Berg rains herald the start of ‘Drak Season’

Canyon Kayak Club organisers have plans to expand the popular 'Drak Season' on the uMzimkhulu River in the build-up to the N3TC Drak Challenge, in partnership with FNB, on 19 and 20 January. Anthony Grote/
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Underberg – With entries for the N3TC Drak Challenge canoe marathon, in partnership with FNB, starting to arrive at the race office, paddlers are eyeing the arrival of the summer rains that herald the start of what has become known as “Drak Season” in the Southern Drakensberg. The organising club, Canyon Kayak Club, has expanded the events that make up ...

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Entries open for N3TC Drak Challenge


Underberg – Entries have opened for the 26th edition of the N3TC Drak Challenge canoe marathon in the Southern Drakensberg on 19 and 20 January, with the event retaining its status on the International Canoe Federation’s Classic Series. With the approach of regular summer rainfalls paddlers are eyeing the water levels in the popular 62km stretch of the Umzimkhulu River ...

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SA titles add spice to tactical Breede Marathon


Robertson – Despite confronting the reality of a low river, a big field of paddlers will contest the 51st edition of the Breede River Canoe Marathon this weekend, with the added lure of national title up for grabs as the event doubles as the SA K2 River Championships. Earlier in the week the race organisers made the call to race ...

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Elation for Solomon & Boros after first Berg team title


Velddrif – Last year’s champion and runner-up Team Bamboo Warehouse’s Adrian Boros and Graeme Solomon made history when they became the first team to win the Berg River Canoe Marathon in Velddrif on Saturday. It was a day of records for 45 year-old Solomon who ended an incredible 17 year drought to win the race for a second time while ...

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McGregor and Nixon taste success at Open Ocean Surfski Series


Durban – Just a week after their victories in Mauritius Hank McGregor and Hayley Nixon tasted success at this year’s Bay Union Open Ocean Surfski Challenge when they won the men’s and women’s title at the twelve kilometre Citadel Race at Vetch’s Beach on Sunday, opening their accounts at the popular four-race winter series. With Durban being buffeted by an ...

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Pre-race favourites come to the fore on Berg stage one


Zonquasdrift – It was far from smooth sailing for Team Bamboo Warehouse’s Graeme Solomon and his Hungarian partner Adrian Boros, however their class shone through as they cantered to a 90 second advantage after the first stage of the 2018 Berg River Canoe Marathon on Wednesday. The pre-race favourites started strongly and developed a healthy lead in the first quarter ...

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Berg stepping into a new dawn in 2018


Paarl – As the 57th edition of the Berg River Canoe Marathon dawns, organisers, paddlers and supporters are excited by the new team format that has been adopted for the four day odyssey from Paarl to Velddrif from 11-14 July. The two-paddler team format that has been introduced in 2018 follows the trend of mountain bike and adventure racing stage ...

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Change a Life duo set for tough Berg team test

Mthobisi Cele (pictured) will join up with good friend and Martin Dreyer Change a Life Academy team mate Mpilo Zondi in the new team format for the 2018 Berg River Canoe Marathon in the Western Cape from 11-14 July 2018. John Hishin/
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Durban – With teams beginning to assemble for the upcoming Berg River Canoe Marathon, which has taken on a mountain bike-like team format for the first time this year, Martin Dreyer’s Change a Life Academy has been sponsored an entry by Capensis for the race from 11-14 July. The impressive Change a Life duo of Mthobisi Cele and Mpilo Zondi ...

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