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Accelerate UK Ltd Testimonials

“Really great shop with amazing staff. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly, which makes shopping at Accelerate a pleasure. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

Posted: 02nd of November 2020

“Called in today to look at some trail shoes. Great advice and service from the staff. Left with some Innov8’s and took them straight out for a spin round Monsal. I’d forgotten how good an ‘actual’ shop can be when it’s done right. Thanks guys.”

Simon Rayner
Posted: 15th of July 2019

“Purchased a Ultimate Hydration Reservoir over the phone and also enquired about various ccalf compression sleeves. I must say I was quite impressed by the consultative nature of their sales process, not pushy at all and took the time to listen to my needs rather than push something I might not have needed. We need more running shops like this one!!”

Chris Whawell
Posted: 22nd of May 2019

“i bought 3 pair of Injinji Run socks, since i am based in Nagaland, the socks did not reach, on emailing accelerateuk , no question asked and at own cost sent a second lot , which arrived safe and sounds, couldt wait to try them on , they are good and very happy to shop with accelerateuk, very good service and thanks to debs for her help. i will shop more soon.”

Posted: 10th of October 2018

“Called into your store looking for a pair of fell trainers and I’m grateful for the excellent advice & service. I ended up purchasing a pair of Walsh trainers, old school shoes and old school service, well done Accelerate I will be back “

Posted: 27th of April 2018

“Popped into the shop looking for a jacket, I got great advice and honest opinion before buying. Thanks for the help. Definitely recommend a visit. Thanks again.”

Mick Archer
Posted: 13th of December 2017

“Wanted to say a big thanks to the staff who were helpful and honest. The advice I was given ensured I made the right choice. Many thanks to all concerned.”

Posted: 03rd of November 2017

“Terrific service: initial contact was very friendly and helpful, and it was good to ask a runner who uses the product I wanted; the size of Race VestPack I ordered was a bit snug, and I was able to return it to exchange for the larger size. Posted Monday afternoon, replacement received first thing Wednesday morning. Well done! Thanks Debbie.”

John Scrivens
Posted: 03rd of August 2017

“I bought new running shoes, hydration belt and socks yesterday. I tested all my new purchases out today and felt like a professional runner in all my new gear. The shoes were great, really comfortable and exactly what I needed. Thank you for your advice and excellent customer service. Love that you present several different trainers to have a try on. Although I settled for the first pair I was satisfied that the other two options were not appropriate for me. A great shop. Definitely recommend to others. “

Angela Green
Posted: 25th of July 2017

“I went to the Sheffield shop on the 2nd of Feb 2017 for some new running shoes. Chris was kind enough to attend to me and after some excellent advice, a spell on the treadmill and a bit of running up and down in the shop I settled for the Saucony Peregrine 6 trail. Well Chris you were spot on, I have tested them on trail and on the road and I can happily say I am delighted. Well done :-)”

Ricky Green
Posted: 09th of February 2017

“Just found my go to store for running shoes.
Dropped in this afternoon for some trainers and was impressed with the friendly service and extensive choice.
Will definitely be back next time I pick my daughter up from uni.”

Phil Seager
Posted: 17th of December 2016

“I purchased a new pair of shoes on 3rd November, with the very grateful assistance from Chris. He was very attentive and interested. I was sold a pair of secret weapons that Chris brought out. I was suffering a niggling injury and the advice I received was spot on. Chris I did the Leeds Abbey Dash no problems at all. Very comfortable shoes. I know I did everything wrong but as I said as I left I can be a bit crazy. I will certainly be recommending this store to everyone. If the other staff are as attentive as Chris you cannot go wrong. Thanks a lot. “

Simon Kitchen
Posted: 06th of November 2016

“Just want to thank Deb’s very very much for my fabulous shoes. They’ve been magic! I have zero foot or leg pain and I can run consecutive days no problem. The only thing that slows me down now are my lungs haha. Was worried about the cost of them at first but after only three weeks I think they’ve paid for themselves. Thank you again!”

Karen gardner
Posted: 06th of July 2015

“I visited last week, I’m not a runner as such (but do run for fitness for my sport). The staff were great, very friendly and extremely helpful. They helped me find a pair of trainers that would reduce the stress placed on my back and taught me how to improve my running technique. Very impressed, would definitely re-visit and recommend. “

Posted: 12th of May 2015

“A big thank you for assisting me in choosing the Mizuno Wave Rider 18s,they have been perfect for me,enabling me to run the Lincoln 10k in a respectable (for me) 65 mins,with no problems from my calves,which I was experiencing with my old shoes,thank you also for recommending the new stretch to try,nothing is too much trouble for the people there.Excellent service,will use the shop again.”

Posted: 24th of March 2015

“Just a BIG thank you to Colin for sorting out my running ‘style’! The difference is incredible (esp running on my feet not hands hehe) amazingly the new style has taken 30 seconds per mile off my average! It’s awesome to feel the difference and not be injured all the time. Thank you thank you thank you!
Also, the staff in the shop are fabulous and so so friendly, I’ll defo be shopping there for my gear.
Thanks again to all.
Pippa “

Posted: 08th of July 2014

“I want to say a big thank you to Accelerate for the excellent on-line service I received when ordering a new pair of Altra The One Zero Drop running shoes last week. This was my first order from Accelerate and I have been delighted by the very quick service. I won’t hesitate to use Accelerate again or recommend you to my friends.”

Colin Hurst
Posted: 28th of May 2014

“Great service from here. I were recommended by a friend and since then most of the family and other friends now go there. Its not a shop you spend 10 minutes in, take your time! “

simon collins
Posted: 19th of November 2012

“Excellent service, staff spent a lot of time ensuring I bought the best shoe for my gait, foot shape and running style. I wont buy my shoes from anywhere else ever again !”

Peter Cologne
Posted: 30th of July 2012

“Took the time and effort to find the right shoes for me. Nothing too much trouble and even did a bit of impromptu physio on me recommending a new stretch to try. Top shop with friendly, knowledgable staff and a good range. I’ll be going back.”

Matt Glossop
Posted: 08th of July 2012

“Took the time and effort to find the right shoes for me. Nothing too much trouble and even did a bit of impromptu physio on me recommending a new stretch to try. Top shop with friendly, knowledgable staff and a good range. I’ll be going back.”

Matt Glossop
Posted: 08th of July 2012

“Really helpful advice and a great store, if only it was closer to home ! Two pairs of Roclite 285s are still thoroughly enjoying the Hong Kong hills.”

Mark Lomas
Posted: 08th of June 2012

“This is simply the best running store I’ve ever used, I can’t believe my luck that they’re based in my home town of Sheffield. Excellent and impartial advice with a warm welcome, a cup of tea (and sometimes cake). I would not trust anybody else to sell me running shoes”

Simon Lewis
Posted: 13th of April 2012

“Just returned from making our first purchase at your store. Served by Steve who was knowledgable, likeable and helpful. My son has come away with shoes that in his words,
‘feel like I am running barefoot on sand’ Wonderful experience, would recommend you to anyone looking for similar purchases.”

Deborah Ducey
Posted: 04th of April 2012

Accelerate UK: The area's largest Running Store for road, trails, mountain and fell. From parkrun's through to ultra marathons. A wide range of shoes and running items that is backed up by a knowledgeable and experienced running staff. At Accelerate we love our running, and we believe it shoe. Come and say Hi, "The kettle is on"