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International competition at its best!

The world cups for 2016 had most paddlers competing for rights to represent their country in a boat for the Rio Olympics and some still trying to qualify a place. The European qualifier was brutal in some aspects but exciting for the ones who clinched the places. I was happy for my friends who made […]

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Lots of local success racing at Shongweni dam!

It’s been a busy few weeks of racing for me during the month of March and 1st weekend of April. The racing practice on a great course & on local turf, has been really great! It kicked off with KZN Sprint championships at Shongweni dam; I used this event as my first 500m training for […]

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Some Marathon fun, and some base training!

The last few months, since I got the great news that I qualified a spot for the Rio Olympics, have been a mix of enjoying some local company and two local river races.   I paired up with Michele Burn who recently became a mom for the 2015 Fish River canoe marathon and SA K2 […]

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Olympic Qualification Spot!!

The best news of my 2015-year arrived two weeks after I raced my sprint world championships in Milan.  I qualified a spot for the RIO Olympics 2016!!   I flew out of South Africa on 28th of July knowing I had a big task ahead of me towards the end of my tour but it […]

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Newsletter number 4

What has happened since my last newsletter? Its been just over two months since the world cup circuit in europe, and now I really can say it’s a count down to the Rio Qualifications at World championships towards the end of August in Milan.   It was really great to return home in June and […]

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Newsletter number 3

Hi there I had a short, sweet and mostly enjoyable tour to the European continent for two of the three world cups. It started with a few days in Portugal at the official Nelo Training centre in Montebelo Aguieira. We were blessed with some really great warmer weather compared to previous years in Europe.  The […]

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Newsletter number 2

Hi there HI there It’s exciting to be writing my second newsletter and I hope to receive some feedback from all my readers. Our SA championship event for 2015 was held at Roodeplaat dam over the Easter weekend in April.  The event didn’t attract too many athletes this year however it was great for the […]

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Newsletter number 1

Hi there It’s with great excitement that I can announce my racing season has finally arrived! I have been watching many river races, it’s started to become frustrating being asked why am I not racing the event. I chose to focus on flat water sprinting to give 100% towards qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics. […]

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An exploring but different holiday!

One of the most important parts of the year after some intense racing during the season, a HOLIDAY! I spent a week exploring  the islands of Caribbean, near the British Virgin Islands where my brother lives.  It was out of season the there was not too much of a good vibe or waves during this […]

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MARATHON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

This is always one of the most festive and exciting tours with the South African team every year.  The marathon culture in our country is amazing and the athletes keep producing some magnificent results and 2014 was no different.  We jetted off across the world to the USA, Oklahoma City.  I never travelled with the […]

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