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Movement Matters, A reason to run

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Thanks to Laura Hogg for this amazing buzz post, she is a sports therapist for the Accelerate Performance Centre and a keen runner and cyclist. Hear some of her thoughts on the benafits of regular movement. Like most at the moment, I am incredibly grateful that outdoor exercise is considered essential activity. It’s hard to imagine life without it. But even while we have this luxury, movement matters the rest of the time for the health of our mind, joints, muscles and cells. Personally, I’m hoping not to slip into sedentary habits whilst working and living from home – even … Continue reading

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reflecting, learning, achieving….

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Out on my long run yesterday, I found myself reflecting. This time last year it looked like running distances over half marathons runs were no longer an option, but after a month or two of drastically reduced mileage, I was still in pain with my back, and miserable too. Sack this! Yoga, strength work and really steady mileage and endurance build – either that or go mad! It paid off and in the end 2018 was actually pretty ace. I achieved 3rd place female at the LadyBower Trail Marathon in June, entering trail races ‘for fun’ and really enjoying them … Continue reading

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(Don’t) know your limits! Go for it!!!

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So, I’m an experienced runner. I’ve been running for about 10 years now, and with 5 marathons under my belt, I should be pretty confident. Should! My running was initially road, hardcore training watching pace per mile and pounding the streets. Then I think I just got bored chasing the seconds and wanted a new challenge…along came trail running. Without doubt the new love of my life where running is about fresh air and freedom. Sunday 28th October (as I write this, yesterday) was a whole new thing for me. I ran the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Grin n Bear It … Continue reading

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Do love a good hill #noshortcuts

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I’d planned a leisurely weekend in the lakes with a mate, bit of parkrun tourism at Keswick….then get asked to help out with steel city striders’ relay team. They were a couple of ladies down due to injury for the British fell relay champs in Grasmere. Seemed like fate, given I was a mere 15 minutes away from race hq. Felt absolutely shocking with a cold all week, bricking it about having stamina for a Race I knew nothing about, other than a big chuff off hill. Prepared? Not a chance! Still, I had base fitness and couldn’t not do … Continue reading

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(Not) Keeping up with Kilian!

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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

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Tested In the Field: Inov-8 Softshell Pro Windproof Jacket

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Like a second skin, a jacket that helps you battle the elements and won’t hold you back. If you’ve been searching for a protective, warm and great-looking top layer for trail, fell or mountain running, I can highly recommend the new Inov-8 Softshell Pro. Inov-8 says, “Stay warm and protected when running in cold, windy conditions with this men’s windproof running jacket. The AT/C SOFTSHELL PRO FZ is constructed with Pertex Equilibrium for warmth and zoned Pertex Quantum for protection to vital body organs.” I can’t speak for my vital body organs – I suppose they are doing alright, because … Continue reading

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Running and the Beyond, a Note for Beginners

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  Allow me to tell you a story. By way of introduction, it’s a story about me – if you’ll excuse the occasional drama – and a story about running. And you can be in it too, if you like. I’ll try to keep it brief, because there’s more to come on my new blog. There’s always more to come. We’re always beginning again. I’ll tell you the one about how I came to running, a few reasons why I run, and why I’m interested in coaching runners of all abilities. So I’ll start with hope, and hope to end … Continue reading

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Inov-8, You Sense They Are Getting the Right Footwear Balance?

Posted on by Run Stu

It’s just possible the UK’s best selling off road running brand is Inov-8. They have been aggresive from the outset with their marketing, at times innovative with that too. As one of the few remaining British running companies they have a very loyal following, yet they have come in for some pretty intense criticism too. Shoes that appeared to fall apart to quickly caused them to have to battle agaisnt those that thought 1,000 miles for a fell shoe was nothing and lets face it, their own inexperince in what makes a tough off trail, mountain or fell shoe.  One … Continue reading

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There’s a Certain Joy to Night Running…

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And I am not just talking about running through the city centre, with winters chill in the air and bright lights all around. Don’t get me wrong the bright lights of the city should never be underestimated.  What I am talking about is the complete opposite. How about the Peak District at the dead of night with practically zero light pollution. The opportunity to turn off your light and just look around. The still of night. Hopefully a clear unhindered view of the Milky Way. The silhouette of the surrounding hills, a feint glow in the sky of a city … Continue reading

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The sun always seem to shine on our running workshops!

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 Opps thats probably done it, but so far this year our running workshops have fallen on sunny days. Our latest offering was our Hills, Speed and Endurance workshop based in Hope, Peak District and uses Lose Hill and the Great Ridge. For those of you who know, this area it is a great place for running and for those who have not been then make the effort – it is a great place for running. So what happens? We start with tea, coffee, croissants, granola bars, bananas and a chat about what we going to be doing over the next … Continue reading

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  • Team Accelerate - Is a group of runners supported by Accelerate Running Co, they train hard, race harder but most of all have fun together as a team. They recive support from Scott Running and Inov8 and includes the Hot Flamingos coached group. Anything from kit testing and reviews to race reports and how training sessions have gone.

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