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You’ll continue to be inspired by South Africa’s trail runners and their adventures in the Jul/Aug/Sep issue of TRAIL, the magazine’s 40th edition since its founding in 2011.

If big mountains and tough conditions only fuel your trail fire, you’ll love the big and bold Ultra-Trail Drakensberg photo-essay, featuring the images of some of South Africa’s best endurance sport photographers which captured the essence of this gruelling event.

TRAIL magazine UTD contents spread issue 40

Also a solid read is cover athlete Jo Keppler’s story of how running played a major part in her battle against substance addiction.

Get an insider’s view into the crazy 200km adventure that resulted in a new Malbok being crowned on a 200km stretch of the R355 dirt road in June.

Malbok 2021 opening spread TRAIL magazine issue 40

Then head on over to the training section to start using hill workouts more effectively, with advice from coach Neville Beeton gleaned from coaches Arthur Lydiard, Percy Cerutty, and modern-day Kenyan runners.

If you’re scrambling for time, does when you train in the day actually matter? Coach Sean Tait investigates, based on the latest research. Topics from other experts include avoiding and reversing hypothermia with Dr Jannas du Plessis, hip stabilisation exercises with ElsabĂ© Hunter, and finances for runners with Rhys Foster and Zelda Van Vreden.

Our calendar lists 81 events until the end of October to satisfy every trail ability. Remember to visit our website calendar for updates too.

Use TRAIL 40 to help you stay focused and motivated through these tough early Twenties times.

Cover photo by Kirsten Oliver and Ceres sunset by Demetrius van Rooyen.

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TRAIL 40 cover Jo Keppler Jul/Aug/Sep 2021 issue
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