6 Oct '15: ATC News

ATC Sunset TT Open - Clanwilliam Freshpak Results


ATC Sunset Team Time Trial
The ATC Sunset Team Time Trial will take place on Wednesday 21 October 2015.  This time, our fun relay, consisting of 4 x 3 Km laps through the Green Point Urban Park, will be hosted at the Green Point Cricket Club (GPCC)(Please note the change of venue)  There will be a cash bar and refreshments for sale in the GPCC Club House.
For now, all you need is your team name and the category you would like to compete in.  Then visit the ATC SSTTT Event Page to Enter!
Runner details will be provided on Finishers Cards, which you will collect at Registration, before the event.  We are using finishers’ cards in an attempt to encourage Runners 1 to 3 to follow through to the finish line after handing over to the next runner.  With past events, a lot of runners disappeared back into the holding chutes, making it impossible for us to work out individual lap times.
All finishers will receive a special hand-made medal.
There are Club, Corporate, Veteran, Junior and Kids Categories.  The winning team in each category will receive a special hand-made floating trophy and New Balance Prizes. 
We have also included a Masters Category on the entry form, as we would like to gauge the feasibility of introducing this additional team category.  If enough teams enter this category, we will also award prizes for the Masters category.
For more information and to enter, please visit the ATC SSTTT Event Page
Entries are limited to 100 teams (400 Runners).
ATC Members, we need your assistance with the event!  If you would like to help before, during or after the event, please let us know through the following link:  Click Here to Volunteer
We look forward to seeing you there!
ATC Gear
We have received the first batch of our improved ATC Running Tights and new ATC Cycling Bib Shorts!  These are available from the ATC Container on Tuesday evenings before and after track.  The ATC Running vests, with increased length are also available.  New ATC Cycling tops will be arriving soon.
Member Personal News
After completing the Freshpak Triathlon hand-in-hand on Saturday, Neil Van Niekerk and Katinka De Beer continued the celebrations by getting engaged yesterday.  Congratulations and all the best!


Freshpak Fitness Festival
Wow, what a day of racing and weekend of revelries!  The Clanwilliam weekend certainly lived up to its reputation and delivered a great start to the new season.  ATC was extremely well represented as will be borne out by the results.  We thank all our members who, once again, ensured that we “walk away” with the Club Trophy. 
Congratulations to Dean Hopf with his win in the flagship event!  No less than eight ATC’ers finished in the top 10 of the Open Male category in the Triathlon with JD Neill (2nd), Tyron Ingle (3rd), Darrin Hofmeyr (5th), Eugene Lindeque (6th), Gareth Dragt (7th), Nick Turner (9th) and Sean Hulley in 10th.
In the Open Women category the following members counted in the top 10:  Elrika Calitz (2nd), Jenny Nel (CMC, 3rd), Alice Oosthuizen (4th) and Elena Cremasco (10th).
Douglas Burger won the Vet Male category with Philip Le Roux in 3rdDelene Bosman was the 2nd Veteran woman followed by Liesl Hirst in 3rd.
Ariel Ruben was the second junior and Caylan Bromley the 3rd junior lady.
Team ATC007, with Jessica Hopley, Daniel Appel and Tracy-Lee Fillmore, won the team event.
Congratulations to Michael Gombart who was the winner of this event!  Jonathan Hartzenberg (2nd), De Wet Albertyn (6th), Carlo Botha (7th) and Peter Adolphs (10th) all featured in the top 10 of the open male category.  Jenny Nel (CMC) was second in the open women category.
Henry Wolstenholme won the Vet Male category and was also 2nd overall in the Duathlon.  Dawn Clarke was the second veteran lady.
Open Water Swim
3 Km Channel Rules:  Emma Alsop was second overall (1st lady) followed by Dylan Wright in 3rd (1st u/15), Jonty Low in 5th (2nd OM) and Jadon Wessels in 10th (2nd u/15). 
1.5 Km Channel Rules:  Gareth Dragt won overall with Ariel Rubin in second, Caylan Bromley in 3rd (1st junior lady), Nick Turner in 4th (3rd OM).  Alison Hartley was the 1st veteran lady and Trevor Hodgson the 3rd veteran male.
3 Km Wetsuit:  Jay Richards was second (1st OM) followed by Morne Theron in 4th (2nd VM), Raymond Resnick in 5th (3rd VM), Lucy Franklin in 8th (1st lady) and Lara Resnick in 13th (1st VW).
1.5 Km Wetsuit:  Riaan Schoeman was 2nd overall.  Andrew Rankin was the second veteran male.  Liesl Hirst (1st), Tanja Jansen (2nd) and Madelein Massyn (3rd) cleaned up in the veteran women’s category.
Cozumel ITU Event
Congratulations to Richard Murray who ended off his season with a win at the Cozumel ITU Triathlon World Cup event in Mexico on the weekend.  Richard is due back in SA in mid-October.

TRAINING THIS WEEK:  Details here...

SWIM:  The Canal Swim be on Saturday afternoon at 16:00 this week.  From NEXT week, the swim will move to Friday mornings at 06:00.
BIKE:  We will do our Mountain Bike ride on Thursday morning from the Point Virgin Active at 06:00.  On Saturday morning we will do a long slow ride for Double Century training.  This ride will start at 07:00 from the Point Virgin Active.
RUN:  This afternoon (Tuesday), track will be at the GPCC at 18:00.  From NEXT week our afternoon track session will move to Wednesdays at 18:00The morning session will remain on Tuesdays.
On Thursday we will do our trail run from the Green Point Cricket Club at 18:00.  If you would like to join for the trail run, please reply to this email with your cell number so we can add you to the ATC Trail Whatsapp group.  This group is used to discuss last minute plans as we often start a bit earlier if everyone can make it.

EVENTS:  Details here...

Friday evening will see the start of a series of Biathle events, which will continue through October (9, 16 & 30) and November (6, 13 & 27).  The events will be held at the Rustenburg Girls High School in Rondebosch.  A Biatlhle is an official Run-Swim-Run event with distances ranging from 200m/50m/200m to 1Km/100m/1Km, in accordance with age groups.  Sanctioned locally under WP Biathle, WP and SA colours can be earned in this sport and there is a World Championships held every year.  For more information contact: viv.williams.rghs@gmail.com
The Bakgat Nite Run, sponsored by Store-Age Self Storage, takes place tomorrow (Wednesday) in Bellville.
On Saturday is the La Carpa Goat Run and Paarlberg Half, both out in the Paarl area.
On Sunday is the Gun Run and we expect to see loads of ATC’ers at the new finish on the Green Point Rugby Fields (next to the GPCC).   We will be set up in the allocated club area so come and tell us about your run.
The Nissan Trailseeker Mountain Bike series event, takes place on Saturday in the Hemel & Aarde village, Hermanus.  On Sunday is the Westcoast Express road cycling event, in Blouberg.

Future Events:

The Slanghoek Triathlons take place in just over two weeks and entries close on the 14th of OctoberThis is also the deadline for applications for TSA Licenses.  Please ensure that you apply and pay for your TSA license before this date so we can get licenses processed in time.  According to WP Triathlon a large number of club members, registering for the Freshpak events, were under the impression that they were licensed.  If you did not make a specific payment to ATC for a Triathlon license (not membership) and did not apply on the WPTA MOBII site after August this year, you do not have a triathlon license.  Please check with us so we can confirm that you have applied.
Enjoy the Week!