28 Feb '17: ATC Weekly

Passing of Lee Nakan – Training this Week


It is with a heavy heart that we have to start this week’s update with sad news about one of our members.
Lee Nakan 13-02-1963 - 22-02-2017
After being diagnosed with Leukaemia earlier in February, Lee was undergoing treatment when he suffered a massive heart attack and passed away on Wednesday, 22 February.  Lee has been a member of ATC since 2014 and has done a number of Ironman and 70.3 events around the world.  Lee entered to do Ironman Port Elizabeth this year but had to withdraw due to his health.  Sipho Mncwabe, a colleague at Old Mutual, posted a beautiful tribute to Lee, which we shared on our Facebook Page.  Below is a short extract of the tribute:
“If life is about positive change
Then you lived yours like a champ
Imperfect and fallible being human
You stretched yourself like a true Ironman”
Our condolences to Lee’s family and friends.
ATC Office
We have received another batch of ASA Licenses and have stock at the moment.  We are NOT doing Track this Wednesday afternoon but the ATC Container will be open between 17:00 and 18:15.  You can also collect licenses and gear at the Friday morning canal swim or any other scheduled training session.  The information on our website is current and (mostly) accurate.


TRAINING:  Details here...

SWIM:  The canal swim will be on Friday morning at 06:00.  We will not start before 6 and may delay the start until it i slight enough.
BIKE:  On Thursday morning, at 05:30, we will do a road bike ride from Point Virgin Active. 
Supported Training Ride - Saturday
On Saturday we will have a support vehicle accompany us on our training ride.  All members are welcome to join in but please bring R50 to contribute towards fuel and the driver
Please arrive at the Point Virgin Active by 05:30 and be ready to ride at 05:45.
We will ride from the Point, along the cycle paths, through Milnerton and Durbanville, to Stellenbosch.  Full details of the route will be published on our training page later in the week.  This route will be 160 Kms
The support vehicle is the ATC Ranger.  Please ensure that you have ATC Admin (0733083127) on WhatsApp.
If you are doing the brick, bring a lock to secure your bike during the run.  The support driver will leave after the 140 Km section so there will not be anyone watching the bikes.
RUN:  Note that there will be NO TRACK on Wednesday 1 March.  We will be doing the Lighthouse 10 Km Night Race instead.  However, the ATC Container will be open from 17:00 till 18:15 for license and gear collection.

EVENTS:  Details here...

Tomorrow evening is the Crazy Store Lighthouse 10 Km Night Run, which will add some excitement to your regular promenade run.
WP Junior & Schools Track and Field Championships
The finest of Western Province’s junior athletes will come together for this Champs, taking place from Thursday till Saturday, at the Vygieskraal Athletics Stadium in Athlone.  Good luck to all the ATC Kids taking part!
Cape Town Cycle Tour
This weekend sees the start of the Annual CTCT week with the Mountain Bike events taking place on the Le Bonheur Estate.
Registration and Expo starts next Thursday, followed by the massive road ride on Sunday.
Alexander and Susanne Schubert are riding the CTCT in support of the Rotary SafeWater campaign.  They are trying to raise R 55 000, which will enable them to provide 1 million litres of clean and safe water.  To show your support, visit:   http://ctctfundracers.co.za/profile/11
Bike Fix will be setting up in town before the race next Sunday to help members with last minute problems/.  We will publish the exact location closer to the time.  In the meantime, prevent problems on race day and book yours with them for a service now.  They will collect your bike, do the necessary and deliver it back to you.  ATC Members get a 15% discount.  Just flash your Barcoded ATC Tag to qualify!  For more details or to book a service:  www.bikefix.co.za  info@bikefix.co.za
SA National Open Water Swim Champs
Good luck to all the youngsters we regularly see speeding past us at the ATC Canal Swim!  They will be taking part in SA OW Champs this weekend in Port Elizabeth.  Events range from 3 to 10 Km.


Other Events:

The Tour De Boland, a Five Day Stage Race, starts on Sunday and will take you through various towns in the Boland.  It finishes on Friday, 10 March.
The Century City 10 K road run and 2.5 Km Express takes place on Saturday.
The MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon takes place this weekend from the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.  Good luck to all the members taking part.
The Milkwood Half takes place on Sunday from the Soetwater Resort in Kommetjie.
On Sunday is the Clifton 1SOMS, starting from Clifton 4th Beach,

Future Events:

Entries for the Knysna Forest Marathon and Half have opened for runners who did the event last year.  General Entries open on 4 March.
Have a great week