5 Jul '17: ATC NEWS

Results – 70.3 Durban – SA DU Champs – Garmin Forerunner Competition


AGM 2017
The ATC Annual General Meeting for 2017 will be held on Wednesday, 26 July 2017, at the Green Point Cricket Club at 19:30.  The meeting will start right after the Track session, which will also be the 5 Km Club Time Trial for July.  The lucky draw for the Garmin 935 will be after the AGM, which is not expected to take more than 20 minutes.
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. This awesome prize will be awarded at our July Club Time Trial and AGM on 26 July.  To play, purchase your ticket from Tri SPaza for R50 and we will send you the phrase to post on one or all of the following social media channels:  Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
You can also buy tickets (cash or card) at our bi-weekly Track sessions on Tuesday Mornings and Wednesday evenings.
The competition will end at the Club Time Trial on Wednesday 26 July.  Do some homework by viewing our June (and previous) club time trial results on the Results Blog.
Canal Swim & Track Levy
We have been informed by the Green Point Athletics Stadium that the club will be charged for the floodlights used during our track sessions.  This charge is effective immediately.  This, and other costs of running the Canal Swim and Track Sessions (access control system, barcode tags, SUP, etc.), prompted the committee to make the R50 Training Levy, compulsory for track users as well.  We introduced this levy in 2014 for canal swimmers and have been quite lenient in terms of enforcing this.  However, escalating costs and imminent expenses will force us to be more stringent with collecting.  Expenses covered by this levy include:
·         We recently purchased a new batch of more robust barcode tags.
·         The SUP used at the Canal Swim has had to be repaired a couple of times so we need to build up funds to replace this in the next year or two.
·         The sign-in laptops need to be repaired.
·         The cost of flood lights at track during winter months (as discussed above).
The levy of R50 is charged once per year and will increase to R80 from 1 August 2017.  Members who have recently paid the R50 or who pays before 31 July 2017 will not have to pay again until August 2018.  Members are requested to purchase the levy online or at the next training session.
Bike Setup
Renay Goustra, a professional mountain biker from TableMountainBiker.com, specialises in bike fitment and has offered ATC members a 15% discount on his services.  His bike fitting studio is based at Trail and Tar in Tokai.  His services range from a Basic Fit to fully Comprehensive Time Trial Bike Fitment.   To qualify for the discount, contact renay@tablemountainbiker.com and mention that you are an ATC Member.
Member Personal News
Congratulations to Alexa and Mark Pearce on the birth of their baby girl, Elizabeth, who was born on 1 July.


RESULTS:  Details here...

Commonwealth Youth Games
Rebecca Meder was selected to represent South Africa at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, taking place in Nassau, Bahamas, from 19 till 23 July.  Our congratulations to Rebecca and her coach Bianca Marais, who will be the Team Manager accompanying the swimmers.
Swissman Xtreme Triathlon
Stephen Peirce completed the Swissman Xtreme Triathlon on Saturday, 24 June.  Described by the Iron Cowboy, James Lawrence, as one of the toughest “ironman distance” events in the world, the Swissman takes triathletes through 5500 metres of elevation over the 226 kilometres.  Stephen’s time splits were roughly:  Swim: 01:05; Bike: 10:12; Run: 4:20 to 33 Km mark and 2:40 for the final 9 Km ascent!
Ironman 70.3 Durban
Congratulations to everyone who did Ironman 70.3 Durban on 18 June.  All ATC’ers results are listed further down in this email and more detailed results can also be viewed on our Results Blog.
Alice Oosthuizen (05:05) was 2nd in her age category and qualified, for the second time this year, for a slot at the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championships, to be held in Port Elizabeth next year.
We also congratulate the following ladies on their podium positions:  Michelle Krebs (05:08, 2nd in 18-24); Genelle Van Der Riet (05:15, 2nd in 50-54); Bettina Van Wyk (05:28, 3rd in 50-54); and Janine Brown (06:55, 1st in 60-64, in her first Triathlon!).
Kudos to Claire Moorhouse (08:22), who was originally going to do the event in a team, but had to complete the entire race as an individual after her team mates had to withdraw at the last minute.  
Team GERT’s ANGELS with Sarah Glenday (Swim, 00:50), Mirella Biagioni (Bike: 03:38) and Megan Petersen (Run: 2:28) finished in 07:06.
Ironman 70.3 Elsewhere
ATC Members were racing Ironman events far and wide in June.  At Ironman 70.3 Italy, held in Pescara on 18 June, Jon-Luca Del Fante (04:59) and Morne Theron (05:37) represented.
Adriaan Van Wijk did Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg in a time of 05:29.
Michael Rowe (05:52) did Ironman 70.3 UK, held in the Exmoor National Park, on the 25th of June.
Ironman Africa Tour
Congratulations to all the members who received their Ironman Africa Tour Series medals after completing Ironman 70.3 East London in January, Ironman Africa Champs in Port Elizabeth in April and Ironman 70.3 Durban in June.  A list of all the medal earners from ATC can be viewed further down or on our Results Blog.
Ironman TriClub
Atlantic Triathlon Club is currently leading Division II in the overall TriClub standings Worldwide!  The list of point earners for ATC appears further down in this email and can also be viewed on our Results Blog.
We are also leading the special competition, started this year, for the most number of first-time participants at an Ironman event.  If you have not signed up for the TriClub yet, please visit the link below and select Atlantic Triathlon Club under your Athlete Profile.
SA Duathlon Championships
Congratulations to Gilbert Lucas, who got a Silver in the 25-29 Age Group at the 2017 SA Duathlon Championships, held at the Midmar Resort this past weekend.  Dawn Clarke got a bronze the 55-59 Age Group.  Special thanks go to A-J Spieringshoek and Dawn Clarke for their financial and other assistance to get Gilbert to the Championships.
Other Results
Richard Murray won the 2017 Holten ETU Sprint Triathlon Premium European Cup event, held in Holland on Saturday, 1 July.  Richard’s time splits were:  Swim: 8:27; T1: 00:51; Bike: 28:09; T2: 1:15; Run: 15:51.
At the Grootvadersbosch 2 Day Trail Stage Race, held this past weekend, Caitlin Van Den Berg was the second lady overall and the first Vet.  Cobus Van Den Berg was second in the Men’s Vet category.
At the Napier Patatfees, Caitlin Van Den Berg was 20th overall and the 5th lady in the Half Marathon on Saturday 17, June and 6th overall and the 3rd lady in the 28.5 Km Trail Run on Sunday ,18 June.
Cross Country
At the Second League event, held in Atlantis on 29 May, the ATC u/18 Boys Team was second.
At the Third League event, held on the Kaapzicht Wine Estate on 2 July, Daniel Arendse was the 3rd u/18 Boy.
At the Fourth League event, held at Youngfield on 11 June, Glenwille Aries was second in the u/8 Boys.
At the Fifth League, held at Koeberg on 17 June, the ATC u/15 Girls Team was second.
At the Sixth League, held at Pollsmoore on 24 June, the ATC u/18 Boys Team was second.


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.
RUN:  Track will be at the Green Point Athletics Track, on Tuesday at 06:00 and on Wednesday at 18:00.
Embark Winter Program - Blouberg
The Embark Blouberg branch is launching a new winter coached group training program tomorrow!  There will be a dedicated beginner’s coach, who will help all first timers on their journey into triathlon and beyond.  The intermediate coach will also be on hand for more experienced Triathletes.
To hear more and meet the coaches, come along to the launch and find out about the training and program. 
DATE:  Wednesday, 5 July, 18:00 for 18:30.
VENUE:  Morgan’s Coffee Shop, Shop 2, Marine Promenade, Cnr Porterfield Rd & Beach Blvd, Bloubergrand.
Embark Group Training – Cape Town Marathon
If you are currently running around 20 Kms on your longer run, then you are at the level required to join the CTM program with Embark.  The program is offered on the Atlantic Seaboard and in the Southern Suburbs. This coached group training will inspire and motivate you to run your best marathon yet!  The program starts on 18 July.
For more details on the above programs, please visit:  www.embark.co.za


EVENTS:  Details here...

Knysna Oyster Festival – Big 5
Good luck to everyone taking part in the events at the Knysna Oyster Festival and Big 5 Sports Challenge, starting on Saturday in Knysna.  The Forest Marathon and Half Marathon, expected to draw a large field of ATC’ers, takes place next weekend, on Saturday 15 July.


Other Events

For more information on these and other events taking place this coming weekend, please follow the links provided below:
Friday, 7 to Sunday, 16. July 2017
Mountain Bike
OW Swim
Trail Run
Road Run
Saturday, 8. July 2017
Discipline Name: 
Saturday, 8. July 2017
Night Run
Simola, Knysna
Sunday, 9. July 2017
Road Bike
Sunday, 9. July 2017
OW Swim
Cruise Cafe, Knysna
Sunday, 9. July 2017
Knysna Yacht Club
Sunday, 9. July 2017
Trail Run
Warwick Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
Monday, 10. July 2017
Cross Country
Steenbok Park, Knysna
Tuesday, 11. July 2017
Trail Run
Knysna - Cruise Cafe
Tuesday, 11. July 2017
Road Run
Knysna Marathon Clubhouse
Tuesday, 11. July 2017
Road Run
Loerie Park, Knysna
Wednesday, 12. July 2017
Road Run
Festival Pavilion, Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival grounds, Knysna
Thursday, 13. July 2017
Knysna Central
Saturday, 15. July 2017
Trail Run
Saturday, 15. July 2017
Road Run
Knysna Forest
Saturday, 15. July 2017
Road Run
Protea Heights Academy, Helling way, Protea Heights
Sunday, 16. July 2017
Trail Run
Goudveld, Rheenendal, Knysna
Future Events
Ironman SA Package Deal
Ironman is offering a package deal for the 2018 Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Buffalo City and the IRONMAN African Championship events.  Until 3 August 2017, you can enter both events for R 7 830.  For reference, other entry fee options are stipulated below:
Ironman 70.3 Buffalo City (28 January 2018):
General Entry fee (2 May till 1 August 2017):  R 2750.00
Mid-Tier Entry fee (2 August till 1 November 2017):  R 3200.00
Late Entry fee: (2 November till 14 January 20180:  R 3650.00
Ironman African Championship (15 April 2018):
General Entry fee: 3 April 2017 - 4 November 2017 - R 5 950.00
Mid-Tier Entry fee:  5 November 2017 - 7 March 2018 - R6 525.00
Late Entry fee: 8 March 2018 - 1 April 2018 - R 7 500.00
For more information, please visit Ironman SA.
Clanwilliam Festival
Entries for the Clanwilliam Freshpak Fitness Festival have opened and you are advised to enter soon as the Triathlon will sell out.  For details, visit: https://www.freshpakfitnessfestival.co.za/
We have booked the Chalets in the Resort again and members wishing to stay there must please book by replying to this email.
Slanghoek Triathlons
Entries for the Slanghoek Off and On-Road Triathlons, taking place on 21 and 22 October, respectively have opened!  To enter, visit:  http://www.iqela-events.co.za/slanghoek/slanghoek_entries.html
There will be a memorial ride, in memory of Kosie Marais, on Saturday 21 October, at 14:00.  The ride will be at your own pace for about an hour and everyone will meet at the Bridge at 15:00 to put up a plaque for Kosie.

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