On Sunday 30th June, Trinity School are holding their annual Triathlon event. Competitors aged between 8 and 16 will each have to run, swim and cycle their way to victory in line with the British Triathlon regulations.
I was honoured to be able to hand out the trophies last yearand know how much work goes into organising events like this. Rob Brookman, the Head of the Lower School, deserves a huge amount of credit for coming up with this idea two years ago and giving local young people the opportunity to participate in a fun, top-quality sports event.
Rob has been working closely with Transport for London and Croydon Council, who have allowed the athletes to complete the cycling portion of their challenge down Addiscombe Road. The road will be closed for the race from 6am and will be fully reopened by 11am. The support given by Croydon Council and TfL is a major statement about their commitment to support youth involvement in sport following on from the Olympics.
The Triathlon also has the support of the Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance, London Fire Brigade and the Crystal Palace Triathlon Club.
Last year almost 230 young people participated and the number signing up has increased yet again. This event is fast gaining a reputation with competitors coming from all over the south east of England, putting Croydon on the map. I look forward to going along this year again – hopefully the weather will be kinder.
Information for local residents
As in previous years, all local residents have received notification, by means of a letter to each household, of the road closure on June 30th.
Addiscombe Road and Whitethorn Gardens
These residents are ‘locked in’ by the road closure and the marshals will facilitate any necessary movement on request from the residents.
Upfield Rd, Fitzjames Ave, Grimwade Ave, Mapledale Ave, Northampton Rd, Carlyle Rd, Cheyne Walk, Annandale Rd, Compton Rd, Birch Tree Way, Green Court Gdns, Green Court Ave, Craigen Ave, Selwood Rd, Ashburton Ave, Craven Rd
All these residents will able to drive at any stage but will not be able to use the Addiscombe Rd during the closure.
Shirley Park Golf Club is affected by the closure and all members needing to access the club on that morning have been offered parking on the Trinity site, followed by escort to the club house.