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2015 Year Report from Dot Kesterton

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                      2015 race results, Dot Kesterton, Accelerate/Scott supported runner.   Annual Review 2015. A gradual evolution from shaky first steps in 2008 through 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon, (London 2012 and 2013) gave me the welcome dilemma of thinking of new ways to challenge myself. Road running no longer held the same excitement for me so, with the wonderful Peak District on my doorstep there was really only one way to go. Up. The plan for the year, agreed with the inestimable support of coach, Stuart Hale at Accelerate, … Continue reading

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‘Out of the box’ review: Hoka One One ‘Huaka’.

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  Only recently, I received a pair of Hoka One Ones. For a very long while I’ve been a little prejudiced against them.  Not for any good reason (I think that’s how prejudice works), but I just considered them a little excessive.  ‘Moon Boots’ I used to call them. Well – for the last year, I’ve been perfectly happy in the deep cushion road shoes I was using, which are themselves a massive 29mm deep at the heel – actually deeper than the 27mm in the Hokas.  So there you go. Regardless of my opinion ahead of trying them, when … Continue reading

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Rough guide to race planning

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  There appears to be a popular misconception that to run means to move fast at all times. There’s a popular misconception that a race plan is a short cut to success.  To choose the race plan of an elite athlete for example, might be the way to untap the secrets of that runner’s success. Online (in particular), the accumulation of misinformation and bogus pseudo-science continues at an alarming rate. So where many are sharing tips for success, based entirely upon what the elite might be doing – it’s important to understand the principles by which all runners ought to … Continue reading

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