Canoeists brave the cold and damp

2008-09-22 00:00

On Friday evening in cold and damp but thankfully calm conditions, Doug Bird and Nick Burden came from behind to win the Bell Equipment Clean Water Nite Race at Midmar Dam from Shaun Griffin and Stuart Clifton.

Sub-veterans Kevin Murray and Shane Millward were third, two-and-a-half minutes further back.

Juniors Robyn Kime and Emma Horner had a comfortable win over the Oliver sisters, Lorna and Kirsten. Lance Kime and Matthew Dean won the boys’ race, with Andrew Birkett in second place in a K1.

On Sunday the sun made a welcome return for the Nagle Dam Challenge at Lembethe Canoe Club.

Shane Price won the race in a K1, with Kime and Dean repeating their performace in the boys’ category and taking second place overall. Nkosi Mzolo, paddling for Soweto Canoe Club in Gauteng, took third place in his home territory.

All the top women in the race were paddling K1s and Hillary Pitchford took the honours after a race-long tussle with Lauren Symons. Kate March was third.

Results

Bell Equipment Nite Race

1. Doug Bird and Nick Burden MMS-TUK 1:01:57,

2. Shaun Griffin and Stuart Clifton UKN-KIN 1:01:58,

3. Kevin Murray and Shane Millward(SV) NAT 1:04:35.

Women

1. Robyn Kime and Emma Horner UKN-NAT 1:10:21,

2. Lorna and Kirsten Oliver NAT 1:15:42, 3. Lauren Symons(1st K1) KIN 1:17:09

Boys

1. Lance Kime and Matthew Dean NAT-MIC 1:05:02, Andrew Birkett MAR(1st K1) 1:10:41, 3. Owen Gandar and Cameron Lindsay MIC 1:19:45

1st U16 Lindsay Davis TWC 1:22:17

1st U21 Lizwe and Zonele Nzuza LEM 1:07:06

1st V Ant Wewege and Colin Burden NAT 1:10:20

1st SM Peter Griffin and Paul Smit NAT 1:12:36

1st MD Michael de Villiers and Cathy Spires NAT 1:10:22

Nagle Dam Challenge

1. Shane Price KIN 1:09:59, 2. Lance Kime and Matthew Dean(1st Jnrs) NAT-MIC 1:11:46, 3. Nkosi Mzolo(U21) SOW 1:14:15.

Women

1. Hillary Pitchford NAT 1:21:29, 2. Lauren Symons KIN 1:23:29, 3. Kate March UMF 1:29:59.

1st U14 Donovan Wewege MAR 1:23:27

1st U16 Hazel Little and Kaitlyn Millar EPW 2:01:33

1st SV Marc Germiquet UMZ 1:16:56

1st V Graeme Pope-Ellis and Ant Wewege KIN-NAT 1:15:02

1st SM Brian and Solly Peckett NAT-EPW 1:33:17

1st M Rob McInnery UMZ 1:36:16

1st GM Len Jenkins NAT 1:44:24

1st MD Michael de Villiers and Cathy Spires NAT 1:20:31

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