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Former champs lock horns at 2016 Breede

2015 Breede River Canoe Marathon winners Graeme Solomon (front) and Stu MacLaren (back) will team up with Greg Louw and Jasper Mocké respectively for this year's which takes place on 3 and 4 September with the two crews likely to go head-to-head for this year's title.
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Robertson – No fewer than nine former Breede River Canoe Marathon winners since the turn of the millennium will line-up for this year’s edition of the two-day river race from Robertson to Swellendam when the action gets underway on Saturday. Last year’s winners, Graeme Solomon and Stu MacLaren will combine with Greg Louw and Jasper Mocké respectively this time around, ...

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MacLaren & Mocké strike-up surprise combination for Breede showdown

The Euro Steel team mates Jasper Mocké (left) and Stu MacLaren have teamed up for the 2016 Breede River Canoe Marathon on 3 and 4 September. John Hishin/
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Robertson – Defending champion Stuart MacLaren has thrown the cat amongst the pigeons by taking up the 2016 Breede River Canoe Marathon challenge on 3 and 4 September with another former winner, and Euro Steel team mate, Jasper Mocké, ending chances of defending the title he won with veteran stalwart Graeme Solomon last year. The new combination with Mocké is ...

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Solomon seeks five at 2016 Breede

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Robertson – Graeme Solomon is looking forward to getting his Breede River Canoe Marathon title defence underway with yet another new doubles partner, Greg Louw when this year’s race from Robertson to Swellendam in the Western Cape takes place on 3 and 4 September. Cape Town’s Solomon – who claimed the 2015 spoils with Euro Steel’s talented Stu MacLaren – ...

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Beavitt using Breede as vital Worlds prep

Century City/Pink Lady's Bianca Beavitt hopes the upcoming 2016 Breede River Canoe Marathon from Robertson to Swellendam in the Western Cape will serve as good distance training ahead of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Germany in September. John Hishin/
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Robertson – As the 2016 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Germany begins to loom large, Team South Africa’s Bianca Beavitt has singled out the upcoming Breede River Canoe Marathon as the ideal opportunity to get miles under her belt in the build up to the marathon showpiece in Europe in September. Beavitt, who won the women’s K3 titles at ...

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MacLaren & Mocké strike-up surprise combination for Breede showdown

The Euro Steel team mates Jasper Mocké (left) and Stu MacLaren have teamed up for the 2016 Breede River Canoe Marathon on 3 and 4 September. John Hishin/
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Robertson – Defending champion Stuart MacLaren has thrown the cat amongst the pigeons by taking up the 2016 Breede River Canoe Marathon challenge on 3 and 4 September with another former winner, and Euro Steel team mate, Jasper Mocké, ending chances of defending the title he won with veteran stalwart Graeme Solomon last year. The new combination with Mocké is ...

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Defending champs reign supreme at 2016 Berg

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Velddrif – Hank McGregor entrenched his status as the undisputed champion of the Berg River Canoe Marathon by wrapping up a tactically brilliant overall victory while Bianca Beavitt defended her women’s title in a gusty display of determination when the race ended in Velddrif on the West Coast on Saturday. Holding a seven minute advantage going into the final stage ...

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Drama aplenty sorts out the Berg stage two field

Following a slow start on the opening day Mac Squad's Jenna Ward made a solid charge into second place in the women's race after the second stage of the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon on Thursday. John Hishin/
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McGregor’s major competition, Simon van Gysen and Adrian Boros, needed to make up some significant time on the second stage in order to put the 10-time champion under pressure however McGregor received a nasty gash on his forehead after he connected with a tree branch which threatened to derail his pursuit for an unprecedented eleventh title. “That’s the Berg for ...

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Circumspect start to Berg 2016

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Zonquasdrift – An unseasonably warm winter’s day in the Swartland for the first stage of the Berg River Canoe Marathon was matched with some heated racing on tough low water river conditions that eventually saw defending champions Hank McGregor and Bianca Beavitt set up overnight leads after the 62km first stage. With an eleventh Berg title in his sights McGregor ...

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McGregor and Beavitt lay down Berg time trial marker

Having missed out on the 2015 edition of the race Simon van Gysen returned with a positive second place at the opening time trial of the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon on Tuesday, 12 July. John Hishin/
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Paarl – Both defending champions signalled their intentions by winning the traditional pre-Berg River Canoe Marathon time trial with Hank McGregor and Bianca Beavitt leading the charge in their respective divisions before the four day race-proper begins on Wednesday, 13 July from Paarl Canoe Club. The 3,5 kilometre time-trial is set out to front row seeding for the first stage ...

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