The N3TC Drak 2018 by numbers

0 – the number of compulsory portages on the race
1 – the number of international winners of the race – Max Hoff (Germany) in 2007
3 – the number of weirs on the race
3 – the number of times the race has been started at the Trout Hatcheries due to low water – 1997, 1999, 2007
3 – the number of athletes to have won three consecutive titles – Abby Solms, Hank McGregor and Andy Birkett
4 – the number of consecutive wins by defending champion Andy Birkett
4 – the number of paddlers aimimg to finish their 20th Drak
6 – the most number of men’s titles won – Ant Stott
7 – the most number of victories – Abby Solms
10,23 – the distance to Black Murray rapid, marking the end of the Valley of a Thousand Rapids
22 – the number of finishes by Colin Simpkins and Dave Macleod
23 – the record for the most Drak finishes – Owen Hemmingway
25 – the age of the Drak Challenge this year
36 – the number of paddlers to have finished 15 or more Drak Challenges
36 – the percentage of paddlers that finished the flooded inaugural race in 1994
48 – the number of padlers with nine finishes, poised to becoem Drak Trouts
63,492 – the total distance in kilometres of the whole race
149 – the number of Drak Trouts (paddlers with ten or more finishes)
1500 – the number of bottles of locally sourced spring water for the paddlers
2000 – the number of hamburger patties brought by the caterers
2171 – the number of paddlers that have done only one Drak Challenge
4632 – the total number of paddlers to have completed a Drak Challenge
9600 – cans of Hansa brought in the for the festivities
40 000 – the number of cubic metres of water ready to be released from Castleburn Dam

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