TRAIL Mail #8: Friday 22 April 2022
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54 races in 30 days!
New: First Ascent X-Trail Grid Fleece.
Why mushrooms matter.
In this issue
- Trail Talk. Trail events bounce back.
- Your adventures. Groenkloof, Gonubie, Karkloof, more...
- Gear. First Ascent's winter winner.
- Races. 54 events in the next month!
- News. Travis takes on UTD160.
- Health. Why you should eat more mushrooms.
1. TRAIL TALK
Life: I'm going to send you some things.
(Virus, lockdowns, societal fragmentation, riots, floods, and more...)
Trail community: Sure. Could we also have more trail runs than ever before?
Life: Oh, OK.
It's quite remarkable that the next month alone has 54 trail running events.
I hope you enjoy the rest of this newsletter.
Have a brilliant day and weekend!
2. YOUR ADVENTURES
Check out this week's Facebook post and share your own favourite pic from the weekend or during the week.
Some of your adventures of the past fortnight included:
Adele Immelman (above) climbed/hike/ran Groenberg in Wellington. "I had some easter eggs at the top," she said.
Kent Venish (pic below) got bogged in swampy jungles at Rainbows Trail in Gonubie, Eastern Cape, last Sunday.
Greg Levin (final pic) enjoyed Saturday and Sunday trail runs at Karkloof. "The rivers and waterfalls were flowing nicely. Food for the soul," he enthused.
Thanks to First Ascent for sponsoring this week's Trail Trophies. Check out their X-Trail Grid 1/4 Zip Fleece Top now available in two new colours.
First Ascent X-Trail Grid 1/4 Zip Fleece Top
Notice what the temperature's been doing in the mornings? It's time to find your winter wear, and if you haven't updated your base/mid-layer for a while, First Ascent has a high quality option for you, available in two new colours.
The X-Trail Grid 1/4 Zip Fleece Top (available in Men's/Women versions) is made from ThermaPro fleece, which offers you all of the warmth without the bulk of traditional fleece, as well as a modern look with a solid finish. The thermally efficient grid design on the inside keeps you warm and toasty, while allowing moisture to escape.
It folds into its inner chest pocket for space-saving stowage in your running pack or luggage. The new colours: Berry Blush (Ladies) and Kingfisher Dive (Men).