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WORLD OF WEIRD (WOW): Part Two – The TAUNTING!

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  It can happen without warning. It can be when you least expect it, from the most unlikely of candidates.  Nowhere is safe. When it strikes, it can be devastating, but more often just plain baffling.  Sometimes, just occasionally it’s funny (despite your resistance). What is this hidden terror?  It is of course………The TAUNTING! You’ve probably already experienced it yourself.  You’re out there running for pleasure, perhaps like me you run to work.  You might be alone, or in a group when some brain donor suddenly sees opportunity to yell something at you.  It seems completely without motive.  They just … Continue reading

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Don’t lose your bottle

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  Top tip:  Regarding bottles and bottle holders, If you’re like me – you rarely use bladders anymore, but even if that’s ALL you use, keep in mind – those same bottles that ensure that none of your drink escapes ALSO KEEP LIQUID OUT!  Don’t just leave them at home. On journeys and events where there’s a strong chance of rain, or long term sweating (looks at ground in shame), you can afford to still carry your bottles , but here’s the thing……..don’t fill ’em with drink, fill em with spare hat/gloves, dry long sleeved top, phone, cash, nibbles, spare … Continue reading

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Waffle Irons, a Top Coffee Stop and Waffle Trainers…

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Back in the day, just as running shoes were being developed, a man who went by the name of Bill Bowerman, used the families waffle-iron to produce an outsole for a lighter and more grippy athletic shoe. By 1974, Bowerman had produced and perfected his outsole idea and the Nike ‘Waffle Trainer’ was born. So back from the past to the present… There is a new ‘kitchen’ in the Peak that serves home made waffles. Whenever, Debs and I head out for a longer day out we usually plan a mid or post run coffee stop. The Hathersage Social club has … Continue reading

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The sun always seem to shine on our running workshops!

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 Opps thats probably done it, but so far this year our running workshops have fallen on sunny days. Our latest offering was our Hills, Speed and Endurance workshop based in Hope, Peak District and uses Lose Hill and the Great Ridge. For those of you who know, this area it is a great place for running and for those who have not been then make the effort – it is a great place for running. So what happens? We start with tea, coffee, croissants, granola bars, bananas and a chat about what we going to be doing over the next … Continue reading

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Wear’s the problem(?)

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  We all have different feet.  We have different running styles and use different shoes in different places.  This leads to infinitely complicated results when each person in turn purchases a shoe to run in and finds they get something very different than the last person got with theirs. One thing that all shoes have in common is THEY WEAR OUT. No matter where we take them, how frequently we run, or whether we wear them all day every day instead of saving them for special occasions, they will in time end up a shadow of their former self. Factors … Continue reading

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“Tea, Anyone? Yes, a Cuppa…”

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Since the day the store opened we have the kettle on the go for, well anyone whom happens to visit the store.  It has become a thing we do, in fact to us it is more than that, it’s a sociable thing to do. It is also something that has come to define us. In addition ‘Cake Days’, are now firmly established, along with a tea or fresh made coffee. It has become the norm, if not more than that. A tradition. Customers have become running friends and now head to the store’s kitchen to make tea for all and … Continue reading

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Once upon a time….

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  Hello folks, Bit of history.  I thought I’d share with you, something from my interview here at Accelerate back in winter 2011.  Before my second interview I was asked if I’d write a few words to illustrate whatever ability I might have at ‘blogging’, something I’d never done before (didn’t even really know what a blog was exactly).  Fast forward to 2013 – and considering the material I’ve shared with you – the ‘lucky’ readers of Accelerate’s ‘Buzz’ section,  I took the opportunity to re-read the piece I’d brought back with me for my second grilling. They fell for … Continue reading

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A Simple Joy III… Three Steps Forward!

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It’s May 2011. The day following the Burbage Skyline. The last thing I remember is talking about the Lake District, strangely enough, with a chap I had never met before. He runs too, loves the trails and fells of the Lakes. “So what’s you favourite fell race th….” Then I am in a different room and I feel pressure around my right knee. Definitely going to go to sleep… but wasn’t I just talking to someone? Surreal, it wasn’t in this room.  Then as the cobwebs clear, I remember. My knee, operation number two.  I start to feel anxious, is it going … Continue reading

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A Simple Joy…

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There really is so much happening, I have little idea of where to start.  Whatever, is happening is always about a simple love of running, of trying to do the right thing and if I am honest trying to make sure that those two things remain, always. These two things apply to the fun side of life and also to a life in business.  Trying to maintain that balance of what you believe and strive for inevitable leads to a certain amount of something akin to, well, cynicism, perhaps. Yet, it also leads to something else. To do stuff, the simple things, to help … Continue reading

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The racing bug.

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  Is it me, or do you always get ill right before a big race?  I’ve lost count of the times I’ve trained without incident, only to find that in the two weeks ahead of something serious, I’ve a chest infection, head cold, or whatever little injury that threatens to ruin things completely.  I’ve bailed from ultras after sensing the life leaving me with each and every step.  Why?  WHY?! This Saturday 20th October is the Round Rotherham Ultra, and all year I’ve been counting down, running longer and longer runs, studying the route and recceing ahead of the big … Continue reading

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