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The Ladybower 50 Ultra Series : A Virtual Recce

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Year on year I have hosted a recce of The Ladybower 50 Ultra Series. It has always been a fun little run, but this year life has conspired to keep us all very busy at Accelerate and there simply isn’t time. So, not to be out-done, I’ve elected to provide you with a ‘virtual recce’ of sorts. A little guide to the event, the course and a few hints at tackling this event with confidence. Ladybower 50 is a number of things.  It’s a picturesque event in the Peak District, right outside Sheffield and based around the Derwent Valley – … Continue reading

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Gritstone Fixtures: Round Seven – Longshaw* Fell Race

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  Okay, it’s the last ‘Short’ race of the series.  Last chance to qualify if you’d so far only done 3 of the 4 mandatory short events. After this, it’s on to the ‘Long’ stuff.  More about that later in the year. For now, the race is Longshaw.  *Or to give it the full name, Longshaw Sheepdog Trials Fell Race.  So named because (as you might have deduced) it’s part of a larger event which takes place throughout the same weekend – the Longshaw Sheepdog Trials.   The blurb: Round 7 (Short): Longshaw Sheepdog Trials Fell Race, Saturday 31st August, 10:30am … Continue reading

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When PMA needs a little help… – by Caroline French

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Caroline French runs for and represents the Accelerate ‘Community’.  As part of Team Accelerate, she not only blogs, but also attends events, group runs (well, coffee & cake afterwards) and sessions in the Accelerate store. Earlier this year (2019) Caroline suffered an injury which forced her to miss an ultra distance event she’d trained avidly for.  since then, try as she might, she’s ridden a very bumpy road. But she has remained focused and determined.  Positive beyond all expectation. Her attention now rests on another ultra event…             When PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) needs a … Continue reading

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