22 Dec ‘16: ATC NEWS

Membership Rate Increase – New Balance Discount - Race Entry Discounts


ATC Membership Fees 2017

A reminder that our Membership fees will increase on 1 January 2017.  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.

2017 ASA Licenses

We have not received 2017 ASA Licenses yet and indications are that these will only be available in January.  2016 Licenses can be used until the end of January.  The cost of 2017 licenses will be R140 for a Senior License and R 60 for a Junior License.

New Balance Discount

ATC Members receive a 20% discount on all New Balance Footwear and Apparel purchased from The RUN Store in Cape Town.  Please take your ATC barcode tag along as proof of membership.

New Year’s Resolutions

For many the year ended on a high note with completing their first Olympic distance Triathlon at Jailbreak.  Or logging a vastly improved time.  January will see the start of three programs from Embark for similar goals so if your New Year’s Resolution is sports-related you are set.
Ironman 70.3 Durban – Starts 10 January 2017
If you are considering entering Ironman 70.3 Durban, or have already done so, then now’s the time to start training for it.  If you are currently swimming 400m nonstop, riding 40kms on the road and running 5-8kms, then you are at the level that Embark requires to begin with the group training in January.  If you are not currently at this level and require some help and motivation to get there, then get in touch with Embark and join the build-up or the beginners program.
BEGINNERS Triathlon Course – Starts 10 January 2017
Are you keen to do your first triathlon, but you just don’t know where to start?  Welcome to Embark Triathlon Training!  The program will help you achieve that goal through comprehensive hands on, coached group training.  Since 2010, Embark has helped over a thousand beginner athletes to cross the finish line of their first Triathlon, and then on to bigger challenges, such as Ironman, 70.3, CT Cycle Tour Two Oceans marathon and more.
The new beginners program starts with an orientation evening on the 10th of January at the Green Point Cricket Club.  Then you will slowly get into the different disciplines of Swim, Bike and Run! There is no level of fitness or proficiency expected for the course, and the program caters for the very beginner athlete in a fun, social and controlled environment.
Two Oceans Half Marathon Coached Group Training – Starts 14 January 2017
Coached group training has proven to be the spring board for great improvement, better results and a more enjoyable race day!  Starting on 14 January, this Embark program will get you ready for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon, which takes place on the 15th of April 2017.  There will be an orientation evening to settle nerves and to explain how the training works, at the Green Point Cricket Club at 18:00.
Embark Programs
Embark programs are offered in the City and Atlantic Seaboard, Northern Suburbs, Blouberg, Southern Suburbs and Johannesburg.  You can join any program and train at any of the venues that suit you.  All areas follow the same structure.  For more details, please visit www.embark.co.za.

TRAINING:  Details here...

We will be taking a break from our normal Training schedule during the festive season.  Please consult the list below to confirm training dates and times.
SWIM dates for the Festive Season are as follows:
Friday 23 December 2016 at 06:00
Friday 30 December 2016 - NO SWIM
Friday 6 January 2017 at 06:00
Friday 13 January 2017 at 06:00
Mid-Week RIDE dates for the Festive Season are as follows:
Thursday 29 December - NO RIDE
Thursday 5 January - NO RIDE
Thursday 12 January 2017 at 05:30
Weekend RIDE dates for the Festive Season are as follows:
Saturday 24 December - NO RIDE
Saturday 31 December - NO RIDE
Saturday 7 January 2016 – Ride at 06:00 from Point Virgin Active.
ATC Track RUN Dates for the Festive Season are as follows:
Tuesday 27 December (06:00) – As Normal
Wednesday 28 December - NO TRACK
Tuesday 3 January 2017 (06:00) – As Normal
Wednesday 4 January 2017 - NO TRACK
Tuesday 10 January 2017 (06:00) and Wednesday 11 January 2017 (18:00) – As Normal

EVENTS:  Details here...

Festive Season Events:
The Tokai Manor House 16 K Run takes place from the Cape Academy, Firgrove Way, Constantia, on Monday, 26 December.
The Runners Memorial 8K Run takes place on New Year’s Eve (Saturday), from the Mouillie Point Light House.
The Clifton New Year’s Cold Water Mile takes place on New Year’s Day (Sunday) from Clifton 4th beach.

Events in 2017:

Torpedo SwimRun – 15 January 2017
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.
ATC Members get 20% off the entry fee.  Please see attached flyer for the discount coupon and visit:  http://torpedoswimrun.com/
Westcoast Warm Water Weekend
The Westcoast Warmwater Weekend will take place on 18 and 19 March 2017ATC Members will receive 15% off the entry fee and we have also reserved some spots in the stables.  There is no additional charge to camp or stay in the stables for Members entering for both days.  To receive the discount, enter the voucher code, WWW5963, when you enter on-line.  For more information and to enter, visit:  www.electricink.co.za
Ironman 70.3 Cascais, Portugal
After a very successful tour to Ironman 70.3 Pula, Croatia, in 2016, we have decided to head to Portugal to do their inaugural 70.3 on Sunday, 3 September, 2017!  The tour will be from 31 Aug – 4 Sept 2017 and will include accommodation in a 4 Star hotel in Cascais, breakfast included daily, your race entry and ATC / Embark co-branded touring kit.  For more details, please reply to this email or have a look at the attached flyer.
Comrades Marathon
The entry limit has been reached and entries are now closed.  The 2017 Substitution Process has been extended by a week. This will run from 14 March until 14 April 2017.


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