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A Saffa at Tor des Géants 2021

Tor des Géants is a 330km mountain run considered to be one of the toughest running races in the world. Hilton's Tim Underwood jumped through COVID hoops to participate in the 2021 edition, becoming only the sixth South African to finish.
TRAIL 42 covers with Ryan Sandes Dune Dusters photo Craig Kolesky in TRAIL magazine South Africa issue 42 Jan/Feb/Mar 2022

What’s in TRAIL issue 42?

Issue 42 (Jan/Feb/Mar 2022) is our last issue, with 206 pages of trail running inspiration to get you motivated and inspired. Get it on App Store, Google Play, Magzter, and Zinio. Cover athlete Karoline Hanks shares her passion for nature and wildlife, and how trail running is a natural extension of that.
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Analysing your pacing data

Run coach Sean Tait drills down into the major challenges facing TRAIL readers. In this article he addresses the benefit of analysing your run pace.
Morne Nel and Tracey Campbell climb more than 500m on a single ascent in Vanstaadensberg training for uphill

Train for uphill trail running courses

Coach Sean Tait addresses the challenge of doing enough hill run training, with ideas on how to get the most benefit from your effort. He also answers the question: what about inclined treadmill training as a way to train for hilly races?
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Tips for your first trail race

Your first trail event (of any length) can be an intimidating prospect. Or maybe you're stepping up to a new unknown distance and you don't know if you'll be able to manage it. TRAIL sought out trail running experts to help you overcome your challenges.

Previous Issues

cover TRAIL magazine issue 41 bruce arnett South Africa


Be inspired by trail runners and their adventures in the Oct/Nov/Dec issue of TRAIL, South Africa's only 100% trail running magazine. It's the 41st edition since its launch in December 2011.
TRAIL 40 cover Jo Keppler


TRAIL issue 40 features a mega Ultra-Trail Drakensberg feature, shares Jo Keppler's story fighting substance addiction, improves your strength through hill running, helps you avoid and counter hypothermia, and much more.
Cover Matty Healy by Kyle Quintao TRAIL 39


Take your trail running to new levels with 250 pages of trail awesomeness in the April/May/June issue. It includes a 70 event calendar and an account of two trail runners experiencing a desert flash flood in the Karoo.