Inspirational Runner: Tuedon Morgan
“From couch to running marathons on every continent” - Next in our series of inspirational runners, we would like you to meet Tuedon (Tee) Morgan who went from tipping the scale at 121kg in 2007 to running marathons around the world (including Antarctica!). This is her story...
Chafing for Dreams
Amorett Truebody, runner, OMTOM participant and Group Leader at Nantes Athletic Club, tells us about Chafing for Dreams, their community initiative to raise money – through their running – for a good cause… They hope to raise R500 000 for the Sherwood Park Special Care Centre.
The one medal I EARNED!
So it finally arrived, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon weekend consisting of the International Friendship Run, a 5k that measured 6.3k along the waterfront and around the stadium with running legend Haile Gebrselassie, fun runs with the kids around the University of Cape Town fields, two trail runs, the rerouted but still picturesque ultra and the half.
Inspirational Runner: Dieter Strumpher
Dieter Strumpher’s story isn’t one he uses when he wants to boast to his friends. Instead, it is one he wants to share with people who share his struggles – in the hope that his journey will help others…
Inspirational Runner: Tommy Trudel
Living with autism sure isn't easy. Every day, you need to deal with people's judgement and you can barely have any kind of social life. A Few hours after I was born, I suffered from my first seizures. I spent over five years of my childhood travelling between home and the hospital. Although I met many neurologists and psychologists during those years, I never had a clear diagnosis of my situation before. When they finally found out what was wrong, I needed to go through a brain surgery to…
Introducing Willemien Smuts, one of our Inspirational Runners. She has been running for the last 24 years and has not stopped since. A member of Pentagon Pistols Running Club, "Tannie Willemien" is not only passionate about running; at almost 74 years old, she is the OLDEST participant to run on Friday AND Saturday (10km Trail and Half Marathon)!
Inspirational Runner: Sheraan Mohamed
Our inspirational Runner this week is Sheraan Mohamed, a diabetic who needed to make drastic lifestyle changes. This is his story… My name is Sheraan Mohamed and I am 34 years old. In March 2014, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Inspirational Runner: Tommy Gibson
"From 0 to 42.2km in 12 months." Introducing Tommy Gibson, one of our inspirational runners, who never believed in running. After being diagnosed with chronic IBS and having an emergency appendectomy, Tommy decided to change his lifestyle. He found shoes, the open road and took his first step towards reaching his goal of 42.2km in 12 months.
Inspirational Runner: Ebrahiem Mohedeen
Meet Ebrahim Mohedien, one of our Inspirational Runners. Ebrahim thought he would never run again after having heart surgery. Fortunately, "Ebrahiem has always believed that pain is temporary, but giving up is forever" and he overcame the odds and will line up on Friday, 3 April 2015 for the 10km Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Run.
Running with the elephants
Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon (and trail) runner Karoline Hanks supplements her training by participating in interesting races. This week, she talks about her recent participation in the 44km Addo Elephant Trail Run… Last Saturday I ran my first 44km Addo Elephant Trail Run. The morning started with a 3am wake-up call – which allowed me just enough time to pin my race number on, pack my bag, knock back a sufficient quantity of caffeine and attempt to eat something.
Jimmy Nevis to run Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon
Cape Town singer, songwriter and producer Jimmy Nevis will line up with some 16 000 other runners to participate in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon on Saturday, 4 April 2015. It will be the first Half Marathon for the artist, known for his catchy songs like “Heartboxing”, and “Day Dream”. Nevis has received extensive commercial radio success in South Africa with numerous chart-topping singles.