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Czech star Mojžíšek back for another Berg crack

Czech Republic's Petr Mojžíšek will return to the Berg River Canoe Marathon for the second time when he hits the water in Paarl from 12-15 July 2017. Kassie Karsten/
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Paarl – Respected Czech Republic marathon paddler Petr Mojžíšek has added his name to the entry list for the upcoming Berg River Canoe Marathon, joining Hungarian former world champion Adrián Boros in a strong looking international team heading for the four day classic from 12 to 15 July. The 40 year-old veteran from Jesenice in Prague is a big man, ...

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Maties men up for Berg challenge

Training Trio. Maties paddlers Carlisle Hartman, Dustin Starr and Evan Knight training at the Berg River Dam in preparation for the Berg River Canoe Marathon. “We are all KZN guys, with plenty of Dusis and Draks behind us, so the Berg is a totally new challenge," said Knight. Supplied/
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Paarl  – A core group of five students from the University of Stellenbosch has committed to taking on their 2017 Berg River Canoe Marathon, many of them Berg novices, undaunted by the distance of the four day race or the consequences of the drought ravaging the region. Maties canoe club captain Evan Knight says the group has been putting in ...

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Berg organisers commit to staging 2017 Berg

The Berg River Canoe Marathon from 12 to 15 July takes the paddlers from Paarl, through the Winelands into the Swartland and down to the Cape West Coast. John Hishin/
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Paarl – The organisers of the Berg River Canoe Marathon have moved to reassure paddlers that the event will go ahead, despite the crippling drought that is gripping the Western Cape. Water levels in the Berg river between Paarl and the lower tidal reaches of the river are extremely low, and the feeder dams are equally depleted. “We are committed ...

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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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Berg 2016 set for enthralling showdown

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Paarl – With the men’s race for the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon crown being billed as one of the most competitive in the modern era, the women’s race received a timely boost when 2013 champion Jenna Ward lodged an eleventh hour entry to up the ante amongst the classy women’s field for the race starting on Wednesday, 13 July. ...

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River levels not a concern ahead of Berg 2016

AQRate's Louw van Riet and the rest of the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon field are breathing easier than they were this time twelve months ago as the Berg River looks set to serve up a low yet manageable water level for this year's clash from Paarl to Velddrif from 13-16 July.

Paarl – Paddlers that have entered the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon which takes place from Paarl to Velddrif are keeping a keen eye on weather forecasts and river levels leading up to the 240km race’s start Wednesday, 13 July. The good news for the highly competitive 2016 field is that there is significantly more water in the Berg River ...

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