14 Oct '16: ATC Weekly

ATC SSTTT Assistance Required – Track Spikes – ATC AGM

ATC Summer Sunset Team Time Trial

Entries for the ATC Summer Sunset Team Time Trial, taking place this coming Wednesday are flowing in nicely and it looks like we will have a full race again! 
We need more people to help out in the transition area and finish line and don’t have enough volunteers for this yet.  If you are available on that evening, even if you are running in a team, please let us know by replying to this email or tell us how you can help at the following link:  Click Here to Volunteer
To enter the event, think of a cool Team Name (we have a prize for the best name!) figure out the Category you would like to compete in and visit the ATC SSTTT Event Page to Enter!  You can provide team member details at registration on the day.
New Balance and The RUN Store will be present at the event to demonstrate the latest New Balance running technology. You can check out or event try out the shoes and pick up a voucher to receive in-store discount.  Product available for testing will be the Fresh Foam Zante and Vazee Revlite Pace.  The current New Balance range will be on display and you can ask the experts about these exciting new products:
The Fresh Foam GOBI trail shoe.
The Sigma Track Spikes

ATC AGM 2016

A reminder of the ATC Annual General Meeting taking place on 26 October 2016, at 19:30, at the Green Point Cricket Club.  We will distribute the agenda next week but the primary issues up for discussion are:
·         The creation of another ATC sub-club to serve the Cape Winelands district and to affiliate with that Triathlon Association when it is formed.
·         The election of new members to serve on the ATC Management Committee for 2016 - 2017.
The AGM is not expected to last more than 45 minutes.
Please click below to RSVP, Nominate someone to stand on the committee or to raise any matters to be discussed at the AGM:

Iqela Slanghoek Triathlon

Congratulations to Amanda Cardenas, Genine Manchip and Travys Wilkins, who won free entries into the Slanghoek Triathlon through our campaign.  The event takes place on the weekend of 22 and 23 October.

Mend the Muscles

With the Swim, Bike, Run and Triathlon seasons all converging on our muscles, the next 6 months will be filled with long rides, long runs, and brick sessions, which means tired legs!  Recovery sessions are as important as training sessions but there’s no time to fit all this in.  Training and competing at higher than average levels is strenuous on the body and results in large amounts of excess metabolic waste.  MUSCLE MEND is a new, passive, recovery method that speeds up lymph drainage and the delivery of oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood to the legs, while you relax.  Recovery time is shortened, enabling you to return to your demanding training programmes sooner.  And it costs less than a sports massage!
MUSCLE MEND sessions can be booked at the following practitioners:
Genine Manchip Physiotherapy (Sea Point), Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Contact:  0844619987. 
Sport Studio (Milnerton), Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Contact:  0836317683

TRAINING:  Details here...

SWIM:  The Canal Swim will be on Friday morning at 06:00.  Please DO NOT Park in reserved bays. 
BIKE:  On Saturday morning we will do a long ride from the Point Virgin Active at 06:30.  We will first head out to Blouberg along the cycle paths and return the same way.  Then we will ride to Chappies and back.  Stronger riders can dip down into Noordhoek for a bit of extra distance.  The ride will be between 100 and 120 Kms.
RUN:  Track will be on Tuesday morning at 06:00 and Wednesday evening at 18:00.  A reminder, all ATC Members must enter GPAS through the turnstile gates.  You will need to show your ATC Tag to the security guard and then still scan in at the main entrance as normal.  This is in order for security to keep track of the number of athletes present in the stadium.  When you leave, scan out as per normal and exit through the turnstile gates.

EVENTS:  Details here...

The Otter African Trail Run, RETTO, takes place on Friday and Saturday.  There is also the Dassie Trail Run in the Tsitsikama National Park on Saturday.
The Voet van Afrika Maraton takes place on Saturday.  This is a gruelling, but awesome, Marathon and Half in the Bredasdorp area.  There is also a 10 Km Fun Run, called the Toonjie.  The event also includes and Mountain Bike race on Sunday.
The Eselfontein Festival is on this weekend with Mountain Bike events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Trail Runs on Saturday.
On Saturday it is the Rectron and St Luke's Hospice Mountain Bike event at the Boschendal Estate.  This is in support of the St Luke's Hospice #OurHandsYourHeart Campaign.  There are routes ranging from 10 to 40 Kms, an up-hill challenge and a down-hill race.
The La Capra Goat Run takes place on the Paarl Mountain with routes ranging from 28 Km to 5 Km.  On the Durbanville Hills estate there is a Trailfun Run of 10 or 5 Kms.
On Sunday, the Gun Run will, very loudly, signal the start of the biggest Half in our back yard!  For many, who have trained very hard over the past couple of months, this is THE event for a Personal First or to set a Personal Best!   We wish all our runners good luck and we look forward to seeing you at the ATC and Embark gazebos after the run.
The PPA West Coast Express starts from the Koeberg Cricket Club for a fast and flat 80 or 40 Km.



Old Mutual Two Oceans Runs – Easter 2017
Entries for the Two Oceans Ultra are already streaming in whilst Half Marathon hopefuls will get a change to apply for entries from 31 October onwards.  Yellow and Blue numbers will get a chance on 31 October and from 1 November it will be ASA License holders, followed by unlicensed runners.  Please ensure that you collect your 2016 ASA License from us in good time to have it at hand for 1 November.
Remember the 4 Steps in the image attached below.
Enjoy the Weekend!