Skip Navigation

Monthly Archives: July 2017

Write it Down

Posted on by Team Accelerate

  I’ve been running a regular route through the Porter Valley and up to the Oxstones on the boundary of the Peaks for the best part of ten years, and this last weekend, I ran a PB on it. At least, I think I did. I’m fairly sure I’d never dipped under thirty one minutes before until Saturday’s 30:15 effort. I don’t write this stuff down. Of course, I could go back through my training ‘log’, but that’s just an accumulation of numbers made up from three or four different watches over a period of several years, with few (if any) reference … Continue reading

Read more


Champs Racing in the Sunshine

Posted on by Team Accelerate

  The past few months have seen Sheffield hit by some gorgeously hot weather. But all of that comes with extra challenges when racing and training. The high temperatures can create havoc as your body tries to compensate and ends up losing excess water and salts. It is especially difficult when the warm weather arrives suddenly and your body doesn’t have the chance to adjust before a big race. My first challenge in this hot weather was Barnoldswick Weets, an English Champs short in absolute scorching conditions. The weather had come out of nowhere so I hadn’t had chance to … Continue reading

Read more


Cortina Skyrace 2017

Posted on by Team Accelerate

I’ve always loved the way that racing challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. Whether that be due to the physical demands or strains on mental resolve. I got a full throttle reminder of this at the recent Cortina Skyrace. Situated in the Italian Dolomites, the Skyrace starts out from the centre of town in a carnival atmosphere along the main street. Quickly, it’s out onto the smaller streets on the outskirts of town…then the race really begins!! 7 miles of climbing spread across two sustained efforts with perhaps a mile of undulating terrain in-between to ‘recover’. With … Continue reading

Read more


Buzz Contributors

  • Accelerate Community - WoodRun, ATR & Juniors, Accelerate Your Speed and Running Past 50. Fun, healthy running groups for everyone. News and updates, plus the Gritstone Series.
  • Accelerate Running Store - News, updates and info from the store. Products, tips and tricks, the latest and the greatest.
  • Guest Blogger - Special Guests who love to run and have something to say. Running, kit and gear, racing and adventures... anything goes, thank goodness!
  • Run Stu - Accelerate Performance and Healthy Run Coaching, Heart rate, Periodisation, Strength & Stability. Business owner @accelerateuk Coach to #TeamAccelerate The open road, fell, moorland and high places. Sunny days, days the wind blows and rain is horizontal - 'You're Alive!' Twitter and Instagram: @RunStuCoach
  • Team Accelerate - Is a group of runners supported by Accelerate Running Co, they train hard, race harder but most of all have fun together as a team. They receive support from Scott Running and Inov8. The Team includes the 'Flamingos' coached group.

Accelerate Lifestyle Limited

Accelerate UK: Sheffield and the Peak's Largest dedicated Running Store Road Running, Fell and Trail, along with Adventure Racing are all covered in store. A wide choice of product is backed up with an unprecedented level of experience and running knowledge. At Accelerate we love our running, we would suggest it shows.