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2016 dates for your diary

12 March

Duathlon focus
5 March
9 April

Check the training schedule for full details

Club Champs 2016

8 May - Dragon Slayer Duathlon
12 June - Mid Sussex Aquabike
19 June - Jetstream Open Water Triathlon
26 June - Windrush Aquathlon
17 July - Thorpe Park Standard Distance Triathlon (early bird entry until 4 January)
13 August - Midnight Man Half
Any Long Distance

Find out more about the Club Champs

London League 2016

28 March - Thames Turbo Triathlon
17 April - Kingfisher Aquathlon
8 May - Dragon Slayer Duathlon
15 May - Crystal Palace Triathlon (CPT members required to marshal)
22 May - Ful-on Duathlon
5 June - Clash of Tritons Aquathlon
19 June - Jetstream Open Water Triathlon
26 June - Windrush Aquathlon
17 July - Thorpe Park Standard Distance Triathlon (early bird entry until 4 January)
13/14 August - Middle & Long Distance London Champs at Midnight Man (no league points)
4 September - Capital Tri Aquathlon
2 October - London Fields Aquathlon
30 October - Jekyll & Hyde Park Duathlon

Find out more about CPT's involvement in the London League


2016 News - February

CPT in action


Half marathon results - 28 February

Peter running the Malta Half MarathonCongratulations to the CPT team supporting Bloodwise at the Brighton Half Marathon, with Dan and Matt both getting PBs (Dan knocked 7 minutes off his previous time!).

Just a week after completing the Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon, Gary ran the Kingston Half Marathon.

Alex ran the Cambridge Half Marathon while Peter choose a sunnier, but still windy, spot, the Malta Half Marathon.

Team CPT/Bloodwise at the Brighton Half Marathon 2016


parkrun results - 27 February

Crystal Palace parkrun
2 Rob Parry 18:25 (PB)
4 Mike Dowds 18:30 (PB)
29 Chris Porter 21:59
57 Natasha Raggett 23:38
132 Dave Crockwell 27:55

Dulwich parkrun
144 Martin Rafferty 25:39

The parkrun PBs page has been updated.


Mike and Tash with their half marathon medalsWeekend results - 20-21 February

On 20 February, Graeme was second male 45-49 at the Windsor & Eton Duathlon at Dorney Lake.

Congratulations to everyone who ran the Hampton Court Half Marathon and to Gary who ran the Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon on Sunday 21 February.


parkrun results - 20 February

Bromley parkrun
90 Emanuele Vignoli 23:06

Crystal Palace parkrun
63 Chris Porter 23:06

Hilly Fields parkrun
80 Rebecca Reidy 25:47


Weekend result - 14 FebruaryMatt running the Valentine's 10kSporting his new CPT running vest, congratulations go to Matt on a PB at the Valentine's 10k at Chessington.

There was a sea of Club kit out for the Sevenoaks ride this morning!

CPT on the Sevenoaks ride


parkrun results - 13 February

Bromley parkrun
67 Natasha Raggett 22:15

Brockwell parkrun
122 Martin Rafferty 24:49

Crystal Palace parkrun
22 Tom Suddaby 20:25
133 Dave Crockwell 26:11
177 Chris Porter 29:01

Hilly Fields parkrun
65 Rebecca Reidy 24:34

Tooting Common parkrun
207 Peter King 28:32 (1st time)

The parkrun PBs page has been updated.


New York 5kDave takes his role as run coordinator very seriously, travelling all the way to New York to run the NYCRuns, Cocoa Classic 5k by the banks of the Hudson. He says it was very cold!

Dave in New York


New memberWelcome to new member Johnathon Bird.


Weekend results - 6 FebruaryClaire and medal at Lee ValleyClaire says 10 miles of one mile loops was rather boring around the Lee Valley Velopark but she was pleased with her medal.

Andreas opted for fewer laps in the Lee Valley Velopark 10k.

Michelle and friends have spent the winter acclimatising to take on the Big Chill swim at Lake Windermere. Michelle came 3rd in her age despite doing two extra lengths! The water was a balmy 6.3 degrees!

Michelle at Lake Windermere


Thames Trot DNF report!CharlesBy Charles Greenwood

Despite the severe weather warnings for Oxfordshire, having done the training with a number of marathon+ training runs, I was determined to complete my first Ultra. So it was up at 4am, lift to Brixton for the first tube at 5.26 to get me over to Oxford in plenty of time for the 8.30am start.

The race started off well… until we hit the mud. The mud was horrendous. The route was along the Thames path from Oxford to Henley. I had visions of a nice towpath bit I quickly got over that delusion. It was very slippy mud which made it quite difficult to walk in never mind run. I had trail shoes but think I needed more aggressively designed ones for the conditions. The mud continued until the first checkpoint at 10 miles with a few slightly better sections of fields (slightly less muddy) which you could actually run on reasonably although the ground seemed to suck all the energy from your feet.

From checkpoint one the ground got better for a while and I got a bit of a rhythm going but as soon as I thought things were getting better the severe mud returned which was the theme for the rest of my race.

We hadn’t really had the severe weather predicted apart from about 10 minutes of driving rain but getting on to some of the exposed fields alongside the Thames we encountered the wind. It would have been nice as a tailwind but of course it wasn’t and it made the hard work even harder as well as creating some interesting waves on the river.

By this time, the first 10 miles had taken their toll and my legs were shot. I got to checkpoint two at about 19-20 miles well within the cutoff but with my legs feeling worse than at the end of any marathon I have completed decided that I wasn’t going to be able to speed up and do another 28 miles.

The attrition rate was high with only 210 finishers out of an initial field of around 300. I was in good company in the minibus with one 8-9 time ultra finisher and a 2.30 marathoner and 2nd placer at the 2015 Country to Capital which made me feel slightly better.

I’ve determined that as well as probably better shoes for the mud, I need to do more trail runs as most of my training was on the road and the extra strain of trying to stay upright did for me.

Go Beyond Sport were fantastic organisers and looked after everyone really well with a shuttle bus from the train station to the start and ferrying all the DNFs to the finish to pick up our bags.

On to the triathlon season now and hopefully the training I’ve done will do some good but I’m determined to complete an Ultra at some point during 2016.


parkrun results - 6 February

Bognor Regis parkrun
15 Chris Porter 22:07 (1st time)

Bromley parkrun
125 Natasha Raggett 23:36

Dulwich parkrun
10 Unknown (Rob Parry) 17:51

Crystal Palace parkrun
86 Laura Torok 23:18

Dulwich parkrun
131 Martin Rafferty 24:36

Hilly Fields parkrun
65 Rebecca Reidy 24:32

Peckham Rye parkrun
10 Victor Thompson 20:38
100 Louise Alan-Smith 27:15

The parkrun PBs page has been updated.


New memberWelcome to new member Martin Wilson.


New members MattAlexWelcome to new members Alex Dix and Matt Lawes.


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