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.
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…
February 14, 2014
Anyone can run fast – that's true and of course fast is a relative term. It’s relative to what is ‘normal’ for that grouping of people. For example a 10 second 100m could be considered ‘normal’ for those sprinters in the World Championships 100m final. This average pace of 1 minute 40 seconds per km is normal and in fact they will have exceeded that probably around the 50m mark.…
February 11, 2014
Achieve your goals at Comrades 2014
This is assuming you have entered the 89th Comrades Marathon that takes place on 1 June 2014 and need some assistance with training for this iconic race?
In order to help you reach your goals, download the day-by-day training programmes developed by the Old Mutual Virtual Coach, Norrie Williamson, use the Race Calculator to predict finish times and find everything you need to know about competing…