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Crystal Palace Triathlon

Crystal Palace Triathlon voted Triathlete’s World British Triathlon Event of the Year 2010

StuWeb timing

Ribble Cycles

Triathlon England Membership

Course records

Fastest 750m swim split
08:49 - 2011

Fastest 20k - 9 laps bike split
32:10 - 2011

Fastest 5k run split 2011

Fastest run split pre-2011
15:15 - 2009

Fastest overall time
59:38 - 2005
(Stephen Bayliss)

Watch videos from the 2010 Crystal Palace Triathlon on YouTube

Crystal Palace Triathlon - Sunday 20 May 2012

Crystal Palace Triathlon

Donation to the Jack Boericke Foundation

We have donated £1000 to the Jack Boericke Foundation from this year's race with a £1 donation from every entry and the saved monies from those who said ‘no’ to a t-shirt.

James Marler, the founder of the Foundation, sent a thank you message letting us know they are putting on an event in Battersea Park with members of Jack Boericke's school so the donation will go to good use.

2012 race winners

Men Senior
1. Matt Chapman, SLH Tri Club
2. Simon Truett,7Oaks Tri Club
3. Rowan O’Driscoll, Serpentine
Women Senior
1. Parys Edwards, Ful-on-Tri
2. Suse Fairfax, CPT
3. Katie Crowe, CPT
Men 40+
1. Robert Baker, Greenwich Tritons
2. Jon Horsman, CPT
3. Eoin O’Connell, Serpentine
Women 40+
1. Madelaine Lee-Smith
2. Zena Shean, East Essex Tri Club
3. Becky George,Exeter Tri Club
Men 50+
1. Tim Wort
2. John Griffin, Tri London
3. John Griffin
Women 50+
1. Olivia Hetreed, Tri London
2. Clare Wyngard
3. Penny Aitchison, Exeter Tri Club
Men Junior (17-19)
1. Wim Geberbauer, CPT
2. George Akerman
3. Chesleigh Hirst
Men Senior Para
1. Danny Green, RG Active Race Team
1. Marcus Francis, Optima Racing Team
2. Christian Gray, East Essex TC
3. Archie St.Aubyn, Optima Racing Team
1. Greta Sharp, CPT
2. Jessica Wenlock, Thames Turbo
3. Susan Fraser, Thames Turbo
TriStar 3
1. Alex Yee, CPT
2. Anthony Anderson, Thames Turbo
3. Nathan Eves
TriStar 3
1. Evangeline Foster
2. Isobel Chant, Thames Turbo
3. Melanie Hall, Hillingdon Triathletes
TriStar 2
1. Reef Boericke, Optima Racing Team
2. Nicholas Cowley-Andrea
3. Zak Wort, Optima Racing Team
TriStar 2
1. Sinead Clark, East Essex TC
2. Elle Horsman, CPT
3. Freya Thomson, Thames Turbo
TriStar 1
1. Oscar Cowley-Andrea
2. Jacob Patterson, Thames Turbo
3. Cameron Fraser, Thames Turbo
TriStar 1
1. Imogen Meers
2. Katie Painter
3. Zahra Chisholm, Thames Turbo
1. Joshua Solly
2. Jack Cook
3. Gethin Lindley
1. Lili Jenkins, CPT
2. Poppy Crawig-McFeely
3. Madelaine Sims

2012 race results

Congratulations to everyone who took part in today's race.

Results have been posted on StuWeb's website.

Race photographs are available on ProSportsPhotos website for browsing and purchasing. Graham took over 2,500 photographs so there should be a few of everyone on the bike and run.

As usual, we welcome your feedback, all comments good and bad help us put on a better race next year.

Thank you to all our sponsors for the prizes and spot prizes. GLL are offering all competitors a day gym membership at Crystal Palace. You just need to go to reception and tell them your name and race number, and the fact that you did the race, to gain entry. Photos of some of the spot prize winners and other pictures from the day are available in the slideshow below.

Our Club webmaster is going on holiday tomorrow so this page won't be updated until she comes back, sorry.

Engineering works London Bridge - Crystal Palace

If you are travelling by train on Sunday morning, please check the Southern website before starting your journey as there are planned engineering works and bus replacemento services on the London Bridge - Crystal Palace line.

Start times and race numbers

Please note we cannot change start times now that they have been allocated. It is also too late to request a refund or to transfer your place. We are unable to defer places to next year.

Start times and race numbers are available for the adults, with swimmers starting at 09:00 and the last swimmers going off just before 12:00. Details of Registration etc are given in the Race information below.

Tristar and Youth race numbers are available. Details of Registration and Race Briefings are given in the Race information below.

VO2 Cycling prize

VO2 CyclingThanks to VO2 Cycling, who are once again sponsoring the Crystal Palace Triathlon, one lucky competitor will have the chance to win a VO2 Performance bike top and shorts.

VO2 Cycling develop and build bikes for all types of riders, to the highest level and at affordable prices. Visit their website to find out more.

Zone3 prizes and wetsuit offer

Zone 3British wetsuit brand, Zone3 are once again sponsoring the Crystal Palace Triathlon by offering two lucky competitors the chance to win a Zone3 trisuit.

Zone3 have a new facility that they want to offer to all competitors together with an amazing wetsuit offer. As we all know, the growth of triathlon has created a boom in the number of novices or first time triathletes, with lots of you choosing the Crystal Palace Triathlon as your first race.

Zone3 recognise that buying a wetsuit can be a big investment for the first timer so they are offering you the opportunity to purchase a performance wetsuit ( The Advance) at the amazing price of just £99 + delivery. They would also like to highlight their new wetsuit hire division, where they have weekly, monthly and season long hires available at

if you would like to know more, please email or visit their website.

Retul 3D bike fitting from Vankru Performance Cycling

Vankru bike fittingFour lucky competitors in this year's race will win a Retul 3D bike fitting courtesy of Vankru Performance Cycling.

The fitting, worth £150.00, at the Vankru Bike Fit Studio in Southampton will help you into the best riding position possible.

Race information

5 May - Race information documents are now available.

Start times will be published later this week.

Documents are available in PDF format. Please read the relevant documents for your race.

Sprint race
Competitor information
Route maps / Go round the bike course in photos
Course summary
Kit checklist
Race briefing

Junior race
Youth / Course summary
TriStar 3 / Course summary
TriStar 2 / Course summary
TriStar 1 / Course summary
TriStart / Course summary

Junior photography permit

Spectator information
Guidelines and permit request form for photographing junior event

If you have any queries please contact us.

Blue Door Bicycles

Blue Door BicyclesBlue Door Bicycles are offering on-site technical assistance throughout the day for any last-minute emergencies. But, if you need your bike servicing before the event please contact Blue Door Bicycles on 020 8670 9767 and don't forget to mention that you are competing in the Crystal Palace Triathlon..

Refund / withdrawal policy

  • Up to 3 months - £25.00 refund (juniors/youths £8.00)
  • 3 months - 1 month - £15.00 refund (juniors/youths £5.00)
  • 1 month - 2 weeks - No refund but entry will be transferable
  • Less than 2 weeks - No refund and entry not transferable

Any refunds will be made after the deduction of the charges made by the credit card companies that are non-refundable.

Entries cannot be deferred until next year.

Trigirl discount for competitors

TriGirlTrigirl, the UK's only women's-specific triathlon clothing brand, and sponsors of the Crystal Palace Triathlon, are offering all competitors a 10% discount on all online clothing purchases.

Trigirl recently launched their 2012 range, including high-performance triathlon one-piece and two-piece suits for training and racing, matching accessories including race belts and cycling gloves and new for 2012, cycling tops and shorts.

Trigirl is the only triathlon brand in the UK specifically for women by women. Combining the world’s most innovative and cutting-edge fabrics and design, Trigirl is designed to fit, flatter, and perform; helping women achieve their best.

This code, TRGRL12FL, offers 10% discount on products from their webshop. Note the code is valid until October 2012, but cannot be used for training day bookings. Happy shopping!

Crystal Palace Sports Injury Clinic offers Injury Screening

CPSICCrystal Palace Sports Injury Centre are delighted to announce they have launched a new Injury Screening Service. This assessment is an hour long thorough screening of your whole body and is designed to highlight any problem areas which may lead to injuries in the future.

CPSIC 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.

SwimTrek sponsors Crystal Palace Triathlon 2012

SwimTrekSwimTrek are providing an amazing prize for one lucky adult entrant at this year's Crystal Palace Triathlon. They are giving us a UK weekend SwimTrek break for one person (to the value of £300) as one of our spot prizes, as well SwimTrek hoodlies, t-shirts and water bottles.

SwimTrek is the world's leading swimming holiday operator, running swimming tours, that are suitalbe for most standards of swimmers, to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Middle East and Northern Europe. They also do island or lake hopping following routes of cultural, historical and geographical significance. Pools are great for training, but nothing beats open water swimming holidays for fun, freedom and for a great feeling of achievement.

UK venues include the Norfolk Broads, the English lakes and the Western Lake District.

SwimTrek are launching a new tri and open water training tour in the islands of Gozo and Comino and the chance to take on the challenge of an iconic 5km crossing from Gozo to Malta. Please see their flyer for more details.

Suka Sport offer online discount

Suka sportAs part of their sponsorship of this year's Crystal Palace Triathlon, Suka Sport are offering all race entrants, those on the waiting list, and those who unfortunately didn't get a place, an online discount of 10% on their whole online range, plus free UK delivery.

Visit their website:
Use the following code at checkout: Crystal2012 

Suka Sport is an independent specialist sports boutique located on Beak Street in central London, provide the highest spec clothing, tailored to fit you, your style and your sport.

Jack Boericke Foundation

Jack BoerickeJack Boericke, who won the Youth category at the 2011 Crystal Palace Triathlon, tragically died in July at the age of 16.

The Jack Boericke Foundation has been set up to provide training and triathlon equipment and to offer the benefit of a structured and competitive team environment to young people who want to become involved with the sport of triathlon.

£1 from every entry to the 2012 Crystal Palace Triathlon will be donated to the Jack Boericke Foundation in Jack's memory.

Age group prizes

We award Male/Female 1st, 2nd and 3rd trophies for the following age-groups:

Junior (17-19); Open (20-39); Vet (40+); SuperVet (50+); Disabled; Youth; TriStar 3,2,1 and TriStart.

Presentations will be made as soon as possible after each event. If you are not present to collect your trophy you will need to pay £5.00 P&P in order for us to mail to you.

Race sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors and encourage you to visit their websites:

2012 sponsors CPSIC Zone 3 CherryActive Endura SwimTrek TriGirl Swim For Tri V02 Cycling suka - be the athlete The Bridge Triathlon Go to the Live on the Edge website Vankru website opens in new window Blue Door Bicycles

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.

Race photography

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.

Triathlon England membership

Triathlon England MembershipIf you have been considering joining Triathlon England but haven't got round to signing up yet, join before race day and you will receive a £3 refund on your entry. TriStar and Youth competitors will get a £1 refund.

Useful links and advice

Carbon neutral information and journey planner

Journey Planner

Carbon neutral race and using the journey planner
Since 2008 the annual Crystal Palace Triathlon has been carbon neutral and each year the club looks to ways in which it can reduce the environmental impact from putting on a top class race. In 2010 it was voted Triathlete’s World British Triathlon Event of the Year and the 2011 race will be run to the high environmental standards that you would expect for such a prestigious award.

After the race we will be looking at how we did on reducing our environmental impact, and you can support us with this. We will be asking all the competitors, marshals, organisers, and spectators to help us minimize the carbon footprint from the race. As organisers, we will be reducing, reusing and recycling as much as possible but it’s important to remember that the largest part of the footprint comes from people driving to the race. This year we are again partnering with Jambusters to operate a car share so people can share lifts to the race - the details are below - although we also want to give people the choice of coming to Crystal Palace without needing to take a car in the first place. That is why this year we are including details of the local buses, trains and trams that, on the day, can bring everybody to the park.

Wherever you live or wherever you are coming from, please plan your complete journey using the handy planner below and see if there is a car free option to getting to the race.

And if YOU can’t avoid coming by car – we know how much kit we all carry  – suggest to your wife, husband, kids, friends or neighbours that they should look at how they can get to the race without it!

Once there look out for the recycling and composting bins and help us run the race without it costing the earth – go on, be a good sport!

Journey Planner
  Zero Carbon Events

An article about our carbon neutral stance - Crystal Palace - the green triathlon appeared on the following websites: Tri 24/7 and PalaceMag.

Car share

Sharing your journey is a great way to reduce traffic to the Crystal Palace Triathlon 2012

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

  • help reduce CO2
  • reduce journey times
  • share fuel and parking costs
  • meet new people

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.

TriTogether Triathlon - 19 August


Following the success of the first annual Tri Together Triathlon in September 2011, we are delighted to announce the event will be taking place once again on Sunday 19 August.

Winners of the 220 Triathlon 'Race of the Year' (>500 entrants), shortlisted for the British Triathlon Event of the Year 2011 and Event Quality Mark Level 1 Accredited, Tri Together is a sprint distance triathlon for people of all ages and abilities to swim 400m, bike 15k and run 5k together. Take part on your own or in a relay team.

New for 2012, is the launch of a Junior Triathlon race open to 13-16 year olds and consists of a 300m swim, 8km bike, 2.4km run. Youths will also have the option to take part in the main sprint race.

To get £2 off the registration fee – please enter TriT2 as the discount code on the front registration page.

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