Canoeing: Midmar mini-marathon

2009-11-06 00:00

THERE is just one canoe race this weekend, the Hi-Q Midmar Mini-Marathon at Midmar Dam on Sunday.

With Dusi preparation firmly in mind, the main race will begin at 9 am from Orient Park and covers a 23 km course that includes a total of seven kilo­metres of Dusi-style portaging.

There will be a Guppy race at 9.30 am and the organisers, Fezela Canoe Club, are hoping for a repeat of the excellent Guppy entries at both the Ozzie Gladwin and Ngwenya races over the last two weeks.

There is also the first-ever “World K3 Championships” for those who don’t like running. The K3s will cover a 25 km paddling course, the same as the main race but skipping, or almost skipping, the portages.

Instead of proper portages, one member of each K3 will be required to jump out at the portage starts, run as fast as possible around a token 100 metre loop and then carry on with the paddle.

There will be a gate entry of R25 at Orient Park that will also entitle seconds to enter at the main entrance of Midmar to follow their paddlers on the big portage from Hobi Point to the Cascades.

There will be full catering available at the start/finish venue, and the race is perfect for a family day at the dam.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.