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Going long at Ladybower

Posted on by Team Accelerate

Despite running for almost 15 years, it’s been over a decade since my last official marathon. Indeed, the 2018 Ladybower Trail Marathon was my first ever off-road attempt at this distance. A venture into the unknown. To attempt this at Ladybower reservoir was particularly special for me as I spent so much of my early years as an athlete running and cycling around its shores. It was made extra special by the beautiful summer weather we got to enjoy on race day. With not a breath of wind in the air, and the sun beating down, it was more akin … Continue reading

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Championship Marathon Racing…

Posted on by Run Stu

The European Championships of 2014, held in Zürich, produced an unforgettable Marathon course.  The classic 26.2 distance, run on roads is invariable flat or has so little elevation as to make no difference. In fact it is well documented that courses that have few turns, with very slight inclines and declines are invariable faster.  Take Berlin. It has also been shown that the slight inclines and declines actually save the legs from the continued pounding and associated problem of running a completely flat terrain – that is the earlier onset of fatigue. How true is this, well even shopping centres … Continue reading

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