TRAIL1 min. leídosDiet & Nutrition
AFRICAN Banana Bread
This dense, filling banana bread can be a nutritious ally in your training and racing. It's perfect for breakfast, as a midday snack, or as a dessert after any meal. It will lift your energy on the trail when you've run far and long, and help you fin
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Pre-run Checks
We all know someone who tells us they can’t run because of bad knees or back, weak ankles, or another medical reason. If you are new to running and you have heard these comments before, you may be feeling a little anxious about the impact of running
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When Not To Exercise
There are a few situations where exercise is not recommended: ◼ When you have a fever. This will raise your heart rate and reduce your fluid levels. A fever means that your body is battling an infection, and you could weaken your immune system if you
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Kwazulu-natal
Run day four of the five-day GCT to climb the spectacular Black Eagle Pass for amazing views of Rhino Peak (3,056m) and surrounding mountains. The trail follows the top of the ridge before dropping to the finish. Bring water, as there’s none on route
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The Test of Time
I think we can safely say that there isn’t a single runner out there who hasn’t been through a period of plateau, or even regression, in their running career. We start out and get better very quickly. Then we expect that exponential improvement to co
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Inspired For Life!
The race was a great success for me, and surprisingly, I even got a 13th place (in the women's race). I'm really so grateful in light of the harsh conditions. It’s even more satisfying knowing that through my sweat, new toilets and an administration
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FLY with THE SAUCONY Peregrine 11
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Eastern Cape
Emerald Vale epitomises the rugged beauty of the Eastern Cape. Enjoy lovely glimpses of the ocean and Cefane estuary – and the unexpected joy of sometimes sharing the trail with a bushbuck, duiker, or warthog. The trails are superbly maintained, vari
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In the Moment
Running evangelist Dean Karnazes, best-known for his 2006 classic Ultramarathon Man, has written another winner. I could not wait to set aside some time to read A Runner's High. What ended up happening is I had to find time for everything else, as it
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Western Cape
Newlands Forest is so diverse it appeals to anyone who enjoys the serenity of the great outdoors. There is a spectacular lookout point on the way to Rhodes Memorial up steep jeeptrack to the north of the parking lot. Newlands River runs through the f
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Mpumalanga
Explore the hiking trails through the Barberton plantations and into the Queens River conservation area. Overnight huts and other self-catering accommodation make the area ideal for time away. The 21km loop start and registration is at the first hiki
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My First Attempt… Resulted In Banana Rusk!
I prefer microwave cooking because it's quicker, and uses less energy. Once you get your timing right, you won't know the difference from oven-baked. Or care. First, oil a microwave/oven-proof dish, and microwave on High for 12–13 minutes (this will
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Like A Train
When I set out on my run down the old railway track, I resolved to be like a train. Steady. Consistent. Repetitive. Back into training after a long downtime, I was keen to get my pacing predictable again, just like the old narrow-gauge train that use
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YOUR WORDS Your Viewpoint
“What do you want to do for your birthday?” Oh, how I regretted asking that question when my alarm went off at 3:50am on that brutally cold July morning! The temperature was well below zero. I hauled myself out of bed, and layered up for the day ahea
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Time To Shine
WILDSERIES Golden Gate Challenge. 27km/29km/18km, 75km. Golden Gate National Park. Three days of beautiful, challenging mountain running. Start 4:30am. R200-R3,400. wildtrust.co.za Wild Coast Adventure. 37km/36km/34km. Multi-day running tour on Wild
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Gauteng
De Wildt Adventure Trails are 30 minutes from Pretoria and 45 minutes from Johannesburg. Trails include the Peglerae (9km), Ktatu (12.5km moderate to difficult), Dinaneni (12.5km moderate), Kiepersol (7.5km easy to moderate) and Euphorbia trails (18k
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Annapurna Meltdown
It was never really clear to me how I ended up stumbling around alone and in the dark in the Himalayas, but since you’re reading this, you already know that those mountains they do call. And when your adventure buddies are the same crazy mom and daug
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Run AMUK
Anyone who's run 100 milers will know that each has its own personality. Riana's take on her four this year: Addo: The Good One. It was a perfect race for me. Mac Mac: The Spiritual One. It was not a run, it was a journey for me. UTD: The Magical One
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North West
Aasvoëlbad farm spans 200 hectares on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg in Bokfontein, Brits. The farm derives its name from the Cape Griffin vultures (Gyps coprotherus) that breed on the southern slope of the mountain. Well-marked and maintain
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Train
Coach Sean Tait asks "How can you determine if what you have been doing has been working for you, if you don’t know how to measure it?" Learn how to do that correctly in the following pages. ■
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What Can You Do?
Stick to parks, open spaces, and your favourite trails as much as possible. Avoid rush hour and plan your route to avoid any areas of traffic congestion where vehicles sit idling. Traffic is lighter and pollution levels are lower early in the morning
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Your Photos
Ian explored passes in the Central Drakensberg with Warren Manson and Roy Arouca on the first weekend of September. They were based at Bannerman Hut. Their adventure started up Bannerman Pass, then headed down Judge Pass, climbed Gypaetus Pass, desce
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Grow your Money Don’t Blow It
South African markets offer a range of investment options, which is great as it gives you choices. But it also means you could invest in funds not ideal for your situation. You need to do your homework. Poorly chosen investments are like missing a tu
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Creative &Resilient
There’s this Gary Larson cartoon. A pride of lion lazes around a zebra kill, with vultures and hyenas all round. A jackal peers out from the bush with a megaphone in his paw: “Yoh, guys?” he calls, “Everyone cool if I mosey on down to the kill?” That
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Let's Go!
Lockdown only reminded us how remarkable the diversity of races we have in South Africa is. These events inspire us and keep us motivated, but who are the dynamic people still making them happen for us, despite the hurdles? In this first instalment,
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Rock Music
PE’s Annalise Scholtz negotiates a section of rock in the Steytlerville district of the Eastern Cape that’s guaranteed to sharpen focus. Trail running often turns into rock hopping and scrambling, and sometimes, friends are the catalyst. “Do you mind
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Trail ZA
cover Bruce Arnett is a 13-time SkyRun winner and one of South Africa’s most experienced mountain runners. photo Zane Schmahl Publisher Deon Braun | deon@trailmag.co.za Editorial editorial@trailmag.co.za Zane Schmahl (cover), Barend Bezuidenhout, Deo
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Shoes
BROOKS HI-TEC PUMA SALOMON THE NORTH FACE R2 599 | brooksrunningsa.co.za If you love to go fast and far on the trails, the Catamount is the perfect partner for your feet. Its lightweight, responsive cushioning is made for epic adventure. A raised tre
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It’s Time To Rebalance
The civil unrest peaked as the previous issue went live. Mid-July was a surreal time for South Africans, and especially for those of us living in its epicentre, Durban. Many assumptions about our nation were questioned and tested. I had to abandon my
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Adventures That Rocked Your World
6-9 October 2021 The 13th edition of this iconic coastal run delivered four days of trail stoke shared between the Challenge, with its 11-hour medal cut-off, and the Race, with its nine-hour limit. This 42km test of technical skills and undulating co

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