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One month, 15km

You can run. Now what? It’s time to apply some method to the madness of frollicking on the trails. Using a basic training plan will help you get faster, build endurance, and prevent injuries.

Joining the ranks of trail runners in South Africa is like being a kid with the key for your favourite sweet store. But instead of toffee apples and candy floss, as a trail runner you can enjoy our mountains, savannah, forests, deserts, and amazing coastline.

Hardcore trail runners will tell roadies that trail running is not for sissies. But don’t let this scare you off: you don’t have to be a superhero to start running trails, and once you do this, a

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