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February 12, 2016
Renowned Midmar veteran returns to our waters

WORLD-renowned swimmer Paul Blackbeard will be swimming the aQuellé Midmar Mile this year. Old-timers will remember that Paul emerged victorious at the Midmar Mile in 1977, putting a two-year run of victory for current race director Wayne Riddin to an end. Paul joined Queens Park Amateur Swimming Club as an 11-year-old in 1969. He proceeded to make history by breaking records in almost every under-16 event. Later, in senior competition, he achieved a similar feat, holding, at one point, 13 South African age-group records. He continued to compete for Natal until 1983. One of the pinnacles of Paul’s career was... ...

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February 6, 2016
Subaru Heads to aQuellé Midmar Mile

Subaru Pietermaritzburg is the 2016 Vehicle Partner of the aQuelle Midmar Mile From 13-14 February 2016, huge numbers of international and local swimmers will head downstream to Midmar Dam just outside of Pietermaritzburg, to take on the challenge of the aQuellé Midmar Mile. For the first time in the event’s history, Subaru Pietermaritzburg is the official vehicle partner for the gruelling weekend event. The aQuellé Midmar Mile is now known as the largest open-water event of its kind, recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 when 13 755 competitors took part in the race. The event draws... ...

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February 4, 2016
JONSSON WORKWEAR is proud to announce its workwear sponsorship of the 2016 aQuelle MIDMAR MILE.

Jonsson Workwear; Tough Workwear made for People with Purpose! Africa’s leading workwear company, JONSSON WORKWEAR, has recently joined the AQUELLE MIDMAR MILE as the official workwear sponsor. JONSSON WORKWEAR is proud to be supplying the needs of the AQUELLE MIDMAR MILE, with tough workwear, made for people with purpose! “It is a great fit for JONSSON WORKWEAR to be associated with the AQUELLE MIDMAR MILE,” said Debbie Nortje, Head of Marketing. “JONSSON WORKWEAR garments are tough, durable and of great quality. As a revered, iconic workwear brand it makes sense to align ourselves with the world’s largest open water swim... ...

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