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Special Gests who love to run and have something to say. Running, kit and gear, racing and adventures... anything goes, thank goodness!

OMMbelievably We Survived – by Anna Hoogkamer

  Anna Hoogkamer runs for Team Accelerate-inov-8 and is a seasoned Fell Runner.  Equally at home on Cross Country events, or Fell Running competitions (such as Accelerate/inov-8’s Gritstone Series), the 28th & 29th October 2017 marked her first foray into … Continue reading

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The Voices

  So it’s race day and once again you are standing in the start line… Or maybe you’ve just stepped out ‘your car on a miserable morning and looked up at that hill you were planning to go up… You … Continue reading

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How not to race Snowdon Trail Half Marathon

  Peter Down is the Physiotherapist at Accelerate Performance Centre (APC). A regular cyclist, who also swims and runs, so naturally participates in the odd Triathlon. This year (2017), he took part in the Scott Snowdonia Trail Half Marathon for … Continue reading

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In Praise of Injinji – by Kate Wilkinson

  Kate Wilkinson has run for years, representing Team Accelerate on occasion. She frequently attends Accelerate events and is an ambassador for the Accelerate Performance Centre. Here she offers some perspective for those who’ve questioned the effectiveness of Injinji Toe … Continue reading

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The Art and Science of Tapering and Race Day Preparation

As a coach, working with groups of runners is always interesting. For one thing, it’s never entirely clear what any particular athlete wants to get out of a session, or get out of coaching, so we ask lots of open … Continue reading

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