Birkett, Solms bask in Drak Challenge glory

2019-01-20 16:27

Andy Birkett recorded his sixth consecutive Drak Challenge title while Abby Solms continued her dominance by winning an eighth Drak crown.

Super Trouts set for Drak Challenge

2019-01-14 13:37

The Drak Challenge's loyal supporters start in the privileged Trout Batch are taking stock of the number of races they have completed.

Birkett out to maintain stellar Drak Challenge record

2019-01-08 14:12

Fve-time winner Andy Birkett will be eyeing a sixth straight win at the Drak Challenge this month and a place in the race's history books.

Drak team entry option gets thumbs up

2018-12-24 13:44

Paddlers entering the Drak Challenge will have the option of entering in a team following confirmation that they will retain the format.

Drak Day 1 lives up to expectations

2018-01-20 13:49

The fickle weather left the uMzimkulu River running very low, forcing the organisers to shorten day one of the 2018 Drak Challenge.

4 stalwarts take aim at 20th Drak Challenge finishes

2018-01-15 14:17

Owen Hemmingway aims to extend his record for the most finishes in the Drak Challenge and there are four stalwarts aiming to join the elite quartet.

Boros back for another bite at the Drak Challenge

2017-12-28 11:50

Hungarian canoeing ace Adrián Boros has added his name to the entry for the Drak Challenge, which starts at Castleburn and finishes Early Mist Farm.

Dutch star throws Drak women's race wide open

2017-11-23 11:32

The stakes in the women’s race of the Drak Challenge canoe marathon have been raised by the news that top Dutch river racer Eef Haase has entered.

Birkett claims Drak Challenge

2017-01-22 19:01

Andy Birkett scooped his fourth Drak Challenge title as he outsprinted reigning world champion Hank McGregor to line honours.

Paddlers gearing up for exciting Drak Challenge

2017-01-19 15:44

As the summer rains replenish water stocks throughout the Drakensberg, paddlers from all over the country will journey to Underberg for the Drak Challenge.


Low river adds drama to Drak Challenge showdown

2019-01-17 17:57

A star-studded field will gather in Underberg this weekend for the 26th edition of the Drak Challenge canoe marathon.

Drak victory on Mackenzie's radar

2019-01-10 13:03

Young Christie Mackenzie is moving in the right direction at the Drak Challenge and 2019 could see her push for much higher honours in the race.

Spanish star Vega set for Drak Challenge debut

2019-01-02 14:38

Spanish racer Kiko Vega has shaken up the upcoming Drak Challenge by discreetly slipping in an entry for the event on the uMzimkhulu River.

Birkett races into the Drak record books

2018-01-22 11:04

Andy Birkett bagged a fifth consecutive win at the Drak Challenge to equal Ant Stott's record for the most overall race wins.

Absorbing ladies tussle expected at Drak Challenge

2018-01-16 11:55

A showdown is looming as a strong field of female paddlers square off in what is likely to be a tussle for the vacant Drak Challenge women's title.

McGregor hits form ahead of Drak Challenge

2018-01-02 19:48

Ten-time world champion Hank McGregor showed ominous signs of his best form in the build-up to the important Drak Challenge.

Team racing makes its debut at the Drak Challenge

2017-12-19 11:43

The Drak Challenge has added a team event to its race options, allowing paddlers to enter as two K1 craft, and enjoy the popular two-day outing

'Hooked' Birkett back for another Drak Challenge

2017-11-14 12:28

Four-time champion Andy Birkett has committed himself to returning to the Drak Challenge next year motivated by his deep love for racing.

McGregor edges Birkett in Drak opener

2017-01-21 14:06

The 2017 Drak Challenge saw Hank McGregor win a sprint to the line against Andy Birkett in the opening stage.

Big guns converge for Drak Challenge showdown

2017-01-18 15:33

The Drak Challenge is set to get underway in spectacular fashion as a star-studded field of some of the worlds top river paddlers square up.

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