We would all love to be kit, gear and footwear testers, wouldn’t we?
The opportunity to check out the latest running gadget or pair of shoes does not always coming along that often. Yet, the opportunity to do so with other like minded folk makes for a better experience as ideas are shared, thoughts and impressions are openly expressed and debated. What worked for one and didn’t for another is always cause enough for a good debate on a pair of ‘runners’ or ‘treads’. I have to say, for me, bring it on. I know what I like yet I believe, and in reality have to be able to take that which I don’t like and decide if it is right for someone else and who that someone else may be. This process is made all the greater when you are dealing with ‘salesman-samples’ that haven’t even made production yet and you have to purchase 6-months stock for Accelerate, 6-months ahead of delivery! Risky…So the opportunity for fellow runners and customers to be able to test run kit and gear, all be it current stocked items, does provide, all be it selfishly, an idea of what is liked or not. More importantly it also provides everyone with a day of gear testing heaven.
So there we have it, an excuse for a Store Cake-Day!
But there will be more than just cake as we have Teamed up with Salomon, Suunto and the Accelerate Performance Centre Team for a day of testing, debate and great advice.
The Salomon City Trail Bus arrives on the 7th June. Salomon footwear, packs and Suunto watches can be tested, taken for a run on local city trails and their merits debated. As part of the lead up we will do what we did last year. A chance to have your running technique reviewed, a discussion with one of the APC Coaches or even an hours review of your diet. You’ll just have to keep an eye on things on Twitter and Facebook, with the dates for each opportunity announced in our next E-Newsletter.
Oh yes, you can ensure you join the Testing Teams on a pre booked run with Salomon City Trails, right here >>
Or if you prefer just truck up on the day and have a chinwag with a member of the Salomon or Suunto Tech Team, or why not grab Marcus, Stuart, Colin or Hannah to talk training, running technique or nutrition.
And if that isn’t enough to get your interest we can else have a natter, drink tea and eat cake. Sounds alright to me.
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