20 Jun '17: ATC Weekly

Winter Solstice Swim – Ironman Cowboy – Win a Garmin Forerunner 935


Congratulations to everyone who did Ironman 70.3 events this past weekend.  We know of at least three events attended by ATC Members, Ironman 70.3 Durban, 70.3 Pescara and 70.3 LuxembourgPaul Kaye was announcing at 70.3 European Champs in Elsinore, Denmark.
We will have full results in the next newsletter but for now we would like to congratulate the following for their podium positions:  Michelle Krebs (2nd, 18-24); Alice Oosthuizen (2nd, 30-34); Genelle Van Der Riet (2nd, 50-54); Bettina Van Wyk (3rd, 50-54); and Jannine Brown (1st, 60-64, in her first Triathlon!).
Winter Solstice Swim
Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the Winter Solstice.  Please join us for the Waterfront Maritime Winter Solstice plunge TODAY (Tuesday) afternoon at 17:00, from the same place that we start our weekly Canal Swim.
In Maritime Tradition it is customary to celebrate the Winter Solstice in port, by jumping off the bow of your ship and swimming to the transom or stern. In naval terms this works out as a distance of about 75 metres. The Waterfront has continued with this tradition by hosting an annual 50 metre swim in the Marina Canal. This swim is literally just a dash across the Canal.
Win a New Garmin Forerunner 935!
We have a brand new Garmin Forerunner 935 Tri-Bundle to give away through a fund-raiser competition for the ATC Development fund.  The competition will be launched at our monthly time trial, happening next week (26 & 27 June) and this awesome prize will be awarded at our July Club Time Trial.   Whet your appetite by viewing the specs of this incredible device on-line and then get ready to play. A donation of R50 will get you in with a chance to win through attending our training sessions as well as playing on-line.  Details will be on our website next week.
Iron Cowboy
The iron cowboy is the story of James Lawrence, who completed 50 Ironmans, in 50 Days, in 50 US States.  His idea was scoffed by many who told him that it was not possible to achieve.  His doctors, friends and sponsors advised him against it.  His journey will make you laugh, cry and possibly squirm in your seats in disbelief. Lawrence shares with you the ups, the downs and the life lessons learned along the way. Experience first-hand the remarkable journey of James Lawrence and his family.
You can come and listen to his story on Thursday the 29th of June, at 19:00, at the Century City Conference Centre.  Click here to Book Tickets.
Member Personal News:
Congratulations to Vicky and Marsel Roos on the birth of their second baby girl, Janke Anabelle Roos.

TRAINING:  Details here...

SWIM:  The canal swim will be on Saturday afternoons at 14:00. 
BIKE:  On Thursday morning, we will ride from the Point Virgin Active at 05:30.
On Saturday we will do a long ride from Point Virgin Active at 07:00.
Mountain Bike Skills Workshop:
Breakaway Rides is hosting a Mountain Bike Skills Workshop at Bloemendal on Saturday 24 June.  The day will include skills coaching, bike setup, a talk on nutrition and basic mechanical support.  The cost is R690 per person.  There is also a kiddie’s option for R490.  One lucky ATC Member will get a free entry into the workshop.  Please forward this email to Kate Slegrova (kate.trainer@yahoo.com) to request the complimentary entry.  For more information and to book, please contact:  katja@breakawayrides.com
RUN:  Track will be at the Green Point Athletics Track, on Tuesday at 06:00 and on Wednesday at 18:00.

EVENTS:  Details here...

Polar Bear Swim (24 June):
This is an annual swim at Clifton 4th Beach.  You dash into the water and stay in as long as you like.
For information on events taking place this coming weekend, please follow the links provided below:
Event Name
Friday 23 to Saturday, 24. June 2017
Nite & Day Trail Run
Theuniskraal Wine Estate, Tulbagh
Saturday, 24. June 2017
CC Running
Saturday, 24. June 2017
Road Run
Allandale Correctional Centre, Paarl
Saturday, 24. June 2017
Mountain Bike
Elgin, Grabouw
Sunday, 25. June 2017
Trail Run
Muratie, Simonsberg Conservancy, Stellenbosch
Sunday, 25. June 2017
Road Bike
Sunday, 25. June 2017
Road Run
Celtic Harriers, Brookside, Claremont

Future Events:

Clanwilliam Festival
Entries for the Clanwilliam Freshpak Fitness Festival are set to open this week.  Please keep an eye on https://www.freshpakfitnessfestival.co.za/ and their social media links and be ready to enter quickly.
Torpedo SwimRun
Early bird entries for the Torpedo SwimRun are closed.  The next round of entries will open on 1 July.  The event is set to take place on 19 November.  For more details, visit:  http://torpedoswimrun.com/
Enjoy the week!