Tag Archives: Berg River Canoe Marathon

Elation for Solomon & Boros after first Berg team title

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Velddrif – Last year’s champion and runner-up Team Bamboo Warehouse’s Adrian Boros and Graeme Solomon made history when they became the first team to win the Berg River Canoe Marathon in Velddrif on Saturday. It was a day of records for 45 year-old Solomon who ended an incredible 17 year drought to win the race for a second time while ...

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Pre-race favourites come to the fore on Berg stage one

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Zonquasdrift – It was far from smooth sailing for Team Bamboo Warehouse’s Graeme Solomon and his Hungarian partner Adrian Boros, however their class shone through as they cantered to a 90 second advantage after the first stage of the 2018 Berg River Canoe Marathon on Wednesday. The pre-race favourites started strongly and developed a healthy lead in the first quarter ...

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Berg stepping into a new dawn in 2018

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Paarl – As the 57th edition of the Berg River Canoe Marathon dawns, organisers, paddlers and supporters are excited by the new team format that has been adopted for the four day odyssey from Paarl to Velddrif from 11-14 July. The two-paddler team format that has been introduced in 2018 follows the trend of mountain bike and adventure racing stage ...

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Change a Life duo set for tough Berg team test

Mthobisi Cele (pictured) will join up with good friend and Martin Dreyer Change a Life Academy team mate Mpilo Zondi in the new team format for the 2018 Berg River Canoe Marathon in the Western Cape from 11-14 July 2018. John Hishin/
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Durban – With teams beginning to assemble for the upcoming Berg River Canoe Marathon, which has taken on a mountain bike-like team format for the first time this year, Martin Dreyer’s Change a Life Academy has been sponsored an entry by Capensis for the race from 11-14 July. The impressive Change a Life duo of Mthobisi Cele and Mpilo Zondi ...

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2018 Berg River Canoe Marathon

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Sweeping changes have been approved for the 2018 edition of the Berg River Canoe Marathon, which will be held from Wednesday 11 July to Saturday 14 July 2018. The organisers of the race are banking on the arrival of the winter rainfall to fill the Berg River in time for the annual odyssey from Paarl to Velddrif on the West ...

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Sweeping changes for Berg Canoe Marathon

Sweeping changes have been approved for the Berg River Canoe Marathon, including its conversion to a team event, and the scrapping of the pre-race time trial. John Hishin/
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Paarl – Sweeping changes have been made to the format of the iconic Berg River Canoe Marathon that will take place from Paarl to Velddrif from 11 to 14 July 2018, modernising the race and adapting to suggestions from its paddlers. The biggest change is the conversion of the race, which has been a solo challenge since its inception in ...

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Final changes made to 2017 Berg

With a lean field expected to take on the 2017 Berg River Canoe Marathon in 2017, Hungarian Marathon ace Adrián Boros looks set to take on the favourites tag for the four-day journey from Paarl to Velddrif from 12-15 July. John Hishin/
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Paarl – After the cold front that made landfall over the Western Cape this past weekend failed to make any significant impact on the level of the Berg River, the organisers of the Berg River Canoe Marathon have confirmed changes to the race route for the four day classic from 12 to 15 July. The first stage from Paarl will ...

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Rains set to bolster Berg River stock

With a cold front approaching the Western Cape this weekend, Berg River Canoe Marathon organisers are hoping that this rain will mean that the race can follow its traditional route from Paarl to Velddrif from 12-15 July.
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Paarl – The fate of the 2017 Berg River Canoe Marathon hangs in the balance as a well-timed cold front makes landfall in the Boland on Sunday, with expected rains that could rescue what is looking to be a very tough four day outing on a low river. With the Western Cape still in the grip of the drought that ...

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Alternative routes being considered for Berg

Organisers of the Berg River Canoe Marathon from 12-15 July are considering changes to the first two stages forced on them low water conditions forced on them by the severe drought, and an increase in trees blocks and vegetation growth on the upper reaches of the river. Mouton van Zyl/
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Paarl – With the 56th running of the iconic Berg River Canoe Marathon just over two weeks away, the race organisers are considering major changes to the race route caused by vegetation and low water problems. With the region still firmly in the grips of the drought, the very low level of water in the Berg River system has left ...

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