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CPT members

All CPT adult members and parents/guardians of junior members are required to marshal at the Crystal Palace Triathlon.

Only adult members who joined CPT in 2015 and have not previously raced as a Club member are able to compete in the 2016 race.

Thanks to our sponsors:


Zone 3

Crystal Palace Physio Group

Blue Door Bicycles

Schwalbe Tyres

Yellow Jersey

Cadence Cycling Performance





Generation UCAN

Endurance Conspiracy

Lucho Dillitos

safesport ID

The Osteopath

Inessence Wellbeing

Crystal Palace Triathlon

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Ribble Cycles

Yellow Jersey

Triathlon England Membership

Course records

Post-2011 (run course change)

Fastest overall time
1:02:26 - 2016

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

British Triathlon event permit

Crystal Palace Triathlon - Sunday 15 May 2016

Crystal Palace Triathlon


Race photography

Official photographs from our race are now online and available to purchase from ProSport Photos.

Graham has been very busy while everyone else has been enjoying some post-race R&R, cataloging and identifying athletes nearly 5000 images. Please do not 'steal' his images. You can order printed or digital photos to keep as a souvenir of your day, please do not use photographs from Graham's website without purchasing. Photos marked 'PROOF' should not be used on Facebook or elsewhere.

Search using your race number. Hope you find some great shots of you in action!

Competitors in action at the 2016 Crystal Palace Triathlon - Copyright - ProSports Photography

We have also published a selection of photographs on our Facebook page. Please feel free to share and tag yourselves!

We've also uploaded a selection of images, including some of the age group and junior/Tristar winners to Flickr.

Crystal Palace Triathlon 2016


Age group trophies

Presentations were made as soon as possible after each event, once times and laps had been checked and verified.

If you were unable to stay to collect your trophy you will need to pay £3.50 P&P for us to mail to you.

Please contact us for details of where to send your cheque or to make a bank transfer.

M20-29 - 1st Max Wolke, Clapham Chasers, 2nd Patrick Wightman and 3rd Mike Dowds, Crystal Palace Triathletes
F20-29 - 1st Hannah Ewens, Crystal Palace Triathletes; 2nd Sarah McDade, Thames Valley Triathletes and 3rd Emma Walker, Manchester Triathlon Club
M30-39 – Chris Whitcombe, 2nd Andrew Greenleaf, Serpentine and 3rd Gary Laybourne,London Harriers
F30-39 - 1st Amy Pritchard, Tri London, 2nd Christina Jenkins, Ful-on Tri and 3rd Rebecca Goodwin, Windrush Triathlon Club
M40-49 - 1st Graham Little, 2nd Hugo Smuts and 3rd Alex Elferink and Serpentine Running Club
F40-49 -1st Suse Fairfax, Crystal Palace Triathletes; 2nd Gesine Junker, Windrush Triathlon Club and 3rd Lucy Till, Clapham Chasers
M50-59 - 1st Greg Lewis, 2nd Jon Horsman and 3rd Jeremy Purnell all Crystal Palace Triathletes
F50-59 - 1st Ruth Hutton, South London Harriers, 2nd Sally Redfern and 3rd Judith Crichton, London Fields Triathlon Club
M60+* - 1st Jim Phelan, Blackheath and Bromley Harriers Tri Club, 2nd Michael Holden, Comet Triathlon Club and 3rd Roger Harris, Bromley Veterans AC
M70+* - 1st Andrew MacAlpine
F70+* - 1st Sandra Eder
Junior M - 1st Oskar de Schynkel, Optima Racing Team, 2nd Billy Kelly, Ealing Triathletes and 3rd Louis Spurgin
Junior F - 1st Ruby Wyborn, Thames Turbo Triathlon Club, 2nd Lucy Marchant and 3rd Phoebe Cooper
Youth M - 1st Michael Eagling, Crystal Palace Triathletes, 2nd Zac Purnell, Crystal Palace Triathletes and 3rd Tom Simpson, Greenwich Tritons
Youth F - 1st Sinead Clark, East Essex Tri Club, 2nd Lilly Gibbs, Medway Tri and 3rd Elle Horsman, Crystal Palace Triathletes
TS3 M - 1st Jacob Patterson, Optima Racing Team, 2nd Hamish Reilly, Ocean Lake Tri and 3rd Matyas Sinko
TS3 F - 1st Ella Peters, Jetstream Tri Club, 2nd Katie Painer, Medway Tri and 3rd Jessica Mayer
TS2 M - 1st Christo Chilton, Crystal Palace Triathletes, 2nd Jake Borrett, Cambridge Triathlon Club and 3rd Oliver Horne, Medway Tri
TS2 F - 1st Hannah Mitchell, Medway Tri, 2nd Cerys Howells, Thames Turbo Triathlon Club and 3rd Maisie Jensen, Comet Triathlon Club
TS1 M - 1st Theo Treadwell, Greenwich Tritons, 2nd Christian Pauling and 3rd Oscar Bustamente, Thames Turbo Triathlon Club
TS1 F - 1st Lauren Mitchell, Medway Tri, 2nd Sophie Desmond and 3rd Madison Emment
TS M - 1st Alexander Mcguigan, Crystal Palace Triathletes, 2nd George O'Reilly, Thames Turbo Triathlon Club and 3rd Leopold Ducomble
TS F - 1st Madison Naomi Klanga, Greenwich Tritons, 2nd Alesha Tugwell, Thames Turbo Triathlon Club and 3rd Raffaella Vignoli

* <10 entries, 1st place only awarded


New course record

Congratulations to the winner of yesterday's race, Chris Whitcombe, who broke the course record, set in 2011, with a time of 1:02:26. Andy Greenleaf from Serpentine Tri Club, who was second, also broke the previous course record! Great racing!


Race results

Congratulations to everyone who completed our race today.

Provisional results are now available on the StuWeb website. If you have any queries about your times please complete their online query form.

We would love to hear from you with any feedback you have on our race.

A few items of lost property have been collected. Please contact us and we'll try to reunite you.


British Triathlon day membership

British Triathlon day membership was included in your entry fee, if you have received an email with a copy of the day membership there is nothing further to pay. You do not need to print the day membership and bring it with you.

If you are a fully paid up Home Nations member you will get a refund (£3 for adults and £1 for juniors) on production of a valid membership card when your register.


Race information, start times and race numbers now availableRace information, start times and race numbers are now available (in PDF format). Please read the relevant documents for your race.

Race numbers and timing chips are collected on the day, we do not send anything out in the post.

We are unable to make changes to start times, but if there are any errors with name or club affiliation, please let us know.

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


Start times, race numbers and race information packs

Race information and start times are now available in PDF format. Please read the relevant documents for your race.

We are unable to make changes to start times, but if there are any errors with name or club affiliation, please let us know.

If you have any queries please contact us.

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

Sprint race
Start times and race numbers
Competitor information
Course summary
Kit checklist
Sprint race briefing

Parking permit

Junior race
Junior/Youth information (Juniors participating in the London Series) / Race numbers / Course summary

TriStar 3 information / Race numbers / Course summary
TriStar 2 information / Race numbers / Course summary
TriStar 1 information / Race numbers / Course summary
TriStart information / Race numbers / Course summary

Parking permit

Spectator information
Parking permit

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.

Full sprint - age 17+ on 31 December 2016
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: £42

Ages as of 31 December 2016. This is a British Triathlon rule and we cannot make any exceptions. Juniors must race in the TriStar group relevant to their date of birth.

TriStart - 8 years
50m swim (25m training pool)
approx 800m cycle
approx 400m run
New course for 2016 TBC

Race entry: £15

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

Juniors - 17-19 years
350m swim (50m pool)
11k - 5 x 2.2k cycle laps
2.5k run
This category has been added for the purposes of the London Series. Juniors wishing to qualify for the London Series should enter this distance. Other juniors can enter the full Sprint race and compete in the Under-24 age group.

Race entry: TriStar 1-3 £18 / Youths / Juniors - £25

* The laps on the bike course are tough as it involves climbing the hill multiple times and descending 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.

Refund / withdrawal policy

  • 4 months - 1 month - £20.00 refund (juniors £8.00 /youths £10.00)
  • 1 month - 2 weeks - No refund but entry will be transferable if you provide full details of who you want to transfer your place to as we are not operating a waiting list
  • Less than 2 weeks - No refund and entry not transferable
  • Entries cannot be deferred until next year

Contact us if you need to withdraw your entry.

Race photography

ProSport Photos ProSport Photos will once again be taking photographs at this year's race.

Please do not 'steal' copyrighted images from photography websites. You can order printed or digital photos to keep as a souvenir of your day. Photos marked 'PROOF' should not be used on Facebook or elsewhere.

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 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.

Pre and post race massage

Crystal Palace Physio GroupWe are delighted that the Crystal Palace Physio Group is continuing their support of our triathlon.

CPPG 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

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 to book your sports massage or for further information and free advice.

Follow the CPPG on FacebookCPSIC 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.

We will provide the British Triathlon Federation (BTF) with race results for the purpose of providing membership services only and for the compilation of anonymised statistical information.

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

Triathlon England membership and member refunds

Triathlon England MembershipJoin Triathlon England today to benefit from their exclusive membership package.

  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Accident Legal Service
  • Reduced race entry
  • No day licence fees

Triathlon England (or Home nations) refunds


Find out more about our sponsors


BloodwiseBloodwise, We are Bloodwise (the new name for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research), your UK blood cancer charity. We improve the lives of blood cancer patients with cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma because we believe everyone should be able to live their life to the full. Visit our website for more information.

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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.

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

Yellow Jersey Insurance

Yellow Jersey InsuranceYellow Jersey Insurance is committed to protecting you, your kit and your much loved bike. Our products are designed by triathletes who understand your specific needs, enabling us to provide you with the specialist cover that you need. With Yellow Jersey, you’re covered.

Yellow Jersey offers you
+ Cover for multiple bikes all on one policy
+ Innovative benefits as standard
+ Home Insurance tailored just for cyclists
+ Complete personal accident management

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Cadence Cycling Performance

Cadence Cycling PerformanceCadence Cyclng Performance has one aim in mind and that is to improve its customers performance on the bike.

Cadence are supporting our race by providing spot prizes to be given out on the day.

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KitbrixKitbrix intelligently designed military grade strength, this easy use sports organiser maximises training time and reduces stress of training, kit storage and planning. Find your kit easily and quickly to train more… #keepittogether.

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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 to be given out on the day.

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Swim For Tri

Swim For TriSwim For Tri, based in London but now coaching across the UK, is a swim technique and coaching concept brought to you by the brother and sister team of Dan and Keeley Bullock. The team share over 30 years experience of competitive swimming, coaching, teaching swim lessons and direct involvement with the sport of Triathlon and Openwater racing as competitors and Coaches.

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Generation UCAN

Generation UCANGeneration UCAN, is healthy sports nutrition that delivers steady energy and allows you to burn more fat for fuel during exercise. The energy source in UCAN's drink mix is a slow-burning complex carbohydrate called SUPERSTARCH (derived from non-GMO corn starch) that offers several scientifically validated benefits over sugar-based sports drinks, energy gels, and high carbohydrate foods.


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Endurance Conspiracy

Generation UCANEndurance Conspiracy, is an athlete owned and managed company inspired by and built around the outdoors & endurance sports culture. We consider EC to be more than just a brand – we’re a laid-back lifestyle...with soul.

We make stuff for people who enjoy getting outside, who line up to do battle on the weekends, cyclists, runners, triathletes, surfers, adventurers, and everyone else in search of something that looks good and represents what they're about.

We embrace the casual aspect of doing it just for the sake of doing it – climbing the hill just because it’s there, riding the wave - whether anyone is there to take a picture or not, and pushing ourselves to the limit because we needed to know what lies beyond.

We are purveyors of fun.

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Lucho Dillitos

Lucho DillitosLucho Dillitos - if you are looking for a natural, tasty alternative to modern sports nutrition, you've found it!

Bocadillos are Colombia’s original energy bar. For generations Colombian cyclists have been adding 1 or 2 bocadillos into their jersey pockets before they go for a ride. Now, thanks to Lucho Dillitos, you too can experience the great taste of this natural energy source.

A Bar and Gel rolled into one, bocadillos are solid blocks made from only two natural ingredients, even the wrappers are natural, a dried leaf, and provide an energy boost to all athletes.

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safesport ID

safesport IDsafesport ID - Are a group of sport lovers who have developed products to help people in emergency situations.

Their mission is to raise awareness of the need to practice sports safely, always wearing an identifying bracelet that may speak for you in the event of an accident.

They want to make its use as natural as wearing a bicycle helmet and help people when they most need it.

All participants will receive a Safesport ID Gift Voucher in their race goody bag on Sunday 15 May.

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The Osteopath

The OsteopathThe Osteopath - Peter Schimke offers osteopathy and sports massage in the Crystal Palace, Primrose Hill and Balham areas, who firmly believe healthcare should be about the whole person and therefore takes an holistic approach when dealing with his clients.

Peter is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

Peter is helping the Crystal Palace Physio Group who are providing massages to competitors after our race.

Peter was walking through CP Park and noticed the signs giving advance notice of our race. He contacted us offering his services as he's local and was happy to support a local event.

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Inessence Wellbeing

Inessence WellbeingInessence Wellbeing - Natasja Prinsloo offers an holistic therapies practice based in London offering aromatherapy, massage and herbal medicine treatments.

Natasja a qualified Medical Herbalist and Massage Aromatherapist, member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalist (NIMH) as well as The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA).

Natasja is helping the Crystal Palace Physio Group who are providing massages to competitors after our race.

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