31 May '16: ATC Weekly

Training – Global Running Day – Big 5 Challenge
Congratulations to all the Comrades runners! We will send all our members’ results with our monthly newsletter in June.
Our track coach, Garth Dorman, had his birthday on the weekend.  We will treat Garth to a free boerewors roll after the time trial tomorrow!
Global Running Day
A reminder, tomorrow, 1 June, is Global Running Day and we will celebrate the day with our monthly 5 Km Time Trial.  We will also offer shorter runs for those too young to run 5 Kms or those who feel they are not up to the distance (yet).  Just go online to www.globalrunningday.org and pledge the distance you and your family will be running.  We will record results for any distance, as long as you keep track of the number of laps you need to do.  We will bring our Development Team through for the run and invite all parents to bring their kids along.
After the run we will have boerewors rolls on sale at the Green Point Cricket Club and there will be a cash bar.  We will also have kiddies ATC T-Shirts available for sale.  All proceeds will go towards our Development Team.
As this is our monthly club time trial, Kelfords will be there to give away a Ford for a Month and New Balance will be present to demonstrate their shoes.  You can also try out a pair for the run and one lucky runner will walk away with a brand new pair of New Balance shoes!


TRAINING:  Details here...

SWIM:  The canal swim will be on Saturday afternoon at 16:00
BIKE:  On Thursday we will do a Road Bike Ride from the Point Virgin Active at 06:00.  Out towards Hout Bay and back.  Please bring a proper bike light.
On Saturday we will do a long ride from Point Virgin Active at 07:00.  We will ride for 4 Hours, approximately 100 Kilometres.
RUN:  We will have our Time Trial and Global Run tomorrow (Wednesday) at 18:00. 
On Sunday we will do trail / tar run from Clifton 4th beach at 07:00.  We will run up the Glen and along the pipe track and return the same way.  The run will be approximately two hours and we will be back in time to register for the 1SOMS Swim.

EVENTS:  Details here...

This weekend is the Wacky Wine Festival and there will be lots of Mountain Biking, Trail Running and Wine Drinking taking place in the Robertson area.
The fifth event in the Cross Country league takes place this Saturday at the Koeberg Nature Reserve.   Also on Saturday is the Old Fisherman’s Trail Challenge, from Fish Hoek to Hout Bay.
On Sunday is the Don Lock Memorial 8K, taking place in Claremont.
The Clifton 1SOMS, 1 Mile Swim, takes place on Sunday at the winter start time of 10:00.
Good luck to Richard Murray and all the other Duathletes racing in the ITU Duathlon Championships, taking place in Aviles, Spain, this weekend.

Future Events:

Knysna Big 5
Tomorrow, 1 June, is your last chance to enter the BIG5 Sport Challenge at the early bird price.  From 2 June onwards, the entries will increase by more than R 1 000.  Please let us know if you have entered, or plan to enter, so we can have an idea of who is participating.
To enter, please visit:  https://big5sportchallenge.com/
Hell & Back
Entries for the To Hell & Back Mountain Bike Stage event, open tomorrow, 1 June.
Bike Transport – Ironman 70.3 Durban
Focus on the Finish Line can provide a full complement of travel-related services for triathletes doing Ironman 70.3 Durban.  Services include Bike Transport, Flights, Accommodation, Transfers and more.  From Cape Town, bikes will be transported, as-is, at R1895 return and this will include a bike wash and 30 minute massage.  To book your bike or other services, please contact: info@focusonthefinishline.com or visit http://www.focusonthefinishline.com/ for more details. 
Freshpak Fitness Festival
Entries for this annual Triathlon Season opener, held in Clanwilliam during the first week of October, will open in June.  Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement as entries will sell out fast.  ATC has booked the chalets inside the dam resort for the weekend, so let us know if you would like book some spots there.
See you tomorrow!