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Friday night swimming will continue at Dulwich Prep throughout the school summer holidays. Once St Joseph's closes for the summer holidays we will move to Dulwich Prep on a Tuesday evening. We have booked a two hour slot, from 18:30 - 20:30, starting from Tuesday 5th August. Come along to the first session at 18:30 or the second session at 19:30 (or if you are feeling really energetic both!). Swimming will continue at Dulwich Prep on a Tuesday until 2nd September. Returning to St Joseph's on 9th September.
Swimming continues at Haysden Lake on Monday evenings. There won't be any more coached sessions but as long as you are a BTF member you are welcome to join 7Oaks Tri.
Good luck to all those doing Ironman Austria on 13 July. The News Shopper published an article and photo about our Ironmen - Crystal Palace set for slog.
There won't be any updates to the website for the next couple of weeks as I'll be sunning myself in Spain until 23 July. Please email me with any news or results so that I can catch up quickly when I get back! Enjoy your July races and I'll see you when I'm brown!
Results from the following events
Richard took a few video clips of the Club trip to Greece. Some are very large files (some were too large to be able to put up on the site) so may take a while to download. You'll need QuickTime to be able to play them, which you can download for free.
I've also added Brian's photographs from East Grinstead.
They are currently holding a competition for free entry to Ironman Monoco 70.3 (Sept 08) along with free accommodation and transport. You can enter the draw online until end July.
Don't forget CPT members get a 10% discount off products ordered through the Infinit website using the code CPT08.
I have put together a list of all the Club London Marathon finishers, going back to when I started keeping records in 2002. If anyone is missing, or you have records going back further, please let me know.
Congratulations to Jon Horsman for again coming third overall and first in his age group at the second evening aquathlon at Tooting Bec Lido. There are two more races in the series.
Jon and Phil held a very successful Ironman training session on Saturday morning. 16 soon to be Ironmen turned up for the session which included a talk on nutrition, a feed station practice session and a look at bike set up.
Congratulations to Gary Blunt on finishing his first triathlon.
There was a good turnout for the Mid-Sussex Triathlon in Burgess Hill. The run course was shortened this year to make it an accurate 5k. Congratulations go to Jon H who won his age group and came third overall and to Karen who also won her age group. Unfortunately Matt didn't finish as he punctured about seven miles into the bike after an impressive 400m swim. Bruce had to stop to let a wasp out of his cycle helmet and Audrey didn't think the bike was long enough so decided to take a wrong turn and do an extra 5k!
The race was all finished by 09:30 so as it was such a lovely day a few of us decided to drive to Brighton for a late breakfast. We headed for the Marina and sat in the sunshine before doing a bit of shopping and having a wander around. We had a tea and cake stop before heading home in time for dinner!
Here are the results from this weekend's races:
Congratulations to Stacey and Brian who finished the RAAM course on 20 June at 11:08 EDT, completing the race in 8 days, 17 hours, and 58 minutes, making them the first British mixed team to complete the course. Congratulations to the team!
The second of our Club Aquathlons was held on Thursday 19th June at The Bridge. Again, we didn't have a very big turnout but those who finished gave it their all!
Unfortunately Greg and Bruce didn't even finish the swim as both were having breathing problems and Noel decided to ignore the marshal and swim an extra two lengths! He even tried to carry on after that but Suse managed to call him back!
The last Aquathlon in the series will be held on Thursday 24th July. So make your times count!
Congratulations to the winners. Full results can be found on the results page.
Entries for the Southwater Relays are now open and no doubt CPT will, as usual, be entering lots of teams. Cathy has agreed to coordinate the teams and manage the entries (please do not enter individually). If you want to be in a team, please let Cathy know. You will need to pay your £25 entry fee to the Club, as there's a no entry fee, no entry policy as the Club has to pay for everyone up front.
Cathy will be putting together our best male vets team, best women's team, best pregnant people's team etc from those who want to compete. Additionally there will be some 'fun' teams (ie those of you who just want to race painted red all over and dressed in funny hats and stuff). So if you want to race, let Cathy know, if you want to be in a team with certain other people then also let Cathy know, if not she'll allocate you. Cathy also needs to know your age on race day plus your BTF no. (if you have one).
For those who haven't done Southwater before read on for the details:
This is a relay race, typically well supported by Crystal Palace and a spectator friendly event and the short distances encourages a lot of novices too. CPT are usually the loudest, noisiest Club there with loads of encouragement in a relaxed atmosphere for our members. It's a relay event with teams of three people but everyone does the full triathlon (ie S-B-R) then tags the next person who completes the full tri etc. Distances are 400m open water swim in a fairly shallow, warm lake, 18.5km ride over undulating (but no big hills) course then a 3.8km run within the country park around the lake. The first person starts with the mass swim start but if that puts you off then you can do the 2nd/3rd leg where the swim will be less crowded as competitiors trickle though as their team-mate comes back from the run. You get given your overall individual race time but not the splits - ie you won't get your swim time or your run time. Usually we have a picnic afterwards - it's always sunny at Southwater!
Phil has been busy again! This time, he's put together an Ironman kit checklist. All very sensible, but I would say socks are a must for the run!
I have put together a list of all the Club Ironman finishers, going back to when I started keeping records in 2002. If anyone is missing, or you have records going back further, please let me know.
Results from this weekend's races -
Congratulations to Ben Hylton for finishing the UK Half Ironman despite having serious problems with his gears. Seven miles into the bike leg he couldn't use the small ring on the front and managed to get round the hilly course on just his big ring. He had hoped to finish in five and a half hours. Unfortunately he didn't quite achieve this goal but he really did have to dig deep to finish at all. Well done.
Welcome to new members Sally Kidson, Simon Jackson and Francis Staunton.
The next in the series of three Club Aquathlon races will be held at the Bridge (in place of the usual swim session 7.45pm-9pm) next Thursday.
Juniors welcome and will be set off in their own wave first at 7.45pm (distances to be advised by coaches dependent on age/ability).
Adults will go in two subsequent waves (men then ladies, depending on numbers on the night) and race over 500m swim and three laps run of the field. We had a closely fought contest for the top places in the men's and women's last time so looking forward to more of the same.
Don't forget that your two best times out of the three races will count towards your overall place at the end of the series.
This is for Club members only and is a friendly race with lots of encouragement so a good place to practice your skills for other races. See you there.
Jon H will be coaching three open water swimming sessions for the next three Mondays from 19:00 starting from Monday 16th June.
IMPORTANT NOTE - This session is only open to those holding a valid BTF licence and you must bring your card as proof. For insurance reasons, you will not be able to swim without a BTF membership card so don't attempt to turn up without it! Details below:
Location: Haysden Lake, Tonbridge
Directions: From the A21 south, take the first turning left and follow the road around to the right towards Tonbridge. At the first roundabout turn left towards Tonbridge then at the second one, follow the signs for Haysden Country Park. Go past the first turning on your right for Barden Lake through Lower Haysden, and follow the road until you come to a group of houses. Turn right up the lane towards the lake. At the barrier park in one of the car parks either side of the road and walk up to the lake (about 200yds) under the A21. Map.
Opening times: 19:00 till dusk. You can swim there every Monday until end of September but Jon will only be coaching there for the next three Mondays (16th 23rd and 30th June).
Cost: £3 entry fee for non-7oaks members. CPT will add an additional charge of £2 to this to contribute towards coaching costs so total cost £5. DON'T FORGET BTF CARD
Other requirements: Please wear a brightly coloured swim hat (for H&S reasons)
Our Head Coach (Jon Horsman) and Ironman Veteran (Phil Taylor) are jointly putting on a session specifically for all those doing, or thinking about doing, an Ironman. As your IM training schedules are already fit to bust, this is largely a classroom based session with minimal physical exertion required!
The session will take place in the Sports Injury Clinic (thanks again to Bev for use of his clinic) up at Crystal Palace Sports Centre on Saturday 21st June at 08:00.
The session will include a talk about the all important nutrition required pre, during and post (celebratory beer surely?) race. What sort of thing to eat and drink, when and how often can make the difference between finishing or not, getting that race goal time and, more seriously, it can seriously impact your health if you get it wrong.
There will also be an Ironman aid station training session where you will have to drop bottles and pick up fresh ones on the move along with food etc. You will need your bike and four drinks bottles ideally all filled. Please label your bottles as they will all get mixed up.
Phil Taylor, finisher of goodness-knows how many Ironman races (except UK - sorry Phil, couldnt resist) will be giving feedback on his experiences and his 'top 20 tips' for the race day. Phil has 'been there, done that' so come and learn from his mistakes and triumphs.
08:00-08.30 – practice picking up/dropping off drinks bottles (meet outside the sports clinic) - dont forget bike and bottles
08:30-09:45 – Nutrition presentation and Q&A session - in the clinic
09:45am – Team photo (Dawn organising)
10:00 – bike set-up (can share turbos if you can't bring your own)
If you require further details please speak to Jon or Phil.
Results from this weekend's races -
Congratulations to the following age group winners at Weymouth
Jon Horsman 2nd
Susan Fairfax 3rd
Karen Ayers 2nd (even with a 2 minute time penalty)
Bad luck to Jim who was disqualified for jumping a red light.
For the Club Championships, congratulations go to Jon Horsman, Jon Gidlow and Greg Lewis, and for the ladies, Suse Fairfax, Cathie Greasley and Karen Ayers.
Photos from Weymouth are available on evokepix. More pictures to follow from Cathy, Nigel and others.
Photographs from Karen, Audrey and Bernie. There are so many that I've divided them up by day!
This year's Circuit of Kent cyclo sportive will be held on Sunday 14th September. Unfortunately this clashes with the Sevenoaks Triathlon both of which are popular with CPT members. Enter earlier to avoid disappointment.
Welcome to new member Alan Sharp.
Congratulations to Jon Horsman for coming third overall and first in his age group, and to Lauren Whitmore for first female, at the first evening aquathlon at Tooting Bec Lido. There are three more races in the series.
Results from Sunday 1 June -
Congratulations to Jon for coming 6th overall at the Beckenham 10k and first in his age group.
Thanks to Nigel and Richard for the photographs from East Grinstead. I'm still awaiting Brian's photos and will add them as soon as I've got them.
Thanks to Richard for the photographs from Greece. Looks like a good time was had by all. Well done to Glyn for organising the trip.
Welcome to new member Dan McCormack.
TriSport Coaching are pleased to announce the opening of their new lake on
Sunday 1st June 2008.
The venue is:
The Quays, Coleford Bridge Road, Mytchett, Camberley, GU16 6DS
Ongoing session times:
6.00am - 8.00am Wednesdays and Fridays and
7.00am - 10.00am Sundays
For more information about open water swimming or coaching with TriSport
and/or Richard Stannard visit the TriSport website.