2 Nov '16: ATC NEWS

ATC AGM Feedback – ATC 10 Year Celebration - ATC SSTTT – Island House Champ – Results


ATC AGM 2016
The ATC Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday, 26 October 2016, at the Green Point Cricket Club.  Below is some feedback from matters discussed and decided on at the meeting.
1)    Additional ATC sub-club(s).  It was decided, in principle, that ATC can go ahead and create additional sub-clubs to align with the Districts within the Western Cape, which has been adopted by Triathlon South Africa and the Provincial / District Associations.  However, changes required to the ATC Constitution will only be done once the stipulations from TSA and the newly formed Associations have been finalised.  We may also have to create specific Constitutions for each sub-club.  It was therefore decided that proposed changes to the constitution will be presented at the next AGM, which  is expected to take place within the first quarter of 2017,
2)    Change to the ATC Constitution:  “Audited Financials” to “Financial Statements”.  This proposed change was accepted and will be applied to the current Constitution.
3)    Committee Members for 2016-2017:  Ten members have made themselves available to serve on the ATC Committee for 2016-2017.  As all members will be accepted onto the Committee and there was no contention for positions, there was no need to vote.  (See below for the new committee)
4)    Membership Fees & Levy:  The proposed membership fee increase was accepted.  This increase was already accepted at the 2015 AGM, but was never implemented due to the proposed introduction of the “ATC Assist” Levy.  This increase and levy will now come into effect from 1 January 2017.  (See below for details).
5)    Kelfords Ford-for-a-Month draw:  With no club time trial taking place in October, this month’s Ford was drawn from the list of helpers at the SS TTT and those present at the AGM.  The lucky winner was Serge Witkowsky.
6)    General:  A suggestion from the floor was that we look at making it easier for new members to come for their first training session at the club.  Some new members may consider a track session quite daunting, so we need to communicate the fact that the sessions are for athletes of all levels and provide a point of contact / facilitator, who will be more approachable for new members.
ATC Committee 2016-17
The following members have resigned from the ATC Committee and we thank them for their service over the past term:  Hilda Visagie Hopking, Japie Bingle, Jay Richards and Kevin Anderson.
The nine remaining members have made themselves available to stand again and we have one new member, Kirsten Milne.  The ATC Committee for the next term of two years include the following:
Anthony Dean                                      Barry Goliath
Garth Dorman                                      Gert Wilkins
Ilze Els                                                    Jacqueline Vockins
Kristin Milne                                         Paul Gordon Brown
STeve Attwell                                       Travys Wilkins
Roles and responsibilities will be defined at the first committee meeting.  Over the next couple of weeks the committee will focus on forming the new sub-clubs as well as the ATC 10 Year Celebrations, scheduled for Friday 2 December 2016.
Membership Fees 2017
Membership fees, effective 1 January 2017, will be as listed below.  Any member who joins or renews before 1 January 2017 will still pay the current rate.  The table below shows the ATC Membership Fees from 2013, compared to the new fees set for 2017.
ATC Assist Levy
Starting January 2017, we will introduce ATC Assist, an initiative that will give members the choice to either:
·         Help out with club activities on two occasions during the year.
·         Pay a “volunteer’s levy”, which will enable the club to hire casual workers for some of the activities members normally provide on a voluntary basis.
We first employed this concept a couple of years ago when WP Athletics offered clubs financial reward for hosting a water table at the Cape Town Marathon.  Since then we have established a base of unemployed, or partially employed, casual workers who get paid to help out with club activities, whilst gaining experience with marshalling as well as other non-sport related tasks.  Over the past two years, in particular, we spent a substantial amount on casual labour with the container renovation project, at our Sunset Team Time Trial events and providing marshals for the WTS Cape Town event.
We certainly don’t want to discourage voluntary help from our members as the club simply cannot function without this myriad of skills and services provided voluntarily.  However, we understand that our members do this sport(s) for recreation and everyone’s time is limited.  We also live in a country with a high rate of unemployment and millions of people desperate to earn a living and develop skills that they can sell elsewhere.  Whilst we cannot employ a million, our activities now warrant regular casual labour throughout the year.  With the proposed levy we will be able to grow this base and establish a pool of resources that perhaps other clubs can use a well.
With our two track sessions and canal swim happening every week and bi-annual Sunset Team Time Trial, there are certainly enough opportunities for members to volunteer assistance on two occasions per year.  So the fee will only be compulsory for members who cannot or prefer not to assist otherwise.  The levy will be set at R100 per year and will be charged in June each year.  The levy will not apply to Scholar or Student memberships.
ATC 10-Year Celebration!
ATC is now 10 years old and this year’s Annual Awards Function will double up as a major celebration!  Apart from the usual awards, we will also crown the ATC Athlete of the Decade!  This special person may be one of the 20 former Athletes-of-Year or it could be someone who has consistently performed over the 10 years.  It will not be purely performance based and ATC ambassadors will score some extra points.  We will need help with this special award and will open the nomination process soon.
We are planning a formal affair at The Nomad, 33 Waterkant Street, Cape Town, on Friday 2 December 2016.  Please reserve the date and watch this space for more details!
ATC Summer Sunset Team Time Trial
Thank you very much to everyone who helped out at the ATC Summer Sunset Team Time Trial last week.  With an unexpectedly large number of late entries the field increased to over 120 teams, our largest field yet.  But all went quite smoothly and we’ve received a lot of positive feedback.  We have published team results below and are working on the individual lap times, which takes a bit longer, as manually recording times and numbers in the Transition area takes some doing!
Congratulations to the Eastern Destroyers (Kraaifontein) who blazed through their laps to, once again, take the overall win in 33:31.  Team "Worst Pace Scenario" won the prize for the best team name and "The Running Dead" were certainly the best dressed this time.
Thank you also to New Balance and The RUN Store who were present to demonstrate the latest New Balance running technology.
Member Personal News:
Congratulations to the following members:
Nick and Hayley Turner welcomed their baby girl, Bardot Bell Turner, into the world on 29 September.
James and Kylie Chevallier had a baby girl, Georgia Molly Chevallier, on the 6th of October.
Jean De Villiers and Seugnet Van Der Merwe got married on the 8th of October.
Riaan Schoeman and Lauren Vogelzang got married on the 29th of October.
Emce Van Zyl and Kerry Macdonald got married on the 29th of October.
And, hot off the press… Marc Davidowitz and Alexa Biccari got engaged on the weekend!


Island House Triathlon
Richard Murray emerged as the overall winner of the 3-day, by invitation only, Island House Triathlon, ending his year on a high note and healthy paycheck.  Well done Richard!
Slanghoek Triathlon
This was, once again, a brilliant weekend of Triathlon with a beautiful setting, loads of fun and brilliant racing.  We will report back on this and other October events in the next monthly newsletter (this edition has reached capacity).
Freshpak Fitness Festival
The Clanwilliam weekend did not disappoint and was a most successful and fun weekend for ATC!  The Atlantic Triathlon Club defended its Club Champion title with brilliant performances from our top athletes dominating in the higher order positions.  Five of the top 10 were from ATC: Tyron Ingle, Rohan Meyer, Dean Hopf, Jonty Low and Simon Starck.
Congratulations also to all the Embark beginners who tackled their first Triathlon with enthusiasm and no amount of chop on the water, wind on the ride, mechanical failures on the bike, or sandy hills on the run, could stop them from completing the race!
All ATC Members’ results are listed further down and on our RESULTS PAGE.  Congratulations to the following for top finishing positions in their respective age groups:
TRIATHLON:  Tyron Ingle (3rd Overall, 1st OM), Rohan Meyer (4th Overall, 2nd OM), Douglas Burger (1st VM), Michelle Krebs (3rd Lady, 1st OW), Caylan Bromley (1st JW) and Britt Hyland (3rd VW).
DUATHLON:  Dean Hopf (1st Overall), Nolan Steele (2nd Overall), Travys Wilkins (3rd OM), Jessica Rohman (2nd OW) and Vibeke Moore (3rd VW).
3 Km SWIM:  Dylan Wright (3rd Overall, 1st JB), Kate Neill (2nd Lady), Myles Kritzinger (2nd OM Wetsuit), Travys Wilkins (3rd OM Wetsuit), Anton Neethling (3rd VM Wetsuit), Kirsty Blackford (2nd VW Wetsuit) and Sofie Moens (2nd OW Wetsuit).
Our members supported the “Anything or Anyone Famous” after party theme with creative gusto and we need your help to choose the best dressed!  Please visit the ALBUM on the ATC Facebook Page and comment on your favourite by including the person’s name in the comment.  This will be taken as a vote for the person.  The winner will be announced at the ATC year-end function, to be held later this year.
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.  These members are listed below and on our RESULTS PAGE.  We had our fair share of podiums too and we would like to congratulate the following:  Dean Hopf (3rd 30-34), Arne Van Rensburg (1st 20-24), Bettina Van Wyk (1st 50-54) and Annalie Smith (2nd 45-49).
In the Sprint Race Jean De Villiers was 2nd overall (1st 30-34) followed by Paul Ingpen (1st 45-49), David Durham (2nd 30-34), Darrin Hofmeyr (1st 40-44), Christo Coetzee (2nd 35-39), Caylan Bromley (1st Junior), Marius Tinney-Crook (1st 50-54), Lucy Gauntlett (3rd 25-29), Hans Sukel (2nd 50-54), Angelique Moller (2nd Junior), Alison Ting Chong (2nd 45-49), Debbie Hibbert (3rd 45-49), Donald Duncan (1st 60-64) and Martine Levy (3rd 40-44).
Ironman 70.3 Pula
The Atlantic Triathlon Club was second in Division I at the Ironman TriClub European Championships, held in Pula, Croatia on 18 September!  There are load of photos on social media of the finish venue in the ancient Pula Arena.  ATC had over 30 Triathletes participating in the event and we would like to thank all the members who participated under the ATC banner.  A full list of results have been published below and on our RESULTS PAGE.  Congratulations and thanks to the top 5 points earners, who ensured that we finished on the podium in the club competition:  Anton Du Plessis (50-54), Michael Rowe (45-49), Brenton Ashby (45-49), Rudi Oosthuizen (35-39) and Alice Oosthuizen (30-34).  Alice also got a slot to compete at the Ironman 70. World Championships in 2017.  Denise Major finished 4th in her age group but chose not to take up the World Champs slot.
Other Results
At the Mosselbaai Top 10 Atletiek Byeenkoms, held on 2 October, Daniel Arendse was third in the 800m for u/17 boys and Owen Jansen was third in the 800m for u/17 boys.
Owen Jansen won the 800m for boys U/16 at a Little Athletics Track meeting held in Parow on 15 October.
At the Voet van Afrika Half, held on 15 October, Barry Goliath was 2nd in the 40-45 Age Group.
Ironman KONA Race Report
JD Neill, ATC’s athlete of the year in 2015, raced Ironman World Championships this year and sent us his race report, or rather, “a tale of six races” culminating in his participation and the ultimate Ironman event.  Please visit our NEWS PAGE to read his report.

TRAINING:  Details here...

SWIM:  The Canal Swim will be on Friday morning at 06:00.  Please DO NOT Park in reserved bays.  There has been a complaint from tenants in the building where our swim starts about members undressing in the parking area.  Please refrain from changing in the parking area.
BIKE:  On Thursday morning we will ride from the Point Virgin Active at 5:45.
On Saturday morning we will be doing a long, flattish, ride from the Paddocks Shopping Centre to Malmesbury and back. The route will be through Durbanville and then on to Malmesbury.  Click here to see the route.  Please arrive at the Paddocks at 06:15, ready to ride at 06:30.  The ride will be approximately 130 Kms.
Next Sunday, 13 November, we will do the final, supported long ride for DC Training.  The ride will start at the Root 44 Market at Audacia Farm, near Stellenbosch, at 06:00.  We will ride over Helshoogte to Franschoek, over Franschoek pass to Villiersdorp and return the same way.  The ride will be between 140 and 160 Kms.
RUN:  Track will be on Tuesday morning at 06:00 and Wednesday evening at 18:00.  Please note that all ATC Members must now also 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 Cape Classic 380 starts on Friday.  This is a professional 3-day cycling event based in Montagu for cyclists wanting to kick start the season, or training for the Double Century or Full Ironman.  Taking place from Friday to Sunday, tour is limited to 60 riders and consists of 380 Km of rolling road closures for the entire event, ensuring a fun and safe journey for the riders involved.  For more information, visit:  http://www.capeclassic.info
The Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Adventure starts on Friday, followed by the Ride on Monday and the Race next Friday, 11 November.
The West Coast Half Marathon is on Saturday, starting from Eden on the Bay.  There is also the Dwarsrivier Orchard Half, in Pniel, near Stellenbosch.
The Bonnievale Bonanza, includes Road and Mountain Bike races ranging from 96 to 10 Kms, starting from the Outdoor Arena.
On Sunday, is the HALE Diabetes Run / Walk, starting from Tutu Square, near the Cullinan Hotel in Long Street.  The run / walk goes through the streets of Cape Town and the Company Gardens before returning to Tutu Square.  The organisers of this event urgently require a large number of marshals.  If you are able to assist, please email Daven at:  info@3dgroup.co.za
The Clifton 1SOMS open water swim takes place on Sunday from Clifton 4th beach.


SCR Biathle Series
There are three events in the SCR Biathle Series still coming up in 2016.  These will take place on the Friday evenings of 11 and 18 November and 2 December.  January 2017, will see the start of another series of six Biathle events.  The events will be held at the Rustenburg Girls High School in Rondebosch.  A Biathle is an official Run-Swim-Run event with distances ranging from 200m/50m/200m to 1Km/100m/1Km, in accordance with age groups.  Sanctioned locally under WP Biathle, WP and SA colours can be earned in this sport and there is a World Championships held every year.
Registration: From 16:45 on the day.  The cost is R100 to register plus R50 per race.
Race Start Times:  Youths at 17:15, Masters at 17:45 and Senior / Junior Youth A/B at 18h00.
More Information:  Contact: viv.williams0806@gmail.com
Winelands Marathon
Entries for the Winelands Marathon, taking place next Saturday, 12 November, close on Thursday.  This Marathon, Half Marathon and 5 Km Fun Run starts at the Eikestad Primary School in Stellenbosch.  There are NO LATE Entries, except for the 5Km Fun Run.
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/
Happy Movember!