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Crystal Palace Triathlon

Weekend training dates for your diary

Sunday 24 May - Chipstead Bike / OW Swim
Sunday 7 June - Chipstead Bike / OW Sunday 21 June - Chipstead Bike / OW Saturday 4 July - Venue and date TBC

Saturday rides

25 April


2015 News - April

CPT in action


HollyNew memberWelcome to new member Holly Robson.


London Mini Marathon - 26 April

Congratulations to Alex Yee who won the U17 race in the London Mini Marathon for the second year in a row! Alex finished in a very impressive 14:04.

Alex winning the London Mini Marathon


Weekend results - 26 April

Phil at Lichfield TriathlonWell done to those who raced at the Ful-On Duathlon. The race takes place at the Top Gear test track. Rob will provide a London League update soon.

Peter raced in Alcobendas, Spain in the ETU Standard Distance Duathlon European Championships and Phil, who needs to buy a CPT trisuit, headed north for the Lichfield Triathlon.



Ride to Rye

Noel once again organised the annual pilgrimage known as the 'Ride to Rye'. Nine current members and two ex-members set off from Elmers End on Saturday morning to cycle 120k+ to Rye. Unfortunately it was raining when we left and Noel had an unlucky run of punctures. We eventually made it to Headcorn for a delicious lunch. Then into the wind all the way to Rye!

We enjoyed a delicious evening meal, accompanied by a serious amount of alcholol before retreating to back to the motel to set our alarms for our breakfast meeting in the morning.

Various plans and journeys were made for the return journey with cyclists going in all directions! Only three of us cycled the whole way back, Mick, Audrey and myself. We found a lovely tea shop in Tunbridge Wells before facing a serious climb back up to Sevenoaks to add another 90k+ to the weekend's total.

Thanks to Noel for organising and to everyone else for great company. Hopefully next year it will be warm and sunny and the wind will be behind us all the way!

CPT Ride to Rye


Sunday ride report - 26 April

Report by Selwyn Smith, Cycle coordinator

With a lot of members on London League or Rye duty, left only a few to brave the last of the April Showers.

With Pilgrims being flat, we spiced the ride up with the option of 'nasty or very nasty hills' to climb. We sped up Star Hill,  then headed back towards Westerham to Titsey Hill, taking on White Lane.

Over 1000m of climbing on the 70km ride.  Hogtrough Hill which leads onto Pilgrims is worth a visit for the beautiful bluebell filled woods (preferably downhill like we did).


parkrun results - 25 April

Just one CPT parkrunner this week!

Dulwich parkrun
20 Gary Schroeder 19:23 (1st time)

The parkrun PBs page has been updated.


No swim on Friday 1 May

Due to a gala there will be no swim at Trinity this Friday. 


London League update - Race 2

Report from our League Coordinator, Rob Parry

The scores have been updated following round 2, and CPT is racing up the charts!

Men’s Team: Up 5 to 4th. Our trio of Alex, Mike and Dan were the winning men's team. Good work lads! 

Ladies Team: Up 4 to joint 3rd.  

Mixed Team: Up 4 to 2nd. 

Mob Match: Up 4 to 4th. We were the winning Mob match team at Kingfisher, so well done to everyone who completed the course.

Next race is Ful On Duathlon this Sunday.

In the meantime, please enter Round 9, the London Fields Aquathlon in October. Entries have recently opened, but will fill up soon. Your club needs you!

CPT Men's winning team at the 2015 Kingfisher Aquathlon


Photos from KingfisherThanks to Ralph for his action shots taken at the Kingfisher Aquathlon on Sunday 19 April. View the photos.

CPT at the 2015 Kingfisher Aquathlon



London League update - Race 1

Report from our League Coordinator, Rob Parry

Well before I had even had a chance to pull my finger out and report back from the first round of the London League (hosted by Thames Turbo), the second round at the Kingfisher Aquathlon has already been and gone! Good work to everyone who represented at Thames Turbo. Looks like there's a renewed focus on the league from a number of our rival clubs, with some fierce results from new names, so it's going to be an interesting season! The scores have been published, and our positions after round 1 are as follows:

Men’s Team: 9th. Josh Groenendijk, Andrew Tappin and Phil Vickers (with special mention to Reef Boericke, one of our juniors who won his age group and was third fastest CPTer racing over the adult distance)

Ladies Team: 7th. Hannah Ewens, Josie Dow and Harriet Lamb

Mixed Team: 6th. All of the above (3 ladies for 2015 rather than 2)

Mob Match: 8th. All of the above plus Gareth Robson and Charles Greenwood.

Onto Round 2 yesterday, and although it will be a week or so before the league scores are counted, let’s congratulate our team in the meantime based on the provisional results (and sorry I couldn’t be there today - I was participating in the fringe sport of "alpine boulder trampolining" a few weeks ago, which turns out not to be particularly complimentary to triathlon. Or walking. Or anything else other than lying on the couch with a bag of frozen peas on your leg for that matter...)

Men’s team: Alex Yee, Mike Dowds, Dan Pinn. Very fast times from all three (with chairman Greg Lewis winning his age group a couple of seconds behind), but extra special mention to Alex Yee, one of our juniors from last year who has come of age this year, and who not only won the race, but quite simply annihilated the previous course record of 36m53 from 2011 with a time of 35m11 that will probably stand for quite some time!

Ladies Team: Lisa Buchanan, Hannah Ewens, Tash Raggett.

Mixed Team. All of the above

Mob Match: All of the above plus (deep breath…) Greg Lewis, Josh Groenendijk, Jack Hambleton, Kevin Freeman, Martin Leat, John Buchanan, Tom Suddaby, Gary Schroeder, Trevor Chilton, Cathy Cooke, Emanuele, Vignoli, Helen Garrett, Ron Yee, Gareth Robson, Matt Lawley, Charles Greenwood, Dave Crockwell, Louise Alan-Smith, Brigit Brown, Karen Ayers, Jilly Dolphin.

I will circulate revised scores once the region committee finalise them, and will circulate the intra-club league scores at the end of the month (and once each month after that).

Good luck to all racing at round 3 next weekend - the Ful on Duathlon at Dunsfold Park.


Results - 19 April

Selwyn reports from this morning's Sevenoaks Triathlon.

My first race as a Vet (yes, I know I don't look it!) and very pleased with going over two minutes quicker than last year (maybe to do with nursing a Ride to Rye head and leg hangover last time!).  But still two minutes slower than the four Vets ahead of me - always next year and hoping two minute trend continues.

Was also nice to bump into ex-members - the Rahman family at the race.

A good start to the season for all us CPters, may the season continue this way.

The Sevenoaks PBs page has also been updated.

Kirsten and Selwyn at 7Oaks

The first of this year's Club Championship races took place at the Kingfisher Aquathlon today. The race was also part of the London League.

Alex - 1st place at Kingfisher Aquathlon 2015Firstly, congratulations to the following Club Champions, 1st Alex Yee and Lisa Buchanan, 2nd Mike Dowds and Hannah Ewens and 3rd Dan Pinn and Natasha Raggett.

Secondly, a massive round of applause for Alex Yee who won the race, breaking the course record!

Thirdly, congratulations also to Greg Lewis who won the MSV category on his birthday! And last, but not least, well done to everyone who got a PB today!

We had a great turnout with a good mixture of new and old members competing on a fairly chilly morning.

Thanks to all the members who turned up to cheer us on and for the juniors who stayed after their event to encourage us round the course.

The Kingfisher PBs page has also been updated.


parkrun results - 18 April

Bromley parkrun
286 Gary Blunt 27:37

Crystal Palace parkrun
46 Rich Weston 24:17

Dulwich parkrun
21 Mark Brown 18:23
22 Peter Mack 18:24 (PB)
66 Richard Lewey 20:53 (PB)

The parkrun PBs page has been updated.


Weekend results - 12 April

Congratulations to new member, Jack Hambleton, on a very impressive time at the Brighton Marathon. Now marathon training is over, look out for Jack at training sessions soon!

Gary ran the Brighton 10k with his daughter again this year. Phoebe was very pleased to get a PB!


parkrun results - 11 April

Bromley parkrun
217 Gary Blunt 26:20

Crystal Palace parkrun
53 Dave Crockwell 24:10


Social ride - 6 April

Thanks to Ruki and Dean for leading today's social ride to Penshurst. 12 riders set off from Elmers End. We got to the refurbished Leicester Arms too early for any food so had to make do with tea, coffee, crisps and nuts! The group split on the way home as some had to be back to avoid divorce! Well done to Roxy for her first ever 50 mile ride.

CPT stop at Penshurst


Weekend results - 4 - 6 April

Peter Mack raced the Self-Transcendence 10k in Battersea Park on Saturday 4 April, beating his time from 2011.

Also on Saturday, a few members took on the 127k route, including the cobbles, of the Tour of Flanders the day before the pros.

You know the season is underway when race one of the Thames Turbo Sprint series takes place on Easter Monday! Well done to everyone who braved an early, chilly start to represent CPT in this London League race. Congratulations to Reef, one of our juniors, for winning the M15-16 age group. The PBs page has been updated.

Thames Turbo Race 1


parkrun results - 4 April

Bushy parkrun
946 Carole Jackson 1:00:43

Bromley parkrun
230 Gary Blunt 26:52

Crystal Palace parkrun
41 Dave Crockwell 24:35

Dulwich parkrun
34 Richard Lewey 21:04 (PB)

The parkrun PBs page has been updated.


JackNew memberWelcome to new member Jack Hambleton.


10k TT results - 31 March

Thanks to Grant and Jon for organising last night's 10k time trial at Herne Hill Velodrome.

Despite very windy conditions we had a good turnout and some pretty impressive times.

I expect a few more confessions from those who didn't do enough or too many laps. I'm the first to own up to having done one too many!

Selwyn's Garmin let him down, it inaccurately recorded 10.2k, but when he counted the laps he discovered he was one short.

Dan D's time has been amended. On the night Dan continued beyond 22.2 laps to get his 20 minute average and forgot to shout out when he'd finished 10k but has confirmed his time, according to his bike computer.


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