13 Jul '16: ATC NEWS

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Big 5 Champs! – Durban 70.3 - New CTUTA is here – Forest Marathon Winner! – The ATC T is back!


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The Classic ATC T-Shirt is back for Ten!
ATC is officially 10 years old this month!  Sporting special branding to commemorate our 10 year anniversary, the classic ATC T-Shirt is back.  We have selected a quality T-Shirt for this special edition and adapted our classic Atlantic Triathlon Club branding slightly for the 10 year celebrations.  The T-Shirts will be on sale at the ATC Container, or on-line, from Wednesday 13 July onwards.  These are expected to sell out quickly so come and buy one at the container or reserve yours on-line through Tri SPaza.   The T-Shirt will sell for R250 during July.  From 1 August onwards the price will increase to R300.  We have credit card facilities at the container for over the counter or on-line purchases.
New Cape Town Unicity Triathlon Association Formed
In line with SASCOC requirements for provincial sports governing bodies to align with Districts created within each province, the new Cape Town Unicity Triathlon Association has been established!  CTUTA will be one of 6 Districts, which used to form part of the old Western Province.  CTUTA will liaise directly with TSA and will select a team to represent us at the national championships.  Governing bodies for the other 5 districts, including Cape Winelands, West Coast, Overberg, Central Karoo and Eden will also be formed in due course.  These districts will report to the Western Cape Sport Council through the Western Cape Triathlon Association, which will be formed once more of the districts have been established.
WCTA will control the six Districts so that there is uniformity in the Province.  A lot of work has happened in the background and an interim committee has been elected to manage this until more districts have been established.
The committee of the Cape Town Unicity Triathlon Association is working hard to ensure that it is open for business in time for the new season, which starts in September.  The constitution has been adopted by the committee and distributed to all the clubs for comment.  It will be submitted to TSA for approval later this month.  Once approved, the constitution will be published and the CTUTA will be official!  The old Western Province Triathlon Association will then fall away.
The newly appointed Cape Town Unicity Triathlon Association Committee is as follows:
Chairman:  Justin Manson-Kullin
Vice Chairman:  Gert Wilkins
Secretary:  Lynne Manson-Kullin
Treasurer:  Alice Oosthuizen
Technical:  Mike Hodgson
Events:  Rolf Muller
Marketing:  Debbie Hibbert
Membership:  Jayne Broderick
Development:  TBA
All current members of the Western Province Triathlon Association are welcome to request a copy of the new CTUTA constitution in the meantime, should they wish to review this before it is adopted.
Monthly Club Time Trial – Ford-for-a-Month
We will not have a monthly club TT in July.  Barry Goliath will be using the Ford-for-a-Month in July.  Our next Club Time Trial will take place on the 23rd and 24th of August. 
Embark Triathlon Training
The annual Embark 70.3 Coached Group Training starts in August, for six months of focussed training to complete or compete at the Ironman 70.3 Buffalo City (East London).  Come and find out all about the training, equipment needed, race requirements, nutrition and much more.  Orientation evenings will be held on the following dates:
Southern Suburbs: Wednesday 20 July at Bootleggers, Main Road, Kenilworth at 19:00.
Jozi North: Wednesday 27 July at the Bryanston High School at 19:00.
Northern Suburbs:  Tuesday 2 August at the PP Smit Stadium (aka Bellville Cricket club) at 18:30.
Cape Town and Blouberg:  Wednesday 3 August at the Green Point Cricket Club (GPCC) at 18:00.
Embark Running Training
Great news!  The Gun Run date has been set for the 16th of October and lo longer clashes with the Freshpak Clanwilliam Festival.  So now we can all run this very popular half, right on our doorstep.  Entries opened on Monday.  If you’ve been thinking about running, or even if you haven’t, come down to the Embark Orientation evening for the Gun Run Group Training program on Tuesday 26 July, at 18:00, to hear what this 12 week program is all about and how you can conquer this Half Marathon, or run a PB!
The Embark Cape Town Marathon program is a continuation from the Knysna Half and Marathon programs and starts next Tuesday, 19 July.  Join Garth for this popular full marathon in the heart of Cape Town, which is fast becoming a major international marathon.  Come down to the GPCC at 18:00 for a quick overview of the program and then a short run to kick-start the training.
For more information on the above, please visit: www.embark.co.za
CLDSA - AGM and Wetsuits
Emma Alsop has been on the Cape Long Distance Swimming Association (CLDSA) committee for the past year, lobbying for various changes in sea swimming, including, Development and inclusion of categories for Disabled Swimmers and Wetsuit Swimmers.   If you would like to see some of these changes happen, please register as a CLDSA member before the end of July.  The CLDSA AGM will take place in August.  Please visit http://www.capeswim.com/ to register.  Membership of the CLDSA is R200 per year.
Stolen Bikes Found
If you live in the Southern Suburbs and had a recent break-in, you can contact the Claremont Police Station to see if they found any of your goods.  Police made a recent arrest and found stolen bicycles and other goods worth more than R1 Million.

RESULTS:  Details here...

Ironman 70.3 Durban
ATC’ers at Ironman 70.3 Durban delivered some brilliant performances, including top age grouper performances under the males and ladies!  Congratulations to everyone who finished!
Jean De Villiers (3:41) was the 3rd Age Grouper and second in the 30-34 AG whilst Iain Mc Gregor (3:51) was the 10th Age Grouper and 2nd in the 40-44 AG.  Douglas Burger (4:07) was third in the 45-49 age group.
Hanmarie Stadler (4:10) was the second age grouper under the ladies and won the 25-29 Age Group.  Genelle Van der Riet (4:22) was third in the 45-49 Age Group whilst Carmen Burger (4:23) won the 40-44 Age Group.  Michelle Krebs (4:35) was second in the 18-24 Age Group.
More detailed results of our members have been published in our ATC Results Blog
It seems like June wasn’t a good month for Ironman swims.  At Ironman 70.3 Durban the swim was cancelled for Age Groupers due to a rough sea with big swell and dangerous rip currents.  At Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg the swim was cancelled due to a flooding river.  At Ironman 70.3 Pescara, in Italy, the swim was called off after the first couple of swim waves had already started, the race was neutralised and re-started as a Duathlon.  ATC had participants at all these events and did an on-line survey to gauge how this affected their races and performance.  Feedback from this survey can be viewed on our ATC Results Blog
Knysna Big 5 Challenge & LITE
Congratulations to all the members who completed the Knysna Big 5 Challenge or Big 5 LITE!  It was once again a great week of racing and a great festival.  Thank you very much to all the ATC members who took part and raced hard to ensure that we retain our champ status and return the Big 5 Club Challenge Trophy to Cape Town.
After a problem with the Mountain Bike (Stage I) times of some riders, organisers decided to award joint-3rd position to Dean Hopf and Davide Del Fante, who were the leading age groupers of the event, behind Pros Stuart Marais and Theo Blignaut.  Stuart delivered convincing performances throughout the event, winning this title for the 5th time, whilst Theo successfully re-claimed his silver from last year.
In the Big 5 LITE, Piet Viljoen took 3rd to share the podium with “youngsters” and Angelique Edwards, as a newcomer to Multisport, finished 3rd under the ladies. Lucy Gauntlett won the Suunto Spirit of the Big 5 Award after she overcame a brake failure on Simola Hill and completed the DUALX on a XL Mountain Bike, which some may describe as a “garden gate”.
We are still waiting for the final results and will publish all our members’ results when this becomes available.
Knysna Marathon Winner
Thalia Charalambous Slatem is the female Knysna Forest Marathon champion after winning the tough 42.2 Km run through the Knysna forest in a time of 3:14.  A huge win for Thalia and a super proud moment for ATC!
Sean Hulley came 11th overall after a brilliant sub-3 marathon (2:57).
Other Results
Bjorn Pienaar, racing for Team Cycle Teknix, came second in the WP Cycling Winter League Time Trial, held In Riebeeck Kasteel on the 19th of June.
Juan Carstens came second at the 12 Km Trail Run, held at D’Aria on the 18th of June.
Leigh Charlton was the 1st lady at the Dirtopia Mid-Year 7 Km Trail Run, held at Muratie on the 26th of June.  Brendon Leask came third in the 14 Km race.
Douglas Burger won the 40-49 age category at the Nissan Trailseeker Series #2, held in Grabouw on 25 June.

TRAINING:  Details here...

Our training schedule is back to normal this week.
SWIM:  The canal swim will be on Saturday afternoons at 16:00.
BIKE:  On Thursday mornings, at 06:00, we will do a road bike ride from Point Virgin Active.    
On Sunday we will ride as a group to the Killarney race track, do ten laps around the track at tempo and return as a group.  The ride will start from the Point Virgin Active at 08:00.  Note that there is a charge of R20 to ride on the track.
RUN:  Track will be on Tuesday mornings at 06:00 and Wednesday evenings at 18:00.  The ATC shop and office will be open in the ATC Container during track times.
On Thursdays there will be a Trail Run from the Green Point Cricket Club at 17:30.
On Saturday morning we will do a Trail Run from Kloofnek at 07:30. We will go up Kloof Corner and along the upper contour path towards Devil’s Peak and return via the lower contour path.  The run will be approximately 2 hours.


EVENTS:  Details here...

The Elsies River 10K, originally scheduled for Saturday 16 July, has been postponed to the 29th of October 2016.
We are definitely in the middle of trail season.  On Saturday there is the Bastille Day Trail Runs with routes ranging from 15 to 50 Kms.  The 5th event in the Run the Vines Series takes place on the Spice Route Wine Farm, also on Saturday.  On Sunday is the Spur GLB46 Ultra Trail Run on the Paul Cluver estate, in Grabouw
On Sunday, the WPCA Winter League race is a Criterium, to be held at the Burgundy Estate.
Good luck to all the Embark runners traveling to Mauritius this week for the Lux Marathon and Half, taking place on Sunday

Future Events:

Spur Cape Winter Trail Series
The Spur Cape Winter Trail Series starts on Sunday 24 July on the Paul Cluver Estate, near Grabouw.  Each event in the four part series offers a Log Course (approx. 15 Km) and a Short Course (approx. 8 Km).  The second event will take place in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve on 31 July, followed by a run around the Taal Monument Area in Paarl on 7 August.  The series concludes on the 13th of August with the Kleinmond festival.  We would like to thank Wildrunner for the free entries provided to two of our development runners.  A total of four ATC Development runners will compete in two of the events this year.  Unfortunately we cannot contest the series as two of the events clash with Cross Country events.  For more Information on the Series, please visit: http://www.trailseries.co.za/
Cell C Day of Races
A new 5 Km Road Running race will be happening on 11 September at the Green Point Athletics Stadium.  All entrants will receive a race T-Shirt to match one of these start waves:  Young, Fast & Free (u/18), Pretty Fast (Female), Anything Goes (Open), Pace Maker (50+) or Sole Mates (Pairs).  All finishers will receive a medal and Cell C customers will receive 500 MB of data on race day.  Find out more on www.dayofraces.com
Green Forest Series
The Green Forest series kicks off again on 6 August in the Lebanon Forest, Grabouw.  Each event offers a choice between 21.1 Kms, 10 Kms or 5 Kms off-road run through beautiful forests.  The second event will be in the Hawequa Forest, on 4 September followed by the last event in Nuweberg, Grabouw, on 9 October.  There are two free entries per event up for grabs to ATC members.  To get one, email info@raceinterface.co.za and CC admin@atcmultisport.club with your details.  Visit raceinterface.co.za for more details.
Iqela Slanghoek & Jailbreak
Slanghoek Triathlon entries will open as soon as soon as sanctioning is confirmed.  Jailbreak Triathlon 2016 details will be launched next week. The event will take place on 10 December 2016 and entries will open as soon as the sanctioning goes through.  More details on:  http://www.iqela-events.co.za
Enjoy the Month!