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.
Important Dates – General Entries
- 1 October 2014 – Log in to update your person details
- 29 October 2014 – Ultra Marathon Entries open
- 5th of November 2014 – Blue and Yellow number holders
- 13 November 2014 – Runners with valid SA Running Club Licence
- 19 November 2014 – Half Marathon Entries open to all runners
- 24 November 2014 – Fun Runs
- 4 December 2014 – Trail Run Entries open
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 28, 2015
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) will be presenting the Old Mutual Comrades Women Seminars in five major cities between January and March 2015, starting in the Mother City this weekend.
The seminars are aimed at providing technical as well as professional support to the ladies participating in this year’s Ultimate Human Race and those hoping to do so in the near future. A panel of professionals will be on hand to…
January 22, 2015
Good news for runners who failed to secure an entry into the 2015 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, is that substitution entries will open at 10h00 on Friday, 23 January 2015.
The substitution entry process provides runners who can no longer participate, the opportunity to “hand over” their entry to another runner.
This is an especially valuable tool for those runners who missed out on entering but still hope to make it…
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…