Tag Archives: Andy Birkett

Birkett back to defend his Drak title

Underberg – Two-time defending N3TC Drak Challenge champion Andy Birkett has confirmed that he will be back to contest the 2016 edition of the two-day race on 23 and 24 January, saying that he will be ready for whatever conditions the Southern Drakensberg weather throws at him. “I am amped!” said Birkett. “It seems to have crept up on me ...

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Birkett grabs Marathon World Cup medal in Germany

Brandenburg, Germany – Andy Birkett’s international marathon star continues to rise after racing to a silver medal at the season-opening ICF Marathon World Cup at a sweltering  Brandenburg an den Havel regatta course. Birkett was locked in a three boat tussle as they turned for the short final lap with Hungarian Adam Petro and Belgian Dries Corrijn. Their run into ...

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McGregor seizes early mental edge at 2015 Berg time trial

Paarl – Tuesday’s shortened time trial from Paarl Canoe Club to Dal Josefat Weir has paved the way for a fascinating 54th edition of the Berg River Canoe Marathon that gets underway on Wednesday with nine time race winner Hank McGregor edging out defending champion Andy Birkett by a slender five seconds. A recent rule revision by the organisers will ...

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Birkett sounds early Berg warning

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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