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

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  Saucony have taken a bold step and released trail shoes which openly invite the user to customise them… By drilling holes in them, or screwing screws into the underside. And before you dismiss the idea, think about the possibilities. We all appreciate a good trail shoe.  Comfort over an outright fell shoe, but more responsive and protective than the softer road alternatives.  The studs you find on most trail shoes offer traction and if made of the correct rubber, a lot of grip as well.  But only to a point.  No one shoe will work on all surfaces.  In … Continue reading

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Polar Ignite Review – completely plagiarised by Houghboy

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In an unprecedented move, I’ve literally ripped off another review here, because I couldn’t say it any better. So courtesy of Mr. Duncan Bell via T3.com, here is a review of the all new Polar Ignite, a watch which has me excited, since it looks great, features colour touch screen and state of the art wrist based heart rate, but most importantly, might actually last for the time it takes me to complete an ultra distance event!  Oh and the price is what you’d expect from something ‘entry level’, which I assure you, this ain’t. If, like me, you fall … Continue reading

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Gritstone Fixtures: Round Five – Great Hucklow Fell Race

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  Coming up in the Gritstone Series next week, Sunday 7th July, 11:00am – is the Great Hucklow Fell Race. Okay, so the first thing is, looking at the official web page, they almost don’t want you to get there! Here’s the section on reaching the race on time… “Registration, start and finish are all at Great Hucklow Primary School, Great Hucklow (SK 178 781 map). Registration will be open by 9.30am or so and closes at 10.30am. Registration is close to the race start, but for most will be a fair walk from car parking. Bus – Travelling from … Continue reading

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On Running Cloudstratus – first look…

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  You can have too much of a good thing…… ….but sometimes – MORE is MORE!   Meet Cloudstratus.  The all new deep cushion, high miler from On. These ‘double-decker’ shoes, at first glance take some getting used to, but boy are they equipped with some serious cushioning?! But cushioning alone can be too much of a good thing, unless stable.  Which is why Swiss running engineers On have fashioned the Cloudstratus in such a way that it still remains structured enough for a responsive ride, strong push off and a feeling of comfort throughout what may, for many, prove … Continue reading

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British Masters 5K Road Champs, Horwich, Sunday 16/06/19.

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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.             British Masters Athletics Federation 5K Road Championships, Horwich, Sunday 16th June 2019. Thanks to the phenomenon of Parkrun, my Saturday morning fix, I have become adept over the last six or seven years at plodding round Sheffield parks … Continue reading

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Gritstone Fixtures: Round Four – Hope Fell Race

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  Coming up in the Gritstone Series next week, Wednesday 26th June, 7:30pm – is the Hope Fell Race. AKA ‘Hope Wakes Fell Race’ because it traditionally takes place within the ‘Hope Wakes’ festival.  What’s that?  Well, According to their official Facebook page: “Hope Wakes week is filled with fun, sports activities and events ending with a carnival day not to be missed. Lots of fun for all! June 24th – July 2nd”. Festival details here So fell racing…. Hope Fell Race in a nutshell: Date & time: Wed 27th Jun 2018 at 19:30 Country: England Region: Peak District Category: … Continue reading

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Great Birmingham 10K incorporating England vs Celtic Nations Masters Int. – 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.             Great Birmingham 10K road race incorporating England vs Celtic Nations Masters International. 26th May 2019. Just a week after the British Open Masters road relays, (Team silver, individual gold) in Sutton Park I headed back to my home … Continue reading

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Yorkshire 3 Peaks Fell Race – Jon Waller

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Above: That’s me in the middle. Hi, I’m Jon Waller and this is my first ever blog. Thank you to Stu Hale for asking me to write this, something that I would never have thought of doing!   I’m a keen fell runner and at the end of April I competed in the ‘3 peaks’, a legendary Fell Race over the sacred Yorkshire mountains consisting of Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. It’s 23 miles long, has 5000ft of ascent and each year consists of every conceivable type of weather, leading to the dilemma of what to wear to prevent both sunburn … Continue reading

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Dot to Dot – 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.             Chester 10K road race and England Athletics Masters Association, (EAMA) qualifying race Sunday 10th March 2019.   Chester 10K is described as a fast out and back course, North West from the Northgate Leisure Centre to the village … Continue reading

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Annual Review 2018 – 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.             2018 – A mix of trail, fell, road and cross country running.   When planning the year ahead the key aspiration was to finish the year injury free and running stronger and faster than twelve months ago. It’s … Continue reading

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