Camps Bay High School Grade 8 pupil Holly Smith took part in the Fidelity ADT Western Cape Canoe Union Marathon Champs on September 19 and 20 and finished in first place in both events in the under-14 girls category.
On September 19, Holly participated in the K1 Race – a single race over 12km with 4-portages.
The next day she competed with her partner, Abby Raymer, in the K2 Race, which is also run over 12km with portages but in a double river boat.
Holly and Abby will be headed to the SA Champs in Cape St Francis later this month. They won silver at the SA Champs in the Under-14 girls category last year and are hoping to go home with gold this year.