11 March 2015

THREE WEEKS TO GO!

  

How crazy is this?  In three weeks' time, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo will be in full swing, runners from across the world will be collecting their race numbers, and we will be mere days away from the world's most beautiful marathon!

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THE ROUTE?

The recent fires causing devastation across Cape Town's Southern Peninsula have left a question mark around possible route changes. Please read on below for our official statement in this regard.  


In the mean time, we urge all runners using Chapman's Peak as a training route to exercise extreme caution. Please be vigilant for rock falls and hug the outer lane (closest to the sea).  Only approach Chappies from Hout Bay - only running to the top lookout - but do listen to any instructions given by personnel working in the area.  


We also suggest that you follow @ChapmansPeakSA on Twitter for updates on closures over the next few weeks, and adapt your training plans accordingly. 


Remember, our team is on standby to help. Please call us on 021 799 3040 or chat to us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also email us at info@twooceansmarathon.org.za for not-so-urgent matters.


Good luck with your final preparation and tapering. Stay safe and injury-free.

 

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Organising Team

 

PS:  Don't forget that all race number communications will be electronic this year.  Therefore, it's vital that your mobile number and email address are updated on our website!  More information on this will follow.



RUN FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

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GO ALL IN: SET THE PACE WITH ADIDAS!

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Half

 

ULTRA MARATHON route

With the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon just three weeks away, the Two Oceans Marathon NPC continues to remain abreast of the latest developments regarding the Southern Peninsula fires that affect the traditional Ultra Marathon route. We are in close contact with the City of Cape Town Disaster Management team and other key role players, and will continue to be over the course of the next few weeks.


Half

 

half marathon SEEDING & start times

In an attempt to alleviate congenstion at the start we have revised the Half Marathon start times.
Half Marathon Start Times: A - C:  05h50; D:  06:00; E:  06h10
Remember, the official route cut-off is 09h20. Runners who have not reached the intersection of Rhodes Drive and Almond Avenue (18.0km) by 09h00 will not be allowed to continue.


BNC

 

blue number club dinner

If you are a Blue Number Club member and you haven't yet book your seat at the BNC dinner, please do so ASAP as space is limited! 
When: Thursday, 2 April 2015, from 18h30
Where:  Southern Sun The Cullinan (opposite the CTICC)
Cost: R225 per person for a 3-course dinner (includes a welcome drink and special gift from adidas)
Motivational speaker: Bob de la Motte, running legend and author of the book “Runaway Comrade”

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Medical

 

advice from our medical team

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon medical team has compiled a series of educational newsflashes to help you reduce your risk of medical complications or injury – either while training or during your race.

From most common medical complaints while training and racing, to post-race dizziness, gastro ailments and more...  Our medical page provides a wealth of information.


Trail

 

the beast trail run ENTRIES ARE OPEN!

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Trail Run - a.k.a. The Beast - is a brand new event that will take place on Sunday, 24 May 2015. Catering for seasoned, fit trail runners, The Beast will offer entrants 45km of spectacular scenery within the Table Mountain National Park. A shorter 22km option will also be on offer.
Online entries are open!



#OMTOMInspiration

 

GET READY FOR #OMTOMINSPIRATION

Want to put your feet up, get some last-minute tips, meet some legends and be utterly inspired? Then visit our FREE #OMTOMInspiration Theatre, brought to you by the Sports Science Institute, Runner's World and Health24, at the CTICC between 1 and 3 April 2015! #OMTOMInspiration is a programme running at the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo, where running legends, elite runners, celebrities, dieticians, sport psychologists and podiatrists will take to the stage for a series of interviews and panel discussions.


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Fun Runs