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The ‘Pete on a hill’ Competition

In celebration of MCKEP hill coach, Pete, representing Warwickshire at the Inter County Fell Champs (yes…they do exist) we are launching our ‘Pete on a hill’ Competition. The next 4 weeks are sure to see some intense voting and we are pleased to reveal our top 10 pictures of ‘Pete on a hill’ for you…

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Odds slashed ahead of Banbury 5

Local Kenilwiorth bookmaker Peter ‘Paddy’ Power has slashed the odds on the Kenilworth 5 mile record being broken at the upcoming Banbury 5 mile road race.   The local bookie, renowned for donating all his profit to peace keeping efforts in the middle east and his foundation that carries out research into trying to genetically…

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EMGP Race 3: Blisworth Friday 5

Whilst McCarthy was busy on duties relating to his role as Britains Greatest Athlete following his heroic third place run at the Chester Half, Simkiss headed Northampton-wards to take part in the next race in the East Midlands Grand Prix. With a favourable looking course profile, the five miler based from the pleasant village of…

7am Start for the Men's Team at Stratford-upon-Avon's 'American Fountain'

Hilly100 – Leg 4: The Third Rising

The Cotswold Hilly Hundred Relay, organised by Stratford AC, is (would you believe it) a race of approx. 100mi, Starting in Stratford, and venturing down and through the Cotswolds and back over (very) Hilly terrain, in a relay format of 10 legs. In the absence of McCarthy – Simkiss was the sole MCKEP representative left…

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Chester Half Marathon 2014: Race Report

Opting to pass on a guaranteed winners medal at the Hilly 100, McCarthy chose to go to Chester in his home county of Cheshire for the prestigious Cheshire County Capital City half marathon. The race was a chance to finally close out his up an down winter season with a half marathon PB attempt, having dropped…

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EMGP Race 2: Rugby 6 Race Report

Race two of the EMGP Series saw the gypsy like movement of average local runners move onto St Andrews Rugby Club, Rugby. Following on from Silverstone last week the Kenilworth foursome of Siggers, Simkiss, McCarthy and Derby were in attendance along with Harvey Speed, Craig Palmer and local hero Hywel Towel. Who of this group…

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McCarkiss Elite invited to BMC 10,000

We can confirm that the McCarkiss Elite Project have been invited to compete at the inaugural BMC Track 10k Festival to be held at the famously fast Longford Park track in Manchester. McCarthy was quoted as saying, ‘This will be the most prestigious event we have ever been involved in, the British Milers’ Club is…

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Stop Eating Sh#t!

Public service announcement – This is not intended in jest and constitutes sound advice* based the personal opinion of MCKEP athlete Richard Simkiss. Simkiss writes: Stop eating shit. If you want to be a healthier person, If you want to perhaps shift a bit of weight and/or improve your body composition, If you want to…

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Race Report: Silverstone 10k

The EMGP series is finally underway and up first was the Silverstone 10k. 2013 saw Siggers and McCarthy battle it out for the series, McCarthy finally losing out to Savery of Leamington by one point. This year the focus was on the team ranking and with Simkiss joining the EMGP regular pairing there was one…