Hiking has been taken to a new level in recent years, and a very popular sport has emerged called Trail Running. If you are into your hiking and want to take it to the next level, then Trail Running is what you should consider. Many road runners have also exchanged the hustle and bustle of the busy roads to the tranquillity of the nature and its jeep tracks and animal paths...Jacques Marais is pro-photographer and authored numerous outdoor titles, but I would rather give him the title of extreme outdoor photographer. He has combined his passion for photography, writing and his love for outdoor sport and put together the first edition of the Trail Runners Guide for South Africa.
• Trail Running Event Information
• Trail Descriptions
• Detailed Map of the Trail
• Fact Panel
• Altitude Profile
• Great Photographs
• An interview with an expert who has run this trail
Another lovely section in the guide is a monthly list of all the various Trail Running Events that take place around South Africa every year. This alone will be a great way for you to plan your fun for the months ahead. Each trail review has a listing of items to pack, where to stay and what kind of weather conditions to expect.
To add this easy to read Trail Running Guide to your library and things-to-do list, it can be purchased for R250.00 at selected bookstores around South Africa or you can get your copy online at www.mapstudio.co.za
South Africa offers a variety of terrain, surrounding landscapes, abundance of animal life, and weather conditions. Trail Runners Guide is a one stop guide to training, gear, footwear, nutrition and events as well as insider tips from South Africa's leading trail running experts.
The foreword was written by ultra-runner Ryan Sandes (find him on twitter @ryansandes, From Streets to the Trails by Elana Meyer, The Minimalist Movement by Benita de Witt, The Thin Edge of the Wedge by Jen Rorrison, The End of the Pasta Party by Tim Noakes and Woman Alone by Kim Van Kets.
So get your Trail Running shoes on and start going off road for some extreme running fun.