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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 2016 and have not previously raced as a Club member are able to compete in the 2017 race.

Thanks to our sponsors:


Zone 3

Crystal Palace Physio Group

Blue Door Bicycles

Schwalbe Tyres

Cadence Cycling Performance




Generation UCAN

Endurance Conspiracy

Crystal Palace Triathlon

Read about our 2016 race

Crystal Palace Triathlon: our best yet! (Tri 24/7)


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

Crystal Palace Triathlon - Sunday 14 May 2017

Crystal Palace Triathlon


Please check your estimated swim times

An email has been sent to all entrants asking to check your estimated swim times. Links to the estimated swim times have been provided in the email.

In order to make the swim as enjoyable as possible, we use your estimated swim time to allocate swim start times. This means you will be swimming with others of a similar speed, hopefully avoiding being swum over or having to stop to let faster swimmers past.

This is your last opportunity to review and amend the estimated swim time you gave on your entry form, especially if you didn't provide an accurate time or made a guestimate.

Amended swim times should be emailed to by Sunday 30 April.


The 2017 race is FULL and waiting lists are closed

All entry categories are FULL.

Please do not email to ask to be added to the waiting list.

Email - if you have any questions that aren't answered on our FAQs page.


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 2017
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: £45

Ages as of 31 December 2017. 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
Race entry: £15

TriStar 1 - 9-10 years
150m swim (25m training pool)
4k - 2 x 2k cycle laps*
1.2k run
Race entry: £20

TriStar 2 - 11-12 years
200m swim (50m pool)
6k - 3 x 2k cycle laps*
1.8k run
Race entry: £20

TriStar 3 - 13-14 years
300m swim (50m pool)
8k - 4 x 2k cycle laps
2.4k run
Race entry: £20

Youths - 15-16 years
350m swim (50m pool)
11k - 5 x 2.2k cycle laps
2.5k run
Race entry: £30

Juniors - 17-19 years
350m swim (50m pool)
11k - 5 x 2.2k cycle laps
2.5k run
Race entry: £30
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.

* 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 - 50% refund of entry fee paid (Adults £22.50, Youth/Junior £15, T3/T2/T1 £10, Tristart £7.50)
  • 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 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 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 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

All seniors (age 17+) will receive a £3 refund on production of a valid TE (or Home Nations) licence at Registration on race day. This applies to those taking part in the senior event. All juniors (age 8-16 and 17-19 Junior) will receive a £1 refund on production of a valid TE (or Home Nations) licence at Registration on race day. This applies to those taking part in any of the junior/youth events.


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 elite leading 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.

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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