McCarkiss boys pose in front of the Brandenburg Gate

Berlin Marathon 2016: The Report

And so only 7 months on from the race, with all but the faintest of details remembered, we’re able to publish the McCarkiss Endurance Project Berlin Marathon 2016 Race Report. We make no apology for it’s delay – in truth nobody could be arsed to write it, and given Simkiss’ result, he didn’t have a…

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Ashby 20 – Team Race Report

After a recent spell of cold weather, an intrepid team (yes team) of McCarkiss runners set out to race the Ashby 20, a highly rated event around the picturesque Leicestershire countryside. The sun was (slightly) out, and a bit of a breeze blowing, but otherwise ideal conditions for the undulating/ hilly course (according to elevation…

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McCarkiss Coffee-time Catchup…

Weeks have passed with nobody daring to follow Pearce’s great literary works recounting The Ballad of Reading Fail, alas Simkiss can only go so long without blowing smoke up his own arse, and insisted something was written about him the club’s recent endeavours. McCarkiss were able to field a full team of good strength at the…

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The Ballad of Reading Fail

For the many fans of Oscar Wilde’s poetry among the members of MKEP, the title of this blog will be the highlight of this contribution[1]. In short, realizing I am able to reference Reading’s most famous inmate was a silver lining to a debacle of a race weekend. (As a rare aside to my blog…

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Tempo Events Winter Series: Race 3

Almost two weeks have passed since Simkiss fell victim (again) to an in-form Rich Shephard at the third of the Tempo Events Winter Series. Following and indulgent festive buildup, Simkiss had at least remained undefeated in eating if nothing else, lining up on the start line like a brandy soaked Christmas pudding. Anti-clockwise around the…

Up, down, up, up, up, down, DOWN, AAAAARGH!!!

Simkiss Wobble & Tempo Events Winter Series: Race 2

Simkiss’sesess’ ‘athletic career’ has been called into doubt following another low mileage week and extended periods of grumpiness, excessive eating, lack of desire and endless moaning. “It’s like McCarthy never left…” said MCKEP counsellor, after multiple sessions with the former number 1 McCarkiss athlete. Despite attempts to stay true to the McCarkiss motto of “Run…