The September/October 2013 issue of Go Multi increased the popular multisport magazine’s circulation by over 35%. The bi-monthly became available at 150 Pick n Pay stores around the country as well as digitally on Magzter.com and the Apple Newsstand. “We’re pleased to have Go Multi available through even more outlets and on more platforms than ever before,” says editor Hugh Pines.
Until now, Go Multi has been available from CNA, SPAR, Exclusive Books, Dis-Chem, Sportsmans Warehouse, Outdoor Warehouse and specialist dealers nationwide and digitally on Zinio.com.
The September/October issue has a strong adventure and training focus. Coach Ian Craig raises some interesting questions in Addictive Exercise. Could many South Africans actually be addicted to exercise? Is overtraining actually killing us? “The land of the Cape Epic, Two Oceans, Comrades, Puffer, joBerg2c, Skyrun, Wartrail… South Africa is definitely a land of extremes,” says Craig. “When I moved to this wonderful country from the UK five years ago, I was totally amazed at how fixated people were with exercise volume. I met people who were spending three hours in the gym daily, runners who did 30-40km pack runs on a Sunday, cyclists who would think nothing of a six hour ride and triathletes who would try and cram all three disciplines into a day.” Craig reveals a very helpful Wellbeing Quiz so you can score yourself every morning and see if you’re overtraining or not.
If you’re an adventure fan then this issue is not to be missed either. From Botswana to Wartrail, you will be taken on journeys of a lifetime. Isabel Wolf-Gillespie takes an inspiring journey through Southern Africa, running and riding through SA, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique to help raise awareness for rhino conservation. “Every 11 hours a rhino is poached for its horn and at this current rate the children of today will not lay their eyes upon this species as adults,” says Wolf-Gillespie.
We travel down to Knysna for the annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, where we experience much of what this fun and interesting winter attraction has to offer. Another winter wonder featured in this issue is a feature on the Wartrail Challenge, one of the country’s most grueling but beautiful multisport events. Some truly amazing imagery is featured thanks to photographers Kelvin Trautman and Bruce Viaene.
For a bit of humour, you don’t have to look much further than life coach Kevin Light. There are all kinds of multisport and in this issue he has found an interesting type in Ireland of all places in Enigmatic Ireland.
We’re also pleased to welcome a couple of new contributors in the September/October issue, adventurer Cobus van Zyl and sports conditioning coach Richard Tyler from PRIME High Performance. Cobus answers, rather humorously, the question “Why do you adventure race?” and Richard shows you how you can tone like an athlete. Other regular contributors include cyclist Gary Beneke, lifesaver and cross-training expert Bryan Allott, mountain biker Max Knox, multisporter Stuart Marais, paddler Pierre-André Rabie, road runner Candyce Hall, swimmer Kyle Main, trail runner Claude Eksteen and triathlete Kate Roberts.
The ever-expanding Multi-Life section includes Lisa de Speville’s article on how to prepare for Expedition Africa with eight months to go, different lacing methods that will help improve your technique by sports scientist Ryan Hodierne and how to make a delicious superfood smoothie by Kauai’s founder, John Berry. There is also a feature on Avianto Trails just outside of Johannesburg. So if you’re a mountain biker and/or trail runner and you live in the Big City, it’s something not to be missed.
The gear section is packed to the rafters with the usual tests and reviews of the latest products. In addition, if you’re in the market for a new HRM & GPS watch then you won’t be disappointed by our nine-page guide featuring some of the latest units available. The guide also includes very helpful tips on how to look after these valuable items.
Again the calendar is brimming with events with a massive 340 of them listed between October and December.
The print bi-monthly is also available digitally on Zinio.com, Magzter.com and Apple Newsstand. 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 here. The magazine is available at CNA, Pick n Pay, SPAR, Exclusive Books, Sportsmans Warehouse and specialist sports retailers around the country from Monday 9 September. It’s available on Zinio.com now.
Find out more information on the Pick n Pay stores stocking Go Multi here.