About TRAIL magazine

TRAIL magazine became South Africa’s first print publication dedicated to the booming worldwide activity of trail running in December 2011.

Since then it has enlightened its growing readership with the best places to run, the most suitable gear and the most popular trail running events from every angle; visiting the Himalayas, Sahara Desert, Amazon and many local trails, including the famed Otter African Trail Run and the arduous Skyrun.

Now a bi-monthly (from March/April 2014), TRAIL retails for R45 (print) and R30 (digital special rate) and is available in one and two-year subscriptions (R195 for six issues, one year).

In the Mar/Apr 2014 issue, you can:
Win a 1,600 lumen LED Lenser X21 torch worth R5,000 when you subscribe!
Go into the draw to win a TomTom Runner GPS sports watch worth over R2200 (you get double points when you enter the obligatory Reader Survey).
Get a 32Gi Foodbar worth R25 posted to you (or given to you at Two Oceans Marathon Expo in April) when you subscribe.

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What’s in TRAIL 18?

Get competitive against Europeans. We asked top Euro runners, and South Africans who’ve raced in Europe, to find five keys to trail success. Need a trail workout before or after work? Discover seven bite-sized runs near you! Read about our cover athlete Christiaan Greyling’s trail journey, alongside his significant other (and household name) Landie Greyling. Take the best care of your bones, gut, and legs with advice from medical and coaching experts.

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Pacing tips for Otter African Trail Run

The flat sections near the end of Otter African Trail Run, that 42km epic along the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park, are the nemesis of most runners, says Otter Trail Run coach Ryan Hodierne. Podium hopeful Kane Reilly says: “The 42km distance of the Otter’s pristine Garden Route trail is not what delivers the infamous Otter Bite. It’s the many short, steep, and often stepped climbs that do.”

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What’s in TRAIL magazine issue 11?

On the cover of TRAIL magazine issue 11 is an icon of mountain running and adventure racing. Years in the planning, Ryno Griesel teamed up with fellow Salomon athlete Ryan Sandes in March to set a new FKT (fastest known time) for the Drakensberg Grand Traverse, an unsupported mountain run over approximately 220km of rugged Drakensberg terrain, coming close to dipping under 40 hours. The event garnered international attention and was heavily covered by Red […]

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TRAIL magazine issue 10 March/April

Trail friends, you’re going to love issue 10 of TRAIL. It’s on shelves from until the end of May 2014. Here’s what you’ll get from reading issue 10: Coach Mauritz Jansen van Rensburg shares a varied, fast, no fuss workout that will not only take you less time than your current efforts but will have you running faster in two weeks. Think fun, varied, effective. There is no reason you cannot run faster this year […]

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