Like many organisations, businesses and projects, Crystal Palace Triathletes have found themselves under increased financial pressure because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. With our club race (The Crystal Palace Triathlon) being cancelled in 2020, we have lost a hugely significant amount of income and our junior section of the club is most at risk of decline as a consequence. So, as part of our crowdfunding campaign we are reaching out to those in our sporting community to join us for a virtual sportive in aid of providing training opportunities for our beloved junior section for future years. We thought that this was a great way to bring fellow tri clubs together and we can enjoy spinning the Watopia map!
Date: Saturday 20th of March 2021
Start Time: 9:30am
Distance: 107.3km or as far as you wish, we’re just happy that you’re joining us!
Further information: You need Zwift to enter. We apologise that we cannot make this accessible to everyone who may want to take part. Once restrictions allow us to, we are hoping to host a real world sportive, keep your eyes peeled for more information on that in the coming months. Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stick Together Virtual Sportive is not a competitive event however we are hoping that with a decent number of participants groups will form that will cater for all abilities!
How to enter: Register for the event here
- Follow ‘HARRY HORSMAN (TBW23)’ on the Zwift companion app
- Email email@example.com stating your name and your Zwift name
- To support our junior section, we are kindly requesting for donations from £5 to enter our virtual sportive event, anything you are willing to give is greatly appreciated and will go a long way! Visit: Crystal Palace Triathletes: COVID – Keep Tri-ing – a Sports crowdfunding project in London by Crystal Palace Triathletes – COVID Recovery, Keep On Tri-ing (crowdfunder.co.uk)
Entry closes on 18/03/2021 and as long as you send over the required information before the end of that day you shall receive further details in the form of a ‘race pack’.
Matthew Maginn was selected to compete in the 2018 national school games event 30/8-2/9. This was the first year that Triathlon featured as an event and the best performance athletes in years 10 and 11 came together and raced hard over 3 days.
Day 1 was the individual event aquathlon 350 swim and 2.5 km run. After 2 workshops in the morning on nutrition and doping in sports, the racing started at 4pm with heats then at 6pm they had the finals.
Paratriathletes competed as well also for the first time in this event.
There was an A final and a B final. The pool was set up in an open water scenario.
Day 2 was all day cycling, with a figure of 8 skills test in the morning. Then in the afternoon a 10km bike road race, with a transition start based on your finish time from the aquathlon the day before.
Saturdays main event was the mixed team relay where teams of 4, 2 girls and 2 boys, from each region each do a triathlon and the first team to complete 4 triathlons wins. Matthew did an incredible 2nd leg moving the team from 8th place to 6th. The London team finished 8/13.
Matthew finished 22/26 in the individual events.
Coach Audrey was the team manager for London and huge thanks to her for her time, support, skill, intelligence, energy and patience.
To watch the racing over Thursday and Saturday go to the school games website and search triathlon.