Bridgitte Hartley Set to Return to Challenge Drak Podium

After finishing in the top four in the last five races Bridgitte Hartley will be back to challenge for the women's title at the N3TC Drak Challenge on 28 and 29 January 2023. Photo: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

Olympic sprint medallist Bridgitte Hartley will return to the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg for her seventh N3TC Drak Challenge on 28 and 29 January 2023, with a totally new outlook on the challenging two-day canoeing race on the uMzimkhulu River.

Christie Mackenzie Fit and Firing for Dusi 2022

Christie Mackenzie (back) has recovered fully from Covid-19 and is fit and firing as she joins partner Jordan Peek (front) for the MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon from 17-19 February 2022. Photo: Anthony Grote / Gameplan Media

Following her strong result at the recent N3TC Drak Challenge and recovering from a bout of Covid-19, Christie Mackenzie is fit and firing to race at the 2022 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon starting on Thursday.

Canoeing SA Amends Calendar

President of Canoeing South Africa Kim Pople and the race organisers of the country's biggest Summer events have agreed to roll out the national calendar by five weeks amidst the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic that is gripping the country currently. Photo: Gameplan Media

Canoeing South Africa president Kim Pople confirms that the sports federation will amend its 2021 race calendar to ensure full compliance with lockdown restrictions to combat spread of the ongoing Covid-19 virus

Mackenzie Ready to Make Her Mark at Drak Challenge

Christie Mackenzie negotiates Glenhaven rapid during last year's race. Mackenzie says she is ready to make her mark at the 2021 Drak Challenge, from 30-31 January. Photo: Antony Grote/Gameplan Media

2019 Dusi Canoe Marathon champ Christie Mackenzie, is aiming for ultimate honours at the N3TC Drak Challenge at the end of January, and speaks about her desire to replicate defending champion Jenna Ward’s approach to the river