Monthly Archives: March 2013

Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon – Day 3

GKCM day 3

What an incredible race. After 3 days, a couple of dead-heat sprints, some kick-ass white-water play and erm, boat loads of breathtaking Northern Cape scenery, #gkcm2013 came down to half a boat length … Although Andy Birkett took the final day, Jasper Mocke’s overall time came in at 1.5sec faster, allowing him to walk away [...]

Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon – Day 2

GKCM day 2

The second – and biggest and most beautiful – day at GKCM2013 unfolded under perfect Northern Cape skies today. The front bunch of Andy Birkett, Jasper Mocke and Ivan Kruger blasted off just after dawn, going head to head onto the portage at Neus Weir. The duke fest continued on the stretch through the dramatic [...]

Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon – Day 1

GKCM day 1

Huge day on the ‘Groot Rivier’, with a huge contingent of top SA paddlers taking on the first 32km of the Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon in temperatures peaking at well over 40 Degrees C towards midday. Andy Birkett weathered blistering pace to take Day 1 podium, with the incredible Michele Eray dominating the Ladies’ field. [...]

Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon – Day 0

GKCM day 0

Few jitters on day before the start of #gkcm2013. The field has grown by 300% since last year’s inaugural event, with more than 60 K1s, plus a good few K2s and K3s ready to line up for the biggest purse in SA River Paddling. All eyes will be on the front bunch tomorrow, with arguably [...]