An Introduction to Cape Town-based Adventure Racing Team: WCAD Racing. The team always try to capture their race experiences on video to share with the world.
The team has been racing together under various names since 2006; in 2011 they became team WCAD racing, with the start of the WCAD Series. They started this series of adventure races as a way of sharing their love for AR with other like-minded South Africans. These one day races form the perfect introduction to adventure racing and are a platform from which to progress to longer multiday expedition races such; as the 250km Quantum Leap and 500km Expedition Africa.
Music: Intro by The xx
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
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/
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.
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.
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