The New Norm. Yes, it looks certain that we will be able to open the doors on the 15th June. The last few weeks have been very different for us all. Yet, the level of support that the store has received has been fantastic, at times overwhelming. The messages we have received, support with purchasing socks and Goodr sunglasses have quite simply ensured we will be back. Thank you, to you all. You know who you are. We have been helping folk with shoes over the phone, using video and photos to help get the selection right. Then often delivering … Continue reading
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
On the 8th July 2018, history was made in England. The record for the Bob Graham Round, a fell-running challenge in the Lake District comprising 66 miles of rough terrain traversing 42 summits, was emphatically broken. The previous record set by Cumbrian fell runner Billy Bland in 1982, a blistering time of 13hr53mins, stood unchallenged for 36 years, leading many to believe that it would never be broken. Pretty lucky then that on the eve of an attempt by the best mountain/ultra-runner the world has arguably ever seen I happened to be staying just 2km from Keswick, where the challenge … Continue reading
Ok, here we go, it’s ‘heads up time’… Running in a new place can be both daunting and exciting at the same. Exploration in new cities, or out in the country can be great fun. Yet so often our home town or city can offer more than we realise. So how about a little exploration on your door step? Old places, new places all offer more potential than we probably all realise. From flights of steps, city parks, edge of town countryside and even canals and river links. Newer areas, even our older industrial areas offer more than we may … Continue reading
Title: Desert Runners: 1000km Across the World’s Most Treacherous Terrain. Run time: 99mins. Director: Jennifer Steinman. Imagine you’ve been dropped off in the middle of one of the largest, driest deserts in the World. Over the next six days you will have to run, jog, walk or crawl 155 miles through the incessant heat (up to 120 degrees), across soft sand and hard-packed gravel, over sand dunes multiple stories high and down razor-sharp rocky cliffs. You must do this carrying everything you need to survive — clothes, food, sunscreen, emergency medical supplies, sleeping bag — in a 20-pound pack … Continue reading
With all eyes on the Olympic Games and the fight to be the fastest man in the world in the 100m, spare a thought for those preparing for the inaugural New Balance Ultra Tour of the Peak District. At 56.5 miles this race is all about endurance. But with a growing elite field of runners entering the event, speed will certainly be a factor in determining the winner. The New Balance Ultra Tour of the Peak District is part of the first ever festival of off-road running: The Big Running Weekend, which also features a more modest 12.12 mile race … Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE 24th January 2012 ACCELERATE WIN IN RACE FOR EXCELLENCE The UK’s Ultimate Urban and Trail Running Store, Accelerate, last week received an “Excellence in Retail” Award. At a gala evening which saw owners Stuart Hale and Debbie Smith swap their running shoes for Oxfords and Stilettos, the Accelerate team collected their award at the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s annual Business Award Event. The Award recognises Accelerate’s consistently high standard of customer service; strong financial performance; and product and store innovation through their online store, www.accelerateuk.com, and at their Attercliffe Road store in Sheffield from which they’ve … Continue reading
Accelerate UK: Sheffield and the Peak's Largest dedicated Running Store Road Running, Fell and Trail, along with Adventure Racing are all covered in store. A wide choice of product is backed up with an unprecedented level of experience and running knowledge. At Accelerate we love our running, we would suggest it shows.