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Dot Kesterton Race Report from the Rotherham 10K

Posted on by Harry Stevenson

Team Accelerate runner and Steel City Strider Dot Kesterton took to the roads of Rotherham this weekend competing in the Rotherham 10k supported by the Accelerate Running Store and Scott Sports. A challenging course full of twists, turns and hills, this didn’t slow Dot one bit. Keep reading to hear how she got on. Sunday 15th May 2022. An invitation from Accelerate Store in Attercliffe to run a road 10K they were sponsoring in Rotherham dropped into my inbox a few weeks ago. Well, why not, I thought. Nice to be asked. Still a bit dizzy from last weekend’s Lakelands … Continue reading

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A Closer Look – Hybrid Running Shoes Reviewed

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Hybrid running shoes are a combination of a trail and road shoe. Here at Accelerate it is a type of running shoe we are often asked for and here we take a look at some of our favorites, plus a couple of newcomers that have recently arrived in store, so here’s what we reckon. As to the difference, if you are a little uncertain, then may I suggest you take a look at our previous blog ‘What Makes a Trail to Road Shoe?’ Here >> So let’s get cracking and see what’s-what within this selection of shoes.  Tried, Tested and … Continue reading

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What Makes a Trail to Road Running Shoe?

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We are often asked for Trail to Road Running shoes. These can also be referred to as ‘hydrid’ shoes. We are talking about a shoe that has the combined properties of a shoe specifically designed for trail running (grip and traction) with the cushioning of a road shoe.  Let’s be honest living in and around Sheffield this makes so much sense.  The question is a compromise a good idea and what should we be looking for? So What’s the Difference? Primarily, the difference between a specifically designed trail and a road shoe is the out-sole and how much harder wearing … Continue reading

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Saucony Kinvara 13, Tried, Tested and Reviewed

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Saucony’ s newest shoe has arrived at Accelerate Running Store, Team Accelerate athlete and technical sales expert Hugh, has given them a run for their money. His thoughts are found below. Both the men’s and women’s are available in-store and online from Accelerate. The men’s are available here and the women’s here. I received the new Saucony Kinvara 13 as a special surprise just over a month ago, let’s just say they do not disappoint. The timeless classic has received awell-deserved upgrade, with a lighter, better fit, and improved feel for the road. The new improved Kinvara 13 features a … Continue reading

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Supporting Rotherham 10k

Posted on by Run Stu

Accelerate are pleased to confirm we will be supporting the 2022 Rotherham 10k and 1 Mile Fun Run. The date has been set for Sunday 15th May, with the event taking place from Clifford Park.  The main event starts at 10am giving the runners plenty of time to return to see the 1-mile junior and family fun run starts at midday. A fully measured and certified course is on offer for those looking for a PB, with previous times that range to those finishing in 90 minutes.  So an event for everybody from the seasoned club runner to those running … Continue reading

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Race Week Routine

Posted on by Harry Stevenson

With the racing season only being around the corner, some of you maybe be wondering, how do you prepare for races? What do you eat? How hard do you train? How often do you train? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Team Accelerate athlete and Scott Supported runner Harvey gives you a little run down on his race day routine. Well, race week routine as he talks through what he eats and how he trains on the build up to a race. How do you prepare for a Race? ‘If we use a Sunday race as an example the … Continue reading

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Experiencing Running Past 50

Posted on by Harry Stevenson

Running Past 50 is fast approaching it’s 4th birthday. It has gone from strength to strength, not just with numbers attending either.  During the recent lockdowns the regulars stayed in touch with each other and even began to meet for a regular runs together.  Friendships have been forged and a real sense of community prevails. The regular Friday morning session takes place at the Olympic Legacy Park, 10:30am and is led by Accelerate Community Coaches Sarah and Simon. We caught up with a number of the regulars to gather their thoughts on their love of this amazing group.   How … Continue reading

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Testing 1-2-3

Posted on by Harry Stevenson

The Big Running Weekend is only around the corner. We have loads of different activities for all abilities across the entire weekend where you can come to as many sessions as you like. Not only do we have all of these fun activities, there will be a whole range of different test shoes that you can try on at the different sessions which you can find out by reading below. Test shoes available Trail shoes Saucony Peregrine 12  The Saucony Peregrine is an iconic sight in the trail running world. This incredibly versatile shoe is used and loved by many … Continue reading

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Coaching Running Past 50

Posted on by Harry Stevenson

Meet Sarah and Simon. They have been part of the Accelerate Community for many years now. Both started by attending Accelerate’s Woodrun group, which then developed into both of them completing the Leadership in Running Fitness Course (LiRF). This then lead them into leading their own group on a Friday morning. We’ve asked Sarah and Simon a few questions about their coaching Journey, so carry on reading to find out how they got involved. How did you get involved with the Accelerate community? Sarah – About 10 years ago I used to go to Accelerate’ s breakfast run which used … Continue reading

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Scott Supertrac 3: Tried, Tested and Abused

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Meet the new and improved, do it all, mountain shoe from Scott the Supertrac 3. Team Accelerate Athlete and all round shoe nerd Harvey has been busy putting them through their paces. Both the men’s and women’s are available in-store and online from Accelerate. The men’s are available here >> and the women’s here >>  Get to know the Supertrac 3 320g in men’s 8UK 290g in women’s 6UK 8mm drop 29mm in the heel 21mm in the forefoot 6mm deep lugs providing All Terrain Traction Let’s start with a few specs, the new Supertrac 3 comes in at 320g … Continue reading

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  • Accelerate Community - WoodRun, ATR & Juniors, Accelerate Your Speed and Running Past 50. Fun, healthy running groups for everyone. News and updates, plus the Gritstone Series.
  • Accelerate Running Store - News, updates and info from the store. Products, tips and tricks, the latest and the greatest.
  • Guest Blogger - 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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  • Run Stu - Accelerate Performance and Healthy Run Coaching, Heart rate, Periodisation, Strength & Stability. Business owner @accelerateuk Coach to #TeamAccelerate The open road, fell, moorland and high places. Sunny days, days the wind blows and rain is horizontal - 'You're Alive!' Twitter and Instagram: @RunStuCoach
  • 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 receive support from Scott Running and Inov8. The Team includes the 'Flamingos' coached group.

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