23 May: ATC NEWS

Comrades - Global Running Day – Results – Knysna Big 5


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Global Running Day
Wednesday 1 June 2016 is Global Running Day, a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running.  The key is to share your passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving.  We will celebrate the day with our monthly 5 Km Time Trial and will also offer shorter runs for those too young to run 5 Kms or those who feel they are not up to the distance (yet).  Just go online to www.globalrunningday.org and pledge the distance you and your family will be running.  We will record results for any distance, as long as you keep track of the number of laps you need to do.  We will bring our Development Team through for the run and invite all parents to bring their kids along.
After the run we will have boerewors rolls on sale at the Green Point Cricket Club and there will be a cash bar.  We will also have kiddies ATC T-Shirts available for sale.  All proceeds will go towards our Development Team.
As this is our monthly club time trial, Kelfords will be there to give away a Ford for a Month and New Balance will be present to demonstrate their shoes.  You can also try out a pair for the run and one lucky runner will walk away with a brand new pair of New Balance shoes!
Member Personal News
Jessica Cloete, who does a lot of ATC’s design work and Bernard Griesel, who has served as Treasurer on the ATC Committee, met at the Swim Squad in Long Street a couple of years back.  Both were often seen together at ATC training sessions and were selected to represent SA at the World Triathlon Champs in London in 2013.  And that’s where it all happened.  At first, they were like: “What happens in London… and in France…” But at that year’s Freshpak Fitness Festival, when they evicted ATC’s Vice-Chairman from his room at Clanwilliam Dam, so that they could spend the weekend there, we were like:  “Die koeël is deur die Kerk!”  Bernard and Jess got married on the 30th of April and we wish them all the best for their future together!
Congratulations Marius and Nicola Hoon, on the birth of their baby girl Marni (Marius & Nicola, get it?), on Tuesday the 10th of May.
Congratulations to Thalia Charalambous and Josh Slatem, who got married on Saturday 21 May.

RESULTS:  Details here...

ATC 5K Club TT
Our Club Time Trial was held on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 May.  Louis Botha (17:45) posted the fastest time this month and Alice Oosthuizen was the fastest lady in a time of 20:08.  All the time trial results can be viewed on our Facebook Page or on our On-Line Newsletter Page. 
Congratulations to Terence Niselow, who won the Kelfords Ford-for-a-Month, after his fiancé, Natalie, beat the other finalist, Gary Metzler in a game of Ching-Chong-Cha.  Kelsey Tanner won a pair of New Balance shoes from The RUN STORE, which is located in Bree Street.
Our next Club Time Trial will take place next week, on Tuesday (31 May) morning and Wednesday (1 June) afternoon.
Two Oceans Half Marathon (26 March)
ATC Running came third in the 40-49 Team competition with Jaysen Golding (01:26:08), Gregory Torr (01:29:52) and John Davies (01:32:28).  Vivienne Williams (01:38:58) was third in the 50-59 Age Group.
Cross Country League
At the 1st league event, held at Pollsmoor on 30 April, the ATC Boys under 15 Team, with Owen Jansen, Esten Everts, Giovanni Sampson and Michael van Wyngaard, came second.
At the second league event, held in Atlantis on 7 May, this team won the u/15 category.  Human Beukes was the second u/9 boy, followed by Ashwin Beukes in third.  Jenedean Rudolph was third in the u/9 girl’s category.  Bruzano Britz was the 3rd u/18 junior.
One Heart Launch Run (15 May)
At the One Heart Trail Run, held on the Blaauwklippen Estate last Sunday, ATC Development runners took 1st in all three distances.  Daniel Arendse won the 10 Km run, Bruzano Britz won the 5 Km and Michael van Wyngaard won the 3 Km run.
DUO Challenge Banhoek (21 May)
Matthew Daneel was 3rd overall (1st 25-29) at the DUO Leopard Challenge, held in the Banhoek Valley on SaturdayChris Visser was 2nd (1st 30-34) in the shorter Bosbok Challenge.  The next event in the DUO series takes place at Boschendal on 23 July.
Other Results
Congratulations to Carmen Burger who came second in the 40+ age category in the Sprint Triathlon, held as part of the Sun City Ultra on Sunday 8 May.
Dean Hopf was second in the Amarider 50 Miler Mountain Bike race, which took place on Saturday 21 May.
Amy Barnes won the Skins category at the Milnerton Lighthouse to Big Bay 10.5 Km Swim on Sunday 22 May, in a time of 2:31:50, beating all the boys!

TRAINING:  Details here...

SWIM:  The canal swim will be on Saturday afternoons at 16:00. 
BIKE:  On Thursday morning, at 06:00, we will do a road bike ride from Point Virgin Active. 
On Sunday morning we will do a 100 Km ride, starting from the Point Virgin Active at 07:00.  The ATC Ranger will be on route to support and we will stop for coffee / breakfast on the way back.
RUN:  We will have a Track session on Tuesdays at 06:00 and on Wednesdays 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).  Please note that we will no longer have the stadium lights for the morning sessions so please bring a headlamp for this session.
On Thursdays there will be a club run from the Green Point Cricket Club at 18:00.

EVENTS:  Details here...

Comrades Ultra Marathon
This week it’s the runners turn to show their stuff with the Comrades Ultra Marathon taking place on Sunday from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.  Good luck to all the ATC’ers taking part.  All our entrants are listed at the bottom of this email.
ATC’er Hudson (James) Chevallier and his friend Brett Glen, from “rival” club PTC, will make history at this year’s Comrades when they attempt to push Chaeli Mycroft in her wheelchair down the whole of the 87 Km route.  It is the first time that a wheel chair has been given access to do the race and they are doing it to raise funds and awareness for the Chaeli Campaign, hope in motion, which supports disabled children and helps to educate children from disadvantaged communities.  Please visit http://chaelicampaign.co.za/ for more information on the program or to make a donation.  We wish James and Brett all the best for the long day ahead.
Other Events:
The UWC Fast & Flat 10K takes place on Saturday, at the UWC in Bellville.  At the Green Point Athletics Track there will be the Relay against Racism, a family orientated fun walk.
At Capia Wine, near Melkbosstrand, there will be a new Trail Run through the vineyards.
Montagu Mountain Mania takes place this weekend at the Avalon Springs Hotel and Resort.  Various Mountain Bike routes and Trail Runs are on offer and the warm water pools will provide great recovery afterwards.
The Darling Brew Extreme Mountain Bike Ride also takes place on Saturday with the 68 Km Bone Crusher, 45 Km Long Claw or 25 Km Slow Beer.  The Cold beer will provide great recovery afterwards.
On Sunday the WP Cycling Autumn / Winter league continues with a 120 Road Bike race in Worcester.
Various runs are happening on Sunday, including the Lourensford Market Trail Run, the Dirtopia Change of Season Trail Run, the Senecio Run / Walk and, of course, Comrades!

Future Events:

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/   
Please let us know if you have entered, or plan to enter, so we can have an idea of who is participating.
Four Elements Ocean Challenge
If you are heading to Durban early for Ironman 70.3, here’s a swim to familiarise you with the Indian Ocean.  The swim starts at 07:00 on 11 June 2016 from Laguna Beach and will cover a distance of 6 Km to the Harbour Wall.  It is open to all swimmers who have the confidence to cover this distance.  Registration and prize-giving will take place at Durban Surf Lifesaving Club.  The swim is in aid of creating awareness of ocean degradation and more details can be found here:  http://www.fourelementsconservation.org/ocean-challenge.php
Ironman 70.3 Durban – Travel
TriTravel enables you to focus on the most important aspect of your race, race day.  They are still offering comprehensive travel packages for IRONMAN 70.3 Durban, which includes Bike transport, Accommodation at the fabulous Elangeni and Garden Court hotel, Post-race hospitality, Transfers and more.  Discounted rates apply for 10 bikes or more.  The first 5 people to post “#TRITRAVELSA” on the TriTravel Facebook page will receive 10% off their booking!  Book online at www.tritravel.co.za or contact cindy@trihub.co.za for more information.
Our next monthly update will be sent just before Ironman 70.3 Durban, so we can tell you who is taking part this year. 
Enjoy the week!

Comrades 2016 - ATC Entrants

Qualifyer Time
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Adrian Buddingh
James Faulds
Brendon Leask
John Cleophas
Caitlin Wolstenholme
Juan Carstens
Carlo Botha
Juliet Evans
Chris Nuttall
Justin Parker
Cobus Stofberg
Justin Petzer
Collin Allin
Lauren Garvey
Craig Daniel
Marius Hoon
Darrin Galvin
Marilyn Fischer
Edward Ronald Lomas
Michelle Koblischke
Fahmy Galant
Paul Grater
Garrick Jones
Robert Timmis
Guido Tagge
Russell Govender
Hannie Van Huyssteen
Sascha Breuss
Hudson Chevallier
Shane Hattingh
Jacobus Kruger
Victoria Reuvers
James Dillon
Willem Le Roux
Juan Wolmarans
Willem Vorster
Yaseen Cariem