Tag Archives: Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon

Early season warning shots sounded as Dusi approaches

Pietermaritzburg – At the conclusion of the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane Superspar this past weekend, the front-runners for February’s FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon have started to emerge with the early season form guide showing that the pre-Dusi favourites are well on course for a positive result in eleven weeks’ time. With the nationwide drought yet to relinquish ...

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Ozzie Gladwin a key pre-Dusi hit out for many

Pietermaritzburg – A fiery contest awaits participants of Sunday’s 2015 Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane Superspar as most of next year’s FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon top contenders look to challenge for the coveted title and put in a strong showing at the key Dusi seeding race. Starting on the picturesque Albert Falls Dam, paddlers complete a 4km flat ...

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Ozzie Gladwin hero Jenkins & Ntondini primed for Dusi season

Pietermaritzburg – The fledgling partnership of marathon racing kingpin Len Jenkins and Siseko Ntondini is blossoming into a force to be reckoned with and with the best ever record at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane Superspar, Jenkins will hope that the pair can continue their good form on Sunday. Although the race does not take place on ...

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Solms looking forward to continuing Ward combo at Ozzie Gladwin

Pietermaritzburg – Buoyed by their recent success on debut, Abby Solms and Jenna Ward have set their sights on adding a Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane Superspar victory to their recent Umpetha Challenge title. Solms is set to tackle the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon in February with now regular K2 partner Anna Kožíšková of the Czech Republic while young ...

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Birkett finally bags Ozzie Gladwin title

Pietermaritzburg – Andy Birkett ended a three year spell as the bridesmaid by finally bagging the Ozzie Gladwin presented by Parklane SuperSpar title, outduelling his Dusi Canoe Marathon winning partner Sbonelo Khwela, while Laura O’Donoghue raced away from a strong field to claim a dominant victory in the women’s race on Sunday. The men’s race was a fascinating showdown between ...

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Change a Lifers target Ozzie Gladwin as true pre-Dusi season starter

Pietermaritzburg – After a dominant showing at last weekend’s Vaal River Canoe Marathon, Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change a Life Academy paddlers are looking forward to going head-to-head with many of KwaZulu-Natal’s top elite river racers at Sunday’s Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar – the first major pre-Dusi event of the province’s river season. With four of the ...

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Birkett out to shake off Ozzie Gladwin bridesmaid tag

Pietermaritzburg – Four times Dusi champ Andy Birkett is eager to shake off his bridesmaid status at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar on Sunday 9 November after finishing in second place for three successive years. The former Under 23 World Champion regularly uses the 26km race, with its distinctive one kilometer long portage around the Albert ...

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Guppy’s add exciting Ozzie Gladwin spin

Pietermaritzburg – One of the country’s premier one day canoeing races the Ozzie Gladwin, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, at the Albert Falls Dam on Sunday, 9 November will once again be preceded by the hugely popular Guppy race that showcases the emerging paddling stars of the future. Guppies are short stable single canoes ideal for introducing paddlers younger than 12 ...

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Khwela nervous ahead of Ozzie Gladwin portage tester

Pietermaritzburg – 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon K2 champion Sbonelo Khwela will start as a popular favourite for this year’s Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane SuperSpar on Sunday 9 November, but openly admits that he is well short of his best form when running with a boat. The 26 year-old EuroSteel athlete is arguably the best in the business ...

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Ozzie Gladwin offers big cash incentives

Pietermaritzburg – As a key seeding and form barometer for the Dusi Canoe Marathon the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane Superspar, on Sunday 9 November is dangling a substantial prize pool carrot of R67 000 to the region’s top river paddlers. The prestigious 26km race is widely regarded as the first serious gauge of form for the summer ...

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