20 Jul '15: ATC Weekly

 1000 FB Likes – Spur CWTS


Member Personal News:
Adriaan and Candice Van Wijk, who recently relocated to Luxemburg, was blessed with their first born, Joshua Adriaan Van Wijk, last night!  Attie reports that Joshua and Candy are both doing very well.
Two Oceans Charity Applications
Applications to become official beneficiaries of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon charity initiative (TOMI) are now open.  Charitable organisations wishing to apply may submit their applications online by 13 August 2015.
TOMI was launched ahead of the Two Oceans Marathon in 2012.  As an entity of the Two Oceans Marathon NPC, the body identifies beneficiaries that compliments the organisation’s support of education, environment, health and athletics development.  Organisations who benefited from the 2015 event include:  CANSA, Cape Kidney Association, Centre for Early Childhood Development, SANCCOB, SANParks and its Honorary Rangers, as well as Western Province Athletics (WPA). 
ATC Running, along with 15 other participating clubs, also benefited indirectly through WPA’s Kids Athletics program.
ATC Facebook Page
We have reached 1000 Likes!  Last week we ran an impromptu competition on Facebook to celebrate our page reaching 1000 likes.  We have since discovered that social media “audit trails” are quite volatile and therefore not 100% accurate.  The number of page likes was also bouncing up and down the whole week.  So we decided to give away free ATC Memberships to two Facebook users who liked our page during last week.  Alfred Thorpe sent us an image of his 1000th like so he received the first free membership.  The other membership went to the name randomly drawn from all the likes we received last week:  Ben Nortier.  Congratulations to these new members!


ATC Development runners had a great start to the Cape Winter Trail Series on Sunday!  Contesting the 9 Km Short Course Challenge, Dawood Goeiman won overall (1st Jun) and Daniel Arendse was the 2nd Junior.  Bruzano Britz was the 2nd Minimee, Eugene Poss the 2nd Senior, and Barry Goliath the 2nd Veteran.  Fellow ATC’er, Derek Oehly, won the Masters category.
Alexander Schubert was the third Veteran in the Mauritius Half Marathon on Sunday!  Alex did the event as part of the Embark Mauritius Tour.

TRAINING THIS WEEK:  Details here...

SWIM:  The Canal Swim will be on Saturday afternoon at 16:00.  
BIKE:  On Thursday morning we will do a Mountain Bike ride from the Point Virgin Active at 06:00.  On Saturday morning we will do a 2 - 3 hour ride, starting from the Point Virgin Active at 07:30.
RUN:  There will be NO Track tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.  We will have the afternoon session at 18:00 though. 
On Thursday we will do a Trail run from Green Point Cricket Club at 18:00.  Please bring a headlamp for this session.
We will NOT have a trail run this weekend.  Instead join us for the Cape Winter Trail Series event on Sunday (see details below).

EVENTS:  Details here...

The Foresters 15 Km Race, scheduled for Saturday 25 July has been CANCELLED due to no suitable venue being available.
The Hout Bay Trail Challenge takes place on Saturday.  The route has been altered to avoid areas damaged by the fires earlier in the year.
The second event in the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series (CWTS) takes place on Sunday in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve.  We will be setting up the ATC Gazebo at this event so please come say hi before / after your run.  You are advised to enter on-line before Thursday as late entries will only be taken on the day of the event if there are still slots available.  Enter here:  http://www.trailseries.co.za/
The Cross Country League resumes on Sunday at University of the Western Cape in Bellville South.


Ceejae Miller’s Biokineticist Practise, located at 23 Arthur’s Rd in Sea Point, is running a special on sports massages ahead of and after Ironman 70.3 Durban.  ATC members doing the event, or even members who are not, will get a special rate of R250 for an hour’s sports massage (normal price R380).  The offer is valid till 8 August and members can book with Sam by calling Anita on 021 434 4009.   Visit their FB Page Here
Enjoy the Week!