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You’ll be inspired by trail runners and their adventures in the Oct/Nov/Dec issue of TRAIL, South Africa’s only 100% trail running magazine. It’s the 41st edition since its launch in December 2011. Get it now.

Summer is on its way, and it’s time to think about holiday adventures! For inspiration, check out the 22 venues listed in issue 41 to plan your downtime to explore new territory across the country.

If you’re new to trail running, welcome! A must-read is ElsabĂ© Hunter’s health checklist. And if you’re not so new to running, you might want to evaluate how your fitness is doing. Have you progressed or plateaued? Find out by doing the test used by coach Sean Tait, and avoid the pitfalls with his protocols.

You might also want to ask yourself: Am I overtraining? Find out by checking you don’t have any of the warning signs. If you’ve had COVID, rest assured, you’re not the only runner in SA who has! Be armed with valuable insights and advice from coach Neville Beeton, who has had nearly 30 of his runners recover from the virus.

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For some retail motivation, check out the top quality gear from The North Face, First Ascent, Brooks, Rock Rabbit, Salomon, and Trailhounds. Then head on over to our calendar until January 2022, which lists events to satisfy every trail ability.

There’s lots, lots more, including event wraps, a throwback to a runner’s meltdown at Annapurna 2019, tips for young investors to grow their money, and your chance to win one of two Saucony Peregrine 11 trail shoes. The cover photo of Bruce Arnett is by Zane Schmahl and the background image above is of Nelius Swart in full flight on Cederberg singletrack. TRAIL 41 will help you stay focused and motivated through summer.

Enjoy the 41st issue of TRAIL

Issue 41 (Oct/Nov/Dec 2021) is here, and will deepen your knowledge of trail running and related areas. It’s designed for maximum reading pleasure on your tablet, smartphone, desktop, and laptop.

Get it for R79.99 now.

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