Atlantic Seaboard Triathlon Group Training Sessions:
Join us at any of our coached group training sessions, your first session is free and to be a social member is R399pm. Up your training with an online training program presented through an online app, Training Peaks, and still have access to all the group training session for only R730pm
6am RUN, Green Point Athletics Stadium with our TRI Club – Speed Work
6pm RUN, Camps Bay – Hills
7pm SWIM, Camps Bay – Swim Squad
6pm RUN, Green Point Athletics Stadium with our TRI Club – Speed Work
6am RIDE, Virgin Active Point Car Park (all levels welcome)
7pm SWIM, Camps Bay – Swim Squad
7am LONG RIDE – Intermediate Level
8am LONG RIDE – Beginner Level
To find out more information about the training schedule and programs please contact us here.
Meet the head coach and Atlantic Seaboard tri coach – STeve Attwell
STeve’s passion for all things triathlon was sparked while working in the UK as a product specialist for Nike, overseeing group training across London for Nike’s popular annual 10km ‘Run London’ events. After competing in a number of triathlon, duathlon and cycling events in England, with two London marathons under his belt, he decided to move to sunnier climes and pursue his love for the sport in Cape Town.
Since 2005 STeve has competed across South Africa at all major races, and represented both his province and his country. Most recently finishing 2nd in 40-44 age group at SA Duathlon Champs, and competing at IRONMAN 70.3 World Champs 2018. Over the years STeve has been to ITU Worlds Champs for both triathlon (Switzerland 2007, Germany 2008) and duathlon (France 2013) . STeve has finished 4 full IRONMAN events.
STeve is both a TSA (Triathlon South Africa) and ASA (Athletics South Africa) accredited Level 2 Triathlon coach and a certified IRONMAN coach. He is Chairman of ATC Multisport, a multisport club he set up with a fellow triathlete in 2006, which is now South Africa’s largest club with an impressive 850 members. ATC prides itself on attracting new and beginner athletes to the sport, whilst at the same time having some of South Africa’s top multisport athletes as members. Click here for further information www.atcmultisportco.za.
Realising that triathlon can be an intimidating sport for beginners, Steve set up ‘Embark’ in 2010, specifically to coach and mentor beginner athletes and give them the confidence to become triathletes.
You can follow steve on twitter on @atlanticsteve
Meet the Atlantic Seaboard beginners tri coach – Fritha Jooste
Fritha Jooste is a qualified foundation phase teacher with a diploma in coaching science. She has many years of coaching and teaching experience, teaching children and adult learn-to-swim; developing young, up and coming swimmers and helping current swimmers improve their stroke to become more efficient in the water.
Fritha has always been involved in the open water swimming scene, and has compleed the Robben Island swim twice, along with many other open water oceans swims, a couple of sprint and olympic distance triathlons, a Torpedo Swim Run and the IRONMAN 70.3 Durban last year. She now takes the reigns as the beginner coach for the Atlantic Seaboard, with a strong approach towards the swimming. Fritha says, “I am excited to be a part of the Embark coaching team as well as training for the IRONMAN 70.3 Durban again this year!”
Recommended Physio – Genine Manchip Physiotherapy in Sea Point
Genine is passionate about living an active and healthy lifestyle, and encourages her patients to do the same. She has been an athlete herself from childhood, having been involved in various sports. She achieved provincial colours in swimming and biathlon during her high school years. She started running 10 years ago and has competed in numerous marathons and half marathons. She is currently focussing on triathlon and since joining EMBARK two years ago, she has completed 3 IRONMAN 70.3 races. Her genuine interest and experience in sport has led to a passion for rehabilitation and prevention of sports injuries.
Genine is a qualified physiotherapist working in Sea Point. She started her own practice in 2016 and she has a special interest in Sports Injuries. She completed both of her degrees in BSc Sport Science (2009) and BSc Physiotherapy (2013) at Stellenbosch. In 2016 she completed a post graduate diploma in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT1).
Genine is actively involved in the Atlantic Seaboard Embark triathlon groups (beginner and 70.3). She takes the group for a weekly strength and conditioning session which focuses on injury prevention and improving performance, triathlon and running specific.
It is very frustrating when join a training program and set yourself a goal and then a few weeks in it you get injured. Generally this happens if you have been doing too much too soon or you haven’t been focusing on your recovery between sessions. “Don’t let a niggle become an injury”. Listen to your body and stick to a training program prescribed by your coach. If you feel any pain or niggles during a session back off from the training and see if it settles. It’s generally your body telling you are over doing it. Sports Massages are great for recovery when you have done a tough session and your legs feel fatigued and sore. They promote healing, improve circulation in them and reduce muscle soreness.
Genine Manchip Physiotherapy offers:
- Sports Injuries
- Movement analysis (Assessing your Strength, flexibility and movement patterns)
- Dry Needling
- Sports Strapping
- Simple gait analysis for runners with injuries
- Injury prevention exercise programs.
Location: In “health Point” on the 3rd Floor in the Point Mall. 76 Regent Road, Sea Point.
Office hours: 08:00-19:00 Monday- Friday
Contact us to book an appointment
Recommend Bike Store – Giant Concept Store in Foreshore
At Giant Cape Town we proud ourselves in prompt professional bicycle servicing. We have a full workshop capable of all your bicycle repair needs, from basic adjustments to suspension service and tuning.
Ride Cape Town Ride Giant
Our workshop opens to take in your bicycle at 7am Mon – Fri and Closes at 6pm in the evening. Allow 24 hour from your booked in day for collection, although we strive and usually have it turned around same day.
Click here for anything bike related
Recommend Run Store – Run on Bree Street
The Run Store on Bree Street is stocked with professional, technical and talented running specialists. Take advantage of their state of the art gait analysis equipment. The shop stocks a large range of brands covering shoes, apparel and accessories.
For more detail and Embark members discounts please contact us