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10k Training – Week 4, Session 3

Northampton Parkrun Session three of the week saw the project attempt Northampton Parkrun in the hope of a fast flat course and two 16 minute 5k’s. Simkiss duly delivered with a strong and well paced run producing a time of 15:56, McCarthy struggled to a disappointing and demoralising 16:30 – clocking a third mile slower…

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The MMRR

Welcome to a new feature called ‘The MMRR’, not to be confused with the vaccine made famous by the fraudulent science paper in the late 90’s, with an additional ‘R’. This feature will instead review a range of recovery drinks that McCarthy will be consuming mainly in the middle of the week, Friday probably. We…

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10k Training – Week 4, Session 1

 10 x 1k (3:15)  off 90sec Arriving at the home of the most inhospitable athletics club in Rugby and Northampton we were welcomed by a padlocked track and a brisk wind down the back straight. After  McCarthy had spent twenty minutes wandering the perimeter looking for a way to break in, Simkiss saw a temporary fence…

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Week 4 – 10k training (Preview)

With week 3 Training having been covered by Simkiss’ report on his Majorcan Training Camp, and the weekends races being covered in individual reports, we fast forward now to Week 4 of the MCKEP 10k training towards Leeds Abbey Dash – and halfway through week 4 at that!   After a tough weekend of races,…

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13/10/13 Welcombe Wobbler

The Wobbler is a (vaguely near) 10k Multi terrain race, based in the Welcombe Hills of Stratford-upon-Avon, a stones throw away from where MCKEP member Rich Simkiss grew up, and in fact the very site where Simkiss won his first trophy in a running event – the ‘Clopton Run’ as a cub-scout back in 1992…

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13/10/13 Wirral Half Marathon

Wirral Half Marathon – 13/10/13 This was always an odd one for McCarthy, no real target, no specific HM training under the belt, no idea of the field or the course etc. Not to mention it was the day after his 19:16 at the national road relays in Birmingham on leg one, that left the…