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Spen Greenway 10K Road Race Report – by Dot Kesterton

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Dot Kesterton is no stranger to BUZZ, with plenty of experience, teaching runners half her age how it’s done! Running for #TeamAccelerate, as well as Sheffield’s Steel City Striders & her local ladies club ‘Smiley Paces’ – she competes within the V60 category (outdoing many in the V50 & V40) and runs like she means it.             Spen Greenway 10K Road Race, incorporating Northern Masters 10K Championsips Sunday 16th September 2018 Race Report I like a small, local, friendly event, full of enthusiastic runners of all ages and abilities – supported by partners, kids and … Continue reading

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Ultimate Direction Month: How to pack a pack.

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  It’s a free country.  We all have our favourite kit.  Our preferred way of doing stuff. But for what it’s worth, here are my top tips on how to ‘pack a pack’ in association with Beta Running & Ultimate Direction. Taking the Ultimate Direction Signature Series Scott Durek Ultra Vest as our running vest of choice… For a breakdown of what makes a running vest the ideal piece of running related storage, read my recent blog entitled ‘What IS a Running Vest?‘   If you’re running for long enough.  You’ll likely need a drink.  If running for hours on … Continue reading

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Ultimate Direction Month: What IS a Running Vest?

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  Traditionally, hikers  would travel for prolongued periods while carrying all of the equipment necessary to cope with eating and drinking on the move, sheltering from the elements and covering distances over varied terrain.  The job was made easier through the use of a rucksac, or backpack.   As people more commonly opted to run the same distances without so many overnight stops, the need to carry quite the same volume of kit decreased (unless you were in the military) and so too did the size of the pack. Hence, people began running with a scaled down version of the … Continue reading

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