8 Mar '17: ATC WEEKLY

CTCT – Training this Week – IAAF Gold Label


We join family and friends of Marilyn Fischer in sending prayers and positive thoughts for Marilyn’s recovery from a critical injury.  Marilyn, who was ATC’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2014 and Ironman Club Champion in 2015, suffered multiple injuries while doing a mountain bike race in Knysna last weekend.  She is still in a critical condition in hospital.


TRAINING:  Details here...

SWIM:  The canal swim will be on Friday morning at 06:00.  We will not start before 6 and may delay the start until it is light enough.
BIKE:  On Thursday morning, at 05:30, we will do a road bike ride from Point Virgin Active. 
Supported Training Ride - Saturday
On Saturday we will have a support vehicle accompany us on our training ride.  All members are welcome to join in but please bring R50 to contribute towards fuel and the driver
Please arrive at the Point Virgin Active by 05:30 and be ready to ride at 05:45.
We will ride from the Point, along the cycle paths, to Blouberg and back.  Then we will head out over Chapman’s Peak and Black Hill to Simons Town and back.  This will be 140 Km.  The support vehicle will accompany riders, wishing to do 180 Km, on another 40 Km loop to Chappies and back.
If you are doing the brick, bring a lock to secure your bike during the run.  The support driver will leave after the 140 Km section so there will not be anyone watching the bikes.
RUN:  This week is our monthly time trial.  We will do the 5 Km TT on the track if we can gain access (construction for the CTCT may have started by this afternoon).  Otherwise the Time Trial will be on the road. 

EVENTS:  Details here...

Cape Town Cycle Tour
It is CTCT week and activities start in earnest on Thursday with Registration and the Expo.  On Sunday is the big day and we wish all our members a safe and fast ride!
Alexander and Susanne Schubert are riding the CTCT in support of the Rotary SafeWater campaign.  They are trying to raise R 55 000, which will enable them to provide 1 million litres of clean and safe water.  To show your support, visit:   http://ctctfundracers.co.za/profile/11
Bike Fix will be setting up in town before the race on Sunday to help members with last minute problems.  Look out for them on FW De Klerk Blvd (under the elevated Free-way) between the CTICC and Adderley St.   You can still book a service with Bike Fix for this week and get a 15% discount.  For more details: www.bikefix.co.za  info@bikefix.co.za

Other Events:

The Tour De Good Hope, a Five Day Stage Race, continues throughout this week and finishes on Friday, 10 March.
The last event in the SCR Biathle Series takes place on Friday at the Rustenburg Girls High School in Rondebosch.
The Constantia Village 15 Km Road Run and 5 Km Fun Run takes place on Saturday.
The Beesloop Farm Race, a 15 or 5 Km Off-Road Run takes place on Saturday on the Oudewagendrift Farm, in Overhex, near Worcester.
SA Masters Swimming Champs
Good luck to all the swimmers heading for East London next week to take part in the SA Masters Nationals, taking place from 15 to 19 March.

Future Events:

Entries for the Knysna Forest Marathon and Half have opened!  It will sell out quickly so get yours today! To enter, visit: https://www.knysnamarathonclubportal.co.za/
Congratulations to the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, which has been awarded IAAF Gold Label Status!  This is the first event in Africa to achieve this status and there are only 35 Marathons in the world with IAAF Gold Label Status.  We look forward to a great event in September this year.
The Substitution process for the Comrades Ultra Marathon officially opens on 14 March and closes on 14 April 2017. For details, visit:  www.comrades.com
Have a great week