Canoeing

Sharks fever bites Dusi paddlers

Paddling personality Dave Macleod (left), paddling star Jenna Ward (centre) and Cell C Sharks wing Tonderai Chavhanga (right) are excited about the 2015 Dusi Canoe Marathon as well as the chance to head to Growthpoint KINGS PARK after the finish at Blue Lagoon on Saturday as The Sharks take on the Emirates Lions later in the evening.   - Nick Tatham/
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Pietermaritzburg – In a repeat move that will bring a smile to weary Dusi Canoe Marathon paddlers faces as they cross the line at Blue Lagoon on Saturday, the Cell C Sharks will once again supply tickets to participants so they can enjoy a trip to Growthpoint KINGS PARK as their beloved Sharks take on the Emirates Lions in their ...

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Kime fires Drak Challenge warning shot

Dusi K1 champs Lance Kime, seen here leading Grant van der Walt through Glenhaven Rapid during last year's N3TC Drak Challenge - Anthony Grote/
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Underberg – Dusi K1 champ Lance Kime fired a warning shot over the bows of the other elite racers with an emphatic victory in the 45km one-day Cartime FastDrak held in tough low water conditions on the Umzimkulu River. The popular ultramarathon normally covers the full 65km course of the two-dayN3TC Drak Challenge but due to the sudden dearth of ...

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Change a Lifers dominate early Dusi season

The Computershare Change A Life Academy head coach Lucas Mthalane has been leading the academy from the front after registering top fives at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon - Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg –Overwhelming dominance by young rising stars paddler from the Computershare Change A Life Academy at the last two Dusi seeding races has hinted at a serious threat to top ten gold medal positions at the Dusi Canoe Marathon in February. The Change a Life Academy paddlers have been in good form early on in the Dusi season and one ...

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Change a Lifers target Ozzie Gladwin as true pre-Dusi season starter

Umpetha Challenge winner Sbonelo Khwela (EuroSteel) will be hoping for a solid start across Albert Falls Dam and fast portage in order to be in the mix to claim a maiden K1 title in Sunday's Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar. - Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – After a dominant showing at last weekend’s Vaal River Canoe Marathon, Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change a Life Academy paddlers are looking forward to going head-to-head with many of KwaZulu-Natal’s top elite river racers at Sunday’s Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar – the first major pre-Dusi event of the province’s river season. With four of the ...

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Birkett out to shake off Ozzie Gladwin bridesmaid tag

Andy Birkett negotiates Cradock Weir during the recent Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon. The Team Eurosteel athlete is aiming at ending his run of second places in the 2014 Ozzie Gladwin, presented by Parklane SuperSpar this weekend. - John Hishin/ Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – Four times Dusi champ Andy Birkett is eager to shake off his bridesmaid status at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar on Sunday 9 November after finishing in second place for three successive years. The former Under 23 World Champion regularly uses the 26km race, with its distinctive one kilometer long portage around the Albert ...

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Top KZN canoeing race honours Ozzie Gladwin

A massive field of paddlers will take part in the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, as a tribute to legendary timekeeper and canoeing administrator Ozzie Gladwin, pictured here (left) with his son Peter Gladwin at the finish of the 1962 Dusi.

Pietermaritzburg – On Sunday 9 November the biggest one day canoeing race of the year will attract a massive field to Albert Falls Dam for the 26km Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, which honours the contribution made to the sport by the late Ozzie Gladwin.Gladwin got involved in the heady days of the early Dusi Canoe Marathons, ...

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Guppy’s add exciting Ozzie Gladwin spin

With the main race taking the centre stage the Ozzie Gladwin, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, will also offer young paddlers the chance to cut their paddling teeth during the ever popular guppy race starting at Albert Falls Dam  - Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – One of the country’s premier one day canoeing races the Ozzie Gladwin, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, at the Albert Falls Dam on Sunday, 9 November will once again be preceded by the hugely popular Guppy race that showcases the emerging paddling stars of the future. Guppies are short stable single canoes ideal for introducing paddlers younger than 12 ...

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Ozzie Gladwin offers big cash incentives

Elite paddlers have welcomed the conformation of R67 000 in prize money for the 2014 Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, on the 9th of November  - Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – As a key seeding and form barometer for the Dusi Canoe Marathon the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane Superspar, on Sunday 9 November is dangling a substantial prize pool carrot of R67 000 to the region’s top river paddlers. The prestigious 26km race is widely regarded as the first serious gauge of form for the summer ...

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Change a Lifers sound strong Dusi warning

Computershare Change a Life Academy captain Lucas Mthalane produced a stellar race at the 2014 Umpetha Challenge, formally the NCC Development Race - Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change a Life Academy paddlers send a strong signal of intent in the build-up to the Dusi Canoe Marathon with a total domination of the Umpetha Challenge Dusi Qualifier on the weekend, securing seven of the top ten positions. The Dusi has long been a major focus for the Academy and as the first seeding ...

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