Drak team entry option gets thumbs up

Paddlers entering the N3TC Drak Challenge in partnership with FNB will have the option of entering in a team following confirmation from the race organisers that they will retain the format that was introduced as an experiment last year. The concept is largely social and allows two paddlers to enter as a team and opt


Bridgitte Hartley eyes Drak Challenge title

Olympic medallist Bridgitte Hartley has set her sights on adding the women’s title at the N3TC Drak Challenge, in partnership with FNB, to her CV, as her foothold on the domestic river marathon scene strengthens after a successful 2018 season. She impressed winning the recent Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon in Cradock, making her the


The Parlotones to headline FNB Drak Music Experience

Athletes and their families in Underberg for the FNB Drak Adventure Weekend are in for a musical treat on Saturday afternoon 19 January, following the announcement of a stellar line-up for the second FNB Drak Music Experience at the Underberg Country Club. The concert pulls together athletes and their seconders and families in the Southern


Berg rains herald the start of ‘Drak Season’

With entries for the N3TC Drak Challenge canoe marathon, in partnership with FNB, starting to arrive at the race office, paddlers are eyeing the arrival of the summer rains that herald the start of what has become known as “Drak Season” in the Southern Drakensberg. The organising club, Canyon Kayak Club, has expanded the events


Underberg paddlers work for river ecology

As canoeists return to the uMzimkhulu River that runs through Underberg after the onset of the summer rains they will notice several important changes resulting from the ongoing ecological drive to manage problems facing the river ecosystem. During the winter when the river runs very low, tree fellers have been hard at work in the


Jenna Ward to jet back for Drak defence

As paddlers start to enter the 2019 edition of the N3TC Drak Challenge canoe marathon, in partnership with FNB, in the Southern Drakensberg on 19 and 20 January, defending women’s champ Jenna Ward has confirmed she will race back from the northern hemisphere to try and retain her title Ward will return from holidaying in


Entries open for N3TC Drak Challenge

Entries have opened for the 26th edition of the N3TC Drak Challenge canoe marathon in the Southern Drakensberg on 19 and 20 January, with the event retaining its status on the International Canoe Federation’s Classic Series. With the approach of regular summer rainfalls paddlers are eyeing the water levels in the popular 62km stretch of