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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

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.

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Ludovico Einaudi — Divenire

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

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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:

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

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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.

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

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Merrell Adventure Sprint Race- Gravity Festival 2012

The Merrell Adventure Sprint Race took place on 18 August 2012 at the Gravity Adventure Festival. This Adventure Race required teams of two to navigate their way through 30km of trail running, mountain biking and white water rafting. It was a great day out and an awesome introduction to AR for many.

The race was organised by Western Cape ADventure (WCAD) who also organize the annual WCAD Series consisting of 5 races each with 60km and 100km distance options. For more info visit:

Music: Gomez- Machismo

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.

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

Filmed and edited by Chris Fisher of Cape Advlog.

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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.

Ben Howard-The Fear
OneRepublic- Marchin’ on

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.

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WCAD Series 2 Voelvlei Dam: Promo Clip

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