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The 52 Festivals Recipe Book!

Plant Based Food from Around the World


During 2017 our editor Dave Wise celebrated a different world festival every week by cooking food from the countries in which the festival was being held. Here are the best 75 recipes that came out of the project.


From Christmas in Sweden to the French Wine Harvest via the Voodoo Festival of Benin, from Elvis Week in the USA to Ramadan in Egypt to the Mexican Day of the Dead, you'll find inspiration for your cooking here (as well as a 'How To' guide for perfect pizza - it's all about the water and air temperature!).


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Trek and Run Mag - Winter 2017

Featuring; Dean Karnazes, Saving the Sea Turtles of Parismina, Double Olympian Eilish McColgan, Ironman Patrik Nilsson, Graham Ross of Kusaga Athletic, Warren Pole of 33 Shake, The Friendly Planet Guides to Costa Rica (San Jose and the Caribbean Coast) and Rome (Marathon and City), The MDS; Greening The Desert, Hiking The Somme, Jessey The Elf, Nutrition; Kenyan Style, Event Previews and Reviews, and more.


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Past Issues

Issue One - Autumn 2017

Featuring; Hiking Cahuita National Park in Costa Rica, The Complete Guide to the Marathon des Sables (the Toughest Footrace on Earth) in Morocco, an Interview with Greek Olympian and Marathon record holder Maria Polyzou, Hiking the Nile Valley in Egypt, Coach Dave's 'From Sofa Sloth to Endurance Athlete', The Road to Boston, Nutrition, Event Previews and Reviews, and more.

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Event Report - October 6th, 2017 19:22 PM

Run for the Toad Trail Event Weekend


This is my favourite trail event of 2017. The North Face 50 mile at Blue Mountain was great, don’t get me wrong, but Run for the Toad trumps it if you’re in the market for a family orientated, very friendly event which is large enough to offer...Read More

The Fall Angus Glen Race Weekend


This delightful small community, family friendly race on a picturesque golf course offers a stark contrast to the big, corporate races that I often take part in and it was good to be back at the event this year after volunteering at it in the past. My ankle was still tender...Read More

Event Report - November 11th, 2017 13:32 PM

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Grand Caledonia Half Marathon


The Grand Caledonia Half Marathon course winds through some built up areas but also lots of rolling country roads and a fair few kms of lovely trail along the Grand River. It’s a hilly, pretty course taking in lovely Ontario countryside at the peak...Read More

Event Report - October 8th, 2017 20:32 PM

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon


I decided to take on the 5k before the marathon as, well, the finish straight is so much fun, why not experience it twice in one day! The 5k started down on Lakeshore, and after I’d dropped my kit bag at the central race HQ I jumped on a shuttle...Read More

Event Report - November 1st, 2017 19:28 PM

The Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon


With the prospect of this year’s racing season coming to an end, I was looking at one more big thing to do before setting sights on 2018. I’ve always thought about running a marathon so when I heard Dave and Virgil were running the Hamilton...Read More

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RUN YOURSELF HAPPY – THE ‘miracle cure’ improving Brits’ mental health - Running in a group makes 90% of people happier - Whilst the physical benefits of running are well known...Read More

Featured Film - 2048 - The Sea Turtles of Costa Rica

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Event Report - October 6th, 2017 19:22 PM



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