1 Aug '16: ATC Weekly

ATC Kit in Stock – Embark Orientation Evenings – Spin for Zopi

Kit in Stock

A reminder that we have received stock of T-Shirts, Triathlon Kit and Long Sleeved Cycling Jackets and have all sizes available.  The kit can be ordered on-line or can be purchased directly from the ATC Container on Track days.  We have Credit Card / Debit Card Facilities available in the Container.

Embark Triathlon Training

The annual Embark 70.3 Coached Group Training starts this week!  Triathletes will embark on 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:
Northern Suburbs:  Tuesday 2 August at the PP Smit Stadium (aka Bellville Cricket club - BCC) at 18:30.
Cape Town and Blouberg:  Wednesday 3 August at the Green Point Cricket Club (GPCC) at 18:00.
Too new to Triathlon for a 70.3?
The new Triathlon season starts on 1 September and there is already a line-up of quality events on the calendar!  Starting with The MiWay Cape Ultra (there is a sprint race too) on 25 September and the Freshpak Clanwilliam Festival on 1 October.  Dates for all-time favourites, Slanghoek (22-23 Oct) and Jailbreak (10 Dec) have also been set.  If you are new to the sport and want to give your first Triathlon a go, come to one of the Embark Orientation evenings on Tuesday (BCC) or Wednesday (GPCC) this week.

Try a Personal Program

If you are looking for something more personalised or training for a specific race, then get in contact with Embark and find out the options available for a closely monitored schedule. 
For more details on coached group training, visit www.embark.co.za or call STeve on 082 739 9010.
To see details of upcoming Triathlons and Duathlons, visit the ATC Events Calendar

New Physio at The Point

Genine Manchip, often seen doing stretch sessions at ATC Track runs, has opened a Physiotherapy practise in The Point Mall in Sea Point.  She is running an opening special on Sports Massages.  Normal rates are R 250 for 30 minutes but you can get a full hour for R 350.  Or buy a 4-pack of 60 minute sessions for R 350 each.  For more information, contact: 0844619987 or email admin@gmphysio.co.za

TRAINING:  Details here...

SWIM:  The canal swim will be on Saturday afternoons at 16:00
BIKE:  On Thursday morning 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 morning we will do a 3 hour ride, starting from the Point Virgin Active at 07:30.  We will ride over Chappies and Black Hill.
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 Run from the Green Point Cricket Club at 17:30.
On Sunday we will do a road run from Clifton 4th beach at 07:00.  We will run out towards Hout Bay and upon our return, will stop at Vida Camps Bay for a warm-up coffee before heading down to 4th beach for the 1SOMS Swim.

EVENTS:  Details here...

The Brackenfell Half, starting from the Brackenfell Primary School.  There are also 10 and 5 Km options.
The Green Forest Series #1 starts this Saturday, in the Lebanon Forest, Grabouw.   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.
The Strandloper Trail Run is a 21 Km run from the Noordhoek Sports Field to Scarborough.
The PPC Riebeeck Berg Maraton and Half is happening out in Riebeek West and surrounds.
The Whale of Trail is a 53 Km Trail run through the Potberg Nature Reserve.
The Namaqua Daisy Challenge is a 30 Km Trail run happening at the Spuitdrift Cellar between Klawer and Vredendal.
The Southern Cross (SOX) 3 Day stage race starts in Wilderness on Saturday and concludes on Monday.
The Spur Cape Winter Trail Series continues on Sunday with the run at the Taal Monument in Paarl.
The WPCA Winter League race is the Lights by Linea Hero Time Trial, to be held in Paarden Eiland.
The Clifton 1SOMS, 1 Mile Swim, takes place on Sunday at the winter start time of 10:00.
There are two Women’s Day runs on Tuesday, the Totalsports Women’s Race, starting from the Grand Parade and the Women’s Day Challenge starting from Central Park, Century City.
Out in Blouberg is the Women’s Day Open Water Swim, now a 1 Mile Fun Swim and not a relay as in the past.

Future Events:

Spin for Zopi
Zopoula is one of a twin born way too early and as a result, she has Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and Cortical Visual Impairment, all leading to Gross Development Delay.  This means that she cannot sit, walk, talk or eat by herself.  Her parents are trying to obtain a special piece of quipment that will help her get mobile but it is very expensive.  As a fundraiser, there will be special 90 minute spin classes at the Virgin Active in Constantia on the 27th and 28th of August 2016.  Classes will take place between 11:00 and 12:30 and the participation fee of R300 will go towards Zopi’s equipment.  To book, please email nikisymeonidis@gmail.com
Enjoy the Week!