29 Aug '16: ATC Weekly

TSA Registration - This week’s training – Events
New Triathlon Season – TSA Licenses
The new Triathlon Season starts on 1 September.  That means that you will need a 2016-17 License for any Triathlon or Duathlon event taking place from 1 September onwards.  Triathlon South Africa (TSA) has now also implemented the MOBII registration system (which was used by WPT last season) and athletes are now requested to register and pay directly on the TSA website.  Once on the TSA site, you select REGISTER from the Home Page and then WP TRIATHLON from the Registration Page.  You will be guided to the MOBII Registration System.
For Western Cape / Province Athletes it is compulsory to belong to a club in order to register for a TSA license.   You select your club when you register and the membership will be verified between the Association and Club in the background.
Please check the full procedure for TSA Registration on our Triathlon Affiliation Page or download the procedure from the bottom of this page.
License rates for early bird registrations (before November 2016) will remain the same as last year.  That is R450 for a Senior Full Racing License, R280 for a Senior Recreational License and R350 for a Junior Racing License.  After November the fees will increase.
We urge all ATC Members to register as soon as possible to avoid delays with obtaining a Triathlon License.  The season is off to a quick start with Ironman 70.3 Pula, Cape Ultra Tri and the Freshpak Festival within the first month.  With a large contingent of ATC’ers going to Croatia for 70.3 Pula, we would like all ATC registrations, required for races up to Slanghoek, to be completed before 12 September.

TRAINING:  Details here...

SWIM:  The canal swim will be on Saturday afternoon 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.
RUN:  Track will be on Tuesday morning at 06:00 and Wednesday evening at 18:00.  The ATC shop and office will be open in the ATC Container during track times.  Please note that this week all runners must first sign in at the ATC Container, inside the Green Point Cricket Club Grounds (GPCC), before heading into the Green Point Athletics Track (GPAS).
On Sunday we will do a long run from Clifton 4th beach at 06:30.  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 Fedhealth Mountain Bike Challenge takes place this weekend on the Meerendal Estate with Kiddies rides on Saturday and adult races on Sunday.
The Greyton Mountain Bike Stage Tour takes place this weekend with rides of around 45 Kms on Saturday and Sunday.
Cape Multisport Club’s annual Bike & Tekkie Challenge takes place on Saturday at the Jan Kriel School in Kuilsriver.  There is the 10 Km Battle of the Sexes, which will see the ladies get a 5 minute head start.  Fun Runs include a 5 Km and a 4 Paws for the kiddies.  Mountain Bike routes include 47 Km and 25 Km options.
Out in Riebeeck Kasteel there is a Half Marathon with options for 10 and 5 Km routes too.
There are three trail runs on Saturday:  The Cellar2Cellar (20 & 12 Km) at Blaauwklippen; the Namaqua Flower Run (21 & 9 Km) in Vanrhynsdorp; and the Trailfun at Hillcrest (10 & 5 Km).
The ARD 3 Vleis road run takes place on Sunday at the Fairmont High School in Grassy Park, with 10 and 5 Km routes on offer.
There are another three Trail Runs on Sunday:  The Dirtopia Travelers Run (14 & 5 Km) at Le Bonheur; the Up Blaauwberg Hill (15 & 8 Km); and the Green Forest Series #2 (21, 10 & 5 Km) in the Hawequa Forest, near Paarl.
The Clifton 1st Sunday of the Month (1SOMS) open water swim is back on the summer start time of 09:00.  Registrations open at 07:30 and there are 1 Mile and 600m options.
Ironman 70.3 World Champs
The Ironman 70.3 World Championship takes place on Sunday in Mooloolaba, Queensland, on Australia’s Sunshine Coast.  Good luck to all the athletes taking part including ATC’ers Bettina Van Wyk (50-54), Carmen Burger (40-44) and Kobus Meyer (40-44).


Entries for the Cape Ultra Triathlon close tomorrow (30 Aug) at midday.  This will be your last chance to enter this event, taking place on 25 September at the Theewaterskloof Dam, near Villiersdorp.  A couple of groups have scouted the route, the feedback has been great and it looks like the Cape is in for another great event.  There is also a Sprint event and team options for both distances.   
Enjoy the Week!