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Rains arrive to ease pressure on drought struck Drak

After a summer-long drought that has left the Mzimkhulu River running pitifully low, a perfectly placed thunderstorm has filled the river ten days before the popular N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon, rekindling the possibility of the high waters experienced on the race in 2013. Anthony Grote/
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Underberg – A perfectly placed Drakensberg downpour has dramatically eased the pressure on the organisers of the N3TC Drak Challenge on 23 and 24 January after months of dismally low water levels in the uMzimkhulu due to the ravages of the El Niño fuelled drought that is gripping the country. With ten days to go to the 2016 race, the ...

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Birkett back to defend his Drak title

Euro Steel's Andy Birkett has confirmed he will be back to defend his title at the N3TC Drak Challenge on 23 and 24 January 2016. Anthony Grote/
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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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