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Day 1 of the 6th Swartland Canoe Marathon dawned to provide a beautiful balmy Western Cape winter’s day on the Berg River at Skooltjie Bridge. A strong group of contenders lined up in seeded rows in the first batch, with former winners Graeme Solomon and Pierre-André Rabie making up the local contingent with Edgar Boehm, [...]
The Swartland Canoe Marathon (doubling as the 2011 S.A. K1 River Marathon Championships) was held on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June, during a “window” of good weather (north west gale force wind, rain and a cold front for the 2 days before the event and the day after – how’s that for timing?) which [...]
In keeping with the spirit of the 2010 World Cup, at 10 am on Saturday 19 June the charismatic Peninsula Canoe Club Chairman, Mark Torrington, blew his vuvuzela to signal the start of the 2010 Swartland Canoe Marathon under perfect racing conditions: a full Berg River, brilliant sunshine, blue skies and no wind.
Day 2 of the 2 day, 91 km Men’s Health Swartland Canoe Marathon, begin with a slightly smaller field than day 2 (some 20 paddlers were unable to make the start having either failed to have made the cut-off on day one at the Hermon Bridge, or had damaged their canoes so severely, they were [...]
The 2nd Annual Men’s Health Swartland Canoe Marathon, got off to a good start this morning in perfect weather – cloudless sky and no wind, but on a low river which as to play havoc with most of the paddlers but which ended in a sprint finish between race favourite, Milnerton’s under 21 star, Lance [...]
For John Hayes of Dabulamanzi Canoe Club, Saturday 23 June will go down as a lucky day. As a competitor on the Men’s Health Swartland Canoe Marathon he could hardly have been luckier. Paddling along on day one of the event between Hermon farm and Hermon bridge, a gale force north westerly wind started gusting. [...]
SOLOMON TAKES NARROW WIN ON THE MEN’S HEALTH SWARTLAND CANOE MARATHON At the end of the Men’s Health Swartland Canoe Marathon Graeme Solomon, a former Isuzu Berg River marathon winner, of the host club Peninsula, held off a determined challenge from second placed and first under 21 paddler, Lance King from Milnerton Canoe Club who [...]
SOLOMON LEADS AFTER FIRST DAY OF THE MEN’S HEALTH SWARTLAND CANOE MARATHON At the end of the first day of the Men’s Health Swartland Canoe Marathon Graeme Solomon, a former Isuzu Berg River marathon winner, of the host club Peninsula, held a slender 1 second lead from second placed and leading under 21 paddler, Lance [...]