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  • Run "The People's Race"The Soweto Marathon, also known as “The People’s Race” will be taking place on 6 November 2016 from FNB Stadium. Entries are now open.Enter Now
  • Take on iMfolozi!Entries for the 2016 iMfolozi Mountain Bike Challenge are open!Read More
  • SA's (Youth) Got Talent!Students from Magaliesburg, Gauteng will take part in a school's version of “South Africa’s got Talent” on the 3rd of September 2016.Read More
  • The Best of Choir FestivalsThe National Choir Festival Regional Championship will be taking place from 6 August through to 10 October 2016. Tickets to go on sale soon!Read More
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Welcome to Do Great Things

For more than 170 years, Old Mutual has contributed to social development in South Africa by investing in local initiatives such as sporting events, education, arts and culture. The knowledge and experience gained from partnering with community groups and organisations on some of South Africa’s leading events has resulted in wisdom, and wisdom shared inspires others to do great things.

With this in mind, Old Mutual has developed a community platform for users to interact with and find useful information about the various events that are sponsored by Old Mutual, covering various interests including music, running, education, wine and social responsibility.

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May 17, 2016   |  Running
Yesterday i pointed out the way OVER 95% of runners actually run on Comrades day - and it is clearly incorrect.... That is a massive number of people doing something incorrectly and so not surprisingly it is quite a FACT that is hard to believe or come to terms with... The key point is that any suggestion of "putting time in the bank by half way" is a GUARANTEE that……
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May 16, 2016   |  Running
Its only 13 days to Comrades 2016 Down run – So WHY would I want to open this post by highlighting the INCORRECT pacing strategy? It is said 13 is UNLUCKY – but LUCK has nothing to do with Pacing – DISCIPLINE and Common sense has! So today is about the FACTS! that lead to DEDUCTIONS and mistakes you do NOT need to make…… Why so many block capital words?……
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May 13, 2016   |  Running
The five second rule -- Comrades Planning – 16 days to go With only 16 days to go until the start of the 91st Comrades, its is the planning that should be grabbing your focus. No General goes into war without a plan, and no runner should step over the start on Sunday 29 Mary without a clear time and medal objective, and a strategy to achieve it. Previously we……
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May 9, 2016   |  Running
Nelspruit’s Gawie Combrinck became the first three-time winner of the 900km Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike race after placing second alongside teammate Nico Bell on the final stage of 84km between Highflats and Scottburgh in KwaZulu-Natal. Johann Rabie and HB Kruger of Telkom won the stage – their fourth in total – when they got the better of NAD Pro on the single-track section that led riders to the floating bridge and finish on the……
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April 26, 2016   |  Running
Comrades counting down - some interesting little snippet for those on the start line: The race commences around 665m above sea level and drops overall to Durban making it an 'assisted' race 0.73% drop which is over 7 times the allowable for a recognised course - The the distance is obviously A to B and outside the 50% separation allowance for 'distance national / international records' -- That said it……
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