Dabs Dusi Jozi Jol

Dabulamanzi Canoe club hosted the Dabs Duzi Jozi Jol on Sunday 5 February, 18km of paddling and running, building up towards the Dusi Canoe Marathon later this month with a social race for non registered paddlers as well as a shorter junior race, for the guppie paddlers...

With good sponsorships for prizes from Adreach and Bam, and other good support on the day adding to its value - the jumping castle and music system - all making it a great success and most enjoyable for all, especially with the added delicious prego/ribs meals treating the paddlers - from Meyerton based New Style Pork / Lynca restaurant.

Nearly 70 paddlers participated in the main Dusi training race, where Sneziwe Gxobole (SOW) was the first lady finisher, in a time of 2 hours 3 minutes, Under 23 champ, with Cally Henderson (Dabs) bringing up the 2nd place in 2 hours 11 minutes, as first Grand Master champion! Sonja Bohnsack opted not to do the portages while enjoying the laps on the water.

Siseko Ntondini (Sow) was again the first finisher in 1 hour 26 minutes, with Loveday Zondi merely 3 seconds behind him. Marco Magni and Luke Symons were the first double (Dabs) and 3rd place overall finishers, also first Sub Veterans, in 1 hour 27 minutes, while 2 seconds later Tom Ngcobo took the 3rd place podium finish position.

The winning Under 23 was siyabonga Tyiki (Sow) in 1 hour 28 minutes, with Shaun Maphanga as first Veteran finishing in 1 hour 29 (FLCC). Sibusiso Chwayi (Sow) won the Under 18 category finishing in 1 hour 31 minutes, and Nicolas Oldert (Dabs) was the Sub Grand Master first finisher in 1 hour 39 minutes. Piers and Shelley Cruickshanks (Dabs) were the first mixed double in the veteran age group, finishing in 1 hour 39 minutes, and the first Sub Master was Michael Kirkby (Cen). Zanenhlanhla Mbala (Sow) was first finishing Under 16 in a time of 1 hour 44 minutes, while Clive Evans was the winning Master (Dabs) - 1 hour 54 minutes.

Jennie Dallas

 

 

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