Cape Trail Clinic 2017
Enjoy two days of trail running revelations and fun with the TRAIL magazine team and collaborators! Hear nine speakers who will take your running and health to a new level at the third annual Cape Trail Clinic, bought to you by Brooks Running and RUN Specialist Store.
Location Stellenbosch. Venue TBC.
Speakers Chris Allan, Deon Braun, Devon Coetzee, Heloise Hunter-Marshall, Jessica Kotlowitz, Kevin Light, Nic De Beer, Sean Tait.
Quick info Cape Trail Clinic 2017:
- Date: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November 2017
- Duration: 6:30am register for 7am start to no later than 3pm (with a break for lunch)
- Venue: In Stellenbosch, location TBA
- Book before midnight 30 September for R2,400.
- 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 up to R1,200.
- Bring: Trail shoes, trail apparel, track suit, fleece jacket, comfortable social clothing, toiletries, towel, sunblock, and a cap.
Entries close midnight Sunday 15 October 2017 or when 20 seats are sold, whichever is first.
Win Brooks shoes!
Being enlightened and inspired is not all that will happen! Just by being at both days of the clinic, you could win the hugely popular Brooks Cascadia 12, the company’s top-selling trail running shoe. It’s currently worth R2,399.
The Cascadia 12 is Brooks’ most versatile and beloved trail shoe and is now even better. Brooks refined the stability system to be more flexible, allowing you to feel more agile on the trail without sacrificing the cushioning and protection you’ve come to love from the Cascadia. Buy the Men | Women models online.
If the Cascadia is not your best option, you can swop it out for a different model Brooks trail shoe of your choice to the same value. Choose from the Caldera, Mazama, or PureGrit.
If you win the shoe in the draw at the end, you’ll be refunded for your prize, or you can choose to keep both. Ain’t life sweet!
- A fun, interactive, life-changing two days!
- Eight high quality talks and practical demonstrations that will blow your mind, and re-jig your thinking.
- Draw into the Brooks Cascadia 12 giveaway. Value R2,399.
- Discounts on Brooks products through RUN Specialist Store.
- A Brooks goodie bag.
- StaminoGro multi-vitamin pack (value R300).
- Dirty Boots booklet.
- A shoe assessment from Grant Bryant, a shoe sales professional, and owner of RUN Specialist Store if you request one.
- Knowledge about injury prevention, as well as an evaluation from a professional during the class if you request it.
- Usable tips and tweaks that could save you lots of frustration, injuries, money, and time.
- Meeting experienced trail runners and coaches who share what works well for them.
- Three issue TRAIL print subscription (worth R150) or three back issues (R120) if you have a subscription already.
- Ingredients to make your own race food in a fun (and delicious) practical session.
- Tasty nutritious lunches, smoothies, and snacks to take with you on our two runs, with practical demonstrations to incorporate into your own life.
- Professional photos taken available to you after the course via Facebook.
See you on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November 2017!
Thank you for an amazing Trail Clinic in Cape Town, loaded with info and tips from experts in the field of trail running. My wife and I learned so much from every speaker.
Devon Coetzee equals dynamite! Wow, what a workout! We loved the fact that this professional biokineticist (trail runner himself) put a strengthening programme together, which focused on our “trail running muscles”. Ouch!
Sean Tait, what a coach! I will recommend you to any trail runner out there. Great workout and valuable advice!
From an injury point of view, the exercises and lecture from physiotherapist Chris Allen, made it so much easier to understand why we get injured and how to prevent it! And how to nurture it – especially when you feel fine and want to go for a run, but rather should NOT!
To Deon and Heloise, thanks for all the big and small pleasures, and many laughs (Fareed, you as well!). We had a great time. Can’t wait to dive into my new copy of TRAIL magazine! Deon your advice on nutrition, books and the tasty and healthy smoothies made with NuZest products were great!
And to Brooks, a HUGE thank you for my new pair of trail running shoes! If you see someone gushing down the boulders, in a new pair of PureGrit 4s, it’s me – implementing my new knowledge and testing my new gear!
Michael and Bernette Cotter, Stellenbosch (attended January 2016 Clinic)
Dit het my verwagtings oortref. Ons sê dat jy is nooit te oud om te leer nie,maar dit het ek die naweek net weer besef, dit is ‘n waarheid. Ek het met groot verwagting na die kliniek vertrek en in alle opsigte is my verwagtings oortref. Van af die oomblik dat ek daar gekom het tot ek daar gery het was ‘n belewenis.
Dankie vir jul manier om almal welkom en op hul gemak te laat voel,die positiewe energie wat van jou en Heloise af deurkom is fantasties en jul sprekers was absoluut puik. Elkeen het ‘n besondere bydrae tot jul naweek gemaak.
Ek het baie geleer en baie uit dit geneem en my eie doelwitte vir Trail Running het ‘n hupstoot ontvang en mik ek na verseker nuwe groter uitdagings.
Deon jul het verseker ‘n wen resep beet en ‘n great span en ek glo dat jy besig is om mense se lewens te verryk en daarmee baie geluk.
Ek sal nog my gedagtes laat gaan oor voorstelle en vir jou laat weet, op die oomblik geniet ek nog net die lekker van wat ek beleef het. (Dear reader, don’t read/speak Afrikaans? Sies! But no worries, Google Translate is your friend.)
Groete, Lukas Van Vuuren (attended Cape Clinic November 2016 in Stellenbosch)
Thank you to ALL OF YOU for making the weekend one I will treasure always – I left having learned so much about trail running, my strengths and the areas I can improve in, made new friends/contacts/future besties, connected with very humble heroes (in my opinion) and have also uncovered some deep insights about what motivates me (thank you Kevin Light!). I look forward to many new adventures connecting and engaging with the trails and with some of you too.
Christine Barrow, North American Academy for Sport Fitness Professionals (NAASFP) Certified Marathon Coach (attended Cape Clinic November 2016 in Stellenbosch)
Such a great TRAIL magazine #CapeClinic this weekend! So cool to be apart of it, meet new people, and learn from other like-minded individuals. I feel inspired to not only improve my running, but as a person and in life too! Thanks Deon Braun, Heloise Hunter, Nic De Beer, Sean Tait, Chris Allan, Kevin Light, Devon Coetzee, Grant Bryant from RUN, and Brad Player and Dennis Hines from Brooksrunningsa for sharing your passion and knowledge of trail running!
Jan Ham, Jnr (attended Cape Clinic November 2016 in Stellenbosch)
(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 Biokineticist Chris Allan 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 Registered Dietitian Jessica Kotlowitz talks about optimising your nutrition with wholefood eating, with an emphasis on reducing weight ahead of major events. (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.