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Trail Run April - May 2018

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

5 min.
the universal language of pain

Pain speaks to us as humans. It’s something that we can all understand. At a molecular level, pain is a universal language. American social critic and novelist James Baldwin stated: “The things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me to all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” In a way, this spectacle of pain is what makes trail running, and racing in particular, so popular. We like seeing people suffer and endure; it adds another level of relish if we ourselves have suffered as our compatriots have. Standing in the rain at the Tarawera Outlet in February, watching 1200 runners come through, I felt a brief personal connection with each and every one of them. From the fine young knives that made up the…

1 min.
dream run

SKYLINE TRACK, WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND Distance: 19km Photographer: Brook van Reenen Runner: Jack Beaumont The good dirt: This challenging trail can be tackled in either direction, however it usually takes in Roys Peak over to Mt Alpha before descending through tussock, a 4WD track to Spotts Creek and the Cardrona Valley Road. Amazing scenery, lung-busting climbs, but take care as the weather is changeable and the terrain steep and technical. CHAMONIX, FRANCE Photographer: Skye Meredith The good dirt: Chamonix, in the shadow of the north side of Mont Blanc, is the holy grail of trail running in Europe. It is the start and finish of the iconic Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, the 166km ultramarathon that circumnavigates the mountain, crossing into France, Switzerland and Italy as it goes. This photo was taken while Skye was crewing for some friends…

3 min.
our little secret oz

THE BATHERS WAY Newcastle, New South Wales Where: The Bathers Way links Newcastle’s beaches from Merewether Ocean Baths – the largest baths in the southern hemisphere which opened in 1935 – to Nobbys Beach. It forms part of the Great North Walk which stretches from the baths to Sydney. Distance: 6km one way Degree of difficulty: Easy to moderate. The City of Newcastle has recently upgraded the Bathers Way, and are building a four-to six-metre-wide shared path. While there are flat, easy sections, there are a few steep climbs along the way. The Bathers Way is great for walkers, runners, scooters and everyone in between, and it provides access to all the beaches along this stretch of coast. Along the path there are viewing platforms, seating and shade. Access: It’s a 10-minute drive from Newcastle CBD…

4 min.

RUN DEM PEOPLE Whilst Cool Runnings was about bobsledding and Usain Bolt is the fastest man alive, Jamaica is not known for its marathon culture. Until now! Fancy a tropical retreat in the cultural home of blue beat, high life, ska and reggae? Want to eat mango, drink Red Stripe and soak in the local patois? You can do all of that and run to some of the most irie sounds on the planet at The Reggae Marathon in the beachside hotspot of Negril on 2 December 2018 www.reggaemarathon.com THEM BONES “You’ll ruin your knees!” is a common cry from the non-runner upon learning you run. This is due to a long-held myth that running was ruinous for bone density. It's now been found that regular running is good for improving the long-term…

3 min.
listening lounge

The Joe Rogan Experience http://podcasts.joerogan.net/ Joe Rogan will talk to anyone about anything… for hours. Comedian, actor, commentator and TV host Rogan has over 1000 episodes of his podcast, speaking to everyone from Neil Degrasse Tyson to MMA fighters. Ideal for a long run, these podcasts frequently smash the three-hour mark. Highlights for me have been Shane Smith, the founder of VICE media, and Maynard James Keenan from Tool. An engaging listen. Talk Ultra www.iancorless.org Another long form podcast that is 100 per cent about running. Ian Corless takes his Eurocentric sensibilities and balances this against co-host Karl Meltzer’s experiences as a top US ultra runner. This show goes deep on all things running, racing and kit. Engaging interviews which are driven by Corless’s palpable enthusiasm. Turned Out a Punk www.damianabraham.com Damian Abraham, lead singer for one of…

3 min.
watch & read

Sixty Meters to Anywhere Brendan Leonard, Mountaineers Books, 2016 Leonard was 23 when he was ordered into rehab by the State of Iowa following his second DUI. This book unflinchingly details Brendan’s alcoholism, his journey towards sobriety (ironically, it was Jayson Sime who served Leonard the last beer he would ever drink on the night of his arrest) and the period post this when Leonard was sober, but existing rather than living. The 60 metres in the title refers to a climbing rope he was given by his brother as a gift, and how this coincided with his burgeoning love of climbing and the outdoors. This book challenges the narrative that is often expressed that finding sobriety instantly equals a fulfilling and exciting life, however what it does highlight is that applying…