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England Vs Wales Masters 10KM, by Dot Kesterton

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Team Accelerate Runner and local legend Dot Kesterton took to the streets of Chester to defend her Vet 70 master title over the 10km distance. Spoiler alert, it went rather well! To run for Great Britain as a Master (over 35 years old) you choose your event/s, enter, buy the kit and turn up on the start line. To run for England as a Master you have to run a qualifying race and reach a qualifying time. I don’t quite …

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The Scott Supertrac Amphib, Tried Tested and Reviewed

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Team Accelerate and Scott Supported athlete Harvey has been busy putting the new Scott Supertrac Amphib to the test. Anyone who has seen me run or race off-road in the last few years will have likely seen the Scott Supertrac RC on my feet. So when Scott started developing the Amphib, a shoe designed around the Supertrac but with a lighter and faster draining upper, I was sent a prototype pair in the post and I was pretty excited (massive …

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The Mizuno Wave Rebellion Range – The Flash Reviewed

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The new Rebellion range from Mizuno has been designed to give you 3 different options of faster training shoes through to carbon-plated racing shoes. While Mizuno may be slightly later to the game, they have certainly done the research and made some seriously quick and comfy shoes. Would you expect any less from the first brand to have an R and D lab and who have been putting plates into shoes for the last 25+ years? This review is looking …

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The Mizuno Wave Rebellion Range – The Pro Reviewed

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The new Rebellion range from Mizuno has been designed to give you 3 different options of faster training shoes through to carbon plated racing shoes. While Mizuno may be slightly later to the game, they have certainly done the research and made some seriously quick and comfy shoes. Would you expect any less from the first brand to have an R and D lab and who have been putting plates into shoes for the last 25+ years? By this point, …

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Mizuno Running: The Quietly Understated Brand

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Mizuno Running, the quietly understated brand, goes about its business, well, quietly.  Few may realise how big Mizuno is, even how many sports they are involved in and the respect they garner from those that know. A Brief History… Formed in Osaka, Japan in 1906 by the brothers Rihachi and Rizo.  Life began as a retail store “Mizuno Brothers Ltd” before manufacturing began.  Of all things, Baseball clothing that was easy to move in. The history of Mizuno is exactly …

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Tried, Tested & Abused: Altra Lone Peak 7

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It’s not very often that I get to write a review. Coming across any type of shoe in a size 14 can be hard work. When it came to getting my hands on a pair of the new Altra Lone Peak 7, I was excited for a new experience on the trails. Specs Trail running 0mm Drop 25mm stack height 314g in men’s 8UK 262g in women’s 6UK Straight out of the box Wow, just look at the size of …

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Dot Kesterton 2022: Yearly Round-Up

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Team Accelerate Athlete Dot Kesterton has had a rollercoaster of a 2022 with plenty of ups and downs throughout the year. Keep reading to find out how she got on and what challenges she’s faced throughout the year. Climber Karen Darke, lying on her back in hospital having broken her back in a climbing accident, watched the 2008 Olympics on TV, saw the recumbent cycling and decided she would give it a go. she opened a blank page on the …

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A guide to running in the snowy conditions

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The temperature is close to freezing at best and there’s fresh snow. That’s it then, you can’t go out for a run……..or can you?   The reality is – yes you can. You just have to think a little more about what you’re going to do, where you run and for how long. Safety is a very important consideration, whether avoiding slips on the pavement, or climbing a trail onto an ice field. They may seem like extreme ends of …

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Scott Ultra Carbon RC, Tried, Tested and Abused

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It’s happened, carbon plates have finally made their way into trail running shoes. The idea does not completely convince me. However, these shoes are doing a very good job of changing my mind. Scott has saved no expense on them, packed them full of their latest tech, and used the innovation they have become famous for. Trail running and racing shoe 5mm drop 25mm in the heel 20mm in the forefoot 300 grams in my size 8UK Straight out of …

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Team Accelerate Create A Heatwave in the Cold North

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The first weekend in November some of Team Accelerate headed north to race in the Wooler Trail Half Marathon. The latest addition to the team Paddy sums up the weekend. I don’t need much persuading to travel to new places, so when a trip to Wooler Trail Half Marathon was suggested, I immediately put my hand up. Five months later, I’m on my way to the far North East of England with Team Accelerate, racing in Scott kit for the …

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Tried, Tested and Abused, the On Cloudgo

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Team Accelerate’s resident marathoner Andy Shelton has had the chance to test out the newest in the On Running lineup, the Cloudgo. Andy admits to being a big On fan and has had “possibly every running shoe they have released since the brand started.” Keep reading to hear his thoughts on their latest creation and if its a thumbs up from him. The On brand has continued to grow and develop its range of running, hiking, and lifestyle shoes over …

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Scott Pursuit, Tried, Tested and Abused

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My name is Will and I have been running with the Accelerate team for around 4 years now. I enjoy all types of running but am currently studying in Manchester, so do a lot of my training on tarmac and in parks and will be reviewing the Scott Pursuit. Keep on reading to find out my thoughts! Straight out of the box Straight out of the box the shoes felt plush and cushioned. The soft tongue and laces made it …

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