16 Apr '15: ATC T&E Update

Discovery WTC Info Session – ATC Masters Gala – WP DU Champs


Discovery WTC Information Session
On Tuesday, 21 April, ATC and Embark will be hosting a race briefing for the Discovery World Triathlon.  Embark head coach, STeve Attwell, will be going through the entire race in detail to give the athletes a thorough understanding of the race.  There are 2 transition areas, so it’s a little different than normal triathlons.
Join us on home ground at Green Point Cricket Club for our track session at 6 pm, followed by the talk from 7 pm onwards. There are lots of parking, shower facilities and a fully stocked bar.  Anyone is welcome to join in for the track session and the talk!
Late entries for WTC are now accepted on-line and you can also enter at Registration on Thursday and Friday.  Late entries will cost an extra R100 and you will unfortunately not have a personalised race number. 
Births & Weddings
Congratulations to Kate Slegrova and husband Jean Marais on the birth of their baby girl Mari, on the 8th of April.
Kent and Claire Horner’s baby boy, Logan, was also born on the 8th of April.  Our congratulations to the Horner family.
Congratulations to Juan Bester and Mia Berry, who got married on Saturday the 11th of April.
Embark Training for Knysna, Mauritius and Durban
Embark’s 12 week program for the Knysna Forest Marathon and Half starts this week and there is also a program starting for the Mauritius Marathon and Half, which takes place a week after the Oyster Festival.  These running programs are very popular and a great way to coax you out of bed and into the best form of your life!
Embark’s Group Coached Training for Ironman 70.3 Durban starts on 4 May and there are two levels of training programs on offer:  Intermediate, for athletes wanting to improve their performance and the Medal Group, for novices wanting to get to the finish line.
For more information please email steve@embark.co.za or visit www.embark.co.za


SWIM:  The Canal Swim will be on Saturday afternoon at 16:00We must appeal to members to please keep to the far left of the canal at all times as the Water Taxi is in operation while we swim.  Taxi operators are complaining that they have to wait for swimmers to move out the way before they can pass.  If we do not adhere to this arrangement we will not be allowed to swim on a Saturday afternoon. 
There will be no other club training this weekend due to WP Duathlon Championships and the ATC hosted gala taking place on Sunday.
From next week our mid-week rides will start at 06:00 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  One of the mid-week rides will be a mountain bike ride.  More details will follow next week.


The Mast Challenge, scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled due to uncertainty of conditions in the Tokai Forest area after the recent fires.
The Leapfrog Gordon’s Bay Half is on Saturday.  On Sunday is the Dirtopia Simonsberg Trail Challenge in Stellenbosch. 
The ATC Hosted Masters Gala takes place this Sunday at the Curro Private School in Durbanville.  It is the last gala of the season and ATC has the reputation, of hosting the most exciting and well attended gala, to live up to.  The event starts at 10:30 so please come and join us for a quick swim or relay.  It is on your way home from WP Duathlon Champs.
Western Province Duathlon Championships takes place on Sunday, at UniWINES in Rawsonville.  On-line entries for this event have closed but you can still enter on the day.
The VWS Awareness day and the Race for Water takes place this Sunday at the Lievland Wine Estate near Stellenbosch.  The day starts with a 5 Km fun run and a 14 Km Race for Water trail run.  This is followed by an awareness day providing a whole host of great activities making it a great day out for the kids.
The second event on the WP Cycling Association’s Winter League takes place this Sunday on the Killarney Race Track.  (Not in Kommetjie as previously planned)  The format is the same as the weekly Wednesday evening racing that takes place during summer.  Scholars will race in the morning and older age groups in the afternoon.


Entries for the Safari Half Marathon, which takes place on 1 May in Wellington, close on Sunday 19 April.  There are no late entries for this event.
Cape Town Beach Cleanup is hosting a series of Clean C Night Beach Runs on Milnerton and Blouberg beaches.  The first one will be on the 4th of May from the Dolphin Beach Hotel and the second one on 20 May from Milnerton Lighthouse.  Please visit our Events Page for details.
Enjoy the Week!