Expedition Africa 2014 – Team Olympus


A summary of team Olympus’ 2014 Expedition Africa 575km Adventure race on the Wild Coast of South Africa 26-31 May 2014. Team members: Time Deane, Alex Wagner, Julia Fisher and Chris Fisher raced hard, non-stop for 4 days and 13 hours to finish in 6th position amongst a very strong field. Race honours went to Seagate from New Zealand.

For more information on Expedition Africa visit: http://www.kineticgear.co.za

For more reports and videos and info about AR in South Africa visit: http://www.ar.co.za

Music:
Ludovico Einaudi — Divenire

Freedom Challenge Race Across South Africa

This is a video from Chris and Julia Fisher’s 2013 Freedom Challenge Race Across South Africa.

The 2300km Freedom Trail route is non-stop, unsupported and self-navigated MTB race from Pietermaritzburg to Paarl.

For more info visit http://www.freedomchallenge.org.za

Music:
Radical Face – Always Gold
Radical Face – Welcome Home

Double Century 2013 – Team Answer Series

Team Answer Series taking on the Coronation Double Century cycle race on 23 November 2013 in and around Swellendam, South Africa.” In a nutshell… we couldn’t have asked for a better day” Steve Evans. The 202km route takes competitors over tradouw pass and through the beautiful Breede valley vinyards. A great day was has by all, team spirit was especially high and big efforts were put forward, albeit with a heavy heart as we remembered DJ, our inspirational captain in years gone by.

Big thanks to everyone for making this such a special weekend and special thanks to the awesome seconding team.

Music: Ben Howard – Keep you head up

WCAD 5 – Theewaters 50/100km Adventure Race – 12 Oct 2013

The 5th and final race of the 2013 WCAD Series took place in the Villiersdorp region with the start and finish at Theewaters Sport Club. Long course teams were treated to some breathtaking scenery as they passed through Hottentots Holland and Groenlandberg reserves.

The’ Weather Gods’ chose, once more, to turn this epic challenge into a battle against the elements but competitors showed amazing grit and determination to get themselves through this beautiful course and most of them even seemed to keep their sense of humor intact! Well done to everyone who pitched up and special congrats to those who got to the finish line!!!

For more info on the WCAD Series and upcoming races visit: http://www.wcad.co.za

Production by Chris Fisher: http://www.advlog.co.za

Music: 30 Seconds to Mars – Kings and Queens

WCAD X 250km AR Promo -Adventure Racing Motivation

WCAD X is a 250km Adventure Race taking place in the Western Cape, South Africa on 11-13 October 2013. The event includes trekking, kayaking and mountain biking through some of the most majestic mountains in the Theewaters/Grabouw region. It is a non-stop race open to teams of two or four. For more info and entries visit http://www.wcad.co.za

Gravity Festival 30km Adventure Race by WCAD

Highlights from the WCAD 30km Adventure Sprint Race which took place on 17 August at this year’s Gravity Adventure Festival in Kleinmond. Competitors had to deal with some extreme winds and sporadic showers as they navigated their way around the scenic course.

The route consisted of a 3km run followed by 20km MTB and 4 km hike in the mountains and finished off with the RUSH adventure zone including a rope crossing over the Palmiet river and short tubing section on the river.

The 30km took anywhere from 2.5 to 4.5 hours to complete and was a test for novice Adventure Racers and their gear.

For more info on WCAD and the annual WCAD Series consisting of five 50/100km Adventure Races visit http://www.wcad.co.za

For more info on the Gravity Adventure Festival visit: http://www.adventurefestival.co.za/

Production by: http://www.advlog.co.za

Music: Avicci – wake me up

WCAD 4 – Paarl – 27 July 2013

The 4th Race of the 2013 WCAD Series took place in the Paarl region with the start and finish at the beautiful Cascade Manor Country Estate.

The’ Weather Gods’ chose, once more, to turn this epic challenge into a battle against the elements but competitors showed amazing grit and determination to get themselves through this beautiful course and most of them even seemed to keep their sense of humor intact! Well done to everyone who pitched up and special congrats to those who got to the finish line!!!

Production by Chris Fisher: http://www.advlog.co.za

Music: Alt J- Intro
Alt J- Something Good

Upcoming events:
-Gravity Festival WCAD sprint 30km AR: 17 August 2013
-WCAD 5: (short course) 50km 13 October 2013
-WCAD X: 250km ‘Expedition Style’ AR 11-13 October 2013

For more info on the Western Cape ADventure Series visit: http://www.wcad.co.za

Expedition Africa 2013 – Capestorm WCAD Racing

What is it really like to race an Expedition length Adventure Race? This movie takes you through some of the highs and lows experienced by team Capestorm WCAD Racing during Expedition Africa 2013. Team members; Julia Fisher, Quintin Smith, Grant Ross and Chris Fisher headed out on another adventure together, this time in the Drakensburg mountains of South Africa. The team finished the incredible 550km course in 9th place after 128 hours of racing amongst a very strong field including 6 of the top 20 teams in the world. Race honours went to team Haglofs Silva from Sweden.

For more information on Expedition Africa visit: www.kineticgear.co.za

For more reports and videos and info about AR in South Africa visit: www.ar.co.za

For more information on Capestorm WCAD racing visit: www.wcadracing.co.za

Music: Jonsi – Around us

Jonsi – Boy Lilikoi

Jonsi – Tornado

WCAD 2 – Wolseley – 20 April 2013

The 2nd Race of the 2013 WCAD Series took place near Wolseley. With 50km short course and 100km long course options, it was a great intro for many novice Adventure Racers and an awesome day of in the mountains for all.

The start and finish was hosted by Rustic Venues in the Witzenburg Game Reserve. A major highlight of the race was a 30m waterfall abseil. Long course competitors were treated to some truly majestic views as the cycled through the Suurvlak plantation on top of the mountains.

For more info on the Western Cape ADventure Series visit: www.wcad.co.za

Aerial footage by Up In The Air Media. www.upintheairmedia.co.za

First person footage by Dylan Haskin. www.dylanhaskin.com

Production by Chris Fisher: www.advlog.co.za

Music: The Glitch Mob – Bad Wings

Hermanus Billabong Pro 2013

Highlights from the inaugural Hermanus Billabong Pro surf contest which took place on 23 March 2013 as part of a full weekend of generally having the raddest time and celebrating the FATC hitting the big THREE O…

Co-ordinator, instructor and rad time consultant: Craig Hall
Star Surfers: Nick Carkeek, Julia Fisher, Andrew Lock, Kelly Slater, Lisa Scalabrino, Kevin Flanagan, Frances Skelton, Lexi Taylor
Guest Appearance: Ben Van Breda
Videographer and paddler of a surfboard with all good intentions but no real hope of ever catching a wave: Chris Fisher

Music: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros- Home

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