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Summer Gear Guide featured TRAIL 34

Summer Gear Guide TRAIL 34

Be ready for long days on the trail with TRAIL 34's Summer Gear Guide! Feast your eyes on eight pages of shoes, waterproof jackets,...
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What’s in 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...
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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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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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Things I learned running 100 miles at Addo Elephant Trail Run 2019

What went into running the 2019 Addo Elephant Trail Run 100 miler? Find out what Deon Braun learned when he completed Addo 100 in March 2019, and tips to prepare for your 2020 Addo Elephant Trail Run. His story was published in TRAIL issue 31.
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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 for science-based sleep advice.
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Previous Issues

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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! Build your runner mindset superpowers, and choose from 97 South African trail running events in our calendar. 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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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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