Evergreen Van Deventer takes aim at Berg No.49

When the entries opened online for the 2018 Berg River Canoe Marathon, there should have been no surprises that the first entry lodged came from the evergreen Giel Van Deventer, aiming to extend his record as the paddler to have completed the most races in this iconic event’s history. Van Deventer, now 68 years old, will win his 49th Berg[…]

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Berg Marathon tables low river plan for 2018

With the Western Cape still firmly in the grips of the four year-long drought, the organisers of the 57th edition of the annual Berg River Canoe Marathon are determined to stage their annual classic race from 12 to 15 July, even if it requires some lateral thought. “We managed to stage a successful race last year, despite the severity of[…]

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Shake up to Berg racing format

Entries for the boldly revamped Berg River Canoe Marathon opened this week, with the organisers offering two tiers of entries for the new team format that will govern the competitive element of the famous four day race from Paarl to the West Coast fishing town of Velddrif from 11 to 14  July. The title will now be decided in  a[…]

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