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Road to Madeira, A Virtual Race Report by Dot Kesterton

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Worldwide Virtual 10K Masters Challenge Championship.   The running year started promisingly enough for me with a chilly England qualifying half marathon in Helsby, Chester in January. Being freezing cold I nipped round in 1:43:39 so I could get back to my big coat as soon as my legs would carry me, 1st F65 and qualifier for England International in Fleet in March.   Storm Dennis put paid to my February BMAF 10K Championship in Poole. Then, in March, came the Covid-19 lockdown. The England representation half marathon in Fleet was canceled and so, month on month was every other … Continue reading

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Dynafit Feline SL, Tried and Tested

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The Feline SL from Dynafit is the first in their new trail running range. It’s the combination of a shoe for high alpine terrain too rough and muddy peak district slopes. Striking colorways isn’t the only reason they will have you turning your head for a second look. While still a relatively unknown brand in the UK, Dynafit has a big presence in the European sky touring seen. We are seeing some exciting things coming from them in the coming season not just in the new shoes they have but also in their high-performance apparel. Ultramarathon runner and Accelerate community … Continue reading

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Running with Music, To Tune or Not To Tune.

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The do or don’t, the divider of runners everywhere. Running with music is a lifesaver for some it’s a distraction that can get you out the door and keep you going when it gets tough. For others, it’s a terrifying thought, the disruption of your flow or not feeling connected to nature. All of us here at Accelerate are in the no music camp. So to get the inside sweep of why you might want to run with tunes we had a chat with one of our community members who is often seen running with a pair of headphones, Jason … Continue reading

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Team A, The A Team

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I’m writing this after a tough, dark and windy solo session. Just a getting it done session. It’s the first proper session I have done since we have gone back into lockdown. This has got me thinking about how much value a team brings. If you have always been solo or always been part of a team, you may not be fully aware of how valuable it is. However, having been a member of (in my opinion) one of the best training groups out there to then having to go back to training solo is very weird. The Team Momentum: … Continue reading

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Maximum Heart Rate? Forget It…

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It keeps on coming up on social media. Plus, I am continually asked about maximum heart rate and how to calculate it. The reason it would appear is to calculate those all important training zones that help maximise folks training, yet the question should be asked if there is a better way? I hear about some new amazing formula all of the time, yet the truth is they do not work for that many people. Formulae Do Not Work, OK! There is no one size fits all here, merely normal ranges of what we would expect. It all started with … Continue reading

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Team Accelerate Scott Athlete Stuart Walkers opinion on the new Scott Kinabalu Ultra RC

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I have been wearing Scott shoes for a while now, and it’s fair to say they have got better and better. From originals like the Trail Rockets, they have kept what was good and thrown away what didn’t work. My current favorites are the Supertrac RC Ultra, which has basically been my go-to shoes for everything (except rare tarmac outings) for the last couple of years. The latest release from Scott is the Kinabalu Ultra RC. These came out in June and lots of excited people have talked about how good they are in summer, but what about now we’re … Continue reading

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Head Torches, What kind to get and why

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Its that time of year again. The nights drawing in, clocks going back, scrambling around to find the head torch you haven’t used since last winter. Only to find it ran out of battery a long time ago. Maybe its time for a new one? Well with a plethora of different models, designs and styles all boasting different lumens and burn times how do you know which is right for you? We have tried to put together a little guide that will hopefully de-mask the confusion of getting a new head torch. The first question you need to ask yourself … Continue reading

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Time to ‘Layer-Up’ & Stay Warm

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Say what you like, for me there is nothing much worse than being cold.  Wet and cold is so much worse and if you are out in the hills for a long run-out then this is potentially life threatening.  A slightly different story on the streets of the city, yet the same wet and cold problem can still be relevant.  So what to do? “Layer up! That’s the key”. Finding what works for you is key. Not being afraid to invest in some really decent kit can also make all the difference too. Not just to you yet also to … Continue reading

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Accelerate and ‘Tier 3’

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From today, 24th October 2020, Sheffield enters the highest level for Covid-19 restrictions.  Fortunately, it would appear we are already doing as much as the guidelines require us to do, and more. Thankfully, we remain open and current opening hours remain.  We will also continue to operate on an appointment basis. This has proved to be something everyone has liked as social distancing can be comfortably maintained. What To Expect If you haven’t popped by for a while and are thinking of doing so, here’s a look at what to expect and what we have been doing.  The key is … Continue reading

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Scott Cruise, tried and tested

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Accelerate Scott Team member Harvey was lucky enough to get his hands on a new pair of the Scott Running Cruise. The newest member in Scotts range. Read on to hear all his thoughts on them. The Cruise is the latest addition to Scott’s road running line up. Using their latest Kinetic midsole, a single layered engineered mesh upper and their eRide technology which rolls you forward with every stride. It has resulted in an interesting shoe to run in… First Impressions So this is a strange one. Straight out the box they comfy and feel nice to walk around … Continue reading

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  • Accelerate Community - WoodRun, ATR & Juniors, Accelerate Your Speed and Running Past 50. Fun, healthy running groups for everyone. News and updates, plus the Gritstone Series.
  • Accelerate Running Store - News, updates and info from the store. Products, tips and tricks, the latest and the greatest.
  • Guest Blogger - Special Guests who love to run and have something to say. Running, kit and gear, racing and adventures... anything goes, thank goodness!
  • Run Stu - Accelerate Performance and Healthy Run Coaching, Heart rate, Periodisation, Strength & Stability. Business owner @accelerateuk Coach to #TeamAccelerate The open road, fell, moorland and high places. Sunny days, days the wind blows and rain is horizontal - 'You're Alive!' Twitter and Instagram: @RunStuCoach
  • Team Accelerate - Is a group of runners supported by Accelerate Running Co, they train hard, race harder but most of all have fun together as a team. They receive support from Scott Running and Inov8. The Team includes the 'Flamingos' coached group.

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