Who should attend?
Gauteng Trail Clinic caters to every level. We cover the basics like choosing shoes and packs, and then there’s more advanced training advice for attendees who are already good athletes and want to get better. All of this will be useful to fast-track beginners. Sign up today.
Have a look at our Facebook albums to get a taste of the people who come (lots of 40+ and female representation), and what we get up to:
You will look at your running differently after attending Gauteng Trail Clinic 2019, a dynamic two-day trail running clinic on 27 and 28 July 2019.
Gauteng Trail Clinic is hosted by TRAIL magazine and powered by leading running shoe brand Brooks and top independent running retailer The Sweat Shop. They will provide you excellent deals, and honest appraisal of your running style. Craig Gornall at The Sweat Shop will not sell you a pair of Brooks shoes if he feels that another brand and model will be better for you. This clinic is about giving you the best advice possible.
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Comments from 2018 attendees
I coached myself for Skyrun 2018, but two of the big influences for me came from your 2018 Trail Clinic. After that weekend I really focused on my nutrition, incorporating a lot of your recipes and ditching the processed supplements. My weight, gut health, energy and immune system all improved tremendously. Also, because I didn’t have any trail to train on, I incorporated one training session a week based on what functional strength coach Peri Zourides had demonstrated. It was basically a play session where Jess and I would hold eight follow-the-leader intervals for four minutes at a time doing whatever we wanted from balancing, climbing through trees, springing up banks, jumping over fences, etc. They were brutal but they were fun and contributed enormously to my running strength and injury prevention. So I’m very grateful for that, it made the world of difference to my preparation. Thank you. Barry Maitland-Stuart (Barry finished third in the 65km, congrats!)
Thank you Deon and team and coaches and support crew… I really enjoyed the weekend, which far exceeded my expectations. (Craig then trained for and finished the 2018 Otter African Trail Run.) “This was my first marathon on any terrain and boy did I pick the right one! All I can say is… grueling, relentless and SPECTACULAR!
I wish every South African had the opportunity to experience this magnificent peace of our coastline.
I managed to tick a very special bucket list item – and have the Gauteng Trail Clinic presented by Deon Braun and his team to thank for this!” Craig Spalding
Thanks for a great clinic! SW Engelbrecht
It was an awesome weekend and we learned a lot. I was soooo stiff on Sunday and Monday from Anca’s strength class! Louis Le Roux
Steve Jobs said:”People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” I want to thank you for being “crazy”! You are changing the world one step, one runner and one trail clinic at a time. Deon, Heloise and the team inspired and motivated me to be a (much) better, stronger and more serious runner. Well, I see that as an important lesson, not only for me as a runner but also as a human being. I do believe we should strive to improve ourselves every day. What a privilege to spend a whole weekend in the company of so many inspiring people. I pray that you will be blessed in all your future endeavors. Jeanine Basson
Thank you Team TRAIL for an awesome weekend! Learned a lot from all the speakers, met great people and had a blast (even though my legs were angry with me after the hill repeats). See you on the trails. Pierre Le Roux
Well done to TRAIL magazine and all who attended! It was a great weekend learning from the big guns. Roland van Tonder
Fantastic weekend – loved every minute! Tabetha Le Roux