Megan’s experience of the Outeniquas

Wow, where to even start… other than by saying that this race should be at or near the top of every trail runners bucket list.

Ladies winner: Megan Skowno in Tonnelbos having fun!

Megan Skowno took top honours for the inaugural George Mountain Ultra Trail in a time of 08:23:10 on the 60km route know as the #Scruffydog challenge! Here is what she had to say…

It has it all. A smorgasbord of terrain and landscapes to keep it fun and interesting. 
Starting with the seemingly endless climb up Cradock Pass in the dark to be greeted by a golden sunrise while descending through the proteas in Camfersdrift.  A rare few kilometers on dirt roads with the next single track climb in the distance just below the mighty Cradock Peak. A super technical, steep and slippery descent into a lush green indigenous forest only to scramble up the almost impossibly vertical Dizzy Heights on the other side to Tierkop. Some fast flowing, fun but technical single track as you descend once again gives you just the high needed for the final push up The Wall and through the magical, mossy, rooty Tonnelbos. 

Megan signing the very first name onto the #MUT floating trophy

In a nutshell, an epic (but brutal!) day out in spectacular mountains in a special part of the world. I feel very privileged to have been part of the inaugural event and to have experienced the Outeniquas. 

All smiles at the start of the race!

Thanks Ecobound Adventures for an incredible, well organised event. Your passion and love for the area is obvious and after running the route I’m sure every #scruffydog shares the feeling, I certainly do! 

Endurance Trail Runners take part in the GEORGE Mountain Ultra Trail Run 2018 – presented and organised by ECOBOUND – an off-road 25km/60km trail run in the Outeniqua Mountains, near George on the Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa, RSA

MUT60km Ladies Podium. 1st. Megan Skowno, 2nd Ritza Fouche, 3rd. Annemarie Cronje. Photo Credit Dedré Cloete