9 Sept '15: ATC News

New Balance Vazee – TSA Registrations


TSA Registrations
Triathlon SA (TSA) and Western Province Triathlon Association (WPTA) Registration for the 2015 / 16 season has opened.  WP Athletes must register through a club and the Provincial MOBII system, and NOT through www.triathlonsa.co.za (as per the SMS existing members would have received).  To register, please:
1.       Log In to Tri SPaza, Join ATC or Renew your membership and add the required Triathlon License to your basket.
2.       The membership and license fee must be paid to ATC.
3.       Sign In to the Provincial MOBII Registration System (or Register if you have not previously been a member).
4.       Edit your Profile if required and then Manage your license by adding the desired License Type.
ATC will order the licenses from WPTA in batches and process accordingly.
It is important to note that ATC must receive your on-line order for a license the Wednesday, 10 days prior to the first event you wish to use it for.  We have strict deadlines, set by the Province, to meet and will not be able to push through last minute applications for licenses.
Cape Town Marathon Staff
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has positions available for members to assist at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Registration and EXPO.  Various positions are available including Registration Staff, Information Assistants, Marshals, etc.  Registration will take place at The Lookout, V & A Waterfront on Friday 18 September from 10:00 to 19:00 and on the Saturday from 09:00 to 17:00.  Interested members are requested to contact Pearl at admin@wpathletics.co.za by no later than this Friday.
New Balance VAZEE
Thank you to New Balance for the visit to our Track session last night.  We had a great demonstration of the Vazee and Track shoes with some spot prizes too.  Jessica Cloete was the lucky winner of a pair of VAZEE shoes.
Members can get 20% discount off a pair of VAZEE shoes from the Athletes Foot in the Waterfront.  Please see the attached flyer for details.


Richard Murray won the World Triathlon Series (WTS) event in Edmonton on the weekend!  This was the penultimate WTS event of the season, ahead of the Grand Finale, which takes place in Chicago next weekend.  Richard endured the icy, windy, weather and outsprinted Javier Gomez to the line to claim the victory in a time of 53:19.  Richard is now lying fourth in the World Series Rankings, with just 530 points separating the top four going into World Champs on the 19th.
Chris Loker (Channel Rules) won the 1SOMS event on Sunday and Flora James (Wetsuit) was the first lady home.
Sanlam Peace Trail Challengers
Our three star runners from the recent Cape Winter Trail series, Dawood Goeiman, Daniel Arendse and Eugene Poss, were selected into the Sanlam Peace Trail Challenger programme!  They will compete in the 11 Km PEACE Trail Run, which forms part of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon weekend.  This initiative, in partnership with Wildrunner, Endurocad and Vital, will provide the opportunity for young development athletes to be put forward as candidates for the Endurocad program and possible National Trail Team selection.
Dawood Goeiman also made the Western Cape Schools Cross Country Team to compete at Schools Nationals in Port Elizabeth in October.

TRAINING THIS WEEK:  Details here...

SWIM:  The canal swim will take place on Saturday afternoon at 16:00. This week we will set up the sign-in area in the amphitheatre in front of the Waterfront Village.  This is just around the corner from where we set up for the past couple of weeks.
BIKE:  On Thursday mornings we will do a Mountain Bike ride from the Point Virgin Active at 06:00.  On Sunday morning we will do a 3 hour ride, starting from the Point Virgin Active at 07:00.  We will be adding more distance so will start a bit earlier from now on.
RUN:  Tuesday Track will still be at the Green Point Cricket Club (GPCC) with sessions in the morning at 06:00 and in the afternoon / evening at 18:00.  Tomorrow evening (Thursday), we will do a trail run starting from GPCC at 17:45.

EVENTS:  Details here...

The Merrell Night Run Series kicks off tonight (Wednesday) at Groot Constantia.
The Ride to Nowhere three-day Mountain Bike Stage race takes place this weekend in McGregor.  It offers routes of 60 Km per day for the serious riders and 40 Km per day for the fun orientated.  There is also a Trail Run on Saturday, offering 12 and 5 Km routes.
The ASA National Cross County Championships takes place in Middelburg on Saturday.
Good luck to all the runners taking part in the Crazy Table Mountain trail run on Saturday.  Also on Saturday, is the Blaauwberg Hill Trail run from the bottom of Blaauwberg Hill in the Blaauwberg Conservation Area. 
The Cederberg 100 Miler Mountain Bike race takes place on Saturday, from Clanwilliam to Kaleo.
The PPA Elgin Valley Mountain Bike Challenge and Trail Run take place on Sunday on the Paul Cluver Estate.
The ARD Three Vlei 10 K run takes place on Sunday from the Fairmont High School in Grassy Park.  There is also a 5 Km Fun Run.

Future Events:

XTERRA will make its debut in Port Elizabeth on the weekend of 29 to 31 January 2016.  The event will also be off-road but will have a city feel and boast an ocean swim.  The bike and run courses will utilise beautiful trails in the heart of the City for the bike and run courses.  A formal announcement regarding XTERRA Knysna, which does not appear on the 2016 calendar yet, has not been made.
Ironman 70.3 EL
Less than 120 entries remain for the Standard Bank Ironman 70.3 East London.
Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT) 2016
Applications for entries into the “Argus” Cycle Tour for 2016 open today at 13:00.  Prospective riders have until 28 September to apply through the new online ballot system.  The tour takes place on 6 March 2016.
Enjoy the week!