19 Sep '16: ATC Weekly

70.3 Pula - Club Time Trial – Events
Atlantic Triathlon Club at European Champs
We will provide more details in the next full newsletter, but we can’t wait until then to report that the Atlantic Triathlon Club was second in Division I at the Ironman TriClub European Championships, held in Pula, Croatia yesterday!  There are load of photos on social media of the finish venue in the ancient Pula Arena.  ATC had over 30 Triathletes participating in the event and we are all having a bit of a holiday before returning to defend our other title, that of the FreshPak Fitness Festival Club Champions, on 1 October in Clanwilliam.

TRAINING:  Details here...

Please take note of the altered training schedule for the remainder of September.  There are big events coming up over the next two weekends and we will not have any club training sessions over those weekends.
SWIMThere will be no Canal Swim for the next two Saturdays.  24 September is the weekend of the Cape Ultra Tri and 1 October is the Clanwilliam weekend.
Then, from 8 October onwards, the swim will return to the Friday morning time slot of 06:00.
BIKE:  We will not have any planned club rides for the next two weeks.  After Clanwilliam we will start with long DC rides on non-event weekends.
RUN:  Track will be on Tuesday morning at 06:00 and Wednesday evening at 18:00.  This Tuesday (Tomorrow the 20th) and Wednesday the 21st, will be our monthly Club Time Trial.  Kelfords will there again on Wednesday to select this month’s winner of the Ford-for-a-Month.  New Balance will also be present with the latest running shoes.

EVENTS:  Details here...

Please ensure that you register for your 2016/17 TSA License at least a week before your first Triathlon this season.  This year, you need to register and pay for the license directly with TSA.  You will then receive an email from TSA / MOBII with your TSA license number, which end in a “17”.  License numbers ending in “16” are no longer valid.
Please check the full procedure for TSA Registration on our Triathlon Affiliation Page or download the procedure from the on-line version of this newsletter
The 3rd event in the Merell Spring Night Run series is on Wednesday at Simons, on Groot Constantia.
Two 3-Day Stage Trail Runs start on Friday, the Cochoqua Stage Trail Run on the Boschendal Estate and the Oystercatcher Trail Run in Boggomsbaai, Mossel Bay.
The Cape Town Festival of Running takes place this weekend with runs of 100 Km, 50 Km and Half Marathon distances.  There is also a 5 x 5 Km Relay.
The Funky Fynbos Festival takes place in Gansbaai and offers various mountain bike and trail run options.
The Heritage Day Swim takes place from the Oceana Boat Club with options for a mile or a 4.8 Km Swim.
Out in Ceres there is the Michells Pass Half Marathon with options for 10 and 5 Kms.
The Marloth Mountain Challenge takes place in Swellendam with run routes ranging from 55 Km to 24 Km.
Good luck to everyone taking part in the MiWay Cape Ultra Tri and Sprint Triathlons on Sunday!  The ATC Gazebo will be set up in the club area.
The Spur Mountain Bike Classic takes place on the Nooitgedacht Wine Estate, near Stellenbosch, with distances ranging from 45 Kms to 500 metres.
The Rhino Run, a 10 or 5 Km Trail run on the Groot Constantia Wine Estate, takes place to raise funds for anti-Rhino-poaching campaigns.
The Lourensford Market Trail run, in Somerset West, offers 8 and 13 Km routes.


The Durban Ultra is back on the calendar for 2017 and will take place on March the 5th!  This was a classic Ultra distance Triathlon, hosted on Durban’s Golden Mile during the 80’s and 90’s.  The new Durban Ultra will be a 70.3 distance (1.9 Km Swim, 90 Kim Bike and 21.1 Km Run).
Enjoy the Week!