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Team Accelerate Create A Heatwave in the Cold North

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The first weekend in November some of Team Accelerate headed north to race in the Wooler Trail Half Marathon. The latest addition to the team Paddy sums up the weekend. I don’t need much persuading to travel to new places, so when a trip to Wooler Trail Half Marathon was suggested, I immediately put my hand up. Five months later, I’m on my way to the far North East of England with Team Accelerate, racing in Scott kit for the …

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Tried, Tested and Abused, the On Cloudgo

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Team Accelerate’s resident marathoner Andy Shelton has had the chance to test out the newest in the On Running lineup, the Cloudgo. Andy admits to being a big On fan and has had “possibly every running shoe they have released since the brand started.” Keep reading to hear his thoughts on their latest creation and if its a thumbs up from him. The On brand has continued to grow and develop its range of running, hiking, and lifestyle shoes over …

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Scott Pursuit, Tried, Tested and Abused

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My name is Will and I have been running with the Accelerate team for around 4 years now. I enjoy all types of running but am currently studying in Manchester, so do a lot of my training on tarmac and in parks and will be reviewing the Scott Pursuit. Keep on reading to find out my thoughts! Straight out of the box Straight out of the box the shoes felt plush and cushioned. The soft tongue and laces made it …

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The New Kids on the Block – True Motion Running Shoes

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Blog has been updated on 20/10/2022 True Motion Range The True Motion Solo is an incredibly versatile everyday trainer come faster-paced session even longer slower runs. The blend of cushioning, weight, and providing such a stable platform for your foot to work from is a runner’s dream. Ideal for on the roads, track, or even very light gravel tracks. Lightweight road running shoe 8mm drop, 22mm/14mm 220g in men’s size 8UK 195g in women’s size 6UK True Motion Solo Running …

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Tried, Tested and Reviewed, True Motion Aion Next Gen

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Team Accelerate athlete and marathon runner Andy Shelton has been clocking up the miles in the new True Motion Aion Next-Gen. Keep reading to find Andy’s thoughts on the new Aion Next Gen below. Who are true motion, and what are they about. True motion is a German based company whose ethos is putting the runner first. No fancy gimmicks, they are using science to help people enjoy running and stay injury free. Are the shoes different, yes, they are …

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Tried, Tested and Abused: True Motion Aion

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When looking for a new pair of running shoes there are a few simple guides to follow. Firstly. do they fit, second are they comfy, and finally do you enjoy going for a run in them. Stick to that and you are in a good place. The new Aion from True Motion certainly ticks these boxes for us. Designed for use as an everyday road running shoe, that can clock up the miles day after day. Keep reading to find …

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Tried, Tested & Abused: True Motion Nevos

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One of three shoes available from True Motion, the Nevos sits alongside the previously reviewed Solo and Aion.  Each shoe offers something slightly different in the range. The Solo (reviewed here >>) is the speedier of the three shoes with the Aoin (reviewed here >>) a terrific everyday training shoes.  Whilst the Nevos sits firmly between the two. It is designed to combine excellent cushioning (Aion) and responsiveness (Solo), arguably the best features of the other shoes. For those of …

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Tried, Tested and Abused: True Motion Solo

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Team Accelerate Runner and Technical Sales Expert, Summer takes the all-new True Motion Solo Running Shoe for a spin.  As part of the Tried, Tested and Abused series we give this shoe more than a run, as they have covered a couple of hundred miles as part of this review.  Used for steady runs, tempo sessions, and also for track sessions we discover what Summer thinks about the shoe longer term. When I first tried the Solo, I honestly didn’t …

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Dot Kesterton England Masters Athletics Home International Bristol 10k road race

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Team Accelerate runner and Steel City Strider Dot Kesterton has recently raced in the Bristol 10K road race organised by the England Masters Athletic Keep reading to hear how she got on. Stuck out on Higgar, can’t get back in time. Forgot to fill in the entry form. I didn’t tell the family I’d be away. It’s the hour before the alarm goes off and all the anxiety half dreams are swirling crazily around. A dozen reasons why I won’t …

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VJ XTRM 2, Tried, Tested and Reviewed

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The new VJ XTRM 2 sees some slight tweaks to an already great shoe which doesn’t mess with the winning formula. They still use the same butyl rubber lugs for incredible grip on anything. Harvey has been able to get out in a pair and shares his opinions on them. VJ has been leading the charge in the way of fell shoes for some time now. On any start line across the country, you are guaranteed to see someone wearing …

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Mizuno Running: The Quietly Understated Brand

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Mizuno Running, the quietly understated brand, goes about its business, well, quietly.  Few may realise how big Mizuno is, even how many sports they are involved in and the respect they garner from those that know. A Brief History… Formed in Osaka, Japan in 1906 by the brothers Rihachi and Rizo.  Life began as a retail store “Mizuno Brothers Ltd” before manufacturing began.  Of all things, Baseball clothing that was easy to move in. The history of Mizuno is exactly …

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Saucony Endorphin Pro 3, Tried, Tested and Reviewed

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Team Accelerate athlete and shoe hoarder Harvey has been lucky enough to get his hands on the new Saucony Endorphin Pro 3. He’s been busy testing them, keep reading to hear his thoughts. I have to preface this review by admitting how much of a fan I am of the Endorphin Pro 1 and 2. For the last few years, they have been my go to road racing shoe from 5k to half marathon. I have run almost all my …

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