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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 Rory Scheffer by Xavier Briel no text 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.
cover Prodigal Khumalo Kumalo no text 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!
Karoline Hanks cover TRAIL magazine South Africa issue 42 final edition

TRAIL issue 42

Issue 42 (Jan/Feb/Mar 2022) is TRAIL's last issue as a magazine. Enjoy 206 pages of trail running inspiration to get you motivated and inspired. Among the many articles, cover athlete Karoline Hanks shares her passion for nature and wildlife.
Cover TRAIL 7 Thabang Madiba


Run Cape Point with Katya Soggot. Detailed advice on where to run in this stunning area. Night Running with the Freaks: tips, dos and don’ts. This could save your ankle, this could save your life someday. Injuries: Surviving The Three Most Common Ones: ITB, Calf and Achilles with our crash test dummy.
cover TRAIL 19 Kerry-Ann Marshall no text


Leopards, hippos, suppositories, hallucinations: all part of the 100 Mile journey at Addo Elephant Trail Run. Relive the exceptional (and ridiculous) experiences that made South Africa's only 100 miler worth the sweat and tears.
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Get TRAIL 20 to learn how to pace your race, run on fat, rehabilitate your injured ankle, lower insulin, heal your feet, and make Bear Grylls' quiche! Strengthen your running with five targeted exercises.


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.
TRAIL 10 Iain and Su Don-Wauchope by photographer Em Gatland


In the first double-digit issue of TRAIL, coach Mauritz Jansen van Rensburg shares a varied, fast, no fuss workout that will not only take you less time but will have you running faster in two weeks. Survive the sun. Are we a generation of sugar addicts? And lots more. 100 pages.
cover Robyn Owen t22 no text


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.
TRAIL issue 11 Ryno Griesel photographed by Kelvin Trautman


Leaping like a panther on the cover of issue 11 is an icon of mountain running and adventure racing, Ryno Griesel. Years in the planning, Ryno teamed up with fellow Salomon athlete Ryan Sandes in March to set a new FKT (fastest known time) for the Drakensberg Grand Traverse. 100 pages.
TRAIL 8 magazine cover Tracy Zunckel


Experts including Ryan Sandes, Robert Boeder and Braam Malherbe discuss running at high altitudes. Visit Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, a trail gem south of Johannesburg that gives visitors an opportunity to experience the flora and fauna of this picturesque park.
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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 TRAIL magazine issue 17 Linda Doke 600pixels NO COVER TEXT


Looking to get high on running? We've scoured South Africa for seven mountain runs to get you on top of the world! Get inspired by our cover athlete Linda Doke's rise from chubby student to ultra racing maven.
Stuart McConnachie TRAIL 33 by Simon Pocock


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!
TRAIL 14 Ben Brimble cover


Before you started running, downhills looked easy, but now you know better! Andrew Hagen, the man behind the fastest known time (FKT) descending Platteklip Gorge, takes you through the mental and physical preparation involved in lightning fast descents.
TRAIL 2 cover with runner Jock Green by photographer Kelvin Trautman


Run with dogs with tips on trail etiquette, best and worst breeds and common pooch injuries. Grow and eat the sinful dessert (a use for sweet potato leaves you never imagined). Indoor trail running? Yes, from a famous German stadium that hosted Iron Maiden, Prince and Black Sabbath. A 16-model Hydration Pack Guide to keep you hydrated while on the move, plus tips on getting the right type. 100 pages.
Cover TRAIL 16 Johardt van Heerden


Are you running so hard that it is damaging your progress? You could be suffering from adrenal overload and on your way to being burned out! Need some inspiration? Read about the fastest trail runner in South Africa, cover athlete Johardt van Heerden.
cover carla van huyssteen Sven Musica 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.
Cover Matty Healy by Kyle Quintao 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 40 cover Jo Keppler


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.