West Coast Athletic Club – Cape Town based running club – Road, Trail, Track, Walking & Cross Country – All welcome!

Don Oliver’s Comrades Program

The late Don Oliver was a legend of Comrades!

He finished the race 19 times (along with 147 marathons and 97 ultra marathons), he was the official Comrades Marathon coach for a number of years and up until his passing he coached countless runners to their Comrades goals through his very successful training programs.

As Don was a West Coast member we would like to continue his tradition by sharing his coaching program for the 2020 Comrades marathon and years after that.

We have modified the dates and races to fit the calendar. Click on the links below for the monthly programs. If you are a novice, stick to this program with discipline and commitment and you will not fail at your first Comrades marathon!





MARCH 2020

APRIL 2020

MAY 2020

JUNE 2020

Comrades Marathon – 14 June 2020