Once upon a time a young American canoe racer got the idea to come to Australia and race in an event called the Murray Marathon. It was 1971 and his name was Andras “Andy” Toro. He’d heard about the 404km, 5 day event from a friends. While at first it seemed an unlikely quest, he contacted the race organisers to seeRead More →

Shrouded in smoke from an out of control bush fire which was raging from Casula to Illawong, 15 intrepid paddlers took to the water to contest round three of the 2018 time trial series and test the abilities of the new time keepers apprentice, club president, John Denyer. John reports that despite a high tide the wind gusts that wereRead More →

Saturday morning dawned with brilliant sunshine which boded well for a club paddle into open water. The club had organised a social paddle based in the Shire and provided skis for those club members who did not have them as yet The bay at Bonnie Vale was beautifully calm and with a high tide fast approaching made the paddle outRead More →

In hindsight, this would have been a good article to write before the marathon round at Woronora where the temperatures soared into the high thirties and a number of paddlers struggled with the effects of high exertion in high temperatures. I’m no expert on physiology, so Ive sought information from marathon runners blogs and magazines where the subject has beenRead More →