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Entries open for N3TC Drak Challenge

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Underberg – Entries have opened for the 26th edition of the N3TC Drak Challenge canoe marathon in the Southern Drakensberg on 19 and 20 January, with the event retaining its status on the International Canoe Federation’s Classic Series. With the approach of regular summer rainfalls paddlers are eyeing the water levels in the popular 62km stretch of the Umzimkhulu River ...

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Siblings set to take each other on at Drak Challenge

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Underberg – Brothers Alan and Andrew Houston and sisters Jordan and Cana Peek might be partners for the upcoming FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon in February, but come the N3TC Drak Challenge on 20 and 21 January they will be staunch adversaries on the uMzimkhulu River. “Drak is such a prestigious race in KZN, and my favourite K1 race of the ...

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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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