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.

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TRAIL 4 cover with Landie Greyling by photographer Craig Kolesky

No matter how long you’ve been a trail runner, you will learn something new.

South Africa’s foremost trail runners share their tips – and keeping it real are tips from the magazine’s very partisan readers.

TRAIL 4 hit shelves in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana on 15 October 2012.

For technophiles, it is also available on and through iTunes for digital download for iPad, Android, iPhone, laptop and desktop devices.

The cover shot on Landie Greyling is by Nikon/Lexar ace lensman Craig Kolesky.

TRAIL issue 4 and all other back issues are available here, as a single issue or a package deal.

The fourth issue features an eclectic mix of topics including

  • Power-walking insights from Spanish wunderkind Kilian Jornet
  • Candid interview with barefoot/natural running guru Lee Saxby
  • Finding Mental Strength with Chantel Nienaber after her Grootvadersbosch Life Lesson
  • The Love of Valour – Kevin White celebrates old ladies who beat up a would-be mugger and reflects on the trail running lesson
  • 14 of the best urban trail runs in Cape Town, Durban, Gauteng and Port Elizabeth
  • New products from adidas, Camelbak, First Ascent, Columbia
  • How sitting is killing you.

Two detailed shoe tests

  • Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon LS barefoot shoe
  • Vivobarefoot Neo Trail barefoot shoe

Book reviews

  • Eat & Run (Scott Jurek)
  • Why We Run (Bernd Heinrich)
  • Proprioception (link to free Lee Saxby e-book)
  • Trail Runner’s Guide (Jacques Marais)

TRAIL magazine’s fourth issue is packed with training tips, news and product reviews. Expert guest writers include stage running queen Mimi Anderson, lifestyle coach Chantel Nienaber and trail stalwart, Jack Davis who sings the praises of Johannesburg’s Kings Kloof trail.

Buy TRAIL magazine

TRAIL retails for R58 (print) in 600+ outlets countrywide.

So where do you find TRAIL? SA’s only trail running print magazine is available at CNA, Clicks, SPAR, Pick n Pay, Exclusive Books, Sportsmans Warehouse, and specialist sports retailers nationwide.

The digital version is available on the App Store and Zinio for iPad, Android, iPhone, laptop and desktop devices in single issue and four issue subscriptions.

TRAIL is also available through Magzter.

All back issues are available here, as a single issue or a package deal.

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