bromley parkrun
18th 19:57 Phil Feldman

Crystal Palace parkrun
26th 26:49 Emma Snowdon


Circuit session - Saturday 12 November

Audrey is coaching this Saturday's circuits session in Crystal Palace Park (unless its raining then we will be on the indoor track).

Meet by the childrens' play area. Bring something to lie on (yoga mat, black bin liner) as the grass will be wet.

So you at 09.30 for your much needed strength and conditioning training session.


Events at HH Velodrome this weekend

On Saturday 12th there will be a working party at the track, with BYO food and fireworks at the end (postponed from last weekend). Please note there is no road cycling session this Saturday. The next session will be on 19th November.

On Sunday 13th there is a women’s track riding session at 1.30pm.

Full details of both events are on the Velodrome website.


Another Hong Kong result

Alan competed in a run/swim/run Aquathlon in South Bay, Hong Kong on Sunday 6 November.


Sportive result

Congratulations to Katie on achieving a Gold time at the Wiggle Super Series Devils Punch Bowl Sportive on Sunday 6 November. Katie completed the Epic 75 mile distance.


London League 2012

Entries have opened for the following races in 2012 which are part of the London League. Get your entries in and help get better League results for CPT in 2012.

14 April - Ful-on Duathlon
29 April - Dragon Slayer Duathlon


parkrun results - 5 November

Crystal Palace parkrun
23rd 23:05 Leo Govan
33rd 24:35 Dave Crockwell
40th 25:33 Audrey Livingston
44th 26:12 Emma Snowdon


Late results - 30-31 October

Cathy completed her first (and last she says!) marathon in Dublin on Monday.

Dublin Marathon

Cathy featured on the front page of the Dublin Marathon supplement from the Irish Independent. She's in the middle wearing a black peaked cap, green top and a grimace on her face!

Selwyn reports that he, Kirsten, Tom and Sue gave the Emer Casey 10k run a go around Brockwell Park on Sunday.  Saying "Even though we were aided by an 11am start, plus an extra hour with the clocks going back, we were all haunted by Halloween hokey pokey hangovers.  It’s a tough 3.5 laps of the park and it really hurt but was for a good cause!". 


League update

Cathy has updated the League results following the Jekyll and Hyde Duathlon last weekend. Cathy will finalise the League results before the Xmas party (so awards can be presented). Only swim/bike/run combination races with 5+ members racing between now and the beginning of December will count for 2011.

Cathy has received suggestions for improving the way the League operates for next year and would welcome any further ideas.

The aim is to get more members racing and to compete aginst their own gender/age group and also to increase our standing in the London region by including their league races (so far we've failed miserably at the latter with insufficient representation at a lot of league races).
Female senior: Suse Fairfax, Katie Crowe, Cathy Cooke
Female vets: Sheila Horsman, Ruki Sidhwa, Kati Pusey
Female supervets: Karen Ayers, Sally Kidson, Beverley Hunt

Male senior: Rob Parry, Keith Brewster, Selwyn Smith
Male vets: Jon Horsman, Greg Lewis, Mark Thomas
Male supervets: Jim Lucas, Tim Thomas

You can see all the races and points on the full spreadsheet.

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