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Read about some of the many people in South African trail running who inspire with their actions and adventures. Hey, that’s probably you too! Reach out to us with your story. Email editorial@trailmag.co.za. Happy trails!

Annalise Scholtz feature image TRAIL 34 interview

Annalise Scholtz 2020 interview

Port Elizabeth's Annalise Scholtz was our TRAIL 34 cover athlete. From an athletics blitz at school to an ultra running champion, it wasn't smooth sailing.
Lucky Miya by Sven Musica TRAIL magazine interview in issue t20

Lucky Miya 2016 interview

Winning trail races since 2009, Lucky Miya's charming smile is a mainstay at distance events around the country, with multiple wins at the likes of Ingeli Skymarathon and Lesotho Ultra Trail. Lucky was on the cover of TRAIL 20.
Matty Healy ultrarunner South Africa profile DPS Kyle Quintao TRAIL magazine issue 39 1100px

Matt Healy interview

Matt Healy is a professional ultrarunner who signaled his intention at becoming one of the best when he won the 2021 Addo Elephant Trail Run.
Rene Vollgraaff by Lourens Reyneke 2446 TRAIL 36

René Vollgraaff 2020 interview

René Vollgraaff is a survivor, a self-professed nerd, and a runner. She outlasted every other ultra runner to become the only Run AMUK Challenge finisher of 2019. We spoke to our cover athlete about her past and present in TRAIL issue 36.
Nicky Booyens resize Sven Musica TRAIL 28

Nicky Booyens 2018 interview

Nicky Booyens is our shortest cover athlete ever, but her stature does not detract from her turbo speed, multisport achievements, nor her adventurous spirit. Nicky appears on the cover of TRAIL 28 (July/August/September 2018).
Hylton Dunn by Brendan Cole TRAIL 31

Hylton Dunn 2019 interview

Hylton Dunn was on the cover of TRAIL 31. You may know him as the owner of Alpine Swift Trails, or as the winner of ultra endurance trail races like Addo Elephant Trail Run, Rhodes Run, KAEM, and Giant's Cup Trail Run. He was on the cover of TRAIL 31.
Rory Scheffer TRAIL 23 cover by Xavier Briel

Rory Scheffer 2017 interview

Rory Scheffer is just getting started, with international races on his to-do list. He has several wins under his belt, most recently the Ultra-trail Cape Town® 65km, after victories at Giant’s Cup Trail Run, and Dryland Traverse. He was on the cover of TRAIL 23.
Robyn Owen Kime by Andre Gie TRAIL 22

Robyn Owen 2017 interview

“I want to see Robyn at Otter.” Kane Reilly’s prophetic words came three years before Robyn Owen’s record-breaking sub-five hour RETTO. Since then, Robyn finished her Masters degree in civil engineering, and won her fifth Dusi Canoe Marathon. Robyn was on the cover of TRAIL 22.
Eric Ngubane by Gareth Hubbard TRAIL 35

Eric Ngubane 2020 interview

Road and trail runner Eric Ngubane has been winning trail races in KZN since 2010, and made a splash on the SA trail scene when he won Ultra-trail Cape Town 100km in 2014. From 18km trails to the Comrades Marathon, Eric is at home on his feet. Get to know our TRAIL 35 cover athlete.