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Race Week Routine

Posted on by Harry Stevenson

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 to a race. How do you prepare for a Race? ‘If we use a Sunday race as an example the … Continue reading

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Dot Kesterton 2021 yearly round-up

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The ever-inspiring and amazing Team Accelerate runner Dot Kesterson has been busy racing, training and clocking up the miles throughout 2021. Enjoying running in her last year of the vet 65 age group, before a more focused training program for the 2022 season. Keep reading to find out how she got on in 2021, her thoughts throughout the year, as well as her plan moving forward and to up her game in 2022 when she will be in the V70 category. We can’t wait to see what 2022 brings for her. Go Dot!!!   Date Name Distance Time Position Comments … Continue reading

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The Brooks Launch, Updated and Improved

Posted on by Accelerate Running Store

The Brooks Launch 7 is a lightweight and responsive trainer from Brooks. It uses their BioMoGo DNA midsole for a well cushioned ride while still giving off the racing flat responsive feeling. For team Accelerate member Jason Ward it has been his go to shoe since it was first released in 2010. Since then he has had a least 2 or 3 pairs of every iteration all the way through to the current version. We caught up with him and he shared his reasons behind why it is one of his favorite shoes. Jason has represented Great Britain on multiple … 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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Going long at Ladybower

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Despite running for almost 15 years, it’s been over a decade since my last official marathon. Indeed, the 2018 Ladybower Trail Marathon was my first ever off-road attempt at this distance. A venture into the unknown. To attempt this at Ladybower reservoir was particularly special for me as I spent so much of my early years as an athlete running and cycling around its shores. It was made extra special by the beautiful summer weather we got to enjoy on race day. With not a breath of wind in the air, and the sun beating down, it was more akin … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Racing Shoes

Posted on by Run Stu

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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