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TRAIL 30

Discover trail running in South Africa as well as exotic destinations worldwide through TRAIL magazine, published four times annually. 100 pages per issue. Discover the how, why and where. Become a better trail runner as TRAIL looks at this rapidly growing global phenomenon from every conceivable angle.

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South Africa
Language:
English
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TRAIL magazine Pty Ltd
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trail team

You’re An Onion! It’s said our lives can be compared to an onion. There are outer layers, but if we take the time to peel them away, we find greater complexity deeper down. If you nibble on veggies as you dice them for meals, you’ll know that the inner layers of onions are the sweetest. Assuming humans can be onions, those inner layers are the part of us that matures over time. As our onion ages, we discover values and knowledge at our core that we were previously unaware of. My goal is always to craft each issue of TRAIL as a guide that helps you enrich your onion, to take your trail running life and enjoyment of it to greater heights and depths. That sweetness is likely only to happen if you’re willing to…

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your trail running life in focus

ROUGH MOUNTAIN CHASING Sakkie and brother Hannes Hanekom run towards the Skurweberg range in the Agter Witzenberg Valley. “I took this photo in the early morning while exploring Sakkie’s handmade routes on their farm adjacent to the Wakkerstroom Private Nature Reserve,” explains Jannas. Jannas du Plessis, Ceres MONKS COWL MAGIC Cornelius went exploring Monks Cowl with wife Tarrin van Niekerk, and friend, Conrad. ”The dragon’s back was just showing off on this cloudless Saturday in October,” says Tarrin. “We climbed Champagne Castle via Keith Bush Camp and Gray’s Pass, from Monks Cowl at 5am. The pic was taken on the contour path approaching Keith Bush Camp.” Conrad du Toit, Pretoria GETTING DOWN ON TM Shafeeqah Gordon getting a unique perspective on Kloof Corner… For her acrobatic skill, Shaf won a pair of designer sunglasses at Ryan Sandes’ downhill event…

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win

Shoe Category: Trail Pronation: Neutral Cushion: Moderate Offset: 4mm Heel Height: 26.5mm Forefoot Height: 22.5mm New from the ground up, the Xodus ISO 3 takes Saucony’s award winning cushioning system to the max by making the midsole entirely from EVERUNTM. Add in ISOFIT for comfort, PWRTRAC for grip, and it’s time to go discover new views. ‘Stiff, clunky, and heavy’ might describe your boots, but it should never describe your trail running shoes. Enter bit.do/winxodus3 Entries close 31 March 2019 SauconySA…

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my words my viewpoint

TRAIL ANGEL AT GGC We truly had a trail angel at the Golden Gate Challenge 2018: a complete stranger called Gary Henwood- Fox. My friend, Bernette Cotter, and I were rookie GGC runners, and on the first day enjoyed the banter around us whilst heading upwards for 6km. We met some amazing people, including Gary. This same gentleman stopped to help someone else who was ill along the trails and ran with us for the last 7km, helping us with some serious mountain stairs and the chain ladder. On the second day, facing a fear of heights and battling niggles on a steep climb, Gary appeared out of nowhere! Once again he guided and motivated us all the way to the finish line, way ahead of time. Come day three, not a single sighting…

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#trail events

Karkloof100 Electrical storms lashed the forests of the Karkloof: a surreal experience when you are more than 100km into 160km… It was Nontuthuko Mgabhi’s first 100 miler, and she found the electric storm exhilarating! “It caused a sudden sense of thrilling excitement. I was at 108km when the storm started. I needed something to excite me and the lightning, hail, and rain provided exactly that.” With an impressive field of nearly 100 starters, there had to be numerous first-timers. One such was Albert Phungula, who didn’t let his inexperience intimidate him. Albert (39) from Pietermaritzburg won Karkloof100, his first 100 miler, with the support of the Southern Lodestar Foundation. “On the way, I saw my kids. They told me ‘Daddy you are still fresh! You can beat these guys.’ I said ‘Don’t worry, I’m going…

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international events that rocked

Grand Raid REUNION, 18-21 October 2018 Nine South Africans finished their races at Grand Raid de la Réunion! Nic de Beer was the quickest in the big daddy 165km Diagonale des Fous. He finished in 122nd place and 36h59min. Andrew Hagen (138th place in 37h30min), Darryn Patterson, Stijn Laenen, Jana Trojan (40th woman in 48h07min), and Jacques Mouton all managed to complete the Diagonal of Fools. Piet Piet Swart took on the 111km Trail de Bourbon and completed it in 121st place (26h42min). Izemari Swart and Prem Trojan finished the 65km Mascareignes. Cappadocia Ultra Trail TURKEY, 20 October 2018 A pair of South Africans took part, though neither did the 119km. It was Shafeeqah Gordon’s first international race, and one she won’t forget. “Words cannot explain how today went down. I left everything out there. Crossing a finish line…

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