15 Feb '18: ATC WEEKLY

#GetActive - OMTOM Entry Verification – Supported Club Ride – #FreshFoamLAZR #GetMore


Discovery #GetActive
What a fantastic day out at the Discovery #GetActive Triathlon and Duathlon races!  ATC’s Individuals and Teams delivered some great racing with the cherry on top being Richard Murray defending his Triathlon World Cup Cape Town title with our other favourite SAFFA, Henri Schoeman, claiming silver for the second time in a row.  A Sunday afternoon well spent!
We would like to thank Worldsport and the City of Cape Town for their efforts in getting our development team entries sorted.  Michelle Edwards and Courtney put in a huge effort before the event and during registration to ensure that the teams got to the start line.
We, once again, teamed up with the Tygerberg Aquatics Swimming Club, the Bonga.Org Cycling Academy-and the ATC Development running team to put together some blistering fast teams who won all the categories they entered in.  Thank you very much to Josette Meder, Angelique Edwards, Barry Goliath and Luthando Gqamana for organising the teams on the day.
We will post more on results in our next full newsletter, as some of the results are currently still being finalised. 
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Embark Beginner Triathlon Program
This evening (Thursday) sees the start of another Embark Beginner Triathlon Program with novices starting the journey towards completing their first Triathlon at the Westcoast Warmwater Weekend.   Join them at the Camps Bay Primary School at 7 pm tonight for an information session and orientation for the group-coached program.
A similar orientation evening will be held in the Northern Suburbs on Wednesday, 21 February at Die Dros in Bellville.  The following week, on Wednesday 28 February, Embark will launch in Upington!

TRAINING:  Details here...

ATC Training WhatsApp Groups:
SWIM:  The Canal Swims will be on Friday mornings at 06:00.  Please arrive in good time to park at the Silos, walk to the start and be in the water by 06:00.  We start as soon as the SUP is in the water.  No one will be allowed to start after 06:10.  All swimmers must please sign in before the swim and sign out afterwards.
BIKE:  On Thursday morning, at 05:30, we will do a road bike ride from Point Virgin Active. 
On Saturday morning we will do a supported road bike ride, starting from The Paddocks Shopping Centre in Milnerton at 06:00.  The ride will be to Wellington and back, for 160 Km.  We will provide a support vehicle and driver.  Riders are requested to contribute R50 towards costs and fuel.  We will have a couple of these rides leading up to Ironman and riders need only contribute once.
RUN:  We will have a Track session on Tuesdays at 06:00 and on Wednesdays at 18:00.  Sessions will be on the Green Point Athletics Track unless events are taking place there, which happens frequently during this time of year as we are in peak athletics season.  In these cases, track will be at the Green Point Cricket Club (across the road).
Our monthly 5 Km Time Trials will be held on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 February and again on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 March.
We will schedule a couple of supported long runs leading up to Two Oceans and Comrades.  The first one will be on Sunday 25 February and we will offer two distances, to suit Two Oceans Half and Ultra runners.  Details will follow in next newsletter.


EVENTS:  Details here...

Good luck to all the runners doing the Peninsula Marathon and Half on Sunday.  For many, it is a last attempt at qualifying for Two Oceans Ultra and we wish them good luck and no wind, perhaps a bit of light rain…
For more information on this and other events taking place this weekend, please follow the links provided below.
Event Name
Saturday, 17. February 2018
Trail Run - Night
Gardens Tech Rugby Club
Sunday, 18. February 2018
Mountain Biking
Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera, near Stellenbosch
Sunday, 18. February 2018
Road Run
Green Point to Simons Town
Wednesday, 21. February 2018
Coetzenburg Stadium, Stellenbosch
Wednesday, 21. February 2018
Road Run (Team Event)
Green Point Cricket Club
Friday, 23. February 2018
Kids TRI 6-8 Yrs
Grabouw Country Club
Saturday, 24. February 2018
Entry Substitutions CLOSE
Cape Town
Saturday, 24. February 2018
Road Run
Old Mutual Sports Grounds, Pinelands
24 February to 25. February 2018
O/R Triathlon
Grabouw Country Club
Saturday, 24. February 2018
Trail Run
Grabouw Country Club
Sunday, 25. February 2018
Trail Run
Oak Valley, Elgin
Sunday, 25. February 2018
Trail Run
L'Avenir Farm R44, near Stellenbosch
Sunday, 25. February 2018
Road Cycling
Durbanville Racecourse
Sunday, 25. February 2018
Trail Run
Oak Valley, Elgin

Two Oceans Club Verification

If you are doing Two Oceans Ultra or of you have entered the Half as a licensed runner (club member), you must update your profile and provide your 2018 ASA License number before 28 February.  ATC Running will have to verify your entry after this date (we can only do this after 1 March) and will not be able to give you an opportunity to correct missing details.  The following needs to be in place for us to verify:
A paid-up and active ATC Running or ATC Multisport Membership.
A valid 2018 ASA License Number.
A valid and up-to-date profile on the ASA Administration system.  (at asa.saclubs.co.za)
A signed 2018 ASA License Form (which you can download from your profile on asa.saclubs.co.za).
A valid qualifying time (compulsory for the Ultra).
 Please ensure that the above is in place before 28 February.  Do not be alarmed by the “incomplete” club verification until 1 March 2018. In fact, if your entry does not show this, it means you have not updated your details with a 2018 license number.

2018 TSA Triathlon National Championships

A reminder to submit your application for a slot in the CTUTA Team if you would like to race at Nationals, which will be held at Maselspoort, near Bloemfontein, on 17 & 18 March 2018.  For details of the event, please download the Athlete Guide and Race Schedule form the links below.
Enjoy the weekend!