3 Sep ‘14: ATC NEWS

ATC Website Soft Launch – New Swish Visors and Caps – ATC Girls Ride
New ATC Website:
We have commenced with a soft launch of the new ATC Website and Membership System!  Over the next two weeks, all members will be invited via email to view the site and update their details.  If you are doing one of the early triathlons of the season and will be registering with TSA, please reply to this email and we will prioritise your invite.  The first Triathlon is a new event, XTRI Hout Bay, taking place on 24 September!
Co-branded ATC Visors and Swim Caps
Swish Properties has kindly paid for the production costs of the new batch of ATC Visors and Swim Caps!  These items will be co-branded with Swish Properties and their latest project:  My Domain Living, an exciting new development of well-priced, premium, student accommodation.  Thank you very much to Giancarlo Lanfranchi for initiating this co-branding opportunity.  The visors and swim caps will be available for purchase at our training sessions and online shop.  Proceeds from the sale of these items will go towards funding our development team.  The costs of our team has escalated quite dramatically this year but the results have been worth it!  For more information on the My Domain Living project, please download the press release from our News Page.
Introductory Coaching Course
WP Athletics will be hosting an IAAF Kids Athletics Course, which is an introduction to the fundamentals of athletic movement for children in a fun environment.  It is an ideal course for the beginner coaches, teachers, parents and volunteers. It will enable you to contribute to the development of athletics in schools and / or clubs, with young and developing athletes, thus broadening the base of grass roots athletics within Western Province.  This 2 day course is an integral part of the IAAF Level I Coaching Certificate.
The course takes place on the 13th and 14th of September or the 29th and 30th of November.  Please let us know if you are interested in attending.
WPA September Newsletter
Our Development team and ATC Kids feature in this month’s WP Athletics Newsletter.  To read this feature and for more details on the above mentioned coaching course, please download the Newsletter from our News Page.


Good luck to the following members taking part in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Mont Tremblant, Canada, this coming weekend:  Kobus Meyer and Vivienne WilliamsKaren and Deon Muller were also selected to compete but had to withdraw as they are expecting their baby in October. 
Jonty Low posted the fastest time at this week’s Green Point Park Run again, this time in a time of 17:34.


The ATC Girls Ride will take place on Saturday at 09:00 from the Camps Bay Police Station.  All ladies, ATC members or not, are welcome to join in.  We will ride to Chapman’s Peak and back.  For a shorter option you can turn around in Hout Bay but we will encourage all ladies to do the famous Suikerbossie climb from the Hout Bay side!  Experienced ladies, who would like to do a longer ride can join the ATC Ride from the police station at 07:20.  We will plot a route to get you back to the girls ride at 08:50.
SWIM:  The V&A Canal swim will be on Saturday afternoon at 16:00.
BIKE:  The ATC Weekend Ride will be on Saturday morning, starting from the Point Virgin Active at 07:00Our morning rides, Tuesday Mountain Bike and Thursday Road Bike, start at 05:30 and finish when it’s light!  You still need a light for the start though as it is still dark at 05:30
RUN:   This evening (Thursday) there will be a trail run from Kloofnek Parking around Lion’s Head, stating at 18:00.  We finish the trail part before it get dark so you don’t need a light for the run.
On Sunday morning we will do the Cape Town Marathon’s Peace Trail Run route.  Starting from the Point Virgin Active at 07:00, we will follow the 11 Km route.  There will be an option to do an additional 5 Km loop around Lion’s Head.


Comrades’ entries opened on Monday.  Initially, ATC Running was not listed as a club but this has now been rectified.  If you entered under a different club, please update your profile to reflect ATC Running.  We apologise for any inconvenience.  For some reason ATC Running was registered with Comrades but did not appear as an option on the on-line entry page.
The first race of the Lights by Linea Spring Hero Challenge is on Saturday, in the form of a criterium on Polkadraai, near Stellenbosch.  If you did not enter on-line, you can enter on the day.
The second event in the Green Forest Trail Series, taking place in the Hawequa Forest near Paarl, is on Saturday.  The first 5 ATC members to email the organisers, RaceInterface, will receive a free entry.
The Backsberg Mountain Bike Challenge is also happening near Paarl on Saturday with routes ranging from 5 to 45 Kilometres.
The annual Bike and Tekkie Challenge takes place on Saturday at the Jan Kriel School in Kuilsrivier.  There are options for mountain biking and road running.
On Saturday, at the Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, you can dress up as someone or something from Alice in Wonderland and win your weight in wine.  This will be the 5th anniversary of the Cellar 2Cellar Trail Run and Wine Experience.
Out in Caledon it will be the Staalwater Trail Run on Saturday followed by the Mountain Bike Challenge on Sunday.
The PPA spring rides kick off on Sunday with the Tour de Worcester offering two road bike routes to choose from.
Also on Sunday, for a limited field of 950, the Satori Camel Run in Noordhoek.
For a select few, the Crazy Table Mountain Challenge will start this Sunday and will be repeated every day for six days.  On the seventh day, they will not rest, but will line up with the rest of the crazy field and do the 37 Km for the 7th time.  They will do a total of 162 Miles for Smiles to change the lives of seven or more children in need of facial surgery.
Please note that the closing date for the Cape Town Marathon and related Peace Run events is 5 September 2014.  No entries will be accepted after this date.
The first Triathlon of the season will be XTRI Hout Bay, a brand new Triathlon on the calendar.  The event, taking place on Heritage Day, will reportedly be fast and flat with 5 Km laps through the village of Hout Bay.  According to WP Triathlon the season will be very busy after this with no weekends to spare until the Christmas break.  We will publish the Triathlon Calendar once it is confirmed.  Get ready!
Enjoy the week