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 6/1/01
DONNYBROOK MARATHON RELAY RESULTS

It was a small, friendly event over new terrain. The paddle and swim were on the blue, yes, blue, waters of Glen Mervyn Dam: no logs or ti-trees, for a change, and you could see the opposition paddlers over the whole course. You won't be disappointed if you get a team together for next year. Check out the results: http://www.geo.net.au/~mart/Donnybrook/Donnybrook2000/Donny2000R.htm
(with thanks to Marty Wallace)
If you want to know more about the event look at "Other Events" on my netsite.
http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/
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RED CROSS-HERALD SUN MURRAY MARATHON, VICTORIA
WA paddler, Dave Ahmed still holds the record which he set way back in 1991 for WWK1/MO (open men's whitewater kayak) over this 404 km race. . The results of the 2000 race are now online http://www.interfusion.net.au/mrm/rsltpage/00/murray.htm
Scrolling down the postcodes of entrants I could not see anyone from WA. Apparently there were about 1000 entrants, including those doing the shorter course.
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FROM KIERAN HYNES, SWCC
An Italian, a Scotsman and a Chinese bloke are hired at a construction site. The foreman points to a huge pile of sand and says to the Italian, "You're in charge of sweeping." To the Scot he says, "You're in charge of shovelling." And to the Chinese, "You're in charge of supplies." He tells them all, "Now, I have to leave for a little while. I expect you to get into that pile."

So the foreman goes away for a couple of hours. But when he returns, the pile of sand is untouched. He asks the Italian, "Why didn't you sweep any of it?" The Italian replies, "I no hava no broom. You saida to the Chinese- -afella that he a wasa in a charge of supplies, but he hasa disappeared and I no coulda finda him nowhere." Then the foreman turns to the Scotsman and says, "And you, I thought I told you to shovel this pile." The Scotsman replies, "Aye, ye did lad, boot ah couldnay get meself a
shoovel! Ye left th' Chinese laddie in chairge of supplies, boot ah couldnay fin' him either."

The foreman is really angry now and storms off toward the pile of sand to look for the Chinese bloke ... Who then leaps out from behind the pile of sand and yells ... "SUPPLIES!!"

15/1/01
FROM PETER MARTIN

Brian Cleaver is looking for 6 - 8 paddlers to escort swimmers in the annual Cottesloe to Rottenest Swim.

Paddlers would be expected to join the Escorting Power craft at Hillary's or Fremantle, then paddle into the beach to meet their swimmer. Paddlers will be returned to their start point at the end of the paddle.

Saturday 24th February, 2000 ( clashes with the Marathon K1//K2 Titles )

There will be a payment for each escorting paddler.

Conact : Phone 9446 4306
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FROM ME
Have added a new page to my netsite - for beginners - so have a look if you are in that category.
http://www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe
click on 'urban paddler'

26/1/01 TO ALL PADDLERS
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FOUND
Prescription sunglasses, at irrigation channel take-out, lower Collie River at Burekup, 21st January. Contact Aidan 9574 7182 if they're yours.
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BOATS FOR SALE
Fast boats, slow boats, play boats, Avon boats. There's quite a few recently listed on the Bulletin Board on my netsite: www.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe so have a look if you are after a second hand boat.
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HAVE A GO WEEKENDER
At Bunbury, next weekend (3rd & 4th), with South West Canoe Club. They will make you welcome. Twilight paddle across the Collie River estuary, barbeque, "have a go" at kayaking morning for the non-paddlers amongst your friends & family. Bridge to Bridge RACE if you're that way inclined, up the Collie River to the Australind Bypass Bridge & return or short course. It's not too late to enter. Contact Robyn Harris feral@geo.net.au or phone 9720 2123 if you want to join in.
Low cost accomodation is available nearby.




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