1 Apr '16: ATC Weekly

Durbanville Tri – WP DU Champs – Ford for a Month – WPTA AGM


WPTA SGM and Committee
A reminder of the WP Triathlon Special General Meeting, which has been scheduled for Wednesday, 6 April 2016.  We urge registered triathletes to please attend the SGM as major changes to the WPTA constitution will be adopted at the SGM.  WPTA is also calling for members to serve on the Western Cape Triathlon as well as Cape Unicity Triathlon committees.  The deadline for submitting nominations is TODAY (Friday) so please contact us for a form if you would like to nominate yourself or someone else.


ATC Club Time Trial - Ford for a Month
On Wednesday, Jessica Cloete became the second winner in the Kelfords Win-a-Ford-for-a-Month lucky draw, which is held every month at our club time trial.  Jessica, who also celebrated her birthday on Wednesday, selected the Ford Kuga and will enjoy this vehicle for a month.
Runner-up in the Ford competition, Douglas Robertson, received two upgrades to the Gold Package for the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.
Bernard Griesel, who posted the fasted time for this weeks’ Time Trial, received two free entries for the ONERUN.

TRAINING THIS WEEK:  Details here...

Our club training plans will change to the winter schedule after Ironman South Africa, taking place next weekend.
SWIM:  Today was the last Friday morning canal swim until spring.  Next week we will not have a swim as most of us will be in Port Elizabeth for Ironman.  The following week will see the swim move to the Saturday afternoon slot at 16:00.  Over the past couple of weeks some of the swimmers have suffered minor cuts due to the Barnacles growing on the floating pontoon.  To prevent this we have decided to install a travellator to lift swimmers safely onto the fixed jetty, thereby bypassing the pontoon.  As you may have noticed this morning, there was a crane parked next to the jetty where we start the swim.  The crane belongs to Arkwa Aprillia, a company specialising in manufacturing and installing aqua-marine travellators. Arkwa Aprillia reported that the travellator will be ready by Saturday 16 April, when our next canal swim will take place.  To cover costs, we will charge swimmers R25 per “lift”.
BIKE:  We will resume our club rides after Ironman.  The Thursday morning ride will be a mountain bike ride and weekend rides will start a bit later and will be somewhat shorter.
RUN:  Our track sessions will continue as normal throughout winter.  The Thursday, club run will change to a trail run.

EVENTS:  Details here...

On Saturday, weather permitting, is the Freedom Swim.  Good luck to all the swimmers taking part!  The 1SOMS swim, taking place on Sunday, has been moved to the Camps Bay tidal pool due to the large swell expected.
On Sunday is the Dirtopia All Mountain Enduro, which will take place on the Delvera Farm, outside Stellenbosch.
The Telkom AC 10K Road run takes place on Saturday at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, in Bellville.


Durbanville Triathlon & WPTA DU Champs:
The Durbanville Triathlon, scheduled for 16 April, will double up as WP Duathlon Championships.  Licensed Duathletes can use the event to be selected for the WP Team to compete at SA Duathlon Championships.  Standard, Sprint and Super-Sprint distances will be offered in accordance with age groups.  Entries for the Triathlon and Duathlon close at midnight at the 11th of April 2016 or when capacity is reached.  To enter, please visit:  http://www.iqela-events.co.za/durbanville-tri/durbanville-tri-info.html
Happy April Fool’s Day! (If you receive this after midday, please ignore the Arkwa Aprillia insert.  Everything else is true)