New Entry Process for Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon


The Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon isn’t only the world’s most beautiful 21.1km race, but also one of the most sought-after, with a fully-subscribed field lining up at the start.

This year, however, in an effort to give runners a fair chance to enter and to alleviate pressure on the online entry system, the organisers have introduced a phased approach to the 2014 Half Marathon entries, which includes application into an entry draw in January 2014.

During the first phase, which is currently running, runners can Continue reading

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ASA Statement Regarding the 2013 Soweto Marathon

Athletics South AfricaAthletics South Africa has taken note of a press release on behalf of a group calling themselves the Soweto Marathon Trust. In the press release the group claims to have cancelled the Soweto Marathon and made several allegations against Athletics South Africa and its president.

It must be noted that no evidence has been provided to Athletics South Africa that there is a registered trust by the name of the Soweto Marathon Trust, nor that anyone has been duly registered as trustees by the relevant authorities. Unlike events such as the Comrades Marathon Association, which is a member of KwaZulu Natal Athletics and organises a marathon by the same name, and the Two Oceans Marathon Association NPC, which is similarly an associate member of Western Province Athletics, there is no evidence available to Athletics South Africa that any grouping calling themselves the Soweto Marathon Trust is a member of any of Athletics South Africa’s affiliates. As such it cannot, in terms of the rules of the sport, organise an athletics event such as a marathon and therefore cannot cancel one. Continue reading

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Comrades Marathon Motivation

With just less than two weeks to go until the 2013 Comrades Marathon, I know I am feeling a bit nervous. For me this is the most difficult time in the build-up to race day. All the hard work has been done; all that is required now is to make sure you arrive well rested in Durban on the 2nd of June. I find it such a difficult time to deal with. I invariably pick up a phantom niggle or sore throat and I avoid people like the plague. I become grouchy and snap at everyone and start doubting my preparation. One thing I do like to do is hear stories that fire me up or watch videos that get me motivated. I put together a little video of my own a few years ago that documented my journey to Comrades, I hope it fires you up!

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