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
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…
October 27, 2014
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) rewarded some amazing individuals for showcasing the spirit of Comrades at its annual awards gala in Durban on Friday, 24 October 2014.
The CATHSSETA Spirit of Comrades awards gala honours select individuals for their very human attributes of selflessness, dedication, perseverance and Ubuntu; combined with their love for The Ultimate Human Race.
The prestigious awards gala has been a defining feature of the CMA since 1996. The…
October 15, 2014
Entries for the 2015 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon will only open on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 at 10am.
This postponement comes in light of professional advice strongly recommending further important updates to our online entry system to tighten banking security and address the increasing instance of internet fraud.
We apologise for this delay and know that you have been looking forward to securing your entry on Wednesday 15 October…