TRAIL's first digital-only issue (Jul/Aug/Sep 2020). Rebuild your trail skills and fitness with 188 pages of trail running nirvana! Totally redesigned for maximum legibility on digital devices, including smartphones. You’ll find ultra athlete René Vollgraaff on the cover, image captured by her husband, Lourens Reyneke.
Join us on our digital journey. Publisher Deon Braun and editor Heloise Hunter thank you for supporting TRAIL through its transition. New circumstances, and our strong feelings about the environment, have lead us to this point. We hope you'll join us as we get greener and more interactive in the digital world!
We’re giving away two First Ascent prizes with product of your choice, worth R3k each. This competition is for readers of our new Jul/Aug/Sep issue only. You'll find the link to the survey from the First Ascent page in issue 36, so be sure to get a copy. Winners will be selected on merit, so focus on providing the most honest and useful feedback you can.
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!
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.
The fuzzy line between trail running and mountain climbing that gets you to the summit, scrambling requires its own skillset. Mountain guide Robyn Owen and endurance runner Pierre Jordaan prepare you for future scrambling missions. First published in TRAIL 34.
Three determined people outrunning type 1 diabetes. Anne-Marie Warner, Nicole du Plooy, and Nic McConnachie are all athletes who balance their blood sugar with their activity level. Find out how they do it. Originally published in TRAIL 32.
Coach Erin van Eyssen of Flat Rock Endurance explains how to adapt to training after lockdown. Use his advice to rebuild fitness and get your mindset right, while avoiding injury.
Everyday is Earth Day - so stop monoculture and plant diverse, local plants in your garden throughout the year. Spekboom is a remarkable South African succulent, but it isn't better than every other plant! Originally published 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.