In issue 10, we think of approaching life (and of course, trail running) in a fun, varied, and effective way. With Coach Mo’s tips, there is no reason you cannot run faster this year if your body is still willing and able. He breaks it down in simple terms. Simplicity. That is how you will do it!
Paleo nutritionist Sally-Ann Creed and best-selling vegetarian whole foods author Mary-Ann Shearer share their favourite meals and daily eating plans for the low carbohydrate, high fat Paleo diet versus a vegetarian one. There is something here for every food lover.
Sixteen of the latest and best hydration packs and six top nutrition products feature in the annual Hydration Guide. Practical tips to use your pack make this a must-read feature.
Glenn Macnamara asks whether we’ve become a generation of unsuspecting sugar addicts and his list will make you think twice about what you’re eating in future.
Michelle Carnegie discovers that B’sorah in Gauteng is ideally situated for Joburgers as well as Pretorians.
Creepy Crawlies are a fact of the trail and we look at some of the dangers as well as the damage control options open to you should you get zapped. Take home tip: be prepared when you’re running in isolated areas.
The small but potent chia seed is our superfood of choice this issue – and for good reason. Bianca Harper shares some great recipes for this versatile and super-nutritious South American seed.
Forge ahead into the year with eight pages covering 48 events from March until May, including an international listing of the best events.
We share your views on your favourite events of 2013 over three pages.
Yoga instructor Helen Weaver enthuses about the benefits of Half Pigeon to unlock tight hips and help you run looser and faster. Try it, it looks complicated but once you follow the step-by-step photos (by Anthony Grote), you’ll want to keep working at it. Let us know how it works for you. It definitely works for our team.
Equipment is an important part of making the offroad experience an enjoyable one. This issue features our first-ever Cap Guide. Keep the sun out of your eyes, protect your face’s skin and scalp, retain body heat in cold weather – it’s a no-brainer to always be wearing a cap
Product tests include bleeding (literally) to give the Luna Mono sandal, developed by Born To Run’s Barefoot Ted, a truly thorough test. More than 200km later, we have the pros and cons of running in Tarahumara-style footwear. Oh that we do! You gotta be tough, is all we can say here. Now, who’s got the Dettol?
There’s a lot more in the magazine but we think you’ll enjoy discovering what it is with your own copy. Happy reading!
About: TRAIL magazine became South Africa’s first print publication dedicated to the booming worldwide activity of trail running in December 2011.
Since then it has enlightened its growing readership with the best places to run, the most suitable gear and the most popular trail running events from every angle; visiting the Himalayas, Sahara Desert, Amazon and many local trails, including the famed Otter African Trail Run and the arduous Skyrun.
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TRAIL retails for R55 (print) and a one year subscription costs R220 (for four issues).
So where do you find TRAIL? SA’s first trail running magazine is available at CNA, SPAR, Pick n Pay, Exclusive Books, Sportsmans Warehouse, Outdoor Warehouse stores and specialist sports retailers nationwide. Sign up for a year’s print subscription to TRAIL magazine.
The digital version is available at Zinio for iPad, Android, iPhone, laptop and desktop devices in single issue and six issue subscriptions.
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