Canoeing

Alternative routes being considered for Berg

Organisers of the Berg River Canoe Marathon from 12-15 July are considering changes to the first two stages forced on them low water conditions forced on them by the severe drought, and an increase in trees blocks and vegetation growth on the upper reaches of the river. Mouton van Zyl/
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Paarl – With the 56th running of the iconic Berg River Canoe Marathon just over two weeks away, the race organisers are considering major changes to the race route caused by vegetation and low water problems. With the region still firmly in the grips of the drought, the very low level of water in the Berg River system has left ...

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Czech star Mojžíšek back for another Berg crack

Czech Republic's Petr Mojžíšek will return to the Berg River Canoe Marathon for the second time when he hits the water in Paarl from 12-15 July 2017. Kassie Karsten/
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Paarl – Respected Czech Republic marathon paddler Petr Mojžíšek has added his name to the entry list for the upcoming Berg River Canoe Marathon, joining Hungarian former world champion Adrián Boros in a strong looking international team heading for the four day classic from 12 to 15 July. The 40 year-old veteran from Jesenice in Prague is a big man, ...

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Maties men up for Berg challenge

Training Trio. Maties paddlers Carlisle Hartman, Dustin Starr and Evan Knight training at the Berg River Dam in preparation for the Berg River Canoe Marathon. “We are all KZN guys, with plenty of Dusis and Draks behind us, so the Berg is a totally new challenge," said Knight. Supplied/
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Paarl  – A core group of five students from the University of Stellenbosch has committed to taking on their 2017 Berg River Canoe Marathon, many of them Berg novices, undaunted by the distance of the four day race or the consequences of the drought ravaging the region. Maties canoe club captain Evan Knight says the group has been putting in ...

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Bouman and Russell take Surf Challenge titles

Nikki Russell runs up the beach to claim the women's title at the Bryte Surf Challenge on Sunday. Graham Topfoto/
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Durban – Surf iron man Matt Bouman used a retooled race strategy to canter to victory in the Bryte Surf Challenge surfski race on Sunday as he held off a strong field eager to capitalise on the flat surf conditions. After being pressurised heavily by the youngsters and canoeing marathoners last week, the experienced Epic Kayaks team paddler decided to ...

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Doubles action heats up Durban bay

The experienced pair of Matt Bouman (front) and Wade Krieger (back) took the title at the Bay Union Doubles Challenge, race three of the 2017 Bay Union Surfski Series. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – The Durban beachfront was awash with double surfskis for the uncharacteristic Thursday evening shoot-out at the Bay Union Doubles Challenge – Race Three of the 2017 Bay Union Surfski Series. Paddlers were appreciative at the juggling around of the calendar following the postponement of the King of the Bay due to large surf two weeks ago, and the ...

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Berg organisers commit to staging 2017 Berg

The Berg River Canoe Marathon from 12 to 15 July takes the paddlers from Paarl, through the Winelands into the Swartland and down to the Cape West Coast. John Hishin/
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Paarl – The organisers of the Berg River Canoe Marathon have moved to reassure paddlers that the event will go ahead, despite the crippling drought that is gripping the Western Cape. Water levels in the Berg river between Paarl and the lower tidal reaches of the river are extremely low, and the feeder dams are equally depleted. “We are committed ...

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Van der Walt & Hartley crowned King & Queen of the Bay

Nelo Kayaks/Jantext Paddles' Brandon van der Walt took homes the overall title at the Bay Union King of the Bay, race two of the 2017 Bay Union Surfski Series. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – Following a week’s delay the 2017 Bay Union King of the Bay took place on Sunday as Brandon van der Walt and South African sprint star Bridgette Hartley recorded wins in the respective men’s and women’s categories. In what appeared to be a very different men’s field from the usual Bay Union Surfski Series races, Brandon van der ...

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GREYLING CROWNED 2017 WARTRAIL CHAMPION

Pic Credit – Bruce Viaene

2016 SkyRun Champion, Christiaan Greyling, returned to his adventure racing roots this past weekend and took the championship title at the LedLenser Wartrail presented by Fluid held in the iconic Witteberg Mountains in Lady Grey. “I had a successful 3 days in the mountains this past weekend,” says Christiaan. “3 days of Adventures – a 60km mountain run not for ...

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Non-Stop to test the hardiest of Dusi souls

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Pietermaritzburg – With the dust of the well-trodden roads through the Valley of a Thousand Hills having just settled after a dramatic FNB Dusi, several hardy paddlers are preparing their assault on the annual Non-Stop Dusi Canoe Marathon presented by Lovemore Brothers on Friday. The ‘Dusi in a Day’ as it has become known is an onerous challenge run with ...

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MCGREGOR RACKS UP HIS NINTH SURFSKI SERIES TITLE

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PIETERMARITZBURG, 22 FEBRUARY 2017 – Eight-time World Marathon Champ and Jeep Team paddler, Hank McGregor, accentuated his racing class with a sixth back-to-back win,and the overall series title in the FNB Surfski Series in Durban on 14th February 2017. After missing the first race in the 10-leg series, McGregor took a firm grasp on the men’s title with his unbeaten run since he joined ...

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