By the time you get this you will either already be on holiday (lucky you), packing up your desk coz you’re leaving shortly or perhaps you’re not going anywhere but looking forward to some down time with family and friends. Whatever your plans, we wish you all the best and hope you have a fab time over the festive season.
And remember, it’s ok to take some time out from your training but
don’t veg out too much. Virtual Coach Dave Spence has some tips on how to keep up with your training.
Our office will close at 12pm on Tuesday 15 December and re-open at 8:30am on Monday 4 January 2010. If you need any additional race information please
Old Mutual, PUMA and the Two Oceans Marathon team wish you happy, injury free holidays and loads of fun with family and friends. Enjoy!
During the festive season, it’s ok to take a break. The most important thing is not the type of exercise you do – but that you get out no matter what the weather for some fun exercise as part of your Two Oceans programme.
The festive season usually means good food, good company and good
times…and maybe not so much training…and lots of guilt! But don’t take it too seriously – use the holidays as an opportunity and the one time during the year that you can overindulge and "let loose a little". New Year is a time that most of us see as an opportunity to consolidate and recharge for the coming months. Remember to visit www.oldmutual.co.za/twooceansmarathon for the latest training programmes and tips.
Book your place for the “Power, Strength & Beauty in Women’s Running” workshop and let us help you prepare for the half or ultra marathon. Runner’s World presents a Women’s Running Workshop in conjunction with the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA).
Details are as follows:
Conference Centre Auditorium, SSISA, Cape Town
Saturday 13 February 2010
Workshop: 09h00 to 14h30
R295 per person, includes an awesome goodie bag, handouts, refreshments and a light finger lunch
Tel: 021-659 5649
Pre-bookings and pre-payment only. Banking details will be provided when booking.
Training tips specific to women, running kit for women, healthy eating for an active lifestyle, coping as a female runner, making life changes, beauty routines on the run and inspirational presentations including insights into Frith van der Merwe’s most amazing running experiences and performances.
Dietician, physiotherapist, sports scientist, successful Fair Lady SSISA makeover participant and Frith van der Merwe (current Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon women’s record holder)
There will be loads of lucky draw and spot prizes up for grabs, including state of the art foot scans, Moyo foot and hand massages, plus a R3 000 gift card from Cavendish Square.
PUMA has launched the official 56km and 21km Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon T-shirts for 2010. Based on numerous requests from runners, they have made both of these shirts in their unique moisture management fabric for 2010. The 2009 half marathon T-shirt was made in a standard cotton.
The new race tees both feature the 2010 race logo and are cut to maximise performance and minimise discomfort during exercise. Both tees showcase PUMA's seasonal colour palette. The half marathon tee can be ordered when you enter. All 56km runners receive their T-shirt free. For more information, visit www.puma.com.
Over the next few months leading up to race day, we will be running a “Tell us your story” campaign in our newsletters. We want you to tell us about your Oceans experience – or maybe you have a friend or family member that has an amazing race story to tell us. Have you or anyone you know overcome great obstacles to get to the start line…and ultimately the finish line? We would love to hear from you and if your story is a good one, we will publish it in our race brochure in 2010 and will make sure we tell everyone about it. Please email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries for the half marathon currently stand at close to 3 000 and are filling up quickly. If you are planning to take part, we advise you to enter as soon as possible. You don’t need to qualify to enter the half marathon so make sure you enter today online at www.twooceansmarathon.org.za to avoid missing out. Close to 1 000 entries for the ultra have been processed already. If you have qualified by now, then enter today to secure your spot in the world’s most beautiful marathon.
Our official accommodation partner, the Vineyard Hotel & Spa in Newlands, the Townhouse Hotel in the city centre and D’Ouwe Werf Hotel in Stellenbosch, have some great summer season specials if you are planning a trip to Cape Town in the next month.
• Vineyard Hotel & Spa – from R595 per person sharing per night (R300 single supplement). Read more...
• Townhouse Hotel – from R 545 per person sharing per night (R250 single supplement). Read more...
• D’Ouwe Werf Hotel – from R445 per person sharing per night (R150 single supplement). Read more...
Rates are inclusive of Breakfast, 14% VAT and 1% Tourism Levy.
Bookings for your club’s gazebo sites for next year’s event open on Monday 1 February 2010. Sites will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Clubs can book their sites online at www.twooceansmarathon.org.za from 1 February onwards at R300 per site, which will go to NOAH, the official race charity. For all queries regarding club site bookings please contact Carol on 021-657 5140 between 09h00 and 13h00 (Tuesdays and Thursdays only) or email email@example.com.
Cape Town Tourism is the official visitor, industry and destination marketing association for Cape Town. Their comprehensive website www.capetown.travel has user-friendly touch-points that allow you to explore Cape Town through the social media landscape. Contact them for information or for assistance (at no extra charge) with reservations for accommodation, car hire, South African National Parks and more. Call them anytime between 08h00 and 21h00 7 days a week on +27 21 487 6800 or e-mail them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best with your training and we look forward to seeing you on 3 April 2010!
Running regards, The Two Oceans Marathon Team
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