9 Jun '13: ATC Weekly

 We got Spaced! – ATC Office at GPCC


Congratulations to the following members for recent personal events:
Ceejae Miller and Michael Shea got engaged.
Justin Willard and Candice Morrison got engaged.
We got spaced!
Thank you so much to Pinchas Hack for providing us a complimentary unit at Stor-Age in Claremont!  This is not your average store room.  This is a seriously professional, new age, storage facility.  We were blown away by the slick operation at this modern, purpose-built self-storage solution.  This will give us some valuable space to store some of the ATC stuff while we get settled into the container at GPCC.  Stor-Age operates around the country and have ten locations in the greater Cape Town area.  To view locations and other related services they offer, please visit:  http://www.stor-age.co.za/
ATC Office at GPCC
The inside of our container at GPCC is coming along nicely and the ATC Office and Shop will be operate from there on Tuesdays, before the track session, from 17:00 and again afterwards from 19:00.  We can still bring gear and licenses to the Canal Swim or other training sessions.  Just let us know what you need before-hand.


At the Olyfberg Trail Run, held as part of the Wacky Wine Festival, Bernard Griesel (2nd, 25-29) came 7th in the 22 Km Challenge.
In the 10 Km Scenic Run ATC’ers filled 4 of the top 5 positions with Travys Wilkins 2nd, Dean Hopf 3rd, Jakob Volmoer 4th (1st, 40-45) and Louis Pretorius 5th. Lucy Gauntlett was the 3rd lady home, Lara Browne won the (30-34) age group, Megan-Lee Meredith was 2nd in the 40-44 age group and Donovan Louw was 3rd in the 35-39 age group.
Results in from the ATC Development team in the Cross Country League to date:  At Pollsmoor (1st League) Juraida Aries won the u9 age group and Adriaan Links was 2nd in the u12 group.  The ATC u15 Boys Team won their category.
At the second league in Atlantis our u17 Girls team won their category and the Senior Men’s team was second in the 4 Km Mob Race.

TRAINING:  Details here...

SWIM:  The Canal Swim will be on Saturday afternoons at 16:00
BIKE:  On Thursday morning we will do a Mountain Bike ride from the Point Virgin Active at 06:00.
On Sunday morning we will do a 2.5 hour road bike ride, starting from the Point Virgin Active at 07:30.
RUN:  This week’s track session will be a 5 Km Time Trial at the Green Point Cricket Club, this evening at 18:00.  This morning’s fastest time was 18:01 so put your fast shoes on and come and beat this or your own PB!
On Thursday we will do a Trail run from Green Point Cricket Club at 18:00.  Please bring a headlamp for this session.
Nek-to-Nek Trail Run
This coming Saturday we will do a trail run, starting from Constantia Nek at 07:00.  We will run up to the dams and follow the Smuts trail to Maclear’s Beacon.  From there we will run down Platteklip Gorge and along the upper contour path to Kloofnek.  Please let us know if you will be joining as we would like to arrange transport from Kloofnek to Constantia Nek so we don’t have to mission after the run.  The run will take approximately 3 hours.

EVENTS:  Details here...

Starting on Saturday, the Knysna RE:CM 200 Mountain Bike Stage Race will offer riders three days of awesome routes through the forests surrounding Knysna.  Trail runners can have a similar experience at the Outeniqua Quest Trail Stage Race in the forests and mountains surrounding the Ebb & Flow rest camp in Wilderness.
Closer to home is the Greyton Classic with a Mountain Bike race on Saturday and Trail Run on Sunday.
On Saturday there is the TSiBA Trail Run at Durbanville Hills, the Mamre 15 K Road Run or the Napier Half Marathon.
On Sunday is the DUO Challenge in the Banhoek Conservancy with a combination of Mountain Biking and Trail Running.
The 6th Cross Country League takes place on Sunday afternoon at Elfindale, in Retreat / Grassy Park.
On Tuesday, Youth Day, you can choose between the Dave Spence Memorial 10 K in Gugulethu, the Dirtopia Trail Run on Delvera, or the Youth Day Mile or 800 m Open Water Swim in Camps Bay.


Entries for the Tour of Good Hope, a 5-Day Road Bike Stage Race, opened this week.  The tour takes place from 29 February till 4 March 2016.
Closer to now, offering excellent training for DC, is the Cape Classic 380.  This is a 3-Day Road Bike Stage Race in Montagu and surrounds.  Visit http://capeclassic.info/ to enter.
Enjoy the Week!