Birkett and Adie defend their Drak titles

In a rare paddling double Andy Birkett and Abby Adie successfully defended their men’s and women’s titles at the N3TC Drak Challenge on the tough 38km second stage from Swartberg bridge to Early Mists Farm on Sunday. Birkett (Team Eurosteel) started the final stage on an energy-sapping low Umzimkulu River with a two minute lead