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We are always on the look out for great photos taken by readers out on the trail.

Send us your favourite #SummitSelfie or action shot, preferably in stunning scenery.

Email the best photo you took on the trail to pics@trailmag.co.za and you may see them in the next issue of TRAIL magazine.

You an also share your images with us on Twitter and Instagram by using hashtag #TRAILmagPix, but note that they’ll still need to be emailed to us at their original size to use in the magazine.

Before you hit Send…

  1. Please do not submit professional race photos.
  2. Do not submit landscape images without runners in the shot.
  3. Send a maximum of three images per issue.
  4. Preference is given to action shots.
  5. High resolution originals are required to ensure a quality magazine. WhatsApp images will not suffice.
  6. A detailed caption (explaining where the photo was taken, who is in the shot, details of the run, and the name of the photographer) will be needed once we make our selection and let you know we’ll definitely be using your image.

Johann Muller got this great shot by standing in the middle of a river at the Salomon Bastille Day Trail Run.

Nobody opted to run the third tricky Bergrivier crossing in the Western Cape, in July. Maybe the water temperature had something to do with it! Johann had time to move to the middle of the river and capture the convergence of the 15km and 25km fields. Johann Muller, Cape Town
Nobody opted to run the third tricky Bergrivier crossing in the Western Cape, in July. Maybe the water temperature had something to do with it! Johann had time to move to the middle of the river and capture the convergence of the 15km and 25km fields.

Other contributions

Tyler Bain wins Canon S200
“Fortunately I had my cell with me and technology means they are now good for more than just making calls! This is the third time I have run the course, and it’s one of my favourites. It is hard work getting up the mountain, but fortunately the route up is short and direct. Once on top, the run is generally easy, you just have to watch your footing when running the deeply rutted cattle paths. Those who have tripped and/or taken a dive will know what I’m talking about! There are great views of the Dusi and Umgeni River valleys as you do the lap of the mountain.”

Steve Black reader pics Basotho Lesotho Thamathu Pass photo by Andrew McKay, Kloof
Steve Black on foot converses with a stately Basotho on hoof. “This was taken in Lesotho near Thamathu Pass,” says Andrew. “Steve and I spent two days scouting a route for our future two-day stage event in Lesotho, Sehlabathebe National Park and the Maloti Mountains. We saw only two people in two days, so we stopped for a chat and a welcome break from the high altitude running. Andrew McKay, Kloof
reader pics TRAIL magazine Alison Coates
Smaug is after four poorly-disguised hobbits in the early morning light. That’s Golem snapping at their heels, on the Byrne Horseshoe with Nail route. It’s a beautiful 26km loop in Byrne Valley, just outside Richmond in KZN. Our hobbits are Vaughn Smit, Malcolm Millar, Ryan and Craig Oellermann, and Brendon Ferrar (aka Golem) training for the Mighty MUTTER in October. Alison Coates, Durban
India Baird Rainbow Run
“I started out on a dark, rainy morning. About half an hour into the run, the skies parted and for the next two hours there was at least one rainbow in sight, including this gorgeous one at the top of Lion’s Head. Nature’s reminder that getting out there is always worth it!” India Baird, Cape Town