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Gear Guide issue 26

Buy the best gift to yourself with the TRAIL 26 gear guide! From bars to tights, running belts to trail shoes, caps to running prams, discover a new way to enjoy your adventures. There are 34 products from 17 awesome brands, including Balega, Breezing, Brooks, Dr Cool, Enduren, Feetures, First Ascent, FuelBelt, Hi-Tec, Hoka One One, Nature's Delicacies, Pekant, Salomon, Saucony, SWIZA, Sziols and Thule.
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Carla van Huyssteen interview

She claims to be a born sprinter, but her domination of the Mountain Challenge Series in the Cape, and podium at her first-ever Otter African Trail Run, betrays delight in hours spent running. Life is too short for one sport, but 2017 was Carla's year of trails, with podiums all over South Africa. 
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What’s in TRAIL 26?

Run better when you learn from Coach Neville's racing mistakes, get strong with Pilates and kettlebells, get your floating bridge skills on point, understand your body, and boost your nutrition! TRAIL 26 is all about overcoming obstacles, from race whoopsies to dog bites, knee injuries to floating bridges.

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.


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How to run 100 miles

Coach Neville outlines the training, kit, and planning needed to complete 100 miles in this article from TRAIL magazine issue 24. You don’t have to be superhuman!
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My Wild Life at Addo Elephant Trail Run 2017

There's one chance to run in Addo Elephant National Park and that is by toeing the line at Addo Elephant Trail Run. Martin Malherbe relives his 100 miles, with snippets from Caitlin Lewis, Andy Wesson, and Sébastien Lesage.
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Baviaanskloof Trail Run keeps them coming back

There were several return customers earning the title of Legend at the ninth Baviaanskloof Trail Run on 8 September 2017. Find out what makes this race addictive.
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Nine Peaks Challenge – the full story

Tag the highest peak in every province of South Africa. It's a simple enough premise. The tricky bit is runners have to drive themselves over 3,000km across the country from when the clock starts at the foot of the first peak until they summit the final peak. In 2017 two teams of adventurers have broken the record. Here are their stories, originally published in TRAIL 25.
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Previous Issues


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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Create good habits for training and health with TRAIL 23, on shelves until the end of June 2017. Learn how to train for a stage race, tackle tricky uphills, and use stretches and warmups to perform at your best.
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Make the most of your runs with TRAIL 22, on shelves until the end of March 2017. Discover seven flat and fast trails, including five coastal runs, the best way to descend slippery hills, and how to use parkrun to test your fitness.
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Make the most of every training session with TRAIL 21 and three different coaches! Discover seven forest trails across South Africa, the ultimate packing list for stage races, and which protein supplement is best.
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Get TRAIL 20 to learn how to pace your race, run on fat, rehabilitate your injured ankle, lower insulin, heal your feet, and make Bear Grylls' quiche! Strengthen your running with five targeted exercises.

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Events calendar

Get the next few months of trail running events in every issue of TRAIL, including international events. Issue 26 of TRAIL magazine (January/February/March) features over 100 trail running events in South Africa and internationally. Month ahead published online.

Salomon Speedcross 4 winners announced

Thank you if you entered to win a pair of Salomon's all-new Speedcross 4. This competition closed 5pm on 3 November 2016. The winner is: Megan Hartwig! Congratulations.
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Trail Clinic with TRAIL magazine

To stay informed about our Trail Clinics, tell us a bit about yourself through the nine-question survey below. You'll be added to the mailing list for future news.
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Hi-Tec Griffon multisport shoe review

This review of the just-released Hi-Tec Griffon was always going to be an interesting meeting between the familiar world of trail running shoes, and...
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Brooks Mazama trail shoes winners announced

Congratulations to Daryl Hefer and Bianca Balutto for each winning a pair of Brooks Mazama trail shoes in this exclusive TRAIL magazine giveaway!
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