Richard Fly and Pierre van der Merwe won the Vaal River Canoe Marathon in Parys, Free State, yesterday.
The pair finished the two-stage event in 5:21:42 to beat Kelvin Byres and Mark Garden. They were followed by Theo Smit and Wally Fisher.
The mixed category was won by Marion Young and Graham Jewitt in 6:11:15 with Mark Allen and Natali Coetzee in second. Andrew Flavell and Kerry Fynn rounded out the podium.
Caroline Henderson and Minnie Kretzschmar won the women’s race in 6:58:08 with Richard Cele taking the honours in the men’s singles race (5:46:58).
Overall results can be viewed below:
1. Richard Fly, Pierre van der Merwe 5:21:42
2. Kelvin Byres, Mark Garden 5:24:12
3. Theo Smit, Wally Fisher 5:27:19
4. Douglas Jewson, Gavin Payne 5:44:29
5. Raymond Roroich, Michael Kirkby 5:46:35
1. Marion Young, Graham Jewitt 6:11:15
2. Mark Allen, Natali Coetzee 6:47:10
3. Andrew Flavell, Kerry Fynn 8:01:10
1. Caroline Henderson, Minnie Kretzschmar 6:58:08
1. Richard Cele 5:46:58
2. Joe Penn 6:26:59
3. Peter Chissano 6:35:41
4. Jason Brown 6:43:26
5. Gavin Robert Taylor 7:10:47