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New junior crew targets 2016 FNB Dusi

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Pietermaritzburg – U18 Surfski World Champion Mark Keeling and Valley of a Thousand Hills emerging star Mpilo Zondi have confirmed an unlikely partnership ahead of the 2015 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon as they look to challenge for the iconic race’s Junior Boys’ 2016 spoils. Despite having only engaged with one another for the first time during their combining at the ...

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Birkett back to defend his Drak title

Euro Steel's Andy Birkett has confirmed he will be back to defend his title at the N3TC Drak Challenge on 23 and 24 January 2016. Anthony Grote/
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Underberg – Two-time defending N3TC Drak Challenge champion Andy Birkett has confirmed that he will be back to contest the 2016 edition of the two-day race on 23 and 24 January, saying that he will be ready for whatever conditions the Southern Drakensberg weather throws at him. “I am amped!” said Birkett. “It seems to have crept up on me ...

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Ozzie Gladwin a key pre-Dusi hit out for many

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Pietermaritzburg – A fiery contest awaits participants of Sunday’s 2015 Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane Superspar as most of next year’s FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon top contenders look to challenge for the coveted title and put in a strong showing at the key Dusi seeding race. Starting on the picturesque Albert Falls Dam, paddlers complete a 4km flat ...

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N3TC Drak Challenge 2016 dates confirmed

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Underberg – The 23rd edition of the hugely popular two-day N3TC Drakensberg Challenge canoeing marathon on the uMzimkhulu river through the Southern Drakensberg will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th January 2016 and will serve as the South African leg of the International Canoe Federation’s Classic Series. Founded in 1994, this unique river race has caught the attention ...

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Ozzie Gladwin hero Jenkins & Ntondini primed for Dusi season

With the 2016 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon season getting into full swing the ADreach pair of Len Jenkins and Siseko Ntondini will be looking to build on what has been a solid start at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane Superspar, on Sunday 29 November. Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – The fledgling partnership of marathon racing kingpin Len Jenkins and Siseko Ntondini is blossoming into a force to be reckoned with and with the best ever record at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane Superspar, Jenkins will hope that the pair can continue their good form on Sunday. Although the race does not take place on ...

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Bouman gains valuable points at Race 6 of Wall & Back

With some precious points on offer the young Kyeta Purchase managed to brave conditions on Friday evening and get herself right into the ladies mix with two races to go in the Illovo Suncoast Pirates Wall and Back Surfski Series. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – As the 2015 Illovo Suncoast Pirates Wall and Back Surfski Series heads towards the business end Durban surfski stalwart Matt Bouman got himself some valuable points on Friday evening with two races left in the series. A number of good results has put the Epic Kayak’s star in the mix but the win would have catapulted him into ...

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McGregor takes Wall & Back momentum abroad

Euro Steel/Epic Kayaks' Hank McGregor wrapped up his third race win of the 2015 Illovo Suncoast Pirates Wall and Back Surfski Series on Friday before turning his attention to his upcoming international commitments. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – Hank McGregor jetted off to Hong Kong on Saturday ahead of next weekend’s Dragon Run with good momentum under his belt after he overcame a poor start to clinch victory at Friday evening’s fifth race of the 2015 Illovo Suncoast Pirates Wall and Back Surfski Series while junior sensation Kyeta Purchase won the women’s race. “I’m still yet ...

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Positive results highlight Change a Life Academy diversity

Computershare Change a Life star Nhlanhla Cele showed his diverse skills as he won the first ever Maqhwe Mfula Challenge which consisted of a 25km trail run, a 55km mountain bike ride and an eight kilometre paddle over the past weekend in the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Kevin Sawyer/
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Durban – Whether it be on foot, on a bike or in a canoe the various Martin Dreyer Change a Life Academy (CAL) branches made their presence felt throughout KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape with some fantastic results this past weekend. The inaugural Maqhwe Mfula Challenge took place in Change a Life territory, in the heart of the Valley of ...

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Umpetha Challenge to provide vital early Dusi season hit-out

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Pietermaritzburg – Paddler safety and vital early season seeding points are the focus at the Umpetha Challenge that kicks starts the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon season when it gets underway at Camps Drift on Sunday, 8 November. With its iconic finish at the Bishopstowe Hall after the infamous Campbell’s Farm portage the participants will have their legs seriously tested by ...

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