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
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
I have been lucky enough to get my hand on a pair of the Endorphin Pro’s. The latest entry from Saucony in the carbon shoe battle happening right now. If you head to any busy running area you are bound to see at least a couple of people wearing carbon plated shoes. Ever since the first few companies released carbon plated shoes and amassed a cult following, PB’s and world records started dropping like flies. Until now I haven’t had a pair, so when the Endorphins bounced through the door I was very interested to see if the hype they … Continue reading
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
The second half of the year always sees a number of new shoes and updates to existing models land on the shelves. As ever some are better than others and as is always the case, the proof is in the running. Last month saw the arrival of the Scott Kinabalu 2.0 RC and a real marmite shoe that has proven to be. A classic case of if the fit works then you will probably love the shoe and certainly the feedback from the Team Accelerate Scott runners proved something most of us now realise, you have gotta try the shoe … Continue reading
There has been plenty of new and updated Trail shoes this last year and thinning the list down to a handful of contenders has been tough enough. Sometimes trail footwear has to be so much more than just a shoe for the rough and ready, it also has to be robust and something that can be taken for short periods ‘off trail’. Some are designed for rocky conditions, others for muddy trails and others for longer runs so comfort becoming an increasingly important factor. The cross over in-fact could be deemed a mind field and time spent deciding on the … Continue reading
Is that they are somehwat misunderstood. Racing shoes, or racing flats, are often seen as a luxury purchase or reserved for only those at the front of the start of a race. Yet should they be? Are they so much different from a lightweight pair of training shoes? So what is a racing flat? When shoes weighed in at over 300gms a lightweight racer would be a good 100 grams lighter, which kinda made sense. Yet it is not so uncommon to have a high mileage training shoe coming in at 250 grams or lighter. Then there is the differnece … Continue reading
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