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What’s in 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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Autumn Gear Guide in TRAIL 35

Be ready for golden light and cool runs on the trail with TRAIL 35's Autumn Gear Guide! Feast your eyes on eight pages of shoes, waterproof jackets, hydration solutions, energy drinks, run-specific underwear, eyewear, socks, shorts, and shirts.
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Write us a letter – you may receive a pair of Feetures socks!

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!

Send us your trail running pics

You know how it goes: everyone needs to see that while they were on the couch, you were running this pristine landscape, gazing at that exquisite view. You snap a pic. Or twenty. Submit the best photo you took on the trail to usΒ and you could see them in the next issue of TRAIL magazine.
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Articles/Events

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Resistance band cross-training for runners

One gym accessory, so many options! Use your resistance bands effectively with coach Brendan McBirnie of Fitness From Africa. This article was first published in TRAIL 34.

Skipping rope cross-training for trail runners

Use a skipping rope to maintain fitness and have fun, no matter where you are! Personal trainer Rhain Hoskins shows you the moves and workout combinations. Article originally published in TRAIL 31
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Coronavirus COVID-19 and its trail running opponents

Coronavirus COVID-19 has reached South Africa, and the battle has begun in earnest. While most of the nation is limiting interactions, some feel it's not necessary, that the disease is not that serious. We hope this plea from the TRAIL team convinces some of this minority to do what's working for countries affected earlier than SA.
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How to train for mountains in the flatlands

How do you train for mountains when you live in a flat region? Coach Sean Tait – founder of Off the Mark Training – has solutions for you, including proven methods using treadmills, short hill repeats, stairs, and once-a-week roadtrips to your local high point. You can do this!
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Previous Issues

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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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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.

TRAIL 31

Balance your mileage and speed sessions, find mountains in the city, avoid altitude sickness, learn how to run happier, avoid falling, jump rope, post-workout chow plans, and lots more! Get 100 pages of trail running goodness, on shelves April to June 2019. Hylton Dunn graces the cover, shot by Brendan Cole.
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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, and what your biokineticist wishes you knew, and use your heart rate to guide training.
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TRAIL 29

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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