Dash for the finish line

Simkiss Second Again at Shakespeare Half Marathon

As McCarthy revelled in glory following his emphatic victory at the Warrington Parkrun, the foundations were laid for the MCKEP “Weekend of Winning” and the buck was passed to Simkiss to follow through with victory at Stratford-upon-Avon’s Shakespeare Half Marathon, the home town half of MCKEP’s Stafford born athlete. As is this case every year…

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Autumn Marathon Campaign: The Matrix

In one of the most high profile pieces of scientific research since the use of the Large Hadron Collider, the McCarkiss Elite Project are pleased to be able to announce their next project and more importantly how it was selected. Deep in mid January when it became clear Operation Big Smoke was quite literally going…

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VMLM 2014 After Party: The Video

Now that shit was out of the way it was time for the main event! McCarthy had calculated that a 12:39 finish would allow 58 minutes to get back to the hotel for the Liverpool v Man City game. Not for one second had the Transport Minister planned the 4 minute delay and an emergency…

McCarthy and Simkiss start the 2014 London Marathon just off the shoulder of Mo Farah

VMLM 2014: THE Race Report

Race morning arrived with the athletes waking @ 6:00 to the unmistakable tune of Ron Goodwin’s ‘The Trap’ (aka the London Marathon Theme Tune). This was it. This was what the athletes had been waiting for. This was their opportunity to put all that training to use, in a bid to womble around London in…

McCarkiss Inn proudly illuminated in MCKEP green.

VMLM 2014: Pre Race Buildup & Travel

After weeks, nay months of anticipation, the climax of Operation Big Smoke had arrived. After a somewhat dull visit to the VMLM Expo’ on Wednesday prior to the race for number collection, doping control, and PR Work the McCarkiss duo were busy packing suitcases of carbs ready for their big trip to the big city, and…

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VMLM 2014: In Focus

Following Ivor Sorbum’s expose’ on Simkiss yesterday, he caught up with McCarthy ahead of Sunday. McCarthy plans to run more slowly than his rivals for the first half of Sunday’s London Marathon in the hope of picking them off when they tire. While the Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie will take six elite athletes to the…