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.
2016 Event Dates
12 March 2016 – Om Die Dam
26 March 2016 – Two Oceans Marathon
29 May 2016 – Comrades Marathon
6 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 17, 2016
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 you will…
May 16, 2016
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?
Because unfortunately the facts…
May 13, 2016
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 used a “mile”…