Stay warm and injury-free this season

It’s winter. It’s freezing. And leaving the duvet to train in the morning is as challenging as the workout that follows it. Here’s your solution.

Not only does this gear provide much-needed insulation on your early morning rides or runs but it also speeds up recovery after exercise.

Research in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has revealed that wearing compression gear may help to lessen the severity and duration of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).

Our features writer, Ian, has been keeping his circulation up and his bits snug in a pair of Merrell trail running shorts on his morning trail runs and is sold on them.

Want to get in on the action? We’ve got a stash of Merrell gear worth R2 500 to give away – including compression shorts, bike jerseys and bib shorts.

All you need to do is send an email to – – with all your details and an explanation as to why you need this kit.