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Race Report: Stanford Hall Half Marathon 2014

MCKEP’s resident Sicknote had a strange week by recent standards. After a pleasing effort at last weekend’s road relays, Simkiss was out of action by Tuesday with ankle trouble, once again waving the white flag. A few frantic phone calls by MCKEP backroom staff, one emergency physio appointment, and another therapeutic kitchen installation later and…

Liverpool Half Marathon 2014 - Striding Out Early On

Race Report: Liverpool Half Marathon 2014

McCarthy decided to return to racing following his car crash into Fatherhood with the low key Liverpool Half Marathon, attracting 10,000 people and the tactical genius starter that is Brendan Rogers (The Liverpool manager, whose head McCarthy was calling for soon into his tenure….) An absolute disaster of a morning before the race led to…

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Midland 12 Stage Road Relays

On high mileage legs (relatively speaking of course), MCKEP athletes weren’t sure what to expect at the Midlands Road Relays – Both athletes being selected for ‘Long’ Legs of marginally over 5mi, the pair would be relieved that 3mi pace wasn’t required, but mildly concerned about the battering that 5mi of hard ass running would…

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Operation Big Smoke: Week 10 Round-up

On the road, overground, wombling free, The Wombles of Cawston Grange; Elite are we, Making excuses when things don’t go right, Satirical blog posts and egotistical $hite… ‘Wombling’ was last week’s official MCKEP word of the week. McCarthy this week has been mostly getting ‘properly’ back on track with his downhill 24 miler and clocking…

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Battle of Naseby

McCarthy headed into this session knowing it was pointless, but with a real desire to run home from work. That proved to be too far, 31 miles, so 24 sounded like a nice number. McCarthy firmly believes an optimum marathon performance will come from over distance training runs, but given the project are settling for…

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Roddy to join the Elite?

Following his call up for the home countries to represent the Midlands, the inevitable rumours have already lit up the internet forums. ‘Will Roddy join MCKEP?’ MCKEP spokesperson, Milo Simkiss, issued the following press release; ‘I can confirm the executive committee have met to consider the potential recruitment of Paddy Roddy to the Elite Project,…