8 Dec '14: ATC T&E Update

 WP Tri Champs – ATC Pub Run - NO Canal Swim on FRI


Tuesday - ATC Pub Run:
Don’t forget our annual Pub Run, taking place tomorrow (Tuesday) evening!  The ATC Office will be open at the Oceana Power Boat Club (OPBC) from 17:00.  ATC Gear and running licenses will be available from the office.  The run will start from here at 18:00.  We will run to Ferryman’s in the V&A, then to the Slug in Green Point, then to La Vie in Mouille Point.  Then back to OPBC for another drink.  Please bring some cash for your drinks and dress in your ATC gear.
Wednesday - Preparing for Ironman 70.3 SA
Stuart Marais, Champion of the Totalsports Challenge, Knysna Big 5 and Ironman 70.3 Italy, will host an informal talk on how to approach and taper for Ironman 70.3, taking place in January 2015.  The talk will take place at 18:00 on Wednesday. There is no charge but seats are limited so please RSVP on Facebook.  There is a show at the Stadium on Wednesday evening so you are advised to travel into town early.
ASA Licenses 2015
A correction on previous information sent regarding 2015 ASA Licenses.  2015 licenses can be worn at any events during December 2014.  However, insurance cover will only start on 1 January 2015.  2014 licenses can be worn until 31 January 2015 but insurance cover will cease on 31 December 2014.


WP Triathlon Champs
Well done to all the members who did the Western Province Triathlon Championships on Sunday at Val de Vie.  Once again the venue did not disappoint and neither did the weather.  The non-wetsuit swim and heat was a major factor for the age groupers.  But none of the above dampened the enthusiasm of the youngsters who did the TribeTri junior events with enough energy to spare to vie for prizes in the lucky draw. 
Our congratulations to overall winners Matt Trautman and Celeste Renaud.  ATC was represented on the podium in almost all the age groups!  From one of our newest and youngest members, Caylan Bromley (16-19), to her coach and out-of-category performer, Vivienne Williams (2nd Overall and 50-54 Champ).  Anja Wolstenholme is the 16-19 ladies Champ.  Paula Armstrong and Candice Morison made the podium in the 30-34 AG.  Candice made a great comeback, even after suffering a mechanical, in her first triathlon since she started training with Embark again this year.  Lara Fury, also a newcomer, was second in the 45-49 AG.
Jean Van Wyk (30-34) came second overall and JD Neill 6th (3rd, 30-34).  Tyron Ingle is the 25-29 AG Champ (5th Overall) with Simon Starck taking bronze in this age group.  Nick Turner is the Champ in the 35-39 AG.  STeve Atwell (2nd, 35-39) won the “Chairman’s Challenge” this time, when he beat PTC’s David Talbot to the line.  Kobus Meyer took the 40-45 bronze and Paul Ingpen the 45-49 silver.  Andre Pepler took silver in the 50-54 AG.
Thank you very much to Seugnet Van Der Merwe for the great photos of the ATC and Embark athletes taking part.  We have shared these on our Facebook Page.  You can view awesome images from Brett Nattrass and Chris Hitchcock on their web sites and Facebook pages.
All the results can be downloaded from the on-line version of this newsletter on our News Page.  We thank Great-Time for providing the results.


Tomorrow (Tuesday) morning we will do a 5 Km Time Trial, starting from The Glen at 06:00.  We will NOT have the evening Track session due to the Pub Run.
There will be NO CANAL SWIM this Friday morning due to the Jailbreak event taking place.
On Thursday morning we will do a Mountain Bike ride at 05:30 from the Wembley Virgin Active.
On Sunday morning we will do a long road bike ride from the Point Virgin Active at 06:00.  The ride will be along the Peninsula.
Swim Squad in Southern Suburbs:
Vivienne Williams has a few slots available in her swim squad for the period of 5 January till April 2015.  The squad swims on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 17h30 to 18h30 at the Rustenberg Girls High School.  The program varies from 2.5 - 3.5 Km per session.  Cost is R300 per month.  Please contact Viv on: viv.williams.rghs@gmail.com


ONIGIRI will be at the Jailbreak event this Friday, selling drinks and Asian sandwiches from their gazebo.  Pre-order yours from:  orders@onigiri.co.za
Good luck to all the members taking part in the Maxi or Mini Escapes on Friday at Brandvlei Correctional Services in Rawsonville.  A reminder that your last chance to collect your race bucket is on Thursday, between 16:00 and 18:00.  There will be no registration on race day.
Other Events:
The Avbob 15K takes place on Saturday in Table View.
Next Tuesday, Reconciliation Day, there are a number of events taking place, including an Openwater Swim on Clifton 3rd, a Road Run in Gugulethu and a Mountain Race in Paarl.
The Sundowner nite run is next Thursday 18 December, taking place at the V&A Waterfront.
Entries for this year’s Tokai Manor House run are limited to 1000 runners.  You are advised to enter on-line before 16 December at www.racetraq.co.za.
Enjoy the Week!