TAILWIND ENDURANCE FUEL

Review by Giles Penfold TAILWIND. A WIND OF CHANGE IN THE WORLD OF TRAIL RUNNING. But what kind of change, you may be asking? Preventing nutrition ‘gut bombs’ from complete and utter sabotage. The longer answer is a little more nuanced, so I’ve been testing their Endurance Fuel to really understand how it affects my body. First thing’s first (and please skip to the next paragraph if you’re squeamish). Tailwind was born out of one person’s necessity to quite literally…

GNARLY TALES BREAKING 101

  WORDS: KATE DZIENIS IMAGES: NANCY JAYDE PHOTOGRAPHY, CHARLIE SPAGALLI GNARLY TALES BREAKING 101 BREAKING 101 Earlier this year, an Aussie and a Kiwi smashed the world record in the backyard racing format. West Australian Phil Gore and New Zealander Sam Harvey took to the Australian Backyard Masters start line in country Queensland last June and before they knew it, their names were set in stone as they equalled the record of 101 laps (yards) with Phil then completing one…

LSKD

HOLY. SMOKES. Have I found the most comfortable and form fitting running pants, like, ever?! Australian activewear LSKD, based in Qld, claims to ‘hug you in all the right places’…and yes. Yes it does. Yes it does hug me in all the right places.  The LSKD Women’s Fusion Full Length Legging has one of my favourite features in a running pants leg – a high rise fold over waistband with pockets. There’s no seam in the front, so the chance…

BECOMING KILIAN JORNET A Q&A WITH TRAIL RUNNING’S G.O.A.T

He is arguably trail running’s Greatest Of All Time. Kilian Jornet Burgada is a Spanish pro sky runner, trail runner, ski mountaineer, ultra runner and explorer of all things outdoors. Dominant in the sport of running since 2007, Kilian’s list of prestigious wins and titles is longer than you could ever imagine. He’s also summited Mount Everest twice, because why not?! Editor Kate Dzienis together with guest interviewer Simon Poli, an avid trail runner who himself has achieved incredible results…

CELL SQUARED

IF YOU’RE KEEN TO ACTIVATE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF, CELL SQUARED SHOULD BE YOUR GO TO. They provide the very best in delivering ‘back to basics’ ingredients in their health and wellbeing products with superior sourcing, superior quality, and conscious agriculture in Australia. I had the opportunity to test out two of their showstopping products – Organic Grass-Fed Beef Liver Capsules and their ACO Certified Organic Grass-Fed Beef Liver Powder. Hear me out, seriously. I understand. You hear the…

20 WINNERS OF BROOKS CASCADIA 17 TRAIL SHOES CONTEST

20 WINNERS OF BROOKS CASCADIA 17 TRAIL SHOES CONTEST We are pleased to announce the winners of the Brooks Cascadia 17 Trail Shoes Contest. Twenty subscribers to the Trail Run Magazine Issue #48 in Australia and New Zealand had the opportunity to win these highly sought-after shoes worth $259.95 each. We would like to congratulate the following winners: Brianna A. from Perthville, NSW, Australia Juanita D. from Nhulunbuy, NT, Australia Alicia K. from Woodlands, WA, Australia Tri B. from Kenneth,…

WE TESTED: The Nebo Mycro 500+ Headlamp & Cap Light

                NEBO MYCRO 500+ HEADLAMP & CAP LIGHT STILL LOOKING FOR THE IDEAL HEADLAMP BUT STRUGGLING TO FIND SOMETHING WORTH THE MONEY?  This particular brand, NEBO, specialises – and I mean specialises – in products of the illumination variety. I’m talking headlamps, flashlights, work lights, lanterns and pocket lights. For trail runners though, hands-free is what’s we’re after and NEBO’s Mycro 500+ is what you want when it comes to delivering 500 lumens…

A Tale of Mates, Mountains & Mud

                WRITTEN BY: BEN WILKINSON IMAGE: BEN WILKINSON TRAIL RUN MAG WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME BEN WILKINSON FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION PIECE TO TRM49 A TALE OF MATES, MOUNTAINS & MUD Want to hit a spectacular and challenging trek that will take your breath away and allow you to push yourself in an environment that’s sturdy, hardened and vigorous? Tasmania’s got the Western Arthurs Range, which encapsulates quartzite peaks, hanging valleys and glacier-carved lakes…

Move It Or Lose It

                WRITTEN BY: PAIGE PENROSE IMAGE: KAMIL SUSTIAK, MATT WISEMAN/LE BENT, BOEN FERGUSON TRAIL RUN MAG WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME THE NORTH FACE ATHLETE PAIGE PENROSE FOR HER CONTRIBUTION PIECE TO TRM49 MOVE IT OR LOSE IT As kids, we learn that ‘movement’ is associated with one of two things – competition or exercise, and we never really good a full understanding about how we can continue to incorporate daily incidental movement into…

Shoe Review: La Sportiva Jackal II BOAs

                REVIEWER: GILES PENFOLD THE JACK(AL) OF ALL TRADES REMEMBER WHEN MARTY FROM BACK TO THE FUTURE II WAS STOKED AS HIS SELF-TYING SHOES WRAPPED ABOUT HIS FEEL? I felt the same when I first unboxed a pair of the Jackall II BOA’s, twisting my fingers to tighten the dials on their new lacing system. The La Sportiva Jackal II BOA is a new addition to the range, adding panache(!) and exciting new…