29 Nov '16: ATC NEWS: Awards

ATC 10 Year Celebration – Award Nominations - Double Century – SA Tri Champs – Argus Entries


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 ATC 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.  For catering purposes, booking will close on Wednesday 30 November.
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 (Loureiro - 2006), Sarah Louw (2007), Jayde Morison (Gower-Jackson, 2008), Martha Thom (Koekemoer -2009), Britt Hyland (2010), Vivienne Williams (2011), Tracy Markham (2012), Jessica Griesel (Cloete - 2013), Marilyn Fischer (2014) and Robyn Williams (2015).


Nominations received for the 2016 Athlete of the Year:  Alice Oosthuizen, Angelique Edwards, Caylan Bromley, Dean Hopf, Douglas Burger, Elrika Calitz, Henry Wolstenholme, Iain Mc Gregor, JD Neill, Jean de Villiers, Richard Murray and Tyron Ingle.
For Most Devoted Member for 2016:  Eckhard Scholtz, Inge Hansen, Lara Browne, Paul Gordon-Brown and Travys Wilkins.
Swimmer of the Year:  Amy Barnes, Caylan Bromley, Emma Alsop, Karen Graaff, Kiara Barnes.
Cyclist of the Year:  Bernard Griesel, Bjorn Pienaar and Douglas Burger
Runner of the Year:  Caitlin Van Den Berg, Michael Gombart, Thalia 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.
Most Improved Athlete:  Amanda Bloch, Benjamin Nortier, Susanne Schubert.
Rookie of the Year:  Angelique Edwards, Bjorn Pienaar, Davide Del Fante.
Best Beginner:  Meagan Sobotker, Paulos Eshetu, Rashiek Schroeder and Shelley Hobson.
Summer Sunset Team Time Trial Helpers Award:  Esther Patience, Grant Jardine, Alexander Schubert and Rogeema Kenny.
Best Supporter:  Lara Browne and Seugnet De Villiers.
There are also some fun awards to be handed out, such as the Best Dressed Team and Best Team Name at the two Summer Sunset Team Time Trial Events held this year as well as the Best Dressed at the Clanwilliam Fitness Festival after-party.
We have now closed nominations for Awards and claims for Legends Points.  If you feel we have skipped someone or you fancy your chances in the Legends competition, please let us know via email.


Double Century
Congratulations to all the riders who completed the Double Century 204 K Team Time Trial on Saturday.  It was a tough day out with the wind and heat taking its toll in the last 50 kilometres.  The four ATC / Embark Teams accomplished their mission beautifully with all four teams taking all 12 riders to the line to double the medal tally with the Charles Milner medal. 
A special word of thanks must go to our support crew!  Jessica Hopley, Lara Browne, Leigh Hodgson, Mario Penzo, Tanja Jansen and Saleem Nadker.  We simply cannot do this ride without the support and it’s a long and busy day for the supporters too.  Thanks also to our team captains, Darrin Hofmeyr, Gert Wilkins, Sean Featonby and STeve Attwell for all the planning, training and arrangements before the event.
Congratulations to Robyn Williams who was part of Velocity Sports Lab team, who won the ladies category in 5 hours 52 minutes.
Post DC - Sports Massage Special:
Get your legs a well-derserved sports massgage, going for R300 per hour for this week only.  Book through: manchipgenine@gmail.com
Track & Field Athletics
At the Kraaifontein Athletics Track & Field Schools / Clubs Meeting, held on 18 November, the ATC Kids performed as follows:
1200m:  Junior Beukes, 1st u/13; Shamodean Koonthea, 3rd u/13; Chantelle Koonthea, 1st u/13; Shaunica Phillips, 3rd. u/13;  Owen Jansen, 3rd u/19.
800m: Owen Jansen, 1st u/19; Esten Everts, 2nd U/15;
100m:  John Dean Links, 1st u/17; Shaunica Phillips, 1st u/12; Juraida Aries, 2nd u/10.
80mJuraida Aries, 1st u/10.
At the WPA Kids Athletics Track & Field meeting, held at the Green Point Athletics Track on 26 November 2016:
Owen Jansen (u/16) won the 800m.
John-Dean Links (u/16) won the Long Jump.
Charnelle Koonthea (u/14) won the 1500m Racewalking.
Shaunica Phillips (u/12) won the 100m with Juraida Aries in Second
Shaunica Phillips (u/12) won the 150m.
Jenedean Rudolph (u/10) won the 80m.
Trail Runs
At the Falke Klapmuts Cup Trail Run, held by Dirtopia on the Delvera Farm on Sunday, 27 November, Barry Goliath won the 7.5 Km run and Emily Aitken was the first lady.
Ironman 70.3 Phuket
At Ironman 70.3, Phuket, held on Sunday, 27 November in Thailand, Dean Hopf won the 30-34 age category and was the 3rd Age Grouper overall.  Angelique Edwards came 3rd in the 25-29 age category.

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 Woolworths TRI and Stellenbosch Fietstoer.
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.
On Saturday morning there will be a Trail run around Lion’s Head starting from the Kloof Nek parking area at 07:00.

EVENTS:  Details here...

On Wednesday is the Metropolitan 10K Nite run, starting from Parc Du Cap in Bellville.
The second event in the LUSAN Night Run Series takes place on Thursday on the Stellenzicht Estate.
The last event in the SCR Biathle Series will take place on the Friday at the Rustenburg Girls High School in Rondebosch.
The Woolworths Triathlon takes place on Saturday on the Paul Cluver Estate in Elgin.
Another Run the Vines trail run will take place on Saturday at the Under Oaks Wine Farm.
The Pennypinchers Origin of Trails Mountain Bike tout takes place this weekend on the Blaauwklippen Estate, near Stellenbosch.  It offers two days of riding of either 60 or 31 Km each day.
The Stellenbosch Cycle Tour takes place on Sunday from the Stellenbosch High School.  It is a 95 Km race and is the last seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour taking place in March 2017.


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.
A reminder that Jailbreak can be used as an alternate qualifying event for the team to represent CTUTA / WCTA at SA Triathlon Champs.
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
National Triathlon Championships / Selection Events
SA National Triathlon Championships will be hosted by Free State Triathlon at the Aldam Holiday Resort, near Bloemfontein, on Sunday 19 March 2017.
The SA Long Distance Triathlon Championships will be incorporated into the MiWay Durban Ultra, taking place on Sunday 5 March 2017.
The Fedhealth XTERRA SA Championships, to be held in Grabouw on 25 and 26 February 2017, will be the selection for Cross Triathlon World Championships.
Cape Town Cycle Tour (Argus) 2017 – Entries
Still looking for an entry?  Francois Pienaar’s MAD Foundation still has some available.  Please contact Amy Stevens at amy@madleadership.org for details.  Entries close on 30 November, so be quick.
See you on Friday for a Party!