28 Aug '17: ATC News

Ironman 70.3 Cascais - CTUTA AGM – Results - Race2Stanford Ultra


NEW Transition Bag!
It took months to develop but it’s finally here.  A Transition Bag that can hold all the stuff needed for an Ironman but can collapse to fit in a street gear bag.  After the race you can fit all your gear into it and ride away from the race safely on your bike without bags dangling from your handlebars.  The bag has an internal cell phone / key pouch, external bottle holders and a wet compartment for your wetsuit.  The wet compartment can be flipped externally to more than double the bag’s volume.
The bags are available in ATC (Black & Orange) and Embark (Black & Red) branding.  We will also take orders for Black and White ATC branded, or unbranded, bags, if there is a demand.
The launch price to ATC Members is R900.  Normal member price will be R990 and non-members will pay R1100.  Bags can be viewed at the ATC Container and can be purchased from there or on-line at Tri SPaza.


ATC Development Transport

Barry Goliath, our development officer and coach had to acquire a new vehicle as his previous car had become too unreliable.  ATC will assist with these expenses and would like to extend the invitation to anyone wishing to contribute for an opportunity to co-brand the vehicle.  It is a Silver Opel Corsa Bakkie and we will design really cool branding for it.  This vehicle will travel with the development team to all events.  If you are interested in co-branding, please reply to this email.
If you would just like to make a donation towards these expenses, please deposit into the ATC bank account.  Details below:
Bank:                                      Investec Bank, Sandton, Grayston Drive
Branch:                                  58-01-05 (For some Banks Append "00")
Account Name:                    Atlantic Triathlon Club
Account Number:                10011103336
Reference:                             ATCDev Your Name & Surname


SWISH Sponsorship

Swish Property Group has once again extended their sponsorship of the ATC Swim Caps and Visors.  We wish to thank Swish for this valuable contribution, which provides us with much needed funds for our development team.  Apart from the usual costs to keep this program going, we have also managed to buy a small gazebo for the team this year and will contribute to the costs of Barry’s new vehicle. 


Coronation Double Century

A reminder to book a slot in one of our SIX teams for the Double Century.  Follow the link below to book:
Once confirmed we will send banking details for the Entry Fee.


WPTA / Cape Town Unicity Triathlon Association AGM ‘17

Thank you very much to everyone who attended the Cape Town Unicity Triathlon Association (CTUTA) AGM last Wednesday.  The association’s plans with membership was discussed at length and we are happy to report that the proposed constitution was accepted.
We will feed back more details once the AGM minutes have been distributed. 
In the meantime, we are excited to announce that ATC will sponsor an Age Grouper’s League for the coming season.  This league will see all TSA registered athletes compete within their official ITU age group at all sanctioned Triathlon and Duathlon events, held within the Western Cape.  An individual’s best 4 results will count.  The winner will be the athlete who performed best within his or her age category.  Points will be weighted in terms of age group size and strength.  The first event in the league will be the Cape Ultra and both distances will count. 
Basic rules of the league:
·        Athletes must hold a valid WPT Recreational or Full Racing License for 2017-18 at the time of the event.
·        Athletes must compete in affiliated club, academy or team colours.
·        The league will be based purely on results received from race organisers and will be reliant on these results.
·        All event rules, distances and age categories will be as per event organisers’ plans and will not be changed for purposes of the league.

On-Line Survey - Wearable Health & Fitness Devices

Ariel Rubin is currently enrolled in the Information Systems Honours programme at the University of Cape Town and is conducting a survey on wearable devices in health and fitness.  The objective of the research is to identify factors that influence consumers to adopt certain types of wearable devices for either health or fitness purposes.   This research has been approved by the Commerce Faculty Ethics in Research Committee.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at the link below:
The findings of this research study will be compiled into a report and presented to the University of Cape Town for academic purposes.  Participants will have the opportunity to receive a copy of the final report.  For more information, please contact Ariel at:  rbnari001@myuct.ac.za

RESULTS:  Details here...

Annah Watkinson was 3rd at Ironman 70.3 Otepää, held on 5 August in Estonia.  Annah reported that everything was thrown at athletes on the day, rain, wind, sun and hills, but that the organisation and route was amazing.
Richard Murray was 3rd in the ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) Montreal event, held on 5 August in Canada and is now ranked 3rd in the World!
On Wednesday, at the Penticton Cross Triathlon World Champs, held in Canada, Samuel Courts and Haylee Preen claimed 5th position in their Junior Elites categories.  It was their first appearance on the international circuit.
Caitlin and Cobus Van Den Berg was the 2nd Vets team at the Southern Cross (SOX) Trail Stage Race, held in the Wilderness area in August.  The couple has relocated to the USA for a while and plan to do some monster trail events there.
Lesyl Potgieter was 3rd in the Vet’s category at the West Coast Half Marathon held on Saturday.
Esther Patience was the third Vet in the 21 Km and second Vet in the 10 Km Tru Cape Packhouse Challenge on Saturday.  She also completed the 5 Km.  All on the same day!
ATC Development Team – Trail Runs
Evan Fortuin won the Dirtopia 15 Km Winter Trail Run, held on 12 August.
Evan Fortuin won the Devonvale 10 Km Trail run and Daniel Arendse won the 5 Km event, followed by Bruzano Britz in 2nd.
ATC & Embark Monthly 5 Km Club TT
The monthly ATC and Embark Time Trial was held on Tuesday and Wednesday last week, both times with surprise rain showers!  All the results of the TT can be views on our Results Page.
Ironman TriClub Point Scorers
Thank you very much too all the members who signed up for Ironman TriClub under Atlantic Triathlon Club.  We are still leading Division II but have slipped in into second in the challenge for first time participants.  If you are doing any Ironman event, Full, 70.3 or 5150, for the first time, please sign up for Ironman TriClub.  Our point scorers for 2017 is shown further down.

TRAINING:  Details here...

SWIM:  The canal swim will be on Saturday afternoons at 14:00
BIKE:  There will be no training rides this week.  We will commence with DC Training rides in September.
RUN:  Track will be at the Green Point Athletics Track, on Tuesday morning at 06:00 and on Wednesday evening at 18:00.  


EVENTS:  Details here...

More than fifty ATC and Embark athletes will be leaving for Portugal this week to take part in Ironman 70.3 Cascais on Sunday.  They will join another +/- fifty South Africans also doing the event. We wish them all safe travels and good luck for the event!  The list of participants from ATC and Embark is shown further down in this email.
For information on other events taking place this coming weekend, please follow the links provided below:
Event Name
Saturday, 2. September 2017
Road Running
Jan Kriel School Kuilsriver
Mountain Biking
Saturday, 2. September 2017
Trail Running
Blaauwklippen Stellenbosch
Saturday, 2. September 2017
Road Run
Saturday, 2. to Sunday, 3. September 2017
Mountain Biking
Uitkyk Primary School, Greyton
Saturday, 2. September 2017
Road Run
L'Agulhas, Struisbaai
Saturday, 2. September 2017
Mountain Biking
Delvera Farm
Trail Run
Saturday, 2. September 2017
Mountain Biking
Road Run
Saturday, 2. September 2017
Trail Run
Saturday, 2. September 2017
Road Running
Pringle Bay
Saturday, 2. September 2017
Mountain Biking
Sutherland - Koleo, Ceres
Saturday, 2. September 2017
Trail Run
Eureka Estate, Durbanville
Sunday, 3. September 2017
Trail Run
Jan Van Riebeeck Sports Field
Sunday, 3. September 2017
Cascais, Portugal


Future Events:

Race 2 Stanford Ultra Triathlon Launched
A new ultra distance Triathlon for the Western Cape was launched last week!  The Race2Stanford will be a challenging Triathlon from swimming in the whale watching waters of Hermanus, to riding through the Hemel & Aarde valley wine route and running on trail and tar through the picturesque Stanford village.  The event takes place on Saturday 18 November and entries are open at: http://www.electricink.co.za/race-2-stanford/
Cape Ultra Triathlon and Sprint
Entries for the Cape Ultra close on Thursday, 31 August.
Enjoy the week!