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 15 March 2014.
To help with your preparation for Om die Dam Marathon, you might like to register for a customised training programme, developed by Virtual Coach, Norrie Williamson.
April 04, 2014
Jordan’s London Olympic marathoner Methqal Alabadi won the 21st Dead Sea Ultra Marathon with a well-timed charge over the final 17km of the race.
The celebrated Jordanian was happy to let speedsters including Mosab Meqdady and Ahmad Muhaisen set the early pace on the steep downhill from 7km to 27km in the knowledge that it would spa leg strength.
Having languished in fifth to tenth place early on the likable Jordanian upped…
March 15, 2014
William Makwalakwala became the winner who failed to cross the line first at the Old Mutual Om Die Dam 50km on Saturday morning.
The 2012 victor opened a gap on the field shortly after conquering Kommando Nek and had 71 seconds in hand over Nedbank’s Rofhiwa Mathidi as he went through the marathon mark.
The Toyota athlete followed the lead car at the split point with around 5km remaining and this error…
February 21, 2014
In the final days before a race there is more danger of destroying your performance than improving it – it's a time to … Keep Calm .. Make a Plan!
The training is done, the taper completed and only the final preparation and logistics of laying out running kit, energy and hydration drinks stand between you and the gun.
However all this preparation can be wasted as the blast of the…
February 21, 2014
In previous articles I indicated the link between physiological and psychological attributes in training towards any distance race and how style and efficiency at race pace became paramount for the final preparation period. This analysis brought us back full circle to finding our most efficient combination of stride length and cadence (the number of times one specific foot touches the ground per minute).
Any keen cyclist will tell you that there…