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Dot Kesterton Race Report from the Rotherham 10K

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Team Accelerate runner and Steel City Strider Dot Kesterton took to the roads of Rotherham this weekend competing in the Rotherham 10k supported by the Accelerate Running Store and Scott Sports. A challenging course full of twists, turns and hills, this didn’t slow Dot one bit. Keep reading to hear how she got on. Sunday 15th May 2022. An invitation from Accelerate Store in Attercliffe to run a road 10K they were sponsoring in Rotherham dropped into my inbox a few weeks ago. Well, why not, I thought. Nice to be asked. Still a bit dizzy from last weekend’s Lakelands … Continue reading

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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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Treadmills, the Saviour of Winter Training.

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Love them or hate them, come the cold mornings and long and dark nights of winter they can be incredible in keeping your running mojo going. As the age-old saying goes, winter miles = summer smiles. Here at Accelerate, we are lucky enough to work with Noble Pro and have both the Elite 8.0 and Elite E8I, If you are looking into getting a treadmill this winter pop down to the store where you can try both out! We have put together a top 5 list of the best reasons to hop on a treadmill this winter. Running in the … 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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Winter Running Essentials

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Winter. Love it or loath it living in the UK its something we can’t get around. When you combine that with heading into the hills. What to carry in your pack can be life saving. Now this list is personal and will vary depending on where about you are running. For instance, nipping up and down the canal toe past you might need to take less vs heading up a snow-capped peak you might pack more. This is simply a guide to work from. Waterproofs, both Jacket and Trousers with taped seams An extra base layer, Merino is great as … 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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Scott Cruise, tried and tested

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Accelerate Scott Team member Harvey was lucky enough to get his hands on a new pair of the Scott Running Cruise. The newest member in Scotts range. Read on to hear all his thoughts on them. The Cruise is the latest addition to Scott’s road running line up. Using their latest Kinetic midsole, a single layered engineered mesh upper and their eRide technology which rolls you forward with every stride. It has resulted in an interesting shoe to run in… First Impressions So this is a strange one. Straight out the box they comfy and feel nice to walk around … Continue reading

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