28 Nov '14: ATC NEWS

 Double Century Results – ATC Award Winners – PUB Run – ASA 2015
ATC Awards ‘14
On Tuesday, Chairman STeve Attwell kicked off the 2014 ATC Awards proceedings by welcoming and thanking special guests, Debbie Alexander (President of Triathlon SA), Anthony Bradford (Chairman of WP Triathlon) and Mark Magielse (Ukubona, sponsor of the ATC Website for the last couple of years).   Richard Murray was meant to be there but travel arrangements for his 5 month trip to Europe got in the way. 
Whilst Col'Cacchio commenced with serving a quality three course meal, the evening unfolded with a good mix of entertainment, fun and awe at members’ exceptional performances and great service to the club over the past year (Oct ’13 to Sep ’14).  We would like to thank all our members for their support during the past season.  Special thanks to all the members who attended and provided loads of activity on social media.  We have uploaded photos of the evening to our Facebook Page and more will follow soon.
Performance Awards:
Dean Hopf (Best Athlete), Marilyn Fischer (Best Athlete), Dawood Goeiman (Best Junior), Jonty Low (Most Improved), Amy Barnes (Best Swimmer), Bernard Griesel (Best Cyclist), Kerry-Ann Marshall (Best Runner).  Alisha Myers won the Legends Challenge for consistent participation in events and the following were crowned Club Champions in various categories:  Jean De Villiers (Ironman & Olympic distance), Kirsty Thompson (Ironman), Dean Hopf and Tracy Markham (Half-Ironman and Sprint), Karen Muller (Olympic Distance), Douglas Burger and Candice Van Wijk (Off-Road Triathlon), Ettienne Koekemoer (Duathlon) and Ross Rivalland (Off-Road Duathlon).
Service Awards:
Anthony Dean (Most Valued Member), Candice and Adriaan Van Wijk (Best Supporters), Barry and Yolande Goliath (Service to Development), Riaan Schoeman (Swim Coach), Garth Dorman (Track Coach) and Jacob Bingle (Sunset Team Time Trial).
All nominees and winners are listed on our Awards ’14 Page.
Wedding Bells:
Our members have also been busy off the field.  On15 November Matthew Blake and Sarah Alexander got married in Pietermaritzburg.
Nick Turner got married to Hayley Dickson on 22 November.  Congratulations and all the best to these newlyweds!
ATC Pub Run:
With the Awards function done quite early this year, we will have time to squeeze in a PUB run before year-end.  The Tuesday in-between WP Triathlon Champs and Jailbreak seems a good time for an easy run with a bit of indulgence.  Please book Tuesday 9 December for our pub run in the Green Point / Sea Point area.  We will send more details closer to the time.
2015 ASA Running Licenses:
2015 Running Licenses will be available from Tuesday 2 December.  These may only be used at events from 1 January 2015 onwards.  We will have some at the track next Tuesday.  Please order your 2015 ASA License on-line from Tri SPaza and ensure that you have renewed your ATC Running or ATC Multisport membership for 2015.  Members with 2014 ASA Licenses can use these at events until 31 January 2015.


Double Century:
“Give me four strong men and I will finish the DC with 12”
It was a special moment when the ATC Cycling and Embark TRI teams shared the Double Century finish line, both teams brining all 12 riders home.  The ATC team seized an opportunity to take the lead early in the day, when Embark suffered a mechanical and had to convert one of the bikes to a single speed.  Embark recovered quickly and the teams leap-frogged each other all day until the final three climbs proved challenging for a few riders in both teams.  The teams finished at exactly the same time but careful planning and strategizing throughout the day (or, if the truth be told, pure luck and coincidence) saw team ATC Cycling finish 37 seconds ahead on the results sheet!  A time of 8:15 with all riders in tow is pretty much what both teams had in mind so we are all happy with that.
ATC would like to thank Petro Neethling, Michelle Van Der Westhuizen, Stephanie Smit, Jade Kannemeyer, Mariette Engelbrecht and Kiki Spiers for the excellent support they offered to the ATC and Embark teams.  Congratulations to all the teams and riders who did this great event!  The route was lined with ATC’ers riding for various teams, as listed below:

Team The Misfits of Cycling (5:33:25), Raoul De Jongh’s team, claimed the quickest time for a team finishing with all 12 riders together.  With Pieter Calitz and Brett Chilcott.

Team Berge Farrell (5:39:57) with ATC Athlete of the Year, Dean Hopf.

Team Pure Savage (5:43:51) with ATC Cyclist of the Year, Bernard Griesel and Delano Gallagher.

Team ETA City Cycling Club Racing (5:49:38) featuring Tyron Ingle.

Team CoroGents (6:03:06) with Paul Ingpen and Neil Malherbe.

Team Intense USN, (6:03:33), captained by David Sullivan, featuring Jessica Cloete, Eugene Lindeque, Jenny Nel, Lolita Van Aardt, Martin Van Rooyen and Philip Le Roux.  They are the third mixed team on the results sheet.

Team Velocity Sports Lab Ladies (6:17:31) the winning ladies team with Robyn Williams and Nina Hind.

Team Complete Cyclist Social with Iain Mc Gregor doing a not-so-social 6:17:01.

Team Paarl Media Pocket Rockets (6:20:39), the second ladies team with ATC Athlete of the Year, Marilyn Fischer.

Team ABSA Cape Epic (6:39:11) with Marc Erasmus and Grant Clark.

Team TriLife (6:40:42) with Sean Tait and Andrew Barends

Team Table Mountain Bikers (6:42:00) with Roy Hannington.

Team Coro Chaps (6:48:34) with Paul Jacobs.

Team The Schleppers (6:49:44) with Graeme Lindenberg.

Team ATC Equites (6:56:23).  This team rode in partnership with Equites and met their target of sub-7.  Team Members were, Dirk Dircksen, Alan Hardaker, Matt Knight, JD Neill, Leo Rust, Philip Stam, Michele Fanucchi, Bram Goossens, Giancarlo Lanfranchi, Mark Sochen and Andrea Taverna-Turisan.

Team Tag Heurer 2 (7:06:39) with Gareth Sayers.

Team Mindes (7:07:42) with Andre Pepler and Pierre Mostert.

Team BikePlus 2 (7:18:49) with Sarah Malherbe.

Team Opacity (7:22:27) with Maria Silverman, Jos Balk, Simon Katz, Maria Silverman, Denise Yazar, Megan Cunnama, and Roger Hitchings.

Team San Lucar (7:25:18) with Debbie Hibert and Peter Van Wyk.

Team KCW (7:28:33) with Luke Walker.

Team Aurecon Social (7:31:11) with John-Bert Calitz and Johann Snyman.

Team VNX (7:32:52) with Marco Stichini.

Team Province Lighting (7:36:51) with Christa Mulder.

Team AfrAsia Corporate Finance (7:42:06) with Helene Rabie, Dunya Ansems, Matthys Lourens, Carl Swart and Pierre-Andre Rabie.

Team Wintergreen (7:44:39) with ATC Legend of 2014, Alisha Myers and Warren Wilkinson.

Team, RECM (7:44:47) with Piet Viljoen and Jan Van Niekerk.

Team Investec Asset Management (7:48:12) with Jason Lind and Abrie Pretorius.

Team Trane 202 (8:02:47) with Alan Bird, Thomas Brauer, Lucyanne Macleod and Meg Holtzhausen.

Team CoroMix (8:05:48) with Jacqueline Batt and Stephen Peirce.

Team Tri4All (8:06:14) with Britt Hyland, Sean Fluke, Ron Raviv, Robert Zive, Jonathan Levy, Hanja Oosthuizen and Janine Van Zyl.

Team Tiletoria Xpress (8:09:34) with Leanne Grobbelaar.

Team Machine (8:10:34) with Costa Saridakis and Craig Cunningham.

Team ATC Cycling (8:14:21), lead from the back by Gert Wilkins with Riaan Boshoff, Rob Damerell, Anton Neethling, Werner Hill and youngster Stefan Dominicus.  Two ladies, Elrika Calitz and Candice Van Wijk, who won the vociferous award.  The strong men Jacus Engelbrecht, Adriaan Van Wijk, Louis Pretorius and special Italian import, Luca Ricci.

Team Rent Shield (8:14:22), captained by Gavin Bell with Justin Elliott and Ian Ross.

Team SUBZheroes Ladies (8:14:54) with Alison Hartley, Chrisna Van Lille and Rosa Cilliers.

Team Embark TRI (8:14:58), ably led by STeve Attwell on a single speed with Daniel Appel, Morne Edas, Mike Fannin, Darrin Hofmeyr, Hildy Hopking, Lourens Van Der Westhuizen, Justin Willard, Jonathan Olivier and Eduard Van Den Heever.  Special German import, Slash Poth, was called in at the last minute after Stephanie Smit crashed into a pedestrian last Thursday, two days before the race.

Team Sphere Holdings (8:20:25) with Michelle Van Aswegen.

Team SA Postal (8:25:15) with Mariska Groenewald.

Team Distance for Difference (8:36:43) with Wouter Kriegler and Robyn Perry.

Team Outriders Cancer Awareness (8:56:22) with Dawn Clarke.

Team ABC Direct Express (8:43:36) with Candice Morrison and Cameron Mclean.

Team Caution: Low Bridge Riders (8:46:03) with Chantel Rall.

Team Kidzpositive (8:52:36) with Phillip Gibb and Simon Haw.

Team Colc'ccachio Ladies (9:19:19) with a full ATC line-up of:  Michelle Adler, Tara Frohlich, Liesl Hirst, Kirsten Hopwood, Angela Jamieson, Cindy Low, Lara Resnick, Larisa Smuts, Megan Baker and Ilana Steenkamp.  In the words of the team’s most outspoken rider, Larisa:  “Our ladies team rode a hearty 9:19 under the whip of team leader, Tara Frohlich, the highly regarded and much loved fluffless koala with a penchant for watching grown women cry, catch their own tears in a bottle and drink them so as to save time and cut out water stops.   That’s 9:19 in total.  No crust, no fuss

Team The shoOops! Red Love Train (9:20:49) with Miguel Netto.

Team TAG Heuer by Harris Jewellers (9:34:45) with Michelle Cliff and Tanya Roux.

Team Investec Impi (9:35:38) with Khulekani Ngcongo.

XTRI Robertson
At the XTRI Robertson event Andrew Le Roux, now racing for Team Kelfords, won the XTRI Ultra, Henry Wolstenholme won the Olympic road event with Robin Somogyvari in third.  Tyron Ingle won the Sprint road event with Jonathan Hartzenberg in second and Anje Wolstenholme the first lady home.


The next couple of weeks will be jam-packed with events so our weekend training sessions will be affected.  For the next two weekends there will be no club training sessions taking place due to the Stellenbosch Cycle Tour and WP Triathlon Champs events.  From next week the mid-week sessions will be back to normal but these are also due to change as we move into the season.
Please check the Training Page on our website every week for changes.  The page is usually updated on a Monday.
Run Workshop:
Off the Mark Training is hosting a running workshop to teach triathletes and distance runners how to save energy, improve efficiency and reduce the risk of injury risk when running.  The workshop will be held at the Alma Marist Sports Club in Rondebosch on Saturday 29 November, from 09:00 to 11:00.  The cost is R250 per person.
Contact Sean Tait on 072 322 3069 or sean@offthemarktraining.com to book or for more information.


Starting today, the Origin of Trails is a two day Mountain Bike Stage Race along the best trails on offer in Stellenbosch.  The distances are either 65 Km or 47 Km per day.
On Saturday is the Big Cycle Mountain Bike Family Day in Brandvlei, Worcester with 47, 25 and 10 Km routes.
The Muizenberg Mountain Run, a 12 Km trail run, takes place on Saturday.  Also on Saturday, a new 10 Km run, the Edgemead Classic, taking place at the Edgemead Primary School.
The first event in the Tribetri Kids / Junior Triathlon Series takes place on Saturday at the Slaley Wine Estate.  This is a new series for young triathletes and duathletes, aged between 6 and 18.  For entries and more information, please visit www.tribetri.co.za or call Audrey on 082 784 6075.
The Stellenbosch Cycle Tour, formerly known as Die Burger, takes place on Sunday and is a 95 Km Argus Seeding event.
The Midlands Ultra, incorporating the SA Long Distance Team Selection, takes place at Midmar Dam on Sunday.  


Entries for the Comrades Ultra Marathon close on Sunday the 30th.
Entries for the Cape Summer Trail series have opened and are selling fast.  Visit www.wildrunner.co.za for details and on-line entries.
Discovery World Triathlon, Cape Town
Entries for this ITU World Series event are now open!  The race will take place on 25 and 26 April 2015.  Visit http://capetown.triathlon.org/enter to secure your spot. We dare you to tri!  See flyer below for details.
Enjoy the Weekend!