15 Jun '15: ATC Weekly

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 ATC Canal Swim – Youth Day Training


ATC Canal Swim – Parking Area Development
Please note that the V & A Waterfront has informed us that they will be commencing with the redevelopment of the Amsterdam Parking Area shortly.  This is the area where we start our canal swim from.  The development will largely reduce and limit the use of the canal in the area surrounding the parking area.  We are looking into alternatives and will let members know as soon as we have confirmation.  The canal swim will continue as per normal for the remainder of June.    
Member Personal News:
From Dominick Marshall-Smith“Hi Gert and Steve, just to let you know that at around 2am on 2 June 2015 a little athlete embarked on his first endurance journey and was born naturally into this world as Zachary Graham Marshall-Smith at 17h15.  He and Mum are doing beautifully and recovering well.  Dad is just filled with awe and respect and is working hard to keep his HR down in case it bursts out of his chest!”  Congratulations Dom & Tiffany.


Congratulations to Caitlin & Cobus Van Den Berg for their performances at the 57 Km Trail du Verdon in the Grand Canyon du Vendon, France.  Caitlin won the ladies race ahead of the two French favourites.  She was 8th overall with husband Cobus in 7th.
Tracy Markham won the Eton Man 70.3 Distance Triathlon in Dorney. England.

TRAINING:  Details here...

The weather is not looking great for Youth Day.  As it is a public holiday we will NOT have our usual track sessions on Tuesday.  We will, however, have a track session on Wednesday at the GPCC.
SWIM:  The Canal Swim will be on Saturday afternoon at 16:00. 
BIKE:  On Tuesday morning, weather permitting, we will do a 2.5 hour road bike ride, starting from the Point Virgin Active at 07:30.
On Thursday morning we will do a Mountain Bike ride from the Point Virgin Active at 06:00.
RUN:  On Wednesday there will be a track session at 06:00 in the morning and at 18:00 in the evening. Please note that there will be no track session on Tuesday.
On Thursday we will do a Trail run from Green Point Cricket Club at 18:00.  Please bring a headlamp for this session.

EVENTS:  Details here...

On Tuesday, Youth Day, there is the Dave Spence Memorial 10 K in Gugulethu and the Dirtopia Trail Run on Delvera.  The Youth Day Mile or 800 m Open Water Swim has been moved and will now take place from the Oceana Power Boat Club.  Registration opens at 09:00 and the swim starts at 10:00.
The Grootvadersbosch and Outeniqua Traverse Trail Runs take place this weekend.
On Saturday is the Avbob 15 K Road run in Eersterivier and the Cool Runnings Trail Run on the Steenberg Wine Estate.
The 4th event in the Run the Vines Trail Run Series will take place on the Mellasat Vinyards on Saturday.  This is part of a 12-run series of trail runs taking place on 12 different wine farms in and around the Paarl region.
On Sunday is the VOB Table Mountain Race, starting from Constantia Nek.  There is also the Dirtopia Mid-Year Trail Run on Muratie, near Stellenbosch.
The 3rd event in the Tortoise Winter Trail Series takes place on Sunday on the Skilpadvlei Wine Farm, near Stellenbosch.  This is a series of trail runs taking place every Sunday during June and July.
Enjoy Youth Day!