Category Archives: Race Diary

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

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Team Answer Series Coronation Double Century 2011

Team Answer Series taking on the Coronation Double Century cycle race on 26 November 2011 in and around Swellendam, South Africa. The 200km route takes competitors over tradouw pass and through the beautiful breede valley vinyards. A great day was has by all, team spirit was high and big efforts were put forward, albeit with a heavy heart as we remembered DJ, our inspirational captain in years gone by.

Capestorm WCAD Series Palmiet 100km AR

The inaugural Capestorm WCAD (wc/ad pronounced: wikad) long course adventure race took place on 13 August 2011 at the iconic Gravity Adventure Festival, just outside Kleinmond in the Western Cape. 41 Teams lined up to test their stamina and navigational skills. Well done to all who took part and congrats to those who made it to the finish line in tact!!!

Advlog 8- Table Mountain Challenge 2011

A competitor’s view of the Table Mountain Challenge that took place on 17 September 2011. TMC is a 37km Trail Run that circumnavigates the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town, Souths Africa. The 2011 event was dominated by the international presence Team Salomon with Kilian Jornet smashing the record to take the win in a time of 3h41min.

Advlog 7- WCAD Series Makadas 100km AR 2011

A summary of the Western Cape Adventure (WCAD) Series: Leg 2: Makadas 100km Adventure Race held on the 10 September 2011 in the Koo Valley, Western Cape. The race, as seen mostly through the eyes of Quintin Smith and Chris Fisher of WCAD Racing, included an awesome zipline, challenging mountain biking, abseiling, kloofing and night time trekking/orienteering. It was a great day out in some beautiful surroundings! Thanks to Steve Burnett from the WCAD crew for his organisation. Looking forward to the next leg scheduled for 12 November 2011 in Ceres. More info and entries at: http://www.wcad.co.za

Advlog 6b- 10km Namaqua Flower Trail Run 2011

The 10km Namaqua Flower Run, held on 27 August 2011, is an awesome way to get out of Cape Town for the weekend, see the Namaqualand flowers in full bloom, enjoy a challenging Trail through the rooiberg mountains, and of course have a jol with mates and like minded people.

Advlog 6a- 20km Namaqua Flower Trail Run 2011

The Namaqua Flower Run, held on 27 August 2011, is an awesome way to get out of Cape Town for the weekend, see the Namaqualand flowers in full bloom, enjoy a challenging Trail through the rooiberg mountains, and of course have a jol with mates and like minded people.

Advlog 4- Dirtopia nive to five MTB relay

Race diary of the Dirtopia nine to five relay race. WCAD Racing consiting of Quintin Smith and Chris Fisher join a host of other satisfied customers after a fun day in the sun riding at Dirtopia Trail Center in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

ADVLOG: Expedition Africa 500km Adventure Race

ADVLOG: Wartrail 2011