15 Mar '17: ATC Weekly

SA Tri Champs – Warmwater Weekend – AfricanX – Cape Epic


So the unthinkable has happened. The 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour was cancelled, leaving thousands of riders utterly disappointed, after months of training and planning, some having spent large sums of money on travelling and equipment.  But none of this comes close to the potential risk of injury and damage with 20000 plus cyclists negotiating Chapman’s Peak and Victoria Drive in those conditions.  So a good call in the end and we all live to race another day with a guaranteed entry into the 40th event in 2018.
Some good came of this too, as some spoils of the event were donated to victims of the devastating fire that destroyed more than 600 shacks in the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay.  The Thula Thula Hout Bay Imizamo Yethu Relief Mission is still continuing and you can check the link below for Donations, Transport and Time that can still be volunteered.

TRAINING:  Details here...

SWIM:  The canal swim will be on Friday morning at 06:15.  We will not start before it is light so please do not arrive before 05:45, as this creates too much noise with everyone expressing their excitement while waiting for the start.
BIKE:  On Thursday morning, at 05:30, we will do a road bike ride from Point Virgin Active. 
There will be no training this weekend due to the Warmwater Weekend.
RUN:  Track will be this evening (Wednesday) at 18:00.  This coming Tuesday, 21 March, is a public holiday.  We will have track but will start at 07:00.


EVENTS:  Details here...

SA Masters Swimming Champs
Good luck to all the swimmers taking part in the SA Masters Nationals, starting today, in East London.  The event runs until Sunday, 19 March.
AfricanX Trail Run
Good luck to all the runners taking part in the AfricanX 3-day trail stage race, which starts on Friday in Houw Hoek, Grabouw!
West Coast Warmwater Weekend
This weekend we are heading for the West Coast National Park for a weekend of swimming in warm water, biking on quiet roads and running wild.  All beautifully tough.   Registration takes place today (Wednesday) from 16:30 at the Hellenic Community Centre (Greek Club), 24 Bay Road, Mouille Point.  Be sure to get that done before track.
SA National Triathlon Championships
The TSA National Triathlon Championships takes place on Sunday (19 March) at the Aldam Holiday Resort, near Bloemfontein.  The weekend will also include a Cross TRI Event on Saturday and the 2017 ATU Triathlon African Cup (Sunday).  Good luck to the following members, who were selected to represent WP / WC Triathlon at the championships:
JuniorsAngelique Moller, Caylan Bromley, Hayley Preen, Jaco Wolstenholme, Matteo Greyling and Samuel Courts.
20-24:  Michelle Krebs.
25-29:  Alexander Krebs, Marthinus Kemp, Megan Stephens, Nolan Steele and Rohan Meyer.
Older:  Anneri Harmse (35-39), Lesyl Potgieter (40-44), Lara Fury (45-49), Henry Wolstenholme (50-54) and John Van Onselen (55-59).
For more information on the event, please visit:  http://www.triathlonsa.co.za/2017-sa-triathlon-championships-info_19-march/

Other Events:

A new event on the calendar, the Predator Night Run, takes place on Simonsig on Thursday evening.  The run starts at Sunset and the predators are released 5 minutes later.  Predators will be armed with UV slime and the runners' challenge is to arrive at the finish line without any UV spots!
The Ravensmead 15 K Road Run, with 10 Km and 5 Km options, takes place on Saturday from Florida Park, near the Tygerberg Hospital.
The Dirtopia Harvest Trail Run, a 15, 12.5, 7.5 or 5 Km Run on the Le Bonheur Wine Estate, near Stellenbosch, takes place on Saturday.
The Fine Breede Mountain Bike Race takes place on Saturday from the Laerskool Breerivier.
On Sunday is the PPA Week After Cycle Tour (WACT) road bike ride in Malmesbury.  This 102 Km ride will offer CTCT Entrants a discount of R50 off the entry fee of R250.
Cape Epic
Good luck to all the mountain bikers starting the Cape Epic this weekend!  This gruelling, 8-day, Mountain Bike race starts on Sunday with a 26 Km Prologue on the Meerendal Wine Estate.  The race will conclude next Sunday, 26 March at Val De Vie in Paarl.

Future Events:

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  Please let us know if you have an entry that you will not be using.
Have a great week