Simon Green is a local (to Sheffield) runner and friend of Accelerate. As an Ultra Distance Endurance Athlete and Ashmei Ambassador, he regularly contributes to their blog section, but has kindly offered us this piece, summing up his experience during the Kielder 50K Ultra Race. Thanks Simon. This last weekend I was fortunate enough to race at the Kielder Ultra in the 50k category, and win the event in the process. It was a curious process of attrition, the first twenty miles especially slowly breaking us down over difficult terrain, amplified by the bizarre … Continue reading
“I love it when a plan comes together” _ Hannibal Smith The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon – Sheffield 2016. It was another great event. Better than 2015 even and I raved about that one already. So here’s a breakdown. The highlights if you will. 9.30am start. Quick chat along Ecclesall Rd with both Tom Brockwell (running buddy who spots me out of the blue) and my brother Andy (sibling rival/running nemesis in a ‘playful way). I break away from both the others as we enter the first climb on Ecclesall Rd South. My pace is easy enough to … Continue reading
There is so much information about run training and racing that is readily available today. The trouble is knowing what is qualified and what is not. Is it something based on fact and long time experience, or is it anecdotal and just something that worked the once? It really is a minefield. Then you add into the mix the fact that experts produce something that is correct yet very generic, or part of a more involved plan that therefore needs a more careful and thoughtful approach to tailor it to the individual. Yet more of a minefield. The availability of … Continue reading
I’m not gonna go into too much detail (for a change), but I recently attempted to work out a good way to consume Rice Pudding while running. The reason – my colleague Tom Saville had long championed the idea, having eaten it during his Bob Graham aged only 16yrs. But I’m not expecting support crews or a place to sit and eat from a bowl with a spoon. I want to be self sufficient on the move. So I came up with pouring rice pudding into my UD Soft Flask. But it was still too lumpy to pass through … Continue reading
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