Robertson - With the last ripples having hardly
settled on Camps Drift after the ICF World Marathon Championships in
Pietermaritzburg, a sizeable number of local and overseas athletes who were in
action at the global showcase will be travelling to the Western Cape for the
50th edition of the Breede River Canoe Marathon this weekend.
Cape female pacesetter Liz Hart, who raced several races in the Masters Cup,
will be teaming up with Danish masters paddler Pernille Stenum.
Australian Mike Leverett, who won the gold medal in the Sub Masters K1
category, will also be on the start line, teaming up with Brett Brauteseth.
Throw into that mix several local racers who have returned from the cauldron of
Camps Drift and the racing is sure to be highly competitive.
The women's K2 masters gold medal winners Kim Peek and Marion Young have also
entered, as have their male counterparts Rob McLean and Andre Hawarden, the
silver medallists in the Sub Great Grandmasters K2 race.
Interestingly, another successful former world champs title contender Simon van
Gysen has also entered.
The professional scuba diver is back home from his
contract travels abroad and has entered the race in a K1.
The 2017 Breede River Canoe Marathon takes place from Robertson to Swellendam
on September 16 and 17.