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Ironman blog moving forward to a new home

We have a new blog portal which will now house our Ironman blog at http://community.standardbank.co.za/t5/Blog/bg-p/Blog/label-name/ironman. Go there to find the latest posts.

This new portal also includes our newest blog called Living Africa, which celebrates the spirit of Africa.

Enter the world of digital marketing

In the fast-paced and ever-changing world of digital marketing, where the world keeps getting smaller and digital platforms are a dominant source of communication and information, Standard Bank Group is a competitive and dynamic player at the forefront of new technologies.

You are a Standard Bank IRONMAN® African Champion

Over 2000 athletes made their way to Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa for the Standard Bank IRONMAN® African Championship on Sunday 29 March 2015. The race was a gruelling 226km triathlon and is ranked amongst the top five IRONMAN® races in the world.

The first male to cross the finish line was Frederik Van Lierde from Belgium who was the clear winner with a time of 8:16:34. Following close behind was Ivan Rana (8:30:44) from Spain with third place going to Bart Aernouts (8:35:58) also from Belgium.

Living our values

Standard Bank Group is built on a solid set of values, which includes respecting difference in any form: gender, age, race, skin colour, religion, ideology, sexual orientation, or disability. We also value difference in culture, ethnic or national origin, and political and philosophical conviction.

We expect our colleagues in every country to at all time reflect the values of Standard Bank Group.

Do your bit to Change Climate Change

On 28 March 2015 at 8.30 pm (CAT), we will be supporting Earth Hour, a symbolic event to raise awareness around climate change.

Climate change is happening and will affect all of us in our lifetimes. There are many things we can do as a company and as individuals to reduce the impact of climate change. At Standard Bank Group, we will be turning off the lights in buildings we own around the world for one hour. You can do the same at home to raise awareness with your friends and family.

IRONMAN African Championship

The Standard Bank IRONMAN® African Championship is taking place this Sunday, 29 March, in Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It attracts some of the biggest triathletes from around the world who participate in one of the hardest events to be held on South African soil.

Raynard Tissink’s advice has helped to prepare you for the Ironman African Championship on Sunday and will help you to move forward and achieve your own personal fitness goals.

Here are Raynard’s tips leading up to the big race:

Keep moving forward

You don’t need to be competing in the IRONMAN triathlon series to benefit from Raynard Tissink’s advice. His guidance will help you to move forward and achieve your own personal fitness goals.

Here are Raynard’s tips on how to get marathon ready:

Running a marathon on its own can be difficult. Running one after a 3.8km swim and a 180km bike ride is a huge challenge. Your legs feel like jelly and those first few steps off the bike feel like you’re running through quick sand.

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Conquering the bike

You don’t need to be competing in the IRONMAN triathlon series to benefit from Raynard Tissink’s advice. His guidance will help you to move forward and achieve your own personal fitness goals.

Here are Raynard’s tips on how to get bike ready:

The bike leg of any IRONMAN® race is essentially where the race is “won or lost”. Spend too much energy on the bike, and even the strongest runners will be reduced to walking on the marathon, so pace is critical. There are many other factors that can influence your cycle, here are a few tips to conserve energy on race day:

Keeping your head above the water

You don’t need to be competing in the IRONMAN triathlon series to benefit from Raynard Tissink’s advice. His guidance will help you to move forward and achieve your own personal fitness goals.

Here are Raynard’s tips on how to keep your head above the water:

Unleash your IRONMAN

Standard Bank has been filled with the spirit of IRONMAN and the anticipation continues to mount as we count down the weeks to Africa's biggest race of the year in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, at the end of March.

As part of our commitment to moving our clients, staff and athletes forward, we are introducing a series of fitness training blogs providing professional guidance, information and tips to get you race ready.

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