7 Mar '18: ATC WEEKLY

No Track tonight – CTCT – UCI MTB World Cup


Congratulations to all finishers of the MiWay Durban Ultra, which took place Sunday.  Annah Watkinson is the new ladies SA Long Course Triathlon Champion!  This championship formed part of the Durban Ultra. 
Two Oceans Club Verification
We are happy to report that all Two Oceans Ultra and Half entry verifications were completed earlier this week.  ATC will have just under 200 runners lining up on 30 March in either the Half or Ultra Marathon. By the end of the day, the total number of medals ATC Running has collected at these events, since we became a registered club in 2010, will be over 1000!
NO Track tonight!
With all the Cycle Tour activities around the Stadium and GPCC, access to the track area will be restricted tonight.  So, we will NOT have track.  Instead, we suggest you do the Crazy Store Lighthouse Ten, starting at 19:00 from the lawns close to Rocklands Beach.  Late entries are available from 15:00 onwards.
We will set up the ATC Gazebo there and you can collect licenses and run gear from us there.  If the wind is too strong licenses can be collected from the ATC Ranger, which will be parked in the area.

TRAINING:  Details here...

ATC Training WhatsApp Groups:
SWIM:  The Canal Swims will be on Friday mornings at 06:00.  We will adjust the start time slightly each week as it is now still dark at 06:00.  However, no one will be allowed to start after 06:15.  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. 
There will be no club ride this weekend.
RUN:  There will be NO track tonight.  We will be at the Lighthouse 10K.  Back to normal next week, hopefully.
On Saturday 17 March we will do a supported long run for those training for Two Oceans and Comrades.  (Not the 18th as previously mentioned) It will be along the Two Oceans Half Marathon route.

EVENTS:  Details here...

Good luck to members doing the Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday, the second attempt at the 40th Tour, fondly known as “The Argus”.  Last year’s event was cancelled due to strong winds.  The Cycle Tour week is already going strong with the Mountain Bike and Kiddies events done.  Expo and Registration starts tomorrow.
On Saturday there is a UCI Mountain Bike World Cup event, taking place in Stellenbosch.  The Stellenbosch World Cup will see all of the races taking place on one, action-packed day!  Thus, a full day of live, high impact and exciting racing, starting off with the U23 Woman’s race at 08:30. With the final race of the day, the Elite Men, scheduled to rip off the start line at 14:50.
For more information on these and other events taking place this weekend, please follow the links provided below:
Event Name Date(s) Type Venue
Lighthouse 10 K Nite Run Wednesday, 7. March 2018 Road Run Rocklands Beach, Sea Point
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Stellenbosch Saturday, 10. March 2018 Mountain Biking Stellenbosch
Constantia Village 15K Run Saturday, 10. March 2018 Road Run Constantia
Cape Town Cycle Tour (Argus) Road Bike Sunday, 11. March 2018 Road Cycling Cape Town
TSA SA National Triathlon Championships 17 to 18 March 2018 Triathlon Maselspoort, Bloemfontein
Laguna Mall 10 & 5 K Run / Walk Saturday, 17. March 2018 Road Run Laguna Mall Langebaan
Dirtopia Harvest Trail Run Sunday, 18. March 2018 Trail Run Morgenhof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
Kloof Nek Classic - RUN - CANCELLED Sunday, 18. March 2018 Road Run Camps Bay High School
Run-Dinner with Ironman World Champ
Ironman World Champion, Sebastian Kienle is in town to race the ABSA Cape Epic.  You can meet Sebi for a run on the Promenade and then join him for dinner on Wednesday, 13 March.   The evening promises to be entertaining as Sebi is always honest, humorous and happy to share advice, anecdotes and answer questions of any kind.  For details and to book, please visit:
Enjoy the week!