Trail Clinics with TRAIL magazine


Entries for Gauteng Trail Clinic on 27 and 28 July 2019 and Cape Trail Clinic on 2 and 3 November 2019 are open.

Buy tickets early to save on the only trail clinics we host in each city for the year.

Brooks prize Cascadia 13 men & women Cascadia 13 in TRAIL magazine issue 28 900pixels


Do you want to run faster, with more confidence, and fewer or no injuries? Do you want to think differently about your running? About your life? One way you’ll do that is through our Trail Clinics.

Enter early and secure your seat and your presence in the draws on the final day of the trail running clinic.

These are the lucky draw prizes for the Gauteng Trail Clinic:

  • Brooks Cascadia 13 trail running shoes (value R2,399)
  • Feetures socks (R239 per pair, to the first six seats that signup)
  • Three months of personalised online coaching from Neville Beeton.
  • Two 45 minute massages (value R350 each) and one biomechanical assessment (R450) with gait analysis from experienced biokineticist Anca Wessels. (Anca’s three prizes will be open to runners currently battling with injury.)
  • One 12-week one-on-one race preparation (value R1,650) from three-time Munga Trail winner Bennie Roux, via phone, WhatsApp, and email, plus four runs with Bennie in the Pretoria area.
  • One NBI Adult Brain Profile assessment (value R1,000) from Marie Snyman-Jacobs.
  • Three fitness assessments and personalised training programmes which include a muscle imbalance test, muscle strength test, heart rate test, periodisation, flexibility, body composition from strength expert Brendan McBirnie.
  • One month’s running programme from Brendan McBirnie.

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Our Trail Clinics cater to every level. We cover the basics like choosing shoes and packs, and then there’s more advanced training advice for attendees who are already good athletes and want to get better. All of which benefits beginners too.


The emphasis is on technique, assistance in areas that individuals are struggling, and training methods, and not to see how fit anyone is.

Have a look at our Facebook albums to get an idea of the people who attend, and what we get up to:

Gauteng Clinic 2018
Gauteng Clinic 2017
Cape Clinic 2017

Interested but not for these trail clinics? Stay in touch with the latest news with our Clinic newsletter list. Answer a few questions and add yourself to our Cape Town mailing list (with Durban and Port Elizabeth possible options).

Win Brooks shoes!

Being enlightened and inspired is not all that will happen! Simply by being at both days of either Trail Clinic, you could WIN the latest model of Brooks’ most popular trail shoe, the Cascadia. It’s worth R2,399.

The Cascadia 13 is Brooks’ most versatile trail shoe. Brooks has refined the stability system to be more flexible than the Cascadia 12, allowing you to feel more agile on the trail without sacrificing the cushioning and protection you’ve come to love from the Cascadia.

Buy the Cascadia 13 MenWomen models online.

If you win the shoe in the draw at our prizegiving, you’ll be refunded for your prize, or you can choose to keep both. Ain’t life sweet?

How much could you improve?

A lot!

TRAIL reader Sofi Ackerman attended the November 2015 Gauteng Trail Clinic, where she confessed she didn’t know much about trail running at all.

In November 2017, she won the women’s race at the 65km Salomon SkyRun!

Of the Clinic she said: “It’s where my love for trail running began!” πŸ˜€

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Zapper QR Code Trail Oct 2016

How can I pay?

  • Credit card
  • Zapper (QR code below)
  • EFT (details on checkout)
  • Want to pay over several months? Email Deon for details.

Do you want to run faster, with more confidence, and reduced injuries?

You can enjoy this ideal state by applying the skills you’ll learn at our dynamic trail clinics around South Africa.


What previous attendees say:

Wish I could attend again!

It is something everybody who loves running should do, whether beginner or experienced runner! Thank you Deon and your team for bringing the wise guys to the runners! It is still one of my highlights of 2016. You must enjoy this one as well. The bonus is you meet so many great people! Lukas Van Vuuren

Peeling the onion, finding good stuff!

Thank you to ALL OF YOU for making the trail clinic weekend one I will treasure always – I left having learned so much about trail running, my strengths and the areas I can improve in, made new friends/contacts/future besties, connected with very humble heroes, and have also uncovered some deep insights about what motivates me (thank you Kevin Light!). I look forward to many new adventures connecting and engaging with the trails and with some of you too. Christine Barrow (North American Academy for Sport Fitness Professionals [NAASFP] Certified Marathon Coach)

Inspired to improve my life

Such a great TRAIL magazine #CapeClinic this weekend! So cool to be apart of it, meet new people, and learn from other like-minded individuals. I feel inspired to not only improve my running, but as a person and in life too! Thanks Deon Braun, Heloise Hunter, Nic De Beer, Sean Tait, Chris Allan, Kevin Light, Devon Coetzee, Grant Bryant from RUN, and Brad Player and Dennis Hines from Brooksrunningsa for sharing your passion and knowledge of trail running through the Cape Trail Clinic! Jan Ham, Jnr

Want to attend another trail clinic?

Sign up to future trail clinics through a short seven-question survey (it will take no more than two minutes to complete).


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The crazy fun Cape Trail Clinic posse in November 2016. Speakers in front row, and delegates and Brooks team standing. Yeehaa!

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