24 Apr '17: ATC NEWS

Two Oceans Results – Canal Swim changes – DU Champs Selection


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Selection for Duathlon Nationals & Worlds

A reminder that your application for a slot in the Provincial or National Duathlon Teams must be submitted by tomorrow (Tuesday) 25 April.  The 2017 SA Duathlon and LD Duathlon Championships will be hosted by KZN Triathlon on the 2nd of July 2017, at the Midmar Resort.  You can view more details about selection and the National and World Championship events on our News Blog.


Training for Knysna Forest Marathon & Half

The Knysna Forest Marathon is the most beautifully scenic marathon, with a vast section of undulating off road terrain, steep downhill’s and a hard flat final piece.  It is definitely not the easiest marathon but is easily the most rewarding.  Embark has set up a 12 week program that combines all the necessary training so that you can feel confident going into the race.
The Half Marathon is a FAST, downhill 21.1km race and definitely one of the best courses to choose for that sought after PB (personal best).  The Embark training program is focused on improving your downhill running so that you can have an overall faster time!
The training is fun and focused in a group environment, which includes three to four coached sessions and structured building and recovery phases.  The program caters for new and beginner runners as well as intermediate athletes.  Please visit www.embark.co.za or contact steve@embark.co.za


Member Personal News

Kelly Styane and James Dillon got engaged while on the Mad2Run run from Johannesburg to Cape Town.  Congratulations to you both, for the run too.
Congratulations to Lisa Peters, who got married to Ben Coster this past weekend.


Two Oceans
Congratulations to everyone who finished one of the Two Oceans Trail or Road Runs.  We have published our club results on our Results Blog.  Please note that only runners who entered under ATC Running will be listed.  ATC Members who are licensed through other running clubs will unfortunately not appear on our results.  The format in which results are provided does not enable us to search for all our members’ results.  You are welcome to email us your result for inclusion in our results blog.
Special congratulations to Davide Del Fante and Greg Goodall for their Silver medals in the Ultra.  In the Half, the following runners got silver:  Jonathan Hartzenberg, Nicholas Koenig, Chris Muller, Michael Joseph, Dean Hopf, Jonty Low, Aashiek Parker, Tyron Ingle, Sean Tait and Rudi Oosthuizen.
Grant Fillmore received the first Bronze medal in the Half when he missed the silver by 15 seconds.  This was his first “competitive” event after he took a long, very long, break from racing.  Diane Mcewan, who was also on a long break from racing, made a great comeback to finish the Ultra in 4:34!
More detailed results of ATC Running can be viewed on our Results Blog.


Two Oceans Trails

Landie Greyling (2:27) was the 2nd lady home in the 22 Km Trail run followed by Dunya Ansems (2:28) in third.
Around the Island Swim
At the Langebaan Around the Island Swim, Caylan Bromley won the 2 Mile Female Skins category, Rebecca Meder won the 2 Mile Female Wetsuit Category, followed by Abigail Meder in second.  Merwe Roux was third in the 1 Mile wetsuit category.


Other Results

Jean De Villiers finished 2nd in the Cederberg 100 Miler.
Tanja Von Arnim was the second lady at the Trail Run in Plettenberg Bay on 17 April.

TRAINING:  Details here...

This week there are events on at the Athletics Stadium and there is also the concert in Green Point Park on Wednesday evening.
SWIM:  The canal swim will be on Saturday afternoon at 14:00.  The water taxis will be in operation on Saturday afternoons from this week onwards.  Please arrive early and be ready to swim at 14:00.  There will only be a 5 minute window to enter the water once the first swimmers start.  Nobody will be allowed to start after this window period.
BIKE:  On Thursday morning we will do a ride from Point Virgin Active at 06:45.
We will do a long ride on Saturday, starting from the Point Virgin Active at 06:45.
RUN:  This week is our monthly 5K Time Trial for April.  Due to the events taking place at the stadium and in the park, we will do our Time Trial from Green Point Cricket Club on Tuesday morning at 06:00.  We will NOT have a session on Wednesday afternoon.  If you cannot make the Tuesday morning Time Trial, you are welcome to do your 5 Km time trial anywhere and email us the result.  We will post this along with the Tuesday results, as long as it reaches us by Wednesday evening.


EVENTS:  Details here...

There are loads of events on this long weekend, no less than 16 on our calendar alone.  So we have listed these below with a link to where you can find more information.
Event Name
Wednesday, 19. April 2017 to Monday, 24. April 2017
Trail Run
Lakenvlei Lodge, Belfast to Blyde River Canyon.
Monday, 24. April 2017
Road Bike
Paarl de Ville, Agter-Paarl
Thursday, 27. April 2017
Trail Run
Durbanville Hills Wine Estate
Thursday, 27. April 2017
Road Run
Next to Vangate Mall Bridgetown
Thursday, 27. April 2017
Trail / Beach Run
Muizenberg Beach
Thursday, 27. April 2017
Mountain Bike
Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
Friday, 28. April 2017 to Sunday, 30. April 2017
Mountain Bike Stage Race
Saturday, 29. April 2017 to Monday, 1. May 2017
Saturday, 29. April 2017
Mountain Bike
Saturday, 29. April 2017
Cross Country Relay
Nantes Park
Saturday, 29. April 2017
Run / Walk
Miems Resaurant, Pringle Bay
Saturday, 29. April 2017
Mountain Bike
Sunday, 30. April 2017
Road Run
Zevenwacht Mall, Kuils River
Sunday, 30. April 2017
Obstacle Race
Vergenoegd Wine Estate, Somerset West
Sunday, 30. April 2017
Road Bike
Killarney Race Track
Monday, 1. May 2017
Road Run

Future Events:

VWS Trail Challenge
The Volunteer Wildfire Services is hosting the annual VWS Trail Challenge on 14th May in Deer Park, Vredehoek.  This is the organisation’s largest fundraising event and they will be grateful for all support.  The event is organised entirely by Volunteer Wildfire Firefighters under the VWS banner, all proceeds go towards the Volunteer Wildfire Services operations and training. The VWS is an entirely volunteer-run, non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of biodiversity and the preservation of our natural heritage.
This year’s routes have changed somewhat and include more single track and more views!  To enter, visit: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/27072-vws-trail-challenge-deer-park/#/
Hout Bay Trail Challenge
Entries for the Hout Bay Trail Challenge open on Thursday 27 April.  The event is on 5 August.
Robben Island Swim
Arafat Gatabazi is planning a swim from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay to raise funds for Breadline Africa, a non-profit organisation who converts shipping containers into classrooms and libraries for kids in underprivileged communities.  Arafat is seeking swimmers to join in this quest to raise more funds for this cause.  Swimmers can swim with or without wetsuits and solo or in relays.  The swim will take place during May, depending on favourable weather conditions.  Please let us know if you are interested.
Happy Freedom and Workers Day! And have a great long weekend!