Tag Archives: Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon

Early season warning shots sounded as Dusi approaches

With a second at the Umpetha Challenge and a second at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane Superspar, Build it/Williams Hunt's Thulani Mbanjwa is winding back the clock and still proving that he can fight it out with the best in the business ahead of the 2017 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon in February. Anthony Grote/
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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

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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

With the 2016 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon season getting into full swing the ADreach pair of Len Jenkins and Siseko Ntondini will be looking to build on what has been a solid start at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane Superspar, on Sunday 29 November. Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

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

Euro Steel's Abby Solms (front) and MACSquad's Jenna Ward (back) hope to build on their recent Umpetha Challenge win when they take on the 2015 Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane Superspar on Sunday, 29 November.
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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

After three successive second place finishes, Andy Birkett won the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar. - Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

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

Umpetha Challenge winner Sbonelo Khwela (EuroSteel) will be hoping for a solid start across Albert Falls Dam and fast portage in order to be in the mix to claim a maiden K1 title in Sunday's Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar. - Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

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

Andy Birkett negotiates Cradock Weir during the recent Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon. The Team Eurosteel athlete is aiming at ending his run of second places in the 2014 Ozzie Gladwin, presented by Parklane SuperSpar this weekend. - John Hishin/ Gameplan Media

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

With the main race taking the centre stage the Ozzie Gladwin, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, will also offer young paddlers the chance to cut their paddling teeth during the ever popular guppy race starting at Albert Falls Dam  - Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

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

EuroSteel's Sbonelo Khwela anxiously awaits this year's Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, as he prepares for the early season portage test the race presents. = Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

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

Elite paddlers have welcomed the conformation of R67 000 in prize money for the 2014 Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, on the 9th of November  - Anthony Grote/
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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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