6 Sep '16: ATC NEWS

New TRI Season – 70.3 Pula – Legends Challenge


Double Century
In the frenzy that ensued last week, ATC managed to secure a team entry for the Double Century.  And since then we have managed to secure another entry!  If you would like to be part of one of the ATC teams, please reply to this email and let us know ASAP.  We’ve had a lot of requests already and requests received after today’s email will be added to the list.  We will send all interested riders more information later this week.
ATC Office
A lot of committee members will be away for the second half of September so we urge all members to collect gear and licenses required for events such as the Cape Town Marathon, the Cape Ultra Tri and the Freshpak Clanwilliam Festival, this week or next week.  The ATC Office and shop will be open before and after all the Tuesday (05:30 – 07:30) and Wednesday (17:00 – 20:00) Track Sessions for gear and license collection.  We will not be able to issue licenses or gear for these events after Wednesday 14 September.
New Triathlon Season – TSA Licenses
The new Triathlon Season started 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 below. 
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.
Ironman 70.3 PULA
Atlantic Triathlon Club will be competing in Division I of the Ironman TriClub European Championship Final in Pula, Croatia, on 18 September.  Over 30 ATC’ers will be doing the event, which was also selected by Embark as their international Triathlon Tour this year.  We wish all the ATC and Embark Athletes good luck with the race and tour!  A list of all the members going is included at the bottom of this email.  If your name is not listed, please let us know ASAP.
All Triathletes doing Ironman 70.3 Pula are invited to an informal information evening and chat, this Wednesday 7 September at 19:30 at the Green Point Cricket Club.
ATC Legends Challenge
This challenge is ATC’s version of a “Lang Asem” award, recognising members for consistent participation in events throughout the year.  The Legends season runs from October till September and this year members can claim points for up to 24 events completed during 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016.  Pick your longest endurance events and lodge your claim as, the longer and tougher the event was, the more the points will be. 
For more details and to claim your points, visit the ATC Legends Page.   
Monthly Club Time Trial – Ford-for-a-Month
Our monthly Club Time Trial took place on Tuesday (23rd) and Wednesday (24th) September.  This month Dean Hopf posted the fastest time (17:16) and Hanmarie Stadler was the fastest lady in a time of 18:47.  The Kelfords Ford-for-a-Month was won by Megan Stephens.  Our next Club Time Trial will be on Tuesday (20th) and Wednesday (21st) September. 
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RESULTS:  Details here...

WTS Edmonton
Richard Murray was 3rd at the World Triathlon Series held in Edmonton, Canada on Sunday.  Richard is now heading for Cozumel Mexico for the ITU Grand Finale taking place next weekend.  Good luck Richard!
Cross County Championships
Congratulations to Daniel Arendse and Owen Jansen, who were selected to represent WP Athletics at the South African Cross Country Championships, taking place in George, on Saturday.  We wish the boys all the best.  We also wish to thank New Balance who has provided the boys with new shoes for the occasion.
Other Results
On 6 August Megan Stephens was the first lady at the Steenberg Trail Run.
Emily Aitken was the 2nd lady at the 14 Km Travellers Trail Run, held on Le Bonheur on 4 September.

TRAINING:  Details here...

SWIM:  The canal swim will be on Saturday afternoon at 16:00.
Please note that on Saturday 24 September there will be no canal swim as it is the weekend of the Cape Ultra Tri.
BIKE:  On Thursday mornings, at 06:00, we will do a road bike ride from Point Virgin Active.    
RUN:  Track will be on Tuesday mornings at 06:00 and Wednesday evenings at 18:00
On Thursdays there will be a Road Run from the Green Point Cricket Club at 17:30.  On Saturday we will do a 3-4 hour ride, starting from the Point Virgin Active at 07:00.


EVENTS:  Details here...

The Merell Spring Night Run series kicks off on Wednesday at Simons, on Groot Constantia.
The Ride-to-Nowhere Mountain Bike stage race takes place this weekend in McGregor.
The Staalwater Trail Run and Mountain Bike Challenge takes place this weekend in Caledon.
The Crazy Store Table Mountain Challenge takes place on Saturday from the Jan Van Riebeeck Sports Fields.  There are options for a 2 or 3 man relay.  This year a 7 Km High School Trail challenge will also be introduced.
Out in Worcester there is the Rainbow Half Marathon with options for 10 Km and 5 Km routes.
The Cederberg 100 Miler Mountain Bike race takes place from Clanwilliam to Kaleo.
On the Piket-Bo-Berg there are Mountain Bike races and Trail runs with various routes on offer.  Mountain Bike routes range from 10 to 63 Kms and the trail run has options for 8 or 16 Kms.
The Cell C Day of Races is a new 5 Km Road Run happening on Sunday 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).  On-line entries for this event close today (5 September) but late entries will be taken at race pack collection on Saturday from 10:30-17:00 and on Race Day from 07:00. 
Get Outside Urban Trail Run is a new event starting from the Motherland Coffee Company, Mandela Rhodes Place in the City on Sunday.  It is an adventurous run through the City of between 4 and 6 Kms.
On the Durbanville Hills Estate there is the Ingwe Tiere Trail Run, hosted by the Tygerberg High School in aid of security upgrades at the school.  There are 10 and 5 Km routes on offer.
The annual Satori Camel Run takes place at the Noordhoek Sports Fields and offers 16 Kilometres of off-road running.
The Dual Duathlon Challenge, scheduled for Sunday 11 September, has been cancelled.
Enjoy the Month!


Ironman 70.3 PULA – ATC Entrants

Alice Oosthuizen
Adriaan Van Wijk
Amanda Cardenas
Alan Bird
Dawn Clarke
Anton du Plessis
Denise Major
Brenton Ashby
Elena Cremasco
Carl May
Elza Gillman
Derek Evason
Karla Saller
Gert Wilkins
Kristin Milne
Jack Thonissen
Lara Browne
Karen Du Preez
Leigh Charlton
Luke Gerrett
Sofie Moens
Marc Wilson
Tamsyn Wells
Matthew Van Heerden
Tanja Jansen
Michael Rowe
Roberto Franco
Rudolph Oosthuizen
Russell Smedley
Steve Attwell
Trevor Hodgson