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Hank McGregor wins gruelling Molokai Challenge

Hank McGregor underscored his status as one of the best paddlers on the planet by winning a second title in the Maui Jim Molokai Challenge in Hawaii on Sunday, beating Australian star Clint Robinson in a thrilling finish to the tough 56km race. Faced with tough flat and windless conditions for the Kaiwi channel crossing between Molokai and Oahu, the title race quickly turned into a two-horse affair between defending champion Robinson and 2009 champ and current K1 […]

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Desert Runners movie to show in Cape Town in April

Desert Runners, produced in association with Salty Features and Spoken Media, follows a diverse cast of non-professional runners as they attempt to complete the four toughest ultramarathon races on Earth: the Atacama Desert in Chile, the Gobi Desert in China, the Sahara in Egypt and a 150-mile footrace across the single most inhospitable landscape in the world, Antarctica. The 99-minute documentary follows this groups dramatic journey taking them across the world’s most picturesque yet brutal landscapes, […]

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New magazines hit discovery/mall

Members of Discovery Vitality’s rewards programme are now able to read popular fitness lifestyle magazines Go Multi and TRAIL at reduced rates through discovery/mall. Vitality members get a 40% discount (Go Multi) and 37% discount (TRAIL) on the regular cover price through discovery/mall at www.discovery.co.za. Go Multi has been South Africa’s leading multisport magazine since 2003, sharing the health, fitness and lifestyle benefits of 11 fitness activities with readers through its 61 print editions to […]

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Garmin Virb

  For more information about the Garmin Virb visit http://sites.garmin.com/virb/

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First TriRock-Durban a great success

Durban, synonymous with great weather, played the role of perfect host by welcoming triathletes from around the country in the inaugural TriRock-Durban half iron distance triathlon held yesterday. Event organisers complimented all involved and thanked all athletes, volunteers and service providers for their efforts to pull off a major event within the confines of the city. Spectators were thrilled by the performances of the tenacious triathletes who completed the 1,9km swim, 90km cycle and 21km […]

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TRAIL Issue 8 Sep/Oct/Nov

Issue 8 of TRAIL in stores and online from September 2013   Subscribe to TRAIL in print format from September to November and if you’re the first of 50 subscribers, you will receive four 32Gi Foodbars to the value of R100. All subscribers will receive an inspirational ‘Share Our Passion’ trail running DVD from mountain brand Salomon. And this is what all TRAIL readers will get to enjoy reading… Articles in TRAIL 8: Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve is […]

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2013 Thule 4 Peaks Winner Surprises All

The usually quiet Moolmanshoek Private Nature Reserve in the Eastern Free State was a hive of activity this weekend as 300 athletes came from near and far to take part in the 12th edition of the Thule 4 Peaks Mountain Challenge in association with Salomon. The event, which now spans two days and includes a short but intense mountain hill climb and descent, known as the Red Bull Pyramid Challenge; is best known for the […]

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Golden time for SA Masters at World Champs

With the dust barely having settled many will reflect on the 2013 UCI MTB Masters world Championships fondly as it was a dominant showing by the South African riders at the event held at the Cascades MTB Park over the past five days where local stars bagged no fewer than 26 of the 63 medals on offer. In the men’s cross country event South Africa managed to grab three of the eight gold medals that […]

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World Champion Enters Otter

World champion trail runner to contest Otter African Trail Run Salomon International Team Manager, Gregory Vollet, confirmed yesterday that 2013 Trail Running World Champion Ricky Lightfoot from Great Britain will be participating in the Otter African Trail Run presented by Salomon and GU in the Garden Route National Park in September. Salomon sponsored runner Lightfoot, who was crowned champion at the July Trail Running World Championships held in North Wales, will be taking his place […]

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EU Supplements Contaminated

A recent 2013 EU survey reveals a 10% contamination rate of supplements. The study conducted by LGC anti-doping laboratory, HFL Sport Science, where 114 supplement products purchased across Europe were tested, indicated an alarming 10% contamination rate. Amongst the contamination rate twenty banned substance findings were observed with steroids and stimulants such as Methylhexanamine were found in the contaminated supplement samples. The results were revealed at the South African supplement summit, hosted by HFL Sport Science […]

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