Otter Training

Otter Training

Otter Training


Preparation for the OTTER African Trail Run can be quite daunting due to its relentless reputation – and yet 94% of all athletes that do the OTTER for the first time report that it was even harder than they expected.

What makes the OTTER so hard?

It is not the Marathon distance – it is not the more than 2000 meters of vertical ascent – it’s not the 7000+ steps that one has to climb and neither the very technical coastal sections nor the infamous Bloukrans Crossing. None of these factors alone – it is however the combination of all of the above that makes the OTTER the beast that it is.

The OTTER has a Trail Factor of 2 which means that a runner will take twice  the time running the OTTER that he/she would take to finish the same distance on a conventional road running course.

John and Mark Collins, race directors of the OTTER African Trail Run were the first to “run” the full distance of the OTTER and have covered this coastal stretch multiple times – they are offering a weekend of insight , training and some blissful garden route trail running to help you make the OTTER an unforgettable and life changing experience. This training camp is targeting all levels – whether your goal is to finish on the podium or just make the SUB 11 hours cut-off.

  • Technical Trail Training – Theory and Practice
  • Weather Alert Level
  • Compulsory Equipment – Gear Recommendation
  • Advice on Race Nutrition
  • Race Pace and pace charts
  • Overnight in 4 star hotel for two nights  (Knysna Hollow)
  • Full Catering

Date: 31st July 5pm – 2nd August 2pm.

Price: R 3200 per person sharing;  R 3 600 per person single occupancy

Space limited to 30!  – to secure your space please send an email to  by July 17th.
* minimum of 10 participants required to stage the training camp.