Canoeing

Birkett sounds early Berg warning

KwaZulu-Natal's Andy Birkett (EuroSteel) shocked a few as he clinched victory in Tuesday's Berg River Canoe Marathon time trial.

Paarl – Tuesday’s time trial gave participants and spectators alike their first glimpse of the form and focus of those likely to battle it out at the front of the men’s clash of the 53rd edition of Berg river Canoe Marathon when the pre-race time trial from Berg River Resort to Paarl Canoe Club took place. KwaZulu-Natal’s Andy Birkett showed ...

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Water release settles nerves ahead of 53rd Berg

After a dominant season Alex Adie will start as one of the top contenders for the women's title in the Berg River Canoe Marathon. However she will have to work hard to get the better of her twin sister Abby Adie.

Paarl – As the country’s top paddlers head for Paarl for the start of the Berg River Canoe marathon this week, the race organisers have assured them that a water release has been secured to top up the level of the Berg River that has dropped steadily in the past week. Since the heavy rains and snowfalls in the Cape ...

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Grand Master Lee McGregor back for 2014 Berg

Grand master Lee McGregor aims to go even better than his 2013 eighth placed effort when he takes on this year's Berg River Canoe Marathon from 16-19 July. - John Hishin/
Gameplan Media

Paarl – 62 year old Lee McGregor has had a change of heart and has set his sights on the 2014 Berg River Canoe Marathon from 16 to 19 July, hoping to improve on the staggering eighth place finish he produced last year. McGregor, the father to nine-time Berg champion and current World Marathon Champion Hank McGregor, stunned the race ...

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Andy Birkett entry adds spice to Berg title battle

U23 Canoe Marathon World Champ Andy Birkett (EuroSteel/Kayak Centre) has joined his 2014 Dusi-winning partner Sbonelo Zondi on the rapidly growing list of elite stars set to tackle this year's Berg River Canoe Marathon from 16-19 July. - Anthony Grote/
Gameplan Media

Cape Town – The race for the 2014 Berg River Canoe Marathon title from 16-19 July took on a new dimension when the entry of Under 23 Canoe Marathon World Champion and triple Dusi winner Andy Birkett was received at the race headquarters shortly before the closing of normal entries. The Pietermaritzburg-based Eurosteel/Kayak Centre star has been included in the ...

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