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
Dig Deep. Yep, that pretty much sums it up. What is doesn’t say though is “yeeeees! I did it!” I’ve not had what you’d call an ideal build up, what with spraining my right ankle in March and then a stress fracture in the left ankle early June. I’m not going to lie, I was a little anxious. July onwards I’d resisted the urge to wrap myself in cotton wool AND bubble wrap and got out on the hills training. Sometimes, the mental battle was every bit as hard as the physical one. Those inner voices of “you’re not fit … Continue reading
Year on year I have hosted a recce of The Ladybower 50 Ultra Series. It has always been a fun little run, but this year life has conspired to keep us all very busy at Accelerate and there simply isn’t time. So, not to be out-done, I’ve elected to provide you with a ‘virtual recce’ of sorts. A little guide to the event, the course and a few hints at tackling this event with confidence. Ladybower 50 is a number of things. It’s a picturesque event in the Peak District, right outside Sheffield and based around the Derwent Valley – … Continue reading
‘The Basics’ – a regular look at the simple elements which make running gear useful to the runner. Explanations for those who don’t yet know, along with some facts to cut through the marketing nonsense out there, of which there is plenty! Part one was Midsoles Part two was Outsoles This one’s quick, but very important. In a nutshell: Hydration is the process of consuming and storing water. It is vital for the efficient running of all our bodily functions and maintaining a healthy/safe temperature. Drinking water is good for you, especially when exercising. Very especially on hot days, … Continue reading
Coming up in the Gritstone Series next week, Wednesday 26th June, 7:30pm – is the Hope Fell Race. AKA ‘Hope Wakes Fell Race’ because it traditionally takes place within the ‘Hope Wakes’ festival. What’s that? Well, According to their official Facebook page: “Hope Wakes week is filled with fun, sports activities and events ending with a carnival day not to be missed. Lots of fun for all! June 24th – July 2nd”. Festival details here So fell racing…. Hope Fell Race in a nutshell: Date & time: Wed 27th Jun 2018 at 19:30 Country: England Region: Peak District Category: … Continue reading
Today, Saturday 18 May, was a pretty epic day all in all. Just 7 weeks ago, I sprained my ankle. It looked like an elephant club foot, so attractive! Having to pull out of the four inns ultra was crap. Facing weeks without being able to run wasn’t any better. Those of you who know me well will be well aware I’m determined and ‘strong willed’ (polite way of saying stubborn). I’ve used this as a positive over the last few weeks, with the hathersage hurtle as my immediate goal for rehab and oh my God, have I worked hard … Continue reading
Out on my long run yesterday, I found myself reflecting. This time last year it looked like running distances over half marathons runs were no longer an option, but after a month or two of drastically reduced mileage, I was still in pain with my back, and miserable too. Sack this! Yoga, strength work and really steady mileage and endurance build – either that or go mad! It paid off and in the end 2018 was actually pretty ace. I achieved 3rd place female at the LadyBower Trail Marathon in June, entering trail races ‘for fun’ and really enjoying them … Continue reading
So, I’m an experienced runner. I’ve been running for about 10 years now, and with 5 marathons under my belt, I should be pretty confident. Should! My running was initially road, hardcore training watching pace per mile and pounding the streets. Then I think I just got bored chasing the seconds and wanted a new challenge…along came trail running. Without doubt the new love of my life where running is about fresh air and freedom. Sunday 28th October (as I write this, yesterday) was a whole new thing for me. I ran the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Grin n Bear It … Continue reading
Dot Kesterton is no stranger to BUZZ, with plenty of experience, teaching runners half her age how it’s done! Running for #TeamAccelerate, as well as Sheffield’s Steel City Striders & her local ladies club ‘Smiley Paces’ – she competes within the V60 category (outdoing many in the V50 & V40) and runs like she means it.
Dot Kesterton is no stranger to BUZZ, with plenty of experience, teaching runners half her age how it’s done! Running for #TeamAccelerate, as well as Sheffield’s Steel City Striders & her local ladies club ‘Smiley Paces’ – she competes within the V60 category (outdoing many in the V50 & V40) and runs like she means it. For her latest adventure, Dot has pulled out all the stops. Click the picture below to read about her amazing time racing at the SIERRE-ZINAL MOUNTAIN RACE in SWITZERLAND. Click the image to read the full story on … Continue reading
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