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Note: Monday and Thursday swims at Crystal Palace, and the private Herne Hill Velodrome sessions on Tuesdays are only available to fully paid up members who have also paid the annual training fee.


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2014 Club Championships

13 April: Kingfisher (Aquathlon)

11 May: East Grinstead (Sprint Triathlon)

6 July: Worthing (Standard Triathlon)

16 August - Midnight Man (Middle Distance)

26 October - Jekyll & Hyde (Duathlon)

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2014 News - September

CPT in action


Dan at Hever Castle TriathlonRace results - 27-28 September

Over the weekend members completed the sprint and standard distance races at Hever Castle.

On Sunday 28 September, James A was due to race at the City of Cambridge Triathlon but unfortunately it was cancelled due to safety concerns regarding the swim.



Race results - 20-21 September

Hope I'm not boring you with race reports from Spain, but it's such a great experience I wanted to share and encourage others to join us next year!

On Saturday 20 September, Greg, Suse, Bruce and I took part in the Triatlon Carboneras Sprint race and Audrey in the SuperSprint.

Registration and the race finish were situated in the town square alongside the castle which made a spectacular backdrop.

Carboneras, Almeria, Spain

The Olympic distance race started first, then the Sprint, at 18:00 and the SuperSprint was scheduled for 19:00 but was delayed until 19:20, which meant the slower riders completed the bike lap at dusk.

The swim was a mass beach start, with a sea temperature of 26.5 wetsuits were not required for the 750m swim. After watching the Olympic swimmers go off course, we made sure we knew exactly where we needed to go. The swim was a bit chaotic, especially with a stag group racing together! (Spot the CPT kit).

Carboneras swim start

There was a pretty long run on the beach and round a car park to a spacious transition (bike times include T1 and T2).

Suse crossing the finish line - Triatlon CarbonerasThe bike consisted of two undulating laps. After about 6k of ups and downs, there was a very fast 4k back into town and along the beach road for the start of the second lap.

Unfortunately on my second lap, drafting some fast male competitors (my max speed was just over 63k), I spotted Bruce walking back down the hill. He'd punctured just as he'd finished the first climb and had to make his way back for a disappointing DNF.

As I headed out on my run Suse overtook me heading out on her second lap so I cheered her on.

Greg at the finish - Triatlon Carboneras

The run went along the beach promenade with lots of support from all the marshals and everyone enjoying the cafes and ice cream parlours along the route. I'm pretty sure I heard, well done old lady, but as my Spanish isn't brilliant I didn't let it put me off as I might have misheard!

The run turnaround was on the beach, running on the sand was pretty tough. The route then went through a paved shopping street then through the carpeted finish funnel right outside the castle.

Suse was delighted to run through the tape as the first female to cross the finish line.

Finishers were treated to cold drinks, including beer, fresh fruit and sandwiches.

Audrey at the finish - Triatlon Carboneras

Audrey was very pleased to finish her first triathlon for over two years.

Suse, Greg and Karen - Winners at Triatlon CarbonerasOnce all the results had been verified presentations and awards were made inside the castle.

Suse, as first female, was presented with an impressive trophy.

Greg and I both received medals for our first place SuperVet wins.

If anyone wants a trip to Spain to race either at Pulpi or Carboneras next September, just let us know. You'll be very welcome to come and stay with Bruce and I as we will be racing again. As I'm sure the others will agree, it was a fantastic event and there's some great cycling to be had for the rest of your stay!

On Sunday 21 September, Dave completed the Brighton Marina Triathlon (one of my favourites, but I think I'd prefer to race in Spain!!), while Selwyn and Andy race at the Velopark Duathlon and Graeme a the Thorpe Park Sprint Triathlon.

Thanks to Selwyn for organising a successful trip to the Lee Valley (Olympic) Velodrome on 20 September. Looks as though everyone had a great time.

CPT at the Lee Valley Velodrome


Club League update

Cathy has provided a belated update on the Club League results.
- Splash & Dash Aquathlon  - only four people racing but counts towards League as also a London League race

- London Triathlon (Olympic distance) - well done to Mark Thomas for top score by winning his age group

- Midnight Man Half - well done to Suse and Greg for winning their respective categories and getting top scores

Overall scores on the doors (I have now omitted those without the requisite minimum of three races but the season isn't over yet so still time to get in a race or two if you're short of the three):
Female seniors: Suse Fairfax, Lisa Buchanan, Kirsten Smith
Female Vets: Cathy Cooke, Ruki Sidhwa,
Female Supervets: Louise Alan Smith, Sally Kidson

Male Seniors: Rob Parry, Selwyn Smith, Andy McRobbie
Male vets: Graeme Blair, Jon Horsman, Victor Thompson
Male Supervets: Greg Lewis, Mark Thomas, Brian Morris

Please note Southwater doesn't count for League points as this is a team relay race and we have found previously that times are affected by which leg of the relay you race in so unfair to compare them as individual times


August and September parkrun results

30 August

Bromley parkrun
263 Gary Blunt 26:53 (1st time)
502 Cathy Cooke 40:34*

Crystal Palace parkrun
19 John Buchanan 20:25

Dulwich parkrun
28 Stuart Milne 19:42

Maldon Prom parkrun
88 Bernard Finerty 27:45 (1st time)

* Cathy would like to add "I was dragging Charlie round (beaten by several minutes by his younger brother!) and therefore walked most of it!"

6 September

Bromley parkrun
1 Michael Dowds 17:36 (PB)

Crystal Palace parkrun
55 Dave Crockwell 24:37

Dulwich parkrun
42 Martin Rafferty 21:11 (PB)
139 Rosanna Peirson 27:13

13 September

Bromley parkrun
258 Gary Blunt 26:29 (PB)

Crystal Palace parkrun
40 David Crockwell 24:35

Lloyd Park parkrun
3 Keith Brewster 18:27

20 September

Bromley parkrun
232 Mark Hoolahan 25:20

Crystal Palace parkrun
18 John Buchanan 21:23
50 David Crockwell 24:41
73 Ruki Sidhwa 27:55

Dulwich parkrun
7 Mike Dowds 18:24
21 Stuart Milne 19:58
88 Martin Rafferty 24:37
126 Rosanna Peirson 27:43

27 September

Bromley parkrun
235 Gary Blunt 26:16 (PB)

Crystal Palace parkrun
8 Tom Suddaby 19:41 (PB)
57 Dave Crockwell 24:47

Dulwich parkrun
11 Stuart Milne 19:36
108 Rob Jenkins 27:01 (1st time, with daughter Lili)

Nonsuch parkrun
351 Kevin Freeman 30:32

The parkrun PBs page has been updated.


New member

Welcome to new member Nick Girdler.


Weekend results 13-14 September

A real mix of events happening this weekend as the summer draws to a close, both at home and away! Through the tulip and windmill lined roads of Almere (using a bit of artistic licence); Rob, Kevin and Lisa took on the European Long Course Championships in Challenge Almere.

Not only was it Kevin and Lisa's first time representing GB, Lisa took the race by storm; making a podium with a bronze medal in her age group! In contrast, despite a cracking swim and bike time, Rob had to take a detour to the medical tent 7km into the run, and the cruel harsh world of triathlon meant he was left without so much as a medal or a t-shirt for his efforts - instead all he got was the dreaded three letters 'DNF' next to his name.

Haydn also prefering a continental flavour to his racing, took part in Wiggle's French Resistance Sportive around Calais - glad to see he tackled the epic distance route! If he took a moment to wipe the sweat from his eyes and look out over the English Channel, he may have seen Ruki and Scott racing at the Falmer Brighton Triathlon.

Ruki at the Brighton Falmer Triathlon

Ruki says she was very pleased to get in under two hours considering the course! She panicked slightly on Saturday when she realised the bike course started with a massive hill and then Ditchling Beacon. The run was also hilly... but she really enjoyed it.

Hans - IM WalesWhereas right on our door step, and supported by Crystal Palace, Jilly took to the Olympic Park in the women's Velopark Duathlon Series.

Hans and Rich took on IM Wales. Rich was pleased to survive but says the bike leg was nearly the death of him, whereas Hans didn't enjoy the swim, saying it was the worst he'd ever experienced!.

Hans still managed to beat his 2013 time. Times have been added to the Ironman Roll of Honour.



parkrun results - 13 September

Dulwich parkrun
34 Matt Lawley 21:08

The parkrun PBs page has been updated.


New member

Welcome to new member Hannah Ewens.


Weekend results 06-07 September

Karen - PulpiKaren and Bruce will no doubt be enjoying a bit of post race sangria after their efforts in the Triatlon de Pulpi. Read Karen's race report here.

Whereas slightly closer to home, the Scilly Swim Challenge, Dan and Matt ran the Great North 5k, Claire raced the inaugural Bodium Castle Triathlon, and the ever popular Southwater capped off the weekend's activity. If you can identify team members please let me know.


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