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TRAIL 3 cover with Sonja Stafford-Northcote by photographer Deon Braun

TRAIL 3

Fact: Trail running is the new black. Just like mountain biking rode out of nowhere and knocked the wheels out from under road cycling, trail running is the antidote to running on crowded, often hazardous roads, and a breath of fresh air for anyone who has been a runner for any length of time. It’s booming – and it’s only going to get bigger. 100 pages.
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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.
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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 no text TRAIL 18 Christiaan Greyling by Brett Nattrass

TRAIL 18

We know about running like a Kenyan, but what about running like a European - you know - running up and down mountains as fast as mountain goats? So we asked top Euro runners - as well as South Africans who've raced in Europe - to distill what we found were five keys to trail success.
TRAIL 10 Iain and Su Don-Wauchope by photographer Em Gatland

TRAIL 10

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.
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TRAIL 16

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.
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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 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.
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TRAIL 41

Be inspired by trail runners and their adventures in the Oct/Nov/Dec 2021 issue of TRAIL, the 41st edition since its launch in December 2011. Cover athlete Bruce Arnett talks about his connection with the trails, nature, and the trail community.
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TRAIL 20

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.
TRAIL issue 5 cover with AJ Calitz by photographer

TRAIL 5

Running On Rocks? It’s The Ultimate. Read This Issue’s Article – And Go Faster! TRAIL issue 5 takes an in-depth look on becoming more confident running over rocks and boulders. It’s not magic, it’s just a technique and if others have improved their rock running by consistently practicing, you can too! 100 pages.
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 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.
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TRAIL 4

Read the 204 Greatest Trail Running Tips in 30 pages of offroad wisdom in TRAIL issue 4! TRAIL, South Africa's first magazine dedicated to the beautiful state called trail running, devotes 30 pages to the burning questions that all trail runners ask. Everything from beginner basics through to the best equipment choices to finding training venues is covered.
TRAIL 6 cover with Megan Mackenzie by photographer Kelvin Trautman

TRAIL 12

She may not step from telephone booths in superhero attire when she zooms off to her runs, but it would not be surprising if cover athlete Megan Mackenzie did. The Jozi resident, with her heart still in KZN, is setting records, helping dyslexic kids and generally behaving like a superhuman.
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.
Cover TRAIL 7 Thabang Madiba

TRAIL 7

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.
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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.
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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.
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.