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What’s in TRAIL 28?

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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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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Buffelsdrift Trail Park overview

Buffelsdrift Mountain Bike Park introduced five offroad running trails at the already popular MTB destination in 2017. It's located 15km north of Pretoria in the Buffelsdrift Conservancy. The new trails, which range from 5km to 21km in length, have been met with enthusiasm by runners and walkers alike.
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Surviving a flash flood in the Drakensberg

Bryan Antolik and Michelle Gordon took on the Rhino Peak summit in February 2018. The weather changed during their descent, and the fun mountain jaunt turned into a calamitous ordeal. There were five river-crossings on the route, all flooded. Read Michelle's account in TRAIL 27, and Bryan's here.
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Trail Town at Knysna – After the Fire 2017

We run to be in nature, to breathe in fresh air, to feel the thrill of speed. But sometimes things bigger than us threaten to sweep everything we know and love away like a kilometre-high tsunami. Then we have to wipe away our tears, roll up our dusty sleeves, and run to find healing. The fires that ravaged the Knysna area from 7 June 2017 were the tsunami.
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Smart starch for your diet

It’s time to re-acquaint with this food group after years of neglect. Excellent news: sweet potatoes are a health food! Starch is not the enemy. In fact, people living on Okinawa, Japan, have a diet comprising of 90% starch, which is a contributing factor to their longevity. Dietitian Laura May is here to sing the praises of starch, with scientific support.
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Previous Issues

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TRAIL 27

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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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, and boost your nutrition! TRAIL 26 is all about overcoming obstacles - race whoopsies, dog bites, and knee injuries.

TRAIL 25

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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TRAIL 24

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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TRAIL 23

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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TRAIL 22

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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