Cape Trail Clinic 2017

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Cape Trail Clinic 2017

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Enjoy two days of trail running insights and fun with the TRAIL magazine team and collaborators! Hear eight speakers who will take your training to a new level at the third annual Cape Trail Clinic, brought to you by Brooks Running and RUN Specialist Store.

Location Die Stal, University of Stellenbosch.


  • Book and pay in one payment before midnight 15 October for the R2,400 rate.
  • Book before midnight 31 October for R2,500, and you’ll still go into the draw to win a pair of Brooks Cascadia 12 shoes worth R2,399.
  • Bring one (or two) friends and save even more on the reduced rate.
  • R2,400).

See you on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November 2017!

Win Brooks shoes and Addo Elephant Trail Run entry

When you book by cutoff, you’ll go into a draw to win one pair of Brooks Cascadia 12 trail shoes worth R2,399!

Not only that, but you could win an Addo Elephant Trail Run 44km entry worth R770!

Draft itinerary

(Subject to possible change.)

Day 1 of Cape Trail Clinic

Saturday 11 November 2017

6:30am Registration opens. (15min)

6:45am Take seats. Deon, Heloise, and Jaco welcome you. A fun introduce yourself session. Everyone shares a few insights about themselves. (20min)

7:05am TRAIL founder Deon Braun gives a brief overview of the course and Day One’s speakers. (5min)

7:10am Brief Brooks video and brand intro with Brad Player of Brooks Running. Brooks trail shoe demo and fitting with Grant Bryant of RUN Specialist Store. (50min. Shoes will be available for fitting and purchase on both days.)

8am Short break. (5min)

8:05am Heloise introduces Sean Tait who talks on maximising your training. (60min)

9:05am Gear up, warm up. (10min)

9:15am Outdoor coaching session with Sean Tait. (90min)

10:45am Return to venue, towel down, change of clothing if required/tracksuits. (10min)

10:55am Ultrarunner and coach Nic De Beer shares how he trains for races, including his wins at the 76km Addo Elephant Trail Run (2015 and 2016). He includes his race slideshow plus techniques for our uphill/downhill running session in next session. (30min)

11:25am Get outside. Do warm-up drills, then run/walk/talk for technique tips with Nic and team, with tried-and-tested techniques. Emphasis on technique, not distance or time run. (90min)

12:55am Return to lecture room, towel down, change of clothing if required, eat lunch. (30min)

1:25pm TRAIL magazine’s Heloise Hunter teaches you how to make rice cakes and coconut/oat/date balls in a practical, interactive, fun session. Be ready to be volunteered! (60 min)

2:25pm Q&A with any of the experts. (20 min)

2:45pm Group photos. (10min)

2:55pm Go home to absorb what you’ve learned – and recover!

Day 2 of Cape Trail Clinic

Sunday 12 November 2017

7am Take seats, welcome by Deon Braun and Heloise Hunter.

7:10am TRAIL assistant editor Heloise Hunter talks about hydration packs, and other options to stay hydrated on your adventures. Bring your existing pack/s for the team to check your fitting and suggest minor adjustments. (45min)

8am Move to floor for sports scientist Devon Coetzee‘s strength training (60min)

9am Towel down. (10min)

9:10am Snacks, coffee, and chats. (30min)

9:40am Sports physiotherapist Jess Glass talks on injuries, prevention, DIY remedies. (60min)

10:40am Short break. (5min)

10:45am TRAIL columnist Kevin Light talks about his 2016 Marathon des Sables, with a focus on motivation and kit lessons, and how you can apply that to your running. (60min. Due to Kevin’s 2017 travel schedule, this slot still has to be confirmed.)

11:45am Short break. (5min)

11:50am Nutritionist Jessica Kotlowitz speaks on how to optimise your nutrition with wholefood eating, and introduce you to lesser-known foods that pack a wholesome punch. (60min)

12:50pm Prizegiving with slideshow of our top 40 photos from the weekend. Draw for Brooks Cascadia 12 shoes winner (value R2,399) and Addo Elephant Trail Run 44km event entry. (20min)

1:10pm Deon Braun and Heloise Hunter thank sponsors and speakers. (10min)

1:20pm Close. Socialise. Hugs. Crying. Laughing. Be inspired. Happy trails!

2pm Optional 5-10km run on Stellenbosch trails with TRAIL crew.


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Event Details

November 11, 2017 6:30 am
November 12, 2017 1:20 pm
Stellenbosch University
South Africa
Cost (Rand):

Contact Details

TRAIL magazine
August 7, 2017
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