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
April 19, 2016
The two characteristics of the Comrades Winners are that they possess great endurance and good top end speed.
The third talent and skill is their ability and discipline to share our their energy and effort over the length of the Comrades route. This however we will discuss in another post closer to the Great day.
These characteristics are seen in elite runners at every distance from 5km upwards, but the terms endurance…
April 16, 2016
South African Athletes are doing it for themselves and they provided a spectacular two days of athletic competition at the SA Track and Field Championships at Stellenbosch inspite of a programme that many, including the vastly experienced LJ van Zyl, felt was less than kind to Olympic contenders.
Caster Semenya provided the major highlight of the second day when she became the first athlete to do the triple winning the 400m,…
April 15, 2016
Sprinters Henricho Bruintjies and Alyssa Conley created the upsets of day one in the first day of the ASA Track and Field Championships in Stellenbosch on Friday.
Although Akani Simbine become the fastest ever South African at the coast with a 10.06 for his 100m semi-final, Henricho Bruintjies, who ran 10.16 in the semis, had a confidence and control in his qualifying rounds that ensured the final was going to be…
April 15, 2016
A morning of Championships
The very versatile Stephen Mokoka provided the highlight of the morning at the ASA Track and Field Championships in Stellenbosch when he defended his 5000m title against the favoured Elroy Galant
Galant went out on a fast pace of 13:15 that would have seen him well under the qualifying time and had expected others in the 42 athlete field to come with him. There were no takers for…