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Race Week Routine

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With the racing season only being around the corner, some of you maybe be wondering, how do you prepare for races? What do you eat? How hard do you train? How often do you train? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Team Accelerate athlete and Scott Supported runner Harvey gives you a little run down on his race day routine. Well, race week routine as he talks through what he eats and how he trains on the build up …

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Experiencing Running Past 50

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Running Past 50 is fast approaching it’s 4th birthday. It has gone from strength to strength, not just with numbers attending either.  During the recent lockdowns the regulars stayed in touch with each other and even began to meet for a regular runs together.  Friendships have been forged and a real sense of community prevails. The regular Friday morning session takes place at the Olympic Legacy Park, 10:30am and is led by Accelerate Community Coaches Sarah and Simon. We caught …

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Testing 1-2-3

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The Big Running Weekend is only around the corner. We have loads of different activities for all abilities across the entire weekend where you can come to as many sessions as you like. Not only do we have all of these fun activities, there will be a whole range of different test shoes that you can try on at the different sessions which you can find out by reading below. Test shoes available Trail shoes Saucony Peregrine 12  The Saucony …

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Coaching Running Past 50

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Meet Sarah and Simon. They have been part of the Accelerate Community for many years now. Both started by attending Accelerate’s Woodrun group, which then developed into both of them completing the Leadership in Running Fitness Course (LiRF). This then lead them into leading their own group on a Friday morning. We’ve asked Sarah and Simon a few questions about their coaching Journey, so carry on reading to find out how they got involved. How did you get involved with …

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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 …

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Dot Kesterton 2021 yearly round-up

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Team Accelerate runner Dot Kesterson has been busy racing and training throughout 2021. Keep reading to find out how she got on and plans to move forward and up her game for 2022. Date Name Distance Time Position Comments 23.06.21 Rother Valley relays 5K 23.20mins 1st F50 team 93.86% AG 26.06.21 Round Sheffield Run 23.6K 01.48.11 F50 24.07.21 BMAF North T&F 1500m 06.31.17mins 12th of 12 1st F65 of 1 93.24%AG 08.08.21 NMAC Preston Road race 5 miles 38.06mins 2nd …

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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 …

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Shoe Testing 1-2-3. An Evening for All to Try True Motion Running Shoes

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Many a time a delivery arrives at Accelerate. We often have to order well in advance, six months or more, so opening a box can be ‘just like Christmas’.  Fairly exciting. When it’s a new shoe the excitement definitely rises, as shoes are tried on and we jump onto the treadmill to find out ‘How they feel and run’. Comparing notes and thoughts, working out who they might suit and so on. It’s fun.  Even better when they go onto …

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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 …

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Autumn Running

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Accelerate Performance Centre’s Kate Southall shares her top tips for running as the seasons start to change. We’ve all noticed the days getting shorter since the equinox. Today sunrise was at 0750 and sunset will be at 1751. Be sure to stay visible, wear your head torch and follow the Highway Code if you’re running around traffic. There’s always a temptation to stay in shorts and vest as long as possible but make sure you have your windproof at least. …

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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 …

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The Scott Supertrac RC 2, Blue and Bold!

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Heading into the spring of 2021 Scott has again updated their iconic sky running shoe. This time, however, it is just a colour change. As well as the standout Black and Yellow they have added Black and Blue for men and Black and Red for Women. Review from the 20th of June 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 …

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