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Issue 7 TRAIL magazine: night running and other tips

Issue 7 of TRAIL magazine in stores and online from June to August Subscribe to TRAIL in print format from June to August and you’ll receive an inspirational ‘Share Our Passion’ trail running DVD from mountain brand Salomon. And there’s more for TRAIL readers… Articles in TRAIL 7: Run Cape Point with Katya Soggot. Detailed advice on where to run for the best experience of this stunning area. Night Running with the Freaks: tips, dos and […]

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First Ascent Crescent Review

This just-released 23-litre lightweight daypack is aimed at those undertaking hikes up to a full day and bike-to-work commuters. It doesn’t suppose you will or won’t be using a bladder and gives you the option of getting one of your own choice or simply using standard water bottles (750ml or even bigger), which are securely stowed in the two side pockets with clip fasteners preventing them taking an unnoticed dive into the undergrowth. If you […]

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Bad fall takes Calitz out of Zegama

It was the race of his life. His first opportunity to run against the likes of Kilian Jornet, Luis Alberto Hernando and other ‘big boys’. Around 34 minutes into the race he was in 4th, with only eight seconds separating first and fifth. And then, with only 14 kilometres to go a bad fall resulted in a deep slice under his knee that even stitches couldn’t hold closed. The race doctor removed K-Way athlete Andre […]

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Calitz to run first trail race abroad

K-Way athlete Andre Calitz is already in Spain and eagerly awaiting the start of the Zegama-Aizkorri Mendi Maratoia, a 42-kilometre mountain race in the rural Basque Region of Spain. A well-established event, Calitz will line up with 600 runners on Sunday morning for his first race on foreign soil against a field that features a host of trail running headliners, including Kilian Jornet and Luis Alberto Hernando. The Skyrunner® World Series is a collection of […]

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First Ascent Nucleus Review

When we showed the Lizard’s new 28-litre daypack to an internationally competitive adventure racer, his first remark was that it was far heavier than models he races with. But he also said that top-end AR packs sacrifice strength for lightness and their flimsy materials disintegrate after two 500km expedition distance races. Essentially you’re pitting a burn-out-fast sports car against a go-on-forever 4×4 overland vehicle if you compare them. This isn’t a pack you’ll run trail […]

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New Balance Impi Challenge KZN promises fun for all

The New Balance IMPI Challenge, debuting at Virginia Trails, Eston (KZN) on Saturday, 18 May, promises to be a fun filled experience for all. According to Pieter Du Plessis, Race Director, participants can look forward to experiencing a variety of terrain at the New Balance IMPI Challenge KZN. “The course will feature jungle sections, sugar cane fields, awesome scenery and of course a good measure of hills. With 18 obstacles over an approximate 13km course, […]

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Fun Farm: Rosemary Hill

A mere 10km east of Pretoria, tucked away in the beautiful Highveld hills, lies a lovely farm known as Rosemary Hill Rosemary Hill is a working organic farm so you might think that the daily farm activities would make it feel like just another farm but that could not be further from the truth. The big old trees, luscious lawns, extensive rosemary and lavender fields and a larger than life herb and shrub labyrinth make […]

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Calitz sets new record with 12 Platteklip summits

He did it! With 12 summits of Platteklip Gorge during Saturday’s K-Way Platteklip Charity Challenge, K-Way athlete Andre Calitz is the undisputed master of Platteklip Gorge. The heavy cloud cover and cool conditions set the stage for Calitz’s record attempt. He cracked the first 760-metre summit in only 35 minutes 36 seconds and was on to his third lap before most of Cape Town had woken up. With seven laps completed within six-and-a-half hours, he […]

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Can Calitz climb Everest’s height in 11 hours?

Last year, as a first-time entrant, he ran, won and set a new course record at the annual K-Way Platteklip Charity Challenge. Now, more seasoned and with numerous wins and race records notched in his belt, Andre ‘AJ’ Calitz has set himself a challenge: to better his record of 11 summits by one more. With the start at sunrise and the finish at sunset, Calitz has only 11 hours to ascend Table Mountain via Platteklip […]

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Issue 6 TRAIL magazine: choose hydration backpacks and run faster on sand

Subscribe to TRAIL in June to August and you’ll receive an inspirational ‘Share Our Passion’ trail running DVD from mountain brand Salomon. TRAIL magazine issue 6 takes an in-depth look at what food the experts are loading up on for longer training runs and races. Do they lean towards nature-based or manmade? You get to see all the new options becoming available so you can make up your mind Also in the magazine is a […]

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