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Course records

Post-2011 (run course change)

Fastest overall time
1:04:07 - 2011

Fastest 750m swim split
08:49 - 2011

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

Fastest 5k run split
16:36 2011

Pre-2011 (short run)

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

Fastest run split
15:15 - 2009

Crystal Palace Triathlon - Sunday 19 May 2013

Latest news

31 May - More photos taken by members and supporters
23 May - Age group winners and presentation photographs
19 May - Photos from our official race photographer already available
19 May - We'd love to hear your feedback about our event.
19 May - Results have been posted on StuWeb's website.
17 May - Amendment regarding race numbers, labels and timing chips
4 May - Start times now available.
4 May - Race information now available
2 May - Discount from Yum Yum
12 Apr - The Crystal Palace Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic are offering a 50% sports massage discount + free stretching plan
21 Mar - The Running School offer a Free Running Technique Analysis (open to all competitors - aged 8+)
16 Mar - Enter Love Yellow's competition to win a set of four Zen Cyclist mugs
10 Mar - Insure your bike with ETA, including cover when competing in triathlons
17 Feb - Cadence Cycling Performance Centre want to improve your cycling performance


We'd love to hear what you thought about our race. Please contact us with any comments or feedback.

A few comments so far:

"It was my debut triathlon so I approached with slight trepidation. However, I was fully put at ease by the outstanding event organisation and the enthusiasm, hospitality and cheerful nature of all the marshals. Please pass on thanks".

"Fantastically well run event today. Many thanks to all the volunteers".

"Thanks to you and the rest of the team for today's event. It was fantastic. It was my first tri so I've no comparison, but I've done a few big running races before and this was head and shoulders better than them. I'll definitely be back again next year. (When does registration open?!). Please pass on my thanks to all".

"What a great event, so well organised and everyone so friendly. My son had not done anything like this and he had a great time and now just wants to know when he can do it all again!"

"My son had a great time today, as did we all as spectators. He has raced in many events over the past couple of years and today was possibly his best race experience".

"Excellent event, had a great time. Really, really well organised. Thanks and looking forward to next year"

"Very well organised, marshalls were brilliant and a great atmosphere. If you could just flatten out that hill a bit it would be perfect......;-)"

Age group winners

1st place honours went to SLH Tri Club with Gary Laybourne (1st 30-39) in 1:06:06 and Rachel Coe-O’Brien (1st 22-29) in 1:12:53.

2nd place went to Crystal Palace Triathletes with Rob Parry (2nd 30-39) in 1:06:51 and Susan Fairfax (1st 30-39) in 1:13:39.

3rd place went to Richard Evans (1st 40+) from Metropolitan Police Triathlon Club in 1:07:31 and Ellen Greaves (2nd 22-29) from London Fields Triathlon Club in 1:13:47.

CPT Race 2013 - Winners

Other honours went to:

17-21 1st Matt Kane, East Essex Tri and Bridget Langford, Immediate Media

22-29 1st Richard Curling, Ful-on-Tri; 2nd .James Buckley, R M Tri; 3rd Daniel Augello, TriLondon and Janet Hall, Windrush Triathlon Club

CPT Race 2013 winners

30-39 2nd Sarah Allen, London Fields Triathlon Club, 3rd Stuart Pearce and Andrea Allocco, TriLondon

40+ 1st Madelaine Lee-Smith, 2nd Gary Peters, Dorking & Mole Valley A.C. and Sally Mortleman, 7Oaks Tri, 3rd Guy Holbrow, London Fields Tri Club and Kim Moss, 7Oaks Tri

50+ 1st Greg Lewis, Crystal Palace Triathletes and Olivia Hetreed, Tri London; 2nd John Griffin, TriLondon and Jane Hinne, Greenwich Tritons; 3rd Stephen Searby, 7Oaks Tri

Greg Lewis, 50+ winner - CPT Race 2013

60+ 1st Jim Phelan, Blackheath & Bromley

In the Youth and TriStar races the winners were:

Youth (15/16y): 1st Alex Yee, Crystal Palace Triathletes and Isobel Chant, Thames Turbo; 2nd Jack Ryan, Crystal Palace Triathletes and Hollie Hindley, Optima Racing Team; 3rd Archie Molesworth-St.Aubyn, Optima Racing Team and Jessica Wenlock, Thames Turbo

Youth winners - CPT Race 2013

Tristar 3 (13/14y): 1st James Wakefield and Melanie Hall, Hillingdon Triathletes; 2nd Isaac Costley, Hackney Aquatics Club and Jemima Walker, Discovery Tri; 3rd Michael Eagling, Crystal Palace Triathletes and Elle Horsman, Crystal Palace Triathletes

Winners TriStar 3 - CPT Race 2013

Tristar 2 (11/12y): 1st Zak Wort and Freya Thomson, Thames Turbo; 2nd Kieran Desmond, Thames Turbo and Emily Blount, Chapel Tri; 3rd Samuel Painter and Imogen Meers

TriStar 2 winners - CPT Race 2013

Tristar 1 (9/10y): 1st Mack Downey, Thames Turbo and Ciara Blount, Chapel Tri; 2nd Benjamin Cumberland, Vale Tridents and Alexandra Fisker-van Veen, Crystal Palace Triathletes; 3rd Luke Thompson and Katie Painter

TriStar 1 winners - CPT Race 2013

Tristarts (8y): 1st Elliott Dodds and Lily Meers; 2nd Christopher Chilton and Abbie Bottle; 3rd Noah Sareen and Pearl Pickering

TriStart winners - CPT Race 2013

Race results

Results can be found on StuWeb's website.

Congratulations to everyone who took part. Winners and race report will appear here soon.

Race photography

ProSport PhotosVery quick work from our official race photographer, Graham Russell, who shot over 3,300 images, has been through them all to identify numbers where he can and already uploaded them for you to view, enjoy and purchase. Please visit the Crystal Palace Triathlon Photo Gallery on Graham's ProSport website to view the images.

Please do not use photographs from Graham's website without purchasing. Photos marked 'PROOF' should not be used on Facebook or elsewhere.

Photographs taken by our members can also be viewed on Flickr:

Age group prizes

1st, 2nd and 3rd in categories with >20 entries
1st and 2nd in categories with 10-20 entries
1st only where in categories with >10 entries

Presentations were 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.

Please contact us for details of where to send your cheque.

Swim times and race numbers

Start times cannot be changed, so please don't ask!

Please make sure you read the relevant race information for your race below.

We have had a lot of queries about start times and whether you are swimming with others of a similar speed. The estimated swim time list has been republished so you can check. If your name is highlighted in green your swim time wasn't confirmed and if you are highlighted in red you didn't give an estimated time.

All documents are in PDF format

Please note it is now too late to offer a refund or transfer entries. Entries cannot be deferred until next year.

Contact us if you have any race day queries.

Ages and race distances

The swim takes place in the 50m National Sports Centre pool, with cycle laps on a closed circuit within the park then run laps around the park, finishing in the renowned athletics stadium.

Age as of 31 December 2013

Full sprint - age 17+ on 31 December 2013
750m swim - 15 lengths in 50m pool
20km bike - 9 laps of closed road circuit in park
5km run - 2 laps in park

Race entry: £36

TriStart - 8 years
50m swim (25m training pool)
1k cycle
600m run

TriStar 1 - 9-10 years
150m swim (25m training pool)
4k - 2 x 2k cycle laps*
1.2k run

TriStar 2 - 11-12 years
200m swim (50m pool)
6k - 3 x 2k cycle laps
1.8k run

TriStar 3 - 13-14 years
300m swim (50m pool)
8k - 4 x 2k cycle laps
2.4k run

Youths - 15-16 years
350m swim (50m pool)
11k - 5 x 2.2k cycle laps
2.5k run

Race entry: £16 TriStart, TriStar 1-3 / Youths - £23

* The laps on the bike course are tough as it involves climbing the hill twice and descending twice at the other side of the park. Please ensure your child is confident and able to complete the course before entering them.

See our refund/withdrawal policy below.

Race information

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

Sprint race
Race numbers, stickers and timing chips
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.

Please note Youth and TriStar 3, 2, 1 and TriStart start times are approximate as they are subject to the adult sprint race finishing without any delays.

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.

It is not possible to defer entries to next year's event.

Contact us if you need to withdraw your entry.

In the news

Pre and post race massage + discount offer

CPSICWe are delighted that the Crystal Palace Sports Injury Centre is continuing their support of our triathlon.

CPSIC has over 20 years experience resolving sports injuries.

If you have an injury we are able to provide access to:

  • Chartered Physiotherapists, who will assess, treat and aim to cure your pain

  • Experienced Podiatrists who can evaluate your footwear and prescribe you with orthotics (insoles) to reduce your risk of injury

  • Sports Massage Therapists who can help you manage any muscular soreness or problematic tightness

As part of our sponsorship of the 2013 Crystal Palace Triathlon during April and May we are offering:

50% OFF a comprehensive 60 minute sports massage
+ a FREE Stretching Plan

To redeem this offer please quote code CPT50 on booking.

What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage involves the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments using a specific form of massage.

What are the benefits of sports massage?

- Improves circulation
- Helps with injury healing
- Assists in preparation for sport
- Assists in recovery after sport
- Reduces pain
- Relaxes muscles
- Increases muscle length (flexibility)
- Improves circulation

CONTACT US NOW on 020 8778 9050 or to book your sports massage or for further information and FREE advice.

CPSIC on twitterThey will also be on hand at the event for post-race massage.

Useful links and advice

Our privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Crystal Palace Triathlon uses and protects any information that you give us when you enter our race.

The Crystal Palace Triathlon is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when you enter our race, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Crystal Palace Triathlon complies with the requirements set out in the Data Protection Act 1998. You can obtain further information about the Data Protection Act 1998 by visiting the Information Commissioner's website.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1 January 2013.

What we collect
We collect the following information:

  • Name, Address, Date of Birth
  • Contact information including email address

We require this information to:

  • contact you with regards to your race entry.
  • distribute our email notifications.
  • periodically send promotional mail or emails about relevant special offers or events.

Sharing of Information
The Crystal Palace Triathlon does not sell, share or rent any personal information or data supplied by you to a third party.

Questions, Comments and Complaints
If you have any concerns regarding our Privacy Policy then you can contact us by email.

Our race sponsors CPSIC Zone3 Blue Door Bicycles The Altitude Centre SwimForTri GLL SwimTrek Schwalbe TriTogether

Find out more about our sponsors and the prizes they are offering

Yum Yum Xtreme

Yum Yum XtremeXTREME Ultra Hi Carb Energy Bars offer a convenient way to get that essential extra energy you need before,during and after your adventure.

Their multi-stage formula helps feed your body two types of energy.
◦Simple Carbohydrates such as fruit or chocolate give an immediate energy source
◦Complex Carbohydrates such as oats and puffed rice give slow release energy

Yum Yum are offering all CPT entrants and members a 35% discount if they use the code CRYSTALPALACE35 before the end of August 2013 for orders made over the website.

The Running School

The Running School

The Running School teaches adults, athletes and children efficient and effective running biomechanics, balance and helps them to get faster. Our coaching protocols include all the key technical factors involved with running more efficiently, remaining injury-free and running faster. Overall we ensure that through running, individuals live a more active lifestyle, increasing their enjoyment from sport while remaining fit and healthy.

Many Triathletes find it difficult to improve their efficiency and speed after injury. This is where we can help.

We are offering a Free Running Technique Analysis for all taking part in the Crystal Palace Triathlon 2013 (open to all competitors - aged 8+). In your 30 minute taster session, we will film you running from various angles, slow the process down and show you which weaknesses are affecting your technique and what you can do to improve your running efficiency, decrease your risk of injury and increase your speed.

Use the code - CPT2013 - to claim your session.

The Running School are also offering two lucky triathletes the chance to win a Running School technique session package (valued at £260 each).

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Lisa Collins - artist

Lisa creates bespoke pieces of artwork, mainly for individual clients, specialising in portraits, characters, quirky stuff and comic-style narratives.

Lisa created the designs for our race t-shirts in 2011 and 2012 and will be designing a new one for 2013.

Find out more about Lisa, her work, exhibitions and view her online portfolio. Visit Lisa's website.

Love Yellow

Love YellowLove Yellow design cycling related t-shirts, prints & cards to make you smile.

Love Yellow are providing the following prizes:
2 x Zen Cyclist t-shirts,
2 x Campagnolo Spanner t-shirts and
2 x Stripy Girl t-shirts as prizes.

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Enter the Love Yellow competition

Click on the image to find out more

Cycling Jewellery

Cycling JewelleryCycling Jewellery design and handcraft items inspired by the past, present and future of cycling. All items are made entirely in the UK.

Cycling Jewellery are offering two prizes of a pair of sterling silver cufflinks and a sterling silver pendant and chain, both will be individually designed and created with the Crystal Palace Triathlon as inspiration.

New followers on twitter will receive a thank you 10% discount code to use on their website, so it’s worth a follow!

Cycling Jewellery on twitter

Cadence Cycling Performance

Improving cycling performance from Crystal Palace Tri Cadence Cycling Performance Centre

To celebrate the forthcoming Crystal Palace Triathlon, CPT have secured special discounts from Cadence Cycling Performance Centre to help you optimise your performance on the bike:

A bike fit from £85

Cadence bike fitOne of the fastest ways of improving your performance on the bike is through a specialist bike fit. Cadence are offering 15% off our standard prices for mid-week fits and 5% off for bike fits over the weekend. Ensure you have an efficient and maintainable biomechanical platform for your upcoming races. Our tri-bike specific fits are aimed at eliminating all the usual postural issues associated with a tri bar based position.  Or, set up your road bike with a set of tr-ibars to create a more aerodynamic profile for medium and long distance events. This fit is designed to give you an extra, more aerodynamic position, whilst maintaining the versatility of a standard road bike.

Prices are £150 for a Retul bike fit, £110 for a Tri/TT fit and £100 for a Dynamic fit. Everyone on the Crystal Palace Triathlon mailing list receives a 5-15% discount off these prices. Quote discount code CPT13 when you book. Book online or call us on 020 86768825 (open 11am – 8pm Mon-Fri and 8am to 6pm weekends).

Improve your power on the bike with a Pedal Stroke Analysis

Cadence pedal stroke analysisCorrect pedalling style is one sure way to maximise your performance on the bike. Our amazing Spin Scan technology  will help identify left and right leg discrepancies and then provide guidance on how to correct these to optimise performance.

Find out more about pedal stroke analysis.

Normally a diagnostic session costs £90 but if you book a midweek session you receive a 15% discount. Book online or call us on 020 86768825 (open 11am – 8pm Mon-Fri and 8am to 6pm weekends)

Cadence FREE coaching assessmentFREE Initial Coaching Assessment

Have you ever wondered if having your own personal coach is going to help you get that bit extra out of yourself. Then book a FREE session with one of our coaches to find out if it will work for you.

Find our more about a FREE initial coaching assessment.

Cadence fitness assessmentFull fitness assessment for £199 (normally £250)

We are offering a limited number of our full fitness assessments at a special discount. Have your heart rate zones accurately defined, check if you are a sugar or fat burner and how best to manage your training to optimise performance. To book call us on 020 86768825 (open 11am – 8pm Mon-Fri and 8am to 6pm weekends).

Find out more about our fitness assessment services.

A custom-size Carbon Frame from £1450

That's right - you could have a full custom-sized carbon frame  for a lot less than you would think – and delivered as quickly as 4 weeks from order.

Check out our unique Custom bike process.

Pop in for an initial consultation to see the options. Again, as someone on the Crystal Palace Triathlon distribution list you receive 15% off our standard prices for orders placed in February 2013.

Join our mailing list and pick up a FREE 75ml water bottle (worth £3.95)

Limited to the first 100 new subscribers to our mailing list. Pick your bottle up in-store.

Subscribe now. Get discounts and invites to selected events.

Cadence offers a range of other services. Visit our cyclists’ café, see our range of specialist performance saddles, join one of our regular Saturday rides, take a ride in the Alps on one of our virtual reality turbo trainers.


Cadence Performance Ltd
2a Anerley Hill
London SE20 2AA
Tel 020 86768825

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SwimTrekSwimTrek 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. Theyalso 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.

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Zone 3

Zone 3Zone3, the British wetsuit brand, are once again sponsoring the Crystal Palace Triathlon, and have supported us for many years.

Zone3 is one of the first British owned Triathlon brands and since 2008 has developed an unparalleled reputation for producing high quality, performance products at an affordable price.  Whether you are an eliteleading out the field or training for your first triathlon, Zone3 has the formula to get you the best results.

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SchwalbeSchwalbe brand bicycle tyres can be found from the USA to Australia and Japan to South Africa. In Europe we are the market leaders. We believe there are two reasons for this success:

Firstly - We are tyre fanatics, absolutely specialising in bicycles and for some years also in wheelchairs.

Secondly - Our tyres can’t be found everywhere, but exclusively in the specialised trade because to our mind, qualified advice and good service are a must.
And we know- Only the specialised trade can ensure both.

Schwalbe will be providing prizes for the age-group winners as well as spot prizes to be given out during the day.

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The Altitude Centre

The Altitude CentreThe Altitude Centre is the UK's number one altitude training specialist. If you are an individual, whether an elite athlete or amateur wanting to improve your performance or health and well being, The Altitude Centre offers running and cycling training at approx. 2,700m in our brand new state of the art facility.

The Altitude Centre will be providing a number of Follow The Altitude Centre on Facebookgenerous altitude training prizes. 

Blue Door Bicycles

Blue Door BicyclesBlue Door Bicycles will be 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 9767and don't forget to mention that you Follow Blue Door Bicycles on Facebookare competing in the Crystal Palace Triathlon.


EnduraEndura is the largest brand of cycle clothing in the UK with a range that spans MTB, road and commuter clothing.

Endura are once again supporting our race by providing spot prizes that will be given out on the day.


TrigirlTrigirl triathlon clothing is packed with innovative features that only a female designer and triathlete would consider. Flattering styles, vibrant colours, confidence-inspiring fit and comfort. As well as being able to purchase kit through their website, there is also lots of female specific kit advice and training information.

Trigirl will providing prizes for the female age-group winners.

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CherryActiveCherryActive is the largest supplier of Montmorency Cherry concentrate and capsules in the UK, With no added sugar, sweeteners, preservatives, flavourings or colourings CherryActive if taken regularly help to reduce exercise-induced soreness and promote rapid recovery. Montmorency cherries, a natural source of melatonin is well documented to help improve sleep quality.

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The Bridge Triathlon

The Bridge TriathlonThe Bridge Triathlon offers a number of race distances, including SuperSprint, Sprint, Standard and, new for 2013 an Aqua Bike event, all taking place on Sunday 23 June. Entries are limited to 400 but one lucky Crystal Palace Triathlon entrant will win a place in a distance of their choice.

Tri Together 2013 - Sunday 1 September

Winner of the Triathlon London Professional Event of the Year, Tri Together is a series of triathlons open to disabled and non-disabled people and are ideal for everyone from the complete beginner to the seasoned triathlete. Taking place at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on Sunday 1st September, take part on your own, in relay teams of twos or three or get the whole family involved with junior triathlon races open to those aged eight and over!

Beginners will be supported all the way to the finish line with training programmes, taster training sessions and opportunities to try alternative cycles and racing wheelchairs.

For more information or to register online, visit the Tri Together website or text TRI to 80878* ( *standard rates apply).

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Tri Together are giving two adult entries and one junior entry as prizes at this year's Crystal Palace Triathlon.

As supporters of the Crystal Palace Triathlon, TriTogether would like to offer those who missed out on a place at one of the Crystal Palace Triathlon novice training days an opportunity to attend their free taster sessions for beginners. Please see details and in their flyer (pdf).

ETA cycle insurance

ETA Cycle Insurance

Triathlon cover
Your bike is covered for theft, accidental damage and vandalism including during triathlon events. Furthermore, your bike is covered against theft when it is left in transition. The bike does not need to be locked whilst in transition as long as the area is supervised by a marshal.

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