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.
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. Watch this space as this will become available soon!
November 27, 2014
I was first introduced to the slogan ‘Start slow and taper off’ in 1994 through a good friend Joe Oakes.
Joe is an ultra runner, distance swimmer, organiser of many events including the ‘Escape from Alcatraz swim’ in San Francisco and the ‘Key to Shining Key 100 miler’ down the keys of Florida.
National Geographic heralded Joe for his manpowered circumnavigation the world: He is a man of vast experience who has…
November 11, 2014
Just how much do you want to improve?
Improving performance is actually quite straight forward. That does not mean its easy, but the principles for improved performance are easily explained:
To improve a runner needs only:
Improve their endurance, or perhaps more correctly improve their ability to convert blood fatty acids into carbohydrate and then ATP or energy.
They can become faster by improving speed over a short distance.
If you improve one or the…
August 21, 2014
To strengthen its commitment to investing in endurance sports in South Africa, Old Mutual has joined the line-up of major sponsors of the Comrades Marathon for a 3-year period starting in 2015.
The Comrades Marathon Association invites every Comrades runner, stakeholder, volunteer and supporter to participate in the excitement of this iconic race with their 2015 campaign, ‘Be Part of It - Bamba Iqhaza’.
Says Mokaedi Dilotsotlhe, General Manager of Old Mutual…
August 15, 2014
With the exciting innovations and launch of Comrades 2015 still ringing in runners ears, comes welcome confirmation that the first hurdle in the finalisation of the 2014 Comrades results has been achieved.
South African Institute for Drug Free Sports, (SAIDS) have given the Comrades Marathon Association the clearance to pay out the prize money. Comrades have commenced on the Top ten women and men this week, but are, according to Race…