24 Nov '16: ATC NEWS

24 Nov ‘16: ATC NEWS

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ATC 10 Year Celebration – Double Century


ATC 10-Year Celebration!
The Awards ’16 sub-committee has been hard at work getting everything arranged for next Friday!  Gathering stats on members present and past, tallying Legends Points, hiring tables, evaluating Athlete performances and digging up our History.  OK, so 10 years is not that long but for ATC it’s a lifetime in a sport that only turned 42 this year.  So it’s going to be big, with a Photo Booth, a Wall of Fame, an Olympian, and other Legends of the sport.
Don’t miss out on the Celebration, which will take place on Friday 2 December 2016 at the Nomad Bistro Fusion, 33 Waterkant Street, Cape Town.
The evening will include a 3 course meal with Starters and other Nibbles, five options to choose from for Mains, and Dessert options that are unique to Nomad.  See the flyer above for the full menu.  The cost is R 380 per person.  This includes a contribution to the Development Team who will be present at the event as well as the separate function we will have for the younger kids on 10 December.
To buy tickets:  CLICK HERE TO RSVPIf you are struggling to buy tickets with your mobile, reply to this email and we will help.
All the information about the function and awards to be presented can be viewed on our ATC Awards Page


Athletes in the running for ATC’s Athlete of the Decade include: 
Former Male Athletes of the Year:  Tristan Kelly (2006), Stuart Marais (2007), Raoul De Jongh (2008), Greg Goodall (2009), David Morison (2010), Jean De Villiers (2011), Rohan Kennedy (2012), STeve Attwell (2013), Dean Hopf  (2014), JD Neill (2015).
Former Female Athletes of the Year:  Carla Kelly (2006), Sarah Louw (2007), Jayde Gower-Jackson (2008), Martha Koekemoer (2009), Britt Hyland (2010), Vivienne Williams (2011), Tracy Markham (2012), Jessica Griesel (2013), Marilyn Fischer (2014) and Robyn Williams (2015).
Nominations received to date for the 2016 athlete of the year:  Angelique Edwards, Daniel Arendse, Douglas Burger, Iain McGregor and Talia Charalambous.
Leading with ATC Legends Points at the moment, listed on alphabetical order, are: Deirdre Hewitson, Douglas Burger, Gert Wilkins, Mario Santana, Piet Viljoen and Zelda Vondamite.
This weekend is your final chance to NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR AN AWARD (for the Year or Decade) or to CLAIM YOUR LEGENDS POINTS.  We need to close nominations in order to determine the winners.

TRAINING:  Details here...

SWIM:  The Canal Swim will be on Friday morning at 06:00Please do NOT swim in the canal at any other time.  There have been reports of swimmers (not necessarily from ATC) using the canal at other times.  This is trespassing and any unauthorised swimmers will be removed by security.
BIKE:  On Thursday mornings we will ride from the Point Virgin Active at 5:30.  Please note the new earlier start time.
There will be no training rides this weekend as it is the Double Century.
RUN:  Track will be on Tuesday mornings at 06:00 and Wednesday evenings at 18:00.  Please remember to show your tag at the turnstile gates and scan in and out at our system.  If the Main Foyer is closed, we enter through the athletes’ entrance two doors down from the main doors.

EVENTS:  Details here...

On Saturday is the Coronation Double Century.  Between ATC and Embark we have 4 teams and will aim to complete the event with all 48 riders.  Together with our supporters we are a party of 60, heading for Swellendam on Friday.  We wish all these riders and all the ATC’ers riding in other teams, good luck for the ride!
On Sunday is the Midlands Ultra and Sprint, taking place at the Midmar Dam.


Jailbreak Triathlon
Jailbreak will take place at Breeland Cellars, home of the Slanghoek Triathlon on Saturday, 10 December and on-line entries close on 1 December.  The distances are as follows:
Maximum Escape:  Swim, 1.8 Km; Bike, 82 Km and Run, 20 Km.
Minimum Escape:  Swim, 1.4 Km; Bike, 41 Km and Run, 10 Km.
Robben Island Swim Crossings
Swimmers can now do Robben island swim crossings at any time of the year, with or without a wetsuit!  You can arrange a crossing through Big Bay Events, who will arrange all the paper work and admin to obtain permission to land on the island. Big Bay Events will keep a record of crossings and can also arrange a skipper and boat (at additional cost).  For more information and to register, visit: www.bigbayevents.co.za
Enjoy the week!