If one word summed up the July/August issue of Go Multi magazine it would be ‘adventure’. The latest issue of South Africa’s leading multisport magazine is jam-packed with adventurous South Africans doing extraordinary things. From Red Island Ride race organisers exploring remote Madagascar to Kai Fitchen’s Kape 2 Kenya eco-friendly African adventure, as well as Kyle Main’s epic swim across the Strait of Gibraltar, this issue puts a huge tick in the adventure column. Multisporter and passionate environmentalist Raoul de Jongh also gives an insightful and meaningful look into the joBerg2c mountain bike stage race, accompanied by amazing photography by Kelvin Trautman. To top it off there is an inspiring story of 12 individuals who took on the Unogwaja Challenge, cycling from Cape Town to the start of the Comrades Marathon in Durban, and then running Comrades!
“We’re pleased with the amount and varied nature of adventure articles in this issue,” says Go Multi Editor, Hugh Pines. “Climbing, cycling, exploring, mountain biking and swimming – this issue has it all.”
The cover athlete is Jeannie Dreyer (photographed beautifully by Emma Gatland), who is making a comeback after taking a break from competitive racing while raising her two kids for the last few years. We chat to the 2013 Totalsports Challenge champion to see how she’s evolved since we had her on the cover in 2008, how she regained her fitness after having two children and the competitiveness between her and husband Martin. Catherine Grenfell is this issue’s 10 Questions With… interviewee. The 5fm DJ and MC is passionate about rock music but what many of you might not know is that she has an adventurous side to her and she’s starting to dip her toes into triathlon waters.
If you’re one of those people who struggle to get up in winter to train (many are), then Ryan Hodierne’s article Fighting The Winter Chill is a must read. He gives six pointers that will really help you rise and shine and become that early bird. There is also a detailed article on what to look out for when purchasing your first triathlon wetsuit.
This issue also debuts a few new experts, including well-known adventure racer Ryno Griesel and age-group triathlete and cyclist Donovan van Gelder, whose rather humorous article on why he thinks we’re getting too soft will have you smiling from ear-to-ear.
Just like any Go Multi issue in the past, there is once again a number of comprehensive reviews of some of the latest gear available. These include the Carbonology Sport Cruze surfski by Dave Macleod and the new Suunto Ambit 2S by Leo Rust. If you’re looking for short and snappy reviews of some of the latest products there is Gear Shorts on page 88.
“Our new calendar format is going strong and in this issue we have a staggering 370 events listed,” says Pines. “Look for more innovations in this section in the near future.”
The print bi-monthly is also available digitally on Zinio.com. Go Multi covers a diverse range of endurance disciplines including adventure, canoeing, cycling, lifesaving, mountain biking, multisport, road running, swimming, surfski paddling, trail running and triathlon. The magazine encourages readers to live a healthy lifestyle and do more than one sport which leads to better overall fitness.
Go Multi retails for R39.95 and is available in one and two-year subscriptions as well as a combo with TRAIL magazine from gomulti.co.za/subscribe. The magazine is available at CNA, SPAR, Exclusive Books, Sportsmans Warehouse and specialist sports retailers around the country from Monday 8 July.