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
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 2nd Adventure Race of the 2012 WCAD Series which took place at Voelvlei dam on 21April 2012.
WCAD SERIES 21 April 2012
Venue: Silwerfontein Farm, Voelvlei Dam, 30km outside Wellington
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
Adventure Race with short (60km) and long (100km) options consisting of a combination of Trail running/trekking and mountain biking in the beautiful Franschhoek mountains.
Date: 04 February 2012
Location: Berg River Dam, Old Bells Lodge
The 3rd and final leg of the 2011 WCAD Series which took place in the Ceres Valley on 12 November 2011. This 80km Adventure Race meandered through the orchids and up some mountains. The race started and finished at Fairfield Cottages and included part of Ceres’ # 1 tourist attraction: the Ceres Zipslide Adventure which was a major highlight of the course.
Visit http://www.wcad.co.za for more info and upcoming races.
First person footage courtesy of Sean Hutchinson
Kongos-Come with me now
Flash Republic-Good Life
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!!!
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