Entries for the World’s Most Beautiful Ultra Marathon open on Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Online entries for the 2015 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon open at 10am on Wednesday, 29 October 2014.
The opening of entries has been moved from the originally anticipated date of 15 October in order to make further changes to the online entry system to increase safety measures and counteract increasing instances of internet fraud.
The 46th Ultra Marathon will take place on Easter Saturday, 4 April 2015, and the entry limit of 11 000 runners is once again expected to be reached.
To qualify for participation in the Ultra Marathon, runners must have completed at least one full marathon (42.2km) after 1 July 2014 in under five hours. However, runners do not have to pre-qualify to enter and can submit their qualifying times at a later stage.
South African Ultra Marathon entrants are also required to belong to a registered running club and have a valid running licence. No temporary licences will be issued to Ultra Marathon runners.
Nedbank Green Dream Team star, Irvette Van Zyl back on the road.
We are glad to announce that our Nedbank Green Dream Team star, Irvette Van Zyl is back on the road after her injury scare that cause her to stop at the 33 km. mark during the Cape Town marathon last month.
Irvette who underwent knee surgery at the beginning of the year ran her best 10km race at the Totalsports ladies race post her operation when she clocked 32minutes and 20 seconds in Cape Town.
Irvette tested her knee on Saturday at the OR Tambo 21km. when she finished 3rd overall after a comfortable training run.
The S.A. Marathon mark of 2h26 minutes is in her sights and she will be competing in International 10 and 21km races this month.
Her immediate focus will be this Sundays Ladies Spar race in Johannesburg.
Nedbank Running Club developing athletes.
Siyabonga Dingile who was part of the Nedbank Running Club`s Gauteng North team who came second in the 2013 Comrades marathon team prize showing off the new Nike running shoes that he received from our loyal club sponsor and partner.
Siyabonga who is boasting with a Comrades time of 6hours and 26 minutes, is one of the athletes that we are expecting great things in the years to come.