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Last Updated 15th July 2021

Over the past 18 months, we have all had clear guidelines of what to do during the pandemic; both personally and as a business. As of Monday 19th July- the guidelines are gone, replaced with recommendations and expectations. At the current time everyone is at a different place with what they are comfortable with, making it very difficult to know what the best plan is going forward. After much debate and discussion, we are asking our customers to please continue wearing a facemask while in Accelerate and Accelerate Performance Centre. Staff members will also continue to wear masks. We have some staff who have only had a single vaccine and as fellow runners you can hopefully understand we want to minimise the risk. We hope everyone will respect this. We are going to continue with our appointment system as we feel this is working well and limiting anyone having to wait due to the shop being at full capacity. 
We will be reviewing this policy on a weekly basis, if you have any queries or questions please do get in touch at [email protected] or 0114 242 2569.

Our opening times:

Monday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:   10:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed - Gone Running!!


We have published our full 'Covid-19 Health Policy' inline with those guidelines, with social distancing being key in all that we do.

The guidelines include the following:

  • Face masks must be worn whilst in the store.
  • You will be asked to sanitise your hands upon arrival.
  • Only four customers in the store at anyone time.
  • You will need to bring a clean and fresh pair of socks to try on any shoes - your socks should cover your ankle. Alternatively, select and purchase a new pair of socks and use these before trying on shoes
  • All shoes that have been tried on will be sprayed with an appropriate disinfectant
  • Refunds can only take place after the 72 hours quarantine period on all goods returned as we can not touch them.  Instore we will have a box available that we can seal for this purpose.

Before booking your appointment please read through the whole of this page and our Covid-19 Store Operating Policy which can be found here

To book an appointment to visit the store click here

Topsy turvy times, needs must. I suspect we will all be very very glad when this is all over and thanks for your understanding.
Everyday be nice to someone and to keep on smiling and waving as you run by. We all need a little cheer.
Thanks folks it is very much appreciated...

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Telephone Advice.
The store will operate based on the times given above and we will be available for continued telephone advice.  Just call and we can chat through the best options and ways we can help you, especially with shoe selection.

Mail Order Advice Hotline

Unprecedented times... yet we are gonna keep on smiling!!
The points below are here to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and we are following government guidelines to the very best of our abilities. Everyone's safety is important at this time. So let's all be sensible and then a little bit more - remember it's only one run a day!! So enjoy.

Please read the full details here >> or call 0114 242 2569


Accelerate Lifestyle Limited

Accelerate UK: Sheffield and the Peak's Largest dedicated Running Store Road Running, Fell and Trail, along with Adventure Racing are all covered in store. A wide choice of product is backed up with an unprecedented level of experience and running knowledge. At Accelerate we love our running, we would suggest it shows.