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A fantastic race, nearly double the entries. 
See the river conditions here and book for the global Trader Drak Challenge.


The Fast Drak Starts at the conventional Global Trader Drak Challenge start, and finishes at the conventional second day finish. 

But it is done in one day.

  • 65 kms
  • 2 portages
  • Singles and doubles
No organiser support provided. 

You and your seconds do everything
  • You get goody bags and ....R3000 prize money
  • 30th December 2012
  • 9h00
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Dale - Race - 0836532209
Steve - Accommodation - 082-4125540 
George - Web -0827747530

Fastdrak 2012 results

1st Lance Kime( KZN paddler currently paddling for Stellenbosch University) 3:48:40

2nd Brandon van der Walt - University of KZN – Durban Campus – 3:52:06

3. Shaun Griffin – Midmar Canoe Club – farmer – 4:02:06



1st Robyn Kime – sister of Lance – also currently paddling for Stellenbosch – 4:10:17 – placed 7th overall!

2nd Alex Adie – KZN paddler currently paddling for Rhodes University – 4:22:24

3rd Hillary Pitchford – Natal Canoe Club Pietermaritzburg – 4:24:59



1st Murray Haw – Maritzburg College – 4:07:28

2nd Gavin Shuter – Dabulamanzi Canoe Club in Gauteng – 4:10:24

3rd James Speed – Maritzburg College - 4:12:17



1st Brittany Petersen – Epworth High School – 4:32:15

2nd Jordan Peek(U16) – Epworth – 4:43:33

3rd Bianca Haw(U16) – Epworth, sister to Murray Haw – 4:53:49


The 65 km race, on the Umzimkulu River around Underberg, was from Castleburn bridge near Garden Castle on the Drakensberg Gardens road to Umzimkulu River Lodge on the Coleford Road.

The river was at a medium level and the weather was perfect – warm and sunny.

Total entry was 171 paddlers showing strong growth in its third running from 52 at the first race in 2009 and 96 in 2010.

In a nutshell

Start: Castle Burn Bridge
Finish: Hopewell Farm
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