Murray a shooting Starr at FastDrak

Murray Starr sounded an early warning shot ahead of the N3TC Drak Challenge by winning the tough FastDrak ultramarathon that covers the entire two-day Drak Challenge route in one paddle. The cheerful Stellenbosch University paddler took full advantage of the excellent water conditions to canter home six minutes clear of the on-form Maritzburg College schoolboy


Holidaying Ward hunts Drak Challenge podium

2016 runner-up Jenna Ward will be hoping that two weeks in Thailand shortly before the 2017 N3TC Drak Challenge canoe marathon will help more than hinder her performance at the two day contest that takes place on the uMzimkhulu River in the Southern Drakensberg on 21 and 22 January. While Ward’s Euro Steel team mate


Jenkins wildcard for Drak

When the field set off for the start of the KZN Mixed Doubles champs on the uMzimkhulu River on Sunday there were a few raised eyebrows, as triple N3TC Drak Challenge champion, Len Jenkins arrived at the start venue of Swartberg Road bridge. The Durban based racer had completed the 26 kilometre trip through the


Drak marshalls brush up river rescue skills

With the N3TC Drak Challenge just weeks away, and the influx of holiday makers leading to a significant increase on recreational users of the uMzimkhulu River, the local marshalls club has completed a river rescue refresher course to enable them to best deal with any crisis that might emerge. The N3TC Drak Challenge is ably


Abby Solms set to become ultimate Drak champ

Pietermaritzburg ace paddler Abby Solms will become the most successful paddler of all time at the competitive and popular N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon on 21 and 22 January if she completes her seventh win in the women’s race in 2017. The 27 year old Team Euro Steel star has five back-to-back wins in the


River stars planning Underberg training sojourn

  Despite some destructive storms, many of the dams and rivers in KwaZulu-Natal are still desperately low as the region struggles with the aftermath of the La Niña drought, forcing many canoeists to look to the mountain waters of the Mzimkhulu for their training for the upcoming N3TC Drak Challenge and the FNB Dusi Canoe