Durbanville Tri – WP DU Champs – WPTA AGM – Ironman SA


WPTA SGM and Committee
A reminder of the WP Triathlon Special General Meeting, which is taking place this (Wednesday) evening at 19:00 at the Green Point Cricket Club.  We urge registered triathletes to please attend the SGM as major changes to the WPTA constitution will be adopted at the SGM.
ATC Club Time Trial – New Balance
Last Wednesday, New Balance showcased their latest shoes at our club time trial with shoe experts on hand to answer runners’ technical questions.  Runners also had the opportunity to trial the shoes for the Time Trial.  ATC Members can visit the RUN shop in Bree Street at any time for advice on shoes and will receive 20% discount on any New Balance shoes or 10% discount on any other brand.
ATC Members can also get 20% discount on any gear from the New Balance Concept Store in Canal Walk.
ATC Club Champs – Standard Distance
The Durbanvillie Triathlon, taking place on the 16th of April will also double up as WP Duathlon Championships.  Traditionally, ATC has used the WP Triathlon and Duathlon Championship events to select its Club Champs for the Standard Distance Triathlon and Duathlon.  As there has not been a WP Triathlon Champs this season, ATC will use the Durbanville Triathlon event to select these champs.  The first Male and Female ATC Members to finish the Durbanville Triathlon and Duathlon will be crowned ATC Champs for 2016 in these disciplines.
Entries for the Durbanville Triathlon and Duathlon close at midnight at the 11th of April 2016 or when capacity is reached.  No late entries will be accepted.  To enter the Triathlon, please visit:  http://www.iqela-events.co.za/durbanville-tri/durbanville-tri-info.html
To enter WP DU Champs, please visit:  https://enter.entryninja.com/events/5821-du-champs
Durbanville TRI Competition
We have a free entry for the Durbanville Triathlon to give away!  To be eligible, please mention the following in a Tweet:  @ATCMultisport, @AtlanticTriClub, @Race_Director, #DurbanvilleTri.  Your Tweet must also include the name of the “manufacturer” of the Travellator mentioned in our Newsletter, dated 1 April 2016.  If you didn’t receive it, the Newsletter can be found on the ATC Blog.
Only paid up ATC members will be eligible. We will select the winner on Friday, 7 April.
Embark Training for Knysna Forest Marathon
As the Embark Ironman, ITU and Beginner groups conclude their training and taper towards their target events, we welcome the new batch of runners training towards the Knysna Forest Marathon and Half.   Orientation for this 12 week program, which will combine all the necessary training and techniques to prepare you for either of these events, took place last night at the Green Point Cricket Club.  To find out what the program is all about, please contact STeve@embark.co.za
Two Two Oceans in a month
On Friday, or when weather permits, Chris Loker and over 20 seasoned open water swimmers will attempt one of the most breath taking swims in the world, to raise funds for The Little Fighters Cancer Trust.  This organisation offers varied support to children with cancer and their families in paediatric oncology hospital wards, individual family homes as well as places of safety, which houses children with cancer.
This extreme 8 Km ocean swim stretches from Diaz Beach on the western side of Cape Point, to Buffels Bay on the Eastern side and will take swimmers through the point where the two “oceans”  meet.  For Chris this will be his second Two Oceans this month as he also did the Ultra Marathon last week.  For more information and to donate funds towards Chris’ attempt, please visit:  https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/swim-for-hope-2016.  All proceeds will go to The Little Fighters Cancer Trust


Congratulations to all the members who completed one (or more) of the Two Oceans Runs.  There have been some great results from ATC’ers we would like to congratulate:
Sainsbury Medals in the UltraDavide Del Fante, 04:12:53; Greg Goodall, 04:12:53; Juan Carstens, 04:33:12; Marius Hoon, 04:35:49; Taryn King, 04:36:14; Hudson Chevallier, 04:50:28; Willem Vorster, 04:51:30; Ross Rivalland, 04:53:02; Chris Nuttall, 04:54:35 and  Eckhard Scholtz, 04:58:52.
Sub 5:30 in the UltraJuan Wolmarans, 05:00:33; Caitlin Lewis, 05:01:58; Daniel Zagoria, 05:07:03; Juliet Evans, 05:08:02; Victoria Reuvers, 05:13:49; Chris Loker, 05:13:50 and Charlotte Saunders, 05:29:42.
Silver Medals in the Half Marathon:  Chris Muller, 01:19:11; Michael John Gombart, 01:21:09; Tyron Ingle, 01:23:42; Michael Joseph, 01:24:35; Jaysen Golding, 01:26:08; Ben Campbell, 01:26:39; Jonty Low, 01:26:56; Dean Hopf, 01:28:53 Travys Wilkins, 01:29:33  and Gregory Torr, 01:29:52.
Jason Lammers was 12th in the Long Trail Run in a time of 02:11:41.
Please note the above results are based on runners who are licensed through ATC Running.  We have managed to download all the results from Two Oceans and will publish a full set once we have extracted all the ATC members.
Congratulations to Richard Murray for winning the World Triathlon Series event in Plymouth last weekend!  Richard is now on the Gold Coast and will be back in SA later this month to race in the Discovery WTS Cape Town event.

TRAINING:  Details here...

Our club training plans will change to the winter schedule after Ironman South Africa, taking place this weekend.
SWIM:  This Friday there will NOT BE A CANAL swim as most of us will be in Port Elizabeth for Ironman.  Next week, from 16 April onwards, the swim will move to the Saturday afternoon slot at 16:00. 
BIKE:  We will resume our club rides after Ironman.  The Thursday morning ride will be a mountain bike ride and weekend rides will start a bit later and will be somewhat shorter.
RUN:  Our track sessions will continue as normal throughout winter.  Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings.  The Thursday, club run will change to a trail run.

EVENTS:  Details here...

After a relatively quiet Triathlon Season we are blessed with three Triathlons / Duathlons this month.  Whilst athletes doing Ironman this weekend have been focussing on that for the past three to six months, the other two events offer distances ranging from Standard to Super Sprint and can be entered at the drop of a hat.  So if you’ve ever wanted to give a Triathlon or Duathlon a go, this is your month:
Ironman South Africa Championships, Sunday 9 April:  You will be well aware of this event if you are doing it!
Durbanville Triathlon, Saturday 16 April: Swim-Bike-Run, 1.5-40-10 or .75-20-5
WP Duathlon Champs, Saturday 16 April: Run-Bike-Run, 10-40-5 or 5-20-2.5 or 2.5-10-1.25.
Discovery Duathlon Cape Town, Saturday 23 April.  Run-Bike-Run, 10-40-5 or 5-20-2.5 or 2.5-10-2.5.
Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town, Sunday 24 April: Swim-Bike-Run, .75-40-10 or .5-20-5.
Ironman South Africa Championships:
Best of luck to all the ATC’ers taking part in Ironman on Sunday!  Please scroll down for a list of the 70 or so ATC entrants and their race numbers.  You can SMS your athletes’ Race Number(s) to 39408 to get updates on their progress throughout the day.  SMS are charged at R15 per SMS and proceeds go to Ironman for the KIDS
ATC and Embark will be set up along the course to support.  Please let your supporters know to look for the ATC and Embark gazebos.  We will confirm our location via Facebook and Twitter once we’ve set up.   Supporters can also WhatsApp us on 0733083127 during the day.
If you still need to arrange transport for your Bike, reply to this email.  We can transport bikes to and from PE for R500.  Bikes need to be dropped off at the Green Point Cricket Club on Wednesday evening during track.
Other events this weekend:
On Saturday is the Ninety Niner Mountain Bike Challenge, which will take place at the Durbanville Racecourse.
On Saturday is the Cross Country Relay in Pinelands for teams of 5 runners.


Entries for these two trail runs open this week and will sell out quickly:
The Old Fisherman's Trail Challenge entries open tomorrow (Wednesday) 6 April 2016 at midday. 
Entries for the 2017 Batrun will go live tomorrow (Wednesday) 6 April at 10:00.
The Grind
On the 16th and 17th of April a new obstacle racing event will take place at the Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville.  There will be two courses:  The Rapid Grind (5 Km) will cater for beginner to intermediate fitness levels with 18 to 20 obstacles.  Deep Grind (8 Km) will cater for advanced competitors with 25 to 30 obstacles.  This spectator friendly race is designed to provide fun for athletes of all fitness levels.  All competitors will receive a finisher’s medal and goody bag.  For more information, please visit:  www.thegrindrace.com
Enjoy the week!