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Chantel Nienaber interview

Chantel Nienaber leaps into action on the cover of TRAIL 30 (Jan/Feb/March 2019). Get inspired by her inspiring journey from artist to elite athlete in a few powerful strides.
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What’s in TRAIL 30?

TRAIL 30 is on shelves from 18 December 2018. Age better, find weekend getaways, avoid injury, get stronger, and find the best shoes for you. Discover how to reduce injury with cryotherapy, discover what your biokineticist wishes you knew, use your heart rate to guide training, and choose from over 90 South African trail running events in our calendar.
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Send us letters!

Every issue of TRAIL magazine features two pages worth of letters from you, our readers. Your strong opinions, life-changing experiences, happy memories, and reflections on our sport have a home there. Every person who has their letter published will receive a pair of Feetures Elite Light Cushion trail running socks, worth R239!
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Summer Guide TRAIL 30

Buy the best gift to yourself with TRAIL 30's Summer Gear Guide! Feast on nine pages of shoes, nutrition bars, bottles and packs, eyewear, shirts, shorts, socks, and even lube. Find them all on pages 48 to 57 of our latest issue, on sale from 18 December 2018.
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Win Saucony Xodus ISO 3 trail shoes

Enter to win a pair of Saucony Xodus ISO 3 trail shoes worth R2,799 with TRAIL magazine! Competition closes 31 March 2019. Winner announced 1 April 2019.
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Better sleep, better running

Sleep better to improve your recovery, performance, and general well-being! Sleep scientist Dr Dale Rae shares her insights with trail runners in issue 29.
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Trail running with dogs

Find the best breed, training strategy, and safety guidelines for your trail dog! Vet-in-training and elite trail runner Nicolette Griffioen explains, in this article from TRAIL issue 28 and 29.
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Meet four inspiring South African vegan trail runners

Sunshine-powered running: vegan athletes Rachel Manyathi, Zoe Papadakis, Govan Basson, and Gavin Shaskolsky explain how their plant-based life affects health and athletic performance. Originally published in TRAIL 26.
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Stuart Cole beats addiction with trail running

Healthy and happy, Stuart Cole took his body and soul back from the clutches of addiction. Just over a year later, Stuart is helping others and embracing the indescribable joy of trail running. This is the TrailTalk article he contributed to TRAIL issue 28.

Previous Issues

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Build your ultrarunning engine, run with dogs, have a great first kilometre, and choose from over 90 local and international events in our calendar. TRAIL 29 will have you inspired, strong, and ready for your next big goal!
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Run smart while having fun and staying strong with TRAIL 28. Run with dogs, relive adventure in the Grand Canyon, find winter gear, end your shin splint suffering, bake up a storm with black beans, and use martial arts to get stronger and faster even when you're not running.
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Plan your training to sharpen and taper for peak performance, join the fun with five social runs, and choose from 100 local and international events in our calendar. TRAIL 27 provides tools for strong, strategic running so your time on the trails is more pleasure than pain!
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Run better when you learn from Coach Neville's racing mistakes, get strong with Pilates and kettlebells, get your floating bridge skills on point, and boost your nutrition! TRAIL 26 is all about overcoming obstacles - race whoopsies, dog bites, and knee injuries.


Train for longer distances and share the love with TRAIL 25, on shelves from 26 September 2017. Learn how to train for your first 15km trail, find doggie run routes, cross-train on obstacle courses, and develop your eyes to run fast and safe over any terrain.
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Get ready for long kilometres with TRAIL 24, on shelves from 26 June 2017. Learn how to train for a 100 miler, discover slackpacking trails, cross-train with climbing, and tackle rocky trails. This issue will inspire you to break from your comfort zone!

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