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My personal fitness regime in lock down.

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Harry who regularly runs with running past 50 on a friday and attends parkruns every saturday shares how he has stayed fit when all of his normal outings are gone. Week 8 and have not been outside the gate. This not because of Coronavirus phobia but because my wife is on the government extremely vulnerable list for the virus. I do not have dumbbells or a yoga mat but what I do have is a furnished house and a garden. You do not need a gym to keep fit. So how have I managed? Daily routine consists of 10-minute workout … Continue reading

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Arty Running

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Urban or Street Art is appearing in most cities. I’m not just talking graffiti. In Sheffield we are blessed with the likes of Pete McKee and Phlegm, among others, who have taken the opportunity to redecorate our streets.  Love it or hate it, Sheffield is getting a real reputation for the quality of street art and in around the City; there is plenty to be found. During Lock-down what better time than now to go discover the street art that the City has to offer. The process is fairly straightforward and it all starts with finding out where to look … Continue reading

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Running and Music, a perfect harmony by Will Burton

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Will Burton is a member of Team Accelerate-SCOTT, and regularly trains with the watchful eye of coach Stu. However Will is also incredible when it comes to playing the Tuba, so amazing in fact he made it to the finals for Young Muscian of the Year for Brass instruments. Post competition Will has put pen to paper with his thoughts on the correlation between running and music. With music, just like running, I feel it is always important to push yourself. In both disciplines, finding new challenges brings about the greatest improvement.   I was certainly nervous before the competition, … Continue reading

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Reasons to run, The Health Benefits of Running

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The second installment from Harry Smith in our Reasons to run series, a retired GP and keen runner who regularly attends Running Past 50 on a Friday morning here at the Accelerate store. Harry shares the medical benefits of exercise and how it can keep you healthy and strong whatever your age. Thomas Edison 1847 – 1931 said “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will involve the patient in the proper use of food, fresh air and exercise.” Running is one of the best ways to keep fit and boost your overall health. It is a … Continue reading

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Movement Matters, A reason to run

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Thanks to Laura Hogg for this amazing buzz post, she is a sports therapist for the Accelerate Performance Centre and a keen runner and cyclist. Hear some of her thoughts on the benafits of regular movement. Like most at the moment, I am incredibly grateful that outdoor exercise is considered essential activity. It’s hard to imagine life without it. But even while we have this luxury, movement matters the rest of the time for the health of our mind, joints, muscles and cells. Personally, I’m hoping not to slip into sedentary habits whilst working and living from home – even … Continue reading

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A New Way of working...

Re-imagining Our Running Store

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Following the moment we went into a country wide ‘Lock down’ everything changed, arguably before that as we saw what was happening in China and then Italy. Social Distancing – Lock Down – RunSolo – Clap for our Carers – ItsOnlyApairofSocks – Furloughed – Work From Home – Zoom Bombed – Quarantined – Covid19 – PPE – Face Masks – Essential Travel – Self Isolation – Stay Home – Wash Your Hands – Tik Tok Dancing – Exercise Once a Day – Key Workers – Captain Tom – New Normal – Social Bubble Everything. As we move forward there will … Continue reading

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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!
  • James Kirby - Adventure Sports Photographer and Web Designer
  • 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 recive support from Scott Running and Inov8 and includes the Hot Flamingos coached group. Anything from kit testing and reviews to race reports and how training sessions have gone.

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.