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Trail Run

Trail Run December 2020 - February 2021

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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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Country:
New Zealand
Language:
English
Publisher:
Adventure Entertainment
Frequency:
Quarterly
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in this issue

4 min.
the line in the sand

As I write this, it’s about 28 hours since I pulled the pin at Yarraman, the halfway mark and turnaround point of the BVRT (Brisbane Valley Rail Trail) 200 miler. I’m at the finish line, watching the 100 milers trickle in, and it’s awesome! Behind each finish (and each did not finish) is a backstory of hard work, grit and spark. I am full of admiration for these people. I am OK with my DNF (or did not fail, as someone kindly told me. I like the sound of that!). It’s my first DNF, and although I’m not sure how I will deal with that in the coming days, I know in my heart I did all I could, and this time, the body did not abide. My shin hurt from the…

2 min.
stockists

WE DON’T TRUST OUR TRAIL BIBLE WITH ANY OLD RUNNING SHOP STOCKIST. RATHER, OUR STOCKISTS ARE A SPECIAL BREED OF RETAILER WHO HAVE HAD TO MEET STRINGENT REQUIREMENTS TO BE ALLOWED TO SELL TRAIL RUN MAG IN THE FLESH: THEY HAVE TO UNRESERVEDLY, AND WITH EQUAL PARTS BOUNDLESS PASSION AND KNOWLEDGEABLE INSIGHT, BE UTTERLY MAD ABOUT THE TRAIL RUNNING LIFESTYLE. AND SO, IF YOU WANT TO PICK UP A QUICK COPY OF THE MAG (AND NAB YOUR NEXT PAIR OF SINGLETRACK SLAYERS WHILE YOU’RE THERE), WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE GUYS, THEY ARE THE BEST IN THE BIZ, BECAUSE UNLIKE THE OTHER RUNNING SHOPS, THEY GIVE A DAMN ABOUT RUNNING ON DIRT: NEW SOUTH WALES BLUE MOUNTAINS RUNNING CO www.bluemtnsrunningco.com.au 19 Ross Street, Glenbrook, NSW 2773 P: 02 4739 9919 E: info@bluemtnsrunningco.com.au FB: @bluemtnsrunningco Insta: @bluemtnsrunningco TASMANIA FIND YOUR FEET…

1 min.
runfaster sports bra

Where I live in the Scenic Rim in south-east Queensland, going for a run can feel more like a swim in the sticky summer months. That’s when trying to take off your sports bra is about as fun and easy as trying to take off a straightjacket. But not with RunFaster’s sports bra. You can even swim in it! RunFaster’s Active Swim material (79% polyamide 21% elastane) is ultra-light, silky smooth and easy to slip on and off. It’s seawater and chlorine resistant, quick drying and SPF50+ – which is great if you’re running along the beach and want to take a quick dip to cool off. But what about support? The RunFaster sports bra banishes the bounce with a thick and comfortable under-bust band, supportive double-layered front, wide shoulder straps, and…

2 min.
injinji liner + runner mini-crew

My feet are always my downfall in long events. They swell, blister and pop (sounds like a terrible breakfast cereal). This is especially true in hot, humid weather, and if my feet have been waterlogged for hours on end in the rain. I am a big fan of Injinji Performance Toesocks – especially the midweight mini-crews. Although they don’t entirely stop blisters from forming on my tootsies during ultras of 100km-plus, they do significantly reduce them. This is thanks to Injinji’s signature toe-sock design, which eliminates skin-on-skin contact between the toes. When I saw Injinji had a two-sock system of a Liner + Runner, I couldn’t wait to give them a try. The liner combined with a runner (outer sock) is designed to provide extra blister protection. The light-grey, ultra-thin liner is…

3 min.
spring energy gels

Gels are not my thing. I’ve tried a few brands over the years and have found most to be sickly sweet with an unpleasant aftertaste. It always felt like I was sucking down a mouthful of chemically, unnatural stuff. Certainly not something I could consume for hours on end during a long training run or ultra. But I’d heard great things about Spring Energy gels from friends – in particular, from those who were generally anti-gel like me. My interest was piqued, so I had to give them a try. Spring Energy uses 100% natural products, and the gels sure taste (and look) like it. The list of ingredients on your typical gel packet includes slightly alarming-sounding stuff like maltodextrin, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate and calcium carbonate. Spring Energy, on the other…

1 min.
aussie grit women’s pulse shorts

Lightweight and comfortable, Aussie Grit’s Women’s Pulse Shorts will serve you well on the trails and – gasp! – the bitumen. I must admit, I usually wear tights-style running shorts. That’s because looser-fitting styles are either too short, too long, too loose or too tight! But these shorts get it just right. They’re a great length – not too short or long – and they don’t ride up or down. The four-way stretch fabric (85% nylon, 15% elastane) lets you run freely, while the lightweight inner brief (87% Polyester, 13% elastane) provides extra comfort and security, without feeling tight or restrictive. The waistband sits snugly on the hips with an adjustable elastic drawcord at the front. A cleverly-placed zip pocket at the back of the waistband secures keys, nutrition or a phone…