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What’s in 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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Autumn Guide TRAIL 31

Get 10 pages showcasing 40 products in latest issue TRAIL 31's 2019 Autumn Gear Guide! Find waterproof jackets to nutrition bars, and two pages of trail and road running shoes. The detailed Autumn Gear Guide is on pages 56 to 65 of our latest issue. Popular brands include Salomon, Saucony, Suunto, Julbo, First Ascent, Brooks, Capestorm, Patagonia, and Hoka One One.
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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. 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!

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 us and you could see them in the next issue of TRAIL magazine.
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Protected: Around Lake Malawi for Pangolins

In December 2018, Naomi Brand and Xavier Briel circumnavigated Lake Malawi on foot, covering 1,482km in 33 days. Read the full story, part of which was published in TRAIL 31. The password is the page of TRAIL 31 where the story begins.
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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. She uses her own scientific research, and evidence from other studies to give you science-based sleep advice.
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Free trail running events calendar

Get the next few months of trail running events in every issue of TRAIL, including stage races, 100 milers, ultras, shorter mid-week runs, and international events. Issue 31 of TRAIL magazine (April/May/June 2019, link below) features 96 trail running races in South Africa and internationally. Month ahead published online.
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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. Quotes from Alfred Thorpe, Vicki Fox, and AJ Calitz add their practical tips.
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Previous Issues

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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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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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