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Trail Run

May-July 2021

Trail Runner New Zealand & Australia (formerly Kiwi Trail Runner) is New Zealand's best running magazine. The writing is loaded with 'real' experience and connects readers with fellow runners and New Zealand's stunning landscape. Even the most ardent couch-dwellers have picked up Kiwi Trail Runner and said it has inspired them to head outside and run in terrain that is among the most spectacular on earth. This magazine will appeal to anyone who wants to feel part of a community of people who love running, the outdoors and the camaraderie that comes with having a shared purpose. 1 year subscription equals 6 issues. 2 years subscription equals 12 issues. Your subscription will begin when the next issue is published to make sure you get the latest edition. As this is a bi-monthly magazine your first delivery may take six - eight weeks.

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in this issue

3 min
honestly speaking

TRAIL running can be such an intimate act. How often in daily life do you take the time to consciously check in with yourself? To ask your body how it’s feeling, what it’s lacking, what it needs? To listen to it without judgement. Sure, sometimes we can listen to our body’s complaints and needs, then brush them aside. “I need to rest a minute.” Nope, keep going “I feel a blister forming. Can we do something about it now?” Nope, we don’t want to waste time. “I need food!” What?! You just ate! Wait longer. More often than not, though, I find I am much kinder to myself when I’m on the trails. If I need food, I’ll eat (none of this calorie-counting business!). I am more attuned to what my body requires. I have…

2 min

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2 min
hilly twinskin socks

Sitting here, hands poised above my keyboard, I was about to say how hard it can be to get excited about a pair of socks. Then I remembered who my audience is, and realised you’d be hard pressed to find a trail runner who DOESN’T get excited about a decent pair of trail socks! As most ultra runners know, socks can be the difference between a DNF and reaching that sweet, sweet finish line. Socks need to be comfy, moisture wicking and keep those tootsies blister free. Easier said than done. Enter Hilly TwinSkin socks. These socks do an excellent job of banishing the blisters and keeping your feet feeling fresh. How? With a double layer of highwicking, super soft, anti-microbial wool. The fine MerylR inner sock prevents friction by transferring moisture…

2 min
raidlight revolutiv 12l race vest

Ask most local runners about RaidLight, and you’ll likely not get a lot of response. Strange for a French Alps brand that has a rich history in mountain running! All that is changing, though, thanks to a team based in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, who have brought the RaidLight brand to Australia. At Trail Run Magazine, we were lucky enough to trial the RaidLight Revolutiv 12L. Weight matters when it comes to a long trail run, and the Revolutiv is in its element here. This race vest is really light. Thanks to a combination of PolyMono and Payen fabrics, it weighs a meagre 190g. We’ve all had those awkward moments trying to reach for something in our pack while literally on the run. The Revolutiv 12L does all it can…

2 min
precision hydration electrolyte supplements

I never seem to drink enough fluid when I’m on a long run … sometimes even a short one! I lose a lot of fluid and salt through sweat, thanks to the hot Queensland summers (… and springs, and autumns, and sometimes even winters). I’m also highly aware of the dangers of hyponatremia (when water and sodium are out of balance in your body). I’ve tried electrolyte powder drink mixes before – some I’ve liked, some I haven’t. But I’ve never tried an electrolyte supplement as tailored to my needs as Precision Hydration. Founded by sports scientist and triathlete Andy Blow in 2011 (after suffering from hyponatremia himself), Performance Hydration’s products include electrolyte powders, lowcalorie effervescent electrolyte tablets and salt tablets. The all-natural (and vegan-friendly) drink contains eight natural ingredients, base amounts…

2 min
ronhill pioneer 8l vest

Good value, durable, comfortable and lots of pockets – all things you want in a running vest! The Ronhill Pioneer 8L Vest ticks all these boxes and more. Soft yet robust, this is a versatile pack that will be your go-to for commute runs, day hikes, trail runs and ultras of 50km to 100km. Firstly, I was surprised at how comfortable the overall feel and fit of this vest was. I typically have a lot of trouble with chafing from packs, but the soft stretch webbing gave me no such grief. Better yet, the material was fast drying and breathable. I did find the neckline came in a little close to my neck, so I preferred to wear it over a t-shirt with a high neckline to prevent any chance of…