Crystal Palace Triathlon - Sunday 27th May 2007
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.
- Timing chips should have been removed at the Finish line, but if for any reason you went home with yours, could you please contact us so that we can give you an address to return them to.
- Congratulations to the winners in the following categories
|Overall Male winner -
|Overall Female winner -
1. Dion Harrison
2. Martin Williamson
3. David O'Toole
1. Jessica Taylor
2. Natalie Cresswick
3. Suzanne Hilton
1. Richard Evans
2. Dean Moy
3. Andy Collins
1. Ruth Hutton
2. Anne Hevgold
3. Zena Shean
- Results, with some swim splits, are now available -
Unfortunately we are not going to be able to provide splits for the swim, bike and run, as some of the timing mats failed in the wet weather. All those who crossed the finish line with their timing chip in place have finish times and those with chips missing were picked up by the manual back-up. Please accept our apologies for the missing splits.
- The results are now final, but if you have any outstanding queries/ corrections regarding the results, please email us. We tried to keep a record of all the numbers we had to swap and hopefully these have now been adjusted, but please let us know so we can ensure yours are amended.
- Unfortunately we had no control over the weather and were pleased that so many competitors turned up to race in such unpleasant conditions.
If you have any comments regarding the 2007 Crystal Palace Triathlon please email us. Constructive feedback is always welcome as this helps us to improve the organisation of the race in the future.
- Thanks to all the marshals and volunteers who helped out on the day. A number of competitors have already emailed to say thank you and to show their appreciation for our support and organisation.
- Race photography was provided by Graham Russell. Photographs are now available from Graham's website.
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 -
- Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed yesterdays race. Great goodie bag and a T shirt that isnt extra large! Will actually be able to wear this one. A great design too. The new transition area was great although could have done without the sand. More direct route to the course was better. A big thank you to all the marshals who kept a smile on their face despite the weather. Speaking of the weather, thanks for that. Adverse weather conditions I can do, Heat I hate so really enjoyed that too. Over 3 min PB on last year so very happy and a great experience all round. Thanks again to everyone involved.
- Just a short note to say thanks for putting on a very enjoyable event again. Even the appalling weather didn't spoil things. Please pass on our thanks and best wishes to all the marshals who performed above and beyond than call of duty today - especially the guy in the hat, by the gate, just as you went down the hill back towards the Jubilee stand - his encouragement was fantastic. Firstly, thank-you to all the marshals and helpers who gave up their day to stand around in the rain so we could race. Very pleased with the event in spite of the weather. Excellent value for money, when you consider how much was given to each entrant in the goodie bag. This was the first time I have had a traffic free environment to cycle around and found it great. Bit hairy going down the back straight at 50kph in the wet with the occasional bump, but by the 3rd lap it was a fantastic feeling. There was one bend where the racing line went under a low willow tree. The branches were a little low and restricted the approach to the corner somewhat, but by lap 7 onwards I just went through the foliage anyway.
- Thanks very much to the organisers and marshalls for making my firsst ever triathlon as straight forward and enjoyable as possible. I had a really good race despite the weather and I'm pretty chuffed with my result, wanna do another one now...
- Thanks to everyone for making my first tri a memorable one. Marshals were great motivator on the day. I will be back for more soon, hopefully without the rain.
- Thanks for taking the trouble to put the race on yesterday. I had a superb time in spite of the weather. Good points: Slick organisation; everything just seemed to happen at the right time. Results out really quickly and all of the marshalls were smiling despite being out in freezing wet weather for hours on end. The only improvements that I would like to see is bike number stickers that don't fall off in the wet and timing chips that don't fall off in the pool.
- Thank you very much for a great race today - a good course, great marshalling (a bit of encouragement really helps!) and a great goody bag as well. And even the rain eased off whilst I was racing!
- Thought it was well organised, friendly and excellent goody bag. Well done!
- Many thanks to all the marshalls and volunteers who turned out on such a terrible day.
Well organised event, particularly liked the new transition area, and area set aside in registration to attach numbers etc.
- Thanks for everyone at CPT for organising yesterdays fantastic race. It was a well organised and all the volunteers were helpful and supportive. Very much appreciated numbers being checked at the bike transition, and a particular thank you to the person on registration who lent me a crash helmet when I found mine had been left in the car just minutes before I was due to start.
- I'd just like to say thanks to all the people from Crystal Palace tri for turning out and looking after us on such a foul day. Good marshalling in difficult conditions. I really enjoyed it, and my wife and child were kept entertained because of the family friendly format. From the point of view of timing, the Crystal
Palace tri was the most civilised I have done. Able to get up at 8am is a tri revelation.
- A HUUGGGGGEEEEEEE THANK YOU to all the Marshalls, It was pretty miserable racing yesterday but we were only out for a short time! Thanks for standing all day in the rain and cold x I did shout thank you to as many as I could on my last lap.....didn't have enough breath going up the molehill! Thanks once again for an enjoyable race.
- Thanks to all at CP Tri for a great race. Despite the poor weather I had a very enjoyable race with you guys, excellent organisation & splendid marshalling throughout, you can be rightly proud of putting on this event. I try and do 6 favourites and 6 new races each season & you'll definitely moving from NEW to FAV for 2008!!
RACE 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.
The 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
- Competitor information
- Park map
- Course map
Information for spectators
- Spectator advice
- Spectator map
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.
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.
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The 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.
- Feedback from the 2006 race was again very positive, both from experienced triathletes and novices
- Results and other information from the 2006 and 2005 races is available on the race pages.