Summer 6 News Update: “Confusion over directions cost MCKEP athletes the race”

Following the release of official race photos, courtesy of yourraceday.co.uk – rumours emerge that the pair of MCKEP athletes “would’ve undoubtedly won if it weren’t for their navigational skills”. Despite clear instruction from the marshals – photos clearly show them struggling to read McCarthy’s pocket map taken from “A Guide to Beautiful Low-Key Races: Midlands…

WRRL: Stratford Summer 6

Race four of the Warwickshire Road Race League took place amidst dismal conditions in the village of Wilmcote. A Saturday evening start ensured people with any hint of a social life would not be in attendance, so McCarthy and Simkiss were there with bells on, heading up the challenge from Kenilworth. So it is that…

EMGP Race 7: Weedon 10k – Why bother?

After inexplicably abandoning the project this weekend in favour of gallivanting around Princess Anne’s back garden on a Mountain Bike as part of a 24hr relay, Simkiss went into the 7th race of the EMGP series sleep deprived, exhausted, and with a very sore arse. Keen to not be outdone by McCarthy in his attempts…

McCarthy odds lengthen for ‘Runner of the Month’ award

Following his third race in a week, an average 16:12 5k to WIN the Warrington Parkrun following two 4th place finishes earlier this week, McCarthy is looking in a less favourable position to win the June ‘runner of the month’ prize. McCarthy is forever the bridesmaid in this much coveted club award which is given to the athlete who…

EMGP Race 5: Banbury 5 – The Record Attempt

The event of the calendar thus far, the Banbury 5 – such hype surrounded this event that it may be shortlisted as a 2015 Diamond League Athletics Fixture. Talk of Simkiss’ non-attempt at the Kenilworth Runners 5 mile Club Record had bounced around the boundaries of Warwickshire, spilling into Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. Trending on twitter…

Simkiss outburst on eve of record attempt

Self timed at 26:18 – an equal time to Blisworth, despite a tougher course, PeterPower odds are looking favourable for this weeks visit to the Banbury 5. The gauntlet has been laid down for Simkiss to make an assault on the Club Record. Simkiss refuses to comment on any record attempt, knowing full well that any traceable discussion of…

WRRL: Two Castles Race Report

This one starts in a village hall in Dunchurch at 1300, the day before the race. We are in the midst of 4 screaming 4 month old babies, 2 hours into a ‘renuion’ and as the new parents begin to depart someone mentions going over the road ‘for one’. Five hours later and the Two…

Two Castles: Preview

    With the Two Castles 10k only days away, the runners and riders (there are no riders) are listed on PeterPower.com/savethetrees so we thought we would have a look at who he is backing. The Two Castles is renowned as one of the most pretentious middle class races in the Country, setting off from…

EMGP Race 4: Corby 5 – More F#ckin’ hills!

After a week without an East Midlands Grand Prix race, the Corby 5, a 5 miler, near Corby (Northamptonshire) was eagerly awaited by Simkiss; less so by McCarthy who’d completed the race last year and was still suffering with the emotional distress of the final hill. The race is openly advertised as a being Hilly,…