Created On: 26 May 2014

Despite the temperature, on the hottest day of the year so far, there were some great finishing times and some delighted competitors with PBs at this year's Crystal Palace Triathlon on Sunday 18 May.

541 competitors completed  the sprint race, having completed a 750 metre swim in the 50m pool at the Nationals Sports Centre, a 9-lap 20k cycle around a closed circuit within the park and a 2-lap 5k run, finishing on the Crystal Palace Athletics Track. The adult event was then followed by the Youth, TriStar 3,TriStar 2, TriStar 1 and TriStart races.

1st place honours went to the host 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 was 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.

Other honours went to:

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 and
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 and
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

Full results are available on the StuWeb website.

Feedback from this year's competitors:

"I was feeling slightly apprehensive as I stepped off the train at Crystal Palace on Sunday for my first tri. A big thank you has to go to all at Crystal Palace Tri for making the experience so enjoyable and making me feel at ease. I honestly can't think of anything that you could have done to make it better".

"Many thanks for a great race yesterday with amazing weather, fantastic marshalling and brilliant support".

Congratulations too to all our spot prize winners who won various prizes from our race sponsors: Zone3, Crystal Palace Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre, Schwalbe, Blue Door Bicycles, Cadence Cycling Performance, SunDried, Trigirl, CherryActive, Swim For Tri, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Love Yellow, The Bridge Triathlon, Endura, The Running School, AfterShokz, Yellow Jersey Insurance, Bonk

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