TRAIL 6

Get an in-depth look at what food the fastest runners are loading up on for their long training runs and races. Do they lean towards nature-based or manmade? Also in issue 6 is a no-punches-held article highlighting the health issues of drinking alcohol, even for 'fit' runners. 100 pages.

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TRAIL issue 6 with Ryan Sandes by photographer Craig Kolesky
TRAIL issue 6 with Ryan Sandes by photographer Craig Kolesky
TRAIL issue 6 with Ryan Sandes by photographer Craig Kolesky
TRAIL issue 6 with Ryan Sandes by photographer Craig Kolesky

The question that pro athlete and nutrition writer Glenn Macnamara poses is, is it worth it?

With that question answered, you’ll learn how to become a stronger, faster and smarter runner on that most shifty of substrates: sand, whether you drink alcohol or not!

Equipment is an important part of making the offroad experience an enjoyable one. This issue features a 10-page hydration guide including 18 of some of the most purchased backpacks in South Africa today. Brands include Camelbak, first Ascent, inov-8, Salomon and UltrAspire.

We all need heroes and trail running has some admirable examples of people who live their passions while experiencing some of the planet’s best sights. Ryan Sandes, the first person on the planet to record wins in ultra trail runs (those over 42km) on all seven continents, features on the cover, photographed by Craig Kolesky/Nikon/Lexar in Hout Bay.

Staying with stunning scenery, you’ll also get a taste of the scenic and isolated Alexandria Trail north of Port Elizabeth, a hike over two days that our intrepid adventurer writers did in one day. Newcomers and experienced trail runners alike will be mesmerised by the Three Cranes Challenge and Canada’s Matterhorn photo-essays, which will reveal new worlds possibly not known by many.

The cover for TRAIL 6 was shot by Capetonian ace photographer Craig Kolesky.

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

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 Trail Run and the arduous Skyrun.

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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