Tag Archives: Berg River Canoe Marathon

No rest for McGregor with Dolphin Coast this weekend

Multiple Petrefuel Dolphin Coast Challenge winner Hank McGregor will have little time to recover from his recent Be3rg River Canoe Marathon when he races the two-day ocean race from 14-15 August. Durban – After coming second at the gruelling Berg River Canoe Marathon this past weekend, there is no time to rest for multiple Petrefuel Dolphin Coast Challenge winner Hank ...

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East London junior lifesaver Luke Swinney hailed a Berg hero

East London junior lifesaver Luke Swinney was part of a group of participants in the Berg River Canoe Marathon that saved the life of Siseko Ntondini on Sunday. Supplied/ Gameplan Media Velddrif – East London teenager Luke Swinney emerged as one of the heroes of the 2021 Berg River canoe marathon when he helped save the life of a fellow ...

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Drama-laced Berg belongs to the Birketts

Husband-and-wife paddling stars Andy and Nikki Birkett are the first married couple to win the Berg River Canoe Marathon. Velddrif – Andy Birkett prevailed to win the 60th edition of the Berg River canoe marathon while his wife Nikki Birkett won the women’s race but in sharply contrasting fashion. Andy Birkett grabbed a two minute lead on the second stage ...

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Heavy rains bode well for rescheduled Berg Marathon

Paul Marais battles with the full river during the 2019 Berg River Canoe Marathon. A series of cold fronts sweeping through the region has assured paddlers of a full river for the 2021 edition of the Berg River Canoe Marathon from 5 to 8 August. John Hishin/Gameplan Media Paarl – As the Western Cape feels the brunt of a trio ...

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Triple champ Jacques Theron itching to race the Berg again

One of only five male hat-trick winners in the 59 year history of the race, Jacques Theron is itching to race the 2021 Berg River Canoe Marathon from 5 to 8 August. John Hishin/Gameplan Media Paarl – Hat-trick champion Jacques Theron joined the impressive list of former winners to enter the Berg River canoe marathon from 5 to 8 August, ...

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Teulings set to resume Berg marathon bond

The Berg record for the most consecutive finishes belongs to Edgar Boehm, who did 45 consecutive Bergs. “I doubt that his record will ever be broken, he owns that one,” said Ralph Teulings, who has done 37 consecutive Berg marathons. John Hishin/Gameplan Media Paarl – After stumbling on the Berg River Canoe Marathon by chance veteran  paddler Ralph Teulings will ...

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Ultra Paddle replaces 2020 Berg River Canoe Marathon

Paarl – With the 2020 Berg River Canoe Marathon cancelled along with other sporting events due to the COVID-19 lockdown regulations, the race organisers have arranged a ground-breaking virtual race called the ”Ultra Paddle” that will allow canoeists around the world to be part of a show of solidarity, and share in the enthusiasm for the 59 year old classic ...

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Berg River Canoe Marathon fever hits Paarl

Paarl – Part of the international contingent of paddlers taking part in the Berg River Canoe Marathon that starts on Wednesday morning, Petr Mojžíšek of the Czech Republic and German Matthias Schmidt got a suitably warm welcome in Paarl as the cold front swept over the region bringing rains that be an important factor to the race. On hand to ...

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Hart & Kiwi Mowlem team up for Berg 2019

Paarl – Western Cape Under 23 paddling ace Anders Hart has headed off-shore to find his partner for the 2019 Berg River Canoe Marathon and found it in the form of New Zealand surfski star Andrew Mowlem for the four day epic from 3-6 July. Hart put through his entry for the race taking place in a few weeks but ...

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