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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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WCAD X 250km AR Promo -Adventure Racing Motivation

WCAD X is a 250km Adventure Race taking place in the Western Cape, South Africa on 11-13 October 2013. The event includes trekking, kayaking and mountain biking through some of the most majestic mountains in the Theewaters/Grabouw region. It is a non-stop race open to teams of two or four. For more info and entries visit http://www.wcad.co.za

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 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 Racing AR Team Promo

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.

Visit the team website for more information: http://www.wcadracing.co.za
For more info on the WCAD Series visit: http://www.wcad.co.za

Music: Intro by The xx

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/

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: http://www.wcad.co.za/

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.

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/