TRAIL Mail #13: Friday 01 July 2022
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Faster fitness with the 80/20 rule.
Win Black Diamond's Spot 400-R.
Run for Sentinel Ocean Alliance.
Better food for your baby.
In this issue
- Trail Talk. What masks?
- Your adventures. Trail Trophies powered by Bridgedale.
- Gear. Black Diamond Spot 400-R.
- Races. Events in the next month.
- News. Become an ocean sentinel with Gone4Good.
- Health. Nutrition for baby's first 1,000 days.
- Training. Faster fitness with the 80/20 rule.
- Competitions. Win Black Diamond and Bridgedale.
1. TRAIL TALK
At least not for those who feel there's no need for them anymore. My hand is up!
And can we all please celebrate seeing less and less of them in our streets, gutters, stormwater drains, and trails once we've hunted down the last of them? Litter, grrrrr.
I hope you enjoy this mask-free edition.
2. YOUR ADVENTURES
Your #TrailTrophies photos.
(Above) Rihaart Syms has a knack for finding and documenting caves in the Peninsula. He got this striking view from Woody Buttress on Table Mountain with Zahir Kalam soaking it in and completing the human element.
It's a shot that shows how much trail runners enjoy stopping to take in nature and be in the moment.
Check out other reader photos below and in this week's Facebook post and add your own favourite pic from the month of June.
Bridgedale is the sponsor of Trail Trophies this week. They only knit socks. That's all they do. See the range in SA on the Cape Union Mart site.
Your #TrailTrophies photos Part Two.
Thanks to everyone who contributed this week. Some of the standouts are below.
Chandre Boshoff sent in this pic of them at the top of the Bonecrusher and Skyline segments in the Outeniqua mountain range. "It was taken at approximately 6.45am on Sunday 26 June by Terance Winson. We were joined by Sonja Bland Sulene, Sulene's dog Archie, and Gaby.
"We sat down afterwards relishing our coffee and rusks and basked in the rising summer sun.
"The position of our arms mimic the flowers all over the mountain, they grow and are shaped in very similar formations - see flowers to the right of us."
Zahir Kalam had fun chasing waterfalls at Paradyskloof in Stellenbosch. "Come rain or sunshine, these are the crazy things we do for fun!" Photo Laila Barthus
Thabo N Manyane enjoyed the Wolwespruit trails on one of his Thaboyourfitnesscoach monthly hikes.
Terance Winson witnessed this sunrise over the Skyline ridge with George to the right and the Karoo to the left. "Sunday morning enjoyment. Stefan, Chandre, Sonja, Sulene, Gaby, Archie and I soaked up the rays."
Black Diamond Spot 400-R headlight R1,299
Top adventure brand Black Diamond has released their new range of utility headlamps and all of them are rechargeable.
You can win the Spot 400-R (which retails for R1,299). It is a solid choice for adventurers who value all-around performance and features in a small package.
Other models include the Astro 300-R (R899), Cosmo 350-R (R1,049), and the Storm 500-R (R1,499). Links to these on the competition page.
Colours: Black/Azul, Black/Graphite, Black/Pink, Blue Grid.