Ultra- A definition… pref. 1. Beyond; on the other side of. 2. Beyond the range, scope, or limit of. 3. Far beyond the normal or proper degree of. There’s a lot more interest in ultra distances than ever before. Accelerate love them! They’re gaining momentum world wide, and have many people arguing for the kind of exposure previously reserved for races like the London Marathon. Dean Karnazes, described as the ‘fittest man in the world’ has long been a massive inspiration, writing best selling books about his achievements in Ultra distance running. Big names like Anton Krupika, Hal Koerner, Geoff Roes , Kilian … Continue reading
The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival has steadily grown since its launch in March 2008. Featuring such sports as climbing, mountain biking, caving and just about any adrenaline fuelled you can name; the festival features films, including premiers, Expert Night talks and presentations from many who have achieved in a variety of lesser known action sports. In 2011, running was introduced for the first time and Accelerate been Accelerate had to be involved. 2012 will be no exception. As ever the festival is gathering interest and momentum. The 2012 trailer has a very definite ‘action’ theme once again and has to date … Continue reading
Today I’d like to share another fact about Houghboy, I am a massive film buff. When I’m not out running, I’m glued to the sofa, watching movies at an alarming rate. I try to watch at least one new film a day (one that I haven’t seen before that is), and often do several back to back. My record at the cinema is 5 films in a single visit. A ‘movie marathon’ if you will. In fact, I’ve won more film quizes than I have races (I haven’t won any races). I’ve watched films while running at home on the … Continue reading
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