TRAIL Mail #25: Friday 03 July 2020
Issue 36 is here, have you got it?
Running away from 99 problems...
New competition! WIN Polar Grit X.
In this issue (click the category to save scrolling):
- From the Editors. A new chapter. Issue 36 live today.
- Photo of the week. Ghostly Crossways run under clouds.
- News. Suunto competition winner announced!
- Funny. Running away from your problems...
- Trail Poll. Did you enter when you had the chance?
- Calendar. New contact-less events and races to look forward to.
- Gear. Stay warm with the high quality, lightweight Brooks LSD Pullover.
- Competition. Win the all-new Polar Grit X smartwatch worth R9,000!
- TRAIL digital. Read issue 36, out today.
DEON: We've changed (a bit), just like everything else.
In the words of Lenin, “There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.”
It’s safe to say that we are experiencing the latter right now.
On a much smaller scale, we've also changed, and TRAIL has evolved from a 100-page print magazine into a 188-page digital magazine. We think it's a leap forward. It is obviously different to print, but I believe you'll love reading the new TRAIL.
Along the way, we ran a survey in June to fine-tune the fonts and text sizes for the makeover. Nearly 90 of you offered your suggestions and feedback. Thank you! It helped, and you’ll see that when you read the mag, which is live today. (Zinio readers may not have had theirs delivered yet. We expect that to happen during the course of the day.)
But let’s not stop there. Please help us further improve your reading experience for the next issue by doing our reader survey, which starts in mid-July.
To sweeten the request, our friends at First Ascent have a fantastic reward for two readers. You'll need to get TRAIL 36, read it, and let us know what you liked and didn't like through our reader survey. It opens on 15 July, to give you time to read your mag. The link is only in the magazine, so look out for it.
We appreciate your candid feedback.
Until next time, stay vigilant, be safe, keep fit, and accept change for the good it will bring us!
Deon Braun, TRAIL publisher
HELOISE: Euphoria after the finish line.
TRAIL 36 is DONE! And like every issue, paging through the final product is satisfying - making the working weekends and public holidays, late evenings, and extra grey hair worth it.
As always, I feel a swell of gratitude
towards our contributors, photographers, and Deon of course, for making it happen. And I feel hopeful that you, reading this, will also read TRAIL 36
. The fully revised digital format is an experience you can't miss!
Here's to the next one...Heloise Hunter, TRAIL associate editor
We loved seeing your photos on Monday's Trail Trophy Facebook thread
In our favourite this week, Pierre Prins
took this ghostly image of Estee Cockcroft
and Nadia Jooste
at Crossways Farm Village on Sunday.
“Most people I’m sure slept in. I can’t exactly say I blame them, the weather was horrible. We, however, weren’t too bothered about the weather and headed to the mountains for a long run. Why? Because we can.”His photo may appear in a future TRAIL issue – and so could yours.
Share your lockdown trail running #TrailTrophies
at any time. Use that hashtag and #trailmagpix
when you tag us. Or email us
. Be sure to tell us a bit about your run for the caption. (Please note: event photographer images aren't printed.)Prefer words? Write
instead. Your opinions, life-changing experiences, happy and sad memories, and reflections on our sport are waiting to be shared with the community. If your letter is published, you'll receive a pair of run-specific Feetures socks