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Get TRAIL digital issues on the App Store, Google Play, Magzter, and Zinio for all your devices. Zinio has all issues (1-42) and is the recommended option.

cover TRAIL magazine issue 41 bruce arnett South Africa

TRAIL 41

Be inspired by trail runners and their adventures in the Oct/Nov/Dec issue of TRAIL, South Africa's only 100% trail running magazine. It's the 41st edition since its launch in December 2011.
TRAIL 40 cover Jo Keppler

TRAIL 40

TRAIL issue 40 features a mega Ultra-Trail Drakensberg feature, shares Jo Keppler's story fighting substance addiction, improves your strength through hill running, helps you avoid and counter hypothermia, and much more.
Cover Matty Healy by Kyle Quintao TRAIL 39

TRAIL 39

Take your trail running to new levels with 250 pages of trail awesomeness in the April/May/June issue. It includes a 70 event calendar and an account of two trail runners experiencing a desert flash flood in the Karoo.

TRAIL 38

Start your year on the right foot with TRAIL 38! This issue boasts 250 pages of photos, fun, and expert content to help you run at your best in 2021. Climb strong, breathe well, peak properly, and beat the heat with our latest issue.
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TRAIL 37

TRAIL's second digital-only issue (Oct/Nov/Dec 2020). Get inspired and fit with 240 pages of trail running stories and lessons. Totally redesigned for maximum legibility on digital devices, including smartphones.
cover Rene Vollgraaff no text TRAIL 36

TRAIL 36

TRAIL's first digital-only issue (Jul/Aug/Sep 2020). Rebuild your trail skills and fitness with 188 pages of trail running nirvana! Ultra athlete René Vollgraaff is on the cover, photographed by her husband, Lourens Reyneke.
Cover Eric Ngubane by Gareth Hubbard TRAIL 35

TRAIL 35

TRAIL 35 is packed with training insights, stories from the trail community, and new gear for you. Strengthen your glutes and quads with five challenging stair runs, improve your strength and mobility, and protect your toes on the trail.
TRAIL 34 cover Annalise Scholtz

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.
Stuart McConnachie TRAIL 33 by Simon Pocock

TRAIL 33

Enjoy 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!
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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.
TRAIL 29 Nic De Beer cover by Xavier Briel

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.
cover Prodigal Khumalo Kumalo no text TRAIL 27

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!
cover carla van huyssteen Sven Musica TRAIL 26

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.
cover Naomi Brand by Sven Musica no text TRAIL 24

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!
cover Rory Scheffer by Xavier Briel no text TRAIL 23

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.