19 Nov ‘14: ATC News, T&E Update

Double Century – Woolworths TRI Results – ATC Awards ‘14


Jailbreak – Guide for Blind Triathlete
David Jones, a blind runner, who did the Cape Town marathon with the assistance of three ATC’ers, has entered Jailbreak Mini and is looking for someone to assist as a guide for his first standard distance triathlon.  David has done the sprint distance before.  Please let us know if you can help.  The guide will not need an entry.  We will approach the organisers and see if they will permit a relay of guides (as we did with the Cape Town Marathon).
Jailbreak Substitutions have been extended to today.  There are some entries available from athletes who’ve had to withdraw so let us know if you need an entry.  No substitutions will be allowed after 17:00 today.
ATC Awards ‘14
Booking for our Annual Awards Ceremony and Year-End Function are flowing in nicely.  The event will take place on Tuesday 25 November at the Col'Cacchio Pizzeria in Camps Bay.  The cost is R200 per person, which will include a three course meal.  Seats are limited, so please click here book your spot as soon as possible. 
Nominations for the various Performance and Service Awards will remain open until Friday.  Please view the various categories on our Awards ’14 Page and follow the links to Nominate a fellow member (our yourself) for an award.
If you have done more than ten events between October 2013 and September 2014, you could be the next ATC Legend!  Please reply to this email so we can send you the form to claim your Legend Points!
New Year’s Training:
For those looking for a New Year’s Resolution in terms of training or goals, look no further!  Embark has a lot lined up for next year including some very interesting and fun projects.
·         Discovery World Triathlon, Cape Town - Intermediate training (specific goal setting) coached by a British female medallist from last year’s World Triathlon Champs
·         Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon group training with Garth Dorman.
·         Ironman SA group training.  Escape the boredom of long swim, bike, and runs with Embark.  Ten weeks of super intensive endurance training following on from the 70.3 training.  
·         Embark Mauritius Marathon and Half Marathon Tour. Taking place mid-July 2015. (This is an exciting one!)
·         If you have inspired any newbies or you are a newbie yourself, then have a look at the Beginners Triathlon Program, starting mid-January
All details can be found on www.embark.co.za or email steve@embark.co.za


A completely sold out Open Ocean Sunset Mile saw the Volvo Ocean Race Village and Quay 6 filled to the brim with swimmers.  We were very pleased to see that ATC and Embark swimmers made up a good portion of the field.  Congratulations to the following members, who placed in their respective categories:  Richard Murray, Amy Barnes, Nicholas Mortley, Robyn Williams, Emma Alsop.
Robyn Williams won the Woolworths Triathlon on Saturday, for the second year in a row!  In the men’s race, Andrew Le Roux was 5th overall followed by Shaun Roos in 6th.  Congratulations to these members.
Congratulations to Vivienne Williams, who placed 3rd in her age category at the SA Half Marathon Championships, held in Pretoria on Saturday.
At the Winelands Marathon, Tristan Kelly went sub-3 to finish in a time of 2:56!


Tuesday Track:  NEXT Tuesday there will only be a track session in the morning at 06:00.  The evening session will be cancelled due to the ATC Awards dinner. 
Thursday Ride:  We will ride from the Point Virgin Active on Thursday morning at 05:30.
Thursday Trail Run:  The will be NO trail run this Thursday evening.
Friday Canal Swim:   The V&A Canal Swim will start promptly at 06:00. 
Weekend Training:  There are no club training sessions scheduled for this weekend as we will be at the Double Century in Swellendam.


Two Oceans Half:
Entries for the Two Oceans Half Marathon open today for all runners!  It is expected to sell out today.
This evening is the Twilight Team Walk, starting from ArtsCape at 19:30.
Double Century:
Early, very early, on Saturday morning the ATC Cycling and Embark teams will start the Double Century 200 Km Team Time Trial.  The combined ATC Equites team will start an hour or so later.  We wish these teams, as well as many other teams with ATC members, a good ride!
XTRI Robertson:
The XTRI Robertson event takes place this weekend and includes off and on-road sprint and Olympic distance Triathlons.  Off-Road events are on Saturday and Road events on Sunday with Pasta Parties taking place on Friday and Saturday evenings.  There are loads of accommodation specials for event entrants.  Please visit www.xtri.co.za for details.
Delheim Outdoor Weekend:
This is a weekend of events with Trail running on Saturday followed by a Nightride in the evening.  On Sunday is the bike events, including the All-Mountain-Enduro.
On Saturday is the Mitchells Plain Half Marathon, 10 Km and 5 K Fun Run, taking place at the Rockland’s Sports Complex.
The Neil Joubert 13 Km Plaaswedloop takes place NEXT Wednesday on the Klein Simonsvlei Farm near Klapmuts.
Kids / Junior Triathlon Series:
Tribetri has launched an exciting series of events for young triathletes and duathletes, aged between 6 and18.  The first event will take place on 29 November 2014 at the Slaley Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.  The second event will co-inside with WP Champs at Val de Vie on 7 December 2014.  For entries and more information, please visit www.tribetri.co.za or call Audrey on 082 784 6075.
ATC would like to team up some of our young development runners with young cyclists and swimmers to do the above events.  This will also be preparation for participation in the ITU World Series event, happening in April 2015.  We have been in touch with Tribetri and they are very open to the idea.  We can even team up adult swimmers as team captains to coach the youngsters through a Triathlon.  If you would like to be involved in this development initiative, please contact admin@atcmultisport.co.za.
Discovery World Triathlon, Cape Town
Entries for this ITU World Series event are now open!  The race will take place on 25 and 26 April 2015.  Visit http://capetown.triathlon.org/enter to secure your spot. We dare you to tri!  See flyer below for details.
Enjoy the Week!