Crystal Palace Triathlon - Sunday 31 May 2009

Crystal Palace Triathlon 2008

Phil Roker10 June 2009 - Congratulations to Phil Roker of Ful-on-Tri, who was picked at random from the entries for the trisuit donated by Zone3.

All competitors still have another two weeks to benefit from the Zone3 10% discount and free accessory offer. See details below.

Help the Aged still have eight places for the London Triathlon if anyone is interested in competing. Deadline for entry is 30 June. Please see their website if you are interested.

3 June 2009 - Results now have bike laps, where available.

1 June 2009 - Provisional results are now available - Senior event / Junior event.

Photographs, searchable by race number, are now available on the ProSport Photos website.

Bikefood are offering a 20% discount to all competitors. Please visit the special discount page on their website.

31 May 2009 - Thank you to everyone who raced today in the beautiful sunshine. We hope you all enjoyed your race and would love to hear your comments, please email us to let us know what you thought or complete our online survey. Provisional results will be on the Stuweb site later this evening.

Photographs will be available on the ProSport Photos website in the next few days.

If you have taken your timing chip home by mistake could you please contact us to return it as there is a charge for all lost timing chips. Thank you!

27 May 2009 - Zone3 offers top spec tri suit as prize at Crystal Palace Triathlon this Sunday. Please see press release for full details.

- Those new to triathlon may find the links below useful together with the kit checklist we have put together to help you prepare for race day.

23 May 2009 - Photographs of bike course added.

18 May 2009 - Race information and start time documents now available to download for both the main event and the junior event. See below. If you have any queries please contact us.

15 May 2009 - We have been asked by British Triathlon to change the distances for the Youth category at our race on 31 May. They have requested that the distances should match BTF and IRC championship events and be raced over the Super Sprint distances 375m/10k/2.5k. We will therefore be using the following approximate distances on the day - 350m swim, 8.8k bike and 2.5k run.

14 May 2009 - We are not accepting any transfers or moving any else from the waiting list. Start times and race information documents will be posted here soon. Please check back after the weekend.

6 May 2009 - Great news! The 50m pool at Crystal Palace has now reopened and, as promised, will be available for our Triathlon on 31st May.

Race information will be posted on this website, hopefully, by the end of next week. Email notification will be sent to all competitors.

The junior event is due to commence at 08:00 and be finished by 11:00 so when we can get the senior event underway.

If you have any queries please contact us and we will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible.

16 April 2009 - The 2009 race is now full and a waiting list is in operation. There are still places in the Junior event, closing date 10th May.

Race information

The following documents are available in PDF format. Please read carefully as there are a few changes to last year.

Junior race


2008 CPT carbon neutral race report

If you have any queries please contact us.

Plan routes on

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2009 sees the return of the popular Crystal Palace Triathlon, organised by Crystal Palace Triathletes (CPT). The race comprises a 750m swim in the 50m pool at the National Sports Centre, cycle nine laps of a closed circuit within the park (closed to traffic!) then run two laps around the park, finishing in the renowned athletics stadium.

Swim = 750m - 15 lengths in 50m pool
Bike = 20km - 9 laps of closed road circuit in park
Run = 5km - 2 laps in park

Competitors for the full Sprint event must be 17 or over on the day of the race.

The entry fee is £36. British Triathlon members will be refunded £3 at registration, on production of a valid race licence.

Entries are now open for the first CPT junior triathlon, to be held on the same day, for the following BTF age-groups:

The junior race will be run according to BTF rules, ages and the distances raced.

Junior British Triathlon members will be refunded £2 at registration, on production of a valid race licence.

As we are once again aiming for a carbon-neutral event in 2009, the additional questions we are asking on the online entry form are for the purposes of working out the race carbon footprint as accurately as we can after the event, they are not for marketing purposes and will not be disclosed to any third parties.

We will operate a waiting list should the race fill before the closing date.

We have been advised by the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre that the refurbishment of the 50m pool will be completed in April and the pool will be open in time for this year's race.

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Carbon Neutral

Zero Carbon Events

Following the success of, what was believed to be, the first UK carbon-neutral race in 2008, Crystal Palace Triathletes have decided to continue this theme in a bid to cut emissions produced as a result of the Crystal Palace Triathlon. You can read more about our plans for a carbon-neutral race and how we are hoping to achieve this in the summary prepared by Zero Carbon Events on our behalf.

2008 Carbon neutral race reportThe full 2008 Carbon neutral race report is now available to download.


Sharing your journey is a great way to reduce traffic to the Crystal Palace Triathlon 2009

JambustersYou can also look for people to share with to training sessions and other events and...

We've teamed up with Jambusters to make that easier. You can ask your fellow travellers for a contribution to costs and save some money on your own travel, or maybe don't bring a car at all. There are also links to various public transport and journey planner websites. If you are interested in car sharing please register on the Jambusters CPT car share website.

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In the news - Crystal Palace Triathlon 2009 Sunday 31st May

25 Feb - News Shopper - Crystal Palace prepares for big day

28 Jan - Tri 24/7 - Crystal Palace Triathlon - entries now open

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Lucozade Sport nutrition advice
- Nutrition and hydration advice and online discount from Lucozade Sport (PDF 73Kb)

20% discount available on Lucozade Sport

For Goodness Shakes nutrition advice
- Exercise nutrition made easy (PDF 483Kb)
- Do More, 40% more (PDF 900Kb)

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Pre and post race massage
CPSICWe 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 pre- and post-race massage, but if you have any injury concerns before then please call the Centre on 020 8778 9050 to arrange an appointment.

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Free bike check-ups
Simon's Service CentreSimon's Service Centre are offering technical support on the day of the event through free check-ups on participants’ bikes before the triathlon takes off and on-site technical assistance throughout the day.

If you need your bike servicing before the event please contact Simon's Service Centre on 07880 715100 or 07788 724307.

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ProSport PhotosProSport Photos will again be taking photographs on race day. You will be able to view and order your images online after the event.

Junior event photography
Crystal Palace Triathletes does not want to prevent parents/carers or other spectators being able to take legitimate photographs or video footage of competitors. However, there is evidence that certain individuals will visit sporting events to take inappropriate photographs or video footage of children/young people. As a Club and a race organiser, it is essential that we should be vigilant about this possibility.

CPT will therefore, for the purposes of our event on 31 May 2009, have in place registration for those wishing to take photographs or video footage of children/young people. Please read the attached guidelines, complete the permit request form and bring to Registration with you on the day of the race, where an identification pass will be issued giving an individual the authority to take photographs or video footage of children/young people at the Crystal Palace Triathlon.

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Exclusive Zone3 wetsuit and race suits available on Race Day!

Zone3 logoZone3 is a new exciting British brand created exclusively for triathlon. The brand has been developed by elite triathlete James Lock. Researched and formulated whilst at Loughborough University, Zone3 offers exceptional high performance racing wear designed to increase speed, enhance overall appearance and improve comfort.

See for more information.

As an added benefit anybody who wants to buy any Zone3 products in advance and wants to collect them on race day will receive a FREE visor and wetsuit bag. Just quote 'CP TRI' when ordering over the phone.

27 May 2009 - Zone3 offers top spec tri suit as prize at Crystal Palace Triathlon this Sunday. Please see press release for full details. Back to top

Discounted cycle insurance

ETA cycle insuranceThe ETA is currently offering all Crystal Palace Triathlon competitors a 10% discount off comprehensive cycle insurance. With ETA cycle insurance you can be sure you’ll have the best level of cover and also you’ll be donating to our ongoing sustainable transport campaigning.

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Useful links and advice

Liven up those summer months and get stuck into your next challenge!  Age Concern and Help the Aged are looking for individuals and teams to take part in London's premier triathlon - the Mazda London Triathlon taking place on the 1st and 2nd August 2009.  Only a few remaining places available.  Call 020 7239 1922 to secure your place and raise vital funds for older people across the UK.  Deadline for entries is 1st June. 

If you have any queries about the race then please contact us and we will respond as quickly as we can.

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Thank you to our partners and sponsors. Please visit their websites -


Lucozade Sport        TriSport Coaching

Bikefood        CPSIC


For Goodness Shakes    Jambusters



ETA cycle insurance      Tesco


London Borough of Bromley       Enterprise - better travel choices


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Bikefood water bottle exchangeOld for new, its the Bikefood waterbottle exchange

Send Bikefood your old waterbottle and they'll exchange it for a brand new Bikefood 750ml bottle (rrp £4).

This is the Bikefood bottle exchange:
- You post us your old bottle along with your contact details
- We send you a free bottle
- We cover the postage
- We recycle the old bottle responsibly.

Visit their website for full details.



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StuWeb timingThis year's race timing will be provided by StuWeb.




We are using EntryCentral for our online entry.



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