21 Dec '15: ATC NEWS

ASA Licenses - ATC Office Closing


2016 ASA Licenses
We have taken delivery of 2016 Athletics SA Licenses!  These will be available for collection from the Track Session tomorrow (Tuesday) morning and Wednesday evening.  Please order your license on-line from Tri SPaza and ensure that your ATC Multisport or ATC Running Membership is renewed for 2016. 
To join / renew and purchase a 2016 License, please click here to visit Tri SPaza.
ATC Office Closing
Please note that we will be closing office on Friday 24 December and will re-open on Monday 4 January 2016.  Please do not expect replies to email during this time.  The on-line shop will accept membership renewals and orders but these will only be processed on the 4th.  Licenses and Gear ordered during this period will be ready for collection on 5 and 6 January, during the track sessions.
ATC Pub Run 2015
Thank you very much to everyone who attended the ATC Pub Run last week.  It was our biggest one yet and was a lot of fun!  Please have a look at our Facebook Page for some great photographs from Simon Katz and other members.
Member Personal News
Congratulations to Tiaan and Jeannie Pretorius on the birth of their baby girl, Eugenie, on 20 December!  Congratulations also to Emce Van Zyl, who got engaged to Kerry Macdonald last week.
Our thoughts are with Craig Jacobs, who will be spending the next couple of weeks in hospital receiving radiation and chemotherapy to treat an advanced stage of Oesophagal (food pipe) Cancer.



Jason Lammers came second in the 12 Km Salomon City Trail run, which took place last week in Constantia.
Stewart Mackay won the 30-34 Age Group (8th overall) in the 29 Km Attakwas Extreme Trail run, which took place in the Outeniqua Mountains on Saturday.

TRAINING THIS SEASON:  Details here...

Below is our training schedule for the following two weeks.  Please check our Website, Facebook Page and Twitter Feeds for impromptu rides or sea swims.
SWIM:  There will be NO swim on Friday the 25th, nor Friday the 1st of January.  There is an open water event on New Year’s Day so we don’t need to look for alternate dates to replace the Canal Swim.  Please follow us on Twitter and look for the tag #ATCSwimming as we will schedule impromptu group swims at Clifton 4th.  This will depend on the weather and sea conditions though so we cannot publish the dates now.
RUN:  Our track sessions will take place on Tuesday mornings of the 22nd and 29th of December.  Also on Wednesday evening, the 23rd of December.  There will be NO track on Wednesday the 30th of December.

EVENTS:  Details here...

The Tokai Manor House run will go ahead on the 26th albeit along a different route through the Tokai Green Belt.
On New Year’s Eve you can head to Gansbaai for a Half Marathon in the morning or do the Runners Memorial 8 K from the Moullie Point Lighthouse at 18:00 in the evening.
Start the New Year Fresh, very fresh, with the Clifton Cold Water Mile at Clifton 4th Beach.  There is also the First Sunday of the Month Swim on Sunday 3 January.


Bike Transport to Ironman 70.3 East London
Focus-on-the-Finish-Line (FOTFL) will be offering bike transport to East London for Ironman 70.3 in January.   They offer a no-hassle service and will ensure that your bike get there safely and ready to roll.  There is no need to box your bike. Bikes will be carefully wrapped, padded and packed into custom-built trailers.  FOTFL can also transport extra wheels and other luggage.  Bikes will arrive in East London on Friday 19 January and you can drop it off straight after the event.  Please contact japie@focusonthefinishline.com for more details or to book.
Dinner in East London – Ironman 70.3 Weekend
ATC usually books a couple of tables at Grazia in East London for the Friday (22nd) and Saturday (23rd) evenings, pre-Half Ironman Dinners.   The restaurant is located in the Upper Esplanade, Aquarium Road, Quigney.  It is next door to the Virgin Active Club so is quite central to the hotels where most of us will be staying.  If you would like to be part of the ATC and Embark Group, please reserve a spot by completing the On-Line Form.  Please note that seats are limited and the restaurant will require a deposit per person for large bookings.
See you at Track or in the New Year!