27 Sep '16: ATC Weekly

Cape Ultra – Freshpak Clanwilliam – Anything Famous

Cape Ultra Tri

By all accounts this was a great event and we look forward to it becoming a permanent fixture on the Cape Triathlon calendar!  Congratulations to all the ATC’ers who completed the inaugural event.  We had our fair share of podiums too and we will report on those in the full newsletter later this month.

Torpedo SwimRun

A new type of multisport event will hit our shores in January, the Torpedo SwimRun!  This emerging multisport format involves racing through sea and land, against nature’s most dramatic settings.  The race will take place on 15 January 2017, from Hout Bay to Clifton and will cover a total distance of 16 Kilometres.  There will be 3 Km of swimming, over 8 segments and 13 Km of running, over 8 segments.
For details, please visit:  http://torpedoswimrun.com/
As a taster, you can join a Tour of the SwimRun event, this Saturday, 1 October.  The Tour will introduce you to the sport of SwimRun and will provide a recce of the Sandy Bay to Clifton route.  To book a spot on the tour, please visit:

WCTA / CTUTA Newsletter

The newly formed Western Cape and Cape Town Unicity Triathlon Association has published its first newsletter with information of the status of the Association, the Cape Triathlon Calendar and Registration for this season.  If you did not receive this email, Please Read it Here and subscribe to receive future emails.

TRAINING:  Details here...

SWIMThere will be no Canal Swim this Saturday, 1 October, as it is the Clanwilliam weekend.
From next week Friday, 8 October, onward, the swim will return to the Friday morning time slot of 06:00.
BIKE:  We will not have any planned club rides for this week.  After Clanwilliam we will start with long DC rides on non-event weekends.
RUN:  Track will be on Tuesday morning at 06:00 and Wednesday evening at 18:00.

EVENTS:  Details here...

Please ensure that you register for your 2016/17 TSA License at least a week before your first Triathlon this season.  This year, you need to register and pay for the license directly with TSA.  You will then receive an email from TSA / MOBII with your TSA license number, which end in a “17”.  License numbers ending in “16” are no longer valid.
Please check the full procedure for TSA Registration on our Triathlon Affiliation Page or download the procedure from the on-line version of this newsletter


WEEK (end):

Freshpak Fitness Festival
This weekend is the “official” start of the Triathlon season in Clanwilliam and we look forward to another great weekend of healthy activity and fun!  Not to mention seeing loads of beginners tackling their first Triathlon.  Atlantic Triathlon Club and Embark will be set up in the club gazebo area so come and join us there before and after your Swim, Biathlon, Duathlon and / or Triathlon.  Members are also welcome to join us at the Chalets, after the day’s racing, before we head down to the after-party.  Bring a snack and drink (and your outfit!) and come get into character.  This year’s theme for the party is “Anything or Anyone Famous”!  An easy theme so feel free to go big.
Hermanus Whale Festival
The Hermanus Whale Festival and Adventure Week includes various sporting activities, such as, Open Water Swimming, Night Running, Mountain Biking and Trail Running.


The Java Mountain Bike Challenge takes place on Van Loveren in Robertson.
The Cape Gate Road run is a 10 Km event with options for 3 and 5 Km.


The VOB Constantia Valley Grape Run is a Half Marathon with options for 14 and 5 Km.
The Clifton 1st Sunday of the Month (1SOMS) open water is on the summer start time of 09:00.  Registrations open at 07:30 and there are 1 Mile and 600m options.
Early Bird entries for the One Tonner close on Friday, 30 September.  Entries will cost more from 1 October and all entries close on 10 October.
All entries for the Gun Run close on Sunday 2 October.
Enjoy the Week!