The Club Commitee

Atlantic Athletic Club Committee for 2017/8


Chris Readman

Chris Readman

Chris has been an Atlantic runner for 28 years and has 117 Marathons under his belt including 27 Two Oceans and a Bill Rowan at Comrades. As a grand master he admits he is not getting any quicker but at his peak he collected age category wins, posted a Marathon best of 2.52 and a 10km of 35.05. Chris has served as Men’s Captain and Chairman as well as co-organizer of dozens of races. Chris currently supervises the track sessions and loves assisting athletes in reaching their potential. In his non-running time he consults in aviation insurance, flies aircraft and plays guitars.

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Mike Russell

Mike Russell

Mike is a founder member of AAC which was started in 1979. He is an honorary life member of the club and has held the position as chairman and additional member as well as being on the organising committees of all the races organised by AAC over the years. He is a Comrades and Two Oceans silver medalist with a marathon time of 2:30. He currently looks after the Wednesday evening time trial.

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Race Co-ordinator

Craig  Pike

Craig  Pike

Papa Pike as he is well known is the smiling face now tasked with co-ordinating our flagship races. He is a seasoned ultra runner who loves nothing more then to share his hard earned experience and help folks achieve their goals.

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Sean Robson

Sean Robson

Sean Robson is the AAC club administrator. Orginaly from Jhb he spent years travelling before settling in Cape Town. It was here that he rediscovered his love of running after a number of years riding bicycles and buses around the world. In the space of six months he proceeded to complete his first marathon, Two Oceans Ultra and Comrades. When he is not working as a freelance journalist, he dreams of completing 100 milers and his next Comrades.

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Additional Member

Emma Carpenter

Emma Carpenter

Emma has been a member of Atlantic Athletic since she moved to Cape Town from London in 2007 and served as the Women’s Captain from 2010 - 2016. She currently serves as an additional member. She is also responsible for the design of the club website and Emma has run a number of Comrades Marathons and Two Oceans Ultra Marathons.

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Penguins and Social Running Co-ordinator

Timothy Allen

Timothy Allen

Tim is a half marathon beast and loves nothing more then sharing his love for running with new runners. He is the captain of the Penguins beginners programme as well as working with the marshals for the Gun Run and Lighthouse 10k.

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Club Captain

Natacha Berkowitz

Natacha Berkowitz

Natacha is our club captain and has progressed through the ranks of AAC beginning with the Penguins all the way to completing her maiden Comrades Ultra marathon in 2017. Away from the road she is our resident doctors and healthcare expert.

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Beginners and Social Running Co-ordinator

Rifqah Toyer

Rifqah Toyer

“My running journey started by chance when a friend dared me to run the Two Oceans half marathon. Determined to meet the challenge, albeit as an inexperienced runner, I started my training which consisted of brisk walking / running laps around a field twice a week and along the Sea Point promenade over weekends. Once the challenge was met, I joined AAC and have not looked back since. Simply put, it’s the post-run high that’s gotten me hooked.”

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Additional Member

Dan Wishnia

Dan Wishnia

Dan's running career started with a very slow 5k and the belief that no one should ever run further than that. After running with the Penguins and 'gentle' prodding from his better half, Dan has gone onto complete multiple marathons and Comrades. Dan is a social butterfly so come say hi at the next club get-together.

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