21 Apr '15: ATC News

 Discovery World Triathlon Weekend – ATC AGM ’15


Imagine opening your email to forty Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town Race Number confirmations!  This happened when we fired up the ATC Admin mailbox this morning and it really fired us up.  Thank you very much Discovery WTC for these individual and team development entries.  We can’t wait to tear up the blue track at the Green Point Athletics Stadium on Saturday and Sunday. 
This evening (Tuesday) 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.  The session will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club after our track session.  See attached image for more information.
We will have ATC gear available before and after the talk, including cold water hoodies, which will be permitted for the races on the weekend.
Late entries for WTC are still accepted on-line and you can also enter at Registration on Thursday and Friday.

ATC AGM 2015

Straight after the Triathlon long weekend, on Tuesday 28 April, our Annual General Meeting for 2015 will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club in Vlei Road.  This will also be the official launch of our new home and training facility at the GPCC, so the AGM will be followed by a social in the GPCC bar.  We will do our normal track session at 18:00, the AGM will start at 19:30 followed by the launch social shortly afterwards.
Please RSVP or offer your apologies through the on-line form available on our website.  This form can also be used to raise any matters you would like to discuss at the AGM.
We are calling for nominations for the 2015 – 2016 ATC Management Committee and you can nominate yourself or another member on-line as well.


Congratulations to all the members who stepped on the podium at the Western Province Duathlon Championships on Sunday!  It was a great event, well organised and the medal ceremony started ahead of schedule.  Well done to WP Triathlon and thanks go to UniWINES for providing a great venue.  Congratulations to the following:  Henry Wolstenholme is the 45-49 Champ and was 3rd Overall; Kobus Meyer, 2nd 40-44; Chris Visser, 20-24 Champ; Nelius Oosthuizen, 3rd 35-39; Elrika Calitz, 25-29 Champ; Alan Hardaker,  3rd 40-44; Jos Balk,  ; Nienke Van Schaik, 35-39 Champ  ; Maureen Dennehy, 3rd 50-54; Dawn Clarke, 55-59 Champ; Timothy Langerman, 2nd 16-19.  Gert Wilkins was 2nd in the Sprint Fun race.  Philip Sassie won the event overall and Lisa Kaestner (2nd 35-39) and Denise Yazar (3rd 40-44) also placed but these members were not registered with TSA so could not receive official positions at the Championships.
Roxanne Dodds was part of the team who came second at the Hobie National Sailing Championships held in Durban recently.  Congratulations Roxy!
Dominique D’Oliveira was 3rd at the Cape Town Impi Challenge.
At the Dirtopia Uitkyk Trailrun Challenge on Sunday, Lindsay Sullivan was the second lady in the 25 Km run.  Cole Stanton was second in the 12 Km event with Travys Wilkins in 3rd.  In the 9 Km event, Ben Campbell came 3rd.
The Freedom Swim from Robben Island to Blouberg took place on Saturday in very cold water.  This prompted organisers to get novice swimmers to form teams of two.  This was also the first year that wetsuits were allowed as a solo category.  Congratulations to Emma Alsop, who was the second solo lady, without a wetsuit.  Nicholas Mortley came second in the sole male wetsuit category.
Amanda Bloch was part of the Lucky Feet team, a ladies team of four, who won their category at the 36ONE Mountain Bike Challenge, which was held in the Karoo from 17 to 19 April.
At last week’s Merrell Night Series in Constantia Lisa Nevitt was the third lady in the 5.5 Km event.


SWIM:  There will be NO CANAL SWIM on Saturday due to the WTC event.  Enter the event or join a team and come and swim at Quay 6 instead.
BIKE:  On Thursday morning we will do a road bike ride from the Point Virgin Active at 06:00
RUN:  Track will be at the Green Point Cricket Club this (Tuesday) evening at 18:00 to be followed by the information session on the WTC event coming up this weekend.


So this weekend is all about the Discovery World Triathlon.  The age groupers and teams will do the Olympic distance event on Saturday and can stay on to watch the Pro ladies race in the afternoon.  On Sunday morning the Sprint event for age groupers and teams will be followed by the Pro Men racing in the afternoon.  We will all be grateful for the holiday on Monday and will feel free to lie in a bit…

The 3rd event in the Autumn Night Run Series takes place tomorrow (Wednesday) evening at Groot Constantia.  On Saturday is the Weskus Marathon and Half in Langebaan.  Good luck to all the runners using this run as a Comrades qualifier.

The third event on the WP Cycling Association’s Winter League takes place this Sunday at Fisantekraal on the R312.

On Monday there is a new event in Muizenberg, the Monster Beach Run, incorporating the Big M (20 Km), the Sunrise Monster (10 Km) and the Mini Monster (5 Km).



Next weekend, another long weekend will jam-packed with the Safari Half, the Durbanville Off-Road Triathlon, Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge and the Walker Bay Extreme multisport events in Hermanus.
Enjoy the Week!