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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Uphill Running Technique – from Colin Papworth

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  Colin Papworth works at the Accelerate Performance Centre (APC) as resident Podiatrist and has for years, taken the lead on all matters of running form/gait analysis/footwear assessment.  He hosts our 4hr Running Form Workshops and was in attendance as ‘drop in’ guru during the recent Big Running Weekend.  Here then, he shares the basics of how to successfully run uphill.       The idea here, to give some insight into what is good running technique, what it looks like and how to get there.   Also why running technique is important in relation to injury prevention and performance improvement: … Continue reading

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Putting the ‘Eeek!’ in Peakrunners – By Caroline French

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  Caroline French runs for and represents the Accelerate ‘Community’.  As part of Team Accelerate, she not only blogs, but also attends events, group runs and sessions in the Accelerate store.  She’s about to focus on completion of an event supported by Accelerate, the Peakrunnrs Ladybower Trail Marathon.  This is part one of what we hope will be a series, recording her progress, with an eventual race report for good measure. Enjoy.                     Eeek, so I’ve entered the Scott supported Peakrunners Ladybower Trail Marathon – 30 June. Train, race, recover ….repeat. … Continue reading

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Just a little Horse

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  Big Running Weekend.  Sunday AM.  Accelerate Red Route, led by ATR (Accelerate Trail Runners)’s Jon Osborne and attended by, among others one Angus McKendrick from Silva. Mid run – and Angus sides up to me with a delicate tone.  “You’ve got a very distinctive running style Chris”, is what he starts with…. So far, so flattered.  As I’m expecting him to comment upon my natural upright posture, fast feet, high cadence.. My feet are always a blur, partly thanks to my shorter than average legs doing three steps to everyone else’s two. But he continues.. “I’ll tell you what … Continue reading

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