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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 2017 and have not previously raced as a Club member are able to compete in the 2018 race. If you are eligible, you will receive a personal invite.

Crystal Palace Triathlon


Zone 3

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 13 May 2018

Crystal Palace Triathlon


2018 Race Entry Update

Following the opening of online entries on Sunday 4 February, please note that the following categories are now full:

TriStart: FULL

TriStar 1: FULL (Waiting list also full)

TriStar 2: FULL (Waiting list also full)

TriStar 3: FULL (Waiting list also full)

Places are still available in the Youth, Junior (17-19 London League) and Adult categories. To enter the race, CLICK HERE


2018 Race Details

Entries for this year's Crystal Palace Triathlon to be held on 13 May 2018 will open TODAY (Sunday 4 February) at the following times:

TriStart: 16:00

TriStar 1: 16:30

TriStar 2: 17:00

TriStar 3: 17:30

Youth: 18:00

Junior (17-19)*: 18:30

Adults 17+: 19:00

To enter the race, CLICK HERE

*For those aged 17-19 wishing to participate in the London Series, or don't feel able to complete the full sprint distance. Novice training sessions will be held am/pm on Sunday 22 April and are open to all novices whether competing in the Crystal Palace Triathlon or other events.


Novice Training Sessions

This year we are offering a choice of two novice training sessions both on Sunday 22 April (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) for those (aged 17+ on 31 December 2018) who are taking part in their first triathlon at Crystal Palace or just want to learn more. The training sessions will include:

Bike session / ride the course, descending and climbing

Kit layout / transition / British Triathlon race rules

Run session / run the course, learn how to pace your run

Swim session in 50m pool

Overcoming your nerves and preparing for Race Day


The training session is aimed at those new to triathlon and/or Crystal Palace Triathlon who want some additional triathlon coaching and preparation before the event (to be held on Sunday 13 May).

The sessions will be led by Jon Horsman, a Level 3 BTF Coach and Head Coach of Crystal Palace Triathletes. The sessions will all be held within the confines of Crystal Palace Park and Crystal Palace Sports Centre and will use as much of the actual race course route as possible where access is available.

Training session fee: £45 (race entry not included, you must enter and pay for the race separately).

To sign up for the sessions, CLICK HERE


Date for 2018 race

Our race will take place on Sunday 13 May 2018.

Please email us if you would like to be added to our race mailing list so we can advise you when entries will open.


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 2018
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: TBC

Ages as of 31 December 2018. 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: TBC

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: TBC

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

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

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

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.

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


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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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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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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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We are purveyors of fun.

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