9 Mar '16: ATC Weekly

 CTCT Results – Two Oceans Training Run – Ford for a Month – New Balance Sponsorship


Ford for a Month – ATC Time Trial
Candice Thompson was the lucky winner of a Ford for a Month, sponsored by Kelfords, at the ATC 5 Km Club Time Trial last week.  Candice chose the Eco Sport from a number of models available for the month.  Another winner will be selected at our next club Time Trial, to be held later this month.
New Balance Sponsorship
The ATC Development team joined us for our club time trial last week and put up some blistering times before receiving new shoes for the season, courtesy of New Balance.  The club could never afford to equip these youngsters with such awesome equipment without this sponsorship and we would like to thank New Balance for their continued support.
We have received an assortment of ATC-branded New Balance technical training tops and T-Shirts, which will be available for sale in the container from next week Wednesday.  There are limited numbers of items in all sizes ranging from XS to XXL.  Please have a look at the pictures attached to the bottom of this email.


Congratulations to Richard Murray for his second place at the ITU World Triathlon Series season opener, held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on the weekend!  It bodes well for Team South Africa at Rio Olympics 2016.  #TeamSARise!
Tour of Good Hope
At the Tour of Good Hope, which took place in the Boland last week, Dean Hopf, JD Neill and Bernard Griesel dominated the podium in the amateur team’s category with Dean finishing the tour in the yellow Leaders jersey and Bernard finishing in the red King of the Mountain Jersey and 2nd overall. 
Cape Town Cycle Tour
Congratulations to everyone who completed the Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday!  A brilliant day out with the weather playing along nicely and it seems most ATC’ers were happy with their ride.  Bernard Griesel (Top-Seeded $ group) was the first ATC’er home in a time of 2:40.  Travys Wilkins (2:47) won the 1C bunch and was the first seeded rider home.  Emce Van Zyl (2:49) was 2nd in the 1B bunch followed by JD Neill (5th, 1B) in 2:49.  Nick Turner (4th, 1C), who also did well in the Tour of Good Hope, finished in 2:50.  Eugene Lindeque (2:57) was the winner in the 1D bunch.  Freddy Kruger won the 2C bunch in a time 3:07.
Top ATC ladies at the event were: Jenny Nel (1D, 3:09); Nienke Van Schaik (2A, 3:09); Kasha Dickie (1F, 3:14); Marilyn Fischer (1D, 3:15) and Helene Rabie (1F, 3:15).
Douglas Burger was 3rd in his age category at the CTCT MTB Challenge, held last week.
We would like to publish all ATC’ers results for this event but unfortunately the way the results are presented by Racetec makes it impossible for us to extract all our members’ results.  We therefore ask that you please log your result on the link below:  CTCT Results Collection
XTERRA Grabouw
Last week we excluded Dawie Bothma from the members who podiumed at XTERRA Light.  Dawie won the 70+ category.  We did spot his name on the results but didn’t think “our Dawie” was that old.  Congratulations Dawie!
SA Open Water Swim Championships
WP Aquatics hosted the SA Open Water Championships in Grabouw on the weekend.  As this is an Olympic qualifying year, all the top swimmers were competing.  Caylan Bromley was 3rd in the 7.5 Km event and also competed in the 10 Km (8th) and 5 Km (10th) distances.
Amy Barnes was 2nd in the 5 Km and 5th in the 10 Km.
Around the Rocks Swim
Last week, at the Around the Rocks 2.5 Km swim, held in Blouberg, Nicholas Mortley was 2nd overall and first U18 in the Wetsuit category.  Darrin Hofmeyr was 9th overall and 4th in the Male Wetsuit Category.  Emma Alsop was 10th overall and 2nd in the Ladies Swimsuit division. 


TRAINING THIS WEEK:  Details here...

SWIM:  The Canal Swim will be on Friday morning at 06:00.  We will get in the water as soon as it is light enough so will no longer start before 06:00.
BIKE:  We will ride on Thursday morning at 05:30 from the Point Virgin Active. 
RUN:  Track will be this evening (Wednesday), at 18:00, at the Green Point Cricket Club.
On Thursday morning you can join Garth and his Embark crew and for a hills session. Starting at 06:00, opposite Caprice in Camps Bay.
On Thursday we will do a club run from the Green Point Cricket Club at 18:00.  We will run through the Park and along the Promenade for an hour.
On Saturday the Embark group will run 20 Kms of the Two Oceans Half route.  The group will leave at 06:15 from the UCT parking area on the southern end of the Rugby field (where the race enters the finish area). 
All ATC members are welcome at these sessions.

EVENTS:  Details here...

The West Coast Warm Water Weekend is here!  Good luck and enjoy!  Please note that registration for this event will take place on Thursday evening at the Oceana Boat Club.  There will be no registration at the venue on the weekend.
Good luck to all the runners taking part in the AfricanX, 3-day trail stage race, which starts on Friday in Houw Hoek, Grabouw!
Triathletes and Duathletes of all ages are heading to Bloemfontein this weekend to take part in the 2016 SA National Junior Championships as well as a Duathlon Selection Race for the SA team to compete at Duathlon Worlds.  The Junior Champs will also incorporate the 2016 African Continental Junior Triathlon Championships and the 2016 African Continental Para Triathlon Championships.
Tonight (Wednesday) is the Drakenstein 10K nite run from the Faure Stadium in Paarl. The Beesloop 15K Farm Race takes place on Saturday on the Oudewagendrift Farm, near Worcester.  On Saturday evening there is a 10K Nite race in Century City.
On Sunday there is the Milkwood Half, happening in Kommetjie and the Dirtopia Harvest Trail Run, taking place on the Le Bonheur Wine Estate.
Good luck to all the mountain bikers starting the Cape Epic this weekend!  This gruelling, 8-day, Mountain Bike race starts on Sunday with a 26 Km Prologue on the Meerendal Wine Estate.


FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN
What do you run on?  Be it adrenalin, caffeine, the beautiful views, camaraderie, the feeling of fitting into your favourite jeans, or being out there sharing the road with friends, you can chose YOUR reason for running with the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.  This run celebrates everything Cape Town, its vibe, its beauty and its people.  Starting at Woodbridge Island in Milnerton, the route follows the coastline through the Harbour, past key city landmarks and finishes at the Portside building in the heart of Cape Town.
The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN will take place on Sunday 15 May 2016 and you can enter online at www.thecapetown12.com, before 1 May 2016.
Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town
There will be an information evening on the Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town and the inaugural Discovery Duathlon Cape Town at the Green Point Cricket Club on the 30th of March 2016.  Spaces are limited, so book your place as soon as possible by emailing Matthew du Toit at matthew@worldsport.co.za.
Durbanville Triathlon
Please note that the Durbanville Triathlon, scheduled for the 16th of April, has been postponed or cancelled due to a clash with WP Triathlon Duathlon Championships.
Have a great week!