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2019 Hansa Fish set for another cracking affair

Cradock – The 38th edition of the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon will sees the country’s strongest K2 combinations line up for a shot at the South African River Marathon Championship titles this Friday and Saturday. The two-day 82km showdown is often seen as the pinnacle of river marathon paddling in South Africa and with the added spice of a ...

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Biggest party in paddling filling up

Cradock – With just over three weeks to go until the 38th edition of the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon gets underway and race entries are streaming into race HQ as paddlers finalise their plans for their annual sojourn to the Klein Karoo from 27-28 September. Entries spread over the long course and short course K1, K2 and K3 categories ...

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Ward and Purchase up for Fish challenge

Cradock – 2019 will be a far cry from Jenna Ward and Kyeta Purchase’s first Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon together four years ago when they take on the two day roller coaster from Grassridge Dam to the Cradock Sports Complex on 27 and 28 September. 2015 saw Purchase taking on her first river marathon a week after she had ...

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Classy Solms and McGregor power to Hansa Fish titles

Cradock – The 2016 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon concluded at the Cradock Sports Complex on Saturday with a strong sense of déjà vu as a powerful end sprint saw Hank McGregor claim a record equaling seventh title from Andy Birkett whilst Abby Solms powered her way to victory in the women’s race. McGregor went into the final day of ...

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McGregor & Solms claim hard-fought 2016 Hansa Fish opening stage wins

Knutsford Farm – Nail-biting action at the sharp end of both the men’s and women’s race during Friday’s opening stage of the 2016 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon from Grassridge Dam to just below Knutsford Bridge saw defending champions Hank McGregor and Abby Solms claim the day’s spoils and bank invaluable advantages over their chasers in the race for this ...

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Richly talented field descends on Cradock for 2016 Hansa Fish

Cradock – A star studded field is ready to battle it out for the men’s and women’s spoils at this year’s Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon and the year’s South African K1 River Marathon Championship titles when the red-hot action from the 82km, two-day Eastern Cape event from Grassridge Dam to Cradock Sports Complex takes place on Friday and Saturday. ...

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Solms not fishing for records

Cradock – Four-time Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon champion Abby Solms will become the most decorated female competitor in the history of the prominent Eastern Cape event should she successfully defend her crown when this year’s race takes place in Cradock on 7 and 8 October. Having won the two-day event four times in the past five years, the 26 ...

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Local Louw braces for tough 2016 Hansa Fish

Cradock – K2 defending champion and hometown hero, Greg Louw is preparing for another gruelling two days of racing between Grassridge Dam and Cradock Sports Complex at this year’s Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon on 7 and 8 October. Knysna Racing/Merrell’s Louw claimed his first Hansa Fish title with doubles partner Andy Birkett in 2015 but is yet to finish ...

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Historic Hansa Fish decides 2015 SA K2 titles

Cradock – Greg Louw has written his name into the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon record books by becoming the first Eastern Cape paddler in seventeen years to win the event that doubled as the 2015 South African K2 Championships after he and Andy Birkett maintained their overnight lead while Abby Solms and Anna Kožíšková successfully defended their women’s title ...

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2015 Hansa Fish women’s race awash with talent

Cradock – The 2015 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon is fast shaping to be one of the hottest women’s clashes in recent history of the Eastern Cape’s major with the country’s top K2 women’s crews all vying for a coveted podium place. Defending champions Abby Solms (Kayak Centre) and Anna Kožíšková – formerly known as Anna Adamová – will be ...

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