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#1 TrailRunMagChrisOrd

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:09 PM

Hi trail runners,

Anyone who likes to read about trail as much as they love to run them, should point their mouse and clicking finger toward http://trailrunnerma...press.com/zine/ come this Sunday (July3).

The first, long awaited (by us at least) edition is about to go live online, all grassroots-like as a pdf download. We'll progress from there, but from small things...

The birth took a little longer than expected, apologies, but we're chuffed that there is now a dedicated trail running magazine for Australia and NZ.

As a mark of respect, I'd like to note that we're not the first to trudge this path. A damn fine little publication by the name BYOS (By Your Own Steam) came out as a pdf download a few years back, but alas ran out of steam, through no fault of its entrepreneurial and hard working creator. Kudos to BYOS for blazing a trail.

We're hoping to surpass its two editions and even, with community support, get the odd Collector Combined Edition out (maybe twice a year) in print. We may live in a digital age, but sometimes a tactile mag in your hand is worth two on the Net.

Hoping I haven't overstepped the mark in letting everyone know on this forum, but thought trail runners may like to know we exist. And for now it's FREE - so not like we're selling anything :) Just digital dirt.

Get a feel for us by reading a sneak peek editorial from the Australian Editor (me) www.trailrunnermag.wordpress.com. The NZ Ed Mal Law has his words in the actual edition, plus there's
- Beau Mile's AAWT run
- Andy Hewat's Great Dividing Trail run plus his column on pulling off the AAWT
- Nick Wienholt's Ten things I learned Running The North Face 100, Twice
-  Mt Solitary race report
- Glasshouse preview
- Mal Law's 2010 7in7 run
- Lisa Tamati on tackling the Himalaya
- Young NZ trail gun Kris Day
- The Track
- Gear reviews and Shoe Reviews
- Nutrition
- Medic - Runner's Knee
- Trail Guides x 4
and plenty more...

Hopefully you'll enjoy. You'll also notice that while we originally were Trail Running Mag, we have shortened to Trail Run Mag to avoid confusion and lawsuits.

Thanks for reading

Chris Ord
Editor, Trail Run Mag
www.trailrunnermag.wordpress.com
www.facebook.com/trairunmag
www.twitter.com/trailrunmag
trailrunmag@gmail.com

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:22 PM

Nice

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 07:33 PM

Very excited about this... good birthday present! Cheers, I'll have a look.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:23 PM

Posted ImagePosted ImageA truly great effort & well done to all involved. Having that 1st edition in print would be awesome. To keep the mag running you'll definitely need paid subscriptions & advertising because that's a lot of work & money involved. Even a copy in the style of Ultramag if costs blow out?? Well done again!

cheers
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Posted 04 July 2011 - 08:04 AM

Well done Chris on making this a reality. I have only an inkling about how much work you have put into getting this up and am impressed you pulled it all together so well. I look forward to seeing more in the future.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 11:39 AM

View PostWhippet Man, on 04 July 2011 - 08:04 AM, said:

Well done Chris on making this a reality. I have only an inkling about how much work you have put into getting this up and am impressed you pulled it all together so well. I look forward to seeing more in the future.

Hey Andy,
Couldn't have done it without you or Nick (Wienholt). Really appreciate your time and effort - and hope everyone enjoys reading your column, shoe reviews and feature on the Great Dividing Trail!
So, Edition #2...what have you up your sleeve :)?

http://trailrunnerma...press.com/zine/

Edited by TrailRunMagChrisOrd, 05 July 2011 - 05:07 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2011 - 12:15 PM

a fantastic read - LOVED it.  :Applause:

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for the download.
Problem:  I can't read the text unless using a magnifying glass.  There doesn't appear to be a zoom capability.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 02:50 PM

Excellent read, layout and editing. Impressive first up edition. Well done guys!

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 03:12 PM

well done.
that whippetman can sure write a good tale.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:01 PM

Too kind Bro. Which makes me a little uneasy.


View PostTrailRunMagChrisOrd, on 05 July 2011 - 11:39 AM, said:

Hey Andy,
Couldn't have done it without you or Nick (Wienholt). Really appreciate your time and effort - and hope everyone enjoys reading your column, shoe reviews and feature on the Great Dividing Trail!
So, Edition #2...what have you up your sleeve :)?

www.trailrunnermag.wordpress.com/zine


Thanks Chris. I actually have a couple of hot topics that not every trail runner will want to know about but definitely should.
Just hoping the editor will give them a run.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:10 PM

View Postpjay, on 05 July 2011 - 12:31 PM, said:

Thanks for the download.
Problem:  I can't read the text unless using a magnifying glass.  There doesn't appear to be a zoom capability.

Hey PJ,

If you're viewing in a web browser (ie Explorer) it is hard or at least inconvenient to zoom. Best bet is to download the file (either left click save as on the link or if already opened in the browser, right click over the top of the image and save as to your desktop. Then exit the browser and open the file in Adobe Reader (for pdf docs - easily downloadable for free online if you don't have it, but most computers do!) (On a Mac you can also view in Preview. And Zoom with you fingers on the mouseplate. Hassle free. )

Hope that helps. Enjoy the read.

Cheers,

Chris

Edited by TrailRunMagChrisOrd, 05 July 2011 - 05:13 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:45 PM

Thanks Trail.  I'm now using the zoom feature with Acrobat.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:01 PM

View PostWhippet Man, on 05 July 2011 - 05:01 PM, said:

Too kind Bro. Which makes me a little uneasy.
i am only being nice to you because you put that mean quote of mine in there.
and you seem to get lots of free shoes these days.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:27 AM

View PostTrailRunMagChrisOrd, on 05 July 2011 - 11:39 AM, said:

Couldn't have done it without you or Nick (Wienholt). Really appreciate your time and effort - and hope everyone enjoys reading your column, shoe reviews and feature on the Great Dividing Trail!
So, Edition #2...what have you up your sleeve :)?

http://trailrunnerma...press.com/zine/

Only too happy to help.  Much more pleasurable writing about Trail Running than my previous decades writing forays about Visual C++ :).

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:46 AM

View Postpjay, on 05 July 2011 - 05:45 PM, said:

Thanks Trail.  I'm now using the zoom feature with Acrobat.
As Chris stated, easiest to download as a pdf.

But as a general keyboard usage tool, try pressing "ctrl +" to zoom into any open window on your monitor.  "ctrl -" for re-sizing

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:29 PM

I haven't run any trails yet, and once my ITB is better I plan on doing so having been inspired by your magazine. However, I do appreciate a good running mag. This one is beuatiful, if one can use that word to describe a magazine. Well laid out and well written. Thank you for making it available to us to read.