17 May'16: ATC WeeklyPublished by ATC Multisport on Tue, 17 May 2016
Training – Events – Big 5 Challenge
TRAINING: Details here...
SWIM: The canal swim will be on Saturday afternoon at 16:00.
BIKE: On Thursday we will do a Road Bike Ride from the Point Virgin Active at 06:00. Out towards Hout Bay and back. Please bring a proper bike light.
On Saturday we will do a long ride from Point Virgin Active at 07:00. We will ride for 4 Hours, approximately 100 Kilometres.
RUN: We will have a Track session this Tuesday at 06:00 and on Wednesday at 18:00. Sessions will be on the Green Point Athletics Track unless events are taking place there. In that case, track will be at the Green Point Cricket Club (across the road).
On Thursday there will be a club run from the Green Point Cricket Club at 18:00. No trail run this week.
EVENTS: Details here...
The fourth event in the Cross Country league takes place this Saturday at the Youngsfield Military Base in Wetton.
The Dirtopia Amarider 100 Miler Mountain bike race takes place on Saturday in Malmesbury. There is also a shorter mountain bike option on Willow Creek, in the Nuy Valley.
On Sunday is the Voet of the Wine 10K at the Zevenwacht Mall in Kuilsriver.
The Two Oceans Ultra Trail run takes place on Sunday from the Old Zoo, near Rhodes memorial.
Knysna Big 5
This year’s Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, taking place from 1 to 10 July, will once again see multisport enthusiasts come together to take on the BIG5 Sport Challenge, which consists of the BIG5, BIG5 Lite and BIG5 Club Champs.
With the event being so popular there is a limited field of 125 entries for the BIG5 and 125 entries for the BIG5 Lite. The BIG5 Club Champs will see the best athletes from the biggest clubs across the country competing against each other for the title of BIG5 Sport Challenge Club Champion. ATC is the reigning club champ and we hope to retain the title this year.
All the clubs with 15 or more entries will have the opportunity to fly their colours at the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival by raising their club flags in the BIG5 Sport Challenge hospitality area on the festival grounds. Here athletes can unwind after their races and enjoy the variety of food, drinks and entertainment the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival has to offer.
If you enter before the 1st of June, the fee is R 2 400 for the BIG5 and R 2 300 for the BIG5 LITE. After this date, the fee will increase to R 3 600 and R 3 450, respectively. To enter, please visit: https://big5sportchallenge.com/
Relay against Racism
On Saturday, the 28th of May, Cycle of Life, a Cape Town based social marketing company will be hosting the Relay against Racism family orientated fun walk at the Green Point Athletics Stadium. Although the campaign aims to heighten awareness around a very serious issue affecting all of us, racism, it also aims to bring families of all walks of life together in an effort to just have fun and celebrate that which binds us a community and country. For more details, please visit: http://www.relayagainstracism.co.za/
Global Running Day
Heads up! Wednesday 1 June is Global Running Day. Watch this space for details of our plans for the day.
Enjoy the week!