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For more than 167 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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April 18, 2015   |  Running
Comrades Marathon was initiated to celebrate the camaraderie of soldiers in World War One. Vic Clapham knew that runners would experience the elements of a similar bond when faced with the challenge of 90km, hills, heat and exhaustion, but the extent of the mutual support and encouragement had always to be tempered by the rules of the sport. For instance ‘guides’ escorted (Ian) Jardine’s blind runners using hankies either in……
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April 16, 2015   |  Running
Over the past years with the advent of technology the Comrades number provides a wealth of information to both runners and spectators alike. (NOTE: this post relates to information that was true of the races in recent years, but may change for the 2015 race as the final organizational detail has not been made public at this time) For many years along the bottom of the number, at least until……
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April 16, 2015   |  Running
Comrades Countdown 45 Days to go… If you don’t know where you are going – you could be ….anywhere! (and its soooo very good to put the negativity of yesterdays post behind us...smile emoticon ) So not to worry you but …… theres 6 plus weeks left and come Sunday 31 May you had better know what it is you are trying to achieve and how you going to do……
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April 13, 2015
Over 100 foreign mountain bikers from 20 countries will be among the field of 800 for a nine-day tour across South Africa, the Old Mutual joBerg2c, which starts just outside Johannesburg on April 24. The 900km fully serviced stage race will cross four provinces, more than 100 remote farms and the well-known Drakensberg mountain range en route to the Indian Ocean at Scottburgh, south of Durban. The countries most represented……
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April 13, 2015   |  Running
The first Comrades marathon of 1921 was a down run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban and as we know was won by Bill Rowan in a time of 8 hours 59 minutes. The course was cit hall to city hall and it was not so much a race as a journey between two cities and a commemoration, if not celebration, of friends and Comrades of the Great War. The whole oncept……
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