19 Feb '15: ATC News

 ATC Sunset TTT – ITU WTS New Route & Finish - Results
ATC Sunset Team Time Trial
Entries for the ATC Sunset Team Time Trial, taking place on Wednesday 25 February 2015, are flowing in nicely and indications are that the event will sell out again!  To enter your team please visit the ATC SSTTT Event Page
Please also Click Here to Volunteer your services before, during or after the event.  ATC members volunteering will help in the transition area and can participate in the event, as well as help.
New Route and Finish for Discovery WTS (ITU)
The second Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town, to be hosted in Cape Town on 25 and 26 April, will be the first major international event to make use of the brand new Green Point Athletics Stadium!  The new route, announced today, will take participants from the V&A Waterfront through the beautiful streets of Cape Town, to the finish at the new stadium.  The new Green Point Athletics Stadium was formally launched yesterday (Wednesday).  Please see the full article at the bottom of this email for complete route descriptions and maps.
Urgent Appeal for Technical Officials
Western Province Triathlon is urgently looking for interested parties to become Technical Officials.  The upcoming ITU World Triathlon Series Cape Town event requires a large number of Technical Officials, more than what can be provided by the current pool of active TO’s in the Western Cape.  In an attempt to reduce the stress on the existing Technical Officials and fulfil the needs of the ITU event, WPTA would like to appeal to anybody who is interested in becoming a Technical Official to please contact Lynne Manson-Kullin on 083687803 or admin@wptriathlon.org.za by 23 February.


It’s been a great weekend of racing for ATC with members doing brilliantly from the ELEVEN Cape Town in Big Bay to the Peninsula in Simonstown, despite the rough sea and head winds.  At 11 Cape Town, ATC filled the overall podium in the Olympic distance event with Jean Van Wyk retaining his title, JD Neill in 2nd and Nick Turner in 3rd.  Congratulations also go to the following members who placed within their respective age groups:  Darrin Hofmeyr, Marco Stichini, Cobus Van Den Berg, Henry Wolstenholme, Anthony Lopez, Romario Sardinha, Grant Bacon, Gert Wilkins and Maureen Dennehy.
In the Sprint race the following members placed:  Scott Tait, Ian Norden, Alison Ting Chong, and Rogeema Kenny.
Henri Schoeman won the ATU Africa Sprint Championship, which took place early in the morning.
ATC Development teamed up with YEP CLAN Cycling, a youth empowerment organisation based in Khayelitsha, and our own swimmers to dominate the team categories in both Olympic and Sprint Distances.  Thank you very much to Douglas Burger, Wouter Kriegler, Karen Graaff, Glenn Buchinsky, and Jacques Hoffman for setting of the teams with good swim times and to Dawood Goeiman, Samuel Lekata, Bruzano Britz, Ashley Links and Daniel Arendse for finishing with blistering runs.
At the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile, held in Grabouw on Saturday, ATC won the prize for the club with the most entrants!  Thank you very much to Sanlam for the R5000 prize money.  We will put it to good use.  Congratulations to the following members for their top finishes in the Mile:  Caylan Bromley, 2nd (14-30); Tyron Ingle, 3rd (14-30); Dave Nel, 1st (31-40); Justin Letschert, 2nd (41-50); Vernon Visser, 2nd (31-40); Vivienne Williams, 2nd (51-60).
Congratulations to the following members who have also qualified to compete at the Swim SA National Open Water Championships, taking place in Grabouw on the 7th and 8th of March:  Amy Barnes (10, 7.5 & 5 Km), Andrew Ritchie (5 & 3 Km), Nasha Van Rensburg (5 & 3 Km), Nicholas Mortley (3 Km), Ine Fouche (3 Km), Abigail Meder (3 Km).


SWIM:  The Canal Swim will be tomorrow (Friday) morning at 06:00Please arrive a bit earlier if you do not have your barcoded tag yet or if you would like to do a longer swim.
BIKE:  On Tuesday and Thursday mornings we will do a road bike ride from the Point Virgin Active at 05:30.  We will not have a ride this morning weekend as it is XTERRA on Saturday and Sunday.
A reminder that we may cancel the mid-week morning rides at short notice due to misty or rainy conditions.  This is for safety reasons due to reduced visibility in these conditions while it is still dark.    
RUN:  Track will continue as per normal on Tuesdays at 06:00 in the morning and at 18:00 in the evenings.  Both sessions take place on the field below The Bungalow.


This weekend is XTERRA SA!  Good luck to all the members taking part in any of the events and particularly those members hoping to qualify for the world championship final in Hawaii later in the year.
The second leg of the WP Masters Long Course Swimming Championships takes place on Sunday at UWC.  For more details visit the ATC Calendar.  Good luck to all the swimmers.
The final event of the Spur Cape Summer Trail series takes place on Sunday in Elgin, Grabouw.  There is also a longer XL event, offering 25 Km of trail running.


The ACA Joe West Coast Warm Water Weekend takes place in the National Park near Langebaan on 14 and 15 March 2015.  ATC Members will receive a 15% discount on the entry fee.  To take advantage of the discounted entry fee, enter ENTT313 in the ATC / Embark Member Code field on the 3rd page of the on-line entry form.  To enter visit:  http://www.electricink.co.za/warmwater-weekend
The final event in the CleanC Big Bay Beach Run Series will take place on 28 February at 9am.
A reminder that substitutions for the Cycle Tour (Argus) close this Friday.
Enjoy the Weekend!



The second Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town to be hosted in Cape Town on 25 and 26 April will be the first major international event to make use of the brand new Green Point Athletics Stadium. The new route will take participants from the V&A Waterfront through the beautiful streets of Cape Town, to the finish at the new stadium. The event, one of a series of ten across the globe, will see locals either watch 130 elite triathletes from 80 countries compete with Table Mountain as the backdrop or participate themselves. The elite races will be broadcast in 180 countries.

The Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town will start with a swim in the V&A Waterfront’s Quay 6, with seals enjoying the action. Elite triathletes will head out for the 1 500 m swim (consisting of two laps of 750m) in an anti-clockwise direction. The Sprint swim of 500m will take place within Quay 6 whilst the Olympic distance event participants will venture into Quay 7 to complete one lap of 750m.

A quick peddle through the streets of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the cycle will start in the V&A Waterfront precinct and then head out onto Beach Road towards the turning point at the iconic Mouille Point lighthouse. The elites will then head into the Green Point precinct on Fritz Sonnenberg, passing Cape Town Stadium before entering the Green Point Athletics Stadium where they will pass, during each lap, the grandstands packed with spectators. The 20km cycle will be followed by a 10km run through the Green Point Urban Park, with the final 400m taking place on the blue tarmac of the new Green Point Athletics Stadium.

Age groupers will have the option to do either a Sprint or Olympic distance, with the Sprint swim consisting of a 500m lap in Quay 6, and the Olympic swim of two 750m laps spanning both Quays 6 and 7. Age groupers will also enjoy more of the scenic Green Point precinct, with their cycle turning point being at the Sea Point swimming pools and their run including a stretch of the Cape Town Stadium’s Fan Walk before finishing in the same finishing straight as the Elite athletes in the stadium, in front of their fans and family. This year the race will feature draft legal cycle and a second age group transition zone at the Green Point Athletics Stadium.

Says Bruce Parker-Forsyth, CEO of WORLDSPORT, delivery partner of this major event to both Abu Dhabi and Cape Town:  “We’re thrilled to be first in making use of the impressive new Green Point Athletics Stadium. Sport and recreation has always played a fundamental role in our community and the new stadium consolidates the Green Point Urban Park. The new finish offers many benefits including more space and parking, as well as an improved layout. We look forward to again hosting a world-class event where ordinary athletes can compete on the same ‘stage’ and race route as top international athletes, with the support of their family and friends in the new stadium.”

In addition to the competitions, athletes will be treated to a weekend full of festivities. Register online today at capetown.triathlon.org.

Triathlon is for everyone, we dare you to tri!