Welcome to new member Bill Stockbridge.
2014 news - April
On Saturday James raced the first in Ocean Lake Sprint Triathlon series, with a 750m open water swim.
Congratulations to Rob for his 2nd place at the 7Oaks Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, in a PB time. Jon H was 3rd MV and Peter King also got a PB.
Unfortunately Ruki had a 'mechanical', as her lovely greasy hands prove!
The results from Monday's Thames Turbo Sprint Triathlon are now also available.
Crystal Palace parkrun
5th Tom Suddaby 20:09 (PB)
18th Stuart Milne 19:28
47th Trevor Chilton 21:37 (1st time)
117th Rosie Peirson 26:40
171st Rafal Klejn 36:43
2nd Keith Brewster 18:58
Triathlon England and a number of triathlon clubs from the region (including CPT) are staging a series of duathlons and training opportunities at the road circuit in the Olympic Park.
Lisa has designed a fantastic series of posters for the events.
In April there were sessions open to Triathlon England members only.
The next activity is a “Women Only Introduction to Duathlon” on 4 May. This is aimed at beginners and improvers and covers bike and run skills etc. The session is on Sunday morning 09:30-11:30 and costs £10 for TE members / £20 for non members. The closing date for the first of these sessions is 2 May. Find out more and to book a place.
The first club run duathlons in the programme are:
Womens Duathlon 2m / 10m / 1m,
£10 for TE members and £20 for non members.
Senior Duathlon (mixed) 2m / 10m / 1m,
£10 f or TE members and £20 for non members. Enter
Childrens Duathlon, various distances,
£8 for TE and £10 for non members.
Information on the programme of duathlons over the summer and other activities can be found on the Velopark Duathlon website.
Scores for the three London League Team Competitions and the Mob Match are in, and it's a clean sweep for CPT!
- TOP of the Male Team Competition
- TOP of the Female Team Competitio
- TOP of the Mixed Team Competition
- TOP of the Mob Match Competition
There are some changes for 2014 to the League format, with the first five finishers inc one vet + one female of previous years being replaced by the following formats:
Men's Team: First three males to finish, which for CPT was Rob Parry, Greg Lewis and new member Mike Dowds.
Women's Team: First three females to finish. Suse Fairfax, Kati Pusey and new member Natasha Raggett
Mixed Team: First three males and two females: Rob Parry, Greg Lewis, Mike Dowds, Sue Fairfax and Kati Pusey.
Mob Match: All finishers, with points based on position: Rob Parry, Greg Lewis, Mike Dowds, Graeme Blair, Josh Groenendijk, Victor Thompson, Martin Leat, Suse Fairfax, Brian Morris, Andy McRobbie, Kati Pusey, Phil Feldman, Natasha Raggett, Lisa Buchanan, Andre Whyte, Jane Ford, Tom Suddaby, Anna Jackson, Josie Dow, Emma Snowdon, Bex Chatwin, Charles Greenwood, Dave Crockwell, James Mullarkey, Louise Alan-Smith, Ruki Sidwa and Claire McGinley.
Good work to everyone who raced at Kingfisher, let's keep up the momentum at Ful-On Duathlon and Thames Turbo Race 2. All other races listed here. Get involved: your club needs YOU!
Congratulations to all finishers; some great individual performances which collectively mean a fantastic start to our 2014 campaign to defend our titles as reigning League champions and joint mob match champions.
All CPT team and mob match results are recorded on the London League page.
Report by Mark Thomas
So, I dragged my long suffering family to the south of Mallorca on our Easter hols to see me stumbling out of the water, jumping on and off a bike and collapsing over the finish. Such is the lot of the triathlon supporter.
I opted for the shorter 500 swim, 50 km bike and 5 (actually nearer 6) km run known as the Porto Colom 55.5. There was a double distance on offer (the 111) but I declined that.
The swim was a 400 wave mass start with a jump off the quay…..congested is understatement …..even round the second buoy it was as frothy as a foam party.
The highlight of the bike ride was the 500m climb up San Salvador. If you want to experience it for yourself here is a you tube of the descent.
It is a dead end so you climb it first, round the cones and down.
The run was scorchio and nearer 6 than 5 km out to the lighthouse and back I managed to peg a few places back.
To cut a long story short, they missed me off the results page and I had quite a battle to get my time posted. Not sure why. Anyway all cool now and the organiser, Jaume has been brilliant in sorting out this glitch and has promised to send me a trophy for coming second in my age group.
I would definitely recommend the race. Hotels are cheap in the area (we found a family room for 40 euros for the night with a pool: you see, I do look after them !)
Why not join me next year? 50 euors including a finisher’s bottle of vino tinto.
112th Ron Yee 26:36 (1st time, running with Joseph, not Alex!!)
Crystal Palace parkrun
27th Rich Weston 22:42
41st Glyn Tully 24:07
49th Marie Chorley 24:37
52nd Dave Crockwell 24:57
7th Mark Brown 18:22 (1st time)
14th Martin Leat 18:59 (PB)
17th Phil Feldman 19:19 (PB)
37th Lisa Buchanan 21:00
While on holiday, Fintan has negotiated a 10% discount at the Crystal Palace Saloon, Tombstone, Arizona, USA, for members wearing their club top ...
Now the Kingfisher Aquathlon results have been confirmed, congratulations go to our first Club Champions of 2014:
1st Rob Parry; 2nd Greg Lews; 3rd Mike Dowds
1st Suse Fairfax; 2nd Kati Pusey; 3rd Natasha Raggett
As a special Easter treat (and to burn off some of that chocolate), there will be a Club ride on Monday morning (in addition to the Easter Sunday ride).
Please arrive at Elmers End at 08:50 for a 09:00 sharp departure.
Should wrap up about 12ish, so you can head off to unwrap more Easter eggs - or a hot cross bun in Cadence.
Entry is now open for the popular South London Swimming Club summer aquathon race series (25 May, 11 & 15 June and 9 July).
Race 2 (11 June) has been nominated a mini club race with a social in new trendy Tooting afterwards. If enough members enter a CPT wave will be organised.
Don't delay as the races fill quickly!
Provisional results are available from the Kingfisher Aquathlon. Congratulations to Suse who was first female, once the results were sorted out, Greg who won the MSV category, with Martin and Brian in 2nd and 3rd place, Kati was 3rd FV and Louise 3rd FSV. Also good to see so many new members competing in CPT colours!
View photos of CPT in action at Kingfisher.
Andrew travelled to Holland for the ETU Powerman Duathlon.
Tim rode the Wiggle New Forest Sportive 100k in 3:40. He says it was a good event with no real hills and a nice opportunity to show off his new bike!
Crystal Palace parkrun
4th Michael Coates 20:27
14th Stuart Milne 18:47
119th Rosie Peirson 25:49
Gary ran the Brighton 10k with his daughter Phoebe, Andy ran the Paris Marathon, Rich ran the Brighton Marathon, Michael ran the Bolt round the Holt Half Marathon, and Tom and Michael raced at the Eton Dorney Duathlon.
DX2 Middle Distance Triathlon Seville
Rob competed in the DX2 Middle Distance Triathlon in Seville last Saturday, and reports "I had chosen this as my test event for my upcoming City to Summit Iron distance race, as it would replicate some of the stresses involved in having to travel and stay away from home and so on, with added ones such as being on my own.
Vueling Airlines must have known about this, and were very helpful in adding to the stress but deciding not to put my bike on the flight, and leaving it to the afternoon before race day to reunite us!
More fun and games were to be had in the fact that this was not an international event as I thought it would have been, but instead a very Spanish race with all race info in Spanish, and no one around who could understand me or my burning questions! After registering and picking up my race numbers the afternoon before, I deciphered the point that I had to be at transition at 6am to collect a second set of race numbers, only to realise my mistake as I was the very first to arrive in the pitch black, joined by a handful of competitors half an hour later who were in fact taking their second chance to pick up the one and only set of numbers! Soon transition was buzzing, and I was able to work out the logistics from copying the more clued-up looking of the competitors.
The race itself went to plan, helped along by an amazing atmosphere created by the friendly marshals, large crowds, pumping Balearic House and tribal drum bands on the run course. The swim was a mass start with the biggest washing machine I've ever experienced, the bike was all on closed roads and a good chance to test my iron-distance pacing (and to ensure I pronounced "agua" with a perfectly prounounced soft 'g' to avoid confused stares from the marshals at the aid stations), and the run was a four lapper which helped a lot with pacing as I was on a strict 4m/k plan and wanted to see exactly how this would feel throughout.
As everything worked out, I'm hopeful that this result will get me a space on the GB Age Group team for the European Long Distance champs in Almere, but will need to wait a month to find out for sure. All in all I would recommend this race, and would consider doing it again next year and racing it properly, if I can work on improving my Spanish by then that is!"
6th Mike Dowds 18:17
38th Geoff Dillon 20:07
86th Natasha Raggett 22:00
353rd Emma Snowdon 38:44 (running with Daniel)
Crystal Palace parkrun
29th Trevor Chilton 22:39 (1st time)
52nd Dave Crockwell 24:10
54th Rachel Vignoli 24:14 (PB)
17th Stuart Milne 18:30
38th Phil Feldman 19:50 (PB)
50th Lisa Buchanan 20:49 (PB)
79th John Buchanan 22:50
3rd Martin Leat 19:16 (50th parkrun)
Welcome to new member Anna Klejn. Anna's son, Alan, and husband, Rafal are already members of CPT.
This week we have the final Super Saturday of our winter training - a challenging session to check out where you are before the season starts in earnest!
Audrey and Brian have put together a feisty session of turbo work and race pace running on the CPNSC track with some opportunity by the end to link the two!
- The session will start promptly at 09:30; please be on the track set-up and ready to roll by then;
- You will need bike, bike/run kit and turbo trainer, don’t forget your helmet and elastic bands, drinks etc
- If you need to borrow a CPT turbo then please book with Audrey and collect from the lock up beside CPSIC by 09:20
- The session will finish at 11:30 with stretching
The session fee will be £10 and included in the annual training fee.
It's not too late to take advantage of the £115 April-December training fee. Details on the annual training fee page.
We are planning to have two Super Sundays in June combining a road ride with an open water swim at Chipstead on 1 and 22 June.
So go race at the weekends and keep training during the week (there is a Club session every weekday!) - Super Saturdays will be back in the autumn.
Please do let Haydn and Sally have your feedback on this winter’s programme - what worked, what did not and your wishes for the autumn programme.