Old Mutual is committed to social development and investing in South Africa’s social fabric through sports. Old Mutual sponsors a number of running events, including the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, Old Mutual Om die Dam, the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon and the Comrades Marathon.
These events contribute to promoting unity, celebrating diversity and stimulating growth and education. The Old Mutual running portal is created for athletes to find entry information and race information. With the help of Old Mutual virtual coach, Norrie Williamson, we’ve also created customised training programmes, designed to help you achieve your target finish times.
18 March 2017 – Om Die Dam
15 April 2017 – Two Oceans Marathon
04 June 2017 – Comrades Marathon
06 November 2016 – Soweto Marathon
August 01, 2016
After a 55km battle for the 2016 Old Mutual Imfolozi MTB Challenge crown, Klaas Meintjies and Neville Schuit chose to cross the line together as joint winners.
Ideal weather conditions – vastly different to last year’s torrential downpour – saw riders burning up the course through the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve and shaving off more than an hour on the 2015 winning time.
Meintjies and Schuit finished in 02h32m, a whopping 01h18m quicker…
May 09, 2016
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 beach. Rabie…
April 26, 2016
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 would sound…
April 23, 2016
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has noted and is in the process of implementing a directive from Athletics South Africa that two wheelchair assisted participants be permitted to participate in the 2016 Comrades Marathon.
CMA Chairperson Macdonald Chitja says, ‘The CMA welcomes what is an historic decision for our sport and we embrace it in line with the spirit of the Comrades Marathon’s values and vision of equality and inclusivity.’