CWTS & CC Champs - Minimalist Study
Study on Minimalist Runners
The UCT Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, located at the Sports Science Institute of SA (SSISA) in Newlands, is recruiting participants for a new study on the risks of injury in minimalist running footwear. The study will employ harmless, non-invasive, measures such as breath-by-breath gas analysis, high speed cameras, motion capture cameras and measurement of muscle activity.
Runners between 18 and 50 years of age, who have been injury-free for the past year, and who run barefoot or in minimalist shoes, are requested to participate. Participants will be provided with a comprehensive assessment of their running biomechanics and muscle activity.
Member personal news:
Congratulations to Dale Ferreira and Kerry Slater on their engagement last week.
The ATC committee would like to wish Gert Wilkins (aka wickers, papa, wilko), a belated happy fifty something birthday! “We all hope you have a great sporting year but in the meantime keep up the great work at making ATC the best multisport club in RSA! (if not the world!)
Spur Cape Winter Trail Series (CWTS)
Even though our junior team could not participate in the final event of the CWTS, held in Kleinmond on Saturday, they did enough in the first three events to emerge as champs in the Short Course Challenge. Dawood Goeiman won the Junior (15-17) category with Daniel Arendse in second. Bruzano Britz won the Minimee Category (11-14).
Derek Oehley won the Masters category, Barry Goliath was second in the Vets (40-49) and Eugene Poss 3rd in the open category (18-39).
In the Long Course Challenge Michael Gombart finished the series in second (open male) after coming 3rd overall at the Kleinmond event.
WP Athletics Cross Country League and Champs
The ATC Juniors and Kids also had a very successful Cross Country League, which concluded on Saturday with the Western Province Championships. The following athletes were selected for the WP Cross Country Schools Team:
Dawood Goeiman, Owen Jansen, Adriaan Valentine, Simone Adams and Letichia Klink.
At the WP Club Champs, Juraida Aries won Gold in the u/9 age group and Jenedean Rudolph Silver in the u/8 age group.
In the Cross Country Team Competition our girls won the u/17 age group and the boys came third in the u/8 age group.
SWIM: The canal swim will take place on Saturday afternoon at 16:00. From this week onwards, we will start from the floating jetty next to the entrance to the Marina, which is located between the Cape Grace Hotel and West Quay Block. There are very few parking bays in this area so you are advised to park elsewhere and walk to the start. Scroll down for an image of the area with the swim start and altered route indicated. Follow the link below for a map to the area.
BIKE: On Thursday mornings we will do a Mountain Bike ride from the Point Virgin Active at 06:00. On Sunday morning we will do a 2 - 3 hour ride, starting from the Point Virgin Active at 07:30.
RUN: Tuesday Track at the Green Point Cricket Club (GPCC) is back to normal with sessions in the morning at 06:00 and in the afternoon / evening at 18:00. Our monthly Time Trial will take place next Tuesday, 25 August.
Tomorrow evening (Thursday), we will do a trail run starting from GPCC at 18:00.
The Atlantis Half, taking place this Saturday, will double up as WP Half Marathon Championships and we wish all runners good luck!
The Puffer also takes place on Saturday with runners starting in the Cape Point nature reserve and finishing in the Waterfront after crossing all the mountains in between.
There are two Mountain Bike events on Saturday. The Swartland MTB Challenge at the Misverstand Dam near Moreesburg and the Ride the Vines on the Rhebokskloof Estate, near Paarl
The Dirtopia Winter Trail Run takes place on Sunday on the Uitkyk Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.
The Voet Van Afrika Marathon and Mountain Bike Challenge, scheduled for Saturday 17 October, has been cancelled due to road works that have commenced in the Bredasdorp area.
It is almost September and that means it is time to plan your entry for the Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT, aka the Argus) and Comrades Ultra Marathon.
For the 2016 CTCT, organisers will follow a new entry process in the form of an online ballot system. Pedal Power (PPA) members can already apply through PPA’s web site whilst other prospective riders can apply from 9 September through the CTCT web site.
Comrades entries will open on 1 September.
Enjoy the week!