29/12/13 Godiva 5 – Tempo Run

Godiva 5 A last minute decision saw the project travel to Coventry in a bid to get a tempo run under the belt ahead of the County XC Champ’s next week. Seeing the usual faces at the startline and feeling the usual Christmas bulge in the vest, it was a wise decision. A target of…

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MCKEP Awards Night

Friday saw the first end of season awards bash for the McCarkiss Elite Project. The bash was held at five different pubs in the Kenilworth area, beginning at 3pm and ending at 8pm when the project moved onto the Kenilworth Runners Xmas party. With McCarthy planning to leave the evening early, the club passed a…

Simkiss crosses the line as the official timing clock reads 32:19

Stewards Enquiry For Simkiss?

McCarkiss Elite Project backroom staff are deliberating whether to launch a stewards enquiry regarding athlete Rich Simkiss’s official finish time at Telford 10k this weekend. A published time of 32:20 contradicts video evidence clearly showing Simkiss crossing the finish line in a time of 32:19.   STOP PRESS; News just in… Deliberations have concluded at…

Simkiss attacks the opening descent at Telford back in Jan 2011 on his way to a then PB of 32:41

Race Preview – Project Milford – Telford 10k

Less than an hour remains before D-Day of ‘Project Milford’ – which has MCKEPs biggest failure of a training programme to date. Early days of the project where blighted with zero motivation from the ‘near retirement’ McCarthy while Simkiss nailed early sessions in a manner which suggested he didn’t fulfil is potential at Leeds. As…