With less than two weeks to go before the start of the 2018 Comrades Marathon the hype is building for all runners local and international. We want to showcase some of our runners (elite, social and development) in our fantastic club EasyEquities Born2Run that are taking part in the ultimate human race (the Comrades Marathon) this year. We believe in democratising share ownership, helping people find their financial freedom and sharing our passion for investing in their health.
This year's motto for the Comrades Marathon is ASIJIKI - which means no turning back!
Investing in health and people! why it matters to us
- Sport helps give you a sense of direction and freedom
- Sport brings people together and helps people find a common purpose
- Sport empowers, inspires and motivates individuals
Whether you are taking part on the field, road or on our EasyEquities platform. If you are looking after your future, that’s what matters to us most!
Join us in supporting our EasyEquities Born2Run club members taking part in the Ultimate Human Race on 10 June 2018.
Today we are showcasing one our elite runners - Glenn Driver
We asked Glenn the following questions to find out why more about him:
How did you get into running?
Did some athletics at school but wasn’t really any good. Enjoyed cross country as well. However, when my dad started running when he gave up smoking then I really got interested. Took a long break from running during varsity but started more seriously in post-grad and haven’t looked back.
Why did you choose EasyEquities Born2Run?
As much I enjoy the social aspect of running, wanted to join a club witch also focused on more serious athletes
What is the best race you have ever had?
Kosmos Marathon. Ran my PB of 2:35
Most memorable moment in racing career?
Running my 1st silver at my 1st Comrades. Was a very emotional experience
What are your strengths?
Am very determined when I set up mind to something
Fastest 5, 10, 21,1km, 42.2km
5k – 16:04,
10k – 33:14,
21.1 – 73:20,
42.2 – 2:35
What is your occupation, and what do you do in your spare time?
Product Manager for Laboratory Diagnostics. Pretty much run when I’m not working but do enjoy reading and listen to a lot of metal/alternative music
Do you have a specific diet?
Nope. Everything in moderation
Where do you draw mental strength from/think about when under pressure that helps you cross the line?
The support from my wife, Heather who is always by my side no matter what.
What do you think running has taught you that you can use in the world outside sport/running?
Hard work and determination really do pay off.
Have you started investing?
How would you relate running to investing?
It’s definitely about patience and the long term
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