(TRAIL magazine’s Deon Braun with Brooks Running’s Jane Brewer, trail ninjas Shareen Snyman and Tom Ridl, the Durban Runner’s Justin Hand, runner Michelle Gordon, biokineticist Stephan Terblanche, and TRAIL magazine’s Darryn Pollock at The Breathing Space. PHOTO: Greg Labuscagne Photography)

THE Durban Trail Clinic took place at the weekend of under cold and grey skies, but with warm, friendly trail runners. Held at The Breathing Space yoga studio in Glenwood, the clinic catered to those who were keen to learn about every aspect of trail running. Top trail runner Ryno Griesel, holder of the Drakensberg Grand Traverse pairs record, was the guest star on day one, teaching participants about maximising their training and giving techniques on tackling hills. Justin Hand from The Durban Runner was there with Brooks Running to help the runners fit and choose shoes, while CamelBak supplied hydration packs for everyone to try on. Lessons and practical sessions on gear, training, nutrition, injury prevention and a yoga class by seventime SA freediving champion Helen Weaver helped everyone appreciate the lifestyle of trail running. From trail newbies to the more advanced runners, everyone left with a lot more knowledge, inspiration, and enjoyment after the two days.

Berea Mail (29 July 2015) article