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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Why do you have to run?

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  It’s a question I get asked a lot, generally by people who think that I’m insane, or that I’ve got some sort of illness. “It’s cold/raining/windy. Have a day off”. So why do we run? I often joke that running is the thing that keeps me sane. Strange really – as I always hated it as a teenager. Yet now, as a thirty something, I absolutely love it. My job is stressful, mentally busy and a long working week. If I didn’t run I’d have to go to the gym or do something for exercise, so why not run? … Continue reading

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Intervals ep 02: When a good run goes bad

Posted on by Team Accelerate

  OK, so it’s a month old. Quick video of a not too great pre-Christmas run from Froggatt. First attempt at going long since, erm, August? Nice day though. Isn’t the Peak District glorious? :-) More coming soon.  

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Tested In the Field: Inov-8 Softshell Pro Windproof Jacket

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Like a second skin, a jacket that helps you battle the elements and won’t hold you back. If you’ve been searching for a protective, warm and great-looking top layer for trail, fell or mountain running, I can highly recommend the new Inov-8 Softshell Pro. Inov-8 says, “Stay warm and protected when running in cold, windy conditions with this men’s windproof running jacket. The AT/C SOFTSHELL PRO FZ is constructed with Pertex Equilibrium for warmth and zoned Pertex Quantum for protection to vital body organs.” I can’t speak for my vital body organs – I suppose they are doing alright, because … Continue reading

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