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Autumn Guide issue 27

Buy the best gift to yourself with the TRAIL 27's Autumn Gear Guide. Feast on nine pages of food bars, socks, tights, trail shoes, recovery tools, and more. There are 35 products from 23 awesome brands like B4 Play, Balega, Biogen, Brooks, Compressport, Dr Cool, Enduren, FALKE, Feetures, First Ascent, FuelBelt, Hi-Tec, Nanuki, Pekant, Rugani, Salomon, Saucony, Superbar, Trailnuggets, trailhead, Thule, TriggerPoint, and UCAN.
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What’s in 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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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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Prodigal Khumalo interview

Prodigal Khumalo is our TRAIL 27 cover athlete. He has won the UTCT 100km twice, and earned a Comrades Gold medal twice. Beyond his racing achievements, Prodigal is beloved by the running community in KZN. He is from Zimbabwe, making his home and building a family in Durban for the past decade.

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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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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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Runners, dogs, and rabies

Trail running takes us to some remarkably beautiful and remote places. The wildness and solitude are part of the attraction, but with that comes safety risks. One of those is exposure to wildlife, and diseases they carry, including the rabies virus. And guess what? Dogs, not wildlife, are responsible for most rabies infections in humans. Here's what you need to know to stay on the safe side of adventure.
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Previous Issues

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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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TRAIL 21

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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