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VJ XTRM 2, Tried, Tested and Reviewed

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The new VJ XTRM 2 sees some slight tweaks to an already great shoe which doesn’t mess with the winning formula. They still use the same butyl rubber lugs for incredible grip on anything. Harvey has been able to get out in a pair and shares his opinions on them. VJ has been leading the charge in the way of fell shoes for some time now. On any start line across the country, you are guaranteed to see someone wearing them. It’s a combination of their ability to grip to anything, and I mean anything, thanks to 6mm butyl rubber … Continue reading

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Carbon Racing Shoe, What’s your options

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If you have stepped onto the start line of a road race in the last few years you may have noticed the majority wearing brightly coloured, high stack height, cushioned shoes. This is the latest in a wave taking over the running world, Carbon fibre plated racing shoes. Gone are the days of lightweight minimal racing flats and in their place are highly cushioned, springy racers. Keep reading for a rundown and review of the different options available here at Accelerate. Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 The Softest Cushioning Specs Designed use: Road Racing from 5k – Marathon + distances Drop: … Continue reading

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Scott Supertrac 3: Tried, Tested and Abused

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Meet the new and improved, do it all, mountain shoe from Scott the Supertrac 3. Team Accelerate Athlete and all round shoe nerd Harvey has been busy putting them through their paces. Both the men’s and women’s are available in-store and online from Accelerate. The men’s are available here >> and the women’s here >>  Get to know the Supertrac 3 320g in men’s 8UK 290g in women’s 6UK 8mm drop 29mm in the heel 21mm in the forefoot 6mm deep lugs providing All Terrain Traction Let’s start with a few specs, the new Supertrac 3 comes in at 320g … Continue reading

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Saucony Endorphin Collection Try on Evening

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We are excited to bring you the Saucony Endorphin footwear collection try on evening. Put Wednesday 15th of September into your diary. We have teamed up with Saucony to bring all 3 Endorphin models, Shift, Speed and Pro for you to try and the chance to put them, through their paces. To top the evening off with some amazing raffle prizes. To book your place now follow the link Here >> We have 3 different run options available: The Endorphin Shift 5k led run, an easy paced 5 kilometre run starting and finishing at the Olympic Legacy Park with the … Continue reading

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Socially Distanced Shopping

A Personal Shopping Assistant.

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So, here we are talking about how we at Accelerate have taken to adapting our knowledge and experience into a personal shopping experience. Normally when coming into our store you would find yourself holding a cup of tea or coffee, or if you are like me and weird, a glass of water.  We would measure your feet, analysing your running to gain an understanding of the shoe you are after. All this and so much more in order to help find the shoe, best suited to you and your running. However, along with so many others, we have had to … Continue reading

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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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Scott Supertrac 2, Making the fast, faster!

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Accelerate-Scott Team member Harvey has been lucky enough to get his hands on a pair of the new Scott Supertrac 2’s and over the last month has been putting them through their paces. Keep reading to hear what he has to think about this iconic shoe from Scott. When I initially heard Scott were updating the Supertrac I was very skeptical as they have easily been my favorite trail and fell shoe for the whole of 2019. Whether it was racing or training, short or long it worked for it all. Thankfully Scott follows along the lines of if it … Continue reading

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Screw this!

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  Saucony have taken a bold step and released trail shoes which openly invite the user to customise them… By drilling holes in them, or screwing screws into the underside. And before you dismiss the idea, think about the possibilities. We all appreciate a good trail shoe.  Comfort over an outright fell shoe, but more responsive and protective than the softer road alternatives.  The studs you find on most trail shoes offer traction and if made of the correct rubber, a lot of grip as well.  But only to a point.  No one shoe will work on all surfaces.  In … Continue reading

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Polar Ignite Review – completely plagiarised by Houghboy

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In an unprecedented move, I’ve literally ripped off another review here, because I couldn’t say it any better. So courtesy of Mr. Duncan Bell via T3.com, here is a review of the all new Polar Ignite, a watch which has me excited, since it looks great, features colour touch screen and state of the art wrist based heart rate, but most importantly, might actually last for the time it takes me to complete an ultra distance event!  Oh and the price is what you’d expect from something ‘entry level’, which I assure you, this ain’t. If, like me, you fall … Continue reading

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Raidlight Responsive 10L vest: First Impression

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  There has been a long wait to try this vest.  It’s been on my radar for quite some time. I tested it when it was a prototype back in 2016. I liked it then. And I love it now. Stretch fit.  Adjustable via the micro adjust buckles and with pockets for anything you care to stuff inside them. Mega useful.  Really mega useful. Best of all,  it  S – T – R – E – T – C – H – E – S I’ve run in it a few times.  Between 3 and 20 miles, it never occurs … Continue reading

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