Category Archives: WCAD Series

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

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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

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

WCAD 1 – Drakenstein Adventure Race

The first leg of the 2013 WCAD series of Adventure Races, which took place on 2 March in Franschhoek. All races in the Western Cape ADventure Series offer a 50km and 100km distance option involving navigation whilst trail running/trekking, mountain biking and usually a paddle leg and ropework of sorts.

WCAD 1 Drakenstein was organized by Steve Burnett. It started and finished at the Groot Drakenstein Games Club and involved a 5km micro-nav on surrounding farms, followed by a MTB leg to a transition at Mont Rochelle. Teams then completed a trekking loop before returning back to the start/finish on their bikes.

For detailed race report, pictures and more information on the WCAD Series visit www.wcad.co.za

Music:

The Glitch Mob – A dream within a Dream

The Glitch Mob – Drive it like you stole it

Video produced by Chris Fisher of Cape Advlog: The Product of Adventure www.advlog.co.za

WCAD 5 Theewaterskloof Dam (65/120km) Adventure Race

The 5th and final race of the 2012 WCAD Series took place at Theewaterskloof Dam on 10 November 2012. The Adventure Race had short (65km) and long (120km) course options involving paddling, mtb and trail running.

Competitors were treated to perfect weather and a great day out!!!

The long course was won by Tarryn Povey and Evan Price who also took 1st and 2nd respectively in the overall series standings and short course honors went to Tim Deane and Nienke Van Schaik.

For full results and event photos visit: http://www.facebook.com/WCADventure

Music:
Explosions in the Sky- Last Known Surroundings
Imagine Dragons- Radioactive

Filmed, edited and narrated by Chris Fisher of ADVLOG: The Product of Adventure

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

WCAD Series 4 Palmiet Adventure Race

The 4th Leg of the WCAD Series took place in the Kleinmond/Palmiet region on 28 July 2012. There was a short (60km) and long (100km) course option to test all who took part. Highlights from the race included an awesome whitewater rafting leg down the Palmiet River, Hiking parts of the breathtaking Oudebosch hiking trail, a MTB rally stage and beautiful riding through the Kogelberg Nature Reserve.

The short course was won by “The A-team” consisting of husband and wife combo; Richard and Annalize Thomas, who have now secured two victories in as many races. The long course spoils went to Graham Bird and Yolande Devilliers of team “Merrell Adventure Addicts” who also beat all male pairs taking part.

Special Thanks to Dylan Haskin for the 1st person footage.

Music:
Imagine Dragons- It’s Time
Fun.- Some Nights

Filmed and edited by Chris Fisher of Cape Advlog.

For more information on the WCAD Series visit: http://www.wcad.co.za/

WCAD Series 3: Grabouw AR

The 3rd leg of the 2012 WCAD Series took place in the beautiful Grabouw Valley on 2 June 2012. With 50 and 100km course options, all competitors were tested with challenging navigation through the undulating landscape but the breathtaking scenery made the challenge worth while! Thanks to Glenbrae, Mofam, Buttonquail, Macdaddy’s and all the farms involved for your hospitality! Special thanks to The Rust brothers for all their hard work and local knowledge! Hope to see you all at the next race on 28 July 2012 in Kleinmond.

Music:
Ben Howard-The Fear
OneRepublic- Marchin’ on

http://www.wcad.co.za

WCAD Series 2: Voelvlei Dam

The 2nd Adventure Race of the 2012 WCAD Series which took place at Voelvlei dam on 21April 2012.

WCAD Series 2 Voelvlei Dam: Promo Clip

WCAD SERIES 21 April 2012
Venue: Silwerfontein Farm, Voelvlei Dam, 30km outside Wellington

http://www.wcad.co.za