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Tried, Tested & Abused – Altra Timp 5

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The new Altra Timp 5 boasts maximum comfort for spending all day out on the trails. Accelerate Community Run Leader Carlton has been putting them to the test in Peak District. Continue reading to find out his thoughts on Altra’s new cushioned trail shoe Straight out of the Box Taking these shoes out of the box, I was immediately struck by the bright colours: these luminous yellow ones are not for those wanting to blend in (other colours are available).The …

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Altra Escalante 3 – Tried, Teasted & Abused

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A classic in the Altra line up but with some tweaks to pull it in a sleek and speedy shoe.  With a new knit upper and an updated midsole its Altra’s answer to a more traditional racer/trainer. Team Accelerate Athlete Will Burton is a big fan of Altra, he’s been putting the new Altra Escalante 3 through it’s paces. Continue reading to find out his thoughts. The Altra Escalante 3 is a minimal and lightweight shoe, perfect for running workouts …

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Team Accelerate Athlete Harvey put the Scott Supertrac Speed RC to the test!!!

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Team Athlete and shoe Nerd Harvey takes you through his thoughts on the All new Scott Supertrac Speed RC. Initial impressions Opening a box of shoes for the first time is exciting for me. Even if you know what they will look like. The new Scott fell shoe is no different. They are topped with a super light Rip Stop Cordura upper, sandwiched in is a thin layer of cushioning and finished with a new aggressive looking outsole. Slipping them …

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Scott Supertrac Speed RC Review By Athlete Jonah Cooper

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As a keen trail and fell runner, it is important that I have a shoe that I can trust when running on technical terrains. Having had some fell running shoes that I haven’t liked so much before, I had high expectations when I was given a pair of the new Scott Supertrac Speed RC to test out, a shoe specifically designed for the quintessentially British “Fell run”. This isn’t to say I wasn’t excited, however, because straight out of the …

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Dot Kesterton 2023: Yearly Round-Up

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Wow… What a amazing 2023 Team Accelerate Athlete Dot Kesterton has had. From recovering from a injury in 2022, she can back stronger, set new targets and absolutely smashed them out of the park!!! Keep reading to find out how she has done. At first sight this is a very satisfying set of results for 2023 and one I’m immensely proud of. As the year comes to a close I can record a WV70 World Rankings lead in 3000m on …

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Team A Wooler Review – Continued

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After a wicked weekend in Wooler, the team have rested, recovered and put together their own experience on paper after such a successful weekend!! Harvey The trail outlaws Wooler half has become a bit of an annual event for me over the last few years. It’s a great event, in a stunning place with some lovely people who run it. Well, this year I fancied something a bit different and opted for the marathon. This is significantly longer than I …

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A Weekend in Wooler

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The start of November means one thing for Team Accelerate, what’s become an annual team trip to a small race in the heart of the Northumberland National Park. Team Accelerate Scott runner Hugh Mackie summarises the trip below. Following the success and enjoyment of last year’s trip to Wooler, I had been looking forward to this weekend for a while. This time the team consisted of the three newbies Eddie, Will and Jonah, Chef Chris, myself and of course, the …

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Saucony Triumph RFG, Tried Tested Reviewed

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Team Accelerate Athlete Andy Shelton is back again with another review!! This time Andy is out on the roads testing out Saucony’s first every recycled shoe, the Saucony Triumph RFG (Run For Good). They are available Instore and Online now, you can find the Men’s Here>> and the Women’s Here>> High Renewable content, more sustainable, no performance compromises…so what have we got then. Corn and lots of it!!! Here we have the Triumph RFG (Run For Good) it has a …

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Ten10Ten – Race Report by Dot Kesterton

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The 13th Sheffield TEN10TEN Race This is a tricky one to plan for because it has such wide surface variations underfoot from easy, broad road sections to grassy rises and from spongy field to ankle breaking tree roots. Son Joel and I walked the more difficult parts and discussed the merits of road v trail shoes, finally opting to play safe with a more grippy sole. The annual Ten10Ten race was a delight. Unseasonably mild, even warm with lots of …

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The Saucony Xodus Ultra 2

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Accelerate Community member and Accelerate Trail Runners Run Leader Graeme is back again and has been lucky enough to get his hands on another pair of the Saucony Xodus Ultra’s, but this time it’s version 2. Now available from the Accelerate store, to find the specs of the shoe Click Here >>. Keep reading to hear how he got on! I reviewed the Saucony Xodus version 1 back in May 2022 and have now done over a 1000k on them …

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The Scottish Mile 2023 BMAF Championship by Dot Kesterton

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Blast Running organised its second Scottish Mile race at Silverknowes, Edinburgh waterfront, inviting runners from across the UK to enter either an open race for all with no age limit and the British Masters 1 Mile Championship event an hour later for UKA registered athletes aged 35 and over. I have got used to running distances from 5k to 10 miles with very little else so thought it would be good to step out of the comfort zone again and …

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Round the Houses 10k by Dot Kesterton

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Team Accelerate Runner and local legend Dot Kesterton traveled up to Grangemouth for the British Masters 10km Road Championships. Spoiler Alert, Dot smashed the out of the water. Find out how she got on below! Grangemouth, 16th April 2023. Named after Jim Dingwall (1949-2005), one of the finest Scottish runners of his generation*, the Round the Houses 10k road race in Grangemouth was the setting for the British Masters Championships for the second successive year. A weekend in Edinburgh in …

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