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On CloudBoom review – Tried and Tested

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Team Accelerate member and On athlete Andy Shelton has been putting the new On Running Cloudboom through its paces. Heel-toe drop: 9mm Weight: 225g Best use: Road Racing Price: £170 The CloudBoom is On running’s adventure into the world of carbon infused running shoes, The CloudBoom has been engineered for fast marathons and road races. Straight out of the box When you pick up the shoe, you immediately feel how light it is compared to On’s other long-distance, race based CloudFlow and CloudSurfer running shoes. The CloudBoom is very distinctive. Many design hours and fine-tuned running tech have gone into … 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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The Brooks Launch, Updated and Improved

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The Brooks Launch 7 is a lightweight and responsive trainer from Brooks. It uses their BioMoGo DNA midsole for a well cushioned ride while still giving off the racing flat responsive feeling. For team Accelerate member Jason Ward it has been his go to shoe since it was first released in 2010. Since then he has had a least 2 or 3 pairs of every iteration all the way through to the current version. We caught up with him and he shared his reasons behind why it is one of his favorite shoes. Jason has represented Great Britain on multiple … Continue reading

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Best in Test 2017: Clothing

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  There’s been plenty of new clothing for 2017. Inov-8 updated many pieces, improving fabrics and the fit, which has produced an enviable range. Patagonia continue to do what they do best, with recycled materials and ethics beyond compare.  Their range throughout 2017 has been practical, colourful and comfortable, with the benefit of knowing that the quality and finish are virtually unsurpassed. Scott revealed a race kit range made of super lightweight fabric and bonded hems, which tied together their entire race collection with a bold black&yellow theme throughout.  From footwear to equipment, they designed everything to look good on … Continue reading

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Best in Test 2017 : Trail Shoes

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There has been plenty of new and updated Trail shoes this last year and thinning the list down to a handful of contenders has been tough enough. Sometimes trail footwear has to be so much more than just a shoe for the rough and ready, it also has to be robust and something that can be taken for short periods ‘off trail’. Some are designed for rocky conditions, others for muddy trails and others for longer runs so comfort becoming an increasingly important factor.  The cross over in-fact could be deemed a mind field and time spent deciding on the … Continue reading

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Best in Test 2017 : Road Running Shoe

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When it came to innovation during 2017 there has been little to get excited about. Saucony, have led the way in increasing the distribution of its Everun midsole compound which was launched in 2016. So there has definitely been more options available through their range via a number of updates. So with that in mind who are this years contenders: New Balance 1080V8: We definitely liked this high mileage and ever popular training shoe for its – Stable Running Platform – Great fit across a range of feet – High levels of cushioning – Availability of widths On Running CloudFlow: … Continue reading

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Best in Test 2017 : Hybrid Running Shoe

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It is an often asked for shoe type, something that has enough cushioning and is hardwearing enough for road yet can also be taken off road – often it is those that are new or occasional runners and those looking for an ultra shoe. So it’s quite an ask. It really has come down to two contenders as there has been so little going on in this category, yet both have something different to offer and both have proved themselves to be popular across a spectrum of runners. The contenders: Saucony Koa TR – First reviewed here >> A brand … Continue reading

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Best in Test 2017: Equipment – Packs.

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2017- a mixed ‘bag’ where equipment is concerned. Plenty of product carries over from the 2015/16 range, but one or two updates or tweaks have made a big difference. So, not so much about the all new, as the evolution of modern classics.   Here then, are the contenders for ‘Best in Test 2017’. Ultimate Direction Signature Series ‘Anton Krupicka’ Mountain Vest 3.0 (already winner of biggest mouth full). Introduced back in Spring ’16 – due for update sometime in 2018, but for now – far and away the leading vest in Accelerate’s generous range.  The reasons: – 11Litres storage … Continue reading

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Best in Test 2017…

Posted on by Run Stu

OK, we do this every year. We always get around to what we think have been the best products that the store has had on its shelves and that we have had the good fortune to have a play with this last year. So this year we thought, well, ‘We could pass on our thoughts…’ So there you have it, we’ve put our heads together and by the end of the year we will have reviewed our ‘Best in Test 2017’.  It will be kit, shoes and gear we have actually tested – and there is a lot off it.  … Continue reading

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