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Course records

Post-2011 (run course change)

Fastest overall time
1:04:07 - 2011

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 18 May 2014


In the newsRead a race report on Tri 24/7.


Spectator photosCollections of photos are being posted to various sites by spectators and parents:

Jonas has posted his on Flickr
Matt has posted photos of CPT juniors on Facebook
Brigit has posted behind the scenes photos on Facebook
Brian has posted lots of photos of CPT juniors and marshal and a few prize presentation photos on Facebook
Ralph has also posted lots of CPT junior and marshal photos on Facebook


Congratulations!1st place honours went to the home Club, Crystal Palace Triathletes with Rob Parry (01:06:49) beating last year's winner, Gary Laybourne by just five seconds. The fastest female, for the second year in a row, from South London Harriers, Rachel Coe-O’Brien in 1:12:52 (one second quicker than her winning time last year!)..

2nd place went to last year's winner, South London Harriers' Gary Laybourne in 1:06:54 and Amy Pritchard from Tri London in 1:14:43.

3rd place went to Rob O'Loughlin from Kings Triathlon Club in 1:07:37 and Anne Eden from in 1:15:04.

See a list of all the age-group winners below and how to receive your trophy if you didn't stay for the presentations.


Official race photographyProSport PhotosOur official race photographers took over 5000 photos of competitors in action in the sunshine yesterday. Please search by your number and buy your favourites.

Please do not use the 'Proof' photographs on websites, social media or blogs, our photographer has to make a living too, so please purchase images if you want to use them.

ProSport Photos - Crystal Palace Triathlon 2014


Results, feedback and lost propertyProvisional Results are now available on the StuWeb site. Please let us know if you have any timing queries and we'll follow up with the timing company.

Congratulations to our winners Rob Parry, Crystal Palace Triathletes and Rachel Coe O'Brien, South London Harriers. Other places and age-group winners will be listed as soon as we can.

There are a number of DQs due to not completing the full number of bike laps. There should be 8 lap splits and a total time. If you have less lap splits unfortunately you did not complete the full distance, which results in automatic disqualification.

We have a few items of lost property. Please contact us if you've mislaid anything and we'll see if we can reunite you.

We hope you enjoyed our race. Please let us have any feedback as we are always looking at ways of improving the day.

Jan 12

London Series 2014We are delighted to announce the 2014 Crystal Palace Triathlon has been included in the Triathlon London League and the London Junior Series 2014.


Age group winners

Junior -    
1st Tom Franklyn, East Essex Tri,
2nd Daniel Pinn, Crystal Palace Triathletes,
3rd Matthew Sinclair, East Essex Tri
  1st Hannah Kane, East Essex Tri
2nd Brendan Murphy, South London Harriers,
3rd Robert Drake, South London Harriers,
2nd Ruth Purbrook, Ful-on Tri
  3rd Natalie Gentry, South London Harriers
3rd Haukur Heimisson, Ful-on Tri   3rd Sarah Allen, London Fields Tri Club
1st David Irvine,
2nd Jon Horsman, Crystal Palace Triathletes,
3rd Ian George, East Essex Tri
  1st Cathy Cooke, Crystal Palace Triathletes,
2nd Sally Redfern
3rd Katherine Brasier, London Fields Tri Club
1st Greg Lewis, Crystal Palace Triathletes,
2nd John Griffin, TriLondon,
3rd Brian Morris, Crystal Palace Triathletes
  1st Olivia Hetreed, Tri London,
2nd Judith Crichton, London Fields Tri Club and
3rd Andrea Sanders-Reece, Mornington Chasers
1st Jim Phelan, Blackheath & Bromley,
2nd Kevin Carley, Blackwater Triathlon Club,
3rd Christopher Holland, Westcroft Triathlon Club
  1st Margaret Sills, Serpentine Running Club
1st Alex Yee, Crystal Palace Triathletes
2nd Jack Ryan
3rd Jake Callis, Orion Harriers
  1st Melanie Hall, Hillingdon Triathletes
2nd Indi Roberts, Bodyworks XTC Ltd
3rd Ellen Fraser, Thames Turbo Triathlon Club
TriStar 3    
1st Tom Simpson, Greenwich Tritons
2nd Ben Scott, Hillingdon Triathletes
3rd Zak Wort
  1st Sinead Clark, East Essex Tri Club
2nd Alice Patterson, Thames Turbo Triathlon Club
3rd Freya Thomson, Thames Turbo Triathlon Club
TriStar 2    
1st Jacob Patterson, Thames Turbo Triathlon Club
2nd Hamish Reilly, Ocean Lake Tri
3rd Matthew O'Neill, Thames Turbo Triathlon Club
  1st Anna Smail, Thames Turbo Triathlon Club
2nd Ciara Blount, Chapel Tri
3rd Lottie Hull, Crystal Palace Triathletes
TriStar 1    
1st Christo Chilton, Crystal Palace Triathletes
2nd Felix Barrow, Chapel Tri
3rd Spencer Bateman, Thames Turbo Triathlon Club
  1st Madeline Cooper, Chapel Tri (1st overall)
2nd Cerys Howells, Thames Turbo Triathlon Club
3rd Jessica Butland
1st Jack Sutton, Crystal Palace Triathletes
2nd Theo Treadwell, Greenwich Tritons
3rd William Blount, Chapel Tri
  1st Melissa Cooper, Chapel Tri (1st overall)
2nd Sophie Desmond
3rd Maya Regan


Age Group trophies
If you won an age-group trophy (see table below) and didn't stay for the prize ceremony on the day, please get in touch so we can tell you where to send a cheque for £5 (for postage and packing) then we will send you your trophy.

17-19 - 1st only
20-29 - 1st, 2nd & 3rd
30-39 - 1st, 2nd & 3rd
40-49 - 1st, 2nd & 3rd
50-59 - 1st, 2nd & 3rd
60+ - 1st only

TriStar, TriStar 1, TriStar 2 , TriStar 3, Youth – Male / Female - 1st, 2nd & 3rd

No prizes in the following five-year age-groups, just an acknowledgement and well done!

1st Tom Franklyn
2nd Daniel Pinn
3rd Adam Efrat
  1st Hannah Kane
1st Matthew Sinclair    
1st Rob O'Loughlin
2nd Ben Hudson
3rd Ryan Forde
  1st Sarah McDade
2nd Sophie McClenaghan
3rd Pippa Sellars
1st Brendan Murphy
2nd Robert Drake
3rd Richard Curling
  1st Rachel Coe-O-Brien
2nd Ruth Purbrook
3rd Natalie Gentry
1st Rob Parry
2nd Gary Laybourne
3rd Haukur Heimisson
  1st Anne Eden
2nd Marie Lynch
3rd Belinda Robbie
1st Tim Smith
2nd Justin Moody
3rd Jonathan Pollard
  1st Amy Pritchard
2nd Sarah Allen
3rd Louise Walker
1st David Irvine
2nd Steven Marks
3rd Alex Kallasch
  1st Cathy Cooke
2nd Katherine Brasier
3rd Claire Sutton
1st Jon Horsman
2nd Ian George
3rd Alan Clark
  1st Sally Redfern
2nd Tracy Land
3rd Lynne Wright
1st Greg Lewis
2nd John Griffin
3rd Brian Morris
  1st Olivia Hetreed
2nd Judith Crichton
3rd Lesley Wilkinson
1st Stuart Redfern
2nd John Griffin
3rd Martin Long
  1st Andrea Sanders- Reece
2nd Karen Grieves
3rd Caroline MacKinnon
1st Christopher Holland
2nd John Setford
  1st Margaret Sills
1st Kevin Carley
2nd Jem Lawson

Start times, race numbers and race information packs

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

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

If you have any queries please contact us.

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

Sprint race
Start times and race numbers
Competitor information
Course summary
Go round the bike course in photos
Kit checklist
Race briefing

Junior race
Youth information / Start times and race numbers / Course summary

TriStar 3 information / Start times and race numbers / Course summary
TriStar 2 information / Start times and race numbers / Course summary
TriStar 1 information / Start times and race numbers / Course summary
TriStart information / Start times and race numbers / Course summary

Junior photography permit

Spectator information
Guidelines and permit request form for photographing junior event

Race entry

Entry will open to those on our distribution list for 24 hours. The 2013 race filled in less than 11 hours and we expect this year's to fill just as quickly. If there are any entries available a link will be placed on this page.

We will operate a small waiting list, to avoid disappointment, when race categories fill. This will be operated on a strict first come, first served basis.

Should a place become available, through the waiting list, this is likely to be just one month out from race day, if there are any last minute withdrawals.

Competitors for the full Sprint event must be 17 or over on 31 December 2014.

Race entry: £39

Junior entries (age as of 31 December 2014):

  • TriStart - 8 years; TriStar 1 - 9-10 years; TriStar 2 - 11-12 years; TriStar 3 - 13-14 years - £16
  • Youths - 15-16 years - £23

Novice training sessions - Sunday 6 April

Details and meeting times for the novice training sessions on Sunday 6 April have been sent out to all participants by email. Please contact us if you haven't received details.

The sessions will be led by Jon Horsman, a Level 3 British Triathlon Coach and will 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 to us.

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
  • De-brief

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.

Age as of 31 December 2014

Full sprint - age 17+ on 31 December 2014
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: £39

TriStart - 8 years
50m swim (25m training pool)
1k cycle
600m run

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

Race entry: TriStart, TriStar 1-3 £16 / Youths - £23

* The laps on the bike course are tough as it involves climbing the hill twice and descending twice 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. We will be operating a small number of waiting list entries so may be able to offer your place to someone on the 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 PhotosOur official race photographer, Graham Russell, will be available on the day to take photos of competitors in action. Images will be posted on Graham's ProSport website as soon as possible after the event.

Please do not use photographs from Graham's website without purchasing. 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.

Please contact us for details of where to send your cheque.

Pre and post race massage + discount offer

CPSICWe are delighted that the Crystal Palace Sports Injury Centre is continuing their support of our triathlon.

CPSIC 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

As part of our sponsorship of the 2013 Crystal Palace Triathlon during April and May we are offering:

50% OFF a comprehensive 60 minute sports massage
+ a FREE Stretching Plan

To redeem this offer please quote code CPT50 on booking.

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

CPSIC 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.

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

Find out more about our sponsors



Bonk is a unique grass roots clothing label for those who like to Swim, Bike and Run. It is not just sport, it's a way of life #LiveToTrain

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SunDried is designed for people who simply love the great outdoors. Founded on a beach in Peru, the brand is quickly building a global community and is now popular in the United States, and as far out as New Zealand. The team produce sunglasses, t-shirts, hoodies and various accessories; manufactured using the highest quality materials, and their bright, innovative designs are eye catching and bold, synonymous with the cool laid-back surfer lifestyle. Launching in the UK they are keen to reach out to the triathlon, cycling and running communities – and to be their comfortable and stylish lifestyle brand of choice.

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Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Leukaemia & Lymphoma ResearchLeukaemia & Lymphoma Research, We are 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.

We're proud to be associated with the Crystal Palace Triathlon and are pleased to be able to offer the following prizes:

  • 2x Blenheim Triathlon entries - June 8/9, sprint or supersprint (worth £89 each)
  • 2x London Triathlon entries - August 2/3, supersprint, sprint or olympic (worth £90 each)
  • 2x Run to the Beat half marathon entries - September TBC (worth £50)

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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.

Schwalbe will be providing prizes for the age-group winners as well as spot prizes to be given out during the day.

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


TrigirlTrigirl triathlon clothing is packed with innovative features that only a female designer and triathlete would consider. Flattering styles, vibrant colours, confidence-inspiring fit and comfort. As well as being able to purchase kit through their website, there is also lots of female specific kit advice and training information.

Trigirl will providing prizes for the female age-group winners.

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AfterShokzKeep safe whilst training with the award winning AfterShokz Open Ear Sport Headphones

Lightweight, supremely comfortable and delivering an amazing sound quality, award winning AfterShokz Sport Headphones are the safest and healthiest way of listening to your music while training for your next event.

Using bone conduction technology they deliver stereophonic sound through the cheekbones to the inner ear leaving your outer ear free to hear ambient warning noises such as oncoming traffic, car horns, ambulances or other warning noises, potentially preventing accidents caused by headphones and earbuds that block out these sounds.

AfterShokz will be providing the following prizes:

2 x Bluez RRP £99.95
2 x M2 RRP £69.95
2 x S2 RRP £59.95


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

Please visit our website for a chance to win a race entry and VIP trip for the PruHealth World Triathlon London.

We are proud to support the Crystal Palace Triathlon and are pleased to offer the following prizes to both males and females in all three age groups:

• Winners - £50 cash plus £50 off Yellow Jersey cycle insurance voucher
• 2nd place - £25 off Yellow Jersey cycle insurance voucher
• 3rd place - £25 off Yellow Jersey cycle insurance voucher



CherryActiveCherryActive is the largest supplier of Montmorency Cherry concentrate and capsules in the UK, With no added sugar, sweeteners, preservatives, flavourings or colourings CherryActive if taken regularly help to reduce exercise-induced soreness and promote rapid recovery. Montmorency cherries, a natural source of melatonin is well documented to help improve sleep quality.

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Love Yellow

Love YellowLove Yellow design cycling related t-shirts, prints & cards to make you smile.

Love Yellow are providing a set of four hand pulled screen printed posters as a spot prize.

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The Running School

The Running SchoolThe Running School teaches adults, athletes and children efficient and effective running biomechanics, balance and helps them to get faster. Our coaching protocols include all the key technical factors involved with running more efficiently, remaining injury-free and running faster. Overall we ensure that through running, individuals live a more active lifestyle, increasing their enjoyment from sport while remaining fit and healthy.

Many Triathletes find it difficult to improve their efficiency and speed after injury. This is where we can help. Our Battersea branch is offering a Free Running Technique Analysis for all taking part in the Crystal Palace Triathlon 2014 (open to all competitors - aged 8+). In your 30 minute session, we will film you running from various angles, slow the process down and show you which weaknesses are affecting your technique and what you can do to improve your running efficiency, decrease your risk of injury and increase your speed.

Call the clinic on 0207 924 6068 to book your place.

The Running School are also offering two lucky triathletes the chance to win a Running School technique session package (valued at £260 each).

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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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The Bridge Triathlon

The Bridge TriathlonThe Bridge Triathlon offers a number of race distances, including SuperSprint, Sprint, Standard and, new for 2013 an Aqua Bike event, all taking place on Sunday 23 June. Entries are limited to 400 but we will have two entries to give away as spot prizes to Crystal Palace Triathlon entrants, one for the super sprint or sprint and one for the standard distance.


Our 2014 sponsors

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