Old Mutual Om die Dam is the largest inland ultra-marathon in South Africa, offering a 50km ultra marathon, a 21km half-marathon, a 10km route and a 5km fun run. It attracts over 7 000 participants.
Due to its scenic route – via the Haartebeespoort Dam – and family appeal, the race is consistently voted as one of the top national races.
The Old Mutual Om Die Dam Marathon will be on 21 March 2015. Entry cut-off date for 50km and 21km is 1 March 2015.
NEW VENUE & NEW ROUTE
Village Mall Shopping Centre
c/o Tielman Street & R511, Hartbeespoort
GPS Coordinates: S 25° 43.830’ – E 27° 53.1
More details can be found here.
February 18, 2015
When motivated and committing to a sporting goal, our tendency is to focus on how much physical training we can squeeze into our week and the weeks and months between our commitment and the race.
Unfortunately, it is the physical training that grabs the majority of attention. We frequently overlook or minimize recovery requirements, as ‘ elementary logic’ informs us that the more we train, the better we will be.
February 12, 2015
One week remains to the Witness Maritzburg Marathon which is one of many races around the country that runners use for their final Old Mutual Two Oceans or Comrades qualifier.
One week before any marathon and so many options as to how to approach the race.
The underlying fact is there is no training that you can do to IMPROVE your potential time on Sunday, BUT there are many things you can…
January 29, 2015
Breathing and running are inherently linked. Without oxygen we can not run and the better the air supply the more easily we run.
I am often asked about the correct breathing rate, and whether it should be through the nose or mouth or both.
There are books who recommend that you breath in for so many strides and breath out over the next two or four strides. Really?
This sounds far to complicated…
January 09, 2015
Running hills is ` key session for any runner looking to improve style, strength, speed, and even endurance.
That seems a pretty good return for a small investment, but earning those benefits requires some discipline and focus.
For many runners the idea of a hill session is simply to get out and run for an hour or so over a hilly route.
Its not hard to find a hilly course in most South…