The Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon attracts the cream of local and international athletes, offering a tough challenge against a backdrop of spectacular scenery. It has earned a reputation as the world’s most beautiful marathon. The first race was held in 1970 and saw 26 runners line up to face the unknown challenge. Since then, the race has become a national institution and a firm favourite with local, upcountry, and international athletes.
The ‘world’s most beautiful marathon’ offers a challenging ultra marathon, a popular half marathon, a trail run and fun runs that the whole family can enjoy. The race will take place on Saturday 4 April 2015.
ULTRA MARATHON: Entries are closed. Substitutions are open.
HALF MARATHON: Entries are closed. Substitutions are open.
FUN RUNS: Entries for the various fun runs, taking place on Good Friday, are currently open.
TRAIL RUN: Entries are closed. Substitutions are open.
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 16, 2015
The Eastern Province and Western Cape will host the Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) annual roadshow this week. Runners will be able to attend the innovative road-running workshops in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday (18.02.2015) and Mossel Bay on Thursday (19.02.2015).
The roadshow has been hosted at various running clubs across the country since January, to help runners prepare for the 90th Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 31 May 2015.
With Comrades participants in mind,…
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…
February 10, 2015
Ultra Marathon entries have once again filled up before the official 4 March closing date!
REMINDER: If you entered the Ultra Marathon without submitting qualifying race results, please remember to update your personal profile by 4 March, as you will not be able to participate without a qualifying race time.
The good news for runners who failed to secure an entry, is that the substitution entry process for the Ultra Marathon have now…