Matroosberg Trail Challenge Sky Marathon 2013

In 2012 I entered the event with the hope of having snow en route but sadly it was cancelled two days before due to too much of the white fluffy stuff. I put it out of my mind until the newly formed South African Skyrunning Association announced its first Sky Marathon to be held at Matroosberg!

To be honest I did have high expectations as the organisers are new kids on the block and this was a pretty ambitious project. Oh well I thought at very least I hope to get to run in a new area and visit Matroosberg for the first time AND get some valuable altitude training for Lesotho Ultra Trail (the second Sky Running event in Southern Africa) later this month!

Wow what a surprise when we hit the course!

The route was well marked, well thought out and tough for my legs that had not raced in 2 years. I loved every minute and truly enjoyed the whole experience. I was also testing the brand new Garmin Virb action camera for Go Multi Magazine and hence I took this opportunity to shoot some footage. (Yes a review will follow shortly!) I hope this gives you some idea of what you missed!