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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.

Dot Kesterton 2021 yearly round-up

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The ever-inspiring and amazing Team Accelerate runner Dot Kesterson has been busy racing, training and clocking up the miles throughout 2021. Enjoying running in her last year of the vet 65 age group, before a more focused training program for the 2022 season. Keep reading to find out how she got on in 2021, her thoughts throughout the year, as well as her plan moving forward and to up her game in 2022 when she will be in the V70 category. We can’t wait to see what 2022 brings for her. Go Dot!!!   Date Name Distance Time Position Comments … Continue reading

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True Motion Running Shoes: The Solo

Tried, Tested and Abused: True Motion Solo

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Team Accelerate Runner and Technical Sales Expert, Summer takes the all-new True Motion Solo Running Shoe for a spin.  As part of the Tried, Tested and Abused series we give this shoe more than a run, as they have covered a couple of hundred miles as part of this review.  Used for steady runs, tempo sessions, and also for track sessions we discover what Summer thinks about the shoe longer term. When I first tried the Solo, I honestly didn’t think I would like them because they didn’t seem to have the same amount of cushioning that I would usually … Continue reading

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Team Accelerate Blog, A Flamingos Round up

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Team Accelerate Blog. Flamingos Round up Well, well. Lots has happened since our last team blog. We have new faces to introduce, and our old and new members have all been very busy. Let’s begin with Matt’s super performance at the Windermere marathon. The marathon can be a tricky distance, even with specific training. But even hard with ultra marathon training in your legs. However, team member Matt didn’t let this slow him down absolutely smashed the Windermere marathon, running a 20-minute PB in a time of 2hrs 53 minutes for a superb 9th place finish. A few months later … Continue reading

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Volcano Run!!

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A late summer holiday and trip to Lanzarote for Team Accelerate Runner, Izzy-Mai. This involved a week of warm weather training and family fun that took in a run up the local Volcano.   Izzy-Mai recounts a morning of running fun on the Lava strewn volcano. “It all began while laying around the pool in Lanzarote, glancing across the volcanic landscape. I began a conversation with my mum and dad about the volcanoes and how I was eager and excited to explore them. After a little research, I realised that I could experience what it felt like to run on … Continue reading

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Road to Madeira, A Virtual Race Report by Dot Kesterton

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Worldwide Virtual 10K Masters Challenge Championship.   The running year started promisingly enough for me with a chilly England qualifying half marathon in Helsby, Chester in January. Being freezing cold I nipped round in 1:43:39 so I could get back to my big coat as soon as my legs would carry me, 1st F65 and qualifier for England International in Fleet in March.   Storm Dennis put paid to my February BMAF 10K Championship in Poole. Then, in March, came the Covid-19 lockdown. The England representation half marathon in Fleet was canceled and so, month on month was every other … Continue reading

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Team A, The A Team

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I’m writing this after a tough, dark and windy solo session. Just a getting it done session. It’s the first proper session I have done since we have gone back into lockdown. This has got me thinking about how much value a team brings. If you have always been solo or always been part of a team, you may not be fully aware of how valuable it is. However, having been a member of (in my opinion) one of the best training groups out there to then having to go back to training solo is very weird. The Team Momentum: … Continue reading

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Team Accelerate Scott Athlete Stuart Walkers opinion on the new Scott Kinabalu Ultra RC

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I have been wearing Scott shoes for a while now, and it’s fair to say they have got better and better. From originals like the Trail Rockets, they have kept what was good and thrown away what didn’t work. My current favorites are the Supertrac RC Ultra, which has basically been my go-to shoes for everything (except rare tarmac outings) for the last couple of years. The latest release from Scott is the Kinabalu Ultra RC. These came out in June and lots of excited people have talked about how good they are in summer, but what about now we’re … Continue reading

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The Saucony Endorphin Pro

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I have been lucky enough to get my hand on a pair of the Endorphin Pro’s. The latest entry from Saucony in the carbon shoe battle happening right now. If you head to any busy running area you are bound to see at least a couple of people wearing carbon plated shoes. Ever since the first few companies released carbon plated shoes and amassed a cult following, PB’s and world records started dropping like flies. Until now I haven’t had a pair, so when the Endorphins bounced through the door I was very interested to see if the hype they … Continue reading

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Together Again… No Flapping Here!

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How many weeks? Fourteen, I think since we last met up for Team Training. So what have we been doing? With racing still looking like it is only on the horizon and possibly not set to return for a while, perhaps next year for larger events, training has not been as difficult as you may think. Some folk will always train towards race goals, such as the need to cover a set distance. Yet the Flamingos are very much geared towards improving that which needs improving.  It could be strength, it could be endurance or perhaps lactate tolerance. So during … Continue reading

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Scott Supertrac 2, Making the fast, faster!

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Accelerate-Scott Team member Harvey has been lucky enough to get his hands on a pair of the new Scott Supertrac 2’s and over the last month has been putting them through their paces. Keep reading to hear what he has to think about this iconic shoe from Scott. When I initially heard Scott were updating the Supertrac I was very skeptical as they have easily been my favorite trail and fell shoe for the whole of 2019. Whether it was racing or training, short or long it worked for it all. Thankfully Scott follows along the lines of if it … Continue reading

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