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From the editors

Read the TRAIL team's editorials published in issue 38. Founder Deon Braun muses on change and progress. Editor Heloise Hunter writes about the freedom of feeling small. They both want you to thrive in the new year!

What’s in TRAIL 38?

Start your year on the right foot with TRAIL 38! This issue boasts 250 pages of photos, fun, and expert content to help you run at your best in 2021. Climb strong, breathe well, peak properly, and beat the heat with our latest issue.
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Protected: Installing and testing your grounding mat

Three short videos by Durban biokineticist Stephan Terblanche. 1. Setting up earthing equipment, 2. Testing your grounding mat, 3. Comparing your grounding mat with other materials. Best viewed after reading his TRAIL magazine issue 38 article.
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Write us a letter – you may get Feetured!

Every issue of TRAIL magazine features two pages worth of letters from you, our readers. Share your thoughts and life-changing experiences. 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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Articles/Events

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Afritrails.com makes hiking trail bookings easier

If you’ve tried to book some of South Africa’s hiking trails, you’ll know it can be frustrating. Afritrails wants to change that, with safe, convenient payments, easy searches, and useful information on required gear and food.
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How to choose your next pair of run shoes

Running shoe expert Grant Bryant of RUN Store helps you choose shoes which are ideal for your needs. Hint: the colour is not what you should be looking for! So what do you need to consider? Your history, biomechanics, terrain, run philosophy, and personal fit all count. First published in TRAIL 36.
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Scrambling: move expertly on tough trails

The fuzzy line between trail running and mountain climbing that gets you to the summit, scrambling requires its own skillset. Mountain guides and endurance runners Robyn Owen and Pierre Jordaan prepare you for future scrambling missions. First published in TRAIL 34.
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Three people outrunning type 1 diabetes

Three determined people outrunning type 1 diabetes. Anne-Marie Warner, Nicole du Plooy, and Nic McConnachie are all athletes who balance their blood sugar with their activity level. Find out how they do it. Originally published in TRAIL 32.
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Previous Issues

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TRAIL 37

TRAIL's second digital-only issue (Oct/Nov/Dec 2020). Get inspired and fit with 240 pages of trail running stories and lessons. Totally redesigned for maximum legibility on digital devices, including smartphones. You’ll find ultra athlete Armand du Plessis on the cover. Photo by Damien Schumann.
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TRAIL 36

TRAIL's first digital-only issue (Jul/Aug/Sep 2020). Rebuild your trail skills and fitness with 188 pages of trail running nirvana! Totally redesigned for maximum legibility on digital devices, including smartphones. You’ll find ultra athlete René Vollgraaff on the cover, image captured by her husband, Lourens Reyneke.
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TRAIL 35

TRAIL 35 is bursting with training insight, stories from the community, and trail running gear for you! Strengthen your glutes and quads on five challenging trail stair runs, challenge your system for strength and mobility, and protect your toes from the perils of trail running.
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TRAIL 34

Get stronger and run confidently with TRAIL 34! Embrace the open expanse of five glorious grassland runs, laugh together about what makes us trail runners, and flex resistance bands for strength. With the summer sun blazing down, make the most of your vitamin D production, but also learn how to spot heatstroke.
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What’s in TRAIL 33?

Get faster and further with TRAIL 33! Climb into the shade of five superb plantation runs, get up to speed with trail community jargon, and hop ladders for agility. Even in the heat, get it done without dehydration getting you down! TRAIL 33 will have you blister-resistant, inspired, and strong on your feet!
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TRAIL 32

Reach your peak with TRAIL 32. Understand your runner's mindset, plan your A, B, and C races for the year ahead, survive hypothermia, learn how to run far with trekking poles, avoid injury, strengthen your feet, crack the best pre-run breakfast, and shop through our 10-page Winter Gear Guide.
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