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RobRob Parry
Chairman

Rob

I have served on the committee since 2013, and as Chairman since 2016. I joined CPT in 2007 after my previous club closed down – lucky for me, as CPT is of course way better! I didn't really swim much before joining, and run training was a little haphazard to say the least, but the excellent training support and sessions provided by CPT, combined with the race league and inter-club championships structure, gave me the focus and determination to get into a routine and steadily improve in the three disciplines. I enjoy pretty much all of the multisport race formats out there from local sprints to mountain ironmans, and in 2018 have offroad duathlon and triathlon European and World champs as the focus events.

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Rob on his bike

ChrisChris Hall
Treasurer

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Chris at IM Wales

TheresaTheresa Browne
Secretary

Theresa

My introduction to triathlon came from being stuck in a hotel watching the nightly triathlon programme that use to air at midnight back in 2000. A thought entered my head - I want to do one of those some day! It took me three years but I finally completed my first triathlon in 2003 after having learned to swim front crawl and run from scratch!

Being a member of CPT has given me all the support and encouragement needed to go from a newbie triathlete to completing an Ironman. I'll never be fast but I get there in the end!

As a committee member, I'm passionate about CPT being a club that welcomes members of all abilities - from beginner or plodder to super human athlete! It's this mixed and friendly group that makes CPT a genuinely brilliant club and I would encourage anyone thinking of joining a club to give it a go.


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BrigitBrigit Brown
Bike Coordinator

Brigit

I joined CPT in 2010 because my son was already a member and thought it would be more fun to join in the training sessions than wait around on the side-lines getting cold. The club is special for many reasons: top people, top coaching and host of the top triathlon event! There is a good spread of ages, abilities and it's female friendly (essential), so everyone gets a crack at joining in which is great. The collective knowledge and energy within the club rubs off. Thanks to CPT I've evolved from being a casual runner and cyclist to participating in runs of all distances and formats, duathlons, aquathlons, triathlons, swim-run and cold water/wild swimming.

As cycling co-ordinator I'd like to encourage any potential riders, who aren't currently taking part, to join in. CPT already has a vibrant cycling scene both at the Herne Hill Velodrome and the Sunday rides, not to mention spin-off factions participating in crits, cyclo-cross, watt bike training and sportive rides. What other areas could we cater for? Any suggestions or feedback, do let me know.

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Brigit in the Kingfisher tri

MattMatt Lawes
Kit coordinator

MattI joined the club in 2016 and have been competing in triathlon since 2010. I was so impressed with the organisation, passion and people of the Club that I knew very early on in my CPT career that I wanted to jump at any opportunity I could find to contribute.

I have a varied sporting background including running and rowing which were the protagonist influences leading me to take up triathlon! Since that fateful decision I have competed in multi-sport events of all manner of distances and combinations. With the help and support of CPT I have primarily stepped up to racing IronMan.

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Matt in the Kent XC League

MikeMike Dowds
Coaching and Training & Racing coordinator

MikeI joined the club relatively recently, in 2014, when I moved to the area but I've been competing in triathlons since 2007 having taken it up at Loughborough University where I competed for the University and GB in both triathlon and duathlon.

I love competing in everything and I race wherever and whenever I can.

My aim as Coaching and Racing coordinator is to help get you all out there, particularly in the London League, Club Champs and Club League events and to help the club continue to enhance the excellent coaching structure already in place.

If you have any questions whatsoever about getting involved, any questions on the Club League scores, anything regarding the London League, or suggestions and comments on sessions then please don't be shy; I'll do my best to help - get in touch.

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Mike with Alex and Dan, the winning men's team at the Beckenham Relays

NatashaNatasha Raggett
Swimming coordinator

Natasha I joined Crystal Palace Triathlon club in 2014. I used to swim competitively but took up Triathlon in my final year at Loughborough University. Since then I have competed in a number of different races including the European Aquathlon Championships in 2016.

It's great to be part of such a friendly and welcoming club. There are a wide variety of weekly training sessions that are catered towards all abilities. As swim coordinator I hope to encourage as many people as possible to take a dip!

If you have any questions regarding the swim sessions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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MattAndrew Kew
Webmaster

Andrew

I started doing triathlons in 2012 but just training by myself. I joined the club in 2016 as I wanted to get better at the sport.

Since having joined the club I have improved in all 3 disaplines considerably due to the widely varied weekly training sessions and support from other members. Being a member of Crystal Palace Triathlon club was the best decision for fitness and has ended up being great socially too due to how friendly and accepting all the members have been.

As the webmaster I manage the public website and with the help of Matt and Chris we keep the content, news and race results up to date.

I am in the process of creating a brand new CPT website, so watch this space.

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AnnaAnna Moorhouse
Junior coordinator & Club Welfare Officer

AnnaI have been an adult member of the Club for two years. My son has been a junior member for three this is his 4th year. I love the Club and what it provides for young people. It provides a safe, fun and positive environment for children to flourish in. Our coaches are dedicated to helping junior athletes achieve their full potential and to enjoy the experience of triathlon training and racing. The parents and juniors all pull together and look out for each other and feel like a team.

Being part of this Club helped me achieve fitness levels I've never had before, which at 42 years old is hopeful. Through training with other adult athletes in a friendly and focused environment I've been much more motivated than if I were training alone.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Anna and team CPT at the parkrun mobmatch

JohnJohn Petrides
Club Welfare Officer & Regional coordinator

JohnI joined CPT in 1998, after retiring from playing rugby for 17 years. It took me two years to pluck up the courage and attend my first swim session.

I joined the committee as Chair in 2004 and held that position for nine years, left the committee for two years then returned in 2015.

I became the Club welfare officer in 2004 and a triathlon race referee. I proposed the Club should run the Crystal Palace Triathlon and the committee agreed, so 2005 saw the first race and now it is in a class of its own. I am currently one of the CPT Race Directors, and Chair the race committee.

I have served on various committees, Triathlon London Chair for three years (vice Chair for six years), Triathlon England Council for eight years, Triathlon England Board of Directors for four years.

Personal achievements, lots of triathlons (sprint, standard and half ironman), eight completed full Ironman events, 38 completed marathons (London 19 times), twice Clydesdale Triathlon World Champion.

I am currently an ITU Continental Technical Official, working for the ITU and ETU as a Technical Delegate (TD) and Technical official (TO). I am TD at World Cups and European Cups, and have been Chief race official at WTS Hyde Park and WTS Leeds 2016.

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John and the officials at the World Triathlon in Leeds

HannahHannah Ewens
Social

Hannah I started triathlon in 2014, by joining the club! It was the perfect way to begin my triathlon career, as the club are so supportive and always up for sharing their experience and knowledge of the sport.

I think what I love about triathlon is the variety that the training offers. Three sports in one, I don’t think I will ever get bored! That, plus the amazing CPT club atmosphere at training sessions. People work hard, but are up for having a laugh too. The club is so full of friendly faces, happy to help, advise and socialize. It feels more like a family than a club.

My aim in this role is to organise some regular social events so that everyone can have the opportunity to continue enjoying each other’s company beyond the training sessions. It is important to work hard, but is also important to play hard!

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