Cape Trail Clinic 2019
We regret that the Cape Trail Clinic has been cancelled.
We’ve been hosting trail running clinics (in association with main sponsor Brooks Running South Africa) for five years. Maybe you attended one?
We started with Durban in July 2015, and then held two in Knysna, four in Cape Town, and five in Gauteng. The 12 clinics have been fun and challenging, and helped us meet and run with around 180 readers. We have been further honoured to have runners from the UK and Botswana join us.
That said, they require a sizeable investment of time to promote and then execute at the quality we want to produce.
When we have a good audience, it is gratifying. When we are in the midst of an economic slow-down, we need to make decisions with the head and not the heart. (If that is ever possible. Probably not.)
It’s a vital practice to regularly ask ourselves ‘Is this part of my life truly benefiting me and those around me?’. If not, we need courage and creativity to make the change needed so that we move forward and don’t get stuck in a rut. Change is life. Nothing ever stays the same.
So it’s with sadness that I announce that we won’t be hosting trail clinics for the foreseeable future.
I am excited about this change though, I won’t lie.
We’ll use the time we free up to improve this newsletter and our website.
That will allow us to reach more people with the trail running message. (And also, there are other clinic offerings now, something that wasn’t a thing back in 2015, so you’ll still be able to attend one if you want.)
Brooks (Michelle and Clive Chowles), and retail partners The Sweat Shop (Jax Snyman, Craig Gornall) and RUN Specialist Store (Grant Bryant) have been supporters since we started. Thank you to them for making the clinics a reality.
To our speakers, you were the main feature! You’ve provided so many life-changing insights (many of which became articles), and moments of laughter and pathos.
And finally, the support crew – friends all – who committed their time to making the important tasks behind the scenes happen. We could not do it without any of you. Thank you all.
The future is already here. Let’s move on to the next chapter.
Deon Braun, TRAIL magazine founder
Please contact Deon any further information.