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Monthly Archives: December 2018

#inov8month – 2018 Race Review

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  2018 Race Recap!   2018 has been a great year of running for me! I’ve run over 4,000km for the first time ever and had some good results on the road and the fells. Here are some of the key races from my 2018 year of running:   February 18th – Ilkley Moor fell race – Yorkshire Senior and U23 Fell Running Champs I turned 23 this July so decided to have a final go at the Yorkshire U23 Championships, which this year took place at Ilkley Moor fell race. I had a good run in last year’s champs, … Continue reading

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Thermoshell Pro Full Zip Women’s Running Jacket – Reviewed

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  #inov8month With the winter getting colder and the wind picking up out in the hills it’s time to reach for a warm jacket and get outside.  The Inov8 Thermoshell Pro has quickly become a favourite of mine and is ideally suited to cold outings whether you’re just out walking in the hills or competing in a mountain marathon. It is also my go-to pre/post-race cover up as it delivers warmth without being too bulky. The Thermoshell uses PrimaLoft Black Insulation ThermoPlume which means it is as soft and compressible as natural goose down but its water-resistant finish means that … Continue reading

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The difference between GRIP and TRACTION

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GRIP – By Friction, the ability to cling onto a surface. TRACTION – The ability to pull or draw something along.   In essence GRIP is just the ability to cling to stuff. While TRACTION is the resistance against sliding, when being pulled at (usually while under load).   Grip works when materials are able to stick on mere contact alone, but Traction adds the ability to pull against something and have it stay fixed in place when the Grip might otherwise fail. And so where running shoes are concerned – There are sticky rubber outsoles.  And there are harder, … Continue reading

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31st British & Irish Masters Cross Country Int’ Champs – by Dot Kesterton

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Dot Kesterton is no stranger to BUZZ, with plenty of experience, teaching runners half her age how it’s done! Running for #TeamAccelerate, as well as Sheffield’s Steel City Striders & her local ladies club ‘Smiley Paces’ – she competes within the V60 category (outdoing many in the V50 & V40) and runs like she means it.             31st British and Irish Masters Cross Country International Championships 17th November 2018, Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales. Report by Dot Kesterton In the 1967 Cross Country season I was chosen to represent my school, Sir Wilfrid Martineau School in … Continue reading

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