27 May '15: ATC Weekly

 Comrades – Open Day at GP Track – Big 5 Club Champs
Open Day GP Stadium
On Saturday the City of Cape Town and Western Province Athletics are hosting an open day at the newly completed Green Point Athletics Stadium.  This is an opportunity for those involved in Club and School Athletics to become familiar with the stadium and get a sense of the kinds of athletics meetings it can accommodate.  Tour guides will be available to walk you through the stadium’s many attributes and available equipment.  The stadium will be open from 10:00 until 14:00 and parking will be available in P4.
On Saturday at 18:00, after the Canal Swim, there will be an Auction in aid of Shiloh’s Educare at the Green Point Cricket Club.  Bianca Krafft is doing Ironman 70.3 Zurich in aid of this cause and Chairman STeve Attwell will be hosting the auction.  There will be Cash Bar and German Hotdogs for sale.  Please bring along something to put on auction!
At the 1SOMS 3 Km CORE event, held on 3 May, Claire Le Manach (46:20) won the ladies wetsuit event and Bianca Tait 54:50 was second.  Craig White (52:14) was the second male in the Channel Rules category.  Robert O'Brien (1:05:27) was the 3rd Male in the wetsuit category. 
In the team event Abigail Meder and Andrew Ritchie won the wetsuit mixed category with Marc Balkin and Diaan Mynhardt in second.  Mikayla Eagles and Amy Barnes won the female wetsuit category with Bianca Marais and Josette Meder in second.
Bernard Griesel came 3rd at the gruelling 24 Km Helderberg Mountain ChallengeCaitlin van den Berg was the 2nd Veteran lady.
Dean Hopf was 3rd in the Open Male category at the Amarider 50 Miler.
SWIM:  The Canal Swim will be on Saturday afternoons at 16:00
BIKE:  On Tuesday mornings we will do a road bike ride from the Point Virgin Active at 06:00.  On Thursday mornings we will do a Mountain Bike ride from the Point Virgin Active at 06:00.
This Saturday morning we will do a 3 hour ride, starting from the Point Virgin Active at 07:30.
RUN:  Track will be at the Green Point Cricket Club on Tuesday mornings at 06:00 and again in the evenings at 18:00
From tomorrow onwards, we will do a Trail run from Green Point Cricket Club on Thursdays at 18:00.  Please bring a headlamp for this session.
This coming Sunday we will do a trail run, starting from the lower cable car parking on Kloof Nek at 07:00.  We will have at least two groups so runners of all levels are welcome.  We will start with the loop around Lion’s Head to Signal Hill (approx. 10 Km).  Then head out along the Pipe Track and back for approx. 4 Kms.  The last 6 Km will be along Tafelberg Road or along the lower slopes of Table Mountain if you don’t want any tar.  So you will have a choice of a 10, 14 or 20 Km Run.  We will have some refreshments at the meeting point but you are advised to bring a hydration pack and something to eat.
This Sunday is the Comrades!  Unfortunately we were unable to get a list of ATC entrants from the race organisers.  So you will have to let us know who is doing it!  Please tell us about your plans for race day by taking the short survey at the link below:
Good luck to all the ATC Runners taking part!
This weekend is the PPA Route 62 Overnight Tour in Ashton.  Montagu Mountain Mania takes place on Saturday offering various Mountain Bike races and Trail runs in and around the Avalon Springs resort.
On Saturday is the UWC Fast and Flat 10K in Bellville.
On Sunday there is a 10 Km Open Water swim from the Milnerton Lighthouse to Big Bay.
Big 5 Club Championship
The BIG5 Sport Challenge will host a Multisport Adventure Club Championship as part of the challenge at the Knysna Oyster Festival.  Participation in the Club Championship is free of charge for Big5 entrants.  All you have to do is make sure ATC is specified with your entry into the event.  You will collect points for ATX with each event you finish.  If you are not sure if ATC was selected when you entered please let us know that you are doing the challenge so we can compile a list of ATC entrants for the organisers.  For every ten entrants from ATC, the club will also receive one free entry.  So it is important that we list all ATC entrants.
Entries for the Hout Bay Trail Challenge open today!  There have been some changes to the route and some of the proceeds of this year’s event will go towards repairing the paths and trails that were damaged during fires.
Enjoy the Week!