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20 02, 2024

MUT by UTMB Gives Back to the Garden Route Trails

By |2024-02-20T16:05:38+02:00February 20th, 2024|News|Comments Off on MUT by UTMB Gives Back to the Garden Route Trails

MUT by UTMB is rooted in the George community. Born from the local trail running community the event continues to support the region’s trail building and maintenance programmes. Garden Route Trail Running, in particular, has been the primary beneficiary of this relationship. The trail organisation has received R110 000 from the event in 2023 and will [...]

22 11, 2023

MUT by UTMB Celebrates Green Friday by Donating to the Trails

By |2023-11-22T16:36:06+02:00November 22nd, 2023|News|Comments Off on MUT by UTMB Celebrates Green Friday by Donating to the Trails

Thanksgiving may be an American tradition, but it presents a great opportunity for everyone to take stock and appreciate what they have. For trail runners this extends to health, fitness and a pristine environment in which to practice their passion. That is why MUT by UTMB are opting out of Black Friday and promoting Green [...]

23 08, 2023

Community Spirit Makes Karoo to Coast a Lasting Success

By |2023-08-23T16:08:25+02:00August 23rd, 2023|News|Comments Off on Community Spirit Makes Karoo to Coast a Lasting Success

The Lions Karoo to Coast is one of South Africa’s most enduring and popular mountain bike races for a reason. Yes, the route is spectacularly beautiful. It is challenging enough to attract the most competitive of riders, while being an achievable challenge for relative newcomers to the sport.  What really makes the event so special [...]

20 08, 2023

Trails: Great Brak Gravelling

By |2023-08-20T13:39:06+02:00August 20th, 2023|Trails|Comments Off on Trails: Great Brak Gravelling

Gravel biking is somewhat of a traveling circus, with riders trying to outdo each other when it comes to the coolness factor of their respective steeds. Everything is analyzed – from wheel size, tire tread and fork to bars – so a pedal to Great Brak will never end up being boring… Words and images: [...]

28 05, 2023

Record Breaking MUT by UTMB Defined by Van Heerden, Schreiber & Tarboton

By |2023-05-28T12:21:18+02:00May 28th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Record Breaking MUT by UTMB Defined by Van Heerden, Schreiber & Tarboton

Records tumbled in the 2023 Mountain Ultra-Trail (MUT) by UTMB® on Saturday 27 May. Heavy rains leading up to the race and muddy conditions in the Outeniqua Mountains did not however prevent Johardt van Heerden, Kim Schreiber and Bianca Tarboton from setting new course records. The trio were thus the first record setters in the [...]

28 05, 2023

Ryan Sandes Sets MUT by UTMB 100-Miler Benchmark

By |2023-05-28T12:39:54+02:00May 28th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Ryan Sandes Sets MUT by UTMB 100-Miler Benchmark

Ryan Sandes, South Africa’s most famous trail runner, posted the benchmark time en route to victory in the inaugural Mountain Ultra-Trail by UTMB 100-Miler. Starting on Friday 26 May, at 14:00, he crossed the line 21 hours, 46 minutes and 32 seconds later, on Saturday morning. Alongside with Sandes, Sylvie Scherzinger was crowned champion of [...]

22 05, 2023

Ryan Sandes Headlines the Inaugural 100-Miler at Mountain Ultra-Trail by UTMB

By |2023-05-22T15:03:37+02:00May 22nd, 2023|News|Comments Off on Ryan Sandes Headlines the Inaugural 100-Miler at Mountain Ultra-Trail by UTMB

The 2023 Mountain Ultra-Trail (MUT) by UTMB® is set to take place from the 26th - 28th of May, in the Outeniqua Mountains above George in South Africa’s Western Cape. Announced in November last year, the MUT by UTMB® was selected as the first ever UTMB World Series race in Africa and is set to [...]

22 08, 2022

Garden Route Gems: Ride the Saasveld Trails

By |2022-08-22T18:07:42+02:00August 22nd, 2022|Trails|Comments Off on Garden Route Gems: Ride the Saasveld Trails

You’ve seen the George number plate, right? Locals will have you believe that the ‘CAW’ stand for ‘cold and wet’, but this is just a malicious rumour spread by the outdoor crowd there keen to keep you off their trails …  Photographs & Copy: Jacques Marais   Local Buzz: No my china, George is anything [...]

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