Category Archives: Race Diary

Expedition Africa 2015 – Team Olympus

A first hand account of Expedition Africa 2015 in Swaziland from Team Olympus consisting of Tim Deane, Alex Wagner, Julia Fisher and Chris Fisher. The team raced, non-stop for 95 hours to complete the 450km Expedition Adventure Race in 8th Place (3rd SA Team). Music: James Newton Howard – Blood Diamond

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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 of 40 teams in total. 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

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

Quantum Leap 2012: Capestorm WCAD Racing

The inaugural Quantum Leap 250km Adventure Race as experienced by team Capestorm WCAD Racing. This event was hosted by Ugene Nel of Quantum Adventures on 22-25 August 2012 in the Oorlogskloof area 300km North of Cape Town, South Africa. The 250km race course was extremely challenging in terms of navigation and terrain and tested everyone who took part.

Unfortunately Team Capestorm WCAD Racing had to withdraw from the race during the final MTB leg after a harrowing ordeal on top of the mountain in a storm left Chris Fisher with Pneumonia. The team will be back next year to finish what they started!!!

Thanks to Ugene and his team for staging such an Epic event. The course was hugely researched and treated competitors to some incredible scenery and historical Khoi San site alike, not forgetting an awesome rafting leg on the Doring River.

The race was won by Merrell Adventure Addicts in 63h13m.

Music:
The Glitch Mob- Animus Vox
Of Monsters and men- Dirty paws
Ilan Eshkeri- On the Run

To find out more about Team Capestrom WCAD Racing visit: http://www.wcadracing.co.za

For more info on the Quantum Leap AR visit:http://www.quantumadventures.co.za/

Expedition Africa 2012: 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 2012. In May 2012, team members; Julia Thomas, Quintin Smith, Grant Ross and Chris Fisher battle the landscape, the elements and sleep deprivation for 500km through the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The team finished the 500km race in 5th place in 86 hours, during which time they only got 4hours of sleep.

For more information on Expedition Africa visit: http://www.kineticgear.co.za
For more information on Capestorm WCAD racing visit: http://www.wcadracing.co.za

Expedition Africa 2012: Capestorm WCAD Racing: pre-race

Team Capestorm WCAD Racing spent the day filming with ‘NothinButShorts International’ for the Wild Racers show on the AR World Series

Garmin Wartrail 2012- Team WCAD Racing

The Garmin Wartrail is a 3 day multi-sport stage race consisting of a 65km Trail run, 135km MTB and a 70km paddle down the Orange river. The race takes place in the southern Maloti mountains in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Competitors are treated to some of the most magnificent scenery that South Africa has to offer as they traverse the relatively untouched landscape. This is a video of Team WCAD (Western Cape ADventure) Racing’s 2012 race. The team traveled from Cape Town to take part in what is arguably SA’s most beautiful multi-sport event.

WCAD Series 1 Franschhoek AR

The first WCAD Series Adventure Race of 2012 took place on 4 February in the Franschhoek mountains. All 5 Races in the 2012 WCAD Series have 60 and 100km options. Participants were challenged to some of the toughest conditions yet experienced in any of the prior races to date.

This race started off with a monster trek through some of the most beautiful mountains imaginable but the scorching heat and unrelenting terrain took it out of most competitors, some even dropped out before the MTB leg but a few brave souls carried on into the night in a display of determination! WELL DONE!!!

Unfortunately this route was too tough even for the go-pro battery so there is little footage of the mtb leg but rest assured… more than a full day of adventure was had by all!

Music: “Woza December” (instrumental) by Gang of Instrumentals
Footage by: Heiko Redecker, Chris Fisher, Julia Tomas