Congratulations on completing the 2012 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon! To those who did not complete it due to injury, illness or even the adverse weather conditions on the day, you have about 11 months to train for 2013. The medical team would like to thank you for completing the online questionnaire as part of your registration for 2012 and to thank those runners who completed the second online questionnaire on symptoms of acute illness/infections prior to race. The medical information you supplied was extremely useful in the planning of a safe race.
We already saw the benefits of this in our medical tent on race day. Having the knowledge of your previous medical history on our systems was very helpful in providing you with the optimal medical treatment. A preliminary analysis shows a substantial reduction of admissions to the medical facility this year – more about that in future communication to you.
We also trust that you found the regular “Medical Corner” in the newsletter helpful. The feedback we received from both the online medical questionnaire and the medical corner was very positive. We will be asking you to complete an online medical questionnaire as part of the 2013 registration and are planning further improvements in our service to you.
The Medical Team