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Radio Soundbites – Berg River Canoe Marathon Stage One

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Nine time champion Hank McGregor took control of the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon over an altered first stage from Hermon to Bridgetown Dave Macleod has more IN: racing on a very low river… DUR:32″ OUT: Bridgetown Download the mp3 here: https://soundcloud.com/gameplanmedia/d1report Nine time Berg River Canoe Marathon champion Hank McGregor tells Kyle Gilham that he was happy with his opening ...

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McGregor & Beavitt dominate opening Berg encounter

Century City's Bianca Beavitt is well in control of the women's race of the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon after her stage one victory. - John Hishin/
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Bridgetown – Hank McGregor got his challenge for a record tenth Berg River Canoe Marathon title off to the perfect start on Wednesday when he raced to a sizeable victory in the four day race’s altered first stage from Hermon to Bridgetown while Cape Town’s Bianca Beavitt dominated the women’s opening clash. For only the second time in the races ...

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Radio Soundbites – Berg River Canoe Marathon Time Trial

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Nine time Berg River Canoe Marathon champion Hank McGregor gained a five second advantage following Tuesday’s Time Trial and the Team Jeep/Kayak Centre star told Nick Tatham that he was happy with how things went and is looking forward to four days of hard racing starting on Wednesday. IN: I felt strong… DUR: 01:13 OUT: One to watch… Download the ...

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Drama laced start to 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon

Following her second place finish in 2014 Western Cape paddler Bianca Beavitt has been working hard and is hoping that she can go one better at the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon from Paarl to Velddrif from 15-18 July.

Paarl – A desperately low river, altered race course, a strong international field and some significant last minute changes have set a dramatic scene for the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon that starts on Wednesday morning. The title race is being billed as a mouth-watering duel between nine times champion and current K1 and K2 world champion Hank McGregor (Jeep ...

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International flavour savours Durban Downwind Series finale

It was another dominant performance from Fenn Kayak's Michelle Burn who cruised to victory at the 2015 FNB Durban Downwind Surfski Race on Saturday which was the fifth and final race of the 2015 FNB Durban Downwind Series.

Durban – The final race of the 2015 FNB Durban Downwind Series saw some fantastic downwind conditions as paddlers made their way from La Mercy on the North Coast to the Marine Surf Lifesaving Club on Saturday with Australian Michael Booth narrowly claiming a beach sprint over Matt Bouman with Michelle Burn showing her class to claim victory in the ...

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Hank McGregor sneaks in entry for Berg 2015

Nine times champion Hank McGregor has decided to challenge for a record tenth title in the Berg River Canoe Marathon. - John Hishin/
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Paarl – One of the last normal entries to land in the Berg River Canoe marathon race officials email inbox was that of nine time winner and the current flatwater water marathon K1 and K2 world champion Hank McGregor, ending months of speculation about whether he would be back to challenge for another Berg title next week. McGregor, who has ...

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CHOC paddlers set out to honour Georges Willis

Langebaan based paddlers (from left) Rob Meintjes, Adrian Ceruti, and Angus Nel are preparing to compete in the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon with two other clubmates to honour the legacy of their friend Georges Willis, who passed away from bladder cancer shortly after the 2011 Berg. - Supplied/
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Paarl – When the big field of paddlers leaves Paarl at the start of the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon on 15 July, a group of five wearing cow-coloured kit will set out to honour the legacy of gutsy cancer sufferer Georges Willis and his courageous final Berg effort in 2011. Willis was diagnosed with advanced bladder cancer in late ...

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Solomon beats Berg entry deadline

Knysna Racing/Bamboo Warehouse's Graeme Solomon is one of the country's top elite men to have sent his entry into this year's Berg River Canoe Marathon that takes place from 15-18 July across organisers' desks ahead of the looming close of normal entries. John Hishin/Gameplan Media

Paarl – With just hours left before the close of normal entries for this year’s Berg River Canoe Marathon, veteran paddling ace and former race winner Graeme Solomon has confirmed his participation in the 54th edition of the 240km ultra-marathon from Paarl to Velddrif that takes place from 15-18 July. While the speculation surrounding nine time race winner Hank McGregor’s ...

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McGregor gets onto 2015 Durban Downwind scoreboard

Jeep Team/Epic Kayaks' Hank McGregor stormed to a comfortable victory the Zurich Pirates Umhlanga Pirates, race three of the 2015 FNB Durban Downwind Surfski Series. Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

Durban – South African paddling great Hank McGregor notched up his first win of the 2015 FNB Durban Downwind Surfski Series on Saturday when clinched victory in the Zurich Pirates Umhlanga Pirates clash while rowing convert Hayley Arthur claimed the women’s spoils. Having missed the five-leg series’ first two encounters on KZN’s South Coast McGregor was eager to put in ...

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2015 Berg laden with top quality international paddlers

Australian paddler Brendan Rice is no foreigner to South African rivers having tackled the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon in 2014 however he realises that the Berg River Canoe Marathon will be a completely different kettle of fish when the race gets underway in Paarl from 15-18 July. Jetline Action Photo/Gameplan Media

Paarl – With rumours abound that the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon could be one of the most competitive yet, the stakes have been raised with a number of international stars set to converge on the Western Cape to take on the gruelling four-day race from Paarl to Veldrif on the West Coast from 15 to 18 July. The five ...

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