Crystal Palace Triathlon - Sunday 27th May 2007

Crystal Palace Triathlon 2006

 

Crystal Palace Triathletes are aiming to go carbon-neutral in 2008 in a bid to cut emissions produced as a result of the Crystal Palace Triathlon. You can read more on www.greenfinder.co.uk and more details will be revealed on this website as we progress with plans.

The 2007 Crystal Palace was held on Sunday 27th May. The race comprised a 750m swim in the 50m pool at the National Sports Centre, nine laps (20k) of a closed circuit within the park (closed to traffic!) and two laps (5k) of the same course for the run, before finishing in the renowned athletics stadium.

Feedback

Thank you to all competitors who have taken the time to send us feedback on the 2007 race. Here is a selection of comments received so far -

Map of Crystal Palace ParkRACE INSTRUCTIONS AND START TIMES

For those who have done the race before, please read the instructions carefully as there are changes to the course this year.

Registration will be open from 08.00. We suggest you register about one hour before your allocated swim start time.

PDFsThe following documents are available to download in PDF format.

Start times (please note all start times are in hh:mm:ss format)

24 May 2007 - Please note there have been some minor amendments to swim times from 11:00:00 onwards

- By race number
- By family name

Race information
- Competitor information
- Park map
- Course map
- Transition

Information for spectators
- Spectator advice
- Spectator map

Race briefing
The attached race briefing will run on continuous loop in the Registration area but you may like to download this now and read in advance, especially if this is your first triathlon. (This is a large document, 1.8Mb, so please allow a few seconds to download).

The following points regarding transition will speed things up and help avoid bottle necks.

Numbers on bike and helmet BEFORE entering transition.

Only racers in transition; no family or friends under any circumstances.

Retain race number and body marking to retrieve bike from transition.

Awards presentation and prize draw
The presentation of awards will take place in Registration 30 minutes after the
last competitor finishes. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd places -
Female Senior, Female Vet (40+), Male Senior, Male Vet (40+)

There will also be a prize draw for all competitors at the awards ceremony. Use your race number to win prizes, Up & Running vouchers, sports massage, tri-clothing, coaching etc.

Crystal Palace Sports Injury Clinic Post Race Massage
We are delighted that the Crystal Palace Sports Injury Centre is continuing their support of our triathlon.

They will be on hand at the event for post-race massage, but if you have any injury concerns before then please call the Centre on 020 8778 9050 to arrange an appointment.

We would like to thank our race sponsors. Please visit their websites to find out more.

Up & Running Hurding & Ferri good going Lucozade Sport Crystal Palace Sports Injury Clinic
Third Transition

Croydon GuardianThe Croydon Guardian ran an article about this year's race in the 18 April 2007 edition.

Thanks to EntryCentral for their very efficient race entry system. This has saved hours of administration so if you would like to use their services for your race please go to their website to find out more.

 

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