Atlantic Seaboard

Triathlon Group Training Sessions

6:00am, TRACK – Green Point Athletics Stadium with our Run Club
Wednesday6:00am RIDE, Virgin Active Point Car Park (all levels welcome)
5:30pm SWIM, Clifton 4th or Camps Bay Tidal Pool - Sea Swim
Thursday5:30pm RUN, Green Point Cricket Club – Hill Repeats
Friday6:00am SWIM, Battery Park with our TRI Club - Open Water
Saturday6:30am LONG RIDE – All level
SundayIndividual LONG RUN - All levels

A full triathlon membership is R730/m and includes all the weekly and weekend coached group training as well as your program. Your program is presented through an online app called Training Peaks, where we are able to track, monitor and analyse your work outs. The app keeps track of your fitness and fatigue, so we are able to adjust your program to keep you progressing!

 There is a social membership option too. This is R399/m and incudes a coached group swim, bike and run. It doesn’t include a program or Training Peaks. To find out more information about the training schedule and programs please contact us here 

Running Group Training Sessions

Garth runs 3 times a week with his running crew. Tuesday 6am, Thursday 6am and Saturday 7am.

The sessions are mixed and challenging. They are designed so every runner gets a great workout no matter their ability. No one gets left behind. If you need to chat to us or find out some more information please click here .


Tuesday6am, TRACK – Green Point Athletics Stadium 

Thursday6am, HILLS – Various challenging hills in and around the seaboard
Saturday7am LONG RUN – Various locations

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. 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 competed at the Port Elizabeth IRONMAN 70.3 World Champs 2018.

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

Realising that triathlon can be an intimidating sport for beginners, Steve set up ‘Embark Tri’ in 2010, specifically to coach and mentor beginner athletes and give them the confidence to become triathletes. You can follow steve on instagram @atlanticsteve

Meet the Atlantic seaboard running coach Garth Dorman

I live by the motto: “Dont let your head tell you that you cant do this. You can and you will and I promise I will get you there”. I have been with Embark now for many years, first as an athlete and now as a coach. I run the very successful Atlantic Seaboard\City Bowl half marathon and full marathon training programs throughout the year.I have great success with all my athletes who stick with the basics of the program and attend our training sessions. 

I am ASA  Athletics Coach certified. I concentrate on each person to make sure that the group training we present is suitable to bring the best results according to that persons individual needs. I want running to fit into your current life in a comfortable and fulfilling fashion and I look forward to being part of your running journey. Live for your run.

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, currently studying her Masters in Sport Physiotherapy. 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 

Recommended bike store Giant Concept Store, Foreshore Cape Town 

At Giant Cape Town we pride 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.

We stock a range of bikes in all sizes, so pop in anytime and have a look around! 

Recommend run store Run Store 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